Daily Dose of Design

Friday, January 11, 2019

Currently Craving: Top 10 Purchases of 2018


I know that I'm 2+ weeks late with December's/the final Currently Craving of 2018, but for good reason - it's all of my favorite and top purchases from 2018 and these are SO good you guys! It took some time to narrow it down to my top 10, but these are my most used/worn/loved things I bought last year and are all 100% items I'd recommend to you all! Best part is everything is still in stock! From clothing to beauty buys to useful must haves, you'll love these!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Best Buys to Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral


This year's Pantone Color of the Year is called Living Coral and it's the absolute prettiest shade of peach ever! Last year I searched for the best products in the Color of the Year, which was Ultra Violet (read that post and shop those finds here!) and I've been so excited to put something similar together for this year's color because it's one of my favorite shades ever. My mom is absolutely obsessed with anything and everything in this shade of peach - I kid you not, she has a closet FILLED with peach/coral colored clothing, shoes and probably 15+ peach nail polishes, lol! Needless to say she's a bit excited about this year's Color of the Year. ;)
From home decor to clothes and accessories, here's everything you could possibly want in this year's beautiful and vibrant color!

Monday, January 7, 2019

How I'm Starting 2019 with a Positive Outlook and Setting Realistic Goals


Happy 2019! Wow, it's so crazy to be saying that and I hate to be the one to remind you, but 2009 was 10 years ago. Take a moment to realize where you were in 2009... What even is happening?!?! When I realized that it's been a D E C A D E since '09 on New Year's Eve, I about spit my drink out. Anyway, I always love and look forward to the holiday season but there's something SO refreshing about the start of a new, 365 day chapter; I know there's some who don't think it's a big deal and stand by saying that you can make changes and goals whenever, regardless of the time of year. True, but the way I see January 1st is a true, fresh new page to write a new story on.

I always like to spend the last few days of the year/first week or two of the new year to reflect on the past year. The positives, what I can and want to work on and even the negatives and how to bounce back or learn something from them. I obviously love to write, so I spend time writing out all of my goals (both short-term and long-term) and split them up by personal goals and business goals. I get detailed in my planner with each, and then have a more simplistic bullet-point list somewhere that I can see every. single. day. That's always my #1 tip when it comes to achieving any type of goal - the more you see it, the more motivated you'll become to be able to check it off! Be it on your bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator or at your desk, let it be something that stands out to you 24/7.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sparkly NYE Outfit Inspiration


Christmas came and went too quickly, and now we're all quickly switching gears to celebrate the New Year! One of the best parts about NYE is celebrating what's to come and no matter what you're doing - staying in, going out or anything in between - there's always room for some sparkles and sequins in your outfit. ;) These are some of my favorite styled looks for New Year's Eve and all of these pieces are affordable and can be mix and matched and re-worn throughout the year, so you'll get lots of use out of everything!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Last Minute Gifts to Buy on Amazon Prime


There's still a lot of retailers - more than you may expect - who can guarantee Christmas delivery at this point, which is great, but if you're a super procrastinator and wait much longer you're going to feel like you have no other choice but to go shopping in stores and we all know how crazy and busy the malls are this time of year! If you're an Amazon Prime member (who isn't these days?!) then you're in luck because there's sooo many things that are all still available to get in time for the holiday. There are some things on Amazon that won't arrive so be sure to check your item before purchasing, but I rounded up some of the best available gift options that WILL get to your doorstep by Christmas Eve. You're going to love these and probably want all of them for yourself, too! ;) Get shopping before you're really out of time!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $20


The very last thing to check off on your holiday checklist is likely filling stockings up! These ideas are all things that she'll love and the best part is they're affordable/all under $20. From cute necessities to fun extras she'll love, you can get everything checked off and finished with these finds!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Gifts Under $100 to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Thank you to Kohl's for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.

I am *almost* officially finished with my shopping, minus a few finishing touches! This time of year especially, it's so easy to get caught up in giving gifts and finding things you know everyone on your list will love (which is fair!) and forget all about setting a budget. I'm completely guilty of this but I LOVE gifting. Luckily for all of us, Kohl's has such a great variety of gifts (seriously, there's something for everyone!) and I decided to see just how far $100 would go at Kohl's by purchasing as many gifts as I could for under $100. If you're still searching for some awesome gifts, here's all the inspiration you need to get it done! ;)