Daily Dose of Design: July 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Packing Must Haves to Travel to Europe in the Summer With

Who loves to travel? And who loves the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? If you raised your hand two times, these travel picks are perfect for a trip to Europe (or anywhere, really!) this summer! I know I can't be the only one who struggles BIG time when packing - AKA throwing your entire closet into your suitcases, basically. Here's a great place to start, plus these are all on sale!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Heat-free Hair Products Your Hair Needs this Summer

Summer beauty should be effortless - minimal makeup, simple 1-2-3 hair styles and as much fun in the sun as possible. We do more damage than we know to our hair when we use styling products, so the summer is the best time to give your hair a break! No heat required, these products are all helpful in styling your hair all summer long without using one heat styling tool. Summer is meant to be care-free so try some of these hair products to stay cool and keep your hair looking beautiful all summer long:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Save vs. Splurge: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially opened to the public! So if you don't have a Nordstrom card and have been dying to shop for the past week, your time is NOW! ;) A lot of items (most) have been re-stocked, and I'm even noticing a few things I didn't see before during Early Access. This sale is extremely diverse in its price points, and while the sale is mostly for fall items, there is some great summer finds too.
Since the sale is opened to the public and everyone can shop their hearts out, I put together a super fun Nordstrom Sale Save vs. Splurge! All of the "save" items are part of the sale, and some of the splurges are a part of the sale too. So in case you can't decide whether to save some money or splurge on a piece, here you go!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to Make the Most Out of Summer

Why does it seem that summer is the season that goes the absolute fastest?! It's already July, and while we still have a great amount of warmth, sunshine and happiness to go, there's no time like the present to do fun things that satisfy your need for self fulfillment as much as humanly possible. It's ok to slow the hustle down for a minute to make the most out of your summer. Here's the best things you can do to enjoy every moment:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

5 Home Styling Tips for Millennials + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home Decor Picks (PLUS: win $500 to Nordstrom!)

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Followers Are Not Your Followers

My followers are not the same as your followers. With all of the summertime sales going on, and the hundreds of bloggers who publish posts every day, there's likely to be some overlapping. Although standing out and being unique is what makes all of us different, even if we're in the same niche(s). As over-saturated as this market may be, standing out is the most important thing you can do for your brand. Our followers aren't the same, and our readers expect different things from each of us.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Early Favorites + HOT Items to Grab Before they're Gone

Ready, set, shop! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today (early access - you can sign up for a Nordstrom card to shop here) and while I know it's no secret it's starting, I still wanted to share my favorites with you guys. The beauty of such a large scaled sale is that everyone has different favorites - it's so cool to see different perspectives style-wise!
I'll be sharing lots of favorites and things I deem as "must haves" from this sale as it progresses, but since it's day 1 (and bright and early - I need coffee, and maybe sleep! ;) these are all of the things that will likely sell out SUPER fast, and are can't-miss buys! I've been trying to decide what I think will sell the quickest for a few days now and we'll see if I'm right, LOL - but either way they're great buys!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

35 Summer Bucket List Ideas

We're in the heat of the summer and it's the best time of the year! Making lists is in my nature and I know that applies for a lot of us, so why not make a summer bucket list?! It's a great way to hold yourself accountable to get out and DO things, and it's also a great feeling to cross things off the list. Here's some of the things on my bucket list this year; clearly I make lofty goals for myself! ;) Make this summer the best one yet, check out what you'd add to your list:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Online Shopping Tips and Tricks

Let's be honest with ourselves for a quick second... Is there ANYTHING better than online shopping? No one cares what you look like; you can sit on your couch or in your bed with a glass of wine, a bowl of ice cream (or mini m&ms, my weakness!) with your hair up and your favorite show on TV. Plus the added bonus of "online only" coupon codes, and no ones judging you from a few racks over! Plus, does anyone really appreciate the awful lighting in fitting rooms?
Although online shopping has grown exponentially over the past few years and SO many people prefer it over in-store shopping *raises hand* it can still be difficult to navigate the endless pages of products on an online shop. This girl is no newbie to online shopping, and it still can be sort of stressful but I've found a few things that have made it a breeze - and STILL makes it better than navigating through overflowing clothing racks and crowded stores!

Friday, July 7, 2017

After Beach Skin Care: How to Take Care of Your Skin After a Day at the Beach

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

Vitamin Sea is good for the soul and I'm a firm believer that we ALL need (and deserve!) some fun sun time and relaxing beach days. Beach days are the best days and for me, happiness comes in the form of waves! I know I can't be the only one, but I also know I can't be the only one who spends endless hours at the beach. As amazing as a day by the ocean can be for your physical, mental and even emotional health, it's extremely important to make sure that all of these good vibes don't take a toll on your skin. The power that the sun can have on your skin is no secret (as I sit here with sunburn on my forehead, eeesh!) so making sure that you take care of your skin to maintain its natural glow, healthiness and hydration is extremely important.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Currently Craving: June Gems for Summer

Summer is in full swing and it's time to add some bright pieces to your closet situation! June was filled with fun buys to kick the summer off to a great start - beauty buys for glowing summer skin, accessories, bold colors and more - I have my favorites rounded up at all different prices! You need to add these to your cart ASAP: