February is one of my favorite months because it is the month of love. It’s the month to celebrate Galentine’s Day with my besties, Valentine’s Day/Anniversary with Brand, and to celebrate love with my family when the Love Bug visits. (The Love Bug is like the Easter Bunny but for Valentine’s Day.) My parents always made Valentine’s Day so special and I used to get so excited for the love bug. Even now, the Love Bug still visits us every year with little goodies/chocolates/treats. I love how special my parents made Valentine’s Day and have taken that love of celebration with me throughout my life.

At the beginning of this month, I sat down to set my goals/intentions. I also created a motto for this month which has driven many of the activities/goals that I’ve created for myself. This month my motto is: Love More.

Love yourself: This is huge because you really cannot love another person inside and out until you’ve learned to love yourself. For me, I can at times be very critical of myself. Typically, the criticism about myself is centered around either not being good ____ enough and/or not measuring up to others. Loving myself means being more compassionate with myself and taking the time that I need to practice self-care. // This month, I am going to do everything I can to be more body-positive by writing down daily affirmations/things I like about myself & my body. Additionally, un-plugging from social media more will help to reduce the amount of times I can compare myself to others.

Love others: This is huge. The people in your life may know that you love them but when was the last time you showed them? Give them a shout out on Instagram, call them, write them a card or make them something. Whatever it is do something to show them how much they mean to you. This goes for family, friends and your significant other. Everyone in your life is important. // I’m bringing back Valentine’s Day cards this month!

Love the planet: This is something that I’m really trying to focus on this year, and February in particular. I recently started loving the planet by using Poshmark; a site where I can recycle my clothing by selling it to others. This month, I’m planning on using Poshmark to find some loving owners of the items I’ve never worn, outgrown or just aren’t passionate about anymore. Then, I’m going to give everything else away to charity. // I’m going to live & breathe the motto: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle this month.

Love More: Valentine's Day with Dazey LA

Love More: Valentine's Day with Dazey LA

Love More: Valentine's Day with Dazey LA

Love More: Valentine's Day with Dazey LA

Love More: Valentine's Day with Dazey LA

Now… let’s talk about this Love More shirt from Dazey LA. I’m totally in love with this because it is a reminder to do all of the above: love myself, love others and love the planet. What makes this tee even better is the company it is from. Dazey LA is a #girlboss company that is passionate about slow fashion and sustainability. Their message is absolutely beautiful because it is time that we all start getting more intentional with our shopping habits and start supporting more small businesses, being an intentional consumer and reducing our waste (even in the fashion world.)

*I am so excited to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for Dazey LA! When you shop through this link, I do get a percentage of the profit. You can also use the discount code DEFILIPPO for 10% off!*

WEARING:

Love More Tee from Dazey LA (use code DEFILIPPO for 10% off)

Forever 21 Leopard Print Faux Fur Jacket

UGG boots from Nordstrom

High Rise Express Jeans (Ripped them myself)