All posts filed under: lifestyle

What exactly is a lifestyle blogger? It’s vague, I know (no one really knows), here’s one version of it. Managing a blog, personal life and a career, life can be a bit insane. But that’s ok, because I love every minute of it. Striving for a work-life balance as a marketing professional, blogger and travel enthusiast, I thought I’d take you along for the ride. Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle with less clutter and no time, from food blog posts and interior inspo to active lifestyle and current thoughts on handling the crazy. Welcome to a day in my dreams.

luxury fashion gift guide

luxury holiday gift guide for her

Trying to get a head start on Christmas shopping? If you’re like me, it’s not going to happen. But there are a few perks of being a fashion blogger, and one of them is discovering some really incredible new brands with unique, luxury products that are make gifting during the holiday season a total breeze. Who new there were so many companies doing such amazing things! I remember before I started blogging, scrounging for last minute ideas on dozens of “holiday gift guides”, “gifts for her”, “luxury gift ideas” and more – only to be recommended some cheap office do-dads, some kind of zen sandbox-thing, and other equally bazaar gifts that any normal human being would never consider owning in real life. Now, I have the opportunity to try so many incredible products throughout the year, that by the time Christmas rolls around, I can hardly wait to grab doubles of my favorites for friends and family. Here is my “for her” luxury holiday gift guide 2017, with a few of my top picks for …

tips on how to prepare for the holidays

how to prepare yourself for the holidays – meal planning, holiday checklist, and more

It happens every year, yet somehow we’re never prepared. It’s holiday season. There are strings of lights tangled in every corner of the house, flour from your mishap-baking project covering the entire kitchen, smoke rises as the turkey burns to a dry lug in the oven, and half-wrapped presents lay concealed under your dirty laundry in the bedroom. Sound familiar? It’s tough to survive the holidays. Especially if you’re balancing a job, family school – or like me balancing being a fashion blogger with another full time career. If life wasn’t pleasantly chaotic enough, someone decided to put Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, school registration, end-of-year reports, 4th quarter deadlines and your dog’s stomach flue all in the same few weeks. Not well planned. Not well planned at all. Thankfully, you can be. I’ve found the key to surviving the holidays is all about three things: planning, organization, and maintaining a level of sanity with a healthy lifestyle. It’s amazing the perspective you can have if you actually manage to get that early start for once. …

desenio posters interior design inspo

seasonal interior inspo updates with Desenio posters

Looking for a quick fix to update your home for the fall and winter seasons? I’ve put together a couple new interior inspo looks in collaboration with Desenio posters to show you the power of swapping out your wall art. If you decide you want to shop some posters yourself, use code: dayinmydreams at checkout. The code “dayinmydreams” gives 25% off posters* between 24th – 26th October. *Except for handpicked/collaboration posters and frames. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | poster art c/o:DESENIO About this time last year, I worked with Desenio for some interior inspiration for the holidays. This year, it was time for an upgrade with some new nature prints and warmer textures for the fall season. Let’s start with the living room. Surrounding myself in minimalist design, I keep my interior mostly all white, and focus on a few statement pieces. For the cold season, I chose a winter-mix mood, featuring wide open scenery and mountain top vibes. Incorporating a scattered poster pattern helps fill a large wall space, while keeping …

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, …