Daily Dose of Design: 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Cyber Sales

I'm finally back! More on that later, but for now - HAPPY CYBER MONDAY! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families, a long and fun holiday weekend and got at least some of your holiday shopping done. If you are still on the hunt for gift ideas or have been eyeing something for yourself, chances are it's on sale today! Now's the time to shop so let's get right into the BEST Cyber Monday sales you can't miss!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Best Versatile Basics to Buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is of course a great time to get brand new merchandise at a sale price, but it's also one of my FAVORITE sales to get some new, versatile, basic pieces from - the ones you'll wear a ton, get a lot of use out of and even some that you'll have for a long time.
Public Access is finally opened! So if you've been waiting to shop, your time is almost here. ;) Whether you're looking for a new classic coat or a few new basic tees, I got you covered ladies. Happy shopping!

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Best of Amazon Prime Day 2019

Happy Prime Day! Another amazing sale kicks off today and these Prime deals are seriously too good to pass up. There's thousands of Amazon items on sale today and there's constantly new deals being added! Best part is, Prime Day is TWO days long this year. I'll be updating this post with all of the very best deals I come across, so make sure to check back often! It is a bit overwhelming to go through the thousands of pages worth of deals so I went through and highlighted the ones I think are the best and things you can NOT miss!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best Early Access Finds & Things That Will Sell Quickly!

Christmas in July is here! If you're a fan of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you're no doubt loving today! It's such a great sale and this year is one of the better ones product wise in my opinion. I've been searching high and low for the very best finds for the past week and as I always do when this sale starts, am sharing the top picks and also the things that I think are going to sell out quickly. That's not to say they won't come back into stock, but if you've shopped the sale before, you know that there are items that sell out within minutes of the sale going live!

The best part about Nordstrom is their free shipping/free return policies - even if you plan to shop in-store, if there's anything you know you want to get your hands on, I highly recommend ordering it as soon as the sale goes live so that you don't risk not finding it in-store or it selling out online! I end up making at least a few orders with things I hadn't seen in-store, or items in a couple of sizes, and just return what I don't want. There's nothing better than trying things on in the comfort of your own home in front of your own mirror!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Casual, Cute & Patriotic 4th of July Outfit Inspiration

You know it's really, officially summer in-full-swing when we're shopping for the 4th of July! I love shopping for summer clothes and even more for red, white and blue EVERYTHING. There's literally nothing better than celebrating America on a hot, sunny day, by the pool or at the beach or a BBQ. I rounded up some of the cutest patriotic themed pieces I could find for you to shop - and the best part is, these all will be SO cute to rock all summer long, not just on the 4th. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

25+ Mother's Day Gifts Every Mom Will Love

Mother's Day is almost here! I can't believe it's May but this weather is making it so real that summer is coming and there's no better way to kick off the best time of year than by celebrating our mamas! I put together a list of my very favorite gift ideas for Mother's Day - in case you're still shopping or still are clueless as to what to get - I always feel that way! Even though my mom likes so many things, I always find it so hard to shop for her. Here's a ton of great ideas to get for your mom, mom figure, grandmother, mom friends - anyone on your list!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Sephora Beauty Insider Spring Event: What's Worth (re)Buying + What I'm Trying

One of the very best sales of the year is here! If you're a Rouge member, you've been able to shop since last week and if you're a VIB or Beauty Insider the sale has officially opened to you too! I placed an order with some new things I wanted to try last week so that I could share them in this post and I'm excited about a lot of them so far. I've been out of so many things I regularly use for quite a few weeks now and have been anxiously waiting for this sale to start to re-purchase them - this sale is that good!

Monday, April 15, 2019

A Pretty Floral Spring Tablescape

Decorating and getting ready for a holiday or party during the spring is just so much more fun than any other time of year! I have a somewhat newly found love for putting together tablescapes (my Christmas themed table this past year was my first!) and have been planning my first spring table for a few months and am so excited with how it turned out! Use it for Easter Sunday or a spring party - from a casual dinner to a shower and so much more. I knew I wanted something pastel and springy but also wanted it to be simple enough to re-create and also something that I could put together easily over and over again this season.

Believe it or not, my inspiration for the entire table began with the napkins I used. Seems silly but when you see these napkins you'll get it. ;) I hope this gives you some ideas if you're looking for a simple but beautiful table setup this season! Everything is affordable and easy to put together and most importantly, COLORFUL!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How to Feel and Look Your Best for Spring Break

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

Warm weather, brighter sunshine and spring break are the true first signs that summer is getting so close! Even if the winter was rough and you don't feel all that ready to go bathing suit shopping, it's never too late to make even the smallest changes that will help you to feel better instantly. The days are getting longer, sun is getting warmer and it's time to get ready for the best time of the year! If you're heading on a spring break trip, here's some tips on how you can look and feel your very best to prep for your vacation!

Monday, April 8, 2019

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Digital Life

Thank you CleanMyMac X for sponsoring this post. Ranked as the “App of the month” on Product Hunt, CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one package to awesomize your Mac and make it run just like it did on day one. #CleanMyMacX

Are you in full spring cleaning mode? This year I'm trying to de-clutter more than anything else, but it's so important to remember to get every aspect of your life in order - that goes beyond just cleaning your shoe shelves! Something that I think often gets overlooked is cleaning your digital footprint. I'm guilty of accumulating way too many things and living a rather cluttered digital life, but any time I take a few to stop and de-clutter, I always feel so much better! Here's some of the things I do to take charge of my digital life and every tool and tip you need to do the same.

Friday, March 22, 2019

What to do to Keep Stress from Messing with Your Skin

This post is sponsored by Bioré, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own!

Something that I've learned over the past few years (AKA since having to adult... coincidence? I think not!) is that stress can affect just about everything - mood, health and especially our skin. Combine added stress with hormones and you have a recipe for disaster on your hands. Most of us have a great skincare routine that we can count on each day but what happens when it's just not enough? Or when your skin is craving something new? I look for a lot of things in my skincare products and am super picky with what I put on my face, but I also know that there's much more that goes into the appearance of your skin and how to handle what stress can do. And when I need to get my skin back in check, it's all hands on deck!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Re-Create the 2019 Grammy's Red Carpet Looks into Everyday Outfits

Anyone else love award season?! The Grammy's are the best award show and I will never get tired of watching hours of a Red Carpet on Grammy Sunday! For the past few years I've been turning the best Grammy's looks into everyday looks and this year there were a lot of different looks on the carpet and I love these re-created outfits! Some of the best dressed women from the carpet this year - check it out!

Friday, February 8, 2019

DIY Galentine's Day Gift Basket

Thank you to Vanilla Gift Cards for sponsoring this post! As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This year, take time to celebrate your best friends and best girls in your life on Valentine's Day! Whether you're single or in a relationship, there's always time and good reason to celebrate your girls. This year I put together customized gift baskets for my friends and filled them with things I knew each of them would love - best part about giving a gift basket is that it's a super personalized gift! They were all different but all included a Vanilla Gift Card that I found at CVS, because there's no better gift!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Valentine's Inspired Buys You'll Love

All of the Valentines inspired, red/pink/rose gold shaded new arrivals and heart graphics out there as of late, I can't help but share the cutest ones! As February rolls around there's no better time to treat yourself to some of these cute finds and gift them to other girls in your life! There's tons and tons of love-ly finds here and most definitely something for everyone - check them out!

Monday, January 28, 2019

7 Ways to Beat the Mid-Winter Blues

Cheers to the 974 day month also known as January ALMOST being over. Just a few more days - finally! This month always feels never ending and it's on a whole new level if you live somewhere cold! The good news is the sun is starting to set past 5 PM again and spring is in sight. We're getting closer and if you're needing a few ways to get through the rest of the never-ending season of winter, I can't recommend these ideas enough!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Currently Craving: Top 10 Purchases of 2018

I know that I'm 2+ weeks late with December's/the final Currently Craving of 2018, but for good reason - it's all of my favorite and top purchases from 2018 and these are SO good you guys! It took some time to narrow it down to my top 10, but these are my most used/worn/loved things I bought last year and are all 100% items I'd recommend to you all! Best part is everything is still in stock! From clothing to beauty buys to useful must haves, you'll love these!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Best Buys to Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

This year's Pantone Color of the Year is called Living Coral and it's the absolute prettiest shade of peach ever! Last year I searched for the best products in the Color of the Year, which was Ultra Violet (read that post and shop those finds here!) and I've been so excited to put something similar together for this year's color because it's one of my favorite shades ever. My mom is absolutely obsessed with anything and everything in this shade of peach - I kid you not, she has a closet FILLED with peach/coral colored clothing, shoes and probably 15+ peach nail polishes, lol! Needless to say she's a bit excited about this year's Color of the Year. ;)
From home decor to clothes and accessories, here's everything you could possibly want in this year's beautiful and vibrant color!

Monday, January 7, 2019

How I'm Starting 2019 with a Positive Outlook and Setting Realistic Goals

Happy 2019! Wow, it's so crazy to be saying that and I hate to be the one to remind you, but 2009 was 10 years ago. Take a moment to realize where you were in 2009... What even is happening?!?! When I realized that it's been a D E C A D E since '09 on New Year's Eve, I about spit my drink out. Anyway, I always love and look forward to the holiday season but there's something SO refreshing about the start of a new, 365 day chapter; I know there's some who don't think it's a big deal and stand by saying that you can make changes and goals whenever, regardless of the time of year. True, but the way I see January 1st is a true, fresh new page to write a new story on.

I always like to spend the last few days of the year/first week or two of the new year to reflect on the past year. The positives, what I can and want to work on and even the negatives and how to bounce back or learn something from them. I obviously love to write, so I spend time writing out all of my goals (both short-term and long-term) and split them up by personal goals and business goals. I get detailed in my planner with each, and then have a more simplistic bullet-point list somewhere that I can see every. single. day. That's always my #1 tip when it comes to achieving any type of goal - the more you see it, the more motivated you'll become to be able to check it off! Be it on your bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator or at your desk, let it be something that stands out to you 24/7.