Hi everyone, welcome to my new blog! I'm excited to be starting fresh, full of new inspiration and ideas. Under a new title i'm hoping to create a more personal aspect to the blog, including topics such as well-being and more of life's daily adventures. Don't worry, you'll still see a lot of Dress, Design & Decor here, just from a different angle. The new layout may change here and there over the next few weeks (a graphic designer is never done designing), but thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll continue to follow along as I get all the details smoothed out.

Above is one of the many amazing photos my friends Natalie and Amanda took for Rick and I's engagement photos. I'm so happy they agreed to do it for us! The shoot was much more relaxed and it was a pretty fun Sunday outing. Isn't is great to have talented friends?

Full shoot to follow... stay tuned!

Photo: By Amanda Keenan


  1. Congrats on the new blog, I look forward to following along here. And I love the sneak peek photo!

  2. What a beautiful picture and congratulations on the new blog; I look forward to reading more about your life and inspirations.

  3. I love the new blog! I loved the old one too, but I did start to crave more "you." So I will really enjoy this one!

    By the way, I might've told you before, but I can't remember: Two years ago I was new to the idea of blogging and was only "following" about ten blogs, but it was when I stumbled across Dress Design & Decor that I actually thought of creating my own! Before, I'd thought a blog was supposed to be about your life, but then I realized it could be about the things you like! I was already busy looking online and saving pretty images to my desktop, so the idea of creating an online space of only the things I loved was amazing to me! So... really, seriously, honestly... it was because of you that I started blogging.

    So, congrats on the new blog and the new ideas and everything that follows :)

  4. Chassity - Thank you! I'm excited to start something new... plenty more engagement pics to post too, i'm just waiting on the hires. I don't want to pressure my friends for them too much, hahaha :)

    London Bakes - Thank you! I'm looking forward to it too!

    Andrea - That's so sweet of you! I'm so happy to hear that I was able to inspire you to start your own blog, that's what it's all about really! And you totally get what i'm thinking... I want to blend in a little more "me" in this blog, along with aspects of DDD. Yay! So glad you "get it", hahaha...

  5. beautiful! so excited for your new blog!

  6. Congrats on the new lifestyle blog! Following this one now.

    Love the peek into your engagement photos, so dreamy!! Can't wait to see the rest!

  7. Congratulations on the exciting new blog adventure, Daniella! You know I'll be here and hopefully when things settle down I'll be back into ballet and we can chat :) Love the engagement picture above, so soft and sweet - can't wait to see and read more! Hugs always xoxo Trishy

  8. Hey Daniella! Great news =) I'm glad you have decided to do as your heart pleases and I'm really excited for what's about to come (I'm sure it'll be at least as inspiring and charming as dress,design & decor!)
    p.s. Lovely shot!

  9. This photo really is amazing! I think it's great you decided to make a more personal blog! Just subscribe to your RSS feed! Can't wait for the follow up posts!

    I am so excited to be hosting my first giveaway! Check it out here: http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-giveaway.html



  10. Good luck..looking forward to your trek into wifedom..

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  12. Hello Daniella, Big Congratulations on your engangement and all the best for the new chapter of your life...new blog, enfianced :)

  13. Love the new blog Daniella! Everyone needs to switch it up a bit every now and then... it's your blog, so take it in whatever direction your heart desires!

    Can't wait to see the rest of the engagement photos :)

  14. Tamra - Thanks! I'll have the rest of our engagement photos up as soon as I can!

    Trish - Thanks so much! And yes we can chat about ballet! You reminded me that I need to actually look up when class starts again, thanks :)

    Designwali - Thanks!

    Eleni - Thank you, that means a lot :)

    Plami - Yay! Glad you following already!

    Amy- Thanks!

    Cottage Wren - lol, me too! this whole wedding industry is crazy, but so much fun!

    SoJo - Thank you for the congrats! It's definitely an exciting time.

    Britt - Thank you! That means a lot, I just needed to change things a little, glad you like it!

  15. Beautifull picture!! I'm looking forward to see the rest of it! Good luck with your 'new' blog!

    Bye, Heidi

  16. I'm so happy for you Daniella. I always loved your second blog, "Inspiration for Wellbeing", so now to have the best of both combined in one is fantastic. Wishing you all the very best with your new blog.

    From your number one fan,

    Linda, xo

  17. Here I am making the switch to your new lovely blog. Congrats to you and Rick on your engagement.

    Much Love to you both.

    Lisa x

  18. Heidi - Thank you!

    Linda - Aw, thanks so much! I'm so happy to combine things now, I love that blog, but it was unfortunate having it separate. Hoping I can work it all out here on the new blog!

  19. Congrats on the new blog, Daniella and the new exciting developments in your life. Looking forward to following along. I know this one will be just as lovely, if not even lovelier than dress, design & decor!


  20. can't wait to see all the photos!

    xoxo navy & orange

  21. And so it begins! How very exciting.

    Andrea x

  22. Hi Danielle,

    Congratulations on your new blog! Looking forward to seeing the engagement party photos.

    Have a lovely week!

  23. beautiful!
    i loved the old blog, and so i cannot wait to see what you'll have here:)

  24. So exciting! I can't decide which is more fun: following a blog from post #1 that you know will be a daily love, or seeing your engagement pics!!! So excited for all of it!

  25. loved dress design decor; i'm sure i'll love your new venture too. thanks for making my day a little prettier.

  26. Hi Daniella,

    What a great idea. I am looking forward to reading all about the fantastic things that make you tick.



  27. Congrats on new start! It's going to be great!

  28. Congratulations on your new blog, Daniella. I'm happy to follow along. I am sure I'll find beautiful inspiration here. xo

  29. Dawn - Thank you so much, that's very sweet of you!

    Navy & Orange - Hopefully in a few weeks!

    Andrea - I'm definitely excited!

    Ty - Thank you! Hope your week has gone well too!'

    Justine - Aw, thank you!

    Champagne... - Thank you! That's sweet of you, i'm excited to start fresh!

    elle - thank you! glad to offer a little pretty to your day, lol!

    Kellie - Thank you!

    Ada - Thank you! So happy you're following along!

  30. Can't wait to see the rest of these pics!!! CONGRATS!

  31. Andi - Thanks! And for your tweet too!

  32. Daniella... this is beautiful! I think you are moving in just the right direction. Can't wait to see what's to come!!

  33. You know how happy I am about your new blog, but I really enjoyed reading everyone else' comments—lovely! It will certainly be enjoyed :) I cannot wait to see what is to come... photographs included of course!

    xx, Sarah

  34. Below shot Daniella! And congrats on the new blog!

  35. Congratulations on the new blog Daniella! Looking forward to getting to know you better! xx