Florida Botanical Gardens

Outfit Details: Shein Dress c/o, Vince Camuto sandals, Cult Gaia bag

I was thrilled to have been able to visit the Florida Botanical Gardens recently. I had seen a segment on it and just couldn’t wait to visit, especially with it being close to home! It was a super hot and muggy day when we went, so I wore a light dress (only $14) and sandals-I wish I had a ponytail to put my hair up. We walked through the gardens, down to the historical center and even started on the nature trail. It was a beautiful place to visit and even a great wedding venue! We saw the “first look” between a groom and bride, it was so magical!

Packing For The Lake

Heading down to the lake house is a tradition for my family each summer. While we used to spend up to two weeks there, our busy schedule has left some of us with only a couple of days to spend at our families little retreat. Our lake house is a place to relax, reminisce and be carefree. We spend our days fishing, boating, or just hanging out at the house with the family watching the kids as they play in the pool. Then at night we all get together to cook, clean and eat! We are heading down to the lake house soon and wanted to share some of the things I’ll be bringing: comfy, classic, and perfect for summer!

Southern Style + Shein Wishlist

 Outfit Details: Shein Dress c/o, Shein bow top c/o

Two outfits in one post today! Between getting back from a whirlwind trip to Illinois for a family wedding, getting sick, having a late Mother’s Day girls night with my mom and sister, and the stresses of work, my content for this week was at a minimum. Thank you to my sister for at least getting a couple of shots in! I was so tired that I just decided to take a couple pictures of each look to create one post instead of two. So, it’s your lucky day!

Both of these looks are very southern in style. I’m obsessed with this seersucker bow top-the back makes me swoon! Can you believe that this top is only $18? This dress has the prettiest print for summer-I love the dainty flowers and it’s under $25! I took both of these items up to Illinois with me, but it ended up being rainy and a little too chilly, So, as soon as I got back to Florida I just couldn’t wait to style them!

As you may or may not know, I work with Shein here and there. While most of the items I wear from this site is gifted, I also love shopping on this site for great deals on current trends! I created a little wishlist slideshow below for you to see the things that I plan on ordering soon on my own! If you’re thinking about shopping on Shein, I would plan for it to be a couple weeks before you receive your items. I’ve never had any issues with them and I think they are a great company! Plus, you just can’t beat those prices!


Today is not my typical fashion, beauty, or even travel related post. As I’ve been growing and continuously learning, there has come a point in my blogging career where I need to take another turn! A Daydream Love started out as a fashion blog, but has evolved into beauty, travel, and lifestyle as well! I’m always searching for creative things to post about, topics that relate to you all and content that is unique. I’ve always had great feedback about what you want to see on A Daydream Love and my social channels! I’ve had great responses with most of the content I post-so thank you! Just recently, I hit a big mark on A Daydream Love and I’m now ready to take another step and I need your feedback! I want to know:

-What do you want to see more of on the website?

– Do you want my social media content to incorporate everyday “quick snaps” of my outfits?

-Do you want more youtube videos with vlogs, beauty, or even outfits?

-Are there specific topics you would like for me to discuss-whether it’s blogging, business, about me personally, fashion,beauty, travel, plans etc…

I want to know what you want to see more of! Social media is constantly changing and I’m always looking for ways to be relevant to you! I love what I do and I enjoy being your friend and bringing A Daydream Love to you! Feel free to email me at, send me an IG dm, or even tweet at me @adaydreamlove! Look forward to hearing for you!


Key West Itinerary

Jacob and I enjoyed our time in Key West. We went in spring and the flowers were in full bloom, the water was crystal clear, and the slight breeze helped us endure the heat. Many of the activities in Key West are outdoors. You can always catch a break by visiting the beach(s), or going in and out of the local shops scattered around the island. Our trip was not pre-planned, so each day was a “play by ear”. Here is a look at some of the activities we did, where we stayed and even some of the food stops we loved!

Where we stayed:

The Gates Hotel -We really enjoyed our stay here. It was quiet, clean, and offered a free shuttle to the downtown area.


Smathers Beach-We went here early one morning to see the sunrise and it was beautiful!

Old Town Trolley– We really enjoyed our historical tour of the island. It’s 90 minutes from start to end but you can get off and on at any time.

American 2.0 Sunset Sail-You can also sail during the day, but I highly advise going out for the sunset-it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Bike Rentals-There were too many on the island to count-you could even rent bikes from the hotel. Riding around the island was so fun and it gave us the freedom to sightsee how we wanted too! This ranged from $10-$15 for the day.

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square: Every night on the island there is a sunset celebration. Everyone joins at Mallory Square (downtown) for street performances, food, and of course to watch the sun set over the water.

Shopping: There are honestly shops all over the place. We founded a hidden gem on the marina side, but there are also great stops near the port. Head to Duval Street for some of your favorite places like Express, Gap, Banana Republic.

Food Stops:

Kermit’s-Must try the key lime pie on a stick

The Conch Shack

The Waterfront Brewery

Hog’s Breath Saloon

The Blind Pig Food Truck

Hard Rock Cafe

If you go to the Sunset Celebration get the guacamole that two ladies serve on their cart-it’s so amazing!

(There were other little “shack” type places we stopped at around the island)


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