Author: dayinmydreams

2019 luxury gift guide

12 best essential luxury basics gift guide

Looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas? This completely un-sponsored gift guide is a curated selection of essential basics that will become the new obsessions for everyone on your list. There are some luxury basics that everyone needs. Having managed a luxury fashion blog for years, I have had the unique opportunity of testing out hundreds of brands. Every year I shortlist my absolute favorites to help you (and myself) shop for the holidays. These are beautiful, high quality gifts that have been personally tested, tried. Even for those who seem to have everything,  Here are 12 essential basics I have used, loved, gifted and highly recommend for the holiday gifting season (or to gift yourself!). Mejuri fine gold jewelry Gold jewelry may just be the biggest fashion trend of 2019 and 2020. Since silver has dominated in years past, it’s a great gift for those who might want to update their jewelry assortment. Mejuri produces handcrafted fine jewelry that can be worn for occasions or every day with low, transparent markups and a limited-edition …

cost of being a luxury fashion blogger

The Financial Costs Involved with Being a Successful Blogger

Traveling the world, enjoying unbelievable experiences, being outfitted in the latest luxury fashion – what’s not to love. It’s no wonder so many people are taking to their computers, phones and cameras in pursuit of blogging. With the increasing number of bloggers present online, it’s easy for people to think it’s easy and comes without a cost. However, the most successful fashion bloggers will tell you that this is a general misconception of the industry. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   The blogging industry is growing fast with over 500 million content sites across the web. However, as brands are turning to content creation to drive traffic and increase revenue, it’s becoming more saturated. Not only that, with rising competition, attracting a significant readership has also increased the average cost of a maintaining a blog. Blogging isn’t free. To be a successful blogger, you need to think of it as a business. And as with any business, you have to know the costs in order to turn it into a success Starting a …

leather jacket 4 review

stolen from his, oversized leather jacket review

Black jeans, a white tee and a leather biker jacket are three items literally everyone should have in their wardrobe. They don’t go out of style. They’re comfy, and extremely versatile. In fact, a true minimalist wouldn’t need much more in their wardrobe at all. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | leather jacket c/o:LEATHER JACKETS 4   A capsule wardrobe represents the core essential pieces you’ll wear over and over. They’re the pieces that can be mixed and matched with everything else, and the ones you’ll likely wear out from repeated use before you’ll ever have the desire to replace them. An eternal icon of rebellious style, a genuine leather motto jacket is a wardrobe staple for both his and hers. While admittedly owning more than a couple in my loosely translated “capsule wardrobe”, somehow I always find room for one more. Changing it up this season, I’ve received a new, oversized leather jacket courtesy of Leather Jacket 4. Leather Jacket 4 is is an online retailer that originated out of Florida, producing …

leopard print dress

so you think you can play with the big cats

In Bandhavgarh India, I had the opportunity to visit the national parks and take (multiple) safaris through the tiger reserve. All creatures there are free to roam, with the exception of a few unconnected fence lines intended to deter the big cats from the local villages. We enjoyed the unforgettable experience of sighting several wild tigers, including a couple of cubs. Aside from the awe of their beauty, large cats are truly fascinating creatures. I learned from one of the locals, a tiger that had passed the fence and wandered into the village. On one such occasion, this tiger returned back to the rainforest and over the 20’ fence… with a full grown bull caught in the grips of his jaw. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | leopard print dress c/o:MVN | leather biker jacket c/0:ALLSAINTS | combat boots:DR. MARTIN | luxury handbag:YSL   Cats are strong, powerful creatures. The largest of their species have no natural predators. Even house cats are agile and fierce. According to Professor John Huntington, domestic cats’ posture …

inspiration of the season

seasons of the setting sun

How did we get here. We stood there in the breeze. That moment was right. Even if the road leading there wasn’t perfect. Even if tomorrow was not going to be ok. We stared into the distance. The silent mountains bathed in the clearest of spring lakes. The setting sun slowly painted and re-painted the horizon. Hues changed from the vivid lakes and trees of the day. Sunset transformed the earth to gold. Dusk settled in smokey pinks and blues. It was like watching the earth become reborn overnight. Everything old melted with the sun, only to be brought back to life more beautiful each time. Life has seasons. Some colorful and exciting. Some are crisp and clear, letting you see for miles. Some seasons are hazy and dark. Sometimes it feels like the sun may never rise again. Yet, that beautiful circle of light rises each day. Every day we are reminded we have something to be grateful for. Everyday is reborn, with a chance to start everything new.   We often can’t see …