Friday, November 27, 2015

Prom Times - Little Black Dresses

Hey guys!

Promtimes.co.uk and I are collaborating to bring you guys some beautiful cocktail dresses. I've been dress hunting for the past month for an upcoming wedding so I picked some of my favorite dresses to share with you guys for this season.

I just love this bateau sleeveless dress from Promtimes.co.uk 2016 cocktail dress section. It's elegant and feminine with the tulle and floral print. It comes in so many colors too. You can have the dress custom made but I personally like this cream and black combo.

Here is another super sophisticated sheath/column one shoulder dress from the cocktail dress under 50 section. I love the one shoulder and the little waist detail and how versatile this dress can be for weddings, a night out, or just a formal event.

I feel like this is a perfect combination of dress 1 and 2 above from the cheap cocktail dress section
I love the sheer sleeves and lace details along with the layered tulle dress. It's delicate, feminine, and really stunning. I wish I owned this one actually!

I hope you guys liked my picks and check out Prom Times for yourselves. It's awesome that they have customized colors and sizing because that's one of the hardest things about dress shopping. 

Cheers, Dana

Friday, November 6, 2015

Kawaii Box Giveaway~~

Hi cutiepies!

I'm so happy to share that Kawaii Box is working with me again an a product review and giveaway. 

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I love this brand and it's so fun getting a surprise package in the mail full of goodies.

Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription box that ships a box of 10-12 Kawaii items right to your door for the monthly price of $17.30 (includes shipping). 

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Let's jump right into the unboxing review and giveaway fun!

I hope you guys enjoy this giveaway. Good Luck!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Beautiful L.A. Adventures

Hi beautiful people!

Gosh. Thinking back on my time here in Cali so far makes me proud because I have explored a good bit of the area. I honestly wasn't expecting to but I am so happy right now. I feel so balanced with grad school and exploring what life has to offer. I don't think we should ever feel like we are being inhibited by something that's in our control. Just thinking back on how much I studied to get into a program with endless nights of studying makes me realize this is my pay off. I'm not saying that life is easy right now or perfect but it's such a great balance. Thinking about this idea of balance and "perfection" also makes me want to clarify how important your perception of your life is. Don't compare, don't overthink, don't be negative. Just look at everything you have for what it's worth. And realize that you are blessed. Because you are.

Here are some of my adventures in L.A. for the past month. I love to watch it and reflect on all the things I've seen and all the things I have learned in between these adventures at school and at fieldwork. It has been an amazing month. 

Good vibes~

Thursday, October 22, 2015

YOINS and a day at the beach!

Hey guys! 

YOINS collaborated with me and sent me some dresses for review. 
Here's a little review on my overall experience with them.
I was lucky enough to have this review fall on the same day I planned to go to the beach with my friend after fieldwork. It was such a great way to end the long day!! :)


First of all, my experience with YOINs' customer service was great. They were nice and fast to reply. My package arrived safely in 3 weeks with both dresses nicely folded in separate plastic sleeves. 

I ordered this totem print dress that I thought was cool and edgy with an open back. Unfortunately, it was a little big so I sewed in the straps to make them a little shorter. The picture makes the dress colors look less saturated but in reality, the orange is very saturated and bright. It isn't a pastel shade. It's stretchy, thin, and great for warm weather.

This is a medium and the sides were so big that when I would wear a bandeau, you cold see my entire bandeau and the skin below it like one of those jogging shirts. I altered the straps. Once the straps were shorter, the dress fit a lot better on the sides, but as you can see, it's a pretty short dress. It was perfect as an over throw at the beach though! I like the vibrant colors and patterns on it. The back is unique too!

My second dress is this floral print skater dress with an open back. This dress also looked more like a dark orange color in the photos but it turns out that it's hot pink! I still find it really pretty. The back is completely open in this strappy star shape. The only thing that made me sad about this dress is that the front stitching had an error where there was a fold in the fabric. It causes the dress to ripple up front, making a funny crease in the chest area. The one stitching error on the pink dress is disappointing but manageable. It was a small error, but in a very inconvenient location.You can wear the dress with a bandeau under if you don't mind the back having an extra strap but I personally think it's better without it. Here I am wearing it over a bathing suit.

Overall, I really like the fabric choices and designs that YOINS used for these dresses. Check out YOINS for the latest trends and online fashion. They do have some really cute party dresses that I would love to wear around the upcoming holidays! I was happy to check out Venice Beach. It's a nice and quiet beach on a Thursday so I'm glad I didn't go on the weekend. I'll leave you with this beautiful sunset!

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