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There are a few fun things that I’ve wanted to share with you guys that I have been absolutely loving lately.  Between working a full-time job, blogging and trying to have a social life it’s nice to take some time to enjoy the little things.  I hope you try them and love them as much as I do!

Favorite Accessory:

These $10 Fashion Glasses

Umm yes…$10.  Need I say more?  You can see how I wore them in this Instagram post here and here.

 

Favorite Perfume:

Victoria Secret “Fabulous”

I first smelled it in the store and then ended up finding it brand new on Postmark for $15!  SCORE.  If you ever really love something, but not the price tag, make sure you search for it on Poshmark before you buy it.  You may end up getting it brand new for WAY less.

 

Favorite Jewelry:

My JORD Wood Watch (click here for a $25 e-gift code)

What I love about this watch is that it’s timeless, classic and really luxe looking.  I love pairing it with a sweater for that cozy meets couture look.  It also makes a really great Valentine’s Day gift for you or for someone special.  I’ve been wearing mine non-stop and have gotten so many compliments because the wood is so unique looking!

 

Favorite Book:

“Capture Your Style” By Aimee Song

I learned so many great Instagram tips from style blogger, Aimee Song in her new book.  Plus it looks really cute on a coffee table.  It’s normally $20.00 but it’s on sale right now for $12.00 on Amazon!

 

Favorite Concealer:

Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer

Yes I know this concealer is a little pricey, but it is the one makeup product that I continuously shell out the $$ for because it really is worth it.  It lasts all day and is the DEFINITION of full coverage.  Plus it never cakes.

 

Favorite Lip Product:

Kat Von D “Bow and Arrow”

I have been loving this shade OMG.  It is the perfect nude.  I tested it at Sephora and walked around the mall wearing it before I bought it.  I got two compliments while buying fro-yo and knew I had to go back for it.

 

Favorite Netflix Binge:

New Girl

It’s hilarious and the characters are absolutely adorable.

 

Favorite Movie:

Nerve

Was totally surprised by this one.  SO SO good.  It kept you guessing until the end.

 

Favorite Song:  

“Say You Won’t Let Go” KHS Cover Featuring Madilyn Bailey and Joshua Evans.

OMG.  I have no words.  This cover is perfect.

 

Favorite Nail Polish:

KIKO Nail Polish

Ridiculously inexpensive, lasts forever and 5-Free (a.k.a. ditches the 5 harsh chemicals found in most nail polishes) – Yep.  You need it.

 

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Love,

Nicole

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Jacket: Target // Top: Aeropastle (similar) // Jeans: Hollister Co. (similar) // Boots: Khombu (similar) // Hat: DressGal (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Whirl”

There is one winter jacket that you need in your wardrobe and that’s this suede coat.  As you guys know, I’m no stranger to picking up an item or two in the kids section of Target (you can get some really cute and inexpensive buys there) and this piece is just that!  It’s an XL kids and under $20 right now.

If you are petite like me, it fits really well and the inside is lined with faux fur so it’s actually pretty warm.  If XL kids is not your thing, I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of adult-sized suede jackets for a similar price (this one is also $20)!

A suede jacket is warm enough to wear out, but it looks more fashionable than a basic winter coat which is why I love it.  It can be really hard to look cute when it’s cold because your outfit is always covered up under a big puffy jacket.  This is the perfect in-between.

What’s your favorite coat to wear in the winter?

Love,

Nicole

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Jeans: American Eagle (similar) // Top: Old Navy // Vest: Century 21 (similar) // Heels: ALDO (similar) // Bag: Century 21 (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

Confession: I’ve really never met a pair of ripped jeans that I didn’t like.  Frayed denim is fun and eye-catching, and with the right pairings, can take any blah outfit from ordinary to exciting.  That’s why I’ve rounded up a few of the best style tips for wearing distressed denim.  There are no set in stone rules ever when it comes to fashion, but this is how I personally like to wear them and I hope that it gives you some ideas.  Get ready to get the most out of your not-so-basic jeans!

Tip #1: Add some contrast.

Soften the ruggedness with some feminine pieces.  In this particular look I chose to wear my pointed heels to give it that girly touch.

Tip #2: Wear a non-flowy top.

Distressed denim tends to have a slouchy look so I usually like to wear a tight top with it.  I find this makes the look appear more put together.  This one I’m wearing is actually just an inexpensive thermal from Old Navy.  They are SO cheap, look great with everything and are really warm in the winter.

Tip #3: Layer on more textures.

In this case I chose to add my faux shearling vest.  Layering different types of fabric to an already textured look gives it that instant glam factor (and is perfect for the fall and winter months).

Tip #4: Accessorize.

For even more glam add some sparkly accessories.  In this look my accessories were very minimal with simple rhinestone studs and a crossbody bag, but adding a statement necklace or some other bold pieces would really take it to the next level!

Tip #5: Don’t forget a bright lipstick!

I love to further accessorize with makeup.  Wearing a fun lipstick can add color where you are lacking (such as in this look where everything was very muted).  It’s often understandable that you don’t want to go color crazy with already crazy looking jeans (although sometimes I do).  A lipstick is a great way to add color without going overboard.

I’ve linked a whole bunch of really inexpensive distressed boyfriend jeans similar to the ones I’m wearing below like this one and this one so grab a pair for yourself!

What are your favorite style tips for distressed jeans?

Love,

Nicole

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Skirt: Vintage (similar) // Top: Zara (similar) // Scarf: Amazon // Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Bag: H&M (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Russian Red”

There is definitely something to be said about having a few key pieces in your wardrobe that you will keep forever.  This suede skirt is one of them for me.  I bought it a few months ago on Etsy from a little vintage shop and I am so in love.  I first saw the look on Emma Watson and I thought it was so pretty and different.  I went crazy looking all over the internet for the perfect one, which is why I’ve rounded up tons of options for you guys.  It looks really cute in the fall and works as a winter transition piece too since it’s so long and can be worn with booties.  Using a turtleneck top and blanket scarf I piled on the layers to keep this look cold weather friendly.

Love,

Nicole ♡

 
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Jeans: Hollister Co. (similar) // Top: Forever 21 (similar) //  Bag: ALDO (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Target (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  I’m so excited about today’s post because it marks the start of a new series here on the blog.  I don’t know about you guys, but I have always been obsessed with “Get the Look” and “Look for Less” posts.  I think they are so much fun and a great way to recreate emerging trends and celebrity looks when you don’t have a lot of $ to spend.  I truly believe that you don’t have to wear expensive things to look/be fashionable and I think these kind of posts are proof of that.  Not only so, but I think trying a different look out can be so inspiring and really helps to push you out of your comfort zone.  I want this series to be something a little different for you guys and that’s why I don’t want to limit it to just trends and celebrity looks.  If you like a character’s look from a particular t.v. show, movie, music video, really anything you can think of I would love to hear your ideas!  🙂

Now on to this particular look – When I saw this picture of Zendaya wearing denim on denim, I instantly fell in love.  It’s so effortlessly chic and takes me back to Britney Spears circa 2001 in the best kind of way.  What I really like about this style is that it almost looks like the top and bottom are one piece like a jumpsuit.  Add some black accessories and a red lip and you’re good to go!  As I was mentioned before, you don’t have to break the bank to recreate this look.  This top was $15 at Forever 21!

Love,

Nicole ♡