December 12, 2017

Holiday Ideas & Inspiration to Survive & Thrive the Mid-December Madness

Inspired by Dawn shares stylishly easy ways to finish gift shopping, wrap your gifts in style and find festive outfits for your holiday events

Still struggling to find the right gift for that stylish friend on your gift list? Or need some approachable gift wrapping inspiration? Or maybe you need to put together a festive outfit fast. Relax. We've pulled together a few sources of ideas and inspiration to help you wrap it all up in style!

Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your mom, daughter, friend, aunt, etc. check out our Inspired Gifts that Always Fit and Gifts for Women On-the-Go boards on Pinterest. They'll give you last minute gift idea inspiration with great visuals, as well as the ability to order with just a few taps on your phone, tablet or computer.

Gift Wrapping and Holiday Decor
If you're a little further along and looking for inspired ways to add signature holiday style to your gift wrapping or home decor then you'll want to check out our board Inspiration is in the Details, again on Pinterest.

Spirited Holiday Style
Still deciding what you'll wear to your holiday events this week and next? Then don't forget about our Holiday Party Style Inspiration board for ideas on how to be stylishly festive all week long.

Baking, Tipping & Teacher Gifts
Still thinking about baking cookies or needing to pull together some last minute tips or teacher gifts? Here's some helpful hints and resources to get it all done.

Finally, don't forget that Inspired by Dawn is offering 25% Off Entire Purchase  + Complimentary Ground Shipping on all orders placed by 11:59pm PT Sunday, 12/17/17 to ensure you can gift everyone a Style Rx pill box case this holiday season.

Shop Now - Inspired by Dawn's holiday savings on the Style Rx designer pill box case for the perfect gift

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December 06, 2017

3 Simple Gift Shopping Strategies to Ease the Stress

Inspired by Dawn shares stress-reducing holiday gift shopping strategies

Are you panicking yet? Is your gift list long and your time short? (We here you!) So to help you (and ourselves too) we're sharing some strategies to make your holiday gift shopping a little less overwhelming.

Split Up Your Shopping List
Real Simple recommends dividing up your list to help jump start your shopping. Here's how: break your shopping list into two lists. The first one is for items to shop for online. The second one that requires shopping in a store. Focus on the online shopping first so you can comparison shop easily and also build momentum by seeing quick progress in that daunting list. Save the harder to decide on items for your store shopping trip. That way your time in stores is minimized and you're focused on a few key gifts rather than a vague list of mere ideas.

Shop Smart Online
Shopping online only saves you time and money if you the gifts arrive and you save on shipping. Friday, December 15th is Free Shipping Day where retailers big and small offer free shipping. But pay attention to shipping deadlines and track those packages to ensure everything shows up on your doorstep as expected.

Be Prepared
Facing the crowds and the holiday craziness is not for the faint of heart. Prepare now and thank us later with these tips on in-store shopping. Happy shopping!

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December 02, 2017

Shopping for Holiday Office Party Attire? Style Inspiration Starts Here!

Inspired by Dawn offers stylish inspiration for holiday office attire to help you strike just the right style note

The annual holiday office party is always challenge. You want to look chic and festive but still polished and professional. So how do you strike just the right note? Start by taking a peek at our Pinterest board. We've curated a collection of festive, holiday office-appropriate looks sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons whether your party is casual or formal or somewhere in between. So hurry and get your office holiday party style inspiration!

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November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Inspired by Dawn wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a bountiful and inspired Thanksgiving
filled with family and friends!

Inspired by Dawn's Thanksgiving wish for health, happiness and style!
November 22, 2017

Shopping in Stores this Weekend? 7 Tips for Before You Leave the House

Inspired by Dawn's tips for taking care of yourself when starting holiday shopping Thanksgiving weekend

The holiday shopping season is here! If you're among the millions who are starting their shopping this weekend and are not planning on doing it all from the comfort of your couch, then here are some tips for braving the crowds on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We've shared them before but they are worth repeating.

  1. Hydrate - Drink fluids before heading out, and plan to take a refillable water bottle with you so you can stay hydrated while battling the crowds.
  2. Fuel - You'll probably eat well before heading out (turkey and fixings or breakfast at a cafe), but make sure to take snacks as well. A handful of almonds or a banana thrown in your bag should do the trick.
  3. Rx - Organize your medications or vitamins that you need to take ahead of time in a designer pill box like the Style Rx and you won't miss a dose or a deal!
  4. Tote - Spare disposable shopping bags and bring your own reusable totes for all your finds.
  5. Comfort - You'll be on your feet for many hours so choose footwear carefully. This is one time you might want to plan your outfit around your footwear, instead of the other way around!
  6. List - Know who you have to buy for before you head out, and try to list a couple of ideas to focus your search
  7. Budget - Set a budget ahead of time to avoid pain and remorse later. Consider setting a limit for the day or per gift so you don't waste time on items that will blow the budget.
Plan ahead and enjoy a productive weekend of shopping. Happy Shopping and Saving!

Style Rx designer pill box case - save 35% off for Thanksgiving week savings

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November 15, 2017

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Get Your Style Rx in Time & Save!



So you're not the one making the turkey but you are the one that has to face the security lines at the airport or the traffic issues on the road. Traveling at the holidays is stressful enough. In the haste, don't forget your medication.

To help, we're starting our Thanksgiving Savings Now! Here are the details...

  • Save 25% off entire purchase
  • Use code: TDayTravel (discount applied at checkout)
  • Order by Saturday at 12 Noon ET
  • Get your Style Rx pill box case in time to toss into your travel bag!

Shop now for a Style Rx pill box case for the newly pregnant mom taking prenatal vitamins
P.S. - Don't go to Thanksgiving empty handed! The Style Rx pill box case makes a perfect hostess gift, too.

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November 08, 2017

How to Leverage the Power of Personal Style

Inspired by Dawn believes in bringing style to life and leveraging style for purpose, much like Stacy London

When you wake up not feeling your best do you reach for your all black "uniform" and sulk off to work or do you reach for an outfit that you know you look good in? The one that forces you to walk a little taller and gives you a little swagger to take on your day? If it's the latter than you realize the positive power that style can have on you. You use style to help you define you and present your best self to others. It's an idea that Inspired by Dawn has espoused since we launched the brand by taking everyday necessities and turning them into stylish accessories!

That's why we were excited to hear one of our style mavens - Stacy London of  What Not to Wear fame - speak recently to a sold-out crowd about finding and defining your own style and using it for good. She emphasized that what we choose to wear out into the world each day speaks volumes about us and our assets or insecurities. So each morning when we open our closet we have a choice - we can choose to express our personality and strength or call attention to our insecurities. We know what we choose - Bringing style to life!

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November 01, 2017

What You Can Do Now to Ease the Post-Time Change Monday Fog

Inspired by Dawn offers tips on facing the Monday after time change refreshed

Mondays are usually hard. Mondays after a time change are often brutal. So with a couple days left before you have to turn the clocks back, here's a few ways you can help ease the pain that you will likely be faced with Monday morning.

  • Start adjusting sleep schedules now - Try going to bed 15 minutes later each evening leading up to Saturday night.
  • Adjust meal times too - Eat at 6:15 tonight vs. your usual 6.
  • Get your vitamin D - Light exposure is critical to keep sleep / wake schedules in balance so make sure you get lots of time outside on Sunday, especially in the morning, and ideally for the next few days post-change.
  • Prepare your room - Make sure bedrooms have adequate window coverings so they are nice and dark, minimizing early morning bright sunlight. A sound machine is always a good option too in order to minimize early morning chirping.
  • Don't engage too early - If you still wake up early give yourself a chance to doze or relax with a book until an appropriate wake-up time.

With a few changes now, hopefully you can face Monday without the fog!

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October 25, 2017

Saturday, October 28 | Clear Out & Safely Dispose of Unused Medication

Inspired by Dawn supports safe disposal of unused medication to help keep our communities safe

Life gets busy and the clutter overwhelms sometimes. You don't intend for it to happen, it just does. If this has happened to your home medicine cabinet then take advantage of Saturday's 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and clear out your unused prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe way.

From 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 28th communities across the country are working with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to set up convenient collection points for unwanted medication. Find your location here.

Both the FDA and EPA agree that these take back days are the safest way to dispose of medications - protecting our food and water supplies, environment and potential for misuse. So take a few minutes and declutter that medicine cabinet and help your community. Win-win!

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October 18, 2017

Going Beyond Breast Cancer Headlines | Staying Focused on Reducing the Risk

Inspired by Dawn offers tips on making sense of breast cancer headlines and support overall health

You've seen them. Sensational headlines that tell you to do or not do (blank) to reduce your breast cancer risk. Insert exercise, consuming alcohol, eating meat, etc., etc. We all want to find the secret sauce, right? You want to know the one thing we should focus on doing, or not doing, to help you avoid breast cancer. You're busy, your brain is full, you want simple. But unfortunately, our bodies are complex and so is this disease. As of yet, there is no one simple, easy fix.

So here are two good resources to help you filter through all the headlines and make sense of the research...

- Cutting Through the Breast Cancer Clutter
- Today's Alcohol and Breast Cancer Headlines are Wrong: Here's How News Stories Could Have Done Better

A quick skim of either of these articles helps you put the latest headlines in context. Reading more critically may not lead you to an easy fix but it does help remind you of all the factors that can reduce breast cancer risk. A complicated disease requires a multi-pronged approach. So remember to eat well, drink less alcohol, exercise more and get regular mammograms, at least until we really find the "secret sauce"!

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