I couldn’t resist the temptation to do a St Valentine’s Day Pretty List – so here it is! All the heart and love themed things on my wishlist right now.
From etsy shop Pinup Prominence we have this cute set of heart cardi clips. With a secure double chain and pinkish cherry red glitter hearts, these cardi clips are simple and pretty. They are AU$19.58 and are made of epoxy resin in the USA.
From Retrospec’d comes this divine rose print Empress dress, made in Australia. With a superbly full skirt and flattering v-neck, this 50s style cotton sateen frock is available in sizes AU6 – 18 from Retrospec’d for AU$190.
Also Australian made is this very cool cat love letter brooch from Creep Heart. Hand designed and proudly Aussie made from laser cut acrylic, this is the perfect brooch to wear for your Valentine’s date. It retails for AU$29.95.
After something a little more…pointed? Try the Die Pretty brooch from Australian company Glamourlite. Available in three colourways, this resin, pigment and glitter brooch features a love heart dangling securely from a dagger. At AU$39, it’s an affordable piece of wearable art that takes a tongue in cheek stab at the overly sweet nature of Valentine’s Day.
If you live in a milder climate than I do, you might want some pretty underthings to wear beneath your Empress dress. The love heart printed welt of these plus sized stockings will work a treat. Available to fit Australian sizes 14-16 and 18-20, these stockings (which you will need a garter belt for) are simple and stylish. They retail for AU$16.90.
For a subtler take on the heart-print dress cliche, you could try this sleek heart-inset Veronica dress from Pinup Girl Clothing. Available in green with black heart, navy with red heart, and black with black heart (I’m in love with the navy/red combo), this fitted dress is a work-suitable approach to a Valentine’s day outfit. Retailing for US$112 (approximately AU$158 ) it is available in sizes XS – 4XL.
Want to blow the bank? You can get this gorgeous anatomical heart Claddagh love ring from Melbourne company Metal Couture Bridal for AU$660. Featuring a 9ct rose gold heart clasped between solid silver hands, this ring is a lasting reminder of love, friendship and loyalty.
What will you be wearing this Valentine’s day? Do you like the cliche of heart prints, or is it too overly sweet for you?