Daily Dose of Design: Currently Craving: July Favs

Monday, August 1, 2016

Currently Craving: July Favs

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I'm finding it very hard to believe today is August 1st... And yes, I'm totally aware that I say the same thing during every one of my currently craving posts each month! The months are flying by and I really don't like it - especially the summer months! But I have so many exciting things happening this month, including heading to Italy! I cannot wait and although I keep telling myself I'm pretty much ready, I'm truly no where near ready and that includes not having a single blog or social post scheduled yet, ha! Typical me ; ) But I sure have had time to shop as we all know... Between the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, summer shopping and a fun time buying Bahamas-gear in the Bahamas last week, my bank account needs a break. I'm also planning on doing a closet makeover this month with full re-organization and man does it need it, everything is a mess!

July has been an awesome month and if you want to check out some of my early favorites for Fall and more, you can check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale series that are linked below! Here are my favorite products from July; what I'm loving, currently craving and more:

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Tory Burch Crossbody // Kate Spade Jewelry Box // Jewelry Organizer // External iPhone Battery // Sam Edelman Flats // MAC Highlight Powder // Statement Earrings // Beaded Bracelet // Pink RayBans // Workout Top // X Ring // Crochet Sunhat // Naked Highlight Powder // Flamingo Float // Gold Drop Earrings // Patterned Makeup Bag // Essie 'Cab-ana'

Tory Burch Crossbody: I've always been obsessed with bigger tote bags, but this summer I've been gravitating more and more toward smaller shoulder bags and crossbodies. I still love my totes, but something about a smaller bag is just so much easier in the summer time! I love this shade of pink in the new collection from Tory Burch and how it's perfect for all seasons - super transitional which makes the price worth it.

Kate Spade Jewelry Box: I just got this gorgeous jewelry box, and I can't wait to style it and start using it! I love the color/pattern and how light weight it is. You can't tell it's a jewelry box either, so it's great to hide some hidden gems in! ; )

Jewelry Organizer: if you're traveling, you need this in your life! I got this on sale for my trip last week and it's been a life saver for organizing and packing jewelry. The size is great too for travel! It fits in my carry on easily and it's pretty compact which is great.

External iPhone Battery: I just purchased this last week at the Apple store for my trip to Italy... I've had a couple of external batteries, but none of them have really worked that great. When I was there I was browsing and saw this one, and I spoke to a sales associate and even though it's his job to say it works great, he really had a lot of great things to say about it. I got the one that guarantees two charges and I'm excited to try it! Anyone interested in a review? Let me know : )

Sam Edelman Flats: these were on my list of NSale early access favs in pink. I bought them in this gorgeous teal color and I'm beyond obsessed!! I wasn't sure how they'd run size-wise, so I sized up half a size to a 9 1/2 since they looked narrow and they fit PERFECTLY! I'm definitely thinking I'll order them in the pink before the sale ends because they're perfect for fall and winter and they're surprisingly comfortable. I've already mentally come up with so many outfits for the cooler weather and I may or may not have been wearing them shamelessly around my house... ; )

MAC Highlight Powder: highlighters and bronzers have been my obsessions for the past two months! I love the way they look when I'm tan and lately it's been selfie central because of this powder! It's gorgeous and shimmery and the price is great!

Statement Earrings: Beaded Bracelet: who doesn't love a bright colored, summer arm party?! This beaded beauty is stretchy and comfy and doesn't bother me in the heat like other bracelets do.

Pink RayBans: I haven't worn my pink RayBans nearly as much as I thought I would of since I bought them earlier this year, but I've been obsessing over them this summer! The color is gorgeous and if you're in the market for some new, fun sunnies - grab these!!! The pink are hard to come by these days!

Workout Top: the Express workout collection is THE best. I've been trying to workout more and if I'm going to work out I need to be comfy! I love this top and all of the colors it comes in!

X Ring: how pretty is this?! I tried this on in-store a few weeks ago, and it's on my wishlist.

Crochet Sunhat: I wear these fun hats all summer long and I found this crochet hat so much fun. It's different than any I've seen, it's on sale for $15 too!

Naked Highlight Powder: another powder because I have a serious obsession! This one is just as good as the MAC powder and it's gorgeous on your skin.

Flamingo Float: you probably saw this float on my Instagram a few weeks ago, it is my favorite!! I love how cute it is; it makes for great pictures and it's comfy to float on in the pool!

Gold Drop Earrings: PSA - these are $6!!! AND super light weight! I love them and I've already worn them twice (I got them three days ago in the mail)!

Patterned Makeup Bag: as if I need another makeup bag! But this pattern is so cute and there's a ton of sizes in this pattern, it's so pretty and great quality if you're in the market for a new one!

Essie 'Cab-ana': this color and Fiji have been on repeat all summer so far. It's gorgeous on and the perfect summer shade!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts:

My early access favorites are here
Fun home decor pieces a part of the sale are linked here
Here are my shopping tips for the sale and more of my favorites, including things that are priced the best during the sale!
My favorite beauty products are here and I also shared how they double as great gift ideas.

What are you loving this month?



  1. There are so many of your cravings that I want too! I really need (want) the TB crossbody, the jewelry organizer, and the flamingo!

  2. LOVELOVELOVE all of these picks, per usual girlfriend! I need a flamingo floatie...

    Coming Up Roses

  3. I love all of it but especially those flats and the workout top.

  4. I have this obsession with pointed toe flats! I love those SE flats...and want them in just about every color! So. CUTE.

    xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  5. You're going to have the best time in Italy. Take me with you please! (:

  6. oh that work out top, so pretty!! Gosh, have a blast in Italy!!

  7. I am so happy you get to go to Italy I only wish I was going with you..ha! That pool float is dreamy..i so want one and all your picks are amazing! Have a great day!


  8. Great picks- I am dying to get a swan float for our new pool!

  9. Oh, my GOD! Those. Earrings. Pure beauty!
    I'm dreaming about having a couple of Essie nails polishes, and I think I just found one I must have.

  10. These are great picks! I've been eyeing that Mara Hoffman makeup bag. Such a gorgeous print!

    xo Ashley

  11. I really appreciate your taste when it comes to fashion! I love everything that you have on the list, it's definitely something that I would go for too.

  12. I've been OBSESSED with Essie polish this summer! I've probably bought 5 or 6 colors lol #oops. I love the Cab-ana color, I'll have to scoop that up soon maybe :p

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  13. That Kate Spade jewelry box is so cute!!!! I love it :)
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

  14. Okay so I'm officially ALSO craving every single thing you've posted on this list.

    Like, obsessed.

    My fav has to be that TB cross body.. And it's in my brand colors so that means I should DEF get it.. Right?! #ThingsITellMyself

    XOXO, Kelsey

  15. I love the color of those flats and the color of that nail polish!! And if those earrings are only $6 they might be making an appearance in my closet soon...


  16. Those are some nice products. I really love the sunglasses. They're really nice. I also love that flamingo floatie. That's cute!

  17. Love all the items and the workout clothes! Enjoy Italy!

    xoxo, Candice Nikeia

  18. Those flamingo floats seriously do make the best pictures! And there's nothing better than floating around a pool. I'm with ya!

  19. August is my favorite month because it's my bday month. I'm already stock piling all the bday discounts I've been getting. Can' wait to buy something fabulous.

  20. These are such cute items, I love love that flamingo!

  21. Omg I want all these goodies too!!! I need to control myself haha

  22. The pretty pink purse and the flamingo float are my favorite items pictured here. Lots of cute stuff to choose from.

  23. Great summer picks! I've been dying to get those pink ray bans! Their such an easy way to add a statement to any outfit!


  24. That Essie color is soo pretty!

  25. Wow, I like these items! That pink pouch is very sassy. The flamingo is so cute!

  26. I love the TB crossbody! Its so fun and the perfect color! I have been obsessing over the Ray Bans in pink and blue but I haven't been able to pick one yet so I haven't purchased them. Love all your picks!!

    xo CourtneyDrew

  27. Loving all of your picks especially those sunnies.

  28. LOVE that flamingo float! I have an external iPhone battery as well and it's the best thing ever!

  29. Loving those pink ray bans I have been thinking about getting them recently.

  30. I love the pink raybans! These are so nice and really pretty!

  31. That Tory crossbody is absolutely beautiful! I love your float :) I'm going to be so sad when I have to put mine away until next summer.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  32. Oh, this reminds me so much of our wonderful summer. It would be so nice to wear the pink rayban and float on that cute flamingo.

  33. remember, that pool float is good all year round! the perfect decor! ha!

  34. I love those purple sunglasses! They're definitely something I would wear!


  35. I'm kinda lovin' on those earrings. I love to wear statement, chunky ones like that!

  36. I am in major need of some new flats!! Love the ones you picked out!

    Sara Kate Styling

  37. What an excellent roundup of cravings. Love all of these! xx Adaleta Avdic

  38. Great products! I LOVE that Tory Burch bag!

    The Blush Blonde

  39. LOVE that shade of ESSIE polish! Going to have to track it down to add to my collection ;)

  40. We don't have a Nordstrom around here to check out. That's too bad because it looks like they have a ton of cool stuff.

  41. Those pink ray bans are so awesome! I love them and would definitely rock them everywhere.

  42. Girl@ Good call with the Sam Edelman flats. I'm obsessed. That highlighter from MAC looks so good too. Might have to get that!

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

  43. Sounds like you had a wonderful July & mine was a bit perfect too despite few ups & downs here & there. Your favorites are amazing & I love those earrings & that gorgeous Beaded Bracelet & those glasses from RayBans!

  44. Those are some cute cravings! I am now all about phone cases since I just got a new phone and want it to express my personality.

  45. I love those flats, that blue color is gorgeous!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  46. I got that exact top and that Lilo reminds me of Beaches, frolicking lovely :)

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