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DETAILS: | |  | |  | RED GUCCI CLUTCH () |   (COLOR: RUBY WOO) |

CODY: | | DENIM () | BLUE LOAFERS (OLD – ) |  () | 

Cody is surprisingly really romantic. He keeps every card I’ve given him, brings me flowers home just because, leaves notes for me on our bathroom mirror in the morning, I really got lucky with him! When Cody and I were dating, he arranged an elaborate treasure hunt with cards awaiting me at each stop leading from one spot to the next: Starbucks, inside jokes, my favorite lunch spot, shopping spree, our favorite place to look over the city with a CD of all our songs, ending in dinner and cinnamon rolls waiting for me at home. It is still one of my all-time favorite dates (although admittedly I was convinced there would be an engagement ring waiting on the other end, but the cinnamon rolls were a close second 🙂

The treasure hunt was hands-down one of the most memorable dates I’ve had. Cody did it just because but I thought it would make a great Valentine’s Day date. You can adapt a treasure hunt for any wallet, whether you include budget-friendly ideas or go for the gold with extravagant ideas. Below are a few ideas to inspire your own treasure hunt this Valentine’s Day.

  • FREE – Make a playlist of ‘your’ songs: There’s nothing like having all your favorite songs in one spot and this will be sure to be on repeat.
  • FREE – Clues to take him/her to meaningful places from your relationship: Whether it’s where you first met or the spot of your first kiss, a walk down memory lane will be a definite hit. 
  • $ – Favorite drink at your go-to coffee shop: Nothing says you’re paying attention like getting your S/O’s drink order right at your favorite coffee spot. Make them proud and have their favorite drink waiting for them. 
  • $-$$ – Shopping at his/her favorite store: Who doesn’t dream of a shopping spree? Have a gift card waiting at your S/O’s favorite store and let them indulge a little. I’m loving ‘ collection for date night looks right now, especially their . I just got and love the eyelet detail at the hem (also got ). And I love that’s the perfect festive touch for Valentine’s Day, whether you add it to your LBD or dress up . 
  • $$ – Pampering: Whether it’s a massage, manicure/pedicure, or another one of their guilty pleasures, your date won’t refuse an opportunity to unwind. 
  • $-$$$ – Dinner at his/her favorite restaurant: If you’re S/O’s favorite restaurant is one you save for special occasions, there’s no better time than the present (or Valentine’s Day 😉 
  • FREE-$$$$ – For an extravagant treasure hunt, go big by checking off items of your date’s bucket list. Whether it’s free or something more adventurous like skydiving, swimming with sharks, or a helicopter ride, it will be a truly unforgettable date.

XX, Christine

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  1. THEFASHION-JUNKIE

    I’m also obsessed with your heels. They’re gorgeous and really help to add a vibrant pop of colour to your outfit 🙂 X

  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Beautiful and simply timeless in every angle of look. Just fabulous! 🙂

  3. sasa

    Beautiful dress and heels<3

  4. Soph

    I love your photography and if I had a man I would so do this treasure hunt lol!

  5. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    I love those shoes!! And what beautiful flowers!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

  6. monika

    I love this outfit and the shoes!

    Love,

  7. Kristie

    pretty dress and love the shoes!


  8. Desimira

    The treasure hunt story is so romantic! I love this couple’s shoot, you both look great!

  9. Emma

    I love how you wore all red with hints of red! Such a fun look for Valentine’s Day! Great ideas for dates too

  10. Jada Nicola

    Those heels are gorgeous!

  11. Dominique

    These are great suggestions! You 2 are so cute together!

  12. Alex Piniaz

    great ideas for Valentine’s Day <3
    you two look just great! And these photos are amazing!

  13. Sharan

    I like how you gave the Valentine’s day ideas for every budget! Also loving the dress and red heels!

    xoxo
    Sharan

  14. Crazyswagger

    Ohhh Waaao your heels looks damn

  15. Liz - Shopping My Closet

    Love the pops of red!

    Liz @

  16. Kristin

    Thanks for including ideas to fit all budgets! I also have done scavenger hunt dates in the past, and they are always so fun and memorable! A great V-Day idea!

  17. Tasha Juli

    This dress looks fantastic on you! Happy Vday.
    Tasha Juli
    stylesplendorbliss.com

  18. Aw

    Love your blog post and outfits! Both of you look great too 🙂

  19. Laura

    It’s a cute idea to wear a turtleneck under a strappy dress I would have never thought of that!

  20. Poshnessary

    Amazing dress and heels!

    Kisses from ❤

  21. Hayley Larue

    These are so adorable!! Love the all black with red accents <3

  22. Kelsey

    Love this whole look – from the shoes to your cute top knot! I feel like when I do a half top knot it just looks like poop on the top of my head haha but it looks great on you!!

  23. Anna Clarke

    What a gorgeous, GORGEOUS post! I find long-sleeved dresses so elegant and the lace just adds to it! And don’t let me get started on the heels. As a ginger, I have always grown up staying away from red up until recently (I have been trying it out more!) and these heels definitely help 😉 LOL! SO pretty – & fun!

    On top of that…I love the treasure hunt idea. I have heard of it a bunch but never actually seen someone write about potential ideas…. so way to go! I’ll have to show my hubby haha! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing more!!

  24. Sadi

    Beautiful couple, I love your dress and heels. So perfect for Valentine’s day!

    Sadi

  25. Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee

    I am loving that dress!!

  26. Kathryn

    Absolutely obsessed with your dress and heels!

    xx Kathryn

  27. Natali

    Oh wow! Amazing photos and such an incredible outfit ideas for guys and girls! Thanks for an inspirational post!

  28. Rachel

    These ideas are so fun and I love that some of them are free because they really can mean the most! And I can I just say that I am totally obsessed with your shoes in this post! The color, style, everything!!

    Rachel

  29. brett

    love this look! your hair looks great! 🙂

  30. Claire

    Wow the shoes are amazing ! xxx

  31. Elise

    So cute! Love your dress and you hair looks so pretty!

    xx, Elise

  32. Tynka.

    OMG! LOVE <3

  33. Heidi

    Love your top knot and the pretty lace detail! Gorgeous photos.

  34. Kessiya

    love this post! I think we should use a beautiful dress and heels

  35. Eman

    love the photos and such a lovely couple!!

    What’s in my bag?!!

  36. Kelly

    I am obsessed! Love how you layered the dress with a turtleneck.

    xx, kelly

  37. Little Red Book

    Love your shoes!!

  38. Caterina

    The Heels Are Amazing. And The Date cody prepared for You is a Dream.
    Lot of Cute ideas for Valentines Day

    Caterina

  39. Lindsay

    Pretty outfit!! Love the red shoes and bag!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  40. Caitlin Lee

    Love those heels!! So stunning! xo

  41. Kristina Fidelskaya

    This is so adorable.

    Best,
    Kristina Fidelskaya

  42. Yana

    Such a cute post. Amazing pictures. 🙂

  43. KELYA SHOES

    Oh fantastic shoes! Take a peek at this pair of red shoe too : the best portuguese stilletos.

  44. Basically Blonde

    so cute!!!

  45. Margot

    You guys are an adorable couple:)

  46. stylemelauren

    I love this post! First of all, those heels are beyond sexy and gorgeous on you! And your ideas are perfect!! Love the treasure hunt! Xo

    @stylemelauren

  47. Makayla M.

    You guys are the cutest couple… I love it!! My boyfriend started reading Cody’s blog ever since I showed him. He loves it! Love this post Christine, xo!

    Makayla,

  48. the pearled joker

    Love the heels!!!

  49. Melissa Benhoff

    Hands down, my husband’s favorite dates ever, regardless if it is just a Tuesday night or our anniversary – a home cooked meal with good music playing in the background followed with a cuddle session on the couch with one of our favorite movies. Though I do enjoy dressing up 🙂 I love this black look with red touches!

    Xo Melissa

  50. Linoya

    Adore this look! You and your husband are so cute, I love the black outfits with the pop of red!

  51. Pam

    Are you two adorable or what?!?! Those shoes are gorgeous and PERFECT for V-day♥

  52. Emma

    In love with those heels! To die for!

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