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Aoki Boutique Has All Your Last Minute V-Day Needs

Just found out that you’re beau is taking you somewhere fancy and need the right dress or accessory? Still haven’t gotten you’re gal a gift? Completely clueless as to what you should actually get your gal? Single and ready to mingle?

Whatever you’re V-Day circumstances might be, Alina Alter, owner of Aoki Boutique in Rittenhouse (115 S. 22nd St.) has got you covered. Besides the shop’s miscellaneous assortment of Valentine’s goodies (below), Alina offers some specific recommendations for ladies in search of the perfect date-night outfit. She also makes a few gift recommendations for all you clueless guys out there.

Aoki VDay

Clockwise from top: Vintage Valentines by Cavallini & Co., $15/12 assorted cards // Betsey Johnson Kiss Knee Socks, $15 // Love Letter Necklace by Ornamental Things, $56 // Kiss Pill Box by Homart, $12 // Sparkly Assorted Valentines Hair Ties by Kitsch, $12.


Dress by Ellelauri, $168 // Geometric Gold Necklace by AV Max, $70 Feather Necklaces by Serefina, both $70

“This look is perfect for the lady who prefers a more traditional silhouette yet still wants to look young and hip. The pink and red color theme can be way overdone on Valentines, so it can feel refreshing and unique to go with a more neutral color palette. The mocha and sheer mint color blocking in this Ellelauri dress is feminine without being over-the-top girly, and is great for winter. Finally, the geometric and feather necklaces by AV Max and Serefina add some flair and edginess to balance out the look.”


Dress by Fraiche by J, $87 // Bag by Urban Expression, $63

“This length of this Fraiche by J dress suggests elegance and drama, yet the jersey fabric keeps it lighthearted and, most importantly, comfortable! The plunging neckline and back cutouts are sexy but tasteful, and perfect for a romantic dinner out. Pink is incorporated subtly in the striped pattern throughout the otherwise seafoam dress; add a bold pink bag like this one by Urban Expression to really make it pop!”


Presh: Gold and Pink Floral Earrings, $18 // Archipelago: Caramel Candle, $38


Royal Apothic: Japonesque Eau de Perfume and Vintage Duster, $40 // Papaya: "Love" iPad Case, $45

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