Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my wonderful fans and readers! I must say that I truly love you and your support of the Aspiring Socialite movement. Thank you for joining me in showing the world that there is nothing wrong with loving the finer things in life, even if they are completely out of your price range. Speaking of the finer things, even if you are not in a relationship, who doesn’t want the perfect engagement ring for Valentine’s Day? Being both sparkly and symbolic, there is no doubt in my mind that an engagement ring is the ultimate accessory.
The best engagement rings are noticeable, not oversized. One must be able to look at it and know it is an engagement ring within seconds. It is the responsiblity of the ring to announce your engagement before you do. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t need to be 20 carats to do so. Emma Bunton, the pop star formally known as Baby Spice, received one of the most impressive engagement rings a few weeks ago when longtime boyfriend, Jade Jones, proposed to her a few weeks ago on her 35th Birthday. In honor of the occasion Emma tweeted, “Yahooooo I’m Engaged! Love you Jade! I’m a very happy lady!” Paired with this lovely picture of her and the ring, it was the tweet that shook the dating world.
Now that my blog redesign is nearly finished, I finally have the chance to congratulate the recently engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton. This adorable couple that go beyond socialite status into the realm of royalty, are surprisingly down to earth. Much can be said about Miss Middleton’s Sloane Ranger style inspired by the boutiques of London’s Chelsea district. As an American fashionista, I have become obsessed with Kate’s glamorous hats that the royal wedding has yet to cross my mind. Next time I attend a formal event, I will be sure to follow in Kate Middleton’s footsteps with an eye-catching hat.
However, as this newly engaged beauty has already discovered, haute is the head that wears the hat and heavy is the head that wears the crown. Kate must really love with William to put up with all of the uncalled for cruelty of the British press and constant comparisons to the late Princess Diana. As any great public figure should, Kate has handled the scrutiny of the public with a form of class that shines even brighter than her stunning engagement ring. Hearts may be breaking all over the world, but I could not be happier for this lovely couple. The only thing that is getting to me is that neither of them are on Twitter. I don’t know about you, but I am craving some live tweeting straight from Buckingham Palace.