Blazer: Zara (similar) // Dress: Forever 21 // Purse: Charming Charlie (alternative) // Shoes: ALDO // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC “Please Me” 

If I had to choose a favorite holiday solely based on colors, Valentine’s Day would definitely come out on top.  It doesn’t get any better than pink, pink, and more pink.  I took it up a notch for this look and added a sparkly sequin dress, which I think just screams romantic and flirty when paired with a fitted blazer.  Also, how beautiful are these roses that Craig picked up for me?  I was on the phone with him and mentioned that I should’ve gone out to get some flowers to go with the shoot.  Next thing I know he’s at my door with a bouquet of pink roses right before I left to take pictures.  What a guy right?

I’d love to see some of your Valentine’s Day looks!  Tag me on Instagram (@theinspirationcloset​) so we can be insta-friends!


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! 


Nicole  ♡

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Dress: New York & Company // Shoes: LifeStride // Pearl Necklace: Vintage (similar)  // Bracelets: unknown (similar) (similar) // Balloons: Glam Fete 

Yesterday was my 21st birthday!  Thank you so much to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday!  I was overwhelmed by all the sweet comments.  I spent the night out to dinner with my family and my boyfriend, Craig where I ordered my first legal drink!  It was a Caribbean Cooler from the Cheesecake Factory and it was really good!  We then headed home where we had the amazing Barbie cake pictured above that was made by my best friend, Allie.  She goes to school for Baking & Pastry and she’s incredibly talented!  See more of her work HERE!  I didn’t really celebrate with my friends yesterday, so we’re going to get together this saturday instead.  We’re going roller skating and then out for drinks and I can’t wait!

Here are 21 things that i’ve learned by 21!

1.) I’d rather have five amazing best friends, than 500 just sorta okay friends.

2.) The older you get, the faster time flies ( UGH SLOW DOWN TIME).

3.) You don’t have to have EVERYTHING already figured out.

4.) Going to bed early is suddenly so much cooler than it used to be.

5.) If you don’t do dishes or laundry, you won’t have dishes or laundry.

6.) The qualities you look for in a partner will change (probably for the better).

7.) Investing in good quality clothing and accessories is important.

8.) Unless you want to solely eat cereal you need to have some cooking skills.

9.) It’s okay to make mistakes.

10.) It’s okay to let go of people who aren’t making you feel happy.

11.) Put the most effort into things that you’re passionate about.

12.) Surround yourself with positive people and you will feel positive.

13.) Radiating confidence is the most beautiful thing you can do.

14.) Be with someone who loves you for you.

15.) If you have to chase somebody, they probably aren’t worth chasing.

16.) Your parents were right about a lot.

17.) You are incredibly embarrassed of your teenage self…but so is everyone!

18.) College is a lot of work, but it’s so worth it.

19.) Love yourself before you love someone else.

20.) Spread the kindness you wish to receive.

21.) Do things that make you happy every single day!

Thanks for reading! (:


Nicole ♡

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Dress: $10.00! Boohoo (another similar option) // Roller Skates: Amazon pink blue // Bracelet: faux pearls unknown (similar) // Bracelet: Madeline (similar)

If you follow me on Instagram (@theinspirationcloset), you may have seen my post about my 21st birthday coming up.  My best friends and I are going roller skating before we go out to celebrate, so I couldn’t resist getting myself a little early birthday present…these skates!  I just love how vintage looking and pretty they are so of course I couldn’t help but to break them out a little early!  I went skating around a local park the other day with my boyfriend Craig and let me tell you I fell A LOT.  But when I wasn’t falling we got these fun shots!  By the way that dress I’m wearing is only $10.00 from Boohoo!  Thanks for reading!


Nicole ♡

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Sweater: Garage (last year) (similar) $14.00! // Pants: Target (similar) // Purse: Nordstrom (a few years old) (alternative) // Sunglasses: Target // Shoes: DSW

If you haven’t noticed by now, pink is definitely my favorite color!  This light pink sweater is from last year from Garage clothing.  As much as I love it, I was kinda hoping to ditch it by now (you know with it being spring and all).  However, unfortunately, although we have had plenty of warm days there are still a few chilly ones thrown in there.  April in NJ is a total tease.  What can you do right?


Nicole ♡