Class to Closet: October 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's In My IPSY Bag?! October

Today I thought I would share with you what I got in my IPSY bag this month! I've been subscribed to the service since May and I've been loving it ever since! It's only $10 a month and you can a handful of full size of deluxe size products. My favorite part about it, is that I get to try out new brands. I have so much makeup but I just love trying new things out! This service lets me try new things out every month for an inexpensive price tag!

I got five items this month. 
1. Figs and Rouge hand cream. 
2. Skone liquid eyeliner. 
3. Cirque lipstick.
4. Noyah Lipstick in Deeply Mauve.
5. Epice exfoliant.

I think my favorite products this month are the handcream and the nailpolish! I'm a sucker for handcream and chapstick and who doesn't adore a glitter nailpolish?!
You can sign up for IPSY here!

Are you signed up for IPSY? What did you get in your bag this month!?
I hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Nicole

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Favorite iPhone Apps!

I don't know about you, by my phone and I are bffs. I feel like I'm always on my phone for play or for work. If you watch my YouTube videos, you would have seen the What's On My iPhone tag I did back in the spring. Well today I figured I would share with you my top favorite apps! 

1. Instagram
Okay this might be a "duh" app but it truly is my absolute favorite on my iPhone. I honestly don't know what it is. It's just a bunch of people that take fabulous looking pictures that we all like and droll over. Honestly, it's so stinkin' addicting to scroll through everyones pictures. I'm a little too obsessed.

2. Fitbit
I wear a fitbit almost every day to track my steps, calories, sleep, ect. The app makes it SO easy to track all of those things and so much more in just one place. 

3. Starbucks
I'm a coffee girl. This app makes my life so much better because it is hooked up to my personal reward system. After so many drinks, I get a free one! Nothing, I repeat, nothing is better then a free coffee!

4. Faded
Speaking of Instagram, Faded is my favorite photo to edit my insta pictures with. I use a handful usually, but faded is my favorite because there's so many things I can do with it! Let me know if you would like to see a full post on how I edit my insta pictures!

5. Couple
This app is very unique for anyone who is in a relationship. It basically is your little home when one of you are away. You can play real time games together, send eachother quick notes, sync up your calendars, draw together, and so much more. I think it's comforting for when Tyler is away. We don't use this much currently, but next year when we are living in two different places, we definitely will get a lot of use out of it!

Let me know in the comments what your favorite iPhone apps are!

xo Nicole

Monday, October 27, 2014

Apple Picking!

Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Meijer
Boots: Hunter

Soooo exciting news!! I GOT A NEW CAMERA! I got the Canon Rebel t5i!! I've been wanting a DSLR camera for awhile now and I finally decided to splurge on it. Tyler is really into photography and always has super fancy cameras so of course he has been rubbing off on me ;). I feel like it's a great investment for blogging, my YouTube videos, as well as every day life! I cannot wait to learn how to use it 100% and play with it more!

Over the weekend Tyler and I took my camera for a spin and did something festive. I don't know about you, but apple picking is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. Well unfortunately, it was a little too late in the season to pick them from the trees, but we got some from the already picked ones! And also got some apple donuts! 

Hope you're having a great Monday~
xo Nicole

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sip On This: Peppermint Tea

I don't know about you, but when the weather starts to get coolor and the nights start earlier, I'm definitely reaching on something warm to drink. There's NOTHING better then a hot cup of tea, good book, and a cozy bed. I've recently starting drinking peppermint tea because of the amazing health benefits. I thought I would share a few reasons as to why you should be drinking peppermint tea too!

1. It suppresses your appetite. Mint has a very strong sent and has been shown to suppress cravings. If you're always reaching for something sweet after dinner, try a cup of tea instead. 

2. It supports digestion. This one many people know about peppermint tea. The tea can basically calm down our insides.

3. It keeps you relaxed. Peppermint is known to be a relaxing scent. The calming scent can help reduce stress and keep your body calm. 

If you're looking to purchase some my absolute favs are Yogi's and Celestial Seasonings

Hope you're having a lovely day.
Xo Nicole

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Leaves

Shirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Meijer
Boots: Nordstrom
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Nail Polish: Essie After School Boy Blazer
Lipstick: MAC Syrup 

I hope y'all had a lovely weekend. I basically took a 'staycation' and hung around with Tyler all weekend. It was lovely to just relax and recharge. On Saturday we went out for dinner and to go see a movie. I couldn't help but ask if we could stop at a local park to take some outfit pictures. I am just so in love with this time of year. I know it's so basic to love fall, but I do. I feel like it is just so gorgeous, the air smells amazing, and the crunch of the leaves under my boots is so satisfying. 

We went and saw Gone Girl and OHMYGOSH was it good. The book was on my list to read, however I never got around to it. After reading so many positive movie reviews, I knew I had to go see it before it left the theater. Right after the movie, I went on Amazon and ordered the book- I'm hooked. 

Hope you have a lovely Monday! Pass the coffee!
xo Nicole

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fridays Five

TGIF! I've decided I'm going to start doing 'Friday Five' posts highlighting five of my favorite things from the past week. I love talking about what is trending in our world, and what better way then to discuss my top five?!

ONE. Friends.
Friends is coming to NETFLIX. YAS. Starting in January, all ten seasons of friends is going to be on Netflix. How exciting is this for the new year!

TWO. Revenge.
I don't know about you, but fall is one of my favorite time for television. I've been LOVING the show Revenge on ABC. I first started it on Netflix, then continued watching live. The show is getting better and better as time goes on!

I'm a huge sucker for holiday collections and they are finally coming out for 2014! Tarte is one of my favorite brands because they are all natural + do not break me out. I'm definitely planning to take advantage of the mini blushes! 

FOUR. The Husbands Secret.
I adore reading but lately I've been so busy and haven't had the time. Well I picked up this book (not going to lie.. the cover definitely attracted me) and it's actually so captivating! Check back soon to hear my full review ;)

FIVE. Monogram Pumpkins
This year I am just so obsessed with fall decor. I found images of monogram pumpkins ALL over pinterest and now I want to do my own!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.
xo Nicole

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Midweek Comfort

Spirit Jersey: VS
Leggings: VS
Boots: LL Bean
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

These days are flying by and I just feel like I can't keep up. I know I talk about how busy I am like all the time, but I just can't believe it. I'm one of those people that hates saying no. Whenever someone asks for a favor, or for me to sign up for something, ect. I always say yes. I think it's because I'm afraid to let people down. I think I am definitely one of those people who likes to please everyone. Well with my busy schedule, maybe I need to say no more often. Not to important things but to a coffee date or an extra work shift. 

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Eeee tomorrow's FRIDAY!
xo Nicole

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Date Ideas

Tyler and I have been together for over four years. Sure sometimes it gets 'boring' and our dates get repetitive, however it doesn't have to be that way! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite fall date ideas for you and your lovea to do this fall!

1. Go on a run together.
2. Pick apples and use those to make yummy apple pie!
3. Go to a haunted prison, corn maze, ect!
4. Go to a pumpkin patch. 
5. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace and play board games.
6. At home move night with Hocus Pocus on repeat!
7. Find the perfect Pumpkin Spice Lattee & try to recreate one at home.
8. Go to a football game~ college, highschool, pro, whocares.
9. Find the perfect hard cider. Host your own tasting! My fav is Angry Orchard ;)
10. Go costume shopping and find the perfect couples costumes! 

Do you have any great ideas for dates this fall? Leave them in the comments!!

xo Nicole

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Columbus Day Sales!

Happy Columbus Day Weekend! I don't know about you, but I use any holiday as an excuse to shop (especially when they are having good sales!) I put together a list of a few of my favorite places that are having some good sales today! It's not too late to get some more fall/winter clothes in your closet!!

Ann Taylor Loft: 50% all fall favorites with code EXPLORE

L.L. Bean: 10% off with code FALL10

Forever 21: 30% off with code TAKE30

Land's End: 25% off with code COOL

J. Crew: 30% off with code WEEKENDPLANS

J. Crew Factory: 50% off - no code needed

Old Navy: 20% off - no code needed

GAP: 40% off with code NEWOUTFIT

*A lot of stores are having DOUBLE cash back if you use Ebates! I use it and adore it! I actually just got $10 back from when I bought my Hunter Boots from Nordstrom last week!! Sign up here to start earning $$ for shopping online! 

Happy Shopping!
xo Nicole

Friday, October 10, 2014

Plaid and Leopard

Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Hollister
Scarf: Local Boutique
Loafers: Target
Watch: Meijer

If we are being honest, mixing prints makes me nervous. However, leopard is a neutral (right?) so I figured I could mix it with plaid! I am just in love with this shirt from Old Navy. I have the same cut in two different colors and wear them both all the time. It goes so perfect with leggings and jeans, which makes my life 10 times easier!

TGIF… Hope you have a great weekend!
xo Nicole

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stripes At Night

Shirt: H&M
Vest: Gap
Leggings: Meijer
Boots: Meijer

This time of year rolls around, and the only thing I want to wear is my puffer vest, leggings and boots. I feel so fall yet I look so put together too! I've had this sweater from H&M for years and it's still a staple in my closet. 

I've been so busy and stressed so Tyler suggested we took some time away from it all and go out to dinner midweek. I'm always up for Mexican food so that's where we went! That's also why these pictures are a little more dim, they were taken at night. 

This week has been a crazy one and that's why I've been a little MIA. However, I do have a fun GIVEAWAY up and you have a chance to win anything from Southern Shirt! You can check that out here if you missed it! 

Hope you're having a great week!
xo Nicole

Monday, October 6, 2014

Southern Shirt Company GIVEAWAY

Last week I styled this Southern Shirt Company spirit jersey and y'all loved it. I love this thing so much I'm going to be giving away something from the site to one of you! This is my go-to college shirt! It's so comfortable and I just want to live in it! I think it looks so much cuter then your average hoodie that you would wear on days where you want to be comfy! 

For some odd reason, they discontinued this specific jersey. However, they have so many other shirts and jerseys to choose from! I figured I would let you choose whatever your little heart desires! Once the giveaway is over, I will contact you and ask what you want :) This giveaway will last for a week and there's a handful of ways to enter! Enter in the widget down below!

Good Luck!

On My Radar: Pinterest Pins

Today I figured I would share with you another one of my 'Pinterest pins' posts. I love spending hours on Pinterest looking at everything from quotes, decor, and fashion. Here are a few of my current favorite pins! If you want to follow along on Pinterest, you can do so here!

Fall is my favorite time of year for fashion. I've currently been DROOLING over Hunter Rain boots and I finally splurged! I bought a matte black pair that should be coming this week! Can't wait to see how many different ways to style them! I'm also a little bit nervous 'cause everyone says once you buy one pair, you want every color ;)

How good do these look?! Personally, I think they would make the perfect Saturday morning treat! I love any and everything that has pumpkin in it, and these just look amazing! 

To me, my office/desk area needs to be very inspiring. I do everything there from homework, to blogging, to writing lesson plans. I feel like I spend more time at my desk then I do in my bed. Therefore, it always needs to be clean and motivating! I love looking at pictures of other people's work spaces because it always gives me ideas for mine!

This is one of my favorite quotes, ever. If you don't have any passion in the work, why bother?

I hope y'all had a great weekend!!
xo Nicole