Class to Closet: 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Time Favorites

Can you believe that Christmas is this Friday?! THIS.IS.NOT.A.DRILL.PEOPLE! Later this week I will be sharing with you a quick gift guide for all you last minute shoppers, however today I'm sharing with you my personal favorites this Christmas season. I feature everything from tea to lipstick!

Let me know in the comments what products you have been loving this Christmas Season!
xo Nicole

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How To De-Stress During Finals

Hey guys and happy finals week to all my college readers out there! I don't know about you, but this week is the beginning of my week of torture (.. I mean finals). It is so hard to get myself motivated to study when all I want to do is listen to Christmas music and bake cookies. However, I got my booty in gear and today I'm sharing with you my top 5 tips to help you de-stress during finals week, or any other time of the year!

1. Stay Positive
College is only one season of your life, try to remember that. Your grades are very important, however make sure you're staying sane while trying to get your good grades! Staying positive will help your overall mental health during a stressful season of your life!

2. Look Your Best
This tip is definitely superficial, but I feel the best when I actually get dressed and put on a little mascara. I'm not suggesting a full face of makeup and your hair perfectly curled, however feeling put together will help you feel less stressed (and you'll fool everyone else into thinking you have it all together, ha!)

3. Don't Skip Your Workouts
Working out is so important when you're stressed out. It will reduce your stress levels as well as give   you all sorts of positive endorphins! If you can't find time for your normal workouts, just grab your yoga mat and stretch it out for 5 minutes! 

4. Eat Well
Your brain and body need nutrient dense foods, especially if you're drinking lots of coffee to stay up to study! Make sure you eat a lot of proteins and veggies to keep you fuller longer!

5. Get Enough Sleep
This one is laugh worthy, but it's so important to make sure you are getting enough rest whenever you're stressed out!

Let me know your de-stress tips in the comments!

Good luck on your exams,
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Finding Fitness Classes In Your Town

Something super fun about Columbus is having so many different fitness classes to try (especially when they are free)! I've been going to so many different classes recently and really enjoying them. Today I'm going to talk about how to find great studios in your town and talking about my favorites here in Columbus!

I'm, obviously, a very big social media person. I think it's great for pleasure, business and also planning out your social life. I have been obsessed with Facebook's Event feature. I always feel like every time I log on there is a new fitness event that one of my friends is going to. A lot of studios will do free or discounted classes for special events like their grand opening, a random party or for the holidays!

Another great way to try out new fitness studios in your town is to get a group of women together and go! Recently, us Tone It Up girls here in Ohio have been getting together and hiring a personal instructor to teach us different classes. This is so fun because we get to come together and pick the location, time, and even workout!

If you're in Columbus here are a few fun classes / fitness events coming up:

I hope you enjoyed today's post!
xo Nicole

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cold Weather Necessities

When the weather gets cooler, I always find myself needing new boots, scarves and slippers! I rounded up my top picks for scarves, boots, slippers, gloves and even coats! These are my absolute musts for snowy winter days. 

Top Row: One / Two / Three
Middle Row: One / Two / Three / Four / Five
Bottom Row: One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six

Let me know in the comments what you're picking up this year to get ready for winter!
xo Nicole

Monday, November 23, 2015

Easton Town Center Christmas Tree Lighting

This past weekend my friend, Ally from This Is My Happy Hour, went over to Easton Mall for their annual Christmas tree lighting. This is my favorite mall we have in Ohio and it was absolutely beautiful Friday night. It was such a fun event where they had groups singing carols and a parade all leading up to the tree lighting with Santa! It was a super fun event which was a great way to start the holiday season!

Let me know in the comments how you're starting out your holiday season!
xo Nicole

Friday, November 20, 2015

VIDEO: Play By Sephora Unboxing

HAPPY FRIDAY! Today I'm sharing with you my most recent video on my YouTube channel. It is an unboxing of the new Play By Sephora monthly subscription box! I'm not one who subscribes to a lot of services, however this is one I am beyond excited about! 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got in my box! 
Let me know in the comments what subscription services you subscribe to!

xo Nicole

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Movie Recommendations 2015

Hey guys! I don't know about you, but I am in full swing Christmas mode over here! I'm definitely not forgetting Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving traditions, however 25 days to Celebrate Christmas is just not enough! Today I'm sharing with you a handful of my favorite Christmas movies that I'm currently loving. All of these are on Netflix! Grab yourself a cup of hot coca and start checking each of these movies off your watch list ;) 

1. The Mistle-tones

2. All I Want For Christmas

3. Dear Santa

4. 12 Dates Of Christmas

5. Christmas With The Kranks

6. A Christmas Kiss

7. I'll Be Home For Christmas

8. A Holiday Engagement

9. The Christmas Card

10. White Christmas

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Christmas movies are!

Xo Nicole

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Instagram Update

Whenever I'm gone for a little while from the blog I like to come back with a bang: a.k.a. an Instagram update to fill you in! As the semester starts to come to an end, the school work doubles as well as the coffee (and the glasses of wine...). If you're not already following me on Instagram you can do so here so you'll be in the loop next time!

Can we talk about how a handful of these photos are holiday related?! I'm definitely ready for Christmas!

Hope you're having a lovely day.
Xo Nicole

Monday, November 9, 2015

VIDEO: Fall Fruit Infused Water Recipe

Fall is a great time to make sure that you're staying hydrated and a great way to do it is to switch up your every day glass of water. Today I'm sharing with you my favorite fall fruit infused water recipe! 


Let me know in the comments what your favorite fruit infused combo is!

xo Nicole

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday's Collection

Hi! Today's post is about all of the great thing's I've found on the internet this week. I feel like everyone does Friday Favorite posts, so today I'm sharing with you my collection of great pieces that I've come across this week!

Posts On CTC:

A huge motivator for me is new fitness clothing. I recently picked up a handful of new things and shared them this week! 


I don't know if you've ever watched The Office, but if you have you'll love this article because it's spot on!

Another college related article because it's currently consuming my life. Midterms are here and it's time to take a step back and realize you're important and your grades aren't as important as your mental health. 

Let's Shop Together:

Anyone else getting ready to shop the Sephora VIB Rouge and VIB sale?! This weeks shopping list is what's in my cart because I'm definitely taking advantage of my 20% off! 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!
xo Nicole

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

VIDEO: Affordable Fitness Clothing Haul

What is better motivation then buying new workout clothes? Especially when those clothes don't break the bank! Today I'm sharing with you some of the pieces I picked up recently from TJ Maxx, Sams Club, Old Navy and a few other places! 

Let me know in the comments where your favorite place is to pick up new workout clothes!

xo Nicole 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fitness Wishlist

I don't know about you, but I feel like every time around this year I feel inspired to touch up everything in my life. I recently went through my workout clothing and got rid of anything that 1. didn't make me feel amazing or 2. was worn down and needed to go. Getting rid of clothes means one thing: buying new ones! Today I am sharing with you my current fitness wish list!

Let me know in the comments where you like to get your fitness apparel!
xo Nicole

Monday, October 19, 2015

Yellow Autumn

Happy Monday! Can you believe it is already the 19th of October?! When did that happen..?? I had a lovely fall break that was full of spending time with friends and getting homework done. Today it's back to class and back to work and I'm excited to get things moving!

I wore this outfit yesterday because it was the perfect crisp fall day. Tyler and I went to German Village for lunch and coffee and got to explore a bit. After that we went back to his house to watch The Walking Dead on Netflix because I'm only on season 3! Do any of y'all watch the show?!

I hope you're having a lovely Monday!
xo Nicole

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Favorites

This week started with midterms and ended with fall break. Fall is definitely in full swing here in Columbus and today I'm sharing with you lots of fall related favorites! 

Favorite Outfit:  I've been pinning fall fashion like crazy and I think this outfit is my definition of fall. Of course, bean boots are a must!

Favorite Recipe: This week I bought a crock pot and knew I needed to make a warm hardy soup to break it in! This Mexican inspired soup was amazing and so simple to make!

Favorite Cocktail: Two words: APPLE SANGRIA. Um, yes please. I bought all of the ingredients today and cannot wait to make it tomorrow night since a handful of our friends are coming into town! This cocktail is going to be a huge hit!! 

Favorite DIY: Okay how BEAUTIFUL are these pumpkins! This year, I won't be getting any pumpkins sadly (dang college life) but I'm lusting over the beauty of these.

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving this week!!
xo Nicole

Thursday, October 15, 2015

What To Do In Columbus Ohio

So as many of you know, I recently moved to Columbus. I came here for school, but I obviously get to explore the city and try out so many new shop and restaurants. Toady I'm sharing with you a daily guide of what you should do if you ever find yourself in Columbus! (Ever watch the Travel Show "The Layover"? I've got you covered for a Layover in Columbus!

Breakfast & Coffee: Fox in The Snow cafe. Get the egg sandwhich, trust me.

Tour THE Ohio State University (O-H!)

Mid Day Juice Pick Me Up: Alchemy Cafe. They not only have juice, but amazing food too!

Must See Mall: Easton Town Center. My favorite mall any time of the year. It's half indoor and half outdoor with amazing stores for everyone. 

Lunch: Northstar Cafe is so delish! Their salads and cocktails are my fav!

Places To See In German Village: German Village is an absolutely must see in Columbus. There is so much history in the area. One of my favorite things to do is wander around gawking at all the beautiful homes and little shops. A few must see places are The Book Loft, Staufs Coffee, The Original Max & Ermas, Schmidt's

Dinner: I would definitely recommend staying in German Village and eating at Max & Ermas or Schmidt's! 

Dessert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream is an absolute must.. yum!

Something else that is a must see in Columbus are all of the unique breweries. If you love good beer, you're in the right place!

I hope y'all found something nice to do in Columbus. Let me know in the comments what other cities you would like a guide of!

xo Nicole

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Lipsticks

Fall fall fall. I feel like this week fall is in full swing which means lots and lots of fall posts. YAY! Today I'm sharing with you nine of my favorite lipsticks for fall. Fall means switching out the bright pinks for deep wine colors. Nothing makes me feel more like a women then a dark, confident lip!
(Let me know in the comments if you want a post on how to make sure your lipstick lasts all day!)

Here are my favorite fall lipsticks:

Let me know in the comments what your favorite lipsticks are for fall! I'm in the mood to go shopping and a new lipstick is on the list ;)

xo Nicole

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Instagram Lately

In a lot of my college classes we talk about social media and Instagram is always my favorite to learn about. With that being said, I love posting and scrolling on Instagram as well! Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite posts from the past few months. If you want to follow along to get current updates, come say hello here!

Leave your Instagram link / handle in the comments and I'll be sure to come say hello!
xo Nicole