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The "it" coat for the holidays

November 8, 2018

Coat: Chicwish c/o 
Shirt: H&M
Earrings: Madewell
Bag: Gucci
Belt: Macy's

No matter who you are, this coat would look good on you. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals so I chose the pink one for a little pop for all of my Fall and holiday outfits. It is seriously so cozy and be prepared for people to ask to pet you if you do get one (this happened to me at breakfast the other day). I get all of my coats from Chicwish and they never disappoint. Our downstairs hallway closet is filled of Chicwish coats. I have linked some of my current favorites from them below! 

I'm so excited because tonight I'm hosting an event with Warby Parker. We are going to be having beer, wine, treats by the Little Donut Shop, a gift with purchase and raffling off two $95 gift cards! It is from 7-9pm in the Short North, I hope to see you there! xx

Thank you so much to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

My Favorite Fall Colors

November 7, 2018

Outfit details: 

Sweater: Favlux High Neck Cable Knit Sweater c/o Stage, I love this one too!
Boots: G by Guess Gimmy Boots c/o Stage, shop similar here
Jeans: Levi's Classic Mid Rise Skinny c/o Stage, shop similar here
Earrings: Lulu's c/o, shop similar here

Despite the large amount of Christmas decor going up all over Instagram, it is not quite Winter yet! I am still 100% in Fall mode over here and I would be happy if it never left. Fall is not only my favorite season because of the weather but also because of the colors! As you could probably tell by any of my social channels, I am quite a neutral girl so maroons, black and tans scream Nicole Fall vibes. 

For this fall outfit I chose this super comfy cozy sweater that I found at Stage. The cable knit detail is a huge fall trend right now! I also love that it was bigger (even in a size small) and I tucked the front for a little extra details. I'm obsessed with anything Levi's so I made sure to grab a pair of those too in black! These are super flattering and true to size. I want another pair asap! 

What are you favorite booties right now? As soon as I opened these Guess ones I'm wearing I was all heart eyes. It's so funny too because they are actually called Gimmy boots and that's what I said when I opened the package haha. I have worn them several times and I just got them last week. For having such a high heel they are surprisingly SO comfortable. And the best part is, even though they have laces they have a zipper so you never have to untie them! 

I love to check out Stage for all of my Fall needs and you should too! Remember it's not Winter yet so treat yourself to some new booties or a cute sweater! 

Thank you so much to Stage for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

5 Hairstyles to do when you're in between washes

November 5, 2018

I have teamed up with one of my favorite haircare brands Hair La Vie to show you guys 5 super easy hairstyles you can do when you're in between washes! I love that since I've been using Hair La Vie products I don't have to wash my hair everyday. They not only smell good but they use all natural ingredients to help cleanse your scalp which lets you not have to wash it everyday! They all took me under 2 minutes so I promise anyone can do them! 

Let me show you :)

1. LOW PONY - I achieved this look by first putting a dime size amount of the Hair La Vie serum on my ends to create a more polished, detailed look. It goes on light, you don't need a bunch and it helps tame frizz! I always tease the top a little and once I have my hair wrapped in the pony and pull it to make it look bigger. 

You can shop the serum I used here: Shop serum

2. HALF UP HALF DOWN- I created this look by teasing the top and pulling my desired amount I wanted to put half of my hair up. I pulled it again to create a messy, bigger look! 

3. HALF UP HALF DOWN BUN- This is so easy! Once you have your hair half up half down, I teased my hair and grabbed a couple bobby pins. I made a small bun and secured the hair with a few bobby pins. This is a cute fun look! 

4. High Pony- Throwing it back to my cheerleader days. To achieve this look I just flip my head over and grab all my hair, put it on top of my head and secure it with a black ponytail. I get a teasing comb and tease away to make it look bigger! 

5. Top Knot- otherwise known as the Bun! I wear my hair like this at least 3 days out of the week. Once I have my hair in a ponytail I grab all of it, make a circle with my hair and pull it out to give it the loose look! After I shampoo my hair I love using the Hair La Vie Leave-in Conditioner Spray and after a couple days the top knot is the perfect hairstyle! 

I love Hair La Vie products because they make my hair smell good, look good and they are healthy. I actually keep the serum in my purse to help any frizz I have during the day. I hope this post was helpful, make sure to tag me if you do any of these hairstyles!

Thank you so much to Hair La Vie for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

My outfit details: Earrings- Madewell
Tank- Leander Boutique (use code Nicole15 for a discount!)
Pants- Leander Boutique (use code Nicole 15 for a discount!)

How to wear a mini skirt in Fall

November 2, 2018

Earrings: Madewell
Sweater: Chicwish c/o
Skirt: Topshop, almost exact here
Bag: Gucci
Booties: Leander Boutique (use code Nicole15 for discount)

Most girls on Instagram are wearing jeans with fall trends lately so I wanted to switch it up and bring out my favorite leather skirt. I just got this sweater in from Chicwish and I tucked the front into my skirt and off we went to the apple orchard! I have been obsessed with apples and peanut butter lately, it's like my favorite snack. Although October came and went, fall fashion is here to stay for another month! Do yourself a favor and checkout all of the new arrivals from Chicwish because they have SO much cute stuff. I linked my favs below!

There's so many ways you can wear a mini skirt in the fall. A few of my favorites include:

- flannel tied up with over the knee boots + leather skirt
- jean jacket, v neck tee + leather skirt with sneakers
- chunky black sweater + flat booties + leather skirt
- top knot, hoodie, leather skirt
- graphic tee with long cardigan, leather skirt and booties

What do you guys have planned today? Justin and I are going to see Halloween tonight, give me all the movie theater popcorn! And tomorrow I have a boxing class and I'm shooting with a couple of my favorite girls! Then tons of work for the blog. So many exciting things to come, can't wait to share! I'm kicking it off big for 2019. Thanks for reading guys hope you have a great weekend! xoxox

Thank you so much to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

7 Things I do to make me happy

October 25, 2018

Cardigan: Chicwish c/o
Cami: BP, similar here
Belt: Asos, similar here
Bag: Gucci
Necklaces: The Sis Kiss c/o Use code HEART15 for a discount
Earrings: Madewell

One thing that for sure makes me happy is this gorgeous cardigan I just recently got from Chicwish. You guys know I'm not much of a color person but this was just too pretty I couldn't pass it up. It's getting chillier in Ohio and I love the Fall temperatures. Chicwish has so many cute sweaters and coats right now up on their site for the cooler temps, you guys need to check them out! On another note, I woke up and had a really good morning so I wanted to share with you guys some things I personally do that make me happy! 

1- Work out. Even if I'm super tired or just not feeling it,  I feel so much better after I workout. Plus- I personally feel better when I look better. 

2- Organize. Yesterday was my day off and I took most of the day to do things I've been putting off but needed to do. I organized all of my jewelry, my closet, office and some things for my blog. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders last night when I went to sleep! 

3- Spend time with family- I'm trying to be better at balancing family life vs. blog life because ultimately my family is my number 1! Nothing makes me happier than being with them! 

4- Eat healthy- Do I enjoy donuts and hamburgers? Absolutely I do. But do I feel good after I eat them? No I feel like shit. I feel the best when I am sticking to a healthy lifestyle plan and eating things that are good for me and taste good too! 

5- Donate. I recently took some things to the Perry County Dog Shelter and you guys my heart literally broke. I started bawling the second I walked in. SO many dogs need homes and they all just looked like they wanted out so bad. I got to meet all of them and walked one. I made a promise I would be donating at least once a month whether it's to a dog shelter, women's shelter, etc. It opens your eyes so much and makes you never want to complain about anything. 

6- Buy flowers. I know this seems so stupid but after I clean up my house and put out fresh flowers I get so happy. Kroger and Trader Joes both have really good flowers! 

7- Light a candle. I just recently had a press trip with Bath and Body Works and girllllllll it was literally the best ever. They let us pick out whatever candles we wanted and I told Justin it was like Guy's Grocery Games (if you've ever seen that show) I was just smelling and grabbing everything I could. I am a candle loverrrr. But it's funny I only like certain ones lit at certain times. If I come home from work and Justin has lit a new candle I 'm like I was waiting to light that! lol. He thinks I'm nuts. It's fine, welcome to married life. 

What do you do that makes you happy?

Thank you so much to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

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