Author: dayinmydreams

bite beauty review

bite me | Bite Beauty amuse bouche and lip pencil review

Looking for a luscious shade of lipstick for fall? There’s nothing that makes a bold statement of the change of seasons like a deep, burgundy lip and a confident stare. Introducing Bite Beauty’s amuse bouche and lip pencils – gifts from the Bite Beauty squad. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | bite beauty amuse bouche and lip pencils c/o:BITE BEAUTY Let’s start with the lipstick. Amuse bouche has 34 creamy, high-impact shades, handcrafted for “extreme moister, sublime texture, and incredibly creamy wear.” – Bite Beauty. What I love about it – a single swipe reveals flawless color in a low-glass (matte) finish. Packaging is minimal and modern, and the equally matte encasing keeps your fingerprints from smearing on the tubes. I used to avoid lipstick due to many brands’ drying properties once in contact with skin. But Bite is different. The formula includes 12 nourishing oils that are designed to leave your lips as plump and hydrated as they started (if not more). Unlike other hydrating formulas like tinted balms, there is no …

2017 fall trend fray hem jeans

fall fashion trend – fray hem jeans from ifchic

Remember my ifchic review from a couple years back? A lot has changed changed since then, but one thing that hasn’t is ifchic’s selection of key fashion pieces. I shared a few Instagram stories with you last week of my most recent unboxing, but in case you missed it – they’re a great shopping resource for designer fashion, and I’ve teamed up with them to share a review of my favorite pieces I just snagged from their store – fray hem jeans by Rachel Comey. Ifchic does a great job of not only being a resource for these key fashion staples, but also helping shoppers keep up with the latest fashion trends, with an editorial approach to retail. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | fray hem rachel comey jeans & theory t-shirt c/0:IFCHIC One of the hottest fashion trends of fall 2017, prepare to be dressed in distressed denim in the form of fray hem jeans. Fray hem jeans are taking over streetstyle fashion and wardrobes literally around the world. From inches of fringe-style …

shoes of prey review

shoes of prey review

Now the proud owner of a half-dozen pairs of custom made shoes from Shoes of Prey (being a fashion blogger has its perks), I figured it was about time to write a proper review. Note that all pairs were gifted to me by Shoes of Prey, but I was in no ways obligated to make this post. They’re just a super cool company doing innovative things, so I couldn’t help but want to share with you. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | all custom made shoes c/o:SHOES OF PREY About Shoes of Prey Shoes of Prey emphasizes three primary features: quality, comfort and simplicity. They’ve begun building their empire letting you be the designer of custom-made shoes at an affordable price range – at your door in just 2 weeks. “For women who believe style is a reflection of who they are,Shoes of Prey is the only destination for custom-made shoes at non-luxury prices, so that you look and feel your best self.” – Shoes of Prey Launched fairly recently in 2009, they quickly expanded their market all over …

minimalist fashion blogger wardrobe

3 ways to pick your weekday casual in a New York minute

Relaxed, sophisticated style. That pretty much sums up the ideal wardrobe situation for a girl on the go. But it’s not always easy looking effortlessly chic when you need to be dressed and out the door in 10 minutes. Balancing a full-time career as a creative director and managing a fashion blog on the side can be a challenge – especially when you try to squeeze world travel into the mix. I’d say I’m pretty happy with the balance I’ve found so far, but I’d be lying if I said I walk out the door every day feeling great about the outfit I grabbed. I mean loose jeans and a raggedy sweater from ’09? What was I thinking. I often try to share tips on work life balance as I know many of you understand the struggle is real. Here are a couple tips I incorporate into an (almost) fool proof recipe for fast, wardrobe grabs when you need to get out the door in a hurry and look fab all at the same time. …

fall fashion

this time last year

This time last year, I was a different person, but weren’t we all? Just like the unremitting flux of the seasons, we continue to shed our leaves and go through stages of dormancy, change and regrowth. Yet somehow, part of us always remains the same, the core of our being, who we are, always were, and will always be. This time last year, my hair was darker, complexion lighter, and my skin had fewer scars and freckles from life’s undertakings. But physical change is a part of nature, and no being is excluded from it’s irrevocable effects. It’s a blessing to have been given the opportunity and time that these signs of weathering were born from. This time last year, I had gone through fewer heartbreaks, hurts and struggles. But had not yet had the opportunity to learn from them, and grow stronger instead of harder. It’s important to embrace both the wonderful and seemingly inconvenient and regrettable junctures in life – which is the place we often learn the most. This time last year, …