None of the stores seem to be going too over the top for this holiday weekend, but there are some deals to be had. Time to fill out those Spring wardrobes:
- Loft is 40% off regular price (code= HAPPY) and 50% off sale merchandise. Good news- they have plus sizes now!
- Ann Taylor is 40% off regular price (code= GETMORE) and 50% off sale merchandise. Get this while it’s still in stock.
- Gap is up to 50% off everything (prices as marked) and an extra 20% off (code= PRESDAY). These are too young for me, right?
- Anthro is an extra 40% off sale merchandise. How cute!
- Banana Republic is 40% off, no code needed. This is a staple.
- J.Crew Factory is 50% off everything, prices as marked. I need these in a second color.
- J.Crew is 30% off (code= SOGOOD). I want. I want. I want.
- Athleta is an extra 20% off sale (code= EXTRA20). I think I need this.
- Lord and Taylor is 20% off everything (code= PRESIDENT). Stock up!
- Bloomingdales is having a Big Brown Bag sale, prices as marked. Yep!
- Nordstrom has a winter sale going on, prices as marked. I got it.
- The Company Store is 20% off your purchase (code= B18EVENT) if you’re looking for sheets. I’m overdue for this.
Ready, set, shop!
From what I can tell, Valentine’s Day can be rather polarizing. People either observe it or are repelled by it. I celebrate it!
I get the- “it’s a Hallmark holiday” perspective. But my response to that is- God forbid you tell someone you care about them. In addition to celebrating it in the traditional sense, I love spreading to love to family and friends too. Sometimes February can be a little bleak so I use the holiday as an excuse to send a card or a small care package to hopefully make someone’s day. I’ve started shopping already because I know if will be here before I know it, and I want to be ready! Here are a few of the things I’m thinking about this year:
For the grandparents:
I like sending a small box of chocolates or some cookies along with a festive tea towel to my grandparents. Everyone can use a new tea towel (they are usually less than $20), and Crate and Barrel, Williams and Sonoma, and Paper Source have some good V-day kitchen options.
How about a funny card and an empowering little trinket? I love the idea of giving someone a little heart shaped ring dish, or a mug with a girl power message. A pretty journal or notepad would also be fun. Paper Source has all of the above, and West Elm has some good options too. And there’s always a little gift set from Sephora, the classic scented candle, or a festive pair of earrings. You will make her week!
Friends with young kids:
I like the idea of sending a little craft or baking mix. You can include a couple festive accessories like fun stickers or cupcake cake liners with hearts.
Gotta cover the bases in case Dad is one of those “it’s just a Hallmark holiday” people. Once when I was in college my mom sent me a Valentine’s Day care package. It was my favorite piece of mail, maybe ever. I think I still have most of the contents (minus the candy). One of my favorite pieces was a pink, fluffy bathrobe, so I think it’s only fitting that I give my mom some V-day PJs. Plus, PJs falls into the category of “things she needs but never thinks to pick up for herself”.
Because, why not?
How are you celebrating this year?
Thinking about Valentine’s Day appropriate music, I think about two genres: bubblegum pop, and Divas. Two of my specialties. I didn’t feel the need to stick to pure love songs, because sometimes the break up songs are the best. Here are some tracks for your consideration.
And if you’re not feeling the V-day vibes, might I suggest the entire Jagged Little Pill album by the almighty Alanis Morissette. A timeless classic.
What’s on your playlist this week?