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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Festive Sweater Dress

6 days to Christmas and I am officially in panic mode! Any one else feel super behind this year?
At least I have one thing covered; an outfit for Christmas Day!







Christmas Eve we spend the evening at my Mother in Laws house with my husbands family then Christmas day we spend with my family. Christmas Eve we have a really nice dinner then open up presents together. Christmas Day we get up early and head to my dads for breakfast, coffee, and Christmas music. Once breakfast is over we all gather in the living room and open up presents. My dad has this thing where he makes us open up one at a time around the room so we can show off what we got. The best part is, he acts surprised every year even though he does the shopping haha. Spending time with our families is definitely my favorite part of Christmas! Most of Christmas is spent in PJs however sometimes for dinner we will put on "real clothes". This dress is definitely perfect for Christmas Dinner! 

This dress is another Shop the Mint find, which you all have been loving! They have so many beautiful pieces with a little something to fit everyones style. I am wearing a size small here and I find it fits TTS. The best part is, it is a great Free People dupe! 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

xoxo
-Nicole 



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Hi friends! Can you believe we are just 1 week away from Christmas!? As you all know, I have been working with Jewelry Design Gallery East Windsor throughout the Holiday season to share some beautiful gift ideas and inspiration. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces from them that you can buy on their etsy store or in person at their shop. 

Affordable Earrings

Inside Outside Hoops: Medium Size // Small Size

I wanted to start by sharing one of my favorite pairs of earrings! These beauties are a really great affordable gift option for that special someone in your life. I love that they have the inside outside details and they look absolutely stunning with just about anything. These are Sterling Silver and Rhodium plated and they have two size options available in their Etsy shop. 

A Ring for Every Finger

I am a total sucker for a beautiful ring. I actually think rings and necklaces are my favorite accessory. I wanted to share a few of the rings that really stood out to me. Some are available on their Etsy shop, others in store, either way I couldn't stop staring! 

Rose Gold Statement Ring (Pictured on left pointer finger)

Statement Band (left pointer) // Oval Wedding Band (right ring) // Sapphire Ring (left middle) 

This is just a small sample of all of the beautiful rings that Jewelry Design Gallery East Windsor had in store! There is a little something for everyone from dainty bands to elaborate statement rings. My personal favorite is the rose gold statement ring. I love how it looks like a ring stack, but it is really only one ring! No worrying about losing a band! 

Necklaces and Bracelets, Oh My! 

As I mentioned earlier, necklaces are another favorite accessory of mine. I had to share this beautiful and unique bar necklace and no look is complete without a diamond tennis bracelet. You'll definitely see why these made my "favorites" list. 




I love how dainty and unique the bar necklace is. It is much more unique then your traditional bar necklace and really stands out! A diamond tennis bracelet is a staple! They are timeless and never go out of style. These two are definitely a must have.

Happy Holidays! 

I hope this list of my favorite pieces helps you in finishing up your holiday shopping!
 I also wanted to just take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours! It is such a special time of year, a time for thanks and a time to surround yourself with those you love most. I truly love being able to share what I love with you all and I am so thankful for each and every one of you! Happy Holidays! 

As always if you need anything at all, please feel free to send me a message on instagram. I am always here to help!

xoxo
-Nicole 

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Perfect Christmas Dress and My Favorite Traditions

I cannot believe we are so close to Christmas! I feel like just yesterday I was putting up my Fall decorations. If you are still looking for the perfect dress for Christmas or Christmas Eve, I got you covered! 





Dress // Shoes (similar) // Watch // Bracelet // Nude Stockings 

My Favorite Traditions
This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love putting up Christmas decorations and baking with my husband. We decorate every year the day after Thanksgiving. This has been a tradition of mine since I was a little girl. Every year my mom and I would pull out all of the Christmas decor and spend the day making the house festive. I always miss her this time of year (she passed in 2017), so I am happy I have my husband to carry this tradition on with. 

After decorating we make sure to spend one night Thanksgiving weekend listening to Christmas music while making my famous homemade marshmallows (well, family famous! haha). My husband loves them and we look forward to making them together each year. We also spend an evening in December with my family making our Italian Christmas cookies (the recipes have been in our family forever!), and a day making homemade pirogies with my husbands family. As you can see, I love my traditions! I just think traditions are so special and help build so many fun memories. 

Can't Forget the Outfit Details!
On another note, I know what I will be wearing this year on Christmas Eve thanks to Shop the Mint! They sent me this gorgeous dress and I instantly knew I had to wear it for Christmas Eve. This beauty comes in a gorgeous red as well that is perfect for the Holidays. I will note, it does have a low neckline, so I actually sewed mine a little to be more conservative (I am wearing a small for reference). I hope you all are having an amazing holiday season! Stay tuned for more Christmas inspiration over on my Instagram page, I will be sharing festive looks all month long!

xoxo
-Nicole 





Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit

This year is really flying by and I cannot believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! If you are still on the fence about what to wear to your living room this holiday, I hope this outfit gives you some inspiration! I have styled this sweater two different ways for two completely different looks. Which is your favorite? 







This sweater is so versatile! It pairs perfectly with a pair of jeans, a skirt, and even a pair of leggings! It does have a cropped fit, but a pair of high waisted jeans will definitely do the trick at hiding that Thanksgiving food baby. I've said it time and time again but Chicwish makes some of the best sweaters! 

On a side note, my booties are 40% off in honor of Black Friday! Originally a splurge at 149$, they are marked down to 90$ with the code EARLY40. They really are worth the hype, however I would suggest sizing up by a half size as they run a bit small. 

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving! There really is so much to be thankful for and I truly feel so blessed and thankful to be able to share what I love with you all! 

xoxo
-Nicole 



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Windy Days and Cropped Sweaters

I am convinced that Jersey skipped over Fall and went straight to Winter! It has been so cold here these last few weeks and the wind has been equally unforgiving. This sweater although cropped, is sure to keep you warm! 






Sweater // Belt // Jeans // Shoes // Bag // Necklace 

I almost gave up when shooting this look because it was so ridiculously windy! I am glad I stuck it out though because I am in love with this sweater! It is nice and thick and I love the knit pattern on it. I love the neutral color because it matches basically anything. You can pair it with high waisted leggings or a skirt for a completely different look. Chicwish is definitely my go-to for sweaters! 

I also wanted to point out my booties! I am completely obsessed with them! The style and pattern are just gorgeous. I own them in this beautiful snake print and also the tortilla suede. Although a splurge, they are definitely worth it! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week, cheers to being halfway through the week!

xoxo
-Nicole 



Monday, November 11, 2019

Snakeskin and Fringe

There are so many great Fall trends this year but two of my favorites are snakeskin and fringe! I am loving the edgy look snakeskin adds to a look and I also love the boho vibes that fringe adds. These two together are a dynamite combo! 






Hat // Sweater // Belt // Pants // Shoes (similar here)// Purse // Necklace

I love how versatile this sweater is from The Mint Julep Boutique! It can be styled in so many ways! You can style it like I did here or you could pair it with a skirt and booties! I love the fringe sleeves and cable knit details, I think it is so feminine but edgy at the same time. I love a good boho look so this top had my name written all over it! I am wearing a size small and I think it fits perfectly. It isn't too long so you don't have to worry about a lot of excess material when you tuck it in. 

 The belt I am wearing is also from The Mint Julep Boutique and is super affordable. I love how it is a "dupe" for the Gucci belt but only costs 20$ and can be styled with so many things. I can definitely see myself using this belt all season long to add a little flair to my outfits. 

Do you love snakeskin and fringe as much as I do? 

xoxo
-Nicole


Monday, October 28, 2019

The best Chenille Sweater

Ah Chenille! I cannot say enough how much I love this material. It is so incredibly soft and cozy! This Chenille sweater from The Mint Julep Boutique is the perfect amount of oversized and cozy!





Sweater // Pants // Shoes (similar) // Purse

Oversized items are usually a hit or miss for me because I am so petite. This sweater is the perfect amount of oversized and it definitely doesn't swallow me up like other oversized sweaters. This one is sure to keep you nice and warm as the weather gets colder. It would also be perfect with leggings since is is longer in the back. I wish you could reach through the screen and feel how soft this sweater is! I am not kidding when I say it is the softest sweater I have ever felt. Are you a chenille fan? I can't get enough!

xoxo
-Nicole



Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cardigans and Curls





  Cardi // Cami (similar color) // Jeans // Boots // Bag 

It is finally Thursday my friends! I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to the weekend. 
This cardigan is a MUST have! Chicwish is my go-to for chunky cardigans because they have such a large variety. This one has the cutest little sleeve details and is super thick and cozy. I am wearing a S/M and it definitely has an oversized fit (which I love!). This one also comes in a beautiful rust color  that I love as well.  Chunky cardigans are my favorite for Fall and Winter. I love throwing them over a cami or even just popping one on in the morning over my PJs. I will definitely be reaching for this one all season long to keep me warm!

xoxo
-Nicole 



Cozy PomPom Sweater

Another day, another pompom sweater! I love a sweater that has a little bit of detail. Who says winter fashion can't be fun?  ...