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How to be your Own Valentine this Year

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress, to carry the reeeeally heavy boxes by myself, and that sometimes I have to love myself when other people aren’t around to. Do I sound like Beyoncé yet? I hope so.

So, yeah, I still wanted to pillage the local Spencer’s for a weird gift to send my friends this year, but I also wanted to celebrate and share what I’d learned over the last few months. Dang it, I EARNED THIS SELF-LOVE! Our team talked about how to approach this concept, as we do with all posts — was the idea to be anti-valentines?  To celebrate women? At the end of the day — it really was none of the above.  Just a pretty simple reminder (even though it feels a bit weird and uncomfortable) to make yourself your #1 valentine — you deserve it, and here’s how to get started…

Get pumped with your new soundtrack:

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Vogue – Madonna / Love me – Katy Perry / Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys / Dancing Queen – Abba / Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé / 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton / Don’t Touch My Hair – Solange / Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain / Born this Way – Lady Gaga / Bulletproof – La Roux / Survivor – Destiny’s Child / Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks / Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld / Dancing on my Own – Robyn / Sexy and I know it – LMFAO / Sorry – Beyoncé / Roar – Katy Perry / Flawless – Beyoncé

Make a reminder for yourself (and laugh about it):

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

We’re obviously no strangers to DIY, so our self-reminder came in the form of a little elbow grease (thank you Cricut machine custom letters). We chose our phrase, cut it out, and applied to it none other than a gold mirror. Naturally.

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

And finally, dress the part:

Of course you’ve got to dress the part to feel the part, so we have you covered there too. And conversation heart balloons never hurt either.

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

valentine-round-up-clothes

Blush VansPink Houndstooth Skirt / Be Mine BagHeart dress / Boy Bye pin /  Treat  Yo Self pin / Boob socks / More Self Love t-shirt  /  I Did My Best Sweatshirt / I am Fun phone case / Feeling Myself pin  / Pink Oxfords / Heart Pinafore /

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Whether it’s about girl power, fighting the man, getting over a man, or just showing yourself a bit more self love this year — I hope that you’ll celebrate yourself this February 14th!

Kayla Haykin

Besides being the operations and marketing manager for Sugar & Cloth, Kayla Haykin also dabbles in online shopping – a job she finds very important.

You can find her around the studio sourcing inspiration for the next big trends and Sugar & Cloth favorites..

Read more from Kayla Haykin

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

How to be your Own Valentine this Year

How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?  In college, my girlfriends and I (along with every other millennial girl in America) loved celebrating Galentine’s Day. I, Kayla, would always look forward to it all month — we’d exchange funny gifts like boob balloons and spend the night downing carbs.

Since moving to Houston and living alone for the first time, my definition of community has shifted.  I’ve learned to zip up my own dress, to carry the reeeeally heavy boxes by myself, and that sometimes I have to love myself when other people aren’t around to. Do I sound like Beyoncé yet? I hope so.

So, yeah, I still wanted to pillage the local Spencer’s for a weird gift to send my friends this year, but I also wanted to celebrate and share what I’d learned over the last few months. Dang it, I EARNED THIS SELF-LOVE! Our team talked about how to approach this concept, as we do with all posts — was the idea to be anti-valentines?  To celebrate women? At the end of the day — it really was none of the above.  Just a pretty simple reminder (even though it feels a bit weird and uncomfortable) to make yourself your #1 valentine — you deserve it, and here’s how to get started…

Get pumped with your new soundtrack:

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Vogue – Madonna / Love me – Katy Perry / Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys / Dancing Queen – Abba / Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé / 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton / Don’t Touch My Hair – Solange / Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain / Born this Way – Lady Gaga / Bulletproof – La Roux / Survivor – Destiny’s Child / Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks / Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld / Dancing on my Own – Robyn / Sexy and I know it – LMFAO / Sorry – Beyoncé / Roar – Katy Perry / Flawless – Beyoncé

Make a reminder for yourself (and laugh about it):

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

We’re obviously no strangers to DIY, so our self-reminder came in the form of a little elbow grease (thank you Cricut machine custom letters). We chose our phrase, cut it out, and applied to it none other than a gold mirror. Naturally.

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

And finally, dress the part:

Of course you’ve got to dress the part to feel the part, so we have you covered there too. And conversation heart balloons never hurt either.

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

valentine-round-up-clothes

Blush VansPink Houndstooth Skirt / Be Mine BagHeart dress / Boy Bye pin /  Treat  Yo Self pin / Boob socks / More Self Love t-shirt  /  I Did My Best Sweatshirt / I am Fun phone case / Feeling Myself pin  / Pink Oxfords / Heart Pinafore /

Be your Own Valentine this Year by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Whether it’s about girl power, fighting the man, getting over a man, or just showing yourself a bit more self love this year — I hope that you’ll celebrate yourself this February 14th!

Kayla Haykin

Besides being the operations and marketing manager for Sugar & Cloth, Kayla Haykin also dabbles in online shopping – a job she finds very important.

You can find her around the studio sourcing inspiration for the next big trends and Sugar & Cloth favorites..

Read more from Kayla Haykin

Comments

  • Great collection of heart-filled products here. The dress is so happy! It’s sure to make anyone smile.

    • Kayla Haykin said:

      Right?! Pretty much Asos addicts over here so we had to get the heart dress :)

  • Diana Maria

    02.09.17

    Love the outfits, they’re so cute! Anything DIY for Valentine’s Day would be lovely, I love making things and that would be such a great way to spend it. Hope you have a wonderful week! xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    • Kayla Haykin said:

      Thanks, Diana! Really glad you liked the round up!

    • Kayla Haykin said:

      I know! We’re pretty obsessed with it!

  • Emily

    02.09.17

    Love the message in this post! Even if you do have a valentine, it’s good to be sure that you are your own number one fan!

  • Very interesting nd well written content! You have to be the very first supporter of yourself. Selfmotivation and selfsupport are the key to a good life in love and not only!

    • Kayla Haykin said:

      Thank you for the kind words! Couldn’t agree more.

  • Monique

    02.10.17

    Nice collection! And nice idea!

  • Gabi Valladares

    02.11.17

    I LOVE this! I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day in the traditional form – instead I simply love celebrating love, especially that much-needed self love.

    ps. Love the soundtrack!

  • AllIson

    02.13.17

    Love the pink felt board! Was it a diy?

    • Ashley said:

      No! We actually got it from Ban.do :)

  • Great post Kayla and Ashley! I am going to have my Taco Tuesday with a few glasses of bubbly. Or Corona. I’m not a huge fan of V-Day, not because I’m single but because I think love should be given daily, not this one time a year man has made to stimulate the economy for “their” own gain. Anyway, Happy Valentines Day and thanks again for the post.

    • Ashley said:

      You do you! Love your plans and totally agree! xo

  • Viginia Luther

    02.14.17

    Thanks

    • Ashley said:

      So glad! Sending love! xo

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