This year I asked two fashion-centric girlfriends and bloggers to share there picks for a Valentine’s day gift guide. Maria of Glamourist is feeling naughty and her picks generate some serious sex appeal. Priya of Pri Fixe takes us away on an exotic jaunt around the world filled with love.
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This year my criteria for selecting pieces for a V-day are that they must be indulgent, striking, and swoonworthy! If you loved ones are not catching on to your clues, then by all means treat yourself and show off your superior taste by picking out unique vintage bijou for Valentine’s day.
Pair a luxe bauble with a minimalist dress for the ultimate juxtaposition.
See how I styled this piece with San Francisco’s emerging designer’s, Scarlet Smith’s, sculptural dress for INSPIRARE magazine.
GLAM PAVE PANTHER BRACELET $165
Show these colorful stunners off with an upswept do.
RHINESTONE DROP EARRINGS $165
Wear the striking cobalt hue against a black dress with a plunging neckline for maximum impact.
TORSADE NECKLACE WITH FLOWER CLASP $155
Choose to wear your faux amethyst heart on your lapel this Valentine. Give the sunburst design to someone special or keep for yourself.
SUNBURST HEART PIN $95
Usually when one thinks of jewelry for Valentine’s Day, the first thing that usually comes to mind is some type of heart shaped pendant or charm. I’m in a slightly edgier state of mind this year – could it have something to do with the major buzz the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is generating? Whatever the reason, I am gravitating towards sexier pieces with a dark side. Here are my picks from Sasha’s collection.
One of my favorite necklaces from Sasha’s collection. Provocative and risqué, you can wear this necklace with a suit—or nothing.
KARL LAGERFELD GRAPHIC CHOKER $385
What could be more slinky and seductive than a snake head bracelet? (The answer: nothing). You can wear this with pretty much anything. I like wearing it with something shorter sleeves so you can really show it off.
SLEEK GOLD TONE AND ENAMEL SNAKE BRACELET $185
The thick ‘twisted’ chain gives this gorgeous piece a little bondage vibe, but in a classy, super-stylish way. You want to let this be the statement piece of your outfit. I would wear it with something minimalistic and simple like a beautiful strapless jumpsuit.
LANVIN MODERNIST NECKLACE $1650
The panther clasp makes this dark piece sexy. I would just wear this with a plain t-shirt or sweater and jeans.
DOUBLE STRAND ONYX PANTHER CLASP NECKLACE $425
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On this love-filled day, some of the first things that come to mind are flowers, cards, chocolates, and exotic getaways of some kind to somewhere tropical or adventurous. In the event you aren’t passport ready, I recommend treating yourself (or others) because this is a universal, global day of love with another kind of exotic getaway - fine, unique pieces that capture the essence of a vacation without ever having to leave your sweetie:
Romanticize your look with these versatile, bronze-finished earrings set to complete almost any look in any color. With a hint of Grecian influence, these lovely additions will have him whispering sweet nothings in your ear.
LONG GEAR LINK EARRINGS $115
In an bold, statement piece showcasing emerald and amethyst pendant set in brass, this piece couples well with a sexy, plunging necklace with a subtle nod to the precious stones and metals of the Middle East.
GLASS EMERALD AND AMETHYST PENDANT NECKLACE $185
Instead of getting flowers, why not wear them? This fun and flirty brooch pairs well on your blazer or jacket to make for a sassy addition to your special outfit - as if you just left a tropical island with your honey.
CORAL BRANCH FLOWER BROOCH $165
You can go just about anywhere with this gold & rhinestone rendition of a chain link necklace – pair it with a strappy, black number as if you were walking the streets of Paris or Monaco enjoying the evening with your sweetheart.
GLAM CURB LINK CHAIN NECKLACE $185