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Skirt: Vintage (similar) // Top: Zara (similar) // Scarf: Amazon // Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Bag: H&M (similar) // Lipstick: MAC “Russian Red”

There is definitely something to be said about having a few key pieces in your wardrobe that you will keep forever.  This suede skirt is one of them for me.  I bought it a few months ago on Etsy from a little vintage shop and I am so in love.  I first saw the look on Emma Watson and I thought it was so pretty and different.  I went crazy looking all over the internet for the perfect one, which is why I’ve rounded up tons of options for you guys.  It looks really cute in the fall and works as a winter transition piece too since it’s so long and can be worn with booties.  Using a turtleneck top and blanket scarf I piled on the layers to keep this look cold weather friendly.

Love,

Nicole ♡

 
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Vest: Century 21 (similar) // Top: Zara (similar) // Pants: Target (similar) // Purse: T.J. Maxx (alternative) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”

Okay, so I spoke waaaay too soon with the whole “it’s been a mild winter thing.”  Last weekend we were hit with the Jonas blizzard and as you can see by the huge piles of snow it was pretty intense!  I was basically trapped inside all last weekend, but it was so incredibly relaxing doing nothing for three days straight. Although it’s super cold, I’m obsessed with the way that the camel and brown in my outfit pop against the white snow and my white pants.  There’s something really striking about neutral colors against a blank canvas.  I hope you guys have a happy Friday and a great weekend!

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Coat: Old Navy (similar) // Sweater: Old Navy // Pants: H&M (similar) // Shoes: ALDO // Bag: Charming Charlie (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC “Chatterbox”

I have to admit that black on blue is a combination I never thought I would grow to love, but this past year I realized what a power couple they truly are!  I think in particular, a royal blue like this one is so striking against the black.  I added a hot pink bag to bring some more color into the look and then finished it off with MAC’s “Chatterbox” on my lips.

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Coat: eShakti // Top: Old Navy // Pants: Target (similar) // Shoes: ALDO // Bag: ALDO (alternative) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC Chatterbox

Hi loves!  This week was absolutely FREEZING.  My sister and I weren’t sure if we’d be able to bare it outside long enough to get these shots, but we made it!  Despite having to suck it up a little, the weather was perfect timing because a company that I was already relatively familiar with, eShakti, offered to send me a coat customized to my measurements.  I had become aware of this company through Instagram and had heard positive things from other girls who shopped from the site.  That being so, I was really curious to try the brand out for myself and give you all an honest review of what I thought.

First, I think the idea of being able to customize something to your body is really revolutionary.  Fit is everything.  When something doesn’t sit on your body right, it just looks wrong.  I was pretty impressed with the quality of the coat.  It was well made, and looked exactly like it was pictured.  I had one minor issues with the button holes being a little stiff at first, but they loosened up after buttoning them and unbuttoning a few times.  As someone who is fairly petite, I thought the length was perfect and it was tailored really well to fit my body.  Also, I’m obsessed with the scallop detailing near the button holes.  I really love the wide variety of vintage inspired pieces that are available online too.  Some of my favorites are here, here, and here.  I think the prices are also very fair, being that each piece is customized to your individual body.  I will definitely be ordering more cute vintage looking clothes in the near future!

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Stay warm everyone and thanks for reading!

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 ♡