Daily Dose of Design: December 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sparkly NYE Outfit Inspiration

Christmas came and went too quickly, and now we're all quickly switching gears to celebrate the New Year! One of the best parts about NYE is celebrating what's to come and no matter what you're doing - staying in, going out or anything in between - there's always room for some sparkles and sequins in your outfit. ;) These are some of my favorite styled looks for New Year's Eve and all of these pieces are affordable and can be mix and matched and re-worn throughout the year, so you'll get lots of use out of everything!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Last Minute Gifts to Buy on Amazon Prime

There's still a lot of retailers - more than you may expect - who can guarantee Christmas delivery at this point, which is great, but if you're a super procrastinator and wait much longer you're going to feel like you have no other choice but to go shopping in stores and we all know how crazy and busy the malls are this time of year! If you're an Amazon Prime member (who isn't these days?!) then you're in luck because there's sooo many things that are all still available to get in time for the holiday. There are some things on Amazon that won't arrive so be sure to check your item before purchasing, but I rounded up some of the best available gift options that WILL get to your doorstep by Christmas Eve. You're going to love these and probably want all of them for yourself, too! ;) Get shopping before you're really out of time!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $20

The very last thing to check off on your holiday checklist is likely filling stockings up! These ideas are all things that she'll love and the best part is they're affordable/all under $20. From cute necessities to fun extras she'll love, you can get everything checked off and finished with these finds!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Gifts Under $100 to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Thank you to Kohl's for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.

I am *almost* officially finished with my shopping, minus a few finishing touches! This time of year especially, it's so easy to get caught up in giving gifts and finding things you know everyone on your list will love (which is fair!) and forget all about setting a budget. I'm completely guilty of this but I LOVE gifting. Luckily for all of us, Kohl's has such a great variety of gifts (seriously, there's something for everyone!) and I decided to see just how far $100 would go at Kohl's by purchasing as many gifts as I could for under $100. If you're still searching for some awesome gifts, here's all the inspiration you need to get it done! ;)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Helpful Pre-Holiday Prep Hacks

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

Christmas is in LITERALLY about a week. What even?! I'm still shopping and trying to get everything ready, all while trying to take it slow and enjoy the season. Let's just say doing both - and doing both well - is NOT easy. This is the busiest time of year for all of us; being able to enjoy it while also prepping to have everything ready for yourself, for entertaining your friends and family, and for getting all of your shopping and work done in time before the holiday is quite the multi-task to take on, but these holiday prep hacks have helped me (especially lately!) and I think they'll help you, too.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for the Beauty Buff

Everyone has that friend/sister/other family member or person on our gift giving list who loses all sense of self control upon walking into Sephora or the beauty section of any given store, right?! Whether you're looking for an awesome gift set, something for the skincare guru of the friend group, grea gift under $100 or a splurge gift, I have you covered! From the classics to the newest beauty products, here's everything you need to shop for the beauty queen on your shopping list:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Genius Gift Ideas for the Jetsetter

Whether the traveler on your holiday shopping list travels nationally or abroad, and whether it be for work or fun (or both!), these gift ideas will help them travel in comfort and in style. From the essentials to things that make travel easier and more enjoyable from the second they step on an airplane, there's something here for every wanderluster on your list - and fair warning, you'll want to buy at least a few of these for yourself, too!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Foolproof Two Ingredient Peppermint Fudge

I absolutely LOVE baking during the holidays - what I don't love is a lot of prep time, a lot of directions or a lot of steps. I also prefer no-bake but I'll take what I can get, lol! I'm always looking for the best recipes I can make to impress guests when I have friends and family over, and recipes to take to parties and get-togethers over the holidays that won't take a day plus a huge mess in my kitchen to make. Let's face it - none of us have too much spare time every day, this time of year especially, and when there's an amazing holiday dessert recipe like this two ingredient fudge, it needs to be shared!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Traditional Glam Christmas Tablescape

The very best part of the holiday season is time with family, celebrating and of course all of the lights and decor! I've been working on my dining room table setup for a few weeks now and I'm SO happy with how it turned out! I'm the kind of person who likes a bunch of elements from different styles and I also like to change it up every year - probably makes sense as to why I'm always changing my furniture and decor throughout the year too, hah! For this year's Christmas tablescape I decided on a mix between traditional - your typical reds, greens and garland - with some glam mixed in. I'm a sucker for anything gold, delicate, sparkly and whatever screams luxury/glam. I had a ton of ideas and knew what I wanted it to look like and I'm so happy that it turned out even better!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts at Every Price for Every Woman on Your Shopping List

This holiday gift guide is one of my favorites to date! There are SO many great gifts for every woman on your list, no matter what your budget is. From gifts under $50 all the way to a great splurge she'll love, I have you covered! Check out all of these gifts and check a bunch of boxes off of your holiday shopping list:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Festive Outfit Ideas for the Holiday Season

'Tis the season for holiday parties galore! Whether it be with friends, for work, family parties, holiday travel and sightseeing or anything else you could possibly think of, there's an outfit for it! ;) I put together a bunch of festive outfits - both casual and dressy - that are perfect for this holiday season no matter what you have going on. I'll be adding more looks throughout the season as well - so if you need inspo, keep checking back for more!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $20

Secret Santa Gift Exchanges with your group of friends are the funnest but can also be really hard to shop for! Even though you probably know what everyone in your group likes and most likely all have similar interests, price limits that you put on your gift exchange really can make it hard to find your idea of the perfect gift. It can be tricky too since it has to be something that anyone in the group will like! Luckily for you, I rounded up my favorite gifts to give under $20 that are great for all of your girlfriends and make the most perfect Secret Santa gifts!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Neutral Christmas Decor Favorites with Pops of Color

For this month's Currently Craving I thought it'd be fun to share my current favorite Christmas and holiday decor finds! With all of the gift guides happening around here and sales being shared across Facebook and Instagram, getting in a daily dose of *actual* Christmas was overdue. ;) When it comes to decorating and styling, we all have our own specific styles but you really can never go wrong with neutral decor - and pops of color of course! I like to switch back and forth between traditional Christmas decor and more modern-traditional, if that's even a thing! I'll stop rambling and get to the goods - these decor finds are affordable and will mix with any style!