It’s black, it’s white and everything in between!

Basics!….what comes to mind when you think of basics? I truly think of tank tops and leggings, especially for the cooler months ahead! Black, white, grey and a touch of everything else! This blog will be a great way to use a basic in an elevated look! Black and white is anything but boring!

Love adding a comfy dress with a bit of bling! Think of it as a long graphic Tee X 1,000! Fun cute looks that are effortless and feel soft and cozy! Sometimes looks can be simple but yet pulled together!

Grey is a hue, and basic, that I NEED in my wardrobe!! Especially in these pants which never disappoint!  I really loved how this rust color top went with the color pallet! This is a perfect example of everything in between!

A Black and white print can go a long way!

I styled it several different ways for you to see how a skirt, that’s right I said skirt, can be transformed into different looks by wearing it with other pieces !

Add some Capri pants and a belt for a long strapless top look.

Tuck in the skirt to the pants, add a fun matching belt to cinch the waist!

OR wear it as it was meant to be, a skirt and add Hues of color to make the skirt a focal point!

I hope that these black, white and everything in between sparked your creativity to use basics as a point of interest in your everyday look or that you use a piece in a way you never thought of!!

Remember that Fashion is like art!! There is no wrong way to do it!

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Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Back to school vibes!

Whether it’s the color, texture or shape EVERYONE has nostalgic back to school looks!  I can still remember how I loved the smell of my new leather sneakers and all the amazing art supplies that I had begged my mom for only to use them before school started!! So here is a round up of looks to spark your imagination to start your school year right!

Of course rainbows and butterflies come to mind. When I was little I would get fantastic rainbow erasers, pencils and socks! Feeling creative I went to the dollar store and found these great butterflies. Add some super glue and an amazon headband…wha la!!! If I were to wear this all day, reinforcement would be necessary!! (For my creative pics it worked great!) It really is as simple as that to transcend what you love into your wardrobe!!

One color I ALWAYS had to plug into my back to school line up was lavender!! Oh how I loved lavender!! Purple of any color has been Number one since I can remember! It would be the only crayon I would run out of! Seeing that we are getting into fall and winter, pleather or leather looks are great buys!! This was a thrifted NWT (new with tags) Zara dress…SCORE!!!

Comfort, easy and breezy is a Necessity! As we head back to school the heat is still there!! With no A.C. it’s important to feel as cool and comfy as possible! Look for a fun print in a light weight flowing fabric. The headscarf accent always feels like an artist note in any outfit!!

Let’s not forget to show up and show out as we head back ! What better look than a little suit swag!! This thrifted, new with tags, Michael Kors tie popped with the grey hues!! (and of course what color is it….thats right..my fav!)

Keeping with suit vibes and neutrals to pop this Alivia scarf! Absolutely obsessed with the amazing purpose behind their pieces!! Giving back and buying with purpose!  Talk about starting on the year off on the right foot!

So this year dig deep and remember what makes you happy!! Interpret what brings you joy through your looks!!

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Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Linen & Lace

As the summer season is nearing the end I will gravitate to looks with layers!! I love linen and a bit of lace!! Linen gives great shape and form while lace adds texture to an everyday outfit!!! I do love summer, a favorite part of the year, however there’s nothing like fall dressing! So let’s get into the beauty of seasonal shifts and venture into these amazing fabrics!

I love the transition that comes with each season, especially when layering is involved!! I took my Bachelorette party dress, yes a few years old, and layered it with this fantastic up graded tee with dollar store beads and a fringe vest!! Look at your dress as a possible skirt or maybe a top!! When you can see your wardrobe worn in different ways the possibilities are endless.

Talk about a necessity! LBD.. (little black dress)! Most of us have more than one, however I am happy to say this linen has lasted the test of time!! Add pops of color at the waist with belts! Keeping everything a basic black accessory except one special piece creates a show stopper in the look!

Lace is a great detail added to simple pants or a skirt! Pair it with sneakers to be fall ready for pumpkin picking and colorful nature walks on trails uncharted.

These complimentary colors give that perfect fall vibe.

While transferring color pallets from summer to fall, neutrals are KEY to making a no effort look.

Late summer linen pops easily reinvent style norms and celebrate color! The hotter days and cooler nights make this dress a wonderful pairing with a denim jacket.

Thanks to Tina Demel and her wonderful boutique I am Absolutely obsessed with the evil eye! Anything eye related for that matter!!! Go black and white, tie up a color popped t-shirt for day to night!

So what linens and lace can you see sliding into your wardrobe while summer slips away?

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Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Summer in stripes

Stripes in the summer just feel right! They give pop and movement to a simple summer look! When it’s summer in Long Island and New England, the humidity makes the decision on fashion choices easy!! Easy breezy and light! Cottons are the best for summer!! Skirts are a favorite!! The less cloth and skin contact the better!!

Love a stripe match moment! Accessories are key to pull a simple monochromatic vibe together! Add your favorite metallic for a bit of sparkle!

Stripes don’t have to be straight!! Always think outside the box when it comes to fashion!! That is where your style lives!!

If you have anything rainbow pair it with pink!! Pink is a great neutral to pop with ROYGBIV! That’s the art teacher coming out in me!!

Stripes as accents are a great way to pop a bit of color! Whether it’s a color mix or added print mix stripes work well!!!

Keep your look simple with a great summer white, add the stripes with layers like crochet shawls or jackets!

Pair your stripe with a basic black! The attention will stay on the stripe for sure!!

These striped p.j.’s from third love are a great layer to lounge and enjoy summer! If your are looking for elongated legs do vertical stripes!!

So go ahead and interpret your stripe style! Fashion is an outlet for creative personal style!! So if you want to try a trend or mix up something you never have paired do it..it may be what makes you feel your absolute best!

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Until next style

Xo,

Nicole

Fruity Frills

What is one of your favorite treats for summer? Of how I love my sweet treats, however there is nothing like fresh fruit in the summer!! So here is a spin on how fun, flirty and in season fruit prints are for the hot summer months!!

To have fun with fruit can be as simple as black and white! Add a piece of fruity fun jewelry! This Necklace I made out of Model Magic by Crayola! The pineapple earrings from Mure and Grand!

Sometimes fruit frills are hard to find in adult sizes!! Go to teen or kids! I found this colorful dress in the girls department at Walmart! I got the largest size available then layered it like a t-shirt!! Stay with colors in the print for pairing layers and accessories. Here’s a cute adult size fruit print dress!

I did the same thing here with this tank dress! Tuck it in for a top and pair with a like color for a monochromatic vibe.

So bananas about this print, sorry had to! This is an oldie but a goodie!! Found the exact dress here!!! Do you shop Poshmark, or Ebay? This is a great way to be a fashionista that is a conscious buyer!!

Orange you having fun with this blog yet..lmao again couldn’t resist! Now is the time to find amazing prints for woman, they are whimsical with frills. This dress is the Perfect summer party dress!!

So will you be mixing up and playing with fun fruit prints the summer?

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Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Island vibes

Summer calls for fun in the sun, bold prints and magical moments! Putting together these looks definitely brought me back to Hawaii, Aruba and Bahamas, 🎶come on pretty mama🎶 ok yes I am that corny and that old..Lol! So even if our destinations may not be to a tropical paradise we can have fun and bring the vibe through our wardrobe!

Layers of a dress tied on one side with is a great way to use pieces in different ways and up your style game!! Overly large sunnies command attention and bright pops of jewelry, top it with a straw fedora to tie everything together!