My Valentine’s Day Wish List

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.

As thoughtful as the manfriend is, he isn’t always the best at picking out gifts for me. He nails it with roses, champagne, and dinner. And you can’t really go wrong with jewelry.

But, this year I’ve come up with a Valentine’s Day wish list of things that I would not hate him one little bit for getting me.

  1. Allbird Women’s Wool Runners | From what I’ve heard they are the softest, most comfortable sneakers ever. I don’t own a ton of sneakers, but these I want.
  2. ILY Couture Jamie Sunglasses | I never did get the Prada sunglasses I’d been pining over. Well these are basically the same thing and don’t cost a ton. So much so, that I may have ordered myself a pair and picked up an extra to giveaway a little later this month!
  3. Sugarfina Sugar Lips | I don’t really like chocolate, but gummy candies are totally my jam.
  4. Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Camera | Confession: I have two Instax cameras already. One I got because I couldn’t find the first one. But, this one make my heart sing and I would gladly upgrade.
  5. Gold-Tone Chain-Link Camera Strap | What is a camera without a strap? Even if I didn’t get the Michael Kors x Fujifilm camera, if I could use the strap on one of my other Instax cameras, I’d be one happy girl.
  6. Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Watch | I already have this watch, but I wear it all the time and wouldn’t object to getting a second or a different color band.
  7. Mark and Graham Daily Leather Tote | A nice everyday tote that zips is something I’ve been wanting. If it comes monogrammed, even better.
  8. ILY Couture Kiss Kiss Embroidered Tee| Festive graphic tees are a thing that get me almost every single time.
  9. Mark and Graham Concourse Checked Spinner | After my recent trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit, I became painfully aware that I need to invest in new, quality luggage. Did I mention that it’s even better if it comes monogrammed?
  10. Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring | For those of you that don’t know the manfriend and I have been together for almost 9 years. Of those nine, we’ve been engaged for 8. I don’t wear a ring, and we don’t have any plans to get hitched any time soon. I don’t need or want a new ring, but if he gave me a simple understated one, I’d wear it.
  11. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick | I don’t blog about makeup as much, but I still wear makeup, give me a lipstick, lipgloss, mascara, a gift card to Ulta or Sephora…
  12. Comme des Garçons® Low-Top Sneakers | Much like a festive t-shirt, fun shoes speak to my heart, and these are a blogger’s dream!
  13. Sugarfina Champagne Bears | If gummy candies are my jam, Sugarfina’s Champagne Bears are my everything. Maybe something to add to that giveaway I mentioned?
  14. Drinique Champagne Flute | Speaking of champagne, it’d be nice to have something nice to drink it out of.

What are you hoping to get for Valentine’s Day? Keep in mind there is nothing wrong with showing yourself a little love!


Shop this post:

14 His and Hers Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and the manfriend and I made plans in Boston. Gift exchange isn’t really a big deal to us, but I think that’s mostly because we both always forget until the last minute to come up with Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones, so here is my Valentine’s Day gift to you!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

A bouquet of fresh flowers and jewelry are pretty standard, making them practical makes them amazing. Flowers in a mug? It can be used in the office for coffee. Dainty jewelry? A simple necklace or bracelet will go with more outfits and can be worn pretty much everyday.

Seven LUSH goodies in one set? I may end up getting this for myself. Gift the ultimate at home spa experience. Or if you’ve booked a hotel room, bring this along and make it even more luxurious!

And to pack? A heart duffel bag. Because, who doesn’t love to travel?

These Steve Madden shoes are on my personal wish list, so I couldn’t not add them to a V-Day themed gift guide.

Chocolate isn’t the way to my heart, but Melted Chocolate? A totally different story.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

Shopping for guys is something a lot of people find hard, but it really just comes down to knowing what your guy’s interests are.

For instance, the manfriend is a gamer. He also needs a new headset. See what I did there?

We are both a little nerdy, so seeing Deadpool (which happens to come out in theaters just before Valentine’s Day) is a must! And so is buying his favorite candy.

Does he have a favorite sport? A cologne he always wears?

Then, there’s the stuff that everyone wants. Apple watches are pretty nifty and if you can afford to invest, then why not for the one you love? If not, I’m sure he could alway use a new pair of boxers.


2 Ways to Wear Something: Red Winter Hat

Heart Balloon

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links.

Call me crazy, but I am such a sucker for Valentine’s Day!

While I may not be the mushy type, that doesn’t mean that I don’t value love. Speaking of love, today my sister and I are going to an event all about celebrating self-love.

In kind of honor of said event, I’m sharing two Valentine’s Day inspired looks featuring the perfect red winter hat that I found on clearance at Target, after almost giving up hope!

Heart Balloons and the Perfect Red Winter Hat

Kate Spade Heart Clutch

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup

Target Clearance Find

Hat: Target
Dress: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Mirina Collections
Clutch: Kate Spade
Shoes: Zara
Lashes: Ardell
Lips: LOC

I’m also really excited about these overalls. I found them at Target on clearance as well. And while I wasn’t exactly looking for them, they very much so needed to be in my closet!

Black Overalls

Valentine's Day Outfit

Big Hearted Smile

Overalls: Target
Sweater: H&M (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Rings: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse

There’s still a couple of weeks or so before Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to share these outfits with you in hopes of them helping to inspire you even a just little bit. And, if you’re not that into Valentine’s Day like that, make sure to at least give yourself some love!



Shop this post:

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Manfriend

Valentine’s Day is Saturday.

This Saturday.

I’m not freaking out, because I’ve got my gifts for the manfriend wrapped and ready to go!

Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping

What did I get him?Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping

While my boudoir mini sesh was totally for me, I figured why not let the manfriend benefit a little from it as well.

Artifact Uprising Calendar

At the suggestion of Victoria Gloria, I used Artifact Uprising to print a custom photo calendar using 12 of my favorite shots from the shoot.

Soy Candle

Soy Candle

I had also recently attended a candle making workshop with Northeast Nutmeg, where I got to make three Valentine’s Day-themed scented candles. I gave one candle to my mom and kept one for myself, but set the third aside to gift with the calendar. And since I felt like crafting I made a no-sew heart garland, just because…

No-sew heart garland

Valentine's Day GiftsI know, he’s spoiled. 
Valentine's Day Gifts

Andrew claims that he’s already gotten me something, so naturally, I’m dying to know what my Valentine’s Day gifts from him are…

To be honest, I would be extremely happy just getting to go and see 50 Shades of Gray.

Judge away.

xx Bet


Bisou Bisou Themed Boudior

One of my goals for this year was to do something, ANYTHING, with Victoria Gloria Photography.

Boudoir is not what I had in mind.
But when the stars align…

VGP Boudoir Raffle

You say yes.

And take off your clothes.


I don’t want to pretend that I am the most body confident person, but I’ve learned to fake it.

It helps when the theme is very Bisou Bisou.

Think all things, French, boho, and romance.

Thank you SO much Victoria, Allie, Madeline, Laura, and Elizabeth! You all helped to make me feel drop dead sexy.

VGP Boudoir

VGP Boudior VGP Boudoir

VGP Boudoir

And of course no boudoir session would be complete without a little confetti!
VGP Boudoir VGP Boudoir

Fun fact: I am almost always cold, in case you didn’t notice the ever so slight goosebumps or the not so stealthy covering of the nips…

French Boho Romance by Oh My Gemini


xx Bet




Photos by Victoria Gloria | Set by  Oh My Gemini | Style by Little Red’s Well | Makeup by Laura from Larissa Lake Makeup Artist | Hair by Elizabeth Allen

For a little BTS action, follow the hashtag #vgpboudoir on Instagram!

Loving the Bisou Bisou banner? The Bannerie.