All posts tagged: inspiration

lively bra review

more than body positivity with a LIVELY bra review

A couple weeks back, I was contacted by a team working with LIVELY interested in a collaboration featuring a review of their bras. I’ve sometimes been apprehensive working with bra, lingerie or swimwear brands, but something about their “made by women for women” grabbed my attention. Before I get on my soapbox, let me tell you a bit about the brand. LIVELY’s mission is to create a line of comfortable lingerie that empowers women. They believe women are sexy, smart and healthy, and they’ve developed a line of lingerie blurring the lines of lingerie, activewear and swim to fit into the modern woman’s lifestyle. LIVELY bras are comfortable, sexy and affordable First off, mission accomplished. I received two bras from LIVELY – The Lace Strapless and The All-Day Deep V bra. Both are truly so comfy, I was genuinely impressed, and very excited to get started on my LIVELY bra review. I almost never wear bras (sorry mom). But I’ve just become a convert. Up top is The Lace Strapless which is honestly great not …

life inspirations poetry

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 …

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 …

happiness

positive lifestyle changes since Covid-19

In light of the word’s upheaval during the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to share some positivity during a time of struggles. In no way am I making light of the tragic series of events during this crisis. However, I find that the flood in my inbox and news channels of live updates and notifications are the best resource for appropriate guidelines and safety measures. Here on Day in my dreams, I hope to share something with you that’s inspiring to make a positive moment out of a dire situation. My heart goes out to all who are suffering. For those looking for a silver lining, here are 10 positive lifestyle changes I’ve experienced since the Covid-19 crisis. My hope is to inspire you to make positive changes in your life as well, and learn to grow and adapt in a time of crisis. 1: I’m working remote Working in pajamas, better snack options, no interruptions during chaotic deadlines… How many of you have wished for and begged to work remotely? For many of us, that …

Elizabethton Tennessee geese spring water river

serenity surrounded by natural springs in Elizabethton, TN

Serenity. If I could choose a single word, that would be it. A long weekend of promised exile from a chaotic world came into fruition like the first budding trees of the season. Welcome to Elizabethton, TN, a quaint town of old southern American history. Once a buzzing capital of American government, the city has reached a pleasant lull just off the banks of the Doe River. That’s where we spent the last two days… booking a homestead retreat just outside the local buzz of the historical city center. Known for its water resources and renewable energy, the rivers flow with fresh spring water that’s distributed more than any other water system in the entire state of Tennessee. That’s where we spent the best of our time. Soaking up the early spring sunshine at Covered Bridge Park overlooking the Doe River. Teaming with geese and swans, the wildlife seemed know just how good life was in such pure, tranquil waters. The sound of the clearest waters trickling over smooth river stones competed only with that …