A Sunday Well Spent…

Have you guys ever heard that saying? “A Sunday well spent brings a week’s worth of content?” I couldn’t agree more! I spent this Sunday taking my beautiful best friend’s engagement photos. They’re currently uploading, but SOOC (straight out of camera) they look breathtaking! I can’t wait to share them with you all! AND I can’t wait for her WEDDING!! AHHH. ANYWHO- this outfit brings me total content. I bought this loose-neck charcoal sweater from a local boutique, Bow n Arrow recently and I’ve been wearing it every day since! It’s so comfy-cozy-chic, and the best part? You can wear it dressy or casual. I wore it out just like this with a bralette and booties. Today, I was going for a more casual look so I dressed it down with my hair in a messy bun, leggings, and knee-high boots. I love how you can make this sweater sexy for date night or cute and cozy for a day out running errands… Plus, it was under $40! Score! Head on over to Bow n Arrow boutique in Cotati or San Rafael to snag one up! I hope you guys are having a great Sunday, and have an even more […]

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Stylish Work-Wear | Boyfriend Blazer

If you read my first blog post, you’d know that I love a good blazer- and keep really good care of one. I’ve never met a blazer I didn’t like. Well, this blazer has been my favorite go-to power jacket for work and play. I bought this at Target a few months ago when it was 500 degrees outside, and now that the weather is getting cooler here in California, it’s now the perfect temperament to wear this bad boy (girl?). It’s technically considered a boyfriend blazer, but I don’t get into the nitty-gritty details. All I really want you to know about this jacket is that it’s cute, versatile, and so super stylish. One of the things I love most about this jacket is that it’s long so you can layer it over leggings to cover your butt or have a more masculine-look by pairing it with a slouchy tee, boyfriend jeans, and sneakers. Today, I paired it with a black bouse (also Target), black skinny jeans, and… mules. More. Mules. Thanks, Target. Okay, so true story… I’m totally NOT comfortable in front of the camera. I’m usually the photographer, not the subject. So the fact that these photos came out the […]

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Simple-Edgy-Chic Style

2018 is here! And here I am, hiding under my hat! I have worn this hat almost every day since I bought it… last Thursday! LOL! I highly recommend you getting yourself one… it’s definitely worth $12.99! It was my first day back to work since the New Year and I was definitely feelin’ it this morning. So, I threw on something simple and comfy; my favorite jeans, flannel, and shoes. This is my go-to outfit when I’m wanting something easy but stylish. Plus, this entire outfit was under $100- so, score! Since 2018 started on a Monday, I thought this would make me more motivated to wipe the slate clean. Nope. What did I have for dinner? Chips and a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! I hope I’m not the only one saying, “diet starts tomorrow…” ANYWAYS. I am starting my Ketogenic diet tomorrow (Wednesday), and I’m more motivated than ever! I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the keto diet and how I do it, so I was thinking about doing a Q & A blog post on my Keto lifestyle. Let me know in the comments section if you’re interested! Until then, I’m enjoying my last Sprite and bite of […]

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Saturday Shopping

Today Matt and I had a day of errand-running, so I threw on something comfy-cozy and headed out the door! I just bought this duster sweater from a local boutique in Cotati, and I had to get some wear-time! It’s a beautiful oatmeal color, and it’s SO comfy. More details below! We haven’t spent some time together in a while, so it was nice to get out together and run around town. We went to pick up my wedding ring from the jewelers, as I hadn’t had it cleaned in over a year! (shh…). We then ran some Christmas gifts errands for our out-of-towners so we could get them in the mail to make it by Christmas. Tonight we’re going to be baking some cookies and watching TV together! Honestly, it has been so long since we could actually spend time with each other. I’m constantly working or at school so our schedules haven’t lined up for a while. I’m so excited to be spending some one-on-one quality time with the hubs. OK back to business. This is my FIRST outfit post on The Down Low! I’m so excited / nervous / shy / impressed about this. I’m a photographer, so I’m usually behind […]

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HOLIDAY STOCKING STUFFER GIVEAWAY!

  Hi! Welcome back!! Today I’ve got something exciting to share… I’m hosting my first giveaway on my blog and on Instagram! I woke up one day and my first thought was, “I want to do a Christmas giveaway.” And, well, here we are! All of these items are self-bought, nothing sponsored here. I’m doing this out of the kindness of my own heart, and I hope you guys love it! I loved gathering all of this stuff, and to be honest, I want to enter my own giveaway, too! Keep reading to learn how to win!   As you’ll learn about me, I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, ever. I just love the spirit of Christmas and spending time with the ones you love most. I could spend all day watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music, and have definitely fallen guilty to both of those things! Since the holidays have turned into a  “buy buy buy” holiday, I decided to take a step back and give back this holiday to one of you! I appreciate every one of you who reads (if there’s anyone out there?) so I wanted to show my appreciation through […]

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Hilariously Funny White Elephant Gifts

You know it’s coming… the office’s white elephant gift exchange. Do you struggle every year to get the “perfect” imperfect gift? Me too. So this year, I’ve found some hilariously funny white elephant // gag gifts for your office parties! 1.“Oh s*%^! Not you again” Doormat – $22 (shop here!) This doormat says everything we’re thinking. This is a great, affordable gift that’ll get everyone laughing and fighting over it! 2. Poo-Pourri Poo Spray – $4 (here) This is so funny. The best part? It actually works! Pair this gift with a roll of toilet paper and you’re good to go! Plus, it’s so affordable, you might want to get one for someone else. 3. Golden Girls Monopoly $40 (shop here) I’m definitely purchasing this one for one of my coworkers! Who doesn’t love The Golden Girls? 4. “I am Very Busy.” Coffee Mug – $15 (here) This makes an awesome office party gift- especially if they use it at the office! ‘Cause, you know, drinking coffee is only for very busy people only. 5. “What Would Beyonce Do?” Nameplate – $30 (buy here) Well… it is a valid question… 6. “If you can read this…”  Socks – $13 (shop here) Totally buying these for stocking stuffers this […]

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The Best Makeup Box of All-Time

W E L C O M E Welcome back! Today’s post features a brand I am very proud to support. I have been a BoxyCharm subscriber for about a year now, and it is hands-down the BEST makeup box I’ve subscribed to. I am hard-core in LOVE with this box… So, funny story, this box subscription was actually given to me as a Christmas gift from my boss last year (2016). She bought me a full year’s subscription and I just about died. This year, she asked me if I wanted it again for Christmas and I said, “Yes, please!!!” How could you not? W H Y   I   L O V E   B O X Y C H A R M Okay, let’s get down to business. First things first, BoxyCharm does not mess around. They send you full-size (yes, you read that correctly) products. None of those tiny little sample sizes that are one-and-done. Nope, none of that nonsense. Every month, each box is curated with full-size beauty, skincare, or hair products or a beauty tool. Each month is different, and you never get any repeats. This box is where I first discovered Luxie brand makeup […]

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It’s Finally Here! The Down Low Blog

My name is Danielle, and this is the Down Low. I’ve made a decision to finally start a blog, after dreaming of starting one for years. I love all things fashion, makeup, and home decor, maybe a little too much. So, without further ado, this is the Down Low.   W H O   I   A M I am a graphic designer // student // wife // dog mom by day, and ambitious // exhausted // hungry blogger at night. Growing up, I always loved fashion. And by fashion, I don’t mean couture fashion houses. No, I loved everything. Heck, you could take me to Kmart or Mervyn’s (RIP) and I’d fall in love with at least five things before my mom dragged me out of the store almost bankrupt! I knew I really loved fashion when I bought a blazer from H&M during back-to-school shopping before my junior year. Now, back then, no one in high school wore blazers. Blazers were more appropriate for work, you know, business casual. Well, Danielle had to have it. It took me a minute to muster up the courage to wear it to school, but one day, I did it. I had also purchased […]

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