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!




SHOP THE LOOK:



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. So...to 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!!


xxDayna

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 :)


Photo via Target.com

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! 

Photo via Asos.com

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
Photo via Zulilly.com

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!


Photo via AdoreMe.com

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!

xxDayna

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stitch Fix Review!

Stitch Fix Review

Hi guys! I went on a bit of a hiatus this winter but I'm back! Let me say-there is nothing worse for a fashion blogger than trying to pose over a mound of snow in a dress. 


Social media has been ablaze with subscription boxes lately. Did you know you can get subscription tampons sent to your door now? Crazy! It was time I try one of the fashion boxes out and give an honest review to my readers.

For those of you who don't know, Stitch Fix is an online styling service that goes directly to your door.  Upon signing up you fill out your style profile. It helps your stylist understand your body type, budget, what you're looking for, and your overall fashion style. You then sign up for your first box. You don't have to subscribe to a monthly or weekly box unless you want to. I was unsure, so I only ordered 1 box. When your stylist selects your items you will be charged with a $20 Styling Fee. The $20 is applied as a credit to your account, and can be used on anything you want to keep from your box. 

Once you get the box, you try everything on, decide what you want to keep and return the rest to your mail carrier in a prepaid bag. You have three days to decide before you need to ship the product you don't want back to Stitch Fix. Otherwise your account will be charged for it. 


Stitch Fix Review

So here was my box. I got a pair of jeans, a maxi dress, a bohemian top, navy fitted blazer and drop earrings (not pictured). After promising myself I'd only keep two pieces, I decided I liked the blue top and blazer the most. The blazer fit so well it looked like it was tailored for me-and it worked sow ell with the boho top it was a no brainer! I paired the pieces for this shoot with my favorite Seven7 jeans from TJMaxx and some Franco Sarto booties. 



The Verdict:

First and foremost, I paid for my box and was not paid for Stitch Fix for this review. 


If you're on the go a lot and pressed for time I'd definitely recommend Stitch Fix. They provide great options, affordable pricing (if you choose) and everything in my box was made of high quality materials. All items fit me perfectly and was my style. It was a lot of fun to shop at home and I'll definitely order another box from them in the future!

If you'd like to order a Stitch Fix box, please use my referral link! If you do I'll get a discount on my next box. Which is pretty awesome.



Wishing you all a wonderful week!

xx Dayna


Monday, January 2, 2017

What I'm Loving: Patches & Rose

Trending Dusty Rose and Patches


Since I haven't mentioned what's trending in quite a while, I've decided to put a spin on my usual post and give you the latest deets on what fashion trends I'm crushing on at the moment!

If there's one thing I'm loving in fashion right now it's the nod to the 90's with patches. Using patches is so rebellious- you decide which patches you want to collect and iron onto your clothing. What a way to make a statement! Many designers have taken the frustration out of the equation, allowing you to buy jackets and shoes with the patches already added. My favorite are the rose patched booties above--serious in the front and a real party in the back!
I'm also loving all of the dusty rose colors on sweaters, bralettes, you name it! The color is very romantic, especially if mixed with a velvet texture. If you like more of the athliesure look, PINK is brimming with rose colored sweats and leggings at the moment, and they are having their Semi-Annual Sale right now! I think this color looks amazing with all skin tones, making it an necessity in your winter wardrobe.

By the way, if you love the boots in the picture above, you can find them here. :)

xx Dayna