Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and chances are, you’ll spend it with your favorite person (even if that means you, flying solo). Wondering what to do on the big night? We’re making it a breeze to plan February 14 from start to finish. All you have to do is follow our flowchart.

Ideal Valentine's Day Plans

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January 20, 2015

Flowers are so last year. This Valentine’s Day, why not give that special someone a gift you can both enjoy? Namely, bacon.

Bacon Bouquet for Valentine's Day

Image via Business Insider

The editors of Business Insider take Valentine’s Day very seriously, and this homemade bouquet of bacon roses proves it. Easy to make with only a few kitchen items – and, of course, juicy strips of bacon – it’s a fail-safe last-minute gift idea. (Unless your sweetheart is vegetarian. In which case, sorry.) The only challenge is not eating it all yourself first.

Ready to give it a try? Watch the how-to on Business Insider.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 14, 2014

If you’re reading this, perhaps you discovered that Valentine’s Day dinner reservations must be… reserved. But before you go for Drugstore Chocolates Year Three, know this. We’ve been swept up in our latest romantic-movie obsession, Winter’s Taleand after watching? We’re firm believers that love (and, yes, even like) is worth pulling out all the stops for. You in?

Winter's Tale

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February 12, 2014

Small and thoughtful? Or a grand and sparkling gesture? This year, take all the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day gifting with these relationship-appropriate suggestions.

 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her from Rue La La

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January 20, 2014

On February 14, men everywhere are going to pull out all the stops with flowers, chocolates, a mushy card, fancy dinner reservations, and, of course, a gift. This year, make sure yours doesn’t go unrewarded for being your partner in crime. Just know that a pair of tube socks isn’t going to cut it. Instead, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts he’ll actually be excited to receive.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

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January 17, 2014

There were so many of you who participated in our Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes – and so many boards to love. While we’ve chosen our grand prize winner (the lucky recipient of $1,000 to each Madewell and Rue La La), we wanted to share some of our favorite Member Pinboards.


1. Kellye’s board is an enticing combination of red and pink hearts.


2. We love Jackie’s casually chic style.


3. What could be more fun than bold, colorful style? We love Molly’s curated picks.


4. Our favorite thing about Abigail’s board? The Tina Fey quote she included.

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February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and whether you’re coupled up or single (and there’s nothing wrong with either), we’re looking to these Pinterest boards for a little heart-themed inspiration. Because who can resist a plate of pink, heart-shaped cookies?


1. We can see what Judith Ripka has planned for Valentine’s Day: plenty of cupcakes.

2. Keep the chocolate coming, please.

3. Decorating the house in pink, white, and red? Why not.

4. We love these Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Real Simple – they’re perfect for the kids, too.

5. Quite possibly the cutest assortment of valentines we’ve ever seen.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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February 12, 2013

There are just a few days left to enter our Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes for the chance to win $1,000 shopping sprees at both Rue La La and Madewell, but that doesn’t mean our Pinboards are slowing down anytime soon.

For today’s dose of (style) inspiration, we turned to our copy team for a peek at what they’ve been pinning to their own boards.

Who: Brianna Lapolla, Junior Copywriter
What she loves: All things pretty and feminine – which means plenty of pink.

Who: Jess Huckins, Copyeditor
What she loves: Jess has an eye for classic black with pops of color.

Need a crash course in Pinterest first? Check out our easy how-to guide, then enter our Rue La La + Madewell: Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes from February 5 to February 13, 2013, for the chance to win a $2,000 shopping spree – $1,000 to each Rue La La and Madewell.

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February 11, 2013

Is it just me, or does anyone else miss the grade-school days, when Valentine’s Day was an equal-opportunity holiday? You know, when you got a whole bag full of colorful valentines, regardless of your relationship status?

Well, we’ve decided to bring back the sentiment of a good old-fashioned greeting of indiscriminate love – with a stylish twist. Simply click one of the images below to download your valentine. Then print, customize, and send these out to your shopping buddy, significant other, best friend, or, you know, your favorite Rue La La writer… hint hint. 

Rue La La Valentine 1Rue La La Valentine 2Rue La La Valentine 3

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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February 7, 2013

An at-home Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be all cupid and hearts. Shake things up a bit with these table-decorating tips, then treat that lucky someone to an unforgettable evening in.

Hold the Roses: The Anything-but-Traditional Valentine's Table

Then all that’s left? Figuring out the menu (mussels, anyone?) and a gift.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

Do you have any go-to Valentine’s Day décor ideas? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 6, 2013