Daily Dose of Design: January 2018

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. ;)