GALentine’s Day Must-Haves

By Renee Cafaro

Ever since Leslie Knope coined the term “Galentine’s Day” on Parks and Recreation, it has become the way millions of women celebrate around Valentine’s Day. We believe that Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be a day to separate the single folks from the happily attached. Instead, this is a good time to embrace yourself and whomever in your life that you care for and take a minute to say “I love you.” First and foremost, regardless of your plans or relationship status, do something for yourself- whether it is a small indulgence like a salon treatment or an investment in tools for yourself like a new laptop for your budding plus size fashion blog (wink, wink!)!! Here are some of our favorites to spoil you and your squad this Valentine’s Week!

phone case building an empireTaken? Single? None of the above…. Let everyone know your status of being a #GirlBoss who is just working on her empire with this really cute phone case from Casetify.



forever 21 romper plus size clothingLooking for a perfect plus size romper for a girls’ night out or a chill gathering?

We love a red rose or floral print romper from Forever 21+ that will highlight all of your curves.

If you want a more traditional sexy red dress, check out our Valentine’s Essentials post.

melissa mccarthy plus size dress plus size black dressPersonally, I love to delve into the Hallmark holiday and get fun, flirty and festive on Valentine’s Day!

You have to check out this cute lipstick print plus size dress from Melissa McCarthy Seven7.

It’s made of a flowy chiffon and cinches perfectly around your waist. This smooch-print is perfect for February but can be worn all year round!

silver ringNo one ever needs a significant other to adorn oneself in jewelry. Feel free to get any bauble that tickles your fancy, but check out the Ah Ring by Divine Diamonds, specifically made as a symbol of singles pride! We’ve seen right hand rings for years but this diamond and white gold band is actually meant to be worn as a stylish pinky ring.

iPad pink rose gold plus size

Treat yourself with a new rose gold Apple product. We love the iPad pro because it is light, affordable and big enough to work on your latest project or watch a movie.



pearl earbuds pink headphones musicA perfect accessory for this would be this unique, pink pearl ear buds by Meidong so you can listen in style!

A great way for ignoring the world and listening to all the tracks that don’t try and make you feel overly romantic and soppy this Valentines Day… Rolling Stones anyone?


hanky pinky plus size pantiesA lot of magazines will try to push lacy panties as a #VDay essential only for the taken girls. That’s crazy! Plus size lingerie is to make you feel beautiful and honor your curves – as you can see in our Top 5 Lingerie picks earlier this week. Invest in in a pair of famous Hanky Panky panties. The high quality, stretch lace is totally worth the hype!

additionelle_plus size lingerie plus size bra plus size pantiesWe also love the bold color combo of purple and red that Addition Elle is doing. If you have to wear a bra, why not wear a gorgeous one? Show it off at one of my favorite fun runs, Cupid’s Undie Run!!

Voluspa candles will fill your home with fabulous aromas for when you invite your ladies over for movie night. To me, the best romance was a 90’s romance. Who can resist the plots of star-crossed lovers, the friendships, the fashions and the wonderfully grungy soundtracks of Empire Records, Clueless, and Can’t Hardly Wait? So Netflix some ol’ favorites and have an adult slumber party. Just remember to stock up on wine, popcorn and of course this stunning, mercury glass candle décor.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Valentine’s Day Playlist to round out your night!


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine