All posts tagged: timepiece

minimalist watches from charlize

Many of you are fully aware of my watch obsession, and Charlize is one brand of minimalist watches which I own not one or two styles – but several. So in honor (more like dread) of daylight savings time today, I thought it only appropriate to post one of the most beautiful ways to tell the time. (though let’s be real – I use my phone for that… watches are for decoration right?). photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | timepiece collection c/o:CHARLIZE (use code: dayinmydreams15 for 15% off!) | beige knit c/o:VIDEO | white jeans c/o:PARKER SMITH | gold stack rings c/o:GRAMERCI | silver hardware cuff c/o:GRAMERCI | gold weave bracelet c/o:CAROLYN COLBY | white marble iphone case c/o:RICHMOND & FINCH The time change hit softly for me this year, spending the hour in an Airbnb for a weekend in NY with not a place to go or thing to do other than cater to my lazy whims. Spending the first hours of the morning delved into the blog, and likely spending the other half with croissant and mimosa …

light and night

Playing with contrast. Two things contradicting each other, yet existing side by side can be a truly beautiful thing. They say opposites attract. While I can’t always agree with that, there is something to be said for differences making everything a bit more interesting. Without one side, how could you truly appreciate the other? If you want to see the whole bunch and caboodle side by side, go to New York. There isn’t a type of person there you won’t find. And in fact… I love it. (alternate read: I am that creepy people watcher staring at you from the coffee shop across the street). photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | jacket:FRONTROWSHOP | faux leather top c/o:HYPHEN | denim:MADEWELL | booties c/o:CLARKS | timepiece c/o:SIMPL | rosegold bar necklaces c/o:DE PRISCILLA Comfort is always my #1 priority when packing for the city. These pointed boots from Clarks have quickly become one of the most worn pairs in my wardrobe (and trust me, that’s saying a lot). Officially their new groupie #clarkstrendsetter Slinking around in all black. …

from the other side

Hope everyone survived Turkey day with nothing worse than food commas and pumpkin pie overdose. Gotta love a holiday that centers around over-eating. Seriously. I love it. And couldn’t have had a better weekend with a full house  of loved ones and record 65 degree and sunny afternoons. Finally, one year I don’t dread the post-turkey trot with frost icing over my face. #gobblegobble So yeah, coat weather… not such a big fan – sweater weather, that’s a whole other story. Who wouldn’t love cozying into this oversized knit from French connection (another TJMaxx find!) and wide leg trousers from Parker Smith. Why is it that the best denim always comes from California? Californians, I’m officially jealous of your cotton loving, jean weaving state. I must come visit you. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | knit:FRENCH CONNECTION | wide leg trousers c/o:PARKER SMITH | timepiece c/o: THE FIFTH | rings c/o:K D’Angelo Designs | ear cuffs c/o: BOUTIQUE MINIMALISTE New timepiece from The Fifth. You know I have an obsession, and it keeps getting worse. Love the bold face and brushed band. And …

sport white

Sitting and contemplating today’s topic of conversation. Somehow my mind isn’t pulling any specific thoughts together, which I think just might be a good thing. Not that I’m condoning mindless leisure, but really – we all need a mental break sometimes.  And honestly, it feels absolutely lovely. There is something beautiful in the quiet stillness of this moment. As if the entire world has gone blank… in a new, fresh sort of way. Apparently correlating fashion into my demeanor with a similar blank canvas. Discovered CYEOMS as a great source of unisex basics, and dressed this shirtdress understated with milky white essentials. The cotton is super soft, and I like having the option of wearing it as either a dress or shirt. Did someone just say beach cover up? #ohthepossibilities. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | shirtdress c/o:CYEOMS | backpack:FOREVER21 | timepiece c/o:FJORD | iphone case c/o:FELONY | marble earings c/o::ROCKSBOX (use my code: dayinmydreamsxoxo for a free month of jewelry!) | sneakers:NIKE AIRMAX Rockin my euro style with a normcore kick. Gotta love a solid pair of sneakers. I’ve had these Nike …

day in my dreams

Took a dive, started on a whim, and ended up being one of the most incredible adventures I could have asked for – Happy 1st year anniversary to day in my dreams. The experience is beyond what I could ever have expected it to be, and you have made it that. Thank so much for supporting me from the very beginning through this first year. Your encouragement and inspirations have not only kept me blogging, but also brightened many days in my own personal life, like a close group of friends along for one of life’s many journeys. Having this opportunity to take something that is a passion and inner release for me, and being able to share that and interact with so many incredibly talented people, brands, and companies – is something I will be forever grateful for. I feel truly blessed. Also, feeling a bit cheesy (but truly want to know how grateful I am for each of you) after this extended speech – so let’s get back to it shall we? Thought it appropriate to make …

a moment in time

As much as some sick part of me misses being able to sleep in my college dorm twin bed til noon, I’ve learned that the best mornings always start early. (Or maybe that’s just what I tell myself now that I can rarely keep myself still after my eyes peep open in the morning). Regardless, being able to enjoy the first of fall’s cool air shifting through my window screens over a hot cup of green tea…. that = happiness. Welcome to a look inside my home on one such morning. And do you know what else makes me happy? Online shopping. There are worser vices right? #addict And I swear I’ve just discovered the most fun online shopping experience that I’ve ever had. Literally, you get to search for $2 coins hidden all over their site everyday. On the 24th of each month, you get to spend them on their curated selection of designer clothes. Oh, and did I mention you can save up to $180 a month in coins for said shopping spree? DID SOMEONE SAY FREE ONLINE SHOPPING? …

i’ve already forgotten you

Learning to let go. The future is now, and the only direction she moves is forward. Took Friday off for an impromptu holiday. Not a thing to do or place to go. Just because the sun was shining, and I thought it best to indulge. Something about being “wasteful” with my sparse vacation time – it felt wicked good. Ended up at the beach for a day with my girl boo, a fresh set of soft tan lines, and a closet full of clean laundry #winning Expressing my oh-you…-that-was-so-yesterday attitude in this sexy 2pc set from Rose gal. Wore it as a swim cover too… whacha gonna do about it. Like it? I got two by accident (how does that even happen?). But good for you! Because I’m giving away the second set on my Instagram, so check it out HERE and enter to win. Warning: it’s see-through, so wear a slip (or don’t…) your call. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | 2pc set c/o:ROSE GAL | timepiece c/o:CHRISTIAN PAUL | trainers:BDG Trying to decide if my obsession with marble has …

culottes and cake

Accessories are the icing on the cake. And cake without icing is basically just bread… so yeah – it’s a must. Feeling especially chic thanks to net-a-porter and fjord timepieces. If you think you can’t afford quality accessories, put those few shopping dollars in a jar the next few times you’re tempted to shop, and save up for something special that will last years. It’s worth the investment. #qualityoverquantity Oh and remember when only the homeschooled kids were wearing culottes and it was supper weird and awkward when you were playing in the park with all the cool kids wearing jeans? #personallifestory Well they’re back! And I couldn’t be loving it more. They’re a chic minimal piece that also plays off of the normcore trend with the anti-fashion league. Plus, if you get the knit versions like me, it’s basically like sweatpants made socially acceptable. Click the links below to shop (sorry the culottes just sold out, but there are similar!) photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | culottes:ZARA | mules:NICOLE | bag:COLAB | …