Daily Dose of Design: June 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Currently Craving: June Buys to Kick Off Summer

Between all of the colorful picks for summer and travel necessities to buy right now, there's way too many things I could think to add to a Currently Craving edition! Here are 15 of the newest and cutest summer buys and some essentials to help you kick off summer:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6 Fun & Festive 4th of July Outfits to Recreate (+ $750 Nordstrom Giveaway!)

Can you believe the 4th of July is coming so quickly?! I'll be traveling and it's going to be so warm and sunny, I can't wait! Here's 6 patriotic looks you can re-create to wear this holiday and the best part is, they're all pieces you'll want to wear all summer long, not just once for the holiday! No matter what you're doing to celebrate, one of these outfits will be a perfect fit for your day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Patriotic 4th of July Frozen Strawberry Poke Cake

The best parts about the 4th of July are the fireworks, warm weather, time with friends and family and the delicious, refreshing desserts! This year I'm making this festive poke cake that has the most delicious, unexpected layer of frozen strawberries. I'ts one of my favorite things to make AND eat and your guests will love it too - it's a no brainer!

Monday, June 25, 2018

15 Summer Style Must Haves Under $200 (+ $1,000 Nordstrom GIVEAWAY!)

There's always all sorts of new summer arrivals in every store; lots of sales, trendy finds and more at so many different price points... Shopping can get overwhelming! Seriously! ;) Whether you're shopping for an upcoming trip or want to upgrade your summer wardrobe, these 15 style finds are all under $200 and are things you'll love - trust me!

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Best Nail Polish Shades to Try this Summer

Happy first (full) day of summer! So, so excited it's finally here! And there's no better way to kick the best season ever off than with a fresh mani that goes perfectly with a golden, glowing tan - summer manicures are the best thing ever! I'm one of those people who really doesn't enjoy going to the nail salon but love having my nails done. Whether you're more of a bold, statement maker with polish shades or prefer more subtle tones (or constantly do different shades of white on repeat - guilty!), these colors are must tries for summer and whether you're getting your nails done or doing them yourself, you need to try them out this season!

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!