Your Foolproof Guide to Valentine’s Day 2016 in Houston

Witney Carson

Valentine’s Day is JUST around the corner, and we’ve got all things love on our mind. There can be a lot to think about, from what to do, where to go, where to eat, what gifts to buy, what to wear. It’s time to finalize all those plans, and we’re here to help you with that. We’ve pulled together what we think are some of the VERY best things to do, places to go, restaurants to dine at, outfits to wear, so forth and so on. Keep on scrolling for your guide to all things Valentine’s Day 2016 here in Houston.

What to Do

There’s an endless amount of fun (and romantic) things to do in the city of Houston, and we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite ideas for the day of love below!

Hermann Park_dinner and a cruise

Dinner and a cruise at Hermann Park

iPic_movies and times

A night at iPic Theaters.

Top Golf, Hoston, TX, 1/2/13.

An afternoon at Top Golf.

Zaza_stay_dinner_spa treatments

Breakfast in bed at Hotel Zaza.

Where to Eat

Just like there’s an endless amount of things to do in this city, there’s even MORE great restaurants and places to dine. Houston is certainly a foodie city; that we all know. Below is just a sampling of the great choices we have here that would be perfect for the holiday (and many have specials going on for the 14th so be sure to check each out!).

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Tony’s/Grace’s/B&B Butchers & Restaurant/State of Grace/Ciao Bello/Crisp

What to Wear

Once you’ve figured out what you’re going to do and where you’re going to go, it’s time to pick out what you’re going to wear, of course! Depending on what your plans are, we’ve pulled together inspiration from very casual to dressy and elegant.

Always Dolled Up_casual

This looks pulls from the athleisure trend, which we absolutely love. If you’re heading to Top Golf or somewhere that involves physical activity, this is a great way to go: functional, yet stylish. (Image Source: Always Dolled Up)

Happily Grey_dressy casual

This is a look that works for most places you’ll go, as you can truly never go wrong with jeans, a blazer, and heels. (Image Source: Happily Grey)

Hello Fashion Blog_little red dress for vday

If you’re going somewhere a bit dressier, a bold red dress is perfect. We love how the dress does all the talking, and very little accessories are needed. (Image source: Hello Fashion Blog)

Lauren Conrad_dressier_midi with leather jkt

This is also a great option for something a bit dressier, but in this case it’s been dressed down slightly with the booties. The beautiful dark blush, feminine dress looks fabulous with the leather jacket to add a bit of edge. (Image Source: Lauren Conrad) 

Who What Wear_refined and stylish_trousers and blouse

This is a classic, elegant, slightly more refined look that has been elevated by the dramatic bow/scarf on the blouse. The high waisted pants look beautiful with the crisp white blouse.(plan on seeing a lot about white blouses for the Spring!)  (Image: Who What Wear) 

What to Buy

Probably the hardest part…what to buy for your sweetie! We’ve pulled together some favorites below. And don’t forget to visit our favorite local retailers to check out their gift selections, such as TOOTSIES, a bientot, Neiman MarcusCotton Club, Elaine Turner, and so many more…

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1. Cashmere-Blend Slippers 2. Acqua di Parma Perfume 3. Cacao & Cardamom Chocolates 4. Clinique ‘Pop Lip’ Pink Lipstick 5. Katie Design Rosary Bar Charm Necklace with Diamonds 6. Eberjey Lace Trimmed Robe 7. Ippolita Mother of Pearl Earrings 8. Bedhead Pajama Set 9. Mariquita Masterson Heart Necklaces 10. Sugarfina Candy 11. Trellis Spa Gift Certificate

Shop some of our favorite red items below!

Feature Image Source: Witney Carson

About Julie Weinstein

Julie Weinstein started in the fashion industry during her college years. She interned at IMG in their models division, while working at Mercedes-Benz fashion week one season. She also spent a few summers at the well-known retailers, Intermix and LF Stores. As soon as she graduated from Lasell College, she dove right into her fashion career. Julie started on the buying team at J.Jill, based in Quincy, MA. Her love of New York City brought her back to work at Oscar de la Renta in their wholesale division. From there, she started working for supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova and her company Be The Light New York, where she was Head of Operations, handling everything from logistics to social media to marketing and more. Julie started her own digital studio, LJ Creative House, in January of 2015, where she manages social media, digital marketing, and blogging for brands and companies. She also continues to run her own fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid, while holding the position of Managing Editor for My Red Glasses.

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