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In case you don’t like looking around, here’s everything from new to the first beginnings of the blog. If you want it all, join me on the adventure of life. From distant travels and tastiest bites to a thinker’s musings and of course, a whole lot of minimal luxury fashion; don’t miss a moment with the entire journey through lifestyle, travel and fashion blog posts. Here’s everything that’s happening in a day in my dreams.

shop day in my dreams 24K gold jewelry

real 14K gold rings and fine jewelry brands for your next essentials

The smooth glowing finish, the warm radiant hue, the most iconic symbol of luxury and wealth. Gold. There is just something about it that we become so easily fasciated with. Jewelry trends for 2020 have prodded our lust even more, as gold completely takes over all other metals this season. Gold rings are a timeless, versatile statement of true luxurious style. As such, they are an investment worth making as you continue to wear them year after year, and even pass them down for generations to come. Jewelry is a lifetime investment. However, I’ve found many people don’t know where to buy gold outside of high end jewelry stores and luxury retail chains. If you’re in the market for your next gold essentials that you’ll wear everyday, here is a shortlist of 5 brands of gold rings and fine jewelry I’ve had first-hand experience with, and would highly recommend for your investment buys. These brands use either a high quality vermeil gold plating, or offer an assortment of solid 14K and 18K gold pieces. No …

inspiration for living with the basics

bored in the house or bringing back basics

Just finished my 2nd face mask treatment this week. There some advantages to quarantine lifestyle. There’s a new level of organization in just about every drawer and cabinet. Lowes continues to swarm with a fresh batch of DIY enthusiasts. My house has been painted, rearranged, and mopped more in the last 2 months than it has all last year. Naizak is exhausted. She used to get excited for long walks… now she stares up with eyes like, “really… again??” photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | basic tank and thong c/o:SKIMS | gold jewelry c/o:ANA LUISA | marble case c/o:RICHMOND & FINCH   Life feels like it’s on a bit of a hold. And while you may be tempted to use the “B” word (my mother never let us say “bored”) it’s really not all that bad. Sure, if you’ve just doubled your screen time by spending 8 hours on TikTok every week, you might be bored. Maybe that’s why those songs are so popular there. But if you decide to live like a …

minimalist spring fashion trends

6 minimalist summer fashion trends

My backyard has had blooms for months. It seems the cold lost the war for winter before the first battle even began. Buds of green speckle the landscape. The air is already fresh with the scent of new. Spring is here. In my home, spring cleaning is well underway, and I am doing my best to follow my own advise… whittling down to a more capsule wardrobe each season. Trust me, with the pieces that come in for having the blog Day in my dreams, that’s a real challenge. Once you’ve prepped yourself on capsule wardrobe tips and you’re ready to refresh your wardrobe, it’s time to have a look at the newest, most exciting trends for the new season, and our favorite season of all… shopping season. Here are the top minimalist fashion trends for spring 2020 that you’re going to want to be a part of, as well as some tips for buying or repurposing to style them. Think mini – mini skirts, mini shorts, mini tops… mini everything Perhaps it’s the return …

monday gin review

buzzing without the buzz, monday gin review

A shot pop in post for today. Chris, the co-founder of Monday Gin, reached out to me a few weeks back to introduce their headlining product… “a zero alcohol spirit that helps people drink delicious cocktails while staying sharp and keeping immunity levels up.” – Chris, Co-Founder of Monday Gin photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | non-alcoholic gin c/o:MONDAY GIN   While I know many of you drink like fish (myself included), I thought it was an interesting concept. I do have many friends that don’t partake in alcohol at all… and they’ve expressed feeling “left out” of the delicious cocktail options many of us enjoy. Many of these people are upper class and enjoy the luxury of a good drink as an experience. They’re  happy to pay for virgin cocktails at the bar, but disappointed with the sugary artificial flavors that they get back. Enticed by the idea of a non-alcoholic gin, I agreed to give it a try. Chris got a bottle in the mail right away, and I received the Monday …

luxury fashion capsule wardrobe

3 easy steps for a capsule wardrobe this spring

Fashion moves fast, and you’ve probably already been eyeing some of your favorite spring fashion trends from editorials, magazines and your social inspirations. You’re trembling over the “order now” buttons, but wait. Let’s do it right this time. If you ever want to get closer to having a capsule wardrobe with a few better luxury fashion essentials, that means not impulse buying ever spring trend you love. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   As a fashion blogger, I receive so many items gifted from brands or for sponsored content. While it’s a thrill to enjoy the best of the best each season, it can get wasteful. In an industry that’s notorious for excess, let’s strive to do better, and take a more sustainable approach to long-lasting style. There’s a project brewing I’ll be sharing soon… it is one more way I hope to contribute to a circular economy and sharing fashion. In the mean time, here are a few practical steps you can take to enjoy the new trends coming in for spring, …