Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Just Give 'Em the Cold Shoulder














Romper (Sold Out :() (Linking Similar Options Below and Here and Here) //Sandals  C/O// Clutch (Old from Asos) Similar Here  and Here// Earrings // Watch C/O


One of my favorite, favorite trends,  especially for this summer is the cold-shoulder...well, anything. In particular, I'm a huge fan of rompers. I absolutely adore them and adore wearing them. My husband and two guy best friends give me all the crap in the world over them... why don't guys get rompers?! It honestly bewilders me. However, as Betsey Johnson once said, "I don't dress for boys, I dress for myself. If I dressed for boys, I'd just walk around naked.".  (haha).  Now, that may be quite the generalization, butttttttt it can be kinda true when it comes to how I feel when I get ready everyday. I absolutely never aim to please anyone other than myself when I pick out an outfit. Do I dress appropriately for the occasion, yes, of course. I respect the event and the hosts of whatever it is I am attending that day, but other than that the only opinion I consider is my own.  I believe we girls should really hone in on that. It's so easy to be people pleasing in every other aspect of our day. We want those around us, especially our loved ones to feel prioritized and valued, so therefore we often put most of our needs on the backburner and make sure everyone else is made to feel important. So, where we can salvage that little, tiny bit of our own needs and wants is right within our own closets!

With that said, I wear rompers, and I wear a lot of them. I love them, they make me happy, and as of right now, I am absolutely adoring the cold shoulder detailing when I find them. I am so bummed (yet excited because I love it) to share this piece because I just ordered it last week, and it's already sold out from the boutique. I found it at Ethereal Eclipse, a boutique that I recently discovered. OMG! They have such a great selection, so many things to go through, and all so fun and unique. I loved shopping their collection.  I also found these fantastic shoes there. I mean, rose gold sandals.... come on!!! I know it sucks when bloggers share pieces that are no longer available, but I really wanted to talk about the cold shoulder aspect and link a few similar styled rompers that I've found, in the case that you are on board with me!  With it being summer, it's the perfect time to try fun and flirty little details such as these. I also highly recommend you shopping this great little boutique. I guarantee there are so many fun finds to feast your eyes on!

I hope you all have a wonderful day, sweet friends. Thank you so, so much for stopping by today, loves!!

XOXO,

Nicolette






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Little Floral Romper





















Romper C/O // Sandals C/O // Handbag (Old from Just Fab) Similar Here // Earrings (Gift from Sister) Similar Here and Here // Watch C/O // Bracelet // Lipstick : Rebel
Hi Friends!

Today I'm sharing this amazing little romper from Grace and Lace Boutique.  As you know, I've shared their pieces many times before. Not only do I adore their shop and their positive message, but I absolutely love the quality of the pieces they offer.  The pieces always hang really well on your shape, and they have such cute and unique things.  Hence, this little romper they just got in.  OMG! It's adorable!  I love the floral print, and not to mention this shade of yellow is one of my favorites right now (I love that this mustard shade can easily transition to fall, and in this California weather, this romper can be worn well into winter :)).  I am loving the cold shoulder detail and ruffle hems on the shorts. It's these small details that really just make this piece all the more eye catching and fun.  I've worn it out for a fun lunch date, for my weekend errands, and it would also be adorable for a dinner date with a pair of nude heeled sandals and a small clutch.  As you know, I love pieces that are transitional like this because it's hard to spend on items that have unique and specific purposes.

Secondly, I just wanted to take a moment to talk about these shoes. Rose. gold. sandals. Stop!  So fun!  As soon as I saw these, I was drawn to them. I found them at Ethereal Eclipse Boutique.  They weren't a shoe that I would normally go for, but they were one of those pieces that I couldn't get off my mind as I continued shopping. Since they've come in, I've already worn them so much, and I am so glad I got them. I adore the fun punch of personality they add to my looks. I am especially excited to wear them with black ripped skinnies and a black oversized blouse. I think that will be such a cute little outfit for a night out (and not to mention comfortable!).

Well, I hope you all have had a good week so far. I am so glad that you could stop by today and share a few moments with me.  I love this romper, and I hope you'll check it out!

XOXO,

Nicolette


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Sale... Time to Save, Save, Save!!




Hi Friends!!!

It's that time of year again.... *one of* the most wonderful times of the year. I'm sure you've heard all about it if you've logged into your Instagram at all over the past week. As a matter of fact, I'm already tired of hearing about it myself, however, I did sneak a peek at the sale, and there is a lot of good stuff (as usual!!!).  I decided that I would pick my top, top favorite things from the sale (a lot of things I have and a few that I'm going to buy... or have already bought... oops! ). What can I say, these sale items go so, so fast. I'm sure a lot will go as soon as tomorrow.

For those of you wanting to shop the sale early, but not wanting to get yourself into a credit card, Nordstrom will let you shop the sale early if you sign up for their debit card also. It's what I use, and I love it. Plus, it lets me earn credits towards the Nordstrom notes (rewards they give you), also.

Anyways, the pieces I've selected were my absolute must haves that I'm recommending to my friends and family. I picked each piece for a reason, and I threw in a  (very) few others, as well.  I did this because I saw that it had hundreds of pages online, and I wanted to make it easier for my readers than it was for me to navigate haha.

First and foremost, I selected this leather jacket. I bought this in last year's Nordstrom Sale, and oh my gosh, it is my go to.  I've used it in every season, and it's perfection. I always get a compliment on it when I go out.  I dress up my jeans and spice up my dresses with it. (I especially love it for my Vegas trips!!).  It's under $80, so it tops my list of wardrobe musts.

Secondly, I listed these Tory Burch boots. They are still a bit of a splurge, but at almost $200 off, they're a must-get.  I got a pair of Tory Burch riding boots a couple of years ago now, and I am still wearing them (they're pretty worn out, so it may be time to reinvest), but I wear them CONSTANTLY in the fall and winter (and even spring), and they are such great quality, hold up really well, and come on... they look freakin cute with everything. These sell out SO FAST, so snag them while you can. Also, they make my second must-have item on my list for items you need in your wardrobe.

Thirdly, I've shared this criss cross ring because I've had one for over three years, and I'm obsessed with it. I still wear it nearly everyday, and I'm thinking of getting this one since mine is starting to tarnish (sad face).  Once I had mine for a month or so, my sister kept borrowing it, and I ended up getting her one, also. She, too, wears her all of the time. So, this cute and simple gold ring is also on my list of must haves!

The fourth item I own and highly recommend are these Mac lispticks in these beautiful nude/brown shades. These are the perfect shade for the fall and winter seasons, but not as high maintenance as going for a full red/ burgundy lip. I love nudes, and taking it down to a browner shade in the fall is my favorite. Normally you pay nearly $20 for one tube, but these kits are only $25 for all four of these!  Such a steal and a perfect addition to your beauty routine!

Last item (not shown in collage, but linked below), are these cozy cardis.  I liveeeee in cardigans all year round. They're so easy to throw on over jeans or pjs, and with them coming in under $40, it's a deal you shouldn't pass up. I bought this cardigan last year in the olive green color, and I love putting an easy white tank under it and my riding boots. It makes for the perfect fall look. They have quite a few colors available for now, so I highly recommend getting these as one of your purchases.

Now, onto the wishlist pieces. I ended up getting this leopard print scarf last night. I actually did a huge closet purge this past week, and I had to throw my last leopard print piece away because it had a snag. Once I found this one, omg, I had to grab it right away!!! I am also dying over this yellow clutch. It's the perfect shade that you can start styling now, and use for a fun pop of color during the fall that won't be too loud or summery. I adore it, and it looks so much more expensive than it is. You've got to snag quality handbags when they are on sale, I love doing that!! I also loveee the Clarisonics. Taking care of your skin is such a top priority, and these facial brushes are the best.  I listed three different ones, but they have quite a few on sale. I've never heard anything bad about them. Of course, the Tory Burch wallet made the list, so cute, and the best color!  Also, these ripped skinnies are so, so cute, and will work for all the seasons. I bet these will go quick, so don't take too long to think if you should or shouldn't ;) And omg!! with these cute booties. I am a sucker for booties (you should see my closet lol)... and I can't resist these cognac and taupe pairs. They are the perfect shades that will go with any outfit, and I love their fun little details!!

Well, I hope you love the finds I've shared today.  I'm sorry for the long post, but I wanted to explain why I decided on these out of all the great pieces in the sale. You should definitely check it out for yourself. There is so much good stuff, and the prices will amaze you on most things!!  Happy shopping today, loves! And have a wonderful day!!

XOXOX,

Nicolette








Sunday, July 9, 2017

Summer Days and Sundresses






















Dress C/O // Heels (Other prints and colors Here) Similar Here // Handbag (Similar Pre-Loved Here and Here) // Watch // Bracelet, Bracelet // Earrings (Sold out from BaubleBar) Similar Here 
Hi Friends,

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I wanted to share this sweet little dress in a special Sunday post because I couldn't wait to share it!  I was immediately attracted to the color, but I also adore the midi length, the button detail in the front, and the drawstring waist.  I did get it in two sizes up from my normal size, but I definitely wish that I would've only gone up one size. I love it so much, however, that I made it work with the size I got.  I think it's such a fun summer dress. It's super lightweight, but not see-through.  It would be adorable with a denim jacket draped over the shoulders for evening time. I think it works so well with chunky heels giving it a dressed-up-casual feel.  Also, the main thing you should know it that it's under $20!!!  So, snag it while you can!

I hope you have all had an amazing weekend, loves!  

Sincerely,

Nicolette 




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

























Dress // Heels (Sold Out) Similar Here and Here // Handbag // Scarf (Marshall's Find) Similar Here  // Earrings // Bracelet // Watch C/O 

Happy 4th of July, my sweet friends!! The best day!  Sharing this little red, white, & blue look in honor of our nation's birthday.  I am so thankful to live in this country, and I am so proud to be an American.

I hope you all have a relaxing / fun  day ahead. We are going to spend it with some friends and our families by the pool and bbqing. We also hope to find a local firework show to watch. I love this holiday so much, not only for the reason that we love this country so very much, but a holiday revolved around being outdoors, enjoying the summer sun, and also fireworks... I mean, need I say more?!  I couldn't wait to wear this dress in honor of the fourth because the little bow details were just too cute to resist. I must say that this dress is slightly sheer, so I decided to wear it with a nude slip to wear out and about, but I know it will make the best cover up for the pool (which is what made me purchase it in the first place). The best part of this is that it's under $50!!  Such a great deal!!  I paired it with pops of red and some really fun heels.  I love a fun platform heel with a sundress, such an easy, but dressed up summer look. 

Anyways, friends, I won't keep you too long. Wishing you the best day.  Thank you so much for taking a little time to stop by. God bless America!!! 

XOXO,

Nicolette