Daily Dose of Design: December 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

10 Festive Looks to Style this New Years Eve

Hoping everyone had THE best Christmas ever!! I sure did, and I'm not quite sure how we're prepping for New Years Eve... Didn't this year just start?! Why do we say that EVERY single year?! Time goes ssooo fast, but that's a topic for another day - right now let's focus on the glitter, glam and sparkles that come with NYE! ;) Whether you're going to celebrate from home, a party, or even Times Square if you're brave enough (I'm definitely not!), here's 10 perfect New Years Eve outfits to consider for this weekend:

Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts to Buy on Amazon

December 22nd... 3 days from Christmas, and the LAST day to get free 2-day shipping from Amazon Prime! EEP! It's also the last Holiday Gift Guide of the season! I'm sure most of you have finished your shopping, but if you've procrastinated or haven't gotten everything crossed off on your list yet, you're in luck thanks to Prime! Make sure you order today - and also make sure you double check your item's availability. Amazon is great about telling you (in big and bold letters!) if an item is still available for Christmas delivery, even with Prime. I rounded up 13 gorgeous gift ideas that are all available for Christmas delivery - don't wait, this is not a drill anymore! ;)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

5 Christmas Looks to Wear (or Recreate!)

If you haven't already, it's time to plan your Christmas attire! Whether you dress up or stay casual, it's still fun to get festive. These looks are all holiday ready and pieces you'll wear again and again too! A lot of stores still have holiday-ready shipping if you order today or tomorrow - you know, if you're not about braving the craziness that is the mall this week! ;) Here's 5 looks you have to see and re-create for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers + Simple Tips to Shop

I know, I know - stocking stuffers are an after-thought to most of us. But they really are so much fun to buy and pick out for each person on your list! And there's so many options out there, just about anything works; so even if it IS an after-thought you can still pick out really great things without too much planning or thinking. I think stockings have become increasingly popular and there's so many varieties and things you can do with them - you could even make an entire gift for a friend from a stocking by adding a bunch of things she'll love inside! Here's some fun finds if you're still on the hunt for fun finds for family and friends AND simple but useful tips to consider when buying:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Beauty Guru Who Has Everything

So, who else is still Christmas shopping? Don't worry if you're nodding your head 'yes', because same here! I don't know what it'll take for me to get done earlier, but we do technically still have ample shopping time. And likely that shopping we all have left is for those who are hardest to shop for! This gift guide is filled with gifts that are great for the beauty guru in your life who already has everything makeup/skincare/beauty related, and are things even their jaws will drop at opening up!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Golden Christmas Themed Foyer

I was feeling super Christmas-y this year, so instead of having one tree I have multiple trees! ;) This golden themed Chrismtas tree is in my foyer, and it's basically my version of a gold dream. The entire room is filled with shimmering lights and gold accents and I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Sister Who Steals Your Things

Raise your hand if you have a sister who steals ALL of your things! *raises hand* We may love to hate when our sisters use our makeup, wear our clothes and go out in our shoes but at the end of the day, there's really nothing better than being able to share with your sisters! My younger sister and I share just about everything and we're super close - she went to college this year, but I still have her asking me to overnight her certain tops/shoes/jewelry of mine for her to borrow! ;) If you have a sister and don't exactly know what to get her, these ideas will help but also remind you of just about everything she takes from your closet when she comes to visit:

Monday, December 11, 2017

Simple Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

I will be the very first to admit that overspending and buying during the holidays is WAY too easy to do! I swear between the constant sales this time of year and the Christmas music stores play, they do whatever they can to reel you in and it works! ;) That being said, the holidays don't have to cost you a fortune - here's some seriously simple ways to save this season:

Friday, December 8, 2017

My Winter Skin Beauty Secret: PMD Beauty

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network and PMD Beauty. As always, all opinions are my own!

Last month, I talked all about the PMD Beauty Personal Microderm at-home tool, and now that I've been using it for 6+ weeks I'm so excited to share basically how amazing and in LOVE I am with my new, secret beauty weapon! It's worked wonders on my skin and for someone who has fortunately always had pretty clear, smooth skin - this is something I never knew I needed.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Currently Craving: New Favorite Buys + Holiday Must Haves

While this is *technically* November's Currently Craving, it has basically all holiday and winter favorites! ;) I can't help myself! From perfect holiday party accessories, to gift ideas that you'll want for you AND someone on your list - to some of my favorite Cyber Week buys and more - here's what I've been loving in the past month!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Personalized + Monogrammed Gifts

I really cannot even believe just how close we are to Christmas! It still feels so far away, I'm finding it hard to grasp that it's December! While you still have tons of time to shop both online and in stores, if you're going to be gifting personalized gifts you want to get those orders in ASAP - a lot of retailers have cut off dates for making personalized gifts and that date range is approaching quickly! I always love a good monogrammed gift and there's something in this category for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. Here's the cutest monogrammed/personalized gifts to shop for your friends and family this season:

Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Know You Need a Break from Reality (and what to do about it!)

A couple of months ago, I was totally MIA from just about every form of social media AND the blog. It was stressing me out to be away from it all, but it also was something I needed so desperately. I'm one of those people who never says no; who doesn't like to take breaks and I spread myself way too thin ALL the time! I don't have any explanation for why I am that way, but I'm totally aware of it and I try really hard to make it all work, even when time is SO not on my side.

There's family get-togethers (especially this time of year), work deadlines to meet, relationships to tend to, random life happenings and really just living your life and having things to do. Having so much to do and so little time to get it ALL done causes so much stress, it makes you shut down and causes you to now want to do ANY of it. Now, it almost seems like the constant go-go-go 24/7 mindset is a norm, but girlfriend it just is NOT that easy and only works for a short, short amount of time before you burn yourself the heck out.