Each month the Shop Talk style team gathers up a shopping list of their most coveted wants and wears into a special feature we like to call the Met Set. For February, we got into the romantic spirit to bring you four Valentine’s Day gift ideas from around town. Fall in love with our picks, below.

Amanda Zurita, style editor
“I’m not exactly a gushy romantic type (for Valentine’s I’ll just take a chocolate bar, please), so these cards from locally based Sad Shop ($5) play right in to my dry sense of humor—and thankfully my partner’s, too. If you’re of an equal mindset, consider stopping by by Sad Shop’s popup at Nordstrom downtown on Thursday, February 12 through Friday, February 13 from 4 to 8 both days.”

Image via Moorea Seal



Lauren Gallow, Shop Talk contributor
“I died for these little babes the first time I saw them at Moorea Seal last month. Now that it’s February, I think I found my Valentine’s Day present from me, to me. As a V-Day vow: I hereby swear only to adorn myself with shiny beautiful things that remind me of love. These little heart studs from Oh So Antsy ($60) are the perfect way to start.” 


Image via Elliott Bay Book Company


Olivia Tinsley, style intern
“I’m considering it a truth universally acknowledged that any of my fun single-lady friends would be in want of this adorable Austen-inspired guide to modern dating, written by Sinéad Murphy.”

Available at Elliott Bay Book Company, $17


Image via Gabriel Cosmetics

Alyssa Volpigno, Shop Talk contributor

“If you're like me, wearing bright lipstick equals no kisses. My partner always thinks it will rub off on him (and sometimes it does, so I get it). Since I’m hoping for at least a little romance on Valentine’s Day, I’m going with this lipstick in ‘tea rose’ by Seattle-based Gabriel Cosmetics. This perfect shade of rose petal pink is subtle enough to convince your date to smooch you. Plus, it’s made with organic ingredients and is gluten free.”

Available at Whole Foods and online, $17



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