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Hi guys!  I’m obsessed with the zoo.  Last year, for my birthday, I actually told my boyfriend that all I wanted to do was go to the zoo.  This summer, I decided to take a day trip with my sister to a small zoo in our area and we had so much fun.  For this outfit I wanted something playful and comfortable.  

What I love about this look is how perfect it is for the hot weather.  Overalls are a huge go-to for me lately because they are so simple to throw on and look fashionable without trying.  I actually purchased this pair very recently, and because it’s nearing the end of the season, they were extremely marked down.  Style overalls with a short sleeve or sleeveless shirt, and a pair of sneakers for a put together look.

Overalls: Cotton On

Top: Love Culture

Sneakers: Target

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Hi guys!  This outfit of the day i actually one of my favorites.  I found this sunflower romper on LivingRoyal.com and purchased it right on the spot, which is kinda rare for me.

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Since I bought it, I’ve noticed Living Royal has stopped carrying clothes.  Does anyone know if this is temporary?  I really liked their clothes ):.  They seem to only sell socks now.  My backpack was purchased at Forever 21 and it was a gift from my boyfriend.  I don’t own a ton of hats, but I really would like to get more!  This one was also bought at Forever 21.  It’s funny because when I was younger I hated hats, but now I think they can add a lot to an outfit.  I was wearing two pairs of sunglasses in this post.  The very round ones were found at Charlotte Russe.  They were an impulse buy for sure.  I think you definitely can only wear them with certain outfits like this one because they’re pretty crazy.  My second pair are my favorites.  They are more of a wayfarer style.  You guys will probably see me wearing them all the time.  My shoes were an amazing buy.  Surprisingly, I got them at Walmart for like $5.00!  They’re incredibly comfortable and work with lots of outfits-espeically if you want a laid back look.

In about a week I’m off to Arizona to visit my older sister and baby nephew, so look forward to lots of cool OOTD posts in the desert! (:  (That is if I don’t die from the heat.)

Love,

Nicole ♡

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The 4th of July is in just a few days and I wanted to give you guys a few outfit ideas for the occasion.  All of these outfits were created using the same crop top.  What is even more amazing is that this top was purchased at H&M for only $4.00 for their 4th of July sale!

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For the first outfit I used my H&M crop top and put some Forever 21 overalls over it to create a playful and comfortable look.

Outfit #1

Crop Top: H&M

Overalls: Forever 21

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The second outfit was actually my favorite.  I will most likely be wearing this outfit for 4th of July this year to a party I’m going too. (:  I used the same crop top from H&M paired with a skirt I found at a store called Who. A. U.  For those of you who don’t have this store in your area, Who. A. U. is a store with a California kind of vibe.  They have clothes similar to a Hollister or Abercrombie, but with better sales.  I purchased my sunglasses at Forever 21.  You will probably see me wearing these all the time I love them.  They have tiny black polka dots on them.

Outfit #2

Crop Top: H&M

Skirt: Who. A. U.

Sunglasses: Forever 21

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My last outfit is definitely the most festive being that it is the only outfit I incorporated red into.  Sorry guys I don’t own a ton of red! :0 These red shorts are from the store Wet Seal.  I wouldn’t say I’m a frequent shopper at Wet Seal, because sometimes the quality is iffy, but these shorts were an amazing buy.  They are made out of this stretchy fabric instead of jeans, so they’re super comfy to wear.  My top is the same H&M crop top of course, and the kimono is from Hollister Co.  I hadn’t bought something from Hollister in about a year prior to this.  I walked in because I saw they were having a sale and found this beautiful kimono for $10.00!  You really can’t beat it.

Outfit #3

Crop Top: H&M

Shorts: Wet Seal

Kimono: Hollister Co.

Love,

Nicole ♡

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The 4th of July is approaching soon and I wanted to make something cute and festive for the occasion.  These cupcakes were perfect because they look like they took some time, but they were actually really simple to make.  I find that when I don’t have a ton of spare time, but really want to bake something nice, the box mixes work perfect for me (we’re keeping it real here haha).  Obviously, anyone trying this could make the batter from scratch if they would like.  For this recipe I used:

✳ Betty Crocker’s Super Moist White Cake Mix

✳ Pillsbury’s Funfetti Vanilla Frosting

✳ Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

✳ Fourth of July themed marshmallows

I found everything in the baking aisle except for the marshmallows and the sprinkles, which I had to go to the actual bakery in my food store to find.  After you have baked your cupcakes according to the box directions, let them fully cool.  Now, you can either use an actual piping bag for this, or you can do what I did and cut one tip off the corner of a Ziplock bag.  Put the desired icing tip into the bag and push it partially through the open tip of the bag.

With a spatula, begin spooning the frosting into you bag.  When the bag has a decent amount of frosting in it, twist the open part so that it is sealed from anything dripping out.  For the cleanest appearance, try to frost the cupcakes in one swirl, without taking breaks.  Now, use a bowl to put a bunch of your sprinkles into by themselves.  Take your newly frosted cupcakes, and turn them on their side, slowly rotating them into the sprinkles without getting any near the top.  For the final touch, put a white star marshmallow (the package comes with red and blue as well), onto a toothpick and into your cupcake.

Enjoy!

Love,
Nicole ♡

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Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a few pictures from a recent outfit of the day.  This was just a casual daytime summer look I created with a few simple pieces.  I bought the maxi skirt from Forever21and I purchased it in-store.  For anyone looking for a maxi skirt, I think Forever21 has an amazing selection and they are very affordable.  Mine was about $12.00! I am currently loving the style of shirt I’m wearing.  I think shirts that tie in the front are amazing because the shape lets you pair them with anything (skirts, shorts, put over a dress, etc.).  So stock up!  You can find the one I’m wearing from Kohl’s.  My flower crown was purchased from H&M and my rose ring was handed down to me from my Nana.

Overview:

Maxi Skirt: Forever 21

Top: Kohl’s

Ring: From my Nana (:

Flower Crown: H&M

Love,

Nicole ♡

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