Monday, February 06, 2012

Guest Post by Macarons and Pearls

Hi everyone! Ivana here, guest blogging all the way from Graz, Austria. I´m the author of Macarons and Pearls, a blog on how to live a happy and glamorous life. I´m so happy (and I find it extremely glamorous) to be Amanda´s guest today, and I´m looking forward to virtually meeting some of her amazing readers!  When Amanda asked me to imagine my perfect Valentine´s Day outfit, it got my mind spinning almost immediately. You see, I´m definitely not one of those Valentine´s Day haters. It´s quite the opposite. Even then I was single, I never played that "tough girl" part, shouting loud and clear that Valentine´s Day is a stupid Hallmark holiday. I cherish every single opportunity to share my love with people that are important to me (like my parents and my best friends). And now that I´m engaged, Valentine´s Day is definitely one of my favorite days of the year! 

Now, let´s go down to business and let´s talk about that perfect Valentine´s Day attire. Whether you´re single and hitting the town with your best friends, or happily in love and planning the best date night ever, make your outfit really special. Don´t worry about the clichés or about what other people think. What you want, is to feel and look the most fabulous possible, and I´m here to help you!

Everyone thinks that a pink dress is too much? Personally, I don´t care. To me, this BCBG Max Azria form-fitting dress epitomizes perfectly the idea of Valentine´s day glamour. It shows off your beautiful legs but leaves your cleavage out of picture. Now, that´s sexy to me. I would tone it down a little bit with a perfectly cut black blazer (that´s something every girl should have in her closet), and a pair of chanelesque pumps.To feel even more festive, throw in a glittery clutch and a pair of colorful crystal earrings (and then watch their fabulous sparkle in candlelight). A swipe of pink lipstick is a no-brainer, and a bottle of champagne, on which you can write your own personal message, is the perfect finishing touch!

And who says that you should wait to receive the perfect gift? Show yourself some love (you really deserve it), and invest in a cute little teddy bear (courtesy of Swarovski) that will remind you everyday how amazing your are, and that you deserve all the love in the world! After all, why couldn´t we celebrate love every single day?

6. Too Faced Lip of Luxury Champagne Essence Lipstick in Marcia Marcia Marcia, $20.00


  1. The blazer is my favourite. Great guest post :)

    Karys x

  2. I love the blazer, it will look gorgeous with the dress. Definitely taking some of these tips for my valentines day outfit! xo

  3. Fabulous guest post! Love all of your pics (and I think you just can't go wrong with pink!) A little note for Amanda: Thanks for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou darling and following ... so happy that you'll be joining in the fun ... followed you as well and will add you to my blogroll! ~xoSM

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  4. I'm single but I'd totally take all of these items!

  5. Thank you so much for having me over, Amanda! I had so much fun putting together this post!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls


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