Author: dayinmydreams

dr. marten combat boots and teddy coat

someone please call the Dr. Marten

The rain has been incessant on the east coast, a pelting torrent of cold darkness. There’s not a soul who could combat the chill in the air. But fear not, the Dr. is in town. Dr. Marten that is, sweeping street style by storm in every outfit combination from evening couture to 90’s grunge. The allure? Dr. Marten’s signature combat boots have been around for ages, and the return of 90’s youthful rebellion has brought the style back in full swing, namely with their more recent update of the Jadon 8 Eye Boots. A fresh take on the classics, the Jadon 8 Eye Dr. Marten boots feature a “bouncing” rubber sole platform that give them an extra 1.75” in height. Featured on Shopbop in full sizes, “Form meets function on these classic Dr. Martens combat boots in luxe leather with the brand’s patented AirWair soles for comfort and slip resistance.” – Shopbop photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | dr. marten boots c/0:SHOPBOP   After dedicating hours to drooling over 2018 fashion trends with these …

luxury chunky sneaker style by jeffrey campbell from shopbop

that extra chunky sneaker style tho

Like it thick? The biggest statement of 2018 fashion trends (pun intended) is an exaggerated, extra chunky sneaker. Luxury fashion leader Balenciaga paved the streets extra wide with the launch of their now infamous Triple S Trainers for women. Now sold out in stores and across nearly every site across the web, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a pair, hold on with a double grip. Missed out? Fret not. Fashion is an evolution, and Balenciaga took a leap on this one that started a wave of changes throughout the fashion universe. Prada, Maison Margiela and Gucci were quick on the draw with their own iconic chunky sneakers, and fast fashion brands like Jeffrey Campbell and Acne were close behind with an array of “dad shoes” styles in every color and height to suit your desires. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:iPHONE X | jeans c/o:PARKER SMITH | sneakers c/o:SHOPBOP   Looking for something minimal and white to offset the fast fashion trend with something more sustainable for seasons to come, I wasted …

view of china from my hotel room

hello again, day in my dreams

There was nothing magical about the night like in the movies. No pedestal balcony looking over a night sky full of stars and a city full of lights. No marble floors and mid-century modern furniture. No crystal wear or decanters of aged scotch. In fact, everything was quite ordinary in the 4-star hotel corporate suite. A faint smell of room service sat in the air, I had taken a shot of the city when I first arrived of the bedroom view. It was beautiful, but not breathtaking. photography:ME | camera:iPHONE X   The room had a familiar feel to it, as if you had been there before. But perhaps it was just the standard beige wallpapered bathroom and bleach white sheets you find in most hotel accommodations. Yet, something about it felt new, inspiring even. Maybe it was just the jet lag and 30-hour trip with minimal stimulation. Whatever it was, the shift from dreamworld to reality was inevitable. I felt excited. As if I had just found something that had been lost for so …

anne fontaine holiday style guide

guide to effortless luxury holiday style with Anne Fontaine

Sparkling strings of Christmas lights, a pure white snow blanketing the earth and falling from the sky, reflections of city traffic and street lights on the wet streets – it’s the holiday season. Jazz and vintage albums replace the commercial sounds in the stores, and a sense of rush and overwhelming romanticism is palpable within every moment. It’s no wonder we look forward to the holiday season, even with the flood of tasks and mile-long to-do’s. It’s a time of parties and play and general Christmas cheer. And what could be more delightful than parading around in gorgeous holiday garb with your best friends and loved ones all within reach? But no time to think, no time to plan, and we all want to look fab! Fret not my loves. Here’s a guide to effortless luxury holiday style in collaboration with the esteemed Anne Fontaine, to rescue your wardrobe and let you spend that extra time on another bottle of bubbly with your bests. photography:MEGAN CURRANT | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | outfits c/o:ANNE FONTAINE …

tips for shopping cyber weekend sales

5 tips for scoring Luxury fashion cyber weekend steals

If your a sucker for a luxury steal, get excited about the year’s biggest online shopping event where you’ll be able to score your luxury wishlist at fraction of the cost! As a supporter of a minimalist lifestyle, Black Friday and Cyber weekend sale events are not about loading up on a bulk of whatever low-price items I can get my hands on. It’s about collecting a few new key luxury fashion pieces that have been on the wishlist for a capsule collection that I’ll be able to incorporate into countless outfits in my existing wardrobe. Working as a luxury fashion blogger, people often remark that while they would love to share a similar style, it’s difficult to acquire so many luxury pieces. However, if you’re deliberate about your purchases, consider your cost-per-wear and leverage important tips for buying luxury fashion, you can build your collection at a steal, and develop your wardrobe over time. Having said that, I’ve been eyeing some of my favorite pieces from my go-to luxury retailers, and already shared a …