Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Editors' Picks: Be My Gal-entine

Valentine's Day gift ideas for your besties

Guys may come and go, but BFFs, like diamonds, are forever. So, whether or not you've got a hot date tomorrow, don't forget to share the love with your girlfriends.

Cottage by the Sea dress, DVF iPad case, Fred & Friends Babushka set

[From: Brie]

1// Great for a date night or drinks with the girls, this graphic little frock is surprisingly versatile and hits spring's black-and-white print trend right on the head. Plus, I love the Valentine-sy pop of red that ties it all together. $44.80, Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse, (808) 591-9811.

2// Give your favorite techie a kiss with a twist with this cheeky iPad case from DVF. Covered with a pretty pink lip print, it smacks of style. $85, Diane von Furstenberg, Ala Moana Center, (808) 672-2840.

3// Spice up dinnertime with this adorable Babushka tabletop set from Fred & Friends. Nested in each: salt and pepper shakers and a toothpick holder. $26.99, Neo Plaza, 316 Seaside Ave., (808) 971-0030.

Aerin Floral Illuminating Powder, Island Olive Oil Company gift set, Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

[From: Terri]

1// The gorgeous leaf and petal motif in Aerin's new Floral Illuminating Powder is perfect for the girl addicted to pretty little things. $55, Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887.

2// Tread carefully if you choose to gift a custom basket from Island Olive Oil Company; sampling and picking the perfect flavored olive oil or balsamic vinegar to accompany the fig jam and pour spout can be incredibly addicting. $39.95, Island Olive Oil Company, Ward Centre, (808) 388-8912.

3// Filled with quirky characters and laugh-out-loud moments, Etiquette & Espionage follows a British teen who realizes her finishing school also teaches spycraft - think Harry Potter with a girl at the helm. $17.99, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall, (808) 737-3323.

Umbra Drinking Buddies, Mimi Pochi pouch, Midori P-51 Clips, NattoLee necklace

[From: Christi]

1// The name of this fun wine marker set says it all. Hugs and kisses from me to my drinking buddies! Umbra Drinking Buddies wine stopper and marker set, $9.99, Simply Organized, Kahala Mall (808) 739-7007.

2// Truth: sometimes the most fun we have is being catty. Celebrate that with silicone cat pouches stuffed with adorable little dog book clips. Mimi Pochi cat pouches, $9.97, Nordstrom Rack, 330 Kamakee St., (808) 589-2060, Midori P-51 Clips, $8.60 for 18, Hakubundo, Ward Warehouse, (808) 947-5503.

3// The translucent stones keep this statement necklace delicate and modern. Besides, who needs a guy to get jewelry? NattoLee smoky quartz and green moss opal gold-fill necklace, $150, Dolce, Ward Center, (808) 596-9436.

Harajuku Mini dress, DV by Dolce Vita Reyn Flora flats, Kate Spade Call to Action Terry tote

[From: Stacey]

1// I wear pink in small doses, but Dilan loves to frost herself in it. So Valentine's Day is the perfect time for me to chillax and give my girl what she wants: a pretty-in-pink dress. Lucky for me, this Harajuku Mini dress mixes the Pepto Bismol hue with Tiffany-blue leopard spots and a sweet zigzag trim. $24.99, Target, 4380 Lawehana St., (808) 441-3118.

2// The touch of leopard is daring, the neon strip is all about fun, and the hit of red is, well, it's damn sexy. Seriously, who needs a guy when you have a pair of flats that provide you comfort, support and all of the above? DV by Dolce Vita Reyn Flora leather flats, $79, Anthropologie.com.

3// To those gals who haven't found The One, Kate Spade made this one just for you. Forget about finding Prince Charming; wear your flirty intentions on your sleeve with a "Play the Field" carryall tote. Call to Action Terry tote, $248, Kate Spade, Ala Moana Center, (808) 941-4565.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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