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Friday, January 19, 2018

This Week Jan 19



As I bring myself back into the world of blogging, I'm questioning why it's so hard to be consistent. I feel like over the years I've found myself in and out of blogging and I question why. Does life get in the way? Does life get me down? Do I find myself comparing myself to other bloggers who are more successful, have beautiful pictures, get more brand deals? Do I run out of things to talk about? Do I think my life is boring as hell? The answer to all of those questions is yes. Yes life get's in the way and sometimes (as of recently) get's me down. Yes, I like many others, will find myself comparing my brand, my pictures, my online highlights to someone elses. However, to be consistent every week I'm going to update you on what happened and how life is treating me. I'm going to talk about the week, about what I'm loving & hating, about the products I've bought or the books I've read. Just what I've been up to. This weeks will be short and sweet because I'm not entirely sure where I want to take it yet but it's here and that's all that really matters.


The week of Jan 19th

Life Update: As you might know if you follow me on Instagram, life is been pretty crazy. I'm currently job searching and also searching for the perfect destination. Tyler and I are unsure if we really want to stay in Columbus and are considering other cities. It's not an easy task!

My Weekend Plans: Weekends in my world seems to be last minute thoughts. This evening we are going to head down to Condado Tacos, one of my favorite places in Columbus! After tacos and marg's I'm hoping to pop into Sephora to pick up a new eye mask or two!

Things I bought: Loft is one of my absolutely favorite work wear places to shop. I headed to the Loft Outlet and found a few work appropriate blouses that are great for interviews too!

Books I'm Reading: I've been reading Maybe In Another Life and have been enjoying it.

Workouts: This week I got my spin bike in and I'm thrilled. I've wanted one to have in my apartment for forever. I also downloaded the Peloton app and have been taking classes via their on demand feature!


I hope you all had a great week. Let me know if there are any categories you would like me to add to the list!

Nicole

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Easy Transitional Fall To Winter Outfit








This time of year is very interesting. The mornings start out freezing and then it really starts to warm up by noon. It makes it very challenging to dress so my favorite my to be fashionable while still working with the temps, is layering. In this outfit I picked one of my favorite mock neck sweaters and paired it with my go to fall jacket. I love this sweater because it's warm and cozy but has a super cute print. It's speckled and has a little bit of tinsel throughout. It's the perfect for the holiday season!

Speaking of the holiday season, I can't get over the fact that Thanksgiving is history and we are finally in the Christmas season. I will have lots of holiday posts coming up (especially fun pictures on Insta!) so I hope you're in the holiday mood.

Let me know if there's anything specific you would like to see!

xo Nicole



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Beauty Find With Meijer Ft My Boyfriend's Routine

With a new season, comes new beauty products in my routine! Every season I like to change up my haircare and skincare to 1. try out new products and 2. adjust to the new season. I also like to change up my products so my hair/skin continue to improve instead of getting used to what they already know.

Fall is officially here in Ohio and I partnered with Meijer, my ride or die (as you all know), to share with you not only the new products I've been trying but ALSO the new products my boyfriend, Tyler, has been loving! These products are conveniently located at your local Meijer (mine is literally up the road, yasss!) and are very affordable.



MY ROUTINE:

Shampoo & Conditioner: Herbal Essences naked volume in the scent white grapefruit and most mint. This scent smells amazing and makes my hair so soft!

Body Wash: Is there anything better then a creamy, moisturizing body wash? This Olay in birch water and lavender does the trick!

Face Wash: Biore baking soda cleanser has been clearing my pores and keeping my skin fresh!

All Time Favorite Haircare Product: It's a 10 miracle leave in is one of my go to hair products. All of the benefits are out of this world!




TYLER'S NEW ROUTINE:

Body Wash: Old Spice Live wire. This stuff is really hydrating, perfect for the cooler months!

Spray Deodorant: Old Spice invisible spray is the perfect way to spice up your mans routine. The scent is really fresh!

Deodorant: Old Spice stronger swagger is an extra strong deodorant that smells good too.

Face Wash: Tyler had never tried any Bull Dog products before but loved this face scrub! It's made up of aloe, camellia and green tea and is all natural! I loved that!



I hope you enjoyed today's post! Be sure to head to your local Meijer so you can change up your beauty routine for fall too!

xo Nicole

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Currently Craving: 10 Fall Items From The Old Navy 40% Sale


Let's be honest, there's fashion then there's FALL fashion. I feel ten times more inspired when it comes to fall fashion then any other time of the year. I know I can't be the only one feeling this way. The only issue I run into is that my budget is limited. I can't buy every fall item from ever store. It's a sad, sad story. However, I can purchase a handful of staple pieces I can wear year to year, and that purchase is even easier when it's on sale! Old Navy (one of my fav places for fast fashion) is currently having a 40% off sale of everything! It's the perfect time to stock up on fall essentials before they sell out! I wanted to share with you some of the items on my wishlist from the sale!





Let me know in the comments what you're craving for fall!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Would You Rather With Stacy London | Fall Edition

Hi everyone! 

Today I have a very special treat. I am finally sharing with you a secret project I had the opportunity to work on last month with Meijer. As many of you know, I am very fond of Meijer. I worked in their stores during college and grew up buying my groceries there. Recently, they have taken on the challenge of rebranding their Massini clothing line collection and I was asked to participate! Stacy London is the face of the line and she came to the fashion capital of the Midwest, Columbus of course!, to help spread the word. The line is on trend and the items that are in the fall line are to die for! All of the colors, textures and patterns are perfect for fall. Meijer makes it easy to make a statement while still staying on a budget, which I love. I think you're going to adore the new line as much as I do!

The video I'm sharing with you today was a quick glimpse of our day on set. I quizzed Stacy with a handful of fall related questions. Who doesn't love a good game of would you rather!? 




If you would like to check out the Meijer collection and see more you can check it out on MeijerStyle!



Thanks Meijer for working with me on this collaboration! 

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!