Monday, October 9, 2017

Best Vest: A Fun, Quirky Outfit

Ever have those days you look at your closet and pull an outfit together that you normally wouldn't? That was this look, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. I feel like some of the best outfits are ones you don't put much thought into!

**Savings alert**- I got this vest a few weeks ago on the clearance rack at TJMaxx for $8! If you happen to be near a TJMaxx I highly recommend constantly checking their sale racks. Sometimes you get a great deal! Finding an affordable dupe of this vest was a bit more difficult than I thought it would, most range around 50-150 dollars!


This outfit was fun, a little quirky and super comfortable! It's got a casino party kind of look to it but I was able to use a lot of items I already had in my closet! The secret is mainly the vest as well as the top from Express. The choker look ups the ante on the outfit, and the vest creates a sexy layering effect. Not to mention that these items are great for a capsule wardrobe, being black and white they go with a lot! Try to mix and match some of your black and white items in your closet...and if you try to remake this look  pleeease tag me in Instagram-I'd love to see it!!

xx Dayna

Friday, July 21, 2017

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Picks
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open today to everyone! It was a long wait, but we made it :)

This sale is known to be Nordstrom's Biggest of the Year, which means lots of great deals on your favorite brands. Including brands that never really go on sale! Everyone looks forward to it for different reasons like getting Christmas gifts out of the way, or stocking up on upcoming Fall and Winter items. Although I'd love to buy everything, I try to be sensible and purchase whatever I know I'm in need of for the upcoming Season. Last year it was a pair of snow boots, and I definitely don't regret that buy!!

I spent this week searching for (what I believe) are the top deals in this sale. I chose items based on styles that are starting to trend, classic finds for great prices, and amazing prices on high name brands like MAC!  If you ever want to be taken directly to the link for each item, just click on the corresponding photo.

**Update** The black lace sweater in the photo above just sold out. Boo :(

In other news, I was hiatus for a bit due to a close death in the family. For those who found out, I super appreciate all the prayers, thoughts and support. I'm finally getting back into the swing of things and it feels good! I'm planning to do an outfit post sometime in the next week or so, so stay tuned. If you don't follow me yet on social media, I try to let you know when I post anything on here. Just not on Twitter...I'm starting to get tired with it. 

xx Dayna

Monday, June 19, 2017

Travel Essentials- Orlando, Florida

The last time I went to Orlando it was close to 100 degrees, and I thought I was going to pass out. One of my family members came down with heat stroke, and it put a real dent in our trip. When I heard we were going again this year, I knew I needed to be prepared. After doing some research, I bought some stuff for me and my family and hoped for the best.

Everything went great, there was no cases of heat stroke, and I was by far the most comfortable I've ever been at Orlando. take the mystery out of what you need for your trip, here are my top travel essentials.

1)  Dri-Fit Nike Hats
In hot temperatures it's important to keep your head covered. It not only reduces the chance of sunburn, but can prevent wrinkles and stop the sun from bleaching colored hair. Regular hats get sweaty rather quickly, so reach for one with DriFit technology. I personally love the ones by Nike. They are made for running outdoors, so they are light, perforated, and moisture wicking. They also have great color options!

2) Cooling Towels
If you only choose one of these items, let this be the one. Cooling towels are known to stay cold for hours. Simply wet it before wear, snap it a few times to get rid of excess water, and wear it like a scarf around your neck. This was the lifesaver of my trip and I highly recommend it.

3) UV Sunglasses
A lot of the cheaper sunglasses out there aren't treated with UV Protection. When sunglasses aren't treated, UV rays are going directly to your eyes. This can lead to future cataracts and macular degeneration, not to mention wrinkles. Buy sunglasses with 99-100% UV protection and save those eyes!

4) Bralettes
There's nothing like dreaded bra sweat on a hot day. Bralettes are breathable with the comfort of a sports bra, with a variety of great styles available. Layer them with tanks for a quick and easy outfit!

5) Insulated Water Bottles
When you buy water at the parks, you're usually holding it, so it gets warm very quickly. Bring along an insulated water bottle to keep your water cold for longer. I personally love the ones by S'well!

6) Moisture Wicking Tanks 
If you sweat easily in warm temps, it's smart to take some workout tanks with you. Just like the Dri-Fit hats, they are breathable and made with moisture wicking technology, allowing you to feel more comfortable while walking around the parks!

7) A Crossbody Bag

Crossbody bags are harder for pickpockets to access and/or grab off of you. For safety purposes they should always be considered on trips. No matter how safe you feel!

8) Comfortable Sandals 
Wearing sneakers to the parks is a no-brainer. But if you prefer wearing sandals consider an option like the Sanuk Yoga Slings. I bought these just for my trip to Disney and they were sooo comfortable.

9) Sneakers
Like I said above, bringing sneakers to the park is a no-brainer. I'd say about 75% of the people in the parks wear sneakers. If you want to be on trend, bring some simple Sperry's or a Colorful Pair of Nike's along with you. But honestly, no one cares what sneakers you wear there. Feel free to wear whatever keeps you comfy!!