It’s time for hearts, the color red, roses in dozens, beautiful dresses, and gifts once again. My kids schools have already sent instructions for special boxes to be made for cards, and we are in search of colorful candies to give to their friends. Valentine’s Day is upon us.

Although obviously most pieces won’t be available anymore, you can find here last year’s “Valentine’s Day Luxe for Her“, “Under $100 for Her“, and “For Him”  gift guides for ideas.


Here is my gift guide for this year. This list is more for your husbands, or boyfriends who may need some desperate help in choosing the right gifts guidance. 🙂 My husband definitely does need the help for Valentine’s day from time to time. He is usually on point for anniversaries, and bdays. For some reason there have been times when he felt clueless for 14th gifts.

He does have my favorite red roses, and chocolate down. I just make sure he somehow sees these guides I come up with. Sometimes my kids make them available!! to him haha, or I leave my computer screen open like I did last year so he can’t help but peak. Ohh the shenanigans of this time of the year 🙂 Couple days ago he flat out asked what I wanted and I told him. Much easier but less fun LOL.

I am LOVING everything in the above list. The Kate Spade watch is darling, Clarosonic Mia does wonders for your skin,& the design is adorable, and the recycled, hand carved book shelf art so unique.



Last year I shared with you ladies lace trend, and  a date night outfit. I wore this Free People Lace Dress for a night out with my husband. This outfit became one of the more popular ones from the blog, and I received many messages, & emails asking me if I knew of a more affordable version.

I didn’t; that’s until a couple days ago when I stumbled across this DailyLook Lace Dress  on MAJOR sale. I purchased it immediately to share with you all. This dress is not only pretty much the same one as my neutral color Free People dress, but it is also super affordable, and it comes in four cute colors. DailyLook version is selling out fast, so grab yours sooner than later if you still want this piece in your closet.

Here is my DailyLook’s Elite Box review if you want to see more styles from the brand.


Styling Tip: If you are wearing a clothing piece that makes a statement, pay attention to your accessories to make sure they don’t overwhelm. In my outfit, the dress being lace, and red, already makes a statement on its own. I just added drop earrings ( from Wantable), two delicate rings ( also from Wantable), and my pearl bracelet from December Little Lace Box.

These accessories are elegant, and don’t compete with the bold dress. For an unexpected little twist,I added the animal print thin belt. This belt also is a throwback to the leopard clutch I used in last year’s lace dress look.


Look at this close up of the DailyLook Lace Dress. It is practically identical to my Free People one. 


Close-up of the delicate pearl ring set, and pearl bracelet.

IMG_1222I feel very playful, and energetic in red. Can’t wear to wear it identically like shown here on the 14th. <3

A gift guide for him is coming up very soon. What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Any struggles with finding gifts for the 14th year after year? What do you plan to wear? Looking forward to hear your ideas & thoughts like always.

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Have a fab Sunday my dear ladies! Hope it is filled with kindness, and laughter. XOXO,


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  • Sophia

    I was one of those girls who wanted this dress last year. I’ll get this one for sure. Red doesn’t have my size. I think I’ll get the black. This is such a deal. Thanks for sharing Elif!!:)

    • Theboxqueen

      Isn’t it such a deal. I was super happy to find it. The black one is stunning too. You are very welcome Sophia. Happy to have helped :-)) XOXO, Elif

  • Such a lovely dress. I love your jewelry too.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thx Amy. I love the colors it comes in. Have a great new week. XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Great gift ideas, and pretty dress! Red is definitely your color. I lean more towards pink for v-day, particularly fushia. Typically I don’t ask for much on v-day since my birthday is the week after, but I do love fresh roses, chocolate and a night out. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Wow fuchsia is such a lovely color. That sounds like an amazing V-day choice. Your bday is coming up? How very fun. You have to tell me all the details. :-))
      All the things you listed I LOVE. Celebrating love, spending time together is what really matters anyways. Everything else is just the icing on the cake. <3 Have a fab new week my dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Corinne C

    I love love love the lace dress. I’m not playing valentines day this year. ha!

    Corinne x

    • Theboxqueen

      Hi Corinne always great to hear from you. The dress is cute right? It also comes in a super cute pink & blue. Have a great new week girlie! XOXO, Elif

  • Tulay Ban

    Lovely VD Dress! Enjoy your VD with your hubby. I do not have any plans yet but hoping for a romantic night.

    • Theboxqueen

      Hope we both have romantic nights. Once in a while we need it right? 🙂 When you decide on what you wear, you need to share with me. Always curious. Happy new week love. XOXO, Elif

  • That lace dress is so pretty! We usually stay in and cook dinner together for VD but if I had a dress like that, maybe we would go out! 🙂

    Doused In Pink

    • Theboxqueen

      Cooking a nice dinner together sounds fun too, and can be pretty romantic. 🙂 I agree though, a nice dress always motivates me to glam up and have a date night out. <3 Have a fab Monday Jill. XOXO, Elif

  • I am LOVING the cut of your dress. It’s really unique and pretty!

    • Theboxqueen

      Rachel I love it too, and couldn’t believe how good a deal it was. I am seriously considering getting one more DailyLook color. 🙂 Hope you are having a great winter. XOXO, Elif

  • Elif, you look so gorgeous in these lace dresses. I love the hem line on both :))

    • Theboxqueen

      The hemlines are cute right? Thanks Lu, so sweet as always!! Hugs and kisses dear! <3

  • ADA

    WOW that dress is gorgeous both in the blush and in red. I need more lace dresses in my life. I’d love a blush/baby pink one next. However red is my favorite color indeed lol. Great job styling the red one with the edgy booties and leopard belt.

    Happy Month of Love my Friend! Ada. =)

    • Theboxqueen

      Ada I always say the same. :-)) I NEED more lace dresses in my life. True that!! A baby pink one would be cute. I believe this one comes in pink too. Thanks for the sweetness lovely lady. I did like it with my black boots. :-)) Hope you’ll have a wonderful Valentine’s day dear. Always love hearing from you!! XOXO, Elif

  • MizHoneybee

    You look stunning in that lace dress Elif! It’s perfect with those shoes. Thanks for the gifts idea, but am looking for a perfect gift to my husband. I literally have no idea. I hope you have a good Valentine’s Day.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much! Shopping for hubby’s always tough. I usually try to figure out what he wants lately, and go find that. There are also times when I create an experience as a gift like wine country trip, or beach horseback riding etc. He really loves those. Hope your Valentine’s day will be wonderful too. You need to come and tell me what you ended up getting for your husband. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

      • Thanks for the helpful idea!

        • Theboxqueen

          You are very welcome dear!!

  • WE

    You look stunning in the red dress!! I just found this dress yesterday at Macy;s and instantly fell in love with the silhouette!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much!! Which color did you get? I agree the shape & fit are lovely. XOXO, Elif

      • WE

        Red was too pretty to pass up!! 🙂