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 in the next few months.  A new site makeover perhaps??  Stay tuned!



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Midi skirt: H&M (similar) // Top: H&M (similar) // Shoes: ALDO // Necklace: H&M (alternative) // Sunglasses: Target // Purse: Target (alternative) // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red” (my favorite!)

Hi friends!  Who’s ready for pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking??  I’m trying not to rush it, but I can’t help but feel so excited for everything fall!  When I’m trying to transition my wardrobe I like to take summer tops and pair them with big midi skirts for the perfect almost-fall-weather combo.  You can also add a jacket if it starts to get chilly early in the season.


Nicole ♡

living royal romper
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basket of flowers

Sunflower romper: no longer available (alternative) (alternative) // Top: H&M (similar) only $6.99! // Sunglasses: Target // Sneakers: Target (similar) // Watch: vintage (similar) // Faux pearls: unknown (similar)

Hi friends!  I’ve mentioned it before, but my #1 secret for expanding your wardrobe is to wear your clothes differently than they are meant for.  These sunflower shorts are actually a romper.  I put my H&M tie tank top over the upper part to give the appearance of shorts.  You can re-wear pieces over and over again, yet your closet will always look like it’s updated!

Thanks for reading! (:


Nicole ♡

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overalls 4


summer style


floral and stripes


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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!  (:


Nicole ♡

white romper
the shopping bag
nordstrom romper
lifestride heels

Romper: Nordstrom (similar) (similar) // Necklace: The Shopping Bag (25% off your order with code: THEINSPIRATIONCLOSET) (cute alternative here) (and here) // Shoes: LifeStride // Water Bottle: Victoria’s Secret (alternative)

When this romper arrived in the mail, the first thought that came to my mind was that this looks like one of those cute all white tennis outfits.  Between the mesh in the center and the silhouette of the bottoms, I was instantly inspired.  Is it just me or do you guys think that evening wear is starting to incorporate some sporty vibes?  To get you inspired, we went for something dramatic and photographed in one of the most sporty locations possible, while keeping a very girly vibe for those who are looking to dress up, but still rock the trend (hence the heels).  I’m a total girly girl, so this is how I would rock the sporty trend in evening wear.  How would you wear sporty chic?

Also, you guys can get 25% of your order from The Shopping Bag with the code: THEINSPIRATIONCLOSET !  This necklace is already on sale, so with the code you’ll get it for really marked down! (:

Thanks for reading!


Nicole ♡