Float your boat

I have been thinking about how to get back into my weekly or bi-weekly blog with all that is going on in the world. My love for art, fashion, and a want for more of my own “norm” is what I focused on to jump back into the blog world!!

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As some of you may know my “normal” hasn’t been normal for a while. The passing of my father last June is when things became NOT normal. Being in Florida with my ill mother for 67 days piggy backed off of the already existing “New” norm. Perseverance, resilience, grace, love, belief, art, friends, pets, family and fashion have been what helped me get through! What’s on your list!?

Making it back to New York for my son’s 13th birthday has been a highlight of the year and I will cherish it forever. There weren’t tons of gifts, no fuss with balloons or streamers like years past but there WAS a homemade red velvet cake, tons of laughs, hugs, kisses and a fabulous sequence pant set. (Mulberry and Grand I adore you!!)

Getting dressed in a favorite pant set or headband helps me get though the everyday. Now is the time to focus on things that make you smile. We may be working from home learning new ways of getting our job done, have children to take care of or even may have to help an ill family member or friend. What are you doing to get through your day with positive energy and motivation? Are you doing things that fill your heart or float YOUR boat!!??

A question that many of us may be asking ourselves is “am I doing enough” or “what is my part”. Staying home right now IS the “enough” and the “what is my part”…well that is what you love. Bottom line is your contribution may help people get through this tough time! It could be a picture of your family or a recipe that you created a satisfying meal with, maybe even a workout routine! Use your social media platforms as a means to reaching people with positive thoughts and vibes!!

Do something everyday that may make the next day better. If that is to relax and recharge then go easy on yourself and take that day to do just that…RECHARGE!! Some may not understand your contribution but that is okay, you will! During this very confusing time if it helps you get through the day or someone else….why not do it!!?? Try not to judge or compare what others are doing!! In the end the only thing you have control over is yourself!!

Continue to celebrate the small everyday victories. Get dressed in your favorite ballgown or lounge wear and twirl around the house if it makes you happy!!!

I hope that all of you stay safe through this pandemic.

Stay humbled and kind….we will get through this together!!

What will you decide to do tomorrow!? How will you contribute!? What will you do for yourself to stay positive and happy!?

xo,

Nicole

#GOALS

Sitting down having a cup of coffee for the first time in 2020 (wow) and reflecting on why I made this Blog and created an Instagram. The one word that came to mind …. inspire!!!

I am focused on adding more to what I already love and do! Having fun with my everyday, laughing at myself, taking a breath and adding more tulle lots more!!(The tulle skirt was hand made by yours truly) Of course Chanel will be in the mix while I challenge myself to use color and prints that I haven’t tried yet.

Seeing that I only started this journey less than three months ago, I decided to focus on what outfits made me feel the best or most inspired, the outfits that made me feel like nothing could stop me! Like I got this no matter what!! So I put together my favorite 5 and what I love about them.

Love when looks challenge me by playing with layers and functional details. Using something in a different way in which it was meant to be used is what I love. When pieces become interchangeable fashion becomes innovative. I loved Barbie as a kid, still do, and think that a lot of play with her clothes being reversible or interchangeable to create a whole new look is where the fashionista in me started. From layering fancy dresses covered in sparkle with sweaters, or layering strapless dresses with blouses, I am obsessed with how different each piece can look with just a little change of use!!!

Of course a belt is a belt, however my large Gucci belt is holding up a skirt turned dress, I just repurposed!! Think outside the box and when you say out loud “No that wouldn’t look right!!?” that’s when the fun starts!!!

I leave my first Blog of the year with some common sense neccessaties in the cold that I used over vacation with my family! Wonder which one you would pic!!??? Warmer the better when it comes to New England weather!!! I hope that this year is your very best yet!

The Beginning…

Thanks for joining me from the beginning!

I am so excited that this day has come!  Starting a fashion “something” has been on my list of things to do for a while.  When I lost my Father this year the thought of “what’s next?”…and “what else do I want to pursue while I am able and willing” were a few of the questions that pushed me to start my very own blog.  Being an art teacher and mother has filled my heart with gratitude and creativity which is the very essence of this blog.

Hinchology came to mind while putting unlikely combinations of fashion together. People would ask “Where are those earrings from?” When my answer would be some place like Walmart or Target their face would be puzzled and they would say…”with Chanel???”  That’s when I knew I wanted to share and inspire what makes me get excited about fashion.

I absolutely love playing with textures and colors.  The brighter the better, the more tulle the happier.  I love using pieces in different functionalities like the picture below.

I am looking forward to keeping a blog that helps people use their clothes in different ways for different purposes. I do believe that when you see things in a  different perspective anything is possible. Hope you will join me in this fun journey about fashion, art and having fun!!

Sometimes skirts want to become an instant strapless dress!!

The begining