Like many moms, I don’t remember the last time I went out on Valentine’s Day with just my husband. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate with dinner out – or during these times, dinner in: cocktails for us grown-ups, steamed mussels, crusty bread, and cream cheese frosted chocolate cake for the 4 of us is how we roll. From there we usually kick on the fire and come up with something to watch on Netflix (still TBD). We all come as we please, in cozy loungewear. Jennafer Grace makes the most beautiful, old Hollywood style comfortable pieces – like this 2-piece shimmer set; perfect for lounging at home in style.
Valentines Day at Home
A Cocktail For Any Occasion: The Lemon Drop Martini
Best shaken, with freshly squeezed lemon juice, apparently Oprah and I share a common love of the Lemon Drop Martini…
I’m always looking for new ideas on how to celebrate special occasions – especially during these crazy times. Read on for 10 more ideas on how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in style with the help of the ladies of Stylish Monday! Click on any of the following blogs to learn more about how we celebrate Valentine’s Day around the world…
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits
“A date night outfit to wear at home has to be comfortable and cozy, yet pretty and romantic at the same time. This black floral kimono was a gift to me from my husband. I love to wear it on our home date nights with a romantic camisole. I completed the “Comfy & Cozy” requirement with a pair of soft joggers…”
Nina – Sharing a Journey
“Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day this year? I’ve got you covered with a two part series! Last Friday I created a whole post about what to do for Valentines Day 2021 and today I’m sharing some great outfits to go with a variety of possible dates!…”
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style
“For A date night at home, I let Gerben choose his favorite outfit on me! Can it be anymore boring? In my eyes, I don’t even like black and white together. And although he said that I have a lot of beautiful dresses, he likes a black pencil skirt, a simple white blouse and classic pumps. A few simple golden jewelry and, and that is what he likes the most of course…..my black stockings! Oh, men…..”
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits
“The hubs and I enjoy date nights at home every Sunday night, and they rock for me, because he usually does all the cooking! He also mixes up one heck of a cocktail. I found this beautiful rose top at Target, and styled it with my favorite jeans and booties, added my Mom’s pearl necklace and felt super fancy! Pop on over for all the deets on my outfit, and that cocktail recipe you are NOT going to want to miss!…”
Nicole – High Latitude Style
“Date night means dancing for us. Then a sleek fit-and-flare dress is a Must. This dress has too much cleavage for my taste, but works well for layering with a halftee underneath. In Interior Alaska, date night can also be early in the morning. In winter, it’s dark until late in the morning (only 3.5 h of daylight at winter solstice. In summer, there is daylight 24/7 for 84 days. More on Alaska lifestyle on the blog…”
Emma – The Style Splash
“We don’t usually go out for Valentine’s Day – and we certainly won’t be this year – but I welcome the excuse to wear red! The rainbow striped sweater with the word “amour” on it (French for love, of course) seems very appropriate…”
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends
“Mr. FTF and I are pretty boring when it comes to at home dates. We like keeping it simple. For us a good time date night at home includes: carryout (I don’t cook!), Netflix, maybe a bowl of popcorn or some type of desert and LAUGHS always lots of laughs! I’m usually dressed super casual – think sweatshirts and sweatpants (I do have the cutest Valentine’s set!)! However since it is the week of LOVE, I’m sharing all of my Valentine’s looks – many can actually be worn year round. By the way, we love to go out and do so at least once a week. Illinois is back open for indoor dining so we have reservations at our favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day! Hope you feel all the LOVE this week and have many reasons to LOVE BIG…!”
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge
“This date night at home theme was announced just before my scheduled date night at home for our 11th wedding anniversary. While I had plans to dress up a bit for our special night, my hormones decided otherwise and slammed me with debilitating cramps all night long. And so I ended up spending our date night in my coziest things curled up on the couch! But if I had been able to dress up, I would have worn this comfy black velvet pant suit that is a recent thrift shop acquisition. I love the elastic waistband and wide legs of the pants making them feel more like pajamas than dress pants. I layered a cowl neck sweater under the velvet cardigan and slipped my cold tootsies into some furry line rose gold mules. A simple tassel necklace and earrings in gold and rose gold completed my look. All set for date night 2021-style…”
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles
“Wore this thrifted blue and white heart sweater to date night last weekend paired with my vintage Levi’s jeans and pop of red hand bag and fun sneakers with red shoe laces.”
Gwen – Gwen Lives Well and Instagram – GwenLivesWell
“I don’t know about you, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually been out on Valentine’s Eve. I mean, yes, when I was in my twenties with no kids, maybe I might have ventured out, but more often than not, home is where I wanted to be. Why deal with busy restaurants, cold food, harried servers when you can have a romantic Valentine’s date night at home? Sharing some suggestions for fab date nights at home, whether it’s Valentine’s Eve or not…!”
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Excellent comfy and yet glam look for a romantic stay-at-home evening. My husband and I typically avoid restaurants on holidays, COVID or not. But it’s still nice to make the evening a special occassion.
Hi Rena! Thanks for stopping by our link-up party! I hear you on avoiding restaurants etc on busy holidays – they are always too crowded, usually understaffed and i’d much rather be at home with my family, especially in these times we are in. And yes, it’s an excuse to do something just a little more special together.
Shelbee on the Edge says
Suzanne, I love your sparkly pants set for a date night at home! It looks so comfortable but yet it is so chic and stylish with the beautiful sparkles! The lemon drop martini looks amazing, too. I just pinned both your drink recipe and your amazing outfit. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hi Shelbee! Thank you, I do love this loungewear set, it’s so comfy and feels kinda fancy! That lemon martini is delicious, I like to add a sugar rim and a little LESS vodka as it’s a bit strong. But if you like it that way – don’t let me stop you :)!
Such a fun collab this month!
This lounge outfit is really pretty but still so elegant! Gorgeous! We should do more date nights at home.
Amy Johnson says
Such gorgeous loungewear! And I love those flip flops!
That is very chic lounge wear, fabulous! Al dressed up and stil very relaxed!
Thank you Nancy! This was a great prompt to get me motivated to style something different!
Julie Augustyn says
I always look forward to seeing how your going to interpret our monthly themes and you never disappoint! This look is stunning and perfect for a date night at home. My favorite drink is also a lemon drop martini no sugar! Hope we can share one together some day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lucy Bertoldi says
You look amazing Darling!! xx
Thank you Lucy! I just read your dopamine post part two…I’m all in! Thank you for inspiring us all to get up and get dressed in something we love!
I’m all in for this cozy chic V-day look! You look fab and that lemon drop martini looks amazing!