I love the whole month of February because it represents the beginning of the end for winter. The other wonderful thing about February is the most passionate holiday of the year falls midway through it. Ahhh, Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or hitched, it represents such a positively hopeful time for romantic renewal. If you are single, there is the renewed hope that by the next year, you will find “The One.” For couples, it is a time to affirm your relationship and celebrate your bond. And more than Christmas the Valentine’s Gift is a real sign of your significant other’s Love just for you! So here are our favorites from this year’s Accessories Council Valentine’s Day Event, hosted AC President Karen Giberson and co-hosted by one of my favorite people, Jene Luciani, hostess, on-air personality and author of “The Bra Book.”
1. Steve Madden Studded Cross Body
Add a little ’80s punk to your chicer outfits with this adorable black studded bag.
2. Caravelle by Bulova Watches (see above)
I love men’s watches on women as they make a bold chunky statement. This one is a perfect gift for your guy or if you are single, get it for yourself! Best of all, the price points are all under $100.
3. Lily Socks by Soxxy
I am always fond of brands that give back. These socks are pink perfection and designed to not slip. A percentage of the profits goes to the Lily Sarah Grace Fund, which provides arts education to children in underfunded schools.
4. Echo Design Wrap Scarf
With this winter bringing record cold weather, you can not have enough scarves. On colder days, layer a couple of cozy to kill the chill!
5. Dr Scholls Justify Oxfords
Nothing says “I love you” more than a gift of comfy, but adorable, shoes. I am crazy for this shoe in Black Patent leather.
6. BCBG “Go On Say It” Loop Scarf
This lightweight and lovely scarf will take you through all the seasons. Pair it with winter white now then use it as a wrap in the spring, summer and fall months.
7. Catherine Cannino Grey Slate Twisted Torsade Necklace
I HAVE to have this necklace. Chunky, yet elegant, it goes with everything.
8. Madden Girl Auto Open Umbrellas
What’s more romantic than huddling with your man under an umbrella on a rainy day? These rain catchers are elegant but practical.
9. Boy Meets Girl for Roman Luxe Necklace
Edgy yet elegant, this necklace can be dressed up or down. I picture it with a nice starched white shirt and dress jeans.
10. Ritani Diamond Sunflower Halo Cream Leather Bracelet
Simply elegant, I have to have one of these to add to my extensive arm candy. A leather band with a cluster of French set diamonds that form a sunflower, this is just gorgeous. Great for the chic gal with a hippie heart, like me!
11. The Bling Society Emily Necklace
A tiny diamond bow with 42 round simulated diamonds totally approximately 1.0 carats on a pave silver setting, this necklace is the perfect gift for the beloved nieces or little sisters on your list.
12. Judith Leiber Jeweled Heart Bag
The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift, this exquisite little Jeweled clutch is perfect for that gal that has it all on your list!