Pucker up, buttercup!

People often joke that Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday. By and large…it is but why not enjoy it for what it is? I've never met a gal who didn't swoon over pink and red accessories or, for that matter, a guy who didn't enjoy the excuse to eat a fancy dinner out. Like I said, what's not to love?

Well, pucker up buttercup because I took my clan to Woodfield Mall last weekend to round up a quick and easy gifting guide for the ladies and the gents. My oh-so-helpful assistants were on a mission to make everyone happy at just about every price point. <Starbucks' cake pops sweetened the deal>

We kicked off our trip with a game plan. Our retail agenda included visits to: Altar’d State, Columbia Sportswear, lululemon, Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Pandora, Sephora, Tommy Bahama and Vera Bradley. 

My darling husband assisted with the gents. You're welcome. He is also the proud owner of these boots from Columbia. Rave reviews, my friends. He walks three miles in the loop everyday so waterproof, durable footwear is of top priority.

Next up: me, I mean the ladies! I'd be lying if I said we didn't spend much time in Sephora. Like me, the girls were struck by the "Sephora bug." Hard not to…pretty packaging, shiny objects, bright lights, pretty scents, a rainbow of colors…we love it all!

Liv and I selected this nude lip set for $28. It has six different mini lip products without having to make the big commitment. I highly recommend this one! I throw it in my work bag everyday.

Let's just stop for a moment and appreciate the Vera Bradley windows. Vibrant color and top notch styling. They have a great handbag selection right now so be sure to add them to your list!

…and our final stop was at Michael Kors. If you are feeling blush this season like me…then happiness awaits. Shades of pink and crimson line the shelves with pretty gold accents. Valentine's literally exploded in this retail front. 

How's that for piquing your interest? Woodfield Mall has it all and we finished with a fun, family dinner @ Kinfork. 

Head on over this weekend to get your shop on and be sure to check out the free Be Mine Photo Booth taking place February 11 and February 12 from noon to 6 p.m.

Muah! Happy Friday! xo

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