DH and I don’t always “do” Valentine’s Day. The day is hyped, reservations are hard to come by, and beyond watching some awkward early-daters, we can have a nice dinner anytime. So sometimes we call it good, order pizza, drink beer, and enjoy each others company.
But this year, given my 2015 Shopping Challenge, I
secretly hinted strongly suggested that a gift might be nice. You know, as a way around the shopping challenge…by not breaking the shopping challenge. So I decided to put together a list of things that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for the travel-luster on a no-shopping challenge.
First on my list, a Dark Wren Define Jacket from Lululemon. I really have stared liking this dark but not camo green, plus it looks nice enough to wear to a casual dinner in the fall. Plus, it would be perfect for our upcoming safari to Kenya! Also eyeing this ebb to street tank in heathered black…perfect for a short run, yoga, or spin class. And I love tops with built in bras for trips…2 in 1! I like that this is just a bit longer, for I have an annoying long torso.
Next, I had my eye on the big airplane panels for quite awhile, but seeing as we are running out of wall space, it’s pretty awesome that Pottery Barn now has a smaller version of the wooden plane panels. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see a plane every day when they walk into their house, to remind them of the next trip or the last vacation? While I could theoretically lobby this doesn’t fall into the “no shopping” challenge, which was to focus on accessories and clothes, it does seem a bit frivolous to buy, no?
Let’s get back to clothes, shoes, and accessories. I now feel like I may–may being the key word–be adult enough to wear white shorts. I’m willing to give it a try. These are my standby style–they’ve held up on many a trip, to the beach, to a city, to Africa, to Asia, and most definitely at home. I have a pair that are 9 years old, and I still love them. So…I’m ready to try a pair in white, maybe for a beach vacation, and for summer in DC.
On the jewelry front, I’m still having a love affair with BaubleBar for jewelry to wear while traveling. I like it, it’s stylish, and I don’t worry about it being stolen or breaking it. I really like this statement necklace, which is versatile to be dressed up or down, with a cute beach dress or a blazer out to dinner. I’ve been gawking at this necklace a lot, too. I love rainbow colors, which I know is weird. And it has “Frank” in it’s name, which makes me wonder if it’s a throwback to Lisa Frank. And that….I should probably steer away from. Nonetheless, it’s colorful and bright and I’m drawn to it.
And in case you are looking for more of a splurge, I’m a total sucker for all things striped, and this new Tory Burch Ella totally fits the bill. I have a large Ella that I acquired on sale, and I think the mini would be perfect for traveling (though the large works as a carry-on). Ahhh…stripes…come to me my precious…
There you have it! Good Valentine’s Day ideas for the travel-luster…or just me. But seriously, who wouldn’t want a cute coat, new shorts for spring break, and some fun accessories?