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Craig and I have done a couple costume for Halloween every year that we have dated so far (that’s 4, and this year will be 5!).  A.K.A. excuse the terrible photo quality – these were all clearly taken on a phone forever ago lol, but with Halloween coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to share them!  Here are a few couple costume ideas to get you inspired for Halloween:

1. Jesse and Woody from Toy Story

As avid Disney fans, this is one of two Disney themed costumes that we have done in the past 4 years.  Craig bought the shirt and hat for his look as “Woody” from Amazon and I DIYed my outfit by gluing cow print fabric from Jo-Ann onto a pair of old jeans.  I bought a cow girl hat and wore with a bandana, belt, booties and white shirt that I already had.  This was definitely one of my favorite costumes!

2. Sandy and Danny from Grease

This was by far one of our easiest couple costumes to put together.  We dressed in all black and I curled my hair really short with this 1-inch curling wand (my hair was way past my chest at the time) and threw on some red lipstick and white heels.  Not pictured are the candy cigarettes we bought to tote around.

3. Bob and Helen (Mom & Dad) from The Incredibles

You can tell by the extra awful picture quality that this was our first Halloween together haha!  This was the only costume that we actually went to a Halloween store to purchase.  I found the same ones on Amazon here and here.  Craig’s mom is a teacher and we went to her school that year to visit the little kids and I remember a bunch of them asking if we were the “real” incredibles.  It was so funny and adorable.

4. Bugs and Lola from The Tune Squad

Following the year of the incredibles, Craig and I were Bugs and Lola as a part of a larger group costume. Our whole group of friends decided to be the Tune Squad.  We ordered the shirts off of Etsy, but mine ended up being pretty long so I wore it as a dress with some high socks and sneakers that I already had in addition to bunny ears that I bought.  Craig kept is simple and paired his with gym shorts and Jordans.  I found them on Amazon for you guys here and here, but I think you could just as easily DIY these by getting iron-on transfer paper and printing out the logos.

This year we are going to be a firefighter and dalmatian, which I’m pretty excited for!  😊  You can follow along on Instagram if you want to see pictures.

What are you being for Halloween?

 

 

 

 

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Dress: SheIn and (similar here) // Boots: ZiGi Soho Boots // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Bag: Target (similar) // Lipstick: Marc Jacobs “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say “I love that, but I can’t pull it off”, I would be majorly rich.  Pulling off bold trends is something that not everyone is comfortable with.  Trust me, I get it.  When I first saw this dress from SheIn I thought “Choker dress, ruffled sleeves and embroidery detail?  Is this too much?”  That made me want to try it even more.  This blog is all about trying new things, finding inspiration and living your best life.  I love being able to test drive looks for you guys and show different ways to wear them.  In short, if I can wear this so can you!

Here are a few tips for how to wear something bold without feeling ridiculous:

1. Be Bold, Yet Simple

If you are going bold, keep the rest of your look simple.  I let this dress steal the show, while all of my other accessories were black to blend in and tone things down.

2. Wear it Out During a Short Trip

If you aren’t completely ready to commit to a look for the day, just try wearing it out for a short trip.  Casually venture outside for 30 minutes where you know you probably won’t run into anyone.  Just get comfortable.

3. Stick to the Dressing Room for Awhile

Before I had a style blog, I used to grab all kinds of crazy outfits and bring them into the dressing room, just to experiment and see what I would look like in all different trends that I wasn’t comfortable wearing out yet.  If you’re not ready to buy something that is out of your comfort zone, just practice trying it on.  Play around with different pieces and slowly integrate them into your wardrobe.

4. Know That Not Everyone Will Like What You’re Wearing

I can’t even tell you the amount of times my sister has told me that she absolutely hated something I was wearing, or a trend that I loved.  It’s okay!  That’s what is so great about fashion.  Everyone has a different sense of style and that’s what gives us the ability to be unique.  Mentally prepare yourself for some haters and remember that you don’t like everything that they wear either.

5. Take a Photo

If I’m not sure about an outfit, sometimes it helps to take a picture.  If you’re still not sure, you can always send it to a friend and ask them what they think.  Again, everyone will have a different opinion, but if your friends say you look really cute in something, it might be the confidence that you need to go for it!

What bold trend do you want to try this fall?

 

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Love expensive looking jewelry, but not the price tag?  You guys know that I am obsessed with designer inspired pieces for less, and when Soufeel Jewelry reached out to me to test some of their new personalized jewelry, I was so excited to give them a try.  If you love pieces from PANDORA and BaubleBar, then you will go crazy for the jewelry that Soufeel has.  They specialize in sterling silver jewelry and carry a variety of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.  The items are 2/3 the cost of other popular brands, but have the same quality (925 sterling silver) and a year long money back warranty!

What I also love about Soufeel (and what really initially attracted me to the brand), was the ability to personalize so many of the items.  Gold bar necklaces are everywhere right now because they are so dainty and go with everything.  Not only was I able to get this necklace in rose gold (which I thought looked so pretty), but I also was able to engrave it to make it more personal.  As someone that struggles with anxiety, I had been looking for a necklace that I could wear everyday and would serve as a reminder to stay calm in moments of panic.  I had the words “Conquer Within” engraved on the bar.  To me, these words mean to conquer your fears as opposed to trying to control what is happening around you.

My second favorite thing about this store, was the crazy big selection of rings that were offered.  I fell in love with this pretty vine ring, which also came in rose gold.  The quality of this ring is gorgeous and it was true to size.

If you are on the hunt for a really pretty name bracelet, this one from Soufeel is affordable and so cute for an everyday or a dressed up look.  Also available in rose gold, this bracelet is the perfect piece to wear alone or mix and match with other jewelry.

Soufeel offered me a unique coupon code, so take advantage of 15% off with the code: Nicole15, expiring on 27th Oct!

 

 

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Blazer: Philosophy (similar) // Pants: J.Crew (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

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Top: Target (similar) // Skirt: Charlotte Russe (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

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Top: BCBG (similar) // Skirt: Vintage from Etsy (similar) // Shoes: ALDO (similar)// Bag: Nordstrom (alternative) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

I am so excited to have another installment in my “Get the Look For Less” series for you guys!  Emma Waston’s style is such a beautiful mix of classy, sexy and elegant.  I did a search to find some of her most popular looks and came up with these three.  While the actual pieces will run you 100’s of dollars, I was able to recreate them to give you the same look for WAY less!

Who do you want me to do a “Get The Look” for next?

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Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Dress: Amazon (similar) // Bag: Kenneth Cole (similar) // Shoes: Wild Diva (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters //Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

We’ve all been there – you look through your closet full of clothes and decide you have nothing to wear.  Thanks to one too many Starbucks Lattes, you totally blew your budget this month and now you’re stuck in a wardrobe rut.

Believe it or not, there are probably dozens of outfit combinations that you’ve yet to put together using the same few pieces you already own!  I found three ways to wear one simple black dress from my closet. Whether heading to the office, or out and about in something casual for the weekend, I now have three different looks using only two articles of clothing.

Try it for yourself!  What pieces can you mix and match?