May 16, 2011

Blog Swap with The Daily Dani

Hello chickens! Here I am, Dani of The Daily Dani! I'm so pleased to be making an appearance here on Matters of Merrymaking! Bekah and I have become what we like to call BBFFs - Blogger BFFs! I asked her if she'd like to do a little blog swap, and to my delight, she was in! We decided we would both style outfits around our "swing tanks" and see what happened!
{Tank: F21 | Cardigan: Foregin Exchange | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Minnetonka | Necklace: Juicy Couture | Cuff: Luna}

I'm still loving this tank that I previously wore here. I'm not usually one to go matchy-matchy, but when you've got two pieces that are wildly neon pink, how can you resist? I also have a hard time keeping my Native American-inspired pieces out of any outfit, and I am in love with these 3-tiered fringe boots! Top it off with some random accessories, and you've got my style in a nutshell! :)

Bekah and I also brainstormed questions for each other to answer. Here goes!

BEKAH: Dani, many of your readers have graced you with the compliment of resembling Lauren Conrad, do you agree with the resemblance? Does her style influence you?
DANI: I must admit, this is pretty much my favorite compliment ever! I've loved LC since Laguna Beach, and I totally feel like I (and my style) have grown up with her (and her's)! While I have to admit, I have a hard time keeping my accessories, patterns, and color palette as classic as Lauren's, I definitely emulate her style! I love her Style book, I admire her ambition with what she's done with her Kohl's line and her recent Paper Crown collection! She is my #1 celebrity fashion role model!

B: I know that for many bloggers their location plays a HUGE part in their outfit inspiration, do you think living in Orange County plays in to your daily wear?
D: I think my location has to! Firstly, weather plays a major role! As much as I may superficially complain about So Cal weather, I realistically can't complain! We get little rain, our temperatures rarely drop below the 50s, and we often have beautiful breezy summer days in the 70s and 80s to bask in. That said, I get the option of wearing a very mild version of a "seasional" wardrobe. There's rarely a day when a tank can't be worn with just a few layers thrown in! Also, living in Huntington Beach, I've grown up surrounded by surfer style! It's nice to be surrounded by a relaxed casual vibe anywhere I go - I never feel out of place in an open flat or sandal!

B:I know that I have a serious phobia of leaving the house without *some* makeup on, is there something you CANNOT leave the house without?
D: I don't leave the house without at least a bit of makeup, either! But I think my real answers for this question are more of an emotional security blanket! Firstly, I always wear the U-shaped silver ring that you can find on my finger in every one of my outfit posts! It belong to my Aunt Arline, who passed away last summer, I think of her every time I look at it, and I never leave the house without it. Second, I almost always wear my $12.80 Nordstrom BP menswear mixed metal watch! Nothing really sentimental about it, besides that I'm glad the battery is still alive, and that it matches everything perfectly! And third, I hate not wearing earrings! Usually, it's just my little $2 fake diamond studs, but I get super uncomfortable if I realize I forgot to put earrings in!

B:What are your must-have items for the soon-approaching summertime?
D: That's a great question, and now you've got me thinking! Let's see, I am pretty sure that I am in desperate need of a sleeveless chambray shirt! These choices from GAP are totally calling my name!

I'm also really interested in colored (PINK!) denim and flowy, Chloe-esque pleated skirts! American Apparel has both for me!

B: Who are your favorite bloggers, and why?
D: This was hard for me to answer, because I truly love so many bloggers, and I hate picking favorites! But since you're forcing me, I guess I'll have to. ;) My can't-miss everyday blog reads are Cupcakes and Cashmerei believe in unicorns.Kendi Everyday, and The Man Repeller.
Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere has my dream wardrobe - she has the perfect mix of trendy, classic, and feminine pieces that I would absolutely die for! She is making a big public impression in the fashion world for bloggers, too, and I consider her a great representation and role model for the rest of us!
Not only is Ashley of i believe in unicorns. stinkin' adorable, but if you've ever tweeted or commented with her, you know she is an absolute sweetheart! I love her outfit posts, tutorials, and incredible life (and love!) stories.

I think it's safe to say that any real-girl blogger will list Kendi as one of her favorites! She is gorgeous, overwhelmingly nice, incredibly innovative, and has impeccable style! In the least creepy way to put this possible, I am obsessed!

If you've never read The Man Repeller, be prepared to fall out of your chair laughing. She is HILARIOUS. She glorifies the trends that women love and men hate, in the most fashionable and clever way possible!

Thanks, Bekah, for giving me a special little place on Matters of Merrymaking to make an appearance! Chickens, head over to The Daily Dani to see Bekah's guest post on my blog! <3


  1. Oooh, great post! And I'm so happy to find a local blogger for me, woot woot! Heading over to her blog now! :D

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  2. Oh wow, that's so awesome! She's amazing! 


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