Falling for Bows

This weeks focus will be dedicated to Bows, bows and more bows!!! I have always thought of this look as chic and sophisticated with a Chanel vibe!! Bows can be added to any part of your outfit!! I just adore when it’s around the collar with a brooch!! The look may be an oldie but it’s always a goodie!! Add it to your own unique style and be a part of this chic fall trend!

Bow print mixing fun!….You could go the safe route and pair it with a solid but why…live a little!! This bow animal print blouse from Target would pair wonderfully with a larger animal print pant or skirt!! Or pair it with a popping fall color like hot pink or marigold. (Fall color trend blog post coming soon…stay tuned!)

Matching bows from the print in a blouse creates a luxe look. This floral blouse at Chic me would be an easy way to incorporate a trend AND add a staple for seasons to come!!

Denim can be found in everyone’s fall wardrobe, heck it’s in every seasons wardrobe! What better than to pair an oversized organza plaid bow with a jean dress! My blouse from Nordstrom by Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection is from last fall 2019 collection. Blair Eadie, creator of Atlantic-Pacific, announced on social media she will be having a fall collection with Nordstrom for 2020, I CAN”T wait!!!!! Remember the focus is the bow so go for nude accessories!

Now try pairing the opposite!! A solid bow blouse with plaid suit, which happens to be vintage. I adore pulling colors from the stripes in the plaid. Not to mention that mint is trending! Another fantastic bow blouse from the Nordstrom Halogen x Atlantic-Pacifitic spring collection 2020! This Ebay mint green bow blouse is available and at a great price!! On an accessory side note I am currently obsessing over this small Gucci marmont crossbody in water green!!

DIY bows are always creative and fun ways to add a finished look. Ribbons that once adorned a favorite brand gift box now wrap around your style. Any collar shirt will work. Here is an example of what you can find on ebay for ribbon!

Having a side bow creates a new age chic head turner. My organza bow blouse from Zara is similar to this New York and company organza fun!! This look comes with all the drama that a girl needs to show she means business!

Repurposing straps that should go around your shoulders and tying them around your neck will create an added texture!! This black polka dot dress is an easier way to achieve this look and how fantastic are the polka dots!!?? Get creative in your wardrobe!! Look at styling like a treasure hunt, see a piece in a new look or way to wear it!!

Sooooo will you be rocking the bow trend this fall?

Feel inspired to help others create their own unique style? #getahinch and tag me @hincology

Until next style!!

Xo,

Nicole

Summer time fun fashion!!

This summer as we all know has been different from the past. I have never been more grateful for the simple pleasures of summer time fun!! What is one of your favorite simple summer past time activities or memories!?

Being pool side is always a must in the summer!! So thankful for friends that invite me to lunch!! Being outside in the sun just feels sooo good!! The color of the pool is inviting and uplifting! Dipping your feet in or practicing your best cannon ball is always for a good time!!

Another favorite is hula hooping!! When was the last time that you tried it!? I found this sparkling beauty at the Dollar tree and it paired oh so well with this silver glitter skirt turned strapless! Gotta have fun when fun is meant to have!!!

A true summer pick me up is gelato ice cream and of course bubbles! For this look I used a linen skirt from Ann Taylor as a strapless dress!! This linen side button skirt would be a great addition to your summer wardrobe as well!! I adore my rainbow studded Fendi strap and 3Jours Mini bag, my eye is on this Fendi Baguette! I am all about mixing a bargain with high end! Keep your eyes pealed for fantastic seasonal fun accessories in your local grocery stores because that is where I found this wonderful hat!! These on trending and wonderful sunglasses and eyeglass chain are from Shein. I really am not a fan of spending a ton on trending fashions like large plastic sunglass chains however I do adore the look so this is a great compromise!!!

With Covid I have been staying home a lot and therefore have to create my own new “normal” summer fun!! We didn’t get to have our annual Luau block party so I had a bit of fun channeling the vibe with my Wild Fox sunnies that I scored for a great price on Ebay!! Layer on the color and you can almost here the Hawaiian serenade in the background!!

Another treat missed from the block party, and one of my favs, is cotton candy!! I love a great pink and baby blue/turquoise color combo!! This DIY tulle skirt is such fun and easily paired with any seasonal style! I can’t seem to get enough of it!!

Then of course there is the random rainy summer day! Whether you stay in and movie veg or go outside and dance in the rain it’s a win win!! Remember that khaki goes with just about everything and will be seen a lot this fall as a trending color!! So you may as well get ahead and start with this Puff sleeve Khaki shirt at Taget!! Yes you guessed right Puffy, fun sleeves are another trend for the fall!! I for one LOVE it!!

For now though let’s focus on the colors of summer! Rainbow goes with rainbow, so pretty much ANY color!! Pick a solid to become a background for this amazing neutral, yes I said it, rainbow should be considered a neutral for every wardrobe!! Don’t you agree?

Sometimes when I am shopping and a colorful piece catches my eye, which is ALL the time, I try and think if I have anything in my wardrobe that will compliment or go well with it! For accessories to match you can NEVER go wrong with pearls, like these Mulberry & Grand hoops!

Last and certainly not least wearing white in the summer is a must!! This top is a Victoria’s Secret cami, however I will probably not be taking part in the outerwear/underwear trend that will be seen this fall, I do however understand how the trend will be universal and super versatile!!

Trends will come and go, style is a forever thing!!! Start with color, pattern, cut whatever draws you to being confident and comfortable with your wardrobe!!

Have a style to share and inspire? Need a trend broken down? #getahinch and @hinchology!! Lets fashion together!!

Until next style!!!

xo,

Nicole

Jumpers and rompers

What are your feelings about jumpers and rompers? They are one of my favorite things to wear any season…until you have to use the bathroom…LOL. Some are easier on and off than others, however the look compares to no other!! They create a streamline affect head to toe that looks flawless and fun!!

I adore going with a monochromatic theme with a favorite color, yes you guessed it, purple!! Love putting purple on purple like my bucket bag with this romper. The purple velvet bucket bag is not available however the white leather bucket is!! Yes Please!!

Other rompers were meant to stand out like this cheetah one!! I found this at Shop Therapy in Northampton Mass for a steal!! Talk about comfort!! Paired with these Target bowed espadrille flats and I felt like I had a winning combo!!

Do you ever just choose a piece for the amazing pattern? I couldn’t resist this pattern. The color pops caught my eye!! I found this at pop up shop in my local mall a few years back. The long sleeves aren’t ideal for summer but if you have a cooler night it is THE perfect romper!!

Then of course there is the more practical romper. This was a fun wear to home depot while buying Hydrangeas to plant!(one of my favorite flowers) Paired it with my fanny pack across my body to keep up with the trends of today which also made it so so wonderful to shop hands free. The visor with the clear brim is genius, acts just like sunglasses!! I grabbed this romper a while ago from Target and this current short sleeve romper is so adorable and at such a great price!!

Talk about genius…have you tried Insomnia cookies!!!??? If you haven’t what are you waiting for!! They are so delightful!! Fresh, warm and oh so many choices!!! I had such a fun time snagging two dozed, buy one get one dozen free, by being on their loyalty program. My absolute favorite is the M&M cookie!! This jean romper was a fun and stylish way to get my sweets on. Pair a simple jumper like this with one color throughout your accessories to balance and connect head to toe!!

Of course if your jumper already has an amazing color and pattern there is little to add. I used my color wheel knowledge to add the head band to compliment the color. I found this at Target and my eye is on their sleeveless Jumper!!

Rompers and Jumpers can be the perfect addition to any season wardrobe!! Pairing details through the pattern creates a head turning look!! In the colder month you can layer with a suit jacket to elevate the look!

Each week there is a new fashion theme here on my blog and if you feel inspired tag me @hinchology and #getahinch!! Let’s inspire together!!!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Wrapping up the Holidays

This holiday season has been full of joyous gatherings, inspiring charitable acts and of course holiday traditions. It has been one of the toughest to get through with out having my father. I remind myself of all the wonderful memories I did get to share with him, even if it is through tear filled eyes.

Some of my favorite holiday traditions is the baking I get to do with my son Frankie. I know that my blog is all about fashion and Art but… you gotta throw a little bit of sweets in there!! My Grandmother, VaVa Maria ( Avo, is the correct word in Portuguese for grandmother) used to say “Here’s a little something sweet to KEEP you sweet!” and then she would hand me a chocolate bar.

Decorating packages is another tradition that brings so much joy to others. This cardinal package is in remembrance of my dad David! ( insert dagger to my heart…) Grateful…thankful….humbled!

Now that I have wiped the tears…..Lets get back to some fashion inspo!!!

Remember to have fun with what you wear and wear what makes it fun!!! If you smile when you put it on…WEAR it!!!! Frankie got creative with his home depot sunglasses that to me are mistakable for Gucci’s!!! (I had to try them on myself)

Be the light in the room this holiday season with a smile that will help others dream big! Find the small things throughout your day to make it great. Maybe its your glitter covered heels or your favorite stuffed santa that you cherish now as much as you did when you were 12! Wear colors that bring memories of happiness like ribbon candy from santa all covered with green and pink swirls.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and a New years not to be forgotten. May everyone be content in their hearts and a wish filled year!

Enjoy creating new memories even if they are filled with the hustle and bustle of the holidays!

Merry Christmas!!!

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