Ladies, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate LOVE. Before this year I was single the past 3 Valentine’s Days – I do have a new man in my life – but I haven’t forgotten about all my single ladies out there. Just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this holiday BIG, I did! Valentine’s Day can be very fun regardless by celebrating GALENTINE’S DAY and I’m here to show you how:
Go on a picnic or brunch with friends
Host a Galentine’s Day for your single gal pals and make a fun day or night out of it. There’s no need to spend a crazy amount of $. Last year when I was living in San Francisco, my girlfriends and I went on a picnic. We dressed up in our cute outfits, took some food and drinks, and spent a lovely day by the Golden Gate Bridge.
Another great idea is to go out for weekend brunch with your friends. Get your gals to dress up, even take some cute props with you, and enjoy a great brunch and take photos. Check out some favorite outfits here.
“Galentine’s Girls Night In”
In the past, I’ve hosted a Galentine’s get-together and you should too! Decorate your living room with minor festive touches (click here for decorations), get some roses, some snacks and Valentine’s Day cupcakes/chocolate, invite your single ladies, and have everyone bring wine or rose, and snacks. Order some pizza and have a blast! It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and you can play fun games like Cards Against Humanity, and end the night with a great movie and popcorn.
I hope these suggestions will help make your Galentine’s Day special and memorable. Remember, it’s a fun day to celebrate love and that can be with anyone you love, like your gal pals!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s almost time to celebrate LOVE with someone or people you love. If you’re looking for a cute gift for that special lady in your life, I’ve got you covered. These goodies are sure to put a smile on her face!
I also want to share this super cute Valentine’s Day Lips tee. I threw on some distressed jeans and sneakers, and I’m ready to go!
I’ll be sharing more outfit ideas, more gift guides, and more, so keep checking back in the next few weeks ^_^
Hi lovely readers, We had a huge snow storm here in DC this past weekend, and I loved every minute of it. It was wonderful watching the snow fall and waking up Sunday morning to a winter wonderland. And nothing beats being cozy and warm on a cold winter day, and that means winter sweaters we just can’t get enough of. I’ve rounded 10 of my favorites for you to live in all season long, including this cozy one I’m wearing from Red Dress Boutique. Shop them all here:
It’s the beginning of a new year, so I thought I’d write a short post to re-introduce myself and share some fun facts about me. I’m 32, PSU born & raised (We are!), work full time in commercial real estate & blog part time, and just moved to DC after 4 yrs in San Francisco and 4 yrs in Philly. I’m the oldest of 4 & come from a tight-knit Persian family. I’m bubbly, energetic, goofy, optimistic, love to laugh, over the top, and live every day to the fullest. Fashion is my oxygen & I’ve been blogging for 6 yrs. My style is a mix of glam, feminine & edgy 💋 Here are some fun facts about me: – Love breakfast & can eat it any time of the day 🍳 – Obsessed with flash tattoos & want a real one ☀️ – Have a medal in martial arts 🥋 – Got a civil engineering degree 🤓 – My favorite color is red ❤️ – I love football 🏈 – Some favs shows are Whose Line, Fresh Prince, & I Love Lucy 😂 – I love jazz clubs 🎷 – Love old Hollywood glamour & classic movies 🎥 – I’m a list person & currently at 123 on my phone 📝 – Magicians fascinate me 🎩 – And lastly, I’m a romantic at heart & just a Cinderella unwilling to settle till I meet the right prince charming who holds my glass slipper 💎👠 Hope you enjoyed learning more about me!
Happy New Year to you all and Hello 2019! I still can’t believe how fast this past year flew by but let me just say how excited I am about 2019 because this will be my year!
As you know, after 4 yrs of experiencing San Francisco, I decided my heart is back in the East Coast. So I packed up and moved back home to PA. A month later, I found a new job in Washington DC, found an apartment I adore – I call it Zoha’s Castle, and began a new life. I think sometimes it takes time to find where you truly belong, which city you fit in, the right career, and where you can call home, at least that’s the case for me. And I finally feel like I’ve accomplished that.
I mentioned this last year when I posted about New Year’s resolutions…I actually don’t make a resolution. Instead I set goals that will elevate me as a person and help me be the best version of myself for various aspects of my life. I want to share some with you in the hope that it will inspire you. So here are my 2019 year goals that I break into 5 categories:
Family: the most important thing in my life and why I moved back to the east coast. Now that I’m within driving distance, I will visit them as much as possible, and fly to Chicago to visit my brother hopefully a few times this year. I will be with my family for every holiday and birthday.
Social: this includes friends, and love & dating. My goal this year is to make new friends in DC, to network with local bloggers and businesses, and to take advantage of as many events and social gatherings that DC has to offer. And since I’m still single, my goal is to date smarter and hopefully meet the right man for me.
Business: this includes work, being a “girl boss” and CEO of my own life. I work full time in commercial real estate and want to excel to become as my dad puts it the “MVP”. I also want to start planning for the future and think more long-term when it comes to my decisions, which of course began with leaving California.
Blog: my blog is my passion and oxygen, and very year I set goals to improve it. This year I aim to focus of building relationships with fellow bloggers, to produce more useful blog posts, captivating Instagram posts, and much more videos. And I hope to acquire more partnerships!
Self: this includes goals to improve myself as a person, and health & fitness. One of the great things about being in my 30s is that I am confident in who I am and know what I want in life. I want to continue hustling and working hard to accomplish what’s important to me. I aim to continue and improve my health and exercise routines. And MOST importantly, my goal is to take more time for myself to RELAX. I do way too much and need more days off to disconnect and reboot!
Sometimes you know when you’re on the brink of something spectacular because you can feel it in your bones, and that’s how I feel about 2019. So cheers to a new year, new beginnings, and to anyone reading this – I wish you a wonderful 2019!