Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Single Girls Guide to Valentines Day Part 2

So my last post discussed the option of a night in for any single ladies on Valentine's day, but this could also be the ultimate night out for anyone looking for a potential man, or the perfect excuse for a girls night out.

What better way to meet single people, than to go out of on Valentine's night. So long as you chose your location wisely(read: avoid romantic restaurants) you could find yourself surrounded by fellow singles.

If you and your girls have been meaning to organise a big night out, then this could be the perfect opportunity. Why not try somewhere new, venture out of your usual local bars and clubs and meet some new people?

3 things to consider if you're heading out on Valentine's day/night are...

1) Dress to impress...yourself- Wear something that makes you feel incredible. It sounds simple, but so often I find myself wearing something that I don't want to be noticed too much in, or playing it safe in black. Use this as an opportunity to pull out that outfit that is super special and you have been wanting to wear for ages! The above combination would be my outfit of choice.
2) Don't be hating on couples!- Yes, it sucks to see constant PDA's, but it is Valentines day and you have chosen to leave your house, it's bound to happen!
3) Have fun- Just let your hair down.Grab yourself a drink, a vodka cranberry and lemonade if you're buying, and dance the night away.

Okay, so it all sounds a bit clich├ęd but it really is a good opportunity to meet people if you usually struggle finding the ones that haven't already been snapped up.

The basic message is, stop feeling sorry for yourself, put Beyonce on and go out and dance! Not only  does dancing make you feel happier, but the calories that you burn while you're dancing will mean that you will be guilt free when you wake up the next day and indulge in greasy food and fizzy drinks. It's a win, win really.

However you chose to spend your Valentines day, remember that it is just another day and it will all be over for a whole year before you know it, so enjoy yourself!

Let me know what your plans are, at the moment I think I will be enjoying an evening that looks pretty similar to my part 1, but we'll have to wait and see!

Chloe xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Single Girls Guide to Valentines Day Part 1

It's that time of year again where those of us who haven't been bitten by the love bug have the potential to be left crying into our family sized bar of galaxy. But is that such a bad thing?
Lazy days

We all spend so much time interacting with each other these days, be that through taking photos of every meal we eat and posting them on Instagram, tweeting about anything and everything, or heaven forbid actually having a conversation with someone in person! Isn't it nice to sometimes just have some time to yourself? So why not use Valentine's day as an opportunity to stay tucked up at home.

There is a very simple combination for a perfect night in.

1) Cosy lounge wear- There is a time and a place for sophisticated lounge wear, this is not it! Wear your baggiest jogging bottom and sweatshirt combo and embrace the messy top knot!
2) Trashy films- The choice is yours, you can go ultimate chick flick and do a Bridget Jones marathon, or you can chose something altogether more thought provoking and pro "girl power" like The Help.
3) ALL OF THE JUNK FOOD!- I don't think I need to elaborate on this one. But, bare in mind if you order take out food, you are going to have to answer the door in the above lounge wear, so you better hope Ryan Gosling is not on delivery duties that night. Be prepared with snacks if you want to avoid this!

If spending the evening alone sounds all too traumatic, invite your single gal pals along for the fun, perfect excuse for a sleepover and it's not even on a school night so you can up the anti and have a cocktail...or three!

In my opinion Valentines day is the perfect time to celebrate being single and allowing yourself to be selfish for once. Use it as an opportunity to treat yourself to all the things you usually neglect and give yourself a pamper. Why not even buy yourself some flowers?

Before I come across as too much of a man hater, my next post will be talking about exactly the opposite of a cosy night in. If you plan on hitting the town with the girls to meet some fellow singles, keep your eye out for part 2!

How are you guys planning on spending your valentines day, single or taken, I'd love to hear what you have planned!

Chloe xx