by Tessa Hall
February 10, 2020
Get out your finest reds and pinks, your cheesiest pickup lines, and your cliché date ideas, because it’s that time of the year again boys and girls: Valentine’s Day! Or maybe we should use the more inclusive alternatives: Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day. Whatever which way you decide to celebrate February 14th, whether it’s love-theme or anti-love theme (see Jessica Biel’s character from the 2010 film, Valentine’s Day, as inspiration), you can always do it with fun and colorful style, killer gift ideas, and the ultimate excuse to “treat yo-self” or someone you love!
So maybe you’re searching for gift ideas for the lovely lady in your life or your forever gal-pal. Maybe you’re just looking for inspiration for your own date night look based on accessories you already own? Either way, we’re here to present ideas for fun, fashionable, and eco-friendly finds that will either spice up your date night look or score major gifting points to your significant other (gal-pal, girlfriend, soul sister, or otherwise)!
Based on your own style or the style of the lucky gal you’re buying for, there’s something on this list for everyone. We’ve put together some accessory pairings that will surely spike inspiration and absolute gift envy! And the best part: you can find all of these amazing gifts on the luxury resale market (links to the Lux pages below). An added bonus to every gift is a consumer-conscious and sustainable gift, am I right? Take a look at these adorable finds that we just had to feature in the month of love!
Okay, how cute is this cocktail clutch for a date night with your girlfriends or a sexy soiree with your main man? A perfect Valentine’s piece, this Prada clutch is beautifully embellished with a touch of sparkle to light up your night—and your date’s eyes! 😍
To take this look up a notch, pair it with a fabulous pair of glittering silver red-bottom pumps. If you really want to score points with your girl this V-Day, the ultimate gift is her very own pair of Christian Louboutin’s. How can you go wrong with gifting a pair of red soles to spark the love in her soul on this special day?! ;)
Structure, quality, luxury, and a burst of color is what all great relationships are made of—but also this jaw-dropping Celine hot pink tote. The craftsmanship alone on this piece really says “I care,” not only in the manufacturing of this product, but also in the quality of your gift-giving. Business appropriate without playing it too safe, this purse has versatility as well as personality, just like your girl!
To top off this look, every business gal on the go needs a practical, but beautiful, time piece. This Givenchy silver and diamond watch is a top-notch luxury piece. Perhaps your lady isn’t a jewelry kind of gal. This is the perfect middle ground for putting diamonds on her wrist, but in a more practical manner.
Hot mama! Whoever associates “classic” with “boring” hasn’t seen this fire engine red Chanel quilted flap. One of the most acclaimed and desired bags in history, the Chanel Classic Flap is the ultimate must-have for any woman with a love for luxury. Presented in the brand’s signature lambskin leather and complimented by champagne hardware, the classic flap embodies the definition of elegance and timeless femininity. To put it into perspective: she will never forget the Valentine’s Day she was gifted her Chanel Classic Flap!
What’s a posh handbag without an equally posh wallet? A bouquet of roses on Valentine’s Day is soooooo passé! Gift her roses in a new way with this Dolce & Gabbana floral zip wallet. A perfect size to fit in the medium Chanel flap, this wallet adds some pattern and spunk to this gorgeous combo!
Some like to wear their heart on their sleeve, but we like to wear ours on our luxurious backpacks! What a cheeky and unique way to incorporate the symbol of love on a cute, stylish piece! Backpacks are considered a new division of handbags and can be just as luxurious and stylish as one too. Perhaps your girlfriend, gal pal, or significant other has a more edgy, casual vibe to her style. This is the perfect gift!
Maybe she’s even bolder than this white Valentino look? Then add in a piece that really says “I own my look!” with this iconic Love Necklace by Lanvin. Graphic, daring, and completely embodying the message of old St. Valentine, this piece makes a bold statement to the love in your life this V-Day!
Does the lady in your life fill the room with her presence? Does she dress to impress and express her own sense of self? Bold in colour choices, but classic in design, this pairing is perfect for her date night look this Valentine’s Day! Moschino has always been generous on their playful designs with their luxury quality and this heart handle bag is no exception.
Match it with a pair of red patent leather red bow flats from Miu Miu and you have a LOOK! Have big date plans walking around the city? Maybe she’s not keen on heels to begin with? These red flats are practical just as much as much as they’re adorable! Love is in the air, so it might as well be in your accessories as well!
Trying to think of gift ideas for that hard to buy for person? Is she already a style queen with all the best staple handbags in her collection? Try something a little more daring! This gorgeous Valentino red camo rockstud mini crossbody bag has it all! A bold, new pattern will certainly be a new addition to her wardrobe. The iconic Valentino studs easily identify it as a luxury piece. And lastly, the crossbody strap makes it a practical and versatile daytime to date night bag.
Want to add some next level sophistication to the look? Bring out a tiny, iconic red Cartier box to wow her even more with this exquisite Cartier four diamond yellow gold Love Bracelet. Featuring the signature Cartier stamp with alternating diamonds, this 18 karat yellow gold bracelet, with four brilliant-cut diamonds, screams the ultimate jewelry gift for the special someone in your life. Jewelry is always a safe bet for Valentine’s Day gifts, but Cartier is really the crème de la crème.
All of these exceptional pieces can be found on the Lux Second Chance site at incredible discounted prices! Not only do you not have to break the bank this Valentine’s Day, but you can shop knowing you’ve made a mindful, sustainable choice by purchasing resale items. It’s important to us that gifting seasons are done with care, without being frivolous with our purchasing habits. Take care of the ones you love this Valentine’s Day while taking care of our planet as well.
Happy shopping, Luxers! ❤️
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by Tessa Hall
March 08, 2021
If you’re an avid Luxer, you may recognize this face as our fearless leader, founder, and CEO of Lux Second Chance, Diana Nguyen. If you’re new to the blog, then let me introduce you to the determined entrepreneur, passionate eco-conscious shopper, part-time Torontorian, part-time Parisan, and Chanel fanatic behind the success of Canada’s biggest consignment aggregating shopping platform.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, I wanted to talk to Diana about her journey as a female entrepreneur, CEO, and all around boss babe (I still cringe at this term, but I haven’t found a replacement for it). Let’s get her talking!
by Tessa Hall
January 22, 2021
As we putter through January, it’s not too late to set your goals and resolutions for 2021! We’re talking in particular about fashion-related goals that are not only good for you and the environment, but also feasible enough that you can make them your All Year resolutions, as opposed to a New Year’s resolution.
Society as a whole, consumes fashion at an astonishing rate; similar to the way we consume food, media, and entertainment. This is why it is more important than ever to be intentional with your purchasing habits and your relationship with your wardrobe. Here are our top eight ways to get you there!
by Tessa Hall
January 06, 2021
Is investing in the cards for your future? Does that sound totally dry and really not something you’ve thought about in-depth? Once upon a time (when our parents were young adults and thinking about their first investments) you’d have to go into a bank, talk in great lengths to some generic-looking man and try and remember all the jargon words being tossed around like diversification, bonds, dividends, and volatility. Well, times have changed, in a big way!
Love fashion? Great at scouting out a deal? Then maybe your type of smart investment lies in the resale luxury market.
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