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Top: SheIn // Pants: Target (similar) // Shoes: Life Stride // Bag: H&M (similar) // Sunglasses: Target (similar)

OMG it has been way too long!  I am so sorry guys!  Things have been a little crazy since graduating from college and I needed to take a little blogging hiatus if you know what I mean.  Sometimes you just need to put a pause on everything and take a step back.  That being said, I have missed this so much and can’t wait to get back into making new and (hopefully better) posts for you all!

This top has been my obsession all summer.  I have worn it an embarrassing number of times and I honestly have to say the quality really is there on this piece.  After washing (and admittedly putting it in the dryer several times) it still looks brand new and fits perfectly!

Thanks again to all of you who have been patient the last few months and stuck around!  You guys are the best and I can’t wait for all the changes that are coming to theinspirationcloset.com in the next few months.  A new site makeover perhaps??  Stay tuned!

Love,

Nicole

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Top: Century 21 (similar) // Skirt: (it’s actually a dress) H&M (similar) // Bag: Francesca’s (similar) // Shoes: LifeStride // Sunglasses: Target // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) // Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar) // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

When it comes to pattern mixing, I’m no expert.  In fact, I usually like to play it on the safe side because let’s face it, it’s easier to throw on something that you already know goes together perfectly.  That being said, I think some of the best outfits come from taking a risk.  It’s exciting when you find things that shouldn’t work, but do.  My best advice for pattern mixing is to stick with one color as the main focus of the outfit, and let the other less noticeable colors compliment it.  For this outfit, my dominant color was blue and I used red and white as accents.

On another note: I hope everyone is enjoying the fall!  Some things that I love about fall are: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, colorful leaves, Netflix (okay, that one is year round), warm cookies, tall boots, big sweaters, candles everywhere, pumpkins, and Halloween.  What are your favorite fall things? (:

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Shirt: Forever 21 (similar) // T-shirt: H&M (similar) // Pants: Target (similar) // Boots: Hunter Rain Boots // Hat: Macy’s // Backpack: Forever 21 (similar) // Faux Pearls: unknown // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

I had been waiting to go apple picking with Craig for weeks, but both the weather and time really just weren’t on our side for most of September.  As the month came to a close, one day we finally decided to forget the forecast (rain) and go for it.  As it turns out, it was a beautiful day and we had so much fun picking out a pumpkin, playing with the animals, and of course visiting our favorite farm store to get apple cider doughnuts.  I hope you are all doing some fun fall things this October too and thanks for reading! (:

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Dress: Who.A.U (alternative) // Shirt: Nordstrom Rack (similar) (similar) // Purse: Nordstrom (similar) // Necklace: vintage (similar) // Bracelets: Madeline (similar) // Watch: vintage (similar) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

Who says you can’t wear white after labor day?  I don’t know who decided that was a thing, but I find myself breaking that rule all the time in the fall and winter.  In particular, I love the way white bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.) contrast with a plaid shirt.  Add some pearls, ankle booties, and a fall lipstick and you’re ready to go!

Love,

Nicole ♡