10 Things To Buy This Week: A Saucy Valentine’s Edition

We thought we’d bring you some suggestions to accompany our Valentine theme this week. From thigh highs to perfume, we’ve got ideas.

E’s five Things

Nasty Gal thigh highs. I’ve scoured the internet and I am serious when I tell you to pick the ones from Nasty Gal. I’m partial to these for a saucy schoolgirl vibe, but all of their options are good ones.

thigh highs

Undergarments optional.

Over the knee boots. A provocative move for sure, but with attitude you CAN pull it off. (But you already knew that, didn’t you? You vixen.) My current favorites are these from Free People, or these from Stuart Weitzman (also these). The bow on the back is everything.

free people boots

Over the knees = there are no rules.

Baby oil. You may laugh but slathering this on after the shower will score you the softest skin ever. It is perhaps the easiest way to make all the boys go NUTS. More importantly, it makes you feel like an angel and helps you defeat dry winter skin.


Extremely suitable for adults.

Scalp massager. J and I have spent many an evening alone with only this toy and hours of Gilmore Girls to entertain us. Enjoying ourselves in these instances has never been a problem.

scap massager

Best used by couples and good friends who are very comfortable with each other.

Eva vibrator. I am not going to begin with some sort of qualifier or saucy invective that justifies my recommending a vibrator to you. I think Sex and the City entitles me to believe we live in a post-vibrator-acceptance world where it is simply understood that these grown-up toys are great. Anyways, I think this particular model is interesting because it is hands free (plus the ladies who crowdsourced to create it are rad as hell). But whatever you fancy you can find it–vibrator on a necklace? Something basic? There are no rules.


Hands-free, strap-free, priceless.

J’s Five things

D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s “Black Messiah.” This is a seriously sexy album with a message. Just perfect for creating the ambience for you and your hip and intellectual partner this Valentine’s Day. I doubt you will need anything else to get you in the mood other than this record, but, if you do, just Google image search D’Angelo.


Set the mood the D’Angelo way.

Crystals are powerful things. Go ahead and get yourself a crystal to match your romantic mood. Looking to mend a broken heart or improve the emotional wellbeing of your relationship? Invest in a rose quartz. If passion’s the thing this year, it’s all about rubies. If you’re looking to meet your soulmate, try malachite. And if you are simply seeking to enhance your inner goddess qualities, you can’t do better than moonstone.


Can you feel the goddess-enhancing power?

The Modern Kama Sutra. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year so you have all day to get up to whatever activities you desire. Unfamiliar with the Kama Sutra? Well, this book will get you started on the almost 3000 year old practice.

kama sutra

You know you’re curious…and not in a Fifty Shades of Grey way.

Having a signature perfume is a total adult woman move and what could be more alluring, I ask you? In the past week alone two men have complimented me on my perfume of choice (Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, if you were curious). I actually have a few perfumes that I cycle between including Penhaligon’s Bluebell (also a go-to for Kate Moss), Jo Malone’s Amber and Lavender Cologne, and L’Occitane’s roll-on floral perfumes.

It worked for Kate Moss...many a time.

It worked for Kate Moss…many a time.

What sounds better than feeding your partner homemade truffles? I can’t think of anything I’d rather do with E. Unfortunately, we will be separated for this Valentine’s Day, but you can bet we’ll be all over Jamie Oliver’s DIY chocolate truffle recipe at our next (re)union. That and the scalp massager.

Chocolate and Valentine's Day just make sense together, like Taylor Swift and Haim.

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day just make sense together, much like Taylor Swift and Haim.

We wish you all a supremely romantic Valentine’s Day!

xox J and E

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