Author: dayinmydreams

bespoke mother’s day gift ideas

Unconditional love, support and friendship, a mother is one of the most cherished relationships in our lives that no one could ever replace. Mother’s Day is just a week away, and finding something special to express your love and gratitude can be challenging.  Instead of defaulting to something generic, get her a gift she’ll truly love that shows just how much you know and understand her. Need some inspo to get started? Here are some unique, out of the box, bespoke gift ideas for Mother’s day or any special occasions for the women in your life.  For the master chef, homemaker and entertainer: DLISH gift boxes No one ever really cooks quite like mom. But how often does she treat herself to exquisite food and kitchen goods? DLISH curates bespoke gift boxes and elevated home goods from the epicenter of food culture – Italy. Combining food, art and design into a one-of-a-kind experience, DLISH is an excellent gift idea for the mom who loves to cook and entertain. Each gift box is curated with rare, …

my skin feels like butter with this 10 ingredient wash – JUNOCO skincare review

Poreless, smooth, glowing skin – we all want it. But with life comes an inevitable dullness courtesy of time, that lingers with us and reminds us of lost youth.  A flooded beauty market promises the return of our youthful glow, but with so many products it can be a nightmare to navigate, and we’re often left disappointed with unkept promises. When JUNOCO reached out to offer a regiment of their skincare – I was skeptical. But, agreed to give them a try over a couple of weeks to see if their products could live up to their claims.  A couple of weeks later, I’m happy to share this JUNOCO skincare review, with some actually surprising results.  I discovered a hack that leaves my skin with the smoothest, buttery (almost velvety) texture. And it’s the reason I’ll be using JUNOCO again! But first, here are some of the highlights I’ll cover in this review: MINIMAL, NATURAL INGREDIENTS: I’m no scientist, but packing in a slew of active ingredients without thorough testing doesn’t seem wise. JUNOCO carefully selects just …

just breathe, then you can save the world

When is the last time you took a moment to just breathe? I don’t mean collapsing on the couch to binge watch Netflix in complete mental exhaustion. I mean really, just to breathe. No phone. No podcast. No subliminal mental agenda. No distractions.  Our society is sick. Over stimulated, over pressured. And instead of breeding a culture with the strength to heal it, we feed into it by caving into the pressure, falling before we can even begin to make a difference. The truth is, when we are not well as an individual – not only do we find ourselves constantly overwhelmed fighting between fits of over-productivity and total mental collapse… We can’t help others, because we can’t help ourselves. We live in a digital era, where a wealth of information is at our fingertips. We’ve researched every aspect of our lives from the best morning routine to how to how to fix our relationships. We also run to technology to fix our most personal issues in our lives. How can I fix my anxiety. Why …

Dr. Martens does chelsea boots – here’s how to style them for summer

Dr. Marten Chelsea boots for summer? It’s officially a thing. And, aside from stars like Megan Fox already spotted in her Dr. Marten boots, we’ve seen a big rise in this cool girl trend by ample Gen Z influencers like Olivia Rodrigo, Addison Rae and Emma Chamberlain. From TikTok to tabloids, Dr. Martin (still) isn’t going anywhere. Dr. Martens boots have a cult following that just won’t die. Debatably an even bigger trend, the rise of Chelsea boots in the fashion scene. Thankfully, you won’t have to choose. Now, you can jump on one of summer’s hottest trends with Chelsea boots designed by the Dr. himself.  Not sure what to wear with Chelsea boots for summer style? Here are some summer Chelsea boot outfit ideas, infused with cues from runway to street style pros – and of course, styled by yours truly. Daytime feminine: Chelsea boots + poplin cotton dress While I’d have to say jeans and a ribbed tank is my favorite outfit combo for Chelsea boots, for the sake of this article I …

Jonathan Mezibov masters luxury grade dress shirts crafted in small batches in Italy and the US

The corporate world. Something we fight against yet can never stay fully away from. It’s commerce, and along with the monopolization of industries followed by diminished craftsmanship, comes the convenience of attainability and efficiency. But what if we could have the best of both worlds?  Introducing Jonathan Mezibov. A luxury shirt brand crafting small batch shirts manufactured in Italy and the US. Held to the highest quality standards, Jonathan has made his collection a craft that is fully attainable, with a direct to consumer online business model.  After personally experiencing the label for myself, this Jonathan Mezibov shirt review will cover the brand’s’ business ethics and standards, along with a hands-on review of quality, fabrics, fit and styling. Here’s a breakdown of some highlights to note as we cover each in more detail. Jonathan Mezibov noteworthy qualities: SIMPLE, ELEGANT PACKAGING: Luxury grade, understated, and through fully planned LUXURY GRADE CRAFTSMANSHIP: Very fine stitching, not a single stitch out of place from button holes to inseam CRISP, LIGHTWEIGHT POPLINS: A blend of cotton, polyester and elastane …

modern, minimal Amazon essentials to grab for your spring wardrobe refresh

Buying luxury for quality pieces you know you’ll rewear for years to come is a principal I stand by. Buy it nice, or have a closet full of nothing to wear.  However, on an occasion you may find some steals that make your repeat play list that are always worth the buy. If you’re looking for steals to elevate your spring style, look no farther. Here are a few of the best Amazon grabs for your modern, minimalist spring wardrobe. Grey crop trousers (Styled in the feature image), crop trousers are a minimalist essential. And with the elastic waist and lightweight material, these are a great grab for spring style. And a steal at $20.  90’s Vibe sunnies Into the y2k fashion trend for spring? Grab these 90’s sunnies to modernize all of your spring outfits for just $15 for the pair. The perfect basic tee My husband bought this tee shirt for himself. After wearing his a few dozen times I finally purchased my own. If you’re looking for the perfect soft, quality cotton …

4 tips for finding the perfect sneakers in 2022

Decades ago, when sneaker culture was just emerging, it wasn’t hard to keep track of the most recent releases. There were only a couple of sneaker lines, and you would find out about them either through word-of-mouth or prominent magazine and TV ads. Today, however, things are a lot different. There are multiple major sneaker lines from new cult brands like ON and Veja to the classics like All Stars and Nike Air Force. On top of that, fans have to keep track of the different brand collaborations with athletes, singers, and designers. However, there are a couple of hacks to find the perfect sneakers in the saturated 2022 sneaker market. Focus on what you want The variety of designs, technology, and models available makes it more important than ever to never settle for anything less than what’s perfect for you. There are so many options –  each one made with specific purpose, taste, and needs in mind.   Start with a rough idea of what you’re looking for. For example, we posted recently about some …

16 best luxe summer accessories wishlist and gift ideas from Neiman Marcus

Looking for luxury accessories to elevate your summer style or gift ideas when flowers just don’t cut it? I’ve scoured the Neiman Marcus site and new arrivals for hours on the hunt for new luxury staples and elevated essentials. And there are a few goodies you won’t want to miss (I’ve nearly talked myself into treating myself to a few things). Here are the best of the best luxury accessories from exciting new brands in gold jewelry, versatile summer handbags, luxury brand sunglasses, and in Vogue gift ideas for Spring and Summer 2022. Better than thou Dior luxury brand sunglasses Did summer really happen if not in a fresh pair of luxury brand sunnies? Christian Dior is the winner in this category this season, with a classic wayfarer silhouette and nostalgic logo details embossed in gold. A little preppy, a little nostalgic, a little “better-than-thou”. And let’s be honest, that’s what this essential is all about.  Duality Cult Gaia suri pearl anklet If Cult Gaia isn’t on your brand watch list, it should be. Modernizing …

finally, a flattering modern aesthetic luxury swimwear brand

In search of high end swimwear without awkward fit and low grade materials? It’s become increasingly difficult to navigate swimwear, especially when shopping online. (The photos just look so far from the actual fit). The sagging bottoms, loose threads, unflattering fit – it’s almost impossible to find swimwear to suit elevated taste. Even when you shop luxury. As with all core purchases, swimwear is an investment piece that should feel effortless and sexy, while suiting your personal style.  I’m truly thankful to have discovered a high end brand that completely eliminates the most common woes of modern swimwear. Introducing PARAMIDONNA. The brand name may take you a minute to pronounce, but is appropriately translated, “for my woman.”   Designed to suit all women, PARAMIDONNA designs super stretchy luxury swimwear in aesthetic, modern designs that contour to the body for the most flattering fit. I spent a weekend in Naples, FL from poolside to country club and never changed my swimming suit.   Here’s what I loved most: The fabric has high elasticity – select designs brag a …

11 fashion influencers slaying summer style

In the ever changing landscape of fashion and technology, there has been an extraordinary rise in the industry of content creation and micro trends driven by the luxury fashion blog community. Influencers certainly get a lot of hate, but it’s harder than you might think making life look so effortless. Lifestyle and fashion bloggers make you want to treat everyday like a luxury experience, and inspire us to live life the way you truly want to. With some mad props to the majors and respect for the fashion bloggers continuing the grind, let’s highlight a few women on Instagram who are killing it in the world of social media, and some of the best fashion influencers to follow for outfit inspiration and beyond. Cut outs and sleek, sexy summer style: Carolina Lindo Blogger behind @imnotsorrydarling, her handle clearly sums up her approach to style. Bold, daring, and effortlessly sexy, Carolina has mastered the art of summer style in slinky dresses, bold printed bikinis and cutouts galore. Follow her for luxury resort wear style. Casual can …