Chasing Davies

March 31, 2021

7 Favorite Things for Transitional Weather

The early signs of spring brings hope for some resemblance of normalcy, and that has me excited to get out of my sweatpants.  It's been a long year of hibernating, working and schooling (and everything) from home and zero needs to dress up or get ready.  I've kind of forgotten how to even get ready, to be honest.

I am interested in merging the way things used to be and the new more low-key look of what this year has brought. I'm excited to forge a new style that  reduces fast fashion, works together better and adds some fun back in to getting dressed again.

As I start to pop around on the internet for things of this nature again... here are a few things catching my eye:

1. Any simple jewelry that I can wear with anything. I love simple huggie earrings for everyday wear, but also leveling up a bit for a slight drop style earring.  I also love that simple delicate chain necklace, but leveling up for the chunkier chain necklace.

2. I love comfy pants as much as the next person. But I'm adding to my fav go-to black leggings some 
pants that can be dressed up or down but still in comfy material.

3. I have a drawer full of white tees (I swear they're all slightly different), but I'm leveling up this season with some BRIGHT colored tees, like hot and/or bubble gum pink tees (lighter pink here & long sleeve here).

4. I'm leveling up my morning face routine by moving from foundation to tinted sunscreen the majority of the time. Sunscreen is so important, and even the days I don't plan to be outside, I sit by a window and always find myself on a walk or spending at least a little time outside.

5. I'm not giving up my sweatshirts but leveling up from frumpy to fancy ones, and the options are endless out there! Like this color-block style, sleek white one, fun tie-dye print, and one for summer with short puff sleeves.

6. I have to be honest... I have rarely worn a real bra this entire last year, and I really don't want to go back.  Finding a supportive and comfortable bra that is flattering is my ultimate goal. Right now, for a larger chest, I'm pretty smitten with this sports bra that has shape and is super comfortable from workout to every day wear!

7.  From make up to skincare, this is one habit from a year at home I hope to upkeep! I plan to spend less time and money on changing the way my face looks to taking care of the one I have.  I found my current favorite skincare line at the start of the pandemic and have been using it since.

What habits from the pandemic do you hope to change or keep? 
What is inspiring you this season of transitions?

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January 22, 2021

Screened In Porch Inspiration & Decor


One of my favorite things about our newish house is the screened in porch. Having an extra space that my family can expand to with the comforts of a living room, but all the glorious fresh air.  Especially at the beginning of the pandemic, it was such a fun escape for us. 

So moving into our second year in this house, I wanted to continue to spruce up this space to be special. My inspiration since the beginning, and with the furniture we already got, has been southern Italy. My husband and I took a trip in the Fall of 2019, and I just felt so inspired and in love by the old charm of southern Italy.

With some subtle takeaways from this inspiration board, I have a foundation to my screened in porch, to which I will continue to add to over time as I find things that make sense, are loved and useful. I'm trying to be PATIENT when decorating a room and allowing them to take shape overtime.

But I still wanted to share the space as it is today, the bones and foundation:


We LOVE Polywood because it's made from recycled materials, super durable and will last us forever. We chose cushions in "Air Blue" to give us that vacation vibe. We got a 5-piece set to fill our space, but you can get many different variations to individual pieces.

Here is how it's coming together, and as it gets warmer/closer to Spring, I hope to add more Italian-vibe details (accessories, plants, blankets).

Patio Accessories & Decor:

More to come, but hopefully this inspires you to start thinking about your outdoor space(s) for the Spring and Summer that are coming (and I'm so looking forward to that!).

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December 18, 2020

Hydrating Skincare Serums + Discount Code!


I don't know about where you live, but winter has arrived in my area. And that brings a plethora of dry and dull-looking skin. Over the last couple of years, I've really been working on my skincare habits to build morning and night routines that not only fight against aging, but keeps my skin hydrated.

And each new season brings slight tweaks to those routines - and wearing masks have put a whole new twist into my needs! Lumiderma sent me two skincare serums to try out (fun fact - I LOVE serums. I see such quick results from serums, especially when layered under face lotions/creams), and I'm excited to share my thoughts below!

For you, if you need any skincare products, use code MD20 to get 20% off your entire online order!

What I like about Lumiderma: they are a purity-based skincare line designed to create radiant skin. When I think of radiant skin, I think of hydrated and glowing skin due to healthfulness. Science shows that glowing skin can make you look 10 years younger!

I also love that they offer multifunctional blends to cut down on the number of products you have to remember to use (let alone how much you have to spend). And their price point is more affordable than many other brands (thought not the cheapest). 

Here are the two products that I have been using and my thoughts:

Hydro-Lipid Replenishing Serum: I use this in the morning after I cleanse my face. This serum contains 12 active oils and nutrient rich botanicals that restores and protects skin. This one moisturizes my skin amazingly - I noticed my skin was hydrated more buoyant after the first use! It is also great for those that have sensitive or rosacea-prone skin, as it's light and calming!

Glycolic Glow - Radiant Night Serum: I use this one at night, right after I cleanse my face. This serum works overnight to rid your skin of dead skin cells and uncover your radiant skin without harsh scrubs. It is great for all skin types, but especially acne-prone skin (hello mascne), oily to combo, dull and uneven skin tone.

They have other products that I'll definitely check out now having such a great experience with these two.  If you are interested or in need of any new skincare products (they have several different serums, a retinol balm and cleanser), check them out and make sure to use my code MD20 to get 20% off your order - and let me know what you think!

This post is in partnership with Lumiderma. All opinions are absolutely my own!

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