Class to Closet

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Life Update | June 2017

It has been a hot minute since I have posted on this blog and chatted about what has been happening in my life. Recently, my life has been all over the place. I graduated college from The Ohio State University in May with a degree in Strategic Communications + Fashion/Retail Studies. I LOVED, LOVED my experience in college. I was a transfer student to the Columbus campus, but nonetheless, had an awesome experience. I wish that more of my classes would have been directed towards social media marketing / influencer marketing, however I enjoyed all of my classes.

A few days after graduation, my boyfriend and two of our friends decided to book a flight to Vegas to celebrate. I've been to Vegas before, literally a year before, and knew that it was the perfect destination to celebrate 3 graduations. We had such a fun time and I can't wait to go back. Vegas isn't for everyone however what is better then sunshine, amazing food & people watching?
If you would like to see a Las Vegas travel guide, let me know! I'm obsessed with where we stayed and all of the restaurants we went to (hello a restaurant dedicated to NACHOS!).

So as for now, what am I doing? I've gotten this question a lot and the answer is truly unknown. I've been looking for a job in Columbus however Tyler and I are both willing to relocate (maybe somewhere out west..?). We will see and in the mean time we're enjoying a bit of time we have together and enjoying the summer. We have a handful of weddings and other events coming up and it is so important to be present in those situations! 

I hope you're having an awesome start to your summer,
xo Nicole

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks 2017

It has been a long time since I have shared my favorites from a sale, however the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale is one that I cannot pass up! Today I put together an easy to shop destination for all of my favorites from the N Sale. Let me know in the comments what you picked up, or if you're going to pick anything up!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Best Face Masks | Tech, Mud & Sheet

I don't know about you, but as the weather gets warmer my makeup routine gets more and more minimal. The less makeup I wear, the more you can see the impurities that are on my skin. This means that my skincare game needs to be on point! How do I do that? By making sure I'm pampering my skin with my weekly or daily face masks! My skin health is very important, especially as I age. Today I wanted to share with you three masks that are keeping my acne at bay, drying up any spots I might have, and also moisturizing my dry skin!

This year it seems that technology is everything. Mobile tech, wearable tech and now skincare tech! Neutrogena's Light Therapy Acne Mask is my newest skincare obsession. It has blue and red lights that targets bacteria and reduces any inflammation. Match made in heaven!

My second favorite mask is a good mud mask. Shea Moisture is one of my favorite skin and body care brands, and their clarifying mud mask is my favorite to use if my skin is feeling dull and irritated. I feel that it pulls all of my impurities out of my skin while also calming it because of the tea tree oil!

My last favorite mask is a paper sheet mask, which always gets giggles out of my roommates or boyfriend, ha! These new ones from Yes To are amazing. The coconut is super hydrating while not feeling overpowering. Not to mention, the masks don't fall off while I'm doing things such as laundry or chores, which makes it an A+ in my book!

Will you be trying out the new tech craze and bringing it into your skincare for gorgeous skin?!

Let me know in the comments how you're taking care of your skin this spring and what your favorite masks are!

You can pick all of my favorite masks + tons more at your local Meijer!

xo Nicole

Thanks Meijer for sending over all these amazing masks! xo 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Perfect Spring Bag

Hi everyone! Today I'm back and sharing with you my newest obsession: this bag! I was on the hunt for a new bag for spring and I think that this one is perfect. I'm the type of gal who likes to carry everything (think phone charger, water bottle, 5 lipsticks, and an emergency mini bottle of wine). This bag holds everything and doesn't get too heavy! I love that it can be worn cross body or I can just hold it. I also just love supporting local companies, hola Cbus!, and Hazlmay has the cutest bags! You need this one, or any of their other super adorbs bags!

On another note, did anyone else get hit with this insane snow storm?! I'm actually on spring break this week so Tyler and I headed down to ATL to visit family and get away from the snow. You can bet I recreated this outfit in the spring weather, especially my black lace up flats with this super cute spring bag!

I have actually partnered with Hazlmay to give you guys a 20% off discount if you want to get yourself a new spring bag! The code is "ClassToCloset20"!

Hope you're having a great week,
xo Nicole

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pinterest Inspired Home Renovations Wish List

Anyone else finding themselves spending hours upon hours on Pinterest? In the winter when it's chilling temps outside, I definitely tend to stay inside watching Netflix and pinning away for my future. Today I'm sharing with you a few home renovations that I wish I could do. I absolutely love watching shows on HGTV when they flip houses and one day hope to be able to do that on my own. Your home is your personal space and it always feels much more cozy and relaxing when you can make these changes that are your own personal style.

The first thing thing I've been drooling over is Clawfoot bathtubs. I am a huge bath gal. I love taking baths with Epsom Salt for my sore muscles or a gorgeous Lush bath bomb when I want a little treat. These tubs are beautiful and I can definitely see myself relaxing in one with a nice glass of wine!

The next item I have been lusting over is sort of random but would be amazing, especially for when I have kids! I want an electric bathroom faucet. Like I said, a little random but I feel that the convenience would be amazing! I think this would be great to have, especially in the bathroom when kids have a hard time turning on the faucet when they are trying to brush their teeth or do every day tasks!

The last item kind of goes hand in hand with the other faucet, but in the master bathroom I would really like a single hole bathroom faucet. I feel like these are very ascetically pleasing, especially when you are doing a renovation! To me it's really about the little things that really make the place, especially the bathroom, feel put together!

Let me know in the comments what bathroom renovations you would do if you were able! And if you are in the market to do some renovations, be sure to check out Plumbtile for all your needs!
xo Nicole

Thank you Plumbtile for sponsoring this post! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Perfect Holiday Sweater + GIVEAWAY

Sweater c/o / Coat / Leggings / Similar Boots / Bag / Red Lip

Hi everyone! It snowed here in Ohio and I couldn't be more excited! It is definitely starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Speaking of the holidays, today I wanted to share with you this sweater that would be perfect for any holiday party you have coming up! I found this sweater at Cato Fashions, a store I had never stepped foot in until recently, and I am impressed! They had a really great selection of holiday wear, I was surprised. I was initially drawn to this sweater because of the color but when I saw the neckline I was hooked! I definitely plan to wear it on Christmas Day this year!
I know a lot of you are local readers, or at least Ohio readers, and I wanted to share with you that Cato just opened up a new location in Chillicothe, OH! They do a great job at offering clothes for every women, no matter her size. Something else they excel in his trendy pieces that are perfect for seasonal occasions! I would definitely step in if you have a chance!

Now time for the giveaway! Cato Fashions has kindly decided to sponsor a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a $25 gift card which will buy you the gorgeous sweater above, or anything else you want! It's super simple to enter, good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you're having a great holiday season!
xo Nicole

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Go To Everyday Outfit

Shirt / Similar Jacket / Jeans / Similar Boots / Purse

This definitely will be the last look I share with any sort of fall, which is depressing and exciting! It is definitely starting to feel like Christmas here in Ohio with the cold weather and Christmas music playing in all the stores. I wore this outfit out shopping over the weekend, and loved it! I definitely think this "type" of outfit fits my comfortable go to style. I love a good tunic with jeans or leggings + my military jacket + a good pair of booties!

I hope you are having a great start to the week!
xo Nicole