mixing patterns 2

 

overalls 4

 

summer style

 

floral and stripes

 

overalls back

Overalls (purchased last year) : Cotton On (similar) // Shirt (purchased last year) : H&M (similar) // Shoes: Target (similar) //  Sunglasses: Target (similar) // Bracelet: unknown // Headband: Vintage (similar) // Backpack: Forever 21 (similar)

If I told you I was an expert print mixer, I’d be lying.  I typically tend to be a one pattern kind of girl, but I felt like it was time to change it up.  If I didn’t make an attempt at helping you guys mix and match your closet, then what kind of fashion blogger would I be right? 😉  Stripes and floral are two of the most safe patterns you can blend.  Don’t ask me how, but they just usually seem to work. Additionally, when you have a lot of the same colors in two different pieces you can typically make them go together.  Take notice of all that white in both the overalls and the shirt.  Your eye goes right to all that cohesiveness instead of the conflicting patterns.  Wha-la a match!  As always, thanks so much for reading and I love having your support!  (:

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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Hi everyone!  This is my first blog post to my new series called, “Get Inspired to Help”.  It is my hope that through this section of my blog, some of you will either become more aware of how to help in you community, or be inspired to create your own ways of giving back.  When I became aware that DoSomething.org and H&M had partnered together for a cause called, “Comeback Clothes”, I knew I had to help.

Being a fashion major in college, I have been educated in some of my classes on the danger that clothes can bring to our environment.  I learned that it takes an unbelievable amount of energy, and water to make textiles.  Not only so, but every year, 11.1 million tons of clothing that could be recycled ends up in landfills.  We need to be conserving energy and landfill space, and you guys can help!

When I came home for the summer from college, I grabbed a big box and I started sorting through my closet for clothes that were stained, ruined, bleached, etc.  Any kind of clothing that can no longer be worn is perfect for this campaign!  So feel free to grab that white shirt that you accidentally dyed pink in the wash and throw it in the box.  Next, go through your closet a second time and look for clothing that isn’t ruined, but you would no longer like to keep for whatever reason.  H&M and DoSomething will be donating clothing that is in good condition to people who need it!

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Before you go and drop those clothes off, snap a picture with yourself and your clothes and post it to DoSomething.org.  A person will be chosen at random to win a $10,000 dollar scholarship from submitted pictures!  Now go ahead and take that box to your nearest H&M drop-off location.  If you have a lot of clothes it might be a good idea to call before hand and give them a heads up!  This campaign is ending on June 20th so go through those clothes A.S.A.P.! ( :

You can also text DROP to 38383 for 15% off of your next H&M purchase and it is another way to enter for the scholarship!

If any of you decide to do this campaign because you saw my post, hashtag #GetInspiredWithNicole on either Instagram or Twitter!  I would love to see what you guys are up too ( :

Love,

Nicole ♡

UPCOMING TREND ALERT:

Your 90’s childhood play clothes are back!   Overalls have recently been seen on the Spring 2014 runway and on celebrities such as Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus.  Do you love it or hate it?  Personally, I have mixed feelings on overalls, but these models above definitely rock them.  I think I prefer the overall shorts over the long pants.  What do you think?

From Top-Left Moving Down and Around: Forever 21 Prairie Patchwork Overalls, Modernist Denim Overall Dress, 15 FIFTEEN Skinny Boyfriend Overalls, Free People Washed Denim Overalls, Bullhead Denim Co Boyfriend Overalls, Nordstrom Destroyed Overalls, Nasty Gal Reckless Overalls, Asos Ganni Denim Overalls

Middle: ASOS Short Denim Overalls