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Trench Coat: Zara (similar)  // Jeans: Target (similar) // Bag: Charming Charlie (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC “Please Me”

Happy Monday!  Things are finally starting to warm up around here which means that it’s time to break out the trench coat!  I got this one from Zara during one of their big sales and I love the way it curves to your figure rather than being boxy like some others that I’ve tried.

Tip: A quick fix for a trench coat with a long belt is to tuck it under itself.  it’s both functional and looks fashion forward!  Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Nicole♡

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Lingerie 1 // Lingerie 2 // Lingerie 3 // Earrings

Blah Blah Blah Makeup Bag // Kisses Makeup Bag // Let’s Makeup Bag

Lipstick 1 // Lipstick 2 // Lipstick 3 // Lipstick 4

Heart Pajamas // Xo Socks // Gold Mug // Red Mug // Tea lights

Okay, okay, I know I’m a little early, but I seriously love Valentine’s Day!  First of all, pink and red EVERYTHING – need I say more?  Although the holiday is still a month away, the stores have (of course) already started stocking up on festive items, and I had to share some of my favorites.  The best part is that almost everything is under $25! 

Love,

Nicole  ♡

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Cape: Hollister (similar) // Sweater: Hollister (similar) // Jeans: H&M // Bag: ALDO // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Necklace: vintage (alternative) // Sunglasses: Target

One of my more recent discoveries has been the cape!  It’s such a great piece to have in your closet because it perfect for layering in a variety of seasons.  In addition, it can instantly dress up something simple like the sweater I’m wearing in this post.  Also, these grey H&M jeans are a MUST buy at $20.  I don’t know what it is about H&M jeans, but I find them to be so comfortable and flattering.  I always get complimented when I wear them.  Owning a grey pair is also a great way to change things up in your wardrobe.  As much as I love classic blue jeans, they can get boring and these are MUCH easier to get away with wearing to the office during my internship.

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Dress: Charming Charlie’s (similar) // Blanket Scarf: Amazon (10.00!) // Purse: ALDO (on sale!) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) (only $25.00!) // Bracelets: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

There are so many ways to wear a blanket scarf, but I think my new favorite is with this little black dress!  This outfit is so easy to throw together and looks instantly chic for day or night wear.  When it gets chilly you can also add a red or beige coat!  How do you wear your blanket scarf?

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Top: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Vest: Sears (alternative) // Pants: Target (similar) // Hat: Old Navy // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) (only $25!) // Sunglasses: Target // Bracelets: Forever 21 // Lipstick: Revlon “Black Cherry”

I don’t know about you, but I am so guilty of impulse buying clothes, especially during the fall.  Sometimes it’s hard to resist the trends, even when you know they can only be worn for a short time before it gets cold (front button skirt I’m looking at you!).  That being said, you want a closet full of clothes that will carry you from season to season, not just pieces that are ideal for a few weeks at a time.  That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you are stocked with the essentials.  Four pieces that I can’t go without are a vest, a gingham or plaid button up shirt, a floppy hat, and some ankle booties.  Not only can you mix and match these items in a countless number of ways during the fall and winter, but they can also be worn year after year without going out of style.

TIP: To get the most out of your closet, try to purchasing as many of these pieces as you can in a neutral color so that they go with everything.  You’ll never have that, “I have nothing to wear!” moment again.  What are your fall essentials?

Side note: I’m totally loving the vampy lips for fall.  Revlon “Black Cherry” was the perfect color to match this burgundy hat!  This lipstick is normally glossy so I dusted some translucent powder over it to create the matte effect that I love.

Love,

Nicole ♡