Daily Dose of Design: 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Trendy & Flattering 2018 Bathing Suit Guide: Under $50, $100 & $200


It's that time of year again to go bathing suit shopping! I think I can speak for most of us when I say that it's definitely not an enjoyable shopping trip... Swimsuits have a way of making us feel so insecure, when really they should be making us feel confident in our bodies. There's so many styles, patterns, fits and of course, prices. And for something so many of us basically live in during the summer months, we all deserve a great (or many) bathing suit that we love to put on! No matter what your budget or how much you want to spend, I put together some of my favorite - and the trendiest - swimsuit finds to shop this season. If you want to spend $25, $50 or beyond, here's tons of swimsuits based on budget (and lots of different styles for different body types, too!):

Monday, June 18, 2018

Simple Ways to Add Hints of Positivity into Every Day


Even the smallest things and changes you make can have an incredible impact on any day, am I right?! This week, start fresh and make a promise to yourself that you'll do at least one or two of these happen - then sit back and realize how much more positive you are each and every day:

Friday, June 15, 2018

What NOT to Forget on Your Next Trip (...and probably will!)

Thank you to UpBra for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are solely my own!

No matter how early - or late (guilty) - you start packing for a trip, you're bound to forget something every. single. time. It always happens to me no matter how many lists I make or how organized I feel like I am. Real talk - packing is SO stressful! I think part of it is the stress of having to fit everything, stay under the 50lb weight limit and check everything off of your list at the same time. These are the things you likely have forgotten before on a trip; if you're getting ready to travel this summer, make sure these are at the top of your list! 
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Top Amazon Finds You Need to Buy this Summer


Amazon never, ever fails. From things you know you can get in a matter of days for summer - sunscreen, sunglasses, a new pool float - to the things you'd never expect them to have, you can always count on Amazon to make you spend a TON of money, hah! I found so many great finds on Amazon that you NEED to have this summer - you'll love these and will use them all season (and beyond) long!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Golden Summer Yellows Under $100


One of the hottest colors this season is golden yellow. We're seeing it everywhere and as someone whose never owned much yellow of anything, or ever been interested in wearing yellow... I'm LOVING it! In my opinion yellow can be tricky because there's so many shades but golden yellows are really pretty on everyone and especially so for the summer. I've been on the hunt for some of the best golden yellow summer buys and whether you're all-in on the yellow trend or just want a few pops of yellow to add some color, these are under $100 and will have you loving yellow more than you thought you would!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Best Summer Beauty Products for an Everyday, Flawless Look


Your skincare routine likely evolves as you try new products and changes as the season does - I know that's the case for me! There's always endless pages of new beauty arrivals at cosmetic stores and with so many things that are new and "improved" and "the best ever", who knows what to try?! And not to mention how expensive it can get to try new products and have a draw full of face masks and foundations... Getting off topic here, but you get the point. ;) Summer skincare is unique in that you likely have been in the sun, have a tan or maybe burned a little bit (oops! But we've all been there...) or you feel like your skin is needing some extra TLC before/after/during a trip. I'm a firm believer that less is more AND that your glow comes from your skincare products you use. They technically go hand-in-hand, right?

Sticking to the less is more theme (clearly channeling my inner Meghan Markle, which isn't ever a bad thing! ;), I've been trying out all sorts of new products to achieve a simple, quick and affordable summer glow without using too much product. Here's everything you need to add to cart - for real - to achieve that flawless look this summer!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Currently Craving: May Must Haves for Early Summer


Hello June, hello SUMMER! It's unofficially officially summer, I don't care what anyone says about it. ;) I think we all can agree we're ready for warmth and endless sunny days and some fun things to shop to get ready for summer with! Here's everything I've loved from May and what you need to add to cart today!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Festive Patriotic Picks + Memorial Day Weekend Sales


Happy Friday! The long weekend and unofficial start of summer is here and I could not be more excited! Don't forget to thank a service member this weekend and take a minute to remember those who have passed fighting for our country - after all, they're the reason we're here to be able to enjoy some fun in the sun and kicking off summer festivities!
If you've been eyeing something and waiting to buy it, it's pretty likely that it's on sale right now! There's so many great sales going on that you can get a great deal on (especially if you're looking for something specific) just about anything. Here's some of my favorite Patriotic picks to celebrate this weekend and all summer long in style and the best sales going on, and I'm warning you they're GOOD! ;)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The 10 Pieces Your Summer Wardrobe Needs from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here! It's the biggest sale that happens before the beloved Anniversary Sale kicks off in July and it has some amazing finds all on sale for up to 40% off - so it's a great time to buy some summer finds you've been eyeing! There's so many items on sale but a lot of sizes and colors sell quickly, so shop fast! Here's the 10 buys your summer wardrobe needs added to it from the sale:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Energizing Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl


Thank you to FoodScience of Vermont for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.

Let's talk breakfast. What do you have each morning? If your answer is "I don't", me too. I've never been a big breakfast person and haven't ever liked traditional breakfast foods... Some call it crazy, but it's never been my favorite, hah! Ever since moving my daily workouts to the mornings, I've craved something refreshing post-workout and getting ready for the day. Smoothies have always been one of my very favorite things for any meal or time of day, so having a smoothie each morning has made me realize what I've missed out on all these years by not eating each morning - go figure right?! So around 11:00 AM each day, I make one of my favorite smoothie bowls and it gets me - and my day - going for REALS. The only thing better than discovering the power of 3-4 servings of fruit each morning is that it can come with a daily dose of a much needed, natural source of energy.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Summer Accessories to Add Pops of Color to Any Look


Even if you're normally an all monochromatic, all the time kinda girl or prefer neutrals the most, there's still room for color especially as the weather heats up! It's kind of hard to not want to add in all sorts of color as summer rolls around but in case you're struggling to steer clear of a plain palette, these fun finds will have you looking all sorts of colorful and bright, all season long!

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Best Target Finds for Summer (that you can't resist!)


Could you really pass up a pineapple lamp at this point?! I know I can't! Target always manages to outdo themselves and this season it's no different - there's endless aisles of things that make you fill your cart up way too fast! Whether you're looking for something specific, stocking up on outdoor gear for the summer or need absolutely nothing at all, this season's Target finds can't be beat. Check out these 15 finds that you won't be able to resist adding to your cart today!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Cucumber & Gin Cooler Cocktail


Looking for a delicious, simple to make summer cocktail that you can make time and time again? That everyone will love? This Cucumber Cooler will do JUST that! *insert alll the heart eyes here*
This drink is so refreshing and delicious, not to mention it's pretty too. ;) This is one of my favorite drinks for a hot day and my girlfriends always love it! Since the weather's heating up and the pools are opening, get a head start on a pool party this season and serve this - it'll be a huge hit!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Best Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts with Prime Shipping


Raise you're hand if you put the "pro" in procrastinator! I know I do most of the time - and if time slipped by or if you've put it off because you didn't know what to get your mom, you still have time! Mother's Day is this Sunday but these 18 gift ideas are all available for Prime shipping. Gotta love a mix between great Amazon and Shopbop buys! We all want to give our moms the best of the best, so thank her for being the best person in your life with any of these great gift ideas she'll love to receive!

Friday, May 4, 2018

DIY Mother's Day Gift Basket

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When it comes time each year to decide on what to get your mom or another important woman in your life for Mother's Day, gifts may seem repetitive or have you feeling like you get her the same thing year after year. I know I've been there! My mom will deny it, but she's actually very hard to shop for, hah! I think I just have this idea that I always want to get my mom the very best so I'm always looking for new ideas. A couple of years ago I started putting together themed gift baskets and I'd switch up the theme each year to include all sorts of fun things I know she'll love. This year I'm putting together a basket centered around the JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay; a wine so good you'll want a bottle for yourself too! ;)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Simple Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget


With all of the spring cleaning talk going on lately, have you given much thought to your bathroom? Maybe you have and realize it needs some updates, but bathrooms can be SO expensive to renovate. Even if a full reno isn't in your budget this spring, there's tons of ways to update your bathroom and give it a refresh for a fraction of the price of what a renovation would be. If anything, a good refresh will hold you over until a renovation is more feasible - but it may make you realize it's all you really needed! Here's some simple ways to update a bit more economically.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Currently Craving: April's Bright, Colorful Finds


You know what they say... April showers bring May flowers and lots of vibrant, colorful spring buys! ;) Here's to hoping May does bring lots of flowers because this girl (and I can bet most of you) are sooo ready for the warm weather! It's getting nicer day by day in New York and being able to open all of my windows each morning has been so refreshing (and definitely motivating me enough to clean and declutter a LOT!). I found that almost anything I reached for this month, especially for the past week or two, has been nothing but colorful and bright so I thought it was fitting for this month's Currently Craving to be filled with the funnest finds for spring that involve lots of bright shades! Here's 12 things I've loved this month that you won't regret adding to cart today:

Friday, April 27, 2018

10 Cute & Comfy Outfits to Wear on Your Next Flight


I love being comfortable as much as the next girl, especially on a travel day, but who says you can't look cute while on the go?! With how big athleisure wear has become it's easier than ever to find cute, versatile pieces to add to your closet that'll keep you looking and feeling your best even on the plane. Here's 10 cute looks to re-create based on what kind of trip you'll be taking:

Monday, April 23, 2018

12 Spring Beauty Buys You Need to Try


I know I'm a few days late to the Sephora Spring Bonus Sale, but it's still going on (through the end of today!) and is the perfect time to get all of your spring beauty needs! With each new season comes new skincare concerns, lip shades and holy grail favorites to try out and getting 10-15% off makes it a little sweeter and easier on your wallet! Either way, you'll want these goodies for spring - and your skin will thank you. Here's my 12 favorite buys for this spring:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How to Spring Clean Your Life in a Week


What exactly is it about spring that makes us want to organize and declutter everything we own? I don't really know the answer to that, but I don't hate it! This spring has started out really weird weather wise and I know the majority of the country can agree with that (and if you can't then I'm not quite sure exactly how to express how jealous I am!) and bad weather = weird funks and moods. Since we can't control the weather or do much other than pray for some warmth (make that STAT...) the one thing we can do is work on is clean out our lives in more ways than just organizing your closet. Here's what to take a closer look at and consider giving a good "spring cleaning" to this season:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

15 Any-Time Gift Ideas to Have On Hand


Whether you were invited to a last minute party, have an unexpected guest come over or just simply run out of time and forget about a birthday/holiday/event, it's likely you've had at least one of those "uh oh" moments realizing you don't have a gift. We've all been there! These 15 gift ideas are great "any-time" gifts, and some are even the perfect things to buy ahead of time and have just in case. You never know! ;)

Monday, April 2, 2018

Currently Craving: March's Pretty Periwinkles & Shades of Gold


Happy... April!! I had to think about that one for a second! I hope your Easter/Passover weekends (if you celebrate!) were filled with family, celebrating God and warm spring weather - it finally was warm here! Today not so much - I do NOT want to talk about what's on the ground right now (hint: it's white) and the fact that the Yankees Home Opener was switched to tomorrow, but the sun is supposed to come out later so hopefully it melts quickly! I have way too many cute spring things to be wearing to deal with this snow in April LOL! When putting together March's Currently Craving list, I found myself adding all things periwinkle and gold - so here's lots of spring inspiration for you to get just a little more excited for the spring:

Friday, March 23, 2018

7 Stylish & Colorful Outfits for Easter Sunday


Spring has finally sprung and that means Easter is right around the corner (literally)! With so many new, trendy spring options out there it can be semi difficult to find the perfect look for Easter Sunday. Whether you like to get super dressed up or stay more casual but still want to look like you're ready for spring (aren't we all at this point?!), these options should give you some major inspiration! Here's 7 of my favorites:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What to Pack in Your Handbag While Traveling


Between TSA, meeting weight requirements and remembering everything you need when traveling, it's not easy to know what to prioritize and pack in your handbag and carry-on bag vs. your checked luggage. I always end up having to pack, re-pack and pack again to get everything to fit (and that's after I've forgotten to put something in, naturally). This is probably a sign that I pack too much... But if you get creative you don't have to worry about that. ;) I know I could always use a guide when packing, so here's everything to remember to pack in your handbag when traveling:

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Spring Trend Checklist: 10 Stylish Trends to Try


We're days away from it officially being spring! And lucky you if it feels like it where you live! ;) I'm hoping the weather begins to get the hint that spring is coming and warms up ASAP, because with all of these stylish spring trends for 2018, I'm ready for some cute clothes! Spring fashion is in full force everywhere you look and these 10 fun trends are ones you have to add to your wardrobe this season:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Beautiful (and Springy!) Blush and Gold Target Finds


Raise your hand if you're a Target snob! *raises both hands*
Target is addicting and even more so at the start of a new season when there's so many great seasonal buys! Out of all of the great spring colors and trends, blush and gold is one of those timeless combos that looks great on everyone, on any piece of furniture and just about anything else you could think of! Here's some of the best buys at Target right now to satisfy your blush and gold craving:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: 17 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed


At some point, every one of us have most definitely felt an overwhelming feeling. That feeling of getting overwhelmed usually happens when you put something off, let something build up inside, take on too many tasks/overbook yourself, or try to do too many things at once. It takes over your brain and sometimes even causes you to just shut off and do nothing about it at all. For today's Wellness Wednesday, I'm sharing 17 simple and surefire ways to help you when you're feeling overwhelmed. Part of feeling well is feeling your best mentally and taking care of yourself should always be at the top of your priority list! The most important thing to remember is that you have the power to take the steps you need to feel better. But when all else fails, try one of these things:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Implement a Healthier, Organic Lifestyle with this Berry Lemon Spritzer this Summer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #OceanSprayOrganic #CollectiveBias

We're getting closer to summer!! Cue all of the fun parties, bonfires and of course the delicious, fruity drinks (if you're 21! ;). It can be hard to keep up with healthy living habits when everyone has fruity, sugar filled cocktails, but now it doesn't have to be difficult! The new Ocean Spray 100% Juice Organic products are the perfect way to keep your healthy living habits afloat without having to sacrifice enjoying something delicious when you're hosting a party, hanging out with friends or just are enjoying a beautiful summer day or night.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Getaway Buys Under $100


It may not totally feel like spring yet, but it's going to be here before we know it and I can hardly wait any longer! I'm so ready for endless days of sunshine, warm breezes and the start of summer. Every year there's more and more incredibly adorable spring trends and fun finds to buy and celebrate the start of the beautiful weather, and this year is definitely no different - I can't stop shopping! I've been searching high and low for the best pieces to add to your spring wardrobe and while looking around I found these spring buys that would be great for any getaway - whether you have a spring break and are headed somewhere for the week or are taking a much needed get-out-of-winter trip, these buys are all under $100 and will make spring shopping and UPS getting to your house even more exciting than it normally is! ;)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute


Even if you're one of the girls who loves to dress up and spend time putting together trendy outfits each season - we all have our days where we either don't have the time, or the energy... Or just really want to put in minimal effort and still somehow look cute. And I'm here to tell you that it IS possible ladies! ;) I love picking out and planning outfits but some most normal days I find myself wanting to be comfortable but still look put together. Even if you're not normally lazy, we all have lazy days (don't fool yourself! ;) and even then, you can still look like it took you hours to get all dolled up! Here's some of the simplest ways to achieve it:

Monday, March 5, 2018

5-Minute Nighttime Skincare Routine (for when you literally can't even)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CleanFaceWithEquate http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Picture it: you've had a long busy day, get home extremely late and all you want is your bed. We've all been there right?! The last thing you want to do is take your makeup off, wash your face, shower/change your clothes - it's exhausting just thinking about it! But you know better than sleeping in your makeup and know how important it is to keep with your skincare routine so you do it anyway... Although you wish you could skip a step, or get it done faster right? These products and simple tips will help maintain your skin, get it glowing AND get you to sleep faster on the days that you literally can't even:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Currently Craving: February Buys to Get Ready for Spring


Raise your hand if you're ssoooo over winter! I couldn't take the cold temperatures any longer so I escaped to spend some time in Florida and it's been heavenly! I love the daily 80 degree temps, endless sunshine and wearing sandals in February. ;) I know I've had spring fever for quite a while now, including on last month's Currently Craving also but I just can't help it! Here's everything I've loved/bought or is on my wishlist from this month - everything from cute spring shoes, to my current favorite snack to trendy buys for the new season:

Monday, February 26, 2018

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling



No matter what time of year, taking a vacation is all fun and games until you think about not getting off track on a diet or worrying about your immune system keeping up to speed! Traveling anywhere is such an experience and something we are so incredibly lucky to do. Sticking to your normal habits doesn't have to be hard to do - in fact, it'll make traveling feel even more "normal". Vacations are meant to give you a break and be an exciting time to explore; relax, discover the world and meet new people. In all the excitement it can be SO hard to not lose track of your healthy habits, and even not realize how easy it really is to be healthy (in more ways than one!) no matter where you're exploring. These simple things will help you mindlessly stay healthy during your travels:


Monday, February 12, 2018

Marble and Gold Amazon Finds


Doesn't the gold and marble combination give you all of the modern-chic feels?! I love it and the difference in texture it brings to decor! These fun finds are all marble and/or gold, all available on Amazon (hellooo, 2-day shipping!) and range from $7 to $130. I'm craving spring and I think these bright shades of marble and pops of gold are helping! ;) Shop them all here:

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Cure Dry Skin


For the past few months, the cold weather has wreaked havoc on my skin - I always have to give my skin some extra TLC in the colder months, but for some reason this winter has been way harder to deal with! There's nothing I hate more than dry skin... I'm borderline obsessed with trying/using different moisturizers and seeing what works best, and most importantly what makes my skin feel the best. I decided to try a TON of different hydrating, moisturizing lotions and cremes. In fact I've been working on this since late November - I wanted to give each product I was trying a fair chance to work and while I still have a lot of the ones I've bought to try out further, I wanted to share this guide now in hopes of helping some of you dealing with winter skin cope for the rest of the winter!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Preview: Bright Buys to Get You Excited for Spring


Is anyone else SO over winter?! If you live in a warm climate, I'm at the point of the season where I'm VERY jealous. I love the colder temperatures and snowy days around the holiday season, but it's February and we're on the cusp of the warm, sunny spring and summer months and I can't wait any longer! With every hope of tiding me over until the sun warms me up again, I rounded up some of my favorite buys for spring so far -- I know it's early and there's still lots of things to come, but these bright buys are making me so happy, here's to hoping they do the same for you! :) And starting your spring shopping early is always a good thing - it's good for your soul. Take my word for it, I promise! Check these fun and colorful pieces out here:

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: All Things Pink


Happy Monday! Football season is officially over, which means spring is on its way - baseball season is a few weeks from starting and I'm SO ready for warmth! Anyway, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and whether you're buying for your girlfriends, significant other, sister or even treating yourself - these pretty pink buys are all perfect to add to your shopping cart! Here's 22 fun buys to fulfill your craving of all things pink (*raises hand*):

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Currently Craving: January Buys + On My Wishlist


Obsessed with my new nail color is an understatement! (see below for more details ;) But, can we talk about the fact that January is OVER?! This month always drags and feels like it's 7 weeks long... And now we're getting closer to spring, warmth, sunshine and I can't wait! We're weeks away from MLB's spring training, a month from spring break and Celeb Big Brother starts next week (whose watching?!). Baby steps to summer! ;) This month's Currently Craving is filled with colorful pastels, things I'm trying/just bought and things on my wish list - there's a lot this month!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Get the GRAMMYs Look - 2018's Best Dressed Looks Transformed into Everyday Wear


The GRAMMYs are like my Super Bowl Sunday! Ha! I live for red carpet looks! Last year I shared my favorite GRAMMYs looks turned into every-day looks and it was one of my favorites ever! I love taking runway looks and finding pieces that you get get a similar styled look with, but wear every day. She may not all walk a Red Carpet every day, but we can kind of feel like we are! ;) Here's my favorite looks from this year's GRAMMYs transformed into looks you can get today:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Simple Tips to Get Motivated and Moving to Make Positive Changes


Happy Wednesday! Halfway to the weekend... but the goal is to stop saying that and enjoy the moment - who else agrees?! I've always said that as a "way to get through the rest of the week", but I'm really trying to change my mindset. Mentally but also physically; I want to feel better in more ways than one and I want to get motivated to be a better version of me. And more than some of that #NewYearNewMe B.S., it's more of a lifestyle change.

So, cue Wellness Wednesdays! I'm motivated to have more energy and feel better physically and mentally - the overall goal is to live a healthier, more positive life and I truly believe getting fit is a HUGE step in that process! Every once in a while (and on a Wednesday, obvi... ;) I'll share another edition of Wellness Wednesday and each will be filled with a different kind of motivational-inspo. (If there's any specific topics you want me to include, let me know!!) I've been at this for a few weeks now, so I thought sharing the tips that have helped me to stay motivated to get up, get moving and motivated to workout and make a change would be the perfect place to start. Here's some really simple things you can do to make that change - and trust me, it feels GOOD!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Save vs. Splurge: Favorite Accessories


How do you decide when to save on purchases, and when to splurge? I'm a firm believer in treating yourself to nice things every now and then, and I of course love a splurge as much as the next girl - but there's something so satisfying about seeing a similar alternative at a fraction of the price! Especially for trendier buys... I find it hard to justify spending a ton of money on something that may go in and out of style!

On the other hand, a good, versatile and timeless product is worth every penny if you ask me! Either way, we need some cute accessories to distract from this freezing weather 9/10 of us all have been experiencing lately, right?! Here's 14 must-have accessories right now that you can splurge or save a bit with, because these are pretty spot on and I'm very excited about them! ;)

Monday, January 15, 2018

How to Travel More this Year


Approximately how many times a day do you scroll through your feed on social media and see gorgeous pictures of crystal clear water, or an ancient European street and feel ALL sorts of envy/jealousy? Seriously, the 'explore' page on Instagram is always filled with the prettiest locations and I just want to snap my fingers and be in that very spot! I know it's easier said than done, and I know we can't all transport ourselves onto an exotic island, but there ARE ways to experience new things and travel around the world more often than you'd expect.

Friday, January 12, 2018

26 Bold Buys to Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet


The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet! It's so bright, pretty and different - I never really have thought about wearing/buying ALL of the purple things but now that I've looked around and have seen how many pretty violet finds there are, I'm kind of loving it! Pops of purple here and there have always been fun to have, but this violet shade is a whole new game. Here's 26 pieces to consider buying if you want to shop the trends! They're all bold buys that you can wear/use year round at a variety of price points, too!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dressing Cute in Freezing Temperatures


I don't know about you guys (let me know in the comments though!) but in New York, it has been absolutely FRIGID. I'm talking negative actual temps, real feels in the negative teens and wind chills close to -30 some nights! The wind is crazy, we've had a ton of snow (especially compared to how little we had last year) and even a "bomb cyclone" just last week. As I plan where to go next to escape this weather - because this girl just can NOT deal any more - I've been looking for cozy pieces to add to my closet that are still cute, can be worn many ways and are things that'll get a lot of use. If you live somewhere where the temperature is MUCH lower than your age, you'll appreciate these finds!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Simple Ways to Achieve Your Resolutions & Goals


We're 8 days into the New Year and I feel like it's almost become a joke now to make resolutions because they're so "hard" to follow. They really can be, and I think I *finally* know why - more so than the word having such a negative connotation to it, making goals that are SO unattainable, lofty and that just don't make sense cause you to not even want to try or think twice about trying to achieve them. Whether you rocked this first week of 2018 with your goals or you decided you needed one more week of vacay (I'm somewhere in the middle...), there's no better time than now! I've been filled with ah-ha moments lately and it's pretty refreshing; these simple tips will help you keep your resolutions afloat, and hopefully help to not feel so overwhelmed with your goals!

Friday, January 5, 2018

10 Ways to Live More Purposefully this Year


Four days into 2018... and I am SO excited about so many things - mainly how positive my outlook on the year is. How about you, have these first few days been good to you?! And if not, try and think about exactly what needs to change to fix it.
It's easy to say, but it really is essential in finding your core happiness and figuring out exactly what you want. When you live purposefully, you live with intention and in the moment. You make decisions that will benefit you and everything you do is done purposely. Here's 10 ways you can work on living more purposefully this year:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Currently Craving: December's Bright + Pastel Favorites


Happy New Year!!! I am SO excited to see what this year has in store; usually I'm kind of "blah" about a new year starting and reflecting on the year's past, but this year I've been so excited. I have so many goals and plans for the year to make it the absolute best yet and I can't wait to get started. But today it's allll about current favorite things - some things were gifts I received for Christmas, some I bought and ended up loving throughout the month of December and a few other things I think you NEED to get this year started on the right foot! And tons of bright things to get you through these cold winter months, of course. ;)