All About the Lace Up

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Sweater: Dottie Couture (Similar here and here)| Denim: AG Jeans| Boots: Vince Camuto (Similar here and here)| Handbag: Street Level|

Good morning ladies and happy Wednesday!! Lace up tops were on my radar last year, and it looks as though that’ll continue into 2017! I love this sweater from Dottie Couture, it’s so soft and warm and I love the lace up and bell sleeve details. This particular sweater is sold out, but they have many sweaters that are similar at amazing price points, I linked a few that are similar to this one. Be sure to check them out!

I paired it with some dark denim and my go to over the knee Vince Camuto boots. I have been wearing these boots non stop, they’re super comfortable and can be worn with so many different colors. I love this look for a day out with the girls or a casual date night with the hubby!

Who watched the Bachelor on Monday night?! (Yes I’m one of those Bachelor groupies!) I always dread when Monday rolls around, so knowing that the Bachelor will be on and I can pop open a bottle of wine makes it a little less dreadful! So far I’m liking both Danielle’s and I can definitely think of a few right off the top of my head that need to go home! Who are some of your favorite ladies so far? Comment below!

Xoxo,

Danielle

 

P.S. I Love JORD

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Happy Monday!! I hope everyone’s first week of the new year started off with a bang! I feel like I finally got my life back in order from all the holidays and travel, consisting of lots and lots of unpacking, laundry and cleaning. It’s hard to believe that we’re already a week into January, I guess that means it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts! I always have a hard time buying gifts for my husband, I just think the guys have it so much easier than us girls. I know you ladies would agree, we pretty much always have plenty on our wish lists!

My husband and I met 12 years ago while we were both still in college, so we have spent many Valentine’s Days together. Over the years it’s gotten harder to think of gifts that are special/unique and that I know he will love; so when Jord reached out to me and asked if I would share one of their beautiful time pieces I definitely did not hesitate!

When I spotted this watch, I knew that this would be the perfect gift and that he would love the color and style. He had been looking for a brown watch that he could wear when he’s at his work meetings and on the road, but couldn’t find anything that he really loved. This particular style is made of natural zebrawood and dark sandalwood; the quality is incredible, and can we just please talk about the face on this beauty! It really is so unique, I haven’t seen any other watch like it. It also came in the nicest wooden case with a drawer on the bottom that pulls out for extra storage.

Now that I’ve let you guys in on a great gift idea for your special someone, I have some more great news to share! Jord is doing a giveaway and everyone (yes I said everyone!) who enters will get a $25 dollar e gift code and one lucky winner will be eligible to win a $100 e gift code! The contest will run until 1/22/17 and the code is good until 4/31/17.

The link to enter is here

The link for the watch I chose (pictured above) is here

Jord does sell both Men’s and Women’s watches, so everyone can take advantage of this amazing giveaway!

Make sure to enter and head over to Jord Wood Watches to check out their beautiful selection of watches!

Xoxo,

Danielle


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***Thanks to Jord Wood Watches for this collaboration!

Bring on 2017!

Happy New Year!! I can’t believe how fast 2016 flew by! I spent the last two and a half weeks with my family celebrating Christmas and New Years and traveling from Las Vegas to Arizona and back. I’m always sad to see my family go and wish we all lived closer together, but now that things have settled down, I have some new year goals that I need to dig into. Last year was the first time that I wrote down all of my goals for the new year and I did the same again this year. I loved looking back on what I set to achieve at the beginning of the year and see how much I accomplished by the end. 2016 was one of those years with many ups and downs along the way. I traveled a lot (Alaska, Hawaii, Portland, Seattle, Nashville, Long Island to name a few), my sister got married, I started my blog, and started a new decade of my life (the big 3-0!) For 2017 these are some of the goals I hope to accomplish!

1. Invest more time on my blog

Last year a few months into the year I decided I needed a hobby to keep me busy and get my creativeness flowing. Having moved out to Las Vegas for my husband’s job, I left my work, family and friends behind, so I knew I needed something for me. I contemplated blogging for a month and finally decided to take the plunge, and I couldn’t be happier that I did! I have met so many amazing girls throughout the whole process and really enjoy coming up with content to share with you guys. What started out as a trial has become something I really want to plunge into, so this year I plan on spending a lot of time getting my blog and social media accounts revamped and creating some great content for you all. Thank you for all of your support to this point, I appreciate all of the positive energy!

2. Workout and eat healthy regularly

I have always been pretty health conscious, trying to eat healthy and working out. The holidays threw that off a little bit (ok quite a bit!), so it’s time to get my butt back to the gym and eating healthy again. Things I like to do to stay healthy are eat lots of fruits and vegetables, green juices, and fish. I love going running, it helps to clear my mind, and doing intervals on the treadmill.

3. Be more mindful and maintain a clear mind

It’s so important to be healthy both physically and mentally; I have always had anxiety in my day to day life, some days more than others. I have tried many things to help curb my anxiety and have found a few things that have helped me most along the way. Some of those things beings meditation, essential oils, working out, breathing exercises and finding some sort of activity to really throw myself into, whether it be blogging, cooking, or just taking a walk to clear my mind. Sometimes we forget how powerful the mind can be, it just shows you how much control you actually have to create your own happiness.

4. Spend time with family and friends

Living on the opposite side of the country from pretty much all of our family and friends can be difficult at times, especially when you’re as close to your family as I am. In the last two years of living away I have to say I have seen everyone quite a bit, as I love to travel and am fortunate enough to be able to come and go as I please (face time helps too!) I definitely plan on taking as much time as I can visiting or just picking up the phone and calling a family member or friend, and letting them know how important they are to me!

5. Push myself to step outside the box

Let’s face it most humans are creatures of habit, as am I. We all tend to get into a routine and when we face change it’s hard to deal with; nobody really likes feeling out of sorts right? It’s ok to feel uncomfortable and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone makes you realize it’ll still all be alright. This year I plan on pushing myself to do things or take advantage of situations I normally wouldn’t because I’m afraid to or not used to it.

I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store! What are some of the goals or resolutions that you have set for yourself this year? Try making a list like I did, it’s so fulfilling to look back at the end of the year and see how far you’ve come!

“If you’re searching for that one person who will change  your life, look in the mirror.”

Xoxo,

Danielle

Silver and Gold Holiday Decor

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Bulb Ornaments: Hayneedle | Snowflake Ornaments: Hayneedle | Chandelier Ornaments: Macy’s (Similar here) | Tree Topper: Wayfair | Ribbon: Target | Wrapping Paper: Target

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Placemats: Pier One | Plates: Lenox | Napkin Ring: Bed Bath and Beyond | Wine Glasses: Kate Spade | Candlesticks: Pier One | Table: Restoration Hardware | Chairs: Pier One

Christmas weekend is finally here! I’ve spent so much of the last two months prepping for the Christmas holiday, I feel like the time just flew right by. This is the first holiday we’re hosting at our new home in Las Vegas, so we wanted to make sure everything looked perfect!

I love decorating for Christmas and this year we decided to go full swing since everybody was coming out to our house. I have always been a huge fan of silver and gold for the holidays, so I decided to go with that color scheme for my table and decor. I also wanted it to have a glam feeling, so I added little touches of sparkle throughout. I got my decorations and tableware from a few different places, I linked most of them above.

 

I hope everybody has an amazing holiday with family and friends!  What are some of your traditions for Christmas?

Xoxo,

Danielle

 

Christmas in the Desert

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Sweater: Missguided (Similar here)| Pants: AG Jeans (On sale!)| Heels: Steve Madden (Also on sale!)| Handbag: YSL| Choker: Nordstrom | Earrings: Lulus

Nothing screams Christmas more than a red sweater and velvet pants. My sister got into town yesterday, so naturally we decided to do some blog posts. We have always loved doing hair and makeup, picking out outfits and taking photos. With Christmas around the corner we went for a holiday inspired look!

This slouchy sweater is one of my faves, it can be worn slightly off one shoulder and I love the v in the back. This one from Missguided is currently sold out, but they have a ton of similar styles and Lulu’s has an almost identical one; all at great price points! These velvet pants from AG are perfect for the holiday season and are also super flattering. We paired them with a pair of classic black pumps and chain handbag for the ultimate holiday look.

The rest of my family is coming in at the end of the week, and I can’t wait to spend some quality time together. We haven’t all been together for a family vaca in a while, so I’m definitely looking forward to us all being together! We’re spending Christmas here in Las Vegas and then heading out to Arizona for New Years. What are your plans for the holidays?

Xoxo,

Danielle

Christmas Gift Guide

I can not believe that Christmas is this weekend! I finally feel like I’m slightly ready, the house is looking pretty holiday ready. This year my family decided to do Christmas out here in Vegas, it’ll be the first holiday I’m hosting so I wanted everything to be perfect! The last couple of months have been crazy busy with lots of traveling around, so of course I’ve been running around last minute trying to get everything together.

I always feel like I’m throwing things together last minute, especially when it comes to gift buying. It’s definitely something that I need to work on so I don’t stress myself out so much! For those of you who are still searching for some last minute gift ideas, I rounded up some of my favorite items.

1. Angel by Thierry Mugler

This is one of my favorite perfumes! I’ve been wearing it for a while now, and I always get a ton of compliments.

 

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2. Pottery Barn Faux Fur Robe

This robe is seriously my favorite! It’s so soft and warm, I love it especially for the winter months. (It’s on sale right now too!)

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3. Street Level Reversible Tote

I ordered this at the beginning of the year and it has been my go to all year long. It’s perfect for traveling and for the girl that loves to carry just about everything in her bag! It’s reversible and you can’t beat the price.

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4. Living Proof Dry Shampoo

You guys have heard me talk about this dry shampoo in the past, but it really is such a great product. It was definitely on my Christmas list this year!

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5. Mac Cosmetics Holiday Set

Every year I fall in love with Mac’s holiday gift sets! I’m obsessed with their products and they have the cutest makeup bags that come along with the set. (Right now this gift set is an additional 25% off!)

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6. Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Blanket

My parents bought us this blanket a few Christmas’s ago and it is amazing! I use it all the time and it looks so chic sitting on our couch.

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7. Fresh Skincare Gift Set

Fresh skincare has been one of my favorite skincare lines and this value set has a great variety of their different products, the perfect way to try everything.

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8. Sonix Phone Case

Sonix has some of the cutest phone cases, this Rose all day case is my fave!

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9. Michael Kors Watch

My Michael Kors watch is one I wear all of the time, this one is currently on sale!

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10. Kate Spade Portable Charger

I’m always on my phone causing the battery to die so quickly. Having an external battery has really saved me, especially while I’m traveling.

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I hope this guide helped give you a little gift inspiration! I’m off to finish my Christmas shopping, anbody else still have shopping to do??

Xoxo,

Danielle

Trending: Skirt + OTK Boots

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Top: StyleWe | Skirt: StyleWe | Boots: Sam Edelman (similar here) | Handbag: YSL | Earrings: Nordstrom

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Las Vegas!  I had been back in Cleveland for Thanksgiving, and in the past week and a half the temps definitely cooled down quite a bit. It was a crazy weekend of unpacking, laundry, getting Christmas decorations up and opening packages (aka Black Friday purchases!) It was really bothering me that I hadn’t gotten our tree up or started decorating yet, so as soon as I got home I put myself to work. Although it’s not completely done yet, I got a good start and hope to finish this week so I can share it with you guys!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a cute skirt that I could pair with some over the knee boots. So when I came across this one, I knew I had to have it in my closet! I love the belt and button detailing, it adds just a little bit of flair. A turtleneck is a great staple to have in your wardrobe, and this one is so warm and soft; I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it. Thank you to StyleWe for the collaboration!

Who else is excited for the start of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week?? It’s one of my favorites, I don’t know if it’s because I used to live in Los Angeles, or I just love Lisa Vanderpump’s dog Giggy! (He’s seriously the cutest little guy!) Who else is hooked?

Xoxo,

Danielle

Moto Jacket + OTK Boots

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Jacket: Blank NYC| Tank: Old (similar here)| Jeans: Frame| Boots: Sam Edelman (similar here and here)| Choker: Nordstrom

Good morning! I hope everybody had a great holiday and enjoyed lots of Thanksgiving food and Black Friday deals! I spent the weekend with family and friends, eating lots of cheesy potatoes and shopping. It’s always so nice to just chill out and be with the people you love most, but now it’s time to start getting things ready for Christmas and hit the gym!

With the temps finally dropping I have been wearing this jacket non stop. I ordered it during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale back in August and have been saving it for the cooler weather. It has quickly become one of my favorites, I may just have to snag it in another color! I love the moto style, and I didn’t have any suede jackets, so this added a little bit of variety to my closet.

I always love wearing an over the knee boot to add a little bit of edge to an outfit. I bought these Sam Edelman boots last year at DSW, but I just ordered another pair by Vince Camuto from Nordstrom this past weekend that were on sale; I can’t wait to get them!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s full go time on the Christmas decorating! I have some decorations bought, but I need more. What are some of your favorite stores to shop at for Christmas decorations?

Xoxo,

Danielle

Hair Products/Tools I’m Loving!

Happy Monday! I hope everybody had a great weekend. I’ve been trying to get all of my Christmas decorations in order to see what I have and what I still need to get. This year I’m hosting Christmas at our house, which I’m really excited about! It’ll be the first time I’ve had Christmas at my house, so I really need to amp up my Christmas decor!

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a few new hair products/tools that I have been loving and wanted to share with you guys; along with some of my long time faves!

1. The Wet Brush

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My hair has always been the type to get really tangled. Whether it’s right after I wash and towel dry it or many hours of having my hair curled, I feel like I’m always struggling to get it brushed out. I had heard many people say the Wet Brush was good, so I figured it was time to try it out. After having used it a couple of weeks now, I can honestly say I love it! It works great and doesn’t pull on the hair causing breakage.

2. Clairol Shimmer Lights

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This one’s for all you blondies out there!  When I moved out to Vegas, we had been warned that the water was hard and got a water softner, but I also think it gave my hair more of a yellowy tint. I remembered having used blue/purple shampoos in the past and had paid a decent amount for them. A month ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs, The Skinny Confidential (if you haven’t read her blog, you absolutely have to check it out!), and she recommended Clairol’s Shimmer Lights to keep your blonde hair vibrant. So I ordered it and used it in between every couple of washes and noticed a huge difference right away! The price point is great and it really does help keep your blonde.

3. It’s a 10 ‘Miracle Leave in Product’

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You guys have heard me talk about this product before, but it’s still one of my top products I use. As I said before my hair gets super tangled right after it’s been washed. So when I take the towel off my head I immediately spray it with this It’s a 10 leave in spray and then use my wet brush to brush out my hair. This is one of the first times I feel like I’m not struggling to get my hair untangled and ripping it out at the same time. These two products have been life savers!

4. Hot Tools Marcel Curling Iron

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I have been using this curling iron for years and it is still my go to for loose beachy waves. I have had a lot of people ask how I get my curls and this curling iron is my secret. When I use it I flip it upside down, the top end facing the ground, I keep the loose handle open, and wrap my hair around the barrel; leaving the end out to get that messier less perfect curl. If you guys want to see a hair tutorial on how I curl my hair, let me know and I can definitely do a post on that.

5. Living Proof Flex Shaping Hair Spray

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Another product you have heard me talk about is this hairspray by Living Proof; it’s still on my favorites list. The reason I love this hairspray so much is that it has a nice hold without creating a stiff feeling to your hair. When it comes to styling my hair, I have it curled about 90% of the time, this hairspray is also what helps me to achieve the loose beachy waves.

 

I’m always looking for new hair products/tools to try, what are some of your favorites of the moment?

Xoxo,

Danielle

My Top 5 Wineries to Visit in Napa

Happy Friday!! I’m so happy to see the weekend finally arrive! Last week Mo was going to Napa for work, and he asked if I’d want to tag along. I never turn down a chance to go to Napa, so of course I went! This was my third time visiting, so I definitely had some wineries that I know I already loved and wanted to visit again.

This time I did go to some other wineries that I had never been to before and I can say that I added a few new ones to my favorites list. Napa has endless amounts of vineyards and wineries; almost too many that sometimes it can feel overwhelming! I find I can only do a few wineries a day, because let’s be honest after tasting 4 or 5 different wines at each winery, it definitely adds up.

I compiled a list of a few of my favorite wineries at the moment. So if your planning a trip to Napa anytime soon, check out some of top picks.

1. Chandon

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Chandon has been a long time favorite of mine; it was the first winery that I ever went to so it’s definitely one of my go to’s. Well besides the fact that I love my bubbly! They have some of the best sparkling wines here and the atmosphere is just really cool at this winery. Right now they have a bottle of their classic Brut that was designed by Rebecca Minkoff, it is so pretty. Last time I was here they did a collaboration with DKNY. So I feel like they always have some sort of cool bottle and if you like sparkling wines you will absolutely love it here!

2. Artesa

Artesa was a new winery for me this trip, but I fell in love with it right away. My cousin who lives in San Francisco belongs here and wanted to show it to me this time around. The entrance is built under ground and the views from here were pretty amazing. The inside had a very bright and modern feel to it and around back there was a great patio you can sit on and drink your wine. This is one of those wineries that I will definitely visit again!

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This was the view from the patio, pretty stunning!

3. Castello di Amorosa

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This winery might be my favorite of them all! Not only do they have great wine, but the surroundings are incredible. The first time I came here we took a tour of the castle, which was so cool because they take you around showing you the whole castle and at the end you got to do the tasting of their wines surrounded by barrels. On the way out there is an area with different animals, this time the goats were roaming around, so I actually got to feed one! They have events at the castle different times of the year, there is one for New Years that I’m dying to go to one year. If you’re looking for a full experience and great wine, this is your winery!

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This is one of the rooms they have events in
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Feeding this little guy! 
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What a view! 

4. Quintessa

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Quintessa was another winery that I hadn’t been to yet until this trip, but one of our friends recommended we check it out while we were there. This is one of those wineries you need to call in advance and make an appointment to go to, but it’s definitely worth seeing. The grounds were beautiful here and if you have a group, they have all glass tasting rooms with the view above, pretty gorgeous! This was a winery I felt I got a real one on one experience and got to really learn about their wines.

5. Raymond Vineyards

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While we were over at Quintessa they recommended that we check out Raymond Vineyards if we had never been there, so we headed over to see it. This winery was completely different than any winery I have ever seen! It’s really over the top with eccentric decorating, the atmosphere here was really fun! When we walked in I felt like I had seen this winery before, and then remembered I had seen it on The Real Housewives of Orange County. If you’re an avid RHOC watcher like me, you’ll definitely remember seeing this winery two seasons ago. There were beautiful chandeliers hanging throughout, mannequins placed around the tasting room and there was a room that was completely red velvet and just totally over the top! This winery really is something to see, I’m glad we stopped to see it this time around.

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This is the tasting room, pretty crazy right?!

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Next time you go to Napa be sure to check some of these wineries. They all give you totally different feels and are an experience in themselves!

If you’ve been to Napa what are some of your favorite wineries to visit?

Xoxo,

Danielle