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Back in high school, I had a friend who used to wear all black on Valentine’s Day as a means to “boycott” the holiday. That wasn’t really my thing. I’m a lover of all holidays, no matter what my relationship status is. I have always loved Valentine’s Day, because it is a day dedicated to showing compassion for others….. and eating chocolate. My friends and I used to buy eachother Valentine’s day “Candy Grams” via our school fundraiser, a special card where you could write handwritten messages and and sent them to be delivered to a classroom throughout the school day. As I sit here and recall back to those days, I can remember the anticipation of hoping I would receive a candy gram- if not from a boy, hopefully from a friend. And my friends always had my back! :) In addition, my mom always made the holiday special for us, and it was something I always looked forward to coming home from school.

Another Valentine’s Day is quickly sneaking up on us, and I know that many of you have mixed feelings about it. Today’s post is dedicated to all my single ladies! Are you dreading this upcoming holiday? Does the mention of Valentine’s Day make your stomach churn? Although sometimes it’s tempting to say “to hell with it” because of it reminds you of your single status, you don’t have to boycott the holiday.

You can choose to celebrate yourself. Love yourself. Spoil yourself. 

Self-love is so important, friends. A few weeks back, I published this post about how you must  love yourself before loving another. And this holds true even on Valentine’s Day! Whatever your current relationship status is; whether you are going through a breakup, divorced, or even happily in love, remember that our best relationship is with ourselves. Just like when we are in a relationship with another, we deserve to spoil ourselves, be kind to ourselves, and love ourselves.

Here are 3 easy ways you can celebrate YOU on Valentine’s Day:

1.) Pick up your Galentine

Have any other single friends? Dedicate a night to ladies night. Dress up, go out for dinner, buy a nice bottle of wine, and celebrate your friendship. Dancing on top of the bar, anyone?

2.) Date night in with yourself

Sometimes, we shudder at the thought of spending a night alone to ourselves. Personally, being the ambivert that I am, I crave alone time. It rejuvenates me. In my opinion, a perfect night is slipping in some cozy jammie’s, ordering a pizza, pouring myself a glass of wine, and watching Netflix. Maybe I’m lame, but alone time is crucial for me to refresh.

3.) At-home spa time 

For one night, don’t clean, take your work home with you, or stress about the next’s days activities. Dedicate a night simply to relaxation. Take a bubble path. Paint your nails. Make a homemade clay mask. Drink some wine. (Am I seeing a theme here?!) 😉

4.) Splurge on yourself

Whether that means going shopping, getting a massage, buying some fresh roses for your kitchen table, or simply indulging in some quality chocolate. Sometimes, a girl just needs to throw a couple dollar bills around to feel good about herself! 😉 I know that whenever I come home with fresh flowers from the farmer’s market, I can’t wipe the smile off my face.

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Just remember- Valentine’s Day is all about spreading love. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spread love to a significant other! I don’t believe in the phrase “Singles Awareness Day”- I think that just shows our insecurity that we cannot stand to be alone.

“When you’re at peace with yourself, you can embrace the silence. Alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.” -Thelma Davis

Thanks so much for reading! How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Leave me a comment below!

If you need a cute V-day outfit, check out Apricot Lane! You guys already know how obsessed I am with this place from this post! They have the cutest styles- whether you are looking for something feminine-classy, or edgy-chic like I wore! :)

Outfit details //
Dress- Apricot Lane
Bracelet- Apricot Lane
Purse- Apricot Lane
Boots – Charlotte Russe
Sunnies – Charlotte Russe

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  • The Life and Lies

    I am loving the burgandy/wine dress… that’s one of my favorite colors. great article!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • I agree on dating yourself during this holiday! Also, love the dress!

  • If I didn’t have Brian I would so date myself by pampering myself. No shame. lol

  • I’m having a date night with myself this week for spa night…it’s my absolute FAVORITE.

    Coming Up Roses

  • I’m not single, but this post is still relevant to my because me and my fiancé don’t celebrate valentine’s day! I’m looking forward to treating myself!

    • We don’t really either. Our anniversary is Feb. 8th so we usually just combine the two special days and go out for dinner!

  • These photos turned out beautifully and I need your sunnies! I love the idea of splurging on yourself for VDay, for sure!

    • Thanks love! I was so excited to post this :) Hope you enjoy the holiday!

  • As I was looking for all the Valentine’s Days posts, I finally the one I wanted to read! I’m so going to do this! Love your outfit! :)

    • Aw I’m glad you enjoyed it! xo

  • Hi Chelsea, great ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I love at-home spa treatments 😉
    ~Jessica

    • Happy Valentine’s Day love! xo

  • I am thankful that I don’t have to worry about that anymore, but I love some of these ideas! Especially just dating yourself at home. Some of my favorite days are the one’s where I relax, don’t go anywhere, and really don’t do much of anything- and that was true when I was single sometimes too!

    • Right! I will always be a homebody! :)

  • Brandi Matthews

    Super Cute babe!!! Loving the matching booties!!!! Happy Monday!!!
    Xx Brandi
    http://www.brandilocks.com

    • Thanks Brandi! You are always so sweet!! <3

  • Loving this velvet dress on you. So fun!

  • Greta Hollar

    I love the idea of splurging on yourself! I’m loving all this velvet!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Uhhhh these colors in the photos are gorgeous!!!! Love these ideas! Never can go wrong with an at home spa night 😍

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Love this outfit. The colors are so vivid and wonderful.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Thanks so much! I was so excited to post it :)

  • Cute dress! I’m all about the ‘treat yourself’ mentality and taking care of your needs where possible. Even if you’re single on Valentine’s Day you can still do something nice for you and enjoy the day without the pressure of not being in a relationship. Besides, it’s just a regular ol’ day anyway! :)

    • Right!! totally. We deserve to treat ourselves as well!!! Thanks for stoping by!

  • Girlfriend! This look is so on point! I’m obsessed with all the velvet and that color is gorgeous! I love that we were thinking the same with our treat yourself Valentine’s Day posts!

    • I know! What a great concept!! xoxo

  • Adriana

    I love this!!! Spa night sounds amazing right about now! 😉 Your outfit is gorgeous!

  • Hi Chelsea I couldn’t agree more with your blog and especially love this quote…”“When you’re at peace with yourself, you can embrace the silence. Alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.” -Thelma Davis. I think this one sums it up beautifully!
    All the best
    Rob

    • Hi Rob! Thanks for reading and commenting. I think that quote really does…when I found it, I knew it was a perfect fit!