Daily Dose of Design: October 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cold Weather Travel Essentials

Taking a trip this fall or winter, or headed somewhere cold? These picks are perfect to add to your shopping or packing list for your trip! From cozy in-flight must haves to what you'll love to wear while you're away, these pops of color will help you pack and get excited for your cold weather vacation!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Cutest & Most Colorful Striped Sweaters for Fall

Shopping for the latest seasonal trends is always fun, and buying new and cozy clothing items you love is fun, so buying striped sweaters on striped sweaters is EXTREMELY fun! ;) We've been seeing soo many colorful finds this seasons and especially so when it comes to stripes. I've always loved a good striped piece but with as many striped sweaters there are out there this season, I thought it'd be so fun to see the best of the best at all different price points! There's so many great options and you can't possibly go wrong - and you can style these with nearly anything - dressed up or worn more casually. Double win! Here's the 10 cutest striped sweaters under $50, under $100 and under $200:

Monday, October 22, 2018

In-Flight Beauty Bag Must Haves

I'm willing to bet that everyone can agree that no matter how long a flight is, it feels like all of the moisture is just sucked out of your skin the second a plane leaves the ground. I hate mostly everything about flying and although I don't let it keep me back from traveling, my skin wishes it would sometimes! Between the massive, rapid switch of temperature and the cabin pressure and circulating air for however many hours... It's not fun. For quite a while I always thought it was just something we all had to deal with and there wasn't much to do to fix it but then I realized - who really cares what anyone looks like on an airplane?! I remember flying to Italy one summer a few years ago and shamelessly putting a sheet mask on on my red eye flight. It may not be foolproof to combat the awfully dry air 40,000+ feet above the clouds but it sure did make a difference!

Ever since then I have, again, shamelessly done a full skincare routine on nearly every flight I've been on since and have no plans of stopping anytime soon, hah! On shorter flights I don't go all out (promise I'm not that crazy! ;) but I will wear minimal makeup and use a moisturizer, blotting sheets, etc. to maintain my sanity. I HATE that dry skin feeling and clearly will do anything to stay far, far away from it! Here's my tried-and-true must haves for your beauty bag - that'll also clear TSA - that you need for every flight from here on out:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11 Things You Need to Buy When You're in Italy

Italian markets and stores are some of the best places in the world to shop at both for food and other goods. You can't beat true Italian pasta or Italian leather! And when it comes to that Italian leather/products made in Italy, nothing is of better quality than a "Made in Italy" find. It's never, EVER easy to under-pack when going on vacation (right? I mean, I can't be the only one?!) but if you're planning a trip to Italy, I highly recommend leaving some space/weight to bring back allll of the amazing Italian things that you could possibly think of!

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Cutest Shoes for the Many Stages of Fall

Every girl has that one thing they love to treat themselves with - a mani/pedi, new handbag, new shoes, a bottle of wine, bowl of ice cream... to name a few. ;) For me, it's a little bit of everything listed above (lol!) but I am such a sucker for a new pair of shoes. The very last thing I need to buy 99% of the time are new shoes but I can't ever resist! They're my weakness and it's become a little too fun growing my shoe collection! All of that to say, it's fall and with a new season you have every right to buy those shoes you've been eyeing. The weather is so unpredictable this time of year - it can be freezing in the morning and warm up by the afternoon; or 80 degrees one day and 50 the next. All of the pairs of shoes here are perfect for those crazy in-between days and as it begins to really get chilly too (which it is here!). Get shopping, girls!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Easiest Dorm Room Hack that Every College Student Needs

This post is sponsored by the VELCRO® Brand and Her Campus Media. As always, all opinions are my own!

Raise your hand if you love decorating, but only when it doesn't require a lot of work! When my sister went back to college this year, she had been looking on Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate her room since she's living in her Sorority House this year. She decided on putting up a gallery wall over her bed and I was SO excited to help her put it together! I love making gallery walls and thanks to the new VELCRO® Brand HANGables® removable fasteners, it was easier than ever to put everything up on her walls with no hammers and no nails.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Currently Craving: September Favorites Under $200

Can 2018 slow down for 5 seconds?! What in the world is going on here?! We officially have three months left until we're celebrating New Years again. I'm baffled over here. Speechless. Don't understand.
While I pick my jaw off of the ground, get to shopping these beautiful favorites from September that are all under $200! Share in my shoe addiction, find out how I'm keeping my tan, see my favorite polish color for fall and more here!