The Single Gals Guide to Valentine’s Day

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, which actually happens to be my favourite day of the week. I can’t say the same for Valentine’s Day itself though. That’s not to say that I’m a complete hater of the day, I’d describe my feelings towards it as… indifferent. As most of us will be, I’m spending my Valentine’s Day at work (at my LFW internship) and am planning a pretty chilled evening afterwards. With just a few days to go until the 14th, I’m swooping in for my fellow single gals and putting together a bit of a guide to enjoying Valentine’s Day on your tod.

Wear Your Favourite Outfit

If there’s one thing that will put me in a good mood it’s feeling good about what I’m wearing. Something that I do when I have a big presentation or something similar is make sure that I’m wearing an outfit that I feel great in. It hasn’t got to be an outfit per se but could be something as simple as a pair of earrings that you love or doing your hair in your favourite style. I haven’t picked my outfit yet but I know that it will most likely include my favourite green leather coat that has been all over my blog recently!

Listen to a Banging Playlist on your Way to Work

Lucky for you there’s no shortage of great playlists on my blog and Spotify account for you to check out. For me, what qualifies as a banging playlist is my February Funk one which I shared this month. If there’s any music that’s going to make me feel like I can take on the day it is definitely a bit o’ funk. Alternatively I also have a Girl Power Playlist which could be especially fitting for Valentine’s Day. So whack on your favourite playlist and start your day off right!

Treat Yourself to Something Nice at Lunch

If there’s any day to treat yourself to something a bit special for lunch it’s definitely Valentine’s Day. If you normally pack yourself lunch then maybe treat yourself by going out for a bite during your lunch break. You could even make yourself something special the night before and take it to work with you. Whatever feels like a treat to you, do it!

Have A Bit of A Pamper

Any excuse to have an evening in with a gin and a face mask is a winner for me. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to squeeze a pamper sesh into your week. Run yourself a bath, grab a beverage of your choosing (I’m happy to recommend a selection of gins haha) and watch a film. And of course do it all whilst eating  an array of different chocolates and cheeses.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Are you spending it with someone special or, like me, are you having a chilled one by yourself? Let me know in the comments. If any of you have any other tips on how to spend Valentine’s Day as a single gal then send them my way!

Female Original

*Photography by Alisa Anton and freestocks.org via Unsplash

23 Comments

  1. Macey
    February 11, 2019

    I’m gonna be having a chilled day by myself, but I’m totally ok with that. Actually planning to have a little pamper session as well, might do some baking as well so I can enjoy some treats as I watch a film or two. I love Valentine’s for its origins & true meanings, so I disregard the blatant (& unfortunate) commercialism of the holiday. I feel like Thursday is such a random day to be your fav of the week, but that’s so cool :’) I think Saturdays are my fav xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2019

      Sounds like you have a great day planned! Haha I know, it is a bit weird that I love Thursday’s :’) Thank you for reading! x

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  2. Bexa
    February 11, 2019

    Aww, I love this post so much, Faye! Thank you for thinking of us single girls on Valentines Day! I’m recently single so trying to ignore all the hype surrounding the day, but this is exactly the kinda post I’m very happy to read. These are fabulous suggestions, I’m loving the sound of your Girl Power playlist, I most definitely need to give this a listen! Having a pamper evening sounds perfect, I’m having a girly evening with my sister and we going to watch a film. I’m also going to make some cupcakes for us to enjoy, yay! Hope you have the most relaxing and chilled evening lovely <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2019

      That sounds like a dreamy Valentine’s Day to me! I’m so glad that you enjoyed reading it 🙂 Hope you have a lovely day x

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  3. Sandra
    February 12, 2019

    actually having a chilled day and getting some takeaway and wine, treating myself

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 12, 2019

      Sounds like such a lovely day! X

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  4. Natonya
    February 12, 2019

    Hey Faye, new blog follower here! I totally like the idea of dressing up and taking yourself out for lunch on Valentine’s Day! I’m currently dating myself and this is a perfect way to treat myself on this fun day! Nice post👌🏾 😊

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 14, 2019

      Aw thank you so much for following! Dressing up a bit always makes me feel fab. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day! x

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  5. Patty
    February 12, 2019

    What a lovely post! And really, we should be doing these things every day ❤️ As for me, im working on the other side kf the country on V day, so I’ll be on the road a lot. I’ll probably end up reading a book in the train and ordering takeaway when I finally get home

    Patty x | https://www.pattycular.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 14, 2019

      Definitely! Reading on the train sounds dreamy and a takeaway is the best way to end the day x

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  6. Jessica
    February 13, 2019

    This is a great list of things to do on Valentines if you’re single !! ♥️ Sometimes, you gotta thug it out all by yourself and that’s okay too!! 😜
    https://jessierenea.com/7-benefits-of-blogging/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 14, 2019

      For sure! I love a good pamper sesh and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself x

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  7. Agnes Delight Vincent
    February 14, 2019

    Maybe the single ladies should see it as just an other day, then it might not be so difficult. It’s a working day, so be the best at what you do and go an extra mile by adding value and giving expertise to those who might need it for their relationships or in other areas.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 14, 2019

      Oh yeah I definitely see it as just another day because it is! Any excuse to have more of a pamper day and I’m here for it though haha x

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      1. Agnes Delight Vincent
        February 14, 2019

        Sure.

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  8. Jenny
    February 17, 2019

    These are some great ideas! I watched my fave rom-coms and ate lots of chocolate haha! ☺️

    Jenny • http://www.sparkleandstyleblogger.wordpress.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 19, 2019

      Sounds dreamy! I had a gin with my housemate when I was back from work haha x

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  9. Kim
    February 17, 2019

    These are great ideas to do for yourself on Valentine’s Day or any day / evening you have to yourself. For Valentine’s Day this year, I watched a horror film and had a comforting dinner of sausage, chips and beans.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 19, 2019

      Definitely! You can treat yourself to a day like this whenever. Sounds fab! x

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  10. Asher Downer
    February 21, 2019

    This post is so important. There is so much more to valentines day than just partners. Love is for everyone – friends, girl-friends and family. Loved this post!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 21, 2019

      Definitely! Glad you enjoyed it x

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  11. Michelle
    February 24, 2019

    Even though I’m not single I still do all of this and still celebrate it with a meal out with my partner. I don’t see valentines just for couples it’s a day to remember how to love yourself. Me and the girls had a night in with food and drinks (mainly gin) the night before, then at the weekend went to the spa. I enjoy celebrating it more with the girls, to me it’s all about women empowerment.

    Shelly’s Passport

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 27, 2019

      I love this! It’s definitely not just a day for couples x

      Reply

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