Monday, August 27, 2018

The Cutest Suede Jacket

Happy Monday Friends! I am back with another transitional look that is perfect for a night out. I found this super soft faux suede jacket at Nordstrom Rack over the weekend. The best part is its only 30$!





Hoop Earrings // Jacket // Cami (exact here but limited sizes) // Shoes (dupe here)

I just love finding a good deal at Nordstrom Rack. They had so many amazing things on sale over the weekend including Free People! It was hard to believe this jacket was only 30$ and it came in 3 other colors (olive, grey, and black)! This was priced originally at 88$ so it was quite the steal! I think it would be great paired with booties or dressed up with heels like I did here for a trendy look. What do you think of this jacket? How would you style it? 

-Nicole

Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer Sunsets

There is something bittersweet about Summer coming to an end in just a few short weeks. I am excited for crisp air, falling leaves and Fall decor, but there is just something about a beautiful Summer sunset. Last night was just the most perfect night to stroll along the beach. The moon was out and the sky was a gorgeous purple. I will miss these nights as the colder weather moves in. 





Earrings // Sweater (here and here) // Shorts 

I have been eyeing up a sweater like this since last winter, however every time I went to purchase it would be sold out! When I saw this one at a local boutique I knew I had to buy it. This sweater has the cutest knotted back and I love that you can wear it off the shoulder as well. I have linked some similar options above so that you can copy this look! 

I also wanted to give my hubby a quick shout out for always taking my pics. I was really excited with these and how he captured the moon in the background. It's the little things in life! I am really lucky to have someone to take my photos all the time, he really tries his best to capture my vision and make  me feel beautiful. Anyone else have someone special who takes their photos? Don't forget to give them a thanks! 

-Nicole

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Neutral Layers

If you couldn't tell from my recent posts, I am currently obsessed with this fedora.. It is so perfect for practically every transitional outfit. This one is no exception!





Hat // Jacket (similar items here, here, here) // Cami // Belt // Shorts // Shoes

This combo is so fun for an early September day! It would also look really cute with a pair of booties! I bought this green little jacket at TJ Maxx about a year ago and it has easily become one of my favorite Fall pieces. I have linked a few options so you can put together a similar look. There is just something about layering pieces that really makes you look so put together. To really use this outfit in the Fall, just swap the shorts out for jeans. What do you think of this layered look?

-Nicole

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cozy and Chic

Fall Transitional outfits are basically my favorite thing right now. I picked up this super cozy thermal during the NSale and couldn't wait to wear it. Although its a thermal it is light and its so incredibly soft. 





Would you believe me if I told you I got these shorts at Hollister for only 13$! What a steal and online now they are 10$! They are so comfortable and fit so amazing. I am wearing a 00 or a 23 and they fit me perfectly. 

If you didn't pick up this thermal during the NSale, I highly recommend it. It comes in a variety of colors and honestly I want them all! Although most sizes are currently sold out, keep checking back as they frequently restock. 

What do you think of this look?

-Nicole 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

One Dress, Three Looks!

As much as I am not ready to admit, Fall is right around the corner. I love Summer and never want it to end, but I will say I do love the Fall as well. There is something about the crunching leaves and the crisp air that I look forward to every year. Each Fall my friends and I go apple picking and it is one of my favorite Fall activities. Along with Fall weather comes Fall fashion! You know what that means, booties, cardigans, and light scarves! This outfit is the perfect transitional outfit.






Hat  (xs)// Cardigan (xxs)// Dress (xxs) // Booties 

This dress is a great item for Summer and Fall. If you pair it with Sandals it is perfect Summer. For a Fall transitional look, just throw some booties, a cute hat, and a cardigan over it. I could totally see this being perfect for a late September day. I purchased my dress and cardigan during the NSale and I am so glad I did (both are restocked!). This dress has been perfect for Summer days and I will definitely wear it through the Fall. The dress does run TTS for the brand. I typically wear an XXS in this brand, however if you want a looser fit then size up. I would also say to  My booties are the perfect dupe for these Vince Camuto boots but half the cost! At a price of 35$ they can't be beat for Fall! The quality is amazing and they will look super cute with dresses or Jeans. 

I do want to take a moment to talk about my hat. I have been eyeing hats like this for a while to wear in the Fall. This one is really high quality and worth the 52$. This comes in the tan (pictured here) black, and brown. At first I thought I looked like a park ranger and was going to return it, but I am actually really in love with it now. 

What do you think of this transitional look? What is your favorite version? 

-Nicole 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Let's See Those Pearly Whites: Teeth Whitening That Works!

Hello friends! Today I want to talk about a product that I have been using for the last few weeks called Smile Brilliant. This product is an easy to use at home teeth whitening kit! Being a blogger, having white teeth is important, but whitening can be time-consuming and uncomfortable. Not with Smile Brilliant!



About the Product


Smile Brilliant is a company made up of dental professionals who wanted to make teeth whitening easy at home. The whitening system is more affordable then heading into your dentist for a whitening treatment and super convenient for those with busy schedules (personally, I use mine when I am going to wind down and watch TV at night). The system I received includes materials to mold your teeth, 3 whitening gel syringes, and 3 desensitizing gel syringes (they do offer other packages with varying quantities). This may sound like a little, however, each syringe should last 3-4 whitening sessions. The beauty of this kit is that the whitening trays are custom made to your teeth. You simply send in your impressions and they mail back your trays within a week!


How Do You Use It?

This product is so easy to use. When you receive the package there are instructions inside that go step by step on how to mold your teeth. Do read these carefully as you want to make sure your impressions are accurate. Luckily, the kit does come with some extra molding material just in case you make a mistake molding.

After creating your impressions, mail them in and wait for your custom-fitted whitening trays! They almost look like a retainer but are flexible. Mine fit perfectly and give me no discomfort. Unlike whitening strips, these stay in place and you almost forget you have them in.


When starting your treatments make sure your tray is nice and dry. Brush your teeth with water ONLY. The instructions say to put a thin but consistent line of the whitening gel around the tray. Dry your teeth to the best of your ability and insert your trays. The instructions say you can leave the gel on for 45 minutes to 3 hours, however, the longest session I did was 1 hour. My advice is to start with the minimum amount of time for the whitening gel in order to get used to the product.


Following the whitening gel, brush your teeth as normal with toothpaste and clean your trays. Again make sure they are nice and dry and follow the same steps as the desensitizing gel. This gel can stay on for 25 minutes to help with any sensitivity. After 25 minutes simply take out your trays and spit, do not brush your teeth. You want a thin layer to stay on your teeth in order for it to soak in.

Review & Final Thoughts

I really liked how easy this system was and how it was able to fit into my busy lifestyle. As I mentioned, I used the kit at night when I was going to relax for the evening. This kit really works! My teeth look so much whiter and even my husband has made comments about how nice and white my teeth look. Below are the before and after shots, do you see the difference?

Home teeth whitening

Home Teeth Whitening

Now you have the chance to win your own whitening kit (149$ value!). Simply click here to enter or you can use the code nikkisfashion15 to receive 15% off your purchase on www.smilebrilliant.com I can't wait to see your results!

**This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant, all opinions are my own**

-Nicole

Monday, August 6, 2018

Who Says Mermaids Don't Exist?

Everyone may be prepping their Fall wardrobes, but I am still over here in Summer mode! This floral skirt gives me all kinds of vacation vibes and I am certainly not ready to let go of Summer. 






Top // Necklace // Skirt  (also here)

This wrap skirt is perfect for Summer days at the beach or a backyard BBQ! I love the floral print and how it is higher waisted. Rip Curl makes some of the cutest summer pieces with the most fun patterns! My tank is from Free People and is a great staple piece, I think it would look super cute with some high waisted light wash shorts! Both items are TTS and I am wearing an XS in each. Who else isn't ready for Summer to end?!

-Nicole

Green Lace Blouse

Spring may be killing me with allergies this year, but boy are these Spring clothes so cute! This Top is sure to please between the pretty ...