Daily Dose of Design: March 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Currently Craving: Best Buys for Spring

My spring wish list is starting to become never ending... With all of the fun trends I really think it's safe to say that this spring is THE best for new things to date! Seriously - whether you're on a tight budget or looking to find some splurge/forever pieces, I got you covered! This months Currently Craving is all about spring must haves at all different price points! From gingham to stacking rings to $8 Amazon finds and more, here's my picks from March:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What to Wear on Easter Sunday

For as long as I can remember, Easter outfit shopping has been something that my sister and I always looked forward to! Especially when we were little and it involved all sorts of cute, poofy dresses, hats and gulp... even those little white gloves my mom would make us wear! This year there's a ton of fun trends, colors and patterns to put together for a fun and springy Easter look. Here's some of my favorites:

Monday, March 27, 2017

10 Incredible Dessert Places in NYC

Living so close to New York City definitely has its perks - getting to concerts is a breeze, Broadway shows are 40 minutes away and going to dinner at any restaurant imaginable is as easy as could be. Aside from the sights, the tourism and celebs, delicious pizza and expensive drinks, NYC knows their desserts! There's no doubt that you've heard of some of the awesome desserts and eateries on the news because these places just keep popping up all around. Whether you're on the hunt for a delicious cupcake or something more indulgent and out-there, you can definitely find it in NYC! So if you're visiting or even if you're a local, these 10 places are must-visits and must-eats, to say the least:

Friday, March 24, 2017

Must Have Chic Office Accessories on Amazon

When you shop on Amazon, the possibilities really become endless... In fact it's sort of dangerous being able to click one button and have your order being processed! From household items to photography accessories and cameras, to makeup, shoes and more, Amazon almost always has you covered. ;) Decorating your home has never been easier, and I'm always looking for office inspo (I have a whole board of inspiration on Pinterest!). I never would have thought all of these colorful chic pieces would be available on Amazon, but low and behold - here's 13 GORGEOUS chic office accessories and must haves for your office:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

4 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring using Candles: Celebrating National Fragrance Day with Bridgewater Candle Company

This post is sponsored by Bridgewater Candle Co. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!

Happy National Fragrance Day!! It's so fitting that this day falls on the first full day of spring! This holiday is so fun because I'm always lighting candles, trying new room sprays and even wax melts and wall plug-ins throughout my home. I LOVE nothing more than a fresh, clean smelling room/home and candles and fresh scents have always been the way to go for me! I'm celebrating this National Fragrance Day with Bridgewater Candle Company; one of the best candle companies out there! They have high quality products and some of the prettiest and freshest scents I've ever smelled. This spring, I'm using candles and fresh fragrances to refresh my home and with Bridgewater's candles, it's easier than ever to double your fresh scents as decor pieces! Here's my favorite ways to use candles to refresh any room or home this season:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Target Designer Dupes You Have to See to Believe!

Last weekend I was at Target and I swear, every aisle I walked down I said to myself "this is the perfect dupe!" for something I've seen this season. There's nothing better than a fun Target run, and especially when you can fill a cart up with fun new things (as if that's a hard to-do)! I always love to compare things to save or splurge on and let me just tell ya - if you're looking for some awesome savings and dupes, head to Target! As if I had to say it twice... ;) Here's some of the best dupes Target has right now:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Luxury Skincare on a Budget: Paula's Choice Skincare

Thank you to Paula's Choice and PRIMP for sponsoring today's post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!

This weather is seriously starting to take a toll on my skin - here in New York, it's been freezing and snowy for a week but before that it was warm, sunny and totally spring-like for weeks! Now it's mid-March (I'm sorry, HOW is that possible?!) and we just got over 25" of snow - there's another 1-3" coming on Saturday night, and my skin is screaming for some sunshine, warm weather and craving the outdoors! I'm super serious when it comes to putting together a great skincare routine and it often changes, which is why I talk *so* much about different products I love. When the season/weather changes I always try new things to accommodate my skin, and my go-to to do so is always Paula's Choice. They have the best, high quality products that are totally affordable; they're non-irritating, 100% fragrance free, never tested on animals and offer coupons - this spring your skin will suffer no more! ;) Here are some of my favorite Paula's Choice products for spring:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4 Simple Ways to Relieve Daily Stress

Thank you to PRIMP and ZAPZYT for sponsoring today's post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Our daily lives can be stressful - from working hard to enjoying your daily life and finding the balance between it all, there's not always a clear-cut happy medium. I love my job and am so grateful for it, but there's always stressful moments! I've always been a firm believer in doing what you love and focusing on what's important to you, but on those stressful days there has to be a way to get through and keep your eye on the prize. These four tips are my daily fixes to any amount of stress I'm dealing with:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Break Getaway Essentials

We're already in mid March and getting so close to spring break! If you're headed somewhere warm and tropical for spring break, it's time to start shopping - and I found all of the cutest (and most colorful!) things you need to pack for your trip:

Friday, March 10, 2017

How to Style Jeans and Wedges for Spring

This post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

During this time of year, the weather is never guaranteed - especially in New York! It could be 60 and sunny one day and snowing and cold the next (cough, today). But slowly, spring is definitely on it's way and I can't wait to be styling ALL of the amazing spring trends there are this season! One of my favorite looks lately is jeans with wedges or heels and a cute top. I love lace up sandals, color block wedges and anything that's stylish yet comfortable! One of my very favorite brands to get shoes from (especially for spring) is Marc Fisher. There's tons of fun styles to choose from and they're perfect for this upcoming season!

Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Travel Abroad: Beauty Must Haves

Calling all travel lovers who are terrible packers, especially when it comes to beauty! ;) Traveling internationally can be difficult when it comes to packing, knowing what to bring, sizes of products you can bring, etc. I have a handful of must-haves that I take on every trip and they've been life savers! I've had serious European converter issues, ruined a hair straightener, TSA problems with beauty products - you name it, it's likely happened to me (and only could happen to me, I swear! LOL). The worst thing is when you're on vacation and don't have your normal products - it makes everything harder - so finding travel sized items or things that are just as perfect is so important. Here are my holy grail travel beauty products that I can't imagine traveling internationally without:

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Finding the Right Camera for You: Great Cameras for Beginners

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There are hundreds of different types of cameras, brands of cameras and ways to go when it comes to picking and choosing what works best for you. There are lots of cameras for beginners that don't require tons of photography classes, and really help to grow past your iPhone's camera or a simpler point and shoot. While there's a lot to learn if you decide on a DSLR, there's great options that have simpler modes and controls to get you comfortable with the camera. I'm still learning myself, but after upgrading I'm realizing just how important cameras for beginners are! Whether you need something reliable for blog photos, want to get into photography, need something better for a trip or anything else - here are the best cameras to consider: