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Sweater: Old Navy // Pants: H&M // Bag: Charming Charlie (similar) // Shoes: ALDO // Necklace: The Shopping Bag (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: MAC “Please Me”

When you’re in that awkward transitioning period between winter and spring it can really hard to come up with outfits to accommodate the weather.  Particularly in March and April I find that it’s common (in NJ) to have one day that’s really cold and the next day it can be 70 degrees or more.  We have been experiencing a lot of that in the past week.  It snowed on Monday and by Wednesday it was 78 degrees outside!

I find that it’s really easy to fall into the “what do I wear?” trap during these months because the temperature is just so inconsistent.  One of my go-to transitioning looks is to wear a sweater and jeans of the same color hue paired with bright spring-like accessories.  I love the way the pink bag and green necklace pop against the gray!  What’s your go-to spring transition outfit?

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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Blanket Scarf: Amazon // Shirt: H&M (similar) // Pants: Target (similar) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Purse: ALDO // Earrings: The Tiny Tassel (c/o) // Puff Ball: New Look // Belt: Boohoo (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar) // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

I have a confession…I am so obsessed with my blanket scarf that I actually had to come up with more ways to wear it in order to feel better about it.  Hopefully some of you share this addiction and I want you to know that we will get through this together!  One of the easiest ways to get away with wearing something way too much is to change up how you style it.  The blanket scarf can be worn a number of different ways, but my personal favorite is the cape!

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Lay your scarf flat on the floor.  It should look like a large square when spread out.

Step 2: Fold a corner of your blanket so that it is touching the corner that is directly diagonal to it.  Now your scarf should look like a triangle.

Step 3: Wrap the triangle around your shoulders so that it drapes down near the front of your legs.

Step 4: Using a belt, finish the look by securing the cape at your waist.

That’s it!  I hope you love wearing it like this as much as I do! (:

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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Dress: Who.A.U (alternative) // Shirt: Nordstrom Rack (similar) (similar) // Purse: Nordstrom (similar) // Necklace: vintage (similar) // Bracelets: Madeline (similar) // Watch: vintage (similar) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

Who says you can’t wear white after labor day?  I don’t know who decided that was a thing, but I find myself breaking that rule all the time in the fall and winter.  In particular, I love the way white bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.) contrast with a plaid shirt.  Add some pearls, ankle booties, and a fall lipstick and you’re ready to go!

Love,

Nicole ♡