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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.

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shop my wardrobe! day in my dreams’ online store is now live, here’s the scoop

Alright so it’s been a crazy, crazy couple of months. Not just with Covid and the generally crazy year it’s been, but also a ton of changes both in work and personal life. I’ve had a huge surprise I’ve been putting together for ages, and I’m finally ready to share! In case you’ve missed the update on my Instagram… After months of hard work, I’ve now officially launched an e-commerce shop! Day in my dreams has forever been an outlet for creativity and inspiration. It has created so many new opportunities and experiences, and I really wanted to find another way to share that with you. This project has been underway since early 2019, and I can’t believe it’s actually all come together. Since then there have been many a late night sourcing products, building the site, photographing and listing each item. I cannot thank my friends and family enough for being such a huge support of my blog, Day in my Dreams. This will be an extension of that endeavor. Through my journey starting …

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perspective of reality, emotions and fantasy | what is real life a day in our dreams

I believe that who we are exists somewhere between reality, emotions and fantasy. There are times our emotions tell us things our mind simply cannot. Who we love. How much pain we can bare. What makes us happy. Fantasy is the next level, and perhaps the most raw essence of self. It tells us who to trust. It gives us that gut feeling that we can neither create or ignore. It is a realm where our creativity and imagination are truly limitless, without the restraints of physics or science. People often dismiss the part of themselves driven by fantasy. But why? Why turn away from the only part of yourself in which you have complete control and direction. The place you can be anything you choose. They say it’s not real. It’s just a dream. But aren’t dreams what drive people to accomplish incredible things? Hasn’t every visionary and leader of every generation first started with nothing more than a dream. Believing only in reality is a trap. You’ll never grow past the things you …

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4 ways to wear a classic button down blouse at home with Anne Fontaine

Essential. That word has become so prevalent in our lives. But what does it mean? The fashion culture has experienced a monumental shift. But now as the world rediscovers stability, it’s been fascinating to watch effortless, modern staples reenter our focus in a fundamental way. When things get complicated, we seek out effortless solutions that are as adaptable as we’ve become. One such piece, the timeless button down blouse. photography:JOSH WOLFE | camera:SONY A7riii | essential blouses c/o:ANNE FONTAINE While a blouse is a quintessential piece in everyone’s wardrobe, I’ve found it to be even more relevant in my newly adapted at home lifestyle. The truth is, this isn’t just a roadblock or pause on life anymore. We’re living in the new normal. A normal where we work, play and create a new life for ourselves from our own homes. We have embraced the positive aspects of solitude, finding tranquility in the serene environment that’s created some space from the chaos happening all around us. With those vitals at the heart of our evolution, this …

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keep yourself in check

While 2020 continues to prove more uncertain by the day, it’s important for us to always challenge ourselves introspectively. If your actions, motivations, and state of being are not being lead by love, check yourself. Ask yourself why. Look at yourself, straight in the eyes, and determine what will drive you. What will motivate you. photography:JOSH WOLFE | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | check blazer:H&M | sunglasses c/o:SLOANE EYEWEAR | slip on shoes c/o:NAKED FEET We cannot force others to change, but we can lead by taking our own steps in the right direction. We can change the world, by changing ourselves. Find a quiet place, without distractions, and discover your own answers. While I love to travel the world, experience the hustle of city life, and discover new cultures… my quite place is serenity. Here in the mountains of Virginia, I’ve been able to let go, rediscover myself again and again, and choose for myself who I am. In a time of chaos, I encourage you to find a place where your soul refuels. …

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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 …