Ali Schilling in Elizabeth and James

I am all about spoiling yourself on Valentine’s Day! Whether it be treating yourself to a solo cup of coffee (for all you moms out there), a spa day or a little retail therapy; I believe every girl deserves a little extra love at least one day out of the year. So, when Helen Ficalora reached out to give a lucky reader one of my favorite necklaces, I jumped up and down with excitement! Did you see the imprint? XOX, my favorite informal (or anytime) salutation. Because really, who doesn’t love a few extra hugs and kisses? Keep scrolling down to enter the giveaway and read about a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories.

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I have to be honest, my husband (Patrick) and I are not big holiday people. We try to do nice/thoughtful things for each other throughout the year, so we try not to make a big deal when it comes to those token holidays. I really think it takes the pressure off when trying to find the perfect gift! I jokingly tell him that every day is Valentine’s Day in the Schilling house ;) We have been together for nine years this April, so before we tied the knot, my hubs planned a few above and beyond surprises for Valentine’s Day.

Our third Valentine’s Day was definitely one for the books. The week started with a cute red dress (he picked out) delivered to the house, then chocolates the next, and flowers delivered to my office on Friday. The card on the flowers said, “pack your bags (and the dress), we are leaving tomorrow at 8am.” He surprised me with a trip to Chicago for the weekend. Looking back, it felt just like the perfect love story out of a movie. Seven years later, we still talk about the best meal and wine we have ever had.

A few Valentine’s days past after Patrick’s over-the-top surprise, not to discount beautiful flowers and dinners in the years between, but my favorite Valentine’s Day date involved making heart shaped pizzas, our favorite playlist, and the perfect chocolate soufflé at home.  Those quiet moments are the ones I hold so close to my heart.

Whether you keep it for yourself or give it to a best friend, girlfriend or wife; you should definitely enter the giveaway! Because a girl always needs a little extra “XOX” during Valentine’s Day! Be sure to head to Helen Ficalora to see all of the darling necklaces and charms. I am thinking of adding a little S to my collection.

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This giveaway is for US Only, 18+ and will end on February 14, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EST. One (1) lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on February 15, 2017. Helen Ficalora Press will reach out directly to the winner and fulfill shipment. Winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim their prize, failure to do so will result in another winner being randomly drawn.

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