Daily Dose of Design: November 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts Under $50

On a budget, have a spending limit within a friend group or just want to find some great deals? These gifts are ALL under $50 and there's something for everyone on this list! We're less than a month away from Christmas so get shopping - these are too good to pass up and some of these finds are pretty genius - I'm talking iced coffee on-the-go and sherpa shoes genius! ;)
P.S., starting next week there will be a new gift guide up every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to Christmas!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Ultimate Finals Week Must Have Box

This time of year is beyond busy with all of the holiday madness, but it's also a really busy and stressful time for college students. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was getting my semesters-end finals schedule and worrying about tests, papers and getting it all done. And I'm beyond thankful that all of that is behind me, hah! Now that my sister is in college and I see her prepping for the end-of-semester-push, I'm remembering just how stressful it can be. That made me think to put together this gift box/care package to send to my sister - part essentials and part fun items that she'll love and will put a smile on her face during a stressful time of the school year! If you want to put together a box like this for your sister or a friend or family member whose away at school, here's some ideas of what to include:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Gifts for the Person Whose Always Cold

We all have one friend whose always cold and/or hates being cold, and/or hates being IN the cold... I am that friend. I'm always freezing and hope to live in warm weather 24/7 one day soon and if I'm not cozy or warm I'm not all that happy! Hhaha! These gifts were easy options to pick out for me because they're all things I already have and love that keep me warm during these cold months, or things that I would love to receive to help me stay cozy. Here's some of the best gifts for that always-cold person on your shopping list this season:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Your Best Friends & Sisters Under $100

The gifts I buy for my best girlfriends and my sisters are always similar and go hand-in-hand so I thought it'd be perfect to combine the two for one, big gift guide with the BEST ideas for your best friends and sisters who 1. have everything, 2. steal your things all of the time and 3. love a little luxury. These are all finds under $100 - believe it or not - and a lot of them, you'd never guess it!

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Best Cyber Monday Deals + Top Sale Picks

Happy Cyber Monday! So many deals, so little time - we need more hours in the day! ;) I've been looking for the best deals all weekend to share and found 17 of the best picks to gift (and to keep too) plus all of the best deals you need to shop today - no matter what you're shopping for this season there's likely a deal on it today so get going, the best things go first!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Best Black Friday Sales 2018

Your one-stop-shop for all things Black Friday! It's finally here - one of the biggest shopping days and the official Cyber Week kick off! Black Friday is one of the best, if not THE best day to shop for holiday gifts and anything else you may have been eyeing. Here's every sale happening this Black Friday that you need to know about, check out and shop - all in one place:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Festive & Fun Target Finds to "Add to Cart"

Can we all agree that one of the best hobbies is to aimlessly stroll down the aisles of Target and mindlessly add things to your cart that you "need"? I mean it's natural, right?! ;) Target is always fun to shop at because they have such a variety of different, adorable and affordable things - but it's a whole different story when it comes to Target during the holiday season. I'm like a little kid in a candy store seeing all of the holiday home decor! There's so many amazing finds right now so I rounded up the best things you need to add to your cart today!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Unique Gifts for the Hostess

Let the holiday gift giving begin! I'm kicking this years Holiday Gift Guides off with a popular one - Gifts for the Hostess. I figured it was a perfect time to share this since we're still a few days before Thanksgiving, and if my 10+ ideas of what to bring to Thanksgiving weren't unique enough - then try one of these gifts! For all of the holiday parties, events and get-togethers we have this season with friends and family, don't go empty handed and don't bring something typical either. These gift options are different, colorful, chic and most importantly ones that they'll love! Also ones that you'll be tempted to by two of and keep one for yourself. ;) Get shopping and happy gift giving!

Monday, November 19, 2018

What to Bring to Thanksgiving that Doesn't Involve Cooking

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I can't believe it's already here but also am so excited for it all! This is the beginning of the most magical time of every year for so many reasons - but anyway! Let's talk Thanksgiving and entertaining. If you aren't hosting, you're probably trying to figure out what you can bring on Thursday. We can't all be the best chefs in the world, so if you aren't looking to cook, or you like to but don't want to/have the time to cook or bake something elaborate to bring, there's a ton of options to choose from! Here's a complete guide of what to bring to the Thanksgiving host's house this holiday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Finding the Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Fitness Lover on Your List

Thank you to adidas for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinion are solely my own!

Whether you're buying for the fitness obsessed on your shopping list or just a girl who loves athleisure wear (raising my hand emphatically over here! ;), the BEST place to shop for everything fitness is adidas. They have neutrals, bright colors - everything you need to put together the perfect gift. To kick off this season of gift giving, I thought it'd be so fun to share my favorite picks from adidas' current collection and basically what's on my list too! If you have someone who loves fitness, working out and wants to look cute while doing it on your list - here's everything you need (and more):

Monday, November 12, 2018

Casual and Dressy Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

The holidays are in full swing and Thanksigving is next week. NEXT WEEK. How? What?? I have no idea what's going on, but I'm so excited for the holidays and now is the time to figure out what you're going to wear for Thanksgiving this season! Whether you and your family get dressed up or you stay home/host the holiday, there's something for everyone here including the best leggings (that you can easily dress up) and some of the cutest velvet pieces EVER. Get shopping, you still have time to order before the holiday!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Holiday Ready Beauty Finds to Buy During the Sephora Holiday Bonus Sale Event

It's the most wonderful time of year in more ways than one! ;) There are so many amazing sales popping up as the holiday season is quickly approaching and one of the best every single year is here - the Sephora Holiday Bonus Sale! It's been opened to Rouge members for a few weeks, but the VIB and Insider days to shop are here! Prepping your skin for all of the holiday parties, events, food you'll be eating and guests you'll be hosting and seeing may require an upgrade or two in your skincare routine, or maybe just a new makeup product that will make your skin glowy and beautiful! Get shopping, this sale is too good to miss!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

10 Healthy & Delicious Late Night Snack Ideas

The struggle is SO REAL when you're cozy on the couch, relaxing and watching TV and you're hungry. At 10 pm. Already had dinner and can't believe that you're actually hungry... That's me a LOT of the time and I know I'm not alone! Eating at night isn't necessarily as bad as you may think - or it doesn't have to be anyway. I know all too well that to eat healthily, you have to find something you REALLY enjoy that'll keep you from going to all of those heavy, carb-filled leftovers you have in your fridge, or that big bowl of ice cream that is calling your name. These are the best late night snack ideas I've tried and have regularly, but also ones you can go to during the day to stay healthier too! For me, the key is eating in moderation and not totally depriving yourself, but when you do indulge, find ways to make it not so bad. Here's my top 10 go-to snacks for when I'm craving something delicious late at night!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Currently Craving: October Picks Under $50

Cue the Christmas music, give me all of the holiday shopping ads, and fill my DVR with cheesy Hallmark movies because it's November and I cannot contain my excitement!! I saw the funniest post on Facebook (shared it on my Facebook page, see it here!) about the change come November 1st and seriously relate to it all too well! I did a LOT of shopping in October - there's been too many great finds lately to resist! To narrow it down and pick my favorites of the month for October's edition of Currently Craving, I picked the best under $50 so that everyone has an excuse to do some shopping! ;) Here's the best finds you need to get your hands on this season: