Valentines Day Slay

2 February 2018

So it's officially February and what does that mean? Pancake Day!!! Valentines Day is almost upon us.

Whilst people can be cynical about Valentines day and its commercial agenda, it’s also a chance to show your appreciation for someone special and at the same time, wear a outfit that slays whilst you do so. So if you're wondering what to do for Valentines/Galentines night ( because it's 2018 and going for drinks is boring and you can do that any Saturday of the year)...then look no further. And if you're wondering what to wear on a hot date,  Slay Girl Fashion UK and myself are at your service to bring you plenty of ideas in the form of my favourite pieces from the Slay Girl Fashion UK website.

 If you haven't heard of Slay Girl Fashion UK, they were established in 2016 and bring the hottest styles, inspired by bloggers and celebrities at affordable prices (And if they weren't affordable enough, if you read on, I have a discount code!). The thing I love about Slay Girl is that they put out a positive message to empower all women and encourage self-love and inclusivity.

So let's get into it...

Date #1
Take an exercise class together. Hot Yoga is a good shout -  this steamy form of exercise performed in a hot studio (surprisingly enough) that is heated to 40 C not only aids flexibility but the added heat also promotes blood flow AND it gives you a chance to show off that great workout kit. There are some great workout sessions in Central London including Sunrise Yoga at Sky Garden. If that's not up your street, spots like woods, meadows and river paths are perfect for a romantic stroll.

Outfit #1
If you opt for a romantic stroll, a big coat is necessary. One of my favourites at the moment is the 'teddy bear' which I feel like is all over Instagram at the moment and I don't want to jump onto a trend bandwagon but it looks cosy as! Pair with ripped jeans and Ankle Boots for the effortless chic look!

Click here for the 'Angelica Faux Sheepskin Jacket' - £40

Date #2 
And after you push yourself through the above fitness class, you deserve a treat so why not go for a couples massage? Intimate doesn't quite cover the experience.  If you're after a relaxed V-day but strapped for cash, a spa experience can easily be recreated  at home. Candles, rose petals, massage oils, champagne and you've got the ultimate spa experience without leaving your own house.  

Date #3
Go dancing....Dance skills of a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing are not needed, but private dance lessons for Tango, Ballroom or Salsa are a massive step outside most peoples comfort zone. 

Outfit #3
I need these trousers in my life! I'm loving stripes at the moment and these button down trousers are simply gorgeous. Pair with a black bodysuit for a night look or a white shirt in the day.

Eildih Stripe Trousers - £22.00

Date #4
Grab your passport and book a short city break away. V-day falls on a Wednesday which isn't helpful  but there are plenty of options i.e. a couple’s spa retreat or AirBnB to do over the weekend to make up for that.

Outfit #4

Travel checklist - A coloured jacket. Slay Girl's take on the infamous Zara coloured faux leather jacket (£38) looks just like the original. Get your hands on it here.

Date #5
Create a treasurer hunt. Ever seen the movie 'Gone Girl' with Rosamund Pike & Ben Affleck? The extremely messed up film based around Amy's 'staged' disappearance features a annual anniversary scavenger hunt the couple partake in every year. Somewhat cute amongst all the other madness. 

Everyone wants to solve a mystery—especially when it involves romance. Start the hunt off with a text message with a simple instruction/clue or riddle  and then when your partner arrives at the first destination hit them with the second clue and so on. End the scavenger hunt at a restaurant, because all great things end with food right? The longer you've known your special someone the better as it can get real sentimental but still everyone loves a good game. 

Outfit #5
I love a comfy outfit so pairing a jumper with jeans or a skirt is one of my most worn combos. Slay Girl fashion certainly do not have a limited supply of cute jumpers.

My two favourites are the Melanie Pearl Sweater, £28 (which I wore in my most recent Outfit of the Day here) and Lyndsey Ruffle jumper, £26 (because i'll never get over a ruffled sleeve).

Date #6
Pack an indoor picnic. Because lets be honest, the Great British Weather will never allow you to do this outdoors in February. And if you can't cook, preparing spread of easy-to-eat foods like cheeses, bread, cured meats is hardly Michelin star effort.

Outfit #6
For effortless and stylish the Cute AF T-shirt paired with Saoirse Casual Trousers is the perfect combination for a sassy and cute AF outfit (as the T-shirt says).

         The T shirt
         The Trousers
Date #7
Even though I said going for 'drinks' is basic, take it up a notch and learn how to make the drinks yourself. Cocktail making allows you to experience new tastes together, discuss what you enjoy and also gives you all the skills to replicate them on girls night. 

Outfit #7
Pretty dress - say no more. Slay Girl have you covered if you're looking for a romantic dress for a romantic date.

My favourites are Vicki Cold Shoulder dress - £29.99 and the Floral Lace Open Back Dress (the back details are simply gorgeous) - £25.00

If you want something from SlayGirl Fashion UK but are saving (because, it's January and we're all told to save), then my 20% off code will help you save. Enter 'WHATMAYAWEARS' at checkout.


NB: This post was a collaboration with Slay Girl Fashion UK. However all opinions are honest and my own.

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