Friday, December 19, 2014

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas

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Happy Friday!!  Today is my last day of work for the year and I'm looking forward to a little time with family and friends to relax, recharge and reflect of the past year while making plans for next year. 

I know I'm jumping ahead, but NYE is a pretty big holiday for my friends and myself.  My high school friends and I have spent the past 16 NYE together and this year we will be in DC to bring in the New Year.  We've done everything from celebrating in our parents basements in high school to fancy all-inclusive parties at a hotel.  For us, it really doesn't matter what we do as long as we are together.  However, I never turn down a chance to dress up.  I've pulled together three outfit options for a glam NYE (or any remaining holiday parties).  Which is your favorite?

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Black, White, and Red

And one fun picture

Sweater: Banana Republic (still available in stores), similar, budget option
Leggings: Spanx, also here
Belt: Ann Taylor, similar
Clutch: Clare V.
Shoes: Fendi, old
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - get 15% off with code holiday_nicoletothenines
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, here)

I hope your week is going well!  Keeping it short today as I'm trying to nip a cold in the bud and classic with black, white, and red.  Have a great day and thanks for reading!

P.S. If you are a procrastinator like me, there are still lots of great sales going on to help you finish your Christmas shopping!

Banana Republic - 50% off selected items + extra 30% off online only with code BRFORYOU 
Bauble Bar - 25% off selected statement necklaces (no code)
J. Crew - 40% selected sale styles & 30% off select full-price styles with code JINGLE
Loft - 40% off sale and 50% off selected full-price styles (no code)
Gap - buy more, save more -up to 50% off with code GIFT
Piperlime - 25% off with code SHOP25 until 3PM EST (includes my favorite clutch above!)

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blue Plaid Shirt







Jacket: Boutique Find, similar, similar
Shirt: Old Navy, similar
Jeans: Flying Monkey c/o Fab'rik East Cobb, similar
Boots: Stuart Weitzman from NM Last Call, cheaper option
Purse: Old Navy, similar
Hat: Old Navy, similar
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, similar)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington - get 15% off with the code holiday_nicoletothenines

I hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was relatively low key other than my friend's dessert party.  I'm not much of a baker so it is great having friends who love to bake.  My friend made 10 different kinds of desserts, including mini pumpkin scones which were amazing!  I had to make a little scone doggie bag, which I enjoyed while watching The Wire today.  I missed it when it was first on, but it is such a well-written show!

I know I was a little slow on the plaid trend when it first started, but plaid has become this season's chambray for me.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I wore my chambray shirt.  Add in my favorite distressed denim jeans and grey suede boots, and this is the perfect weekend outfit.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Casual Holiday Party Outfit

T-shirt: Target
Jeans: Flying Monkey c/o Fab'rik East Cobb, similar
Shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat, similar
Clutch: Clare V.
Necklace: Baublebar, sold out, LOVE this one
Earrings: Baublebar (here, similar), similar
Bracelets: Baublebar (here, here, here, sold out)

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a great week!  It is so hard to believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away.  One of my favorites parts of the holidays is spending time with family and friends.  This weekend one of my friends is throwing a casual holiday dessert party (the diet starts in January...).  I've never been to a dessert party, but as someone who has a huge sweet tooth, I can't wait!  While I love getting dressed up for holiday parties (see here), it is also nice to be a little more casual sometimes which is why I'm going to wear this (or something like this) to her party.  I didn't realize I was wearing this jacket with my fancy holiday party outfit also, but it is such a staple around the holidays for me that I'm not surprised.  I love it here with my go-to distressed jeans and clutch that I can't seem to live without (I literally don't know what I carried before I bought this Clare V. leopard clutch....).  And thankfully these jeans are stretchy enough for all the sweets I plan to enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Essentials: Fur Vest

Fur Vest: Fab'rik, sold out
Black Sweater: Club Monaco, similar
Boots: Dolce Vita, old
Bag: Old Navy, similar
Bracelets: Baublebar (here, here, similar), C. Wonder, sold out

I hope your week is going well!  It has been quite an adjustment coming back home, especially since it is so cold here!  When it gets this cold out all I want to do is cuddle up in my bed.  Since that isn't socially acceptable, this fur vest is the next best thing.  I love a fur vest for winter since it is an easy way to dress up an outfit while wearing a super cozy, warm item that is also chic.  This one is one of the coziest I've found in a while and I will be wearing it on repeat until spring.

It hit me yesterday that Christmas is getting closer and and closer, so I've pulled together a few additional gift ideas for your (and my) female friends.  The men in my life are very prescriptive about what they want which works perfectly for me, but I'm still trying to figure out what to get the ladies in my life.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Leather and Leopard

Jacket: Ann Taylor, sold out, similar, similar
Top: A.L.C, similar
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Clutch: Clare V.
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here, similar), C. Wonder (similar)
Necklace: Bauble Bar

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I'm sorry for the lack of posts last week, but I decided it was best for me to take a break and come back fully refreshed for work and the blog.  A week on the beach is exactly what the doctor ordered!  Let's just say that the biggest decision every day was what beach to go to.  I will hopefully have a vacation recap post up soon, but I'm already trying to figure out how I can get back to St. Martin and Anguilla ASAP!

Now, onto the clothes.  Living in Atlanta, I'm pretty lucky that I can wear most of my wardrobe year-round.  When the temperatures dipped (or dipped for Atlanta), I immediately reached for my tights and favorite stripe sweater to winterize my favorite leather skirt.  You know I'm cold when I have tights on!  With the addition of a little leopard, this variation of my fail-proof black and white combo is ready for work (and after work without the jacket).  

On a side (random) note, am I the only one who finds heels less comfortable with tights?  

There are also some great deals Green Monday (I don't know when this became like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but I will never say no to a deal!)

Nordstrom - 40% off selected items
C. Wonder - 30% off + free shipping
Baublebar - 30% off with INSTAGLAM (ends 12/8)
J. Crew - up to 30% with MERRYMERRY (ends 12/9)
Banana Republic - 40% off with code FESTIVE (ends 12/9)

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giveaway + On Vacation

View coming into St. Martin

I hope your week is going well!  As you may have seen from my Instagram, I'm currently on vacation in St. Martin and Anguilla. I was trying to blog while I'm away, but my internet hasn't been amazing, so I will be back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday.  In the meantime, you can follow along on Instagram here.

Also, if you haven't entered the $650 Express giveaway, the details are below.  Good luck!

Have a great week and I hope to see you back on Monday!

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