Knickers Lingerie Boutique Robe: $110 - Heirloom Romper: $154 - Fortnight Underwear: $59 - Huit Paris Bra: $92 - Huit Paris Perfume: $38 - Royal Apothic: Venetian Grove

WEST COAST STYLE – Laura Mitbrodt

It's the look we love

  • Jan. 22, 2015 6:00 p.m.

February is a very important month – not because of the Super Bowl – but because Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day.

You read it here first, so mark your calendars because Valentine’s Day only comes once a year. Growing up, Valentine’s Day consisted of making heart-shaped crafts out of pink construction paper while eating cinnamon heart candies. Now it usually consists of over indulging on cheap chocolate and romantic comedies. Whether you are single or attached, Valentine’s Day can be a day to escape from reality and a chance to pamper yourself.

The day holds endless possibilities: you could have a spa day, go out for dinner and a movie or even treat yourself or a loved one to something unique such as lingerie or a bottle of perfume from Knickers Lingerie Boutique, 561 Johnson St.

Shopping for a Valentine’s Day present can be a daunting and intimidating task, especially if it’s a new romance. There are so many other gift options out there besides the typical box of chocolates and roses. It’s always nice to receive a gift like perfume or lingerie, that you can use all year and be reminded of the day – or the person who gave it to you.

Comfortable yet chic lounge wear like an Heirloom robe and Fortnight romper from Knickers Lingerie Boutique is a fantastic gift idea for Valentine’s Day. If you want to steer away from lingerie then Royal Apothic perfume and hand lotion from Knickers Lingerie Boutique would also be the perfect gift or treat for yourself. Royal Apothic perfume is unique in that each scent stems from recipes found in an old apothecary manual from the 1800s. Every scent is distinct and highly concentrated with 18 to 20 per cent oil.

So, instead of looking at Valentine’s Day as another commercial holiday, think of it as another excuse to have some fun and splurge on something nice and unique, after all, it only happens once a year.

If you have any fashion questions email me at laurajaneatelier@gmail.com.

 

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