hello, february!

I know people say this all the time, but I genuinely can’t believe how fast last month went by. It feels like just yesterday was Christmas and now we’re already in the second month of 2019. Like I mentioned last month, every month this year will have a distinct theme on the blog which all of my posts will relate back to. Last month was starting fresh, getting organized, and setting up good habits.

February’s theme is a little bit more relaxed. In my eyes, this month is all about self-love and enjoying little luxuries. From the perfect Chanel lipstick to a homemade cup of your favorite tea, these are the things that don’t cost much but have the ability to make everyday feel really special.

Why this theme? The big holiday this month, of course, is Valentine’s Day which is, truthfully, a holiday I’ve never been quite fond of. Even years when I’ve had “a Valentine” to spend the day with, the concept always rubs me the wrong way because I feel like it’s promoting the commodification of love and the only real purpose for the holiday is to sell this idea that we a) have to buy things to show we love someone and b) that romantic love is the end all be all in life.

The point I’m trying to make is that the theme for this month was born out of wanting to subvert the typical narrative of February and Valentine’s Day, turning it on its head and making it about self-love. After all, as RuPaul says, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Or, if Diane von Furstenberg is more your style: "The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”

Posts this month will show you ways to treat yourself kindly, how to enjoy the little things, and just generally how to keep cozy and sane this February. As for the visuals, I’m really inspired by the images below of pink and red, champagne bubbles, sweet treats, soft pajama sets, and beautiful textures.

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