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!!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trending Swimwear for Medium to Full Busted Women

As a woman will a medium sized bust, and family and friends with fuller busts; I can't emphasize enough how much I hate those super cheap bikinis that look amazing but provide no support. It's like a gag gift sitting on a shelf. 

Today is all about swimwear you can wear that doesn't look like 1) You're going to fall out of it in 10 seconds and 2) Are sexy and not old lady-ish!!

Here are some of my favorite places to find bikinis, tankinis and one pieces that will actually work with our bodies. Oh, and of course they're affordable :)

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Shade and Shore offers padded swimwear tops that range in sizes 32A-38DDD. It takes the guesswork out of deciding what size you need. Since it's Target the prices aren't sky high, and the tassels and details they add on are so cute! I bought the bikini the woman on the left is wearing for this summer and love it! 

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Asos has their own fuller bust swimwear section, with tons of options! You can also individually filter out what cup size you need, and they have a high range of sizes. The fuller bust collection seems to range from sizes 30DD-38I. A lot of their tops are on sale now for $8. Maybe you'll find your size is still in stock and really score!

3) Zulilly
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Zullily gets new product everyday, and because of this product sells out quickly - especially cupped swimwear! It's a lot like TJMaxx in the fact you get high quality product for a lot less. All you have to do is sign up with an e-mail to see the product, and then you can search to your hearts content. I recommend using the filter under swimwear by bra cup sizes. I have placed orders with them in the past, and love how fast their shipping is!

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Adore me is a bra, lingerie and swimwear store which requires a membership. You pay $39.99 a month and that amount goes as a credit to your account for purchases.  You can skip any month as many times as you want, and get instant refunds if you forgot to skip a month. Or if you're like me, you can sign up, buy what you need and cancel afterward (it was just a few clicks!). Swimwear sizes go up to a 46DDD. Since they specialize in bras, they know what their doing when they make their swimwear, which really matters!