Whether you're seriously coupled, seriously single, in some kind of "it's complicated" limbo, or anywhere in between, it's nice to treat yourself to a solo date night every now and then. There's something nice about taking the time to slow down and celebrate yourself. You might already do this as a birthday ritual, or as a treat at the end of a bad day, but I'd argue that rewarding yourself should be a part of your everyday life, regardless of your relationship status. As RuPaul says, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
After all, every one of us could use a reminder to reflect on our own awesomeness and enjoy the finer things in life... like fancy bras, dark chocolate, and cocktail hour. Why wait for a special occasion (or someone else) to practice a little bit of self-care? The time to treat yourself is now, so we're here to provide you with some inspiration.
In the spirit of celebrating you, and in partnership with GUESS Fragrances, here are the top eight things to get yourself now. You're bound to find something you like, whether you're on the hunt for cozy loungewear, an indulgent spa treatment, or just decent hours of shut-eye.
Yes, this one's a definite cliché, but that doesn't mean it's not a good idea. Cute underwear can make any day a little better. Even if you're the only one who will see it, it never fails to make you strut around with a little more confidence. You deserve pretty lacy things, and average cotton normies just won't do.
Getting a mani-pedi, a great massage, a facial, or even DIY-ing your own luxurious bath will make anyone bubbly. This is the perfect time to de-stress and refresh.
There's never a bad time for good food, but a night in is the perfect time to try something new. Make a reservation at that new restaurant you've been meaning to try or test out a recipe with fancier ingredients than you'd normally buy.
Sometimes you just have to say no. Commit to some serious "me time" and do whatever you want. Netflix on the couch? Two-hour bubble bath? Yoga in a garden? Strolling by the water with your phone turned off? The options are endless.
There's a reason why chocolates are a gifting mainstay, and that reason should be obvious. Chocolate is the best, boosts endorphins, and there is no time better than the present to enjoy an entire box of truffles.
6. New Shoes
Has a fabulous pair of new shoes ever resulted in a bad day? Case closed.
Sometimes there's nothing better than bundling up under a blanket and watching a few straight hours of your favorite show. With snacks and a cocktail, obviously. Couch buddy optional.
Maybe lacy lingerie isn't your thing, but I'm pretty sure that ultra cozy loungewear is everyone's thing. Upgrade your college sweats to something a little more special. You'll be so excited to get home and get comfortable.
This post is sponsored by GUESS Fragrances.