New year, new list, new focus!

Wow 2022….I can’t believe that another year has come and gone!! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a rest, plan and recharge week! I allow myself to sleep in, take naps, clean, and get organized!! If your body is sleeping…it NEEDS IT! Reading (magazines about fashion), looking up fun facts on Google (like how long does home made cheesecake last), playing Legos or a board game with the fam, although that can get pretty intense!! Lol! Charging up means getting focused for what my goals and life style wants are for 2022!

Starting off the New Year right for me is thinking of all the really great positives! From having good health, to trade marking Hinchology.com, to dealing with new roofs and connecting with friends old and new!! Remembering that great memorable moments come in big and small wins!  Of course not all of my goals were met for 2021, and that is okay!! Time to remind myself of what my goals were in January 2021 and which ones I chose to put energy to get done!! What didn’t work for me, and where I want to put my energy this year!! Remember that goals are for YOU!!! NOT for anyone else!!

Now that we have our positive moments accounted for let’s be open to change! We are ALL human!! Please remember that! Sometimes we compare our selves to others after small coffee gatherings or a 30 second video that we see cross our social media channels!! Believe me EVERYONE goes through things! Things that others go through may be something we couldn’t fathem going through…or perhaps the opposite..been there done that, have the T-shirt kind of thing! Whatever IT is be humble!! Imagine if we were more understanding to people what a better world it would be, BUT imagine what your world would be like if you were more understanding to yourself!! If one of the things on your list from last year didn’t get checked did you account for ALL the things that you have done!??  Get focused…Choose three things that are new or old to put on that list and be accountable!! Start thinking what is something you can do everyday to get to your goal!! If resting is one of them…do just that!!

Make a plan, have goals but don’t forget to live life! Do you have goals for the year? Quarter? Week? If you truly want to accomplish your dreams your answer should be YES!! If you really want to make a difference this year in what ever your goal is….start breaking it down!! In no specific order these are mine: 1. Get some headbands/fascinators sold! 2. Get larger collaborations with companies and people that align with Hinchology’s beliefs. 3. Plug away and go live with Hinchology 101! A digital class that helps inspire others to dress with ease and confidence using  elements of Art!

Now there’s a list!! Can I do it…of course!! It’s up to me though…NO ONE else!! If I do more than this list!! Awesome sauce!! If I miss the mark…that’s okay, why? Because there may be something even greater that I haven’t even been given the opportunity for yet!! Always…or trying to , see the positive!! I truly believe that your out look is key!!  Don’t forget this thing called life that will creep in between your goals and may derail you!! Again, that is OKAY!!! Get through and carry on!!

So before we round this up this thought process can be used for other aspects in life such as relationship, adventures etc.!! Be who you want others to see you as!! Even if someone sees you in a light you don’t care for…remind yourself that if you are giving your all every day…that is who you are..trying, brushing your shoulders off, reaching new goals for even a bigger impact than ever imagined! Look forwards not backwards!!

Cheers to 2022! May this year be the best year yet!! No matter the highs or lows! Let gains happen, and lessons that need to be learned learned, never waiver from who you want to be!! If something isn’t working, no need to give up…change your view! Try something different! Lift one another up, call someone you haven’t in a while! Smile at a stragner…if we can ever stop wearing masks…hold the door for someone,  buy the coffee at the drive through for the car behind you!  Your small act of kindness can be the spark to change that persons life!

At the end of it all, how do you want to be remembered! Yes they will remember the fabulous fashion AND the way you treated them!

I wish you all a magical,  impactful, healthy and very happy New Year!

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Spring prints into summer!

While everything around us in New York is coming back to life it jolts my fashion choices with prints! Love Spring for its Romantic vibes full of fun and whimsy! This is my spring roundups of prints!

If you don’t already know I am obsessed with French Macaroons! The shell, the chewy texture, the cream!!! They are just such amazing sweet treats! Spilt Milk macarons is my go to for French Macaroons!! So yummy tasting and looking!! They matched so well with my Alice and Olivia macaroon blouse!! Bringing in the whimsy with this print!!

My take on what Glamping would look like!! My Mom created so many memories with an R.V. that had a fire place in it…now that’s my kind of camping!! This is definitely more my speed than camping in a tent!! This dress may be one piece but creates shape by accentuating my waist. This dress is very similar.

Nothing like a spring vibe floral print and polka dot lace, dreaming in a cloud of pink flowered trees! This is at my son’s middle school! Frankie and I both agree that it’s such a gorgeous way to be greeted when you go to school! Remember life is what you make of it!! Appreciate what is around you!!

Take a spin on flowers with a water color vibe. These prints will make you look like you stepped out of a painting!!! This fascinator is a mini of the origional. Coming soon!!

Go black and white with a sprinkle of color, add a fascinator rose bud (also coming soon)!! It looks like it popped off the dress pattern and on to the top of my head!! Head turner!

As the warmer months approach less layers, bolder prints and sand filled flip flops will be the norm!

What styles are you excited to wear this summer season!?

Feel inspired, want to inspire together? #hinchology #getahinch @hinchology

Until next style,

Xo,

Nicole

Styled by winter

Who is your stylist? For me the season ALWAYS sways my wardrobe!! Change your accessories…change your look!! When I want a different vibe I invest in accessories! Color combos, textures and some added bling elevates and keeps me feeling ready to take on the day!

A few of my favorites! Having some fun in reels! Do you reel?

Look for color combos that inspire you!! On Instagram my eye kept noticing light blue and red. My burgundy beanie and scarf popped so well with my mint blouse. I call this my winter Mermaid. I have linked similar or same throughout! Look for the bold!

Texture hat, texture mittens, texture coat!…Matchy Mathy Matchy!! Fall in love?…wear it head to toe!

Do a bright pop! Get your winter boots in a color that excites! Try different shaped frames for an instant pick me up! In addition you will NEVER hear me say “That’s too many brooches”.

Having multicolor pops in your accessories goes with everything!! I also adore how purple is such a great neutral for all colors to tie together

If you like earth tones go with pops of gold. Textures like chenille create a rich cozy feel!

Shake things up with pops of cheetah! Go bold with sunglasses and chains or have fun with print mixing!

Find a staple like leopard in a new and enlightening color! Light pink brings a smile to face!

Sticking to black and white is always a safe way to know your accessories will be in style for years to come.

Or go cream, white with Camel. These colors create a lush and luxurious vibe with textures that are ready for a blizzard!

If you want to try colors add them with a brooch or gloves!! Try blue, it works well with neutrals and creams!

Sometimes the best accessories are the people by your side!

Remember that you don’t have to buy a new wardrobe to create new looks. Look for accessories! If you have a red hat the next time you are surfing the web for sales look for a perfect pair of matching gloves!! Know what you have so you are not repeating.

Feeling inspired to refresh your look with accessories? Inspire together by #getahinch, #hinchology and tag me @hinchology!

Until next style,

xo,

Nicole

Back to school styles!

I have rounded up my top 5 musts for back to school! Some of these may surprise you and some may be oldies but goodies!! So here we go….drum roll please….

#1 Masks~

This fall no matter what your back to school looks like, we will all be wearing masks!! At first I was against matching my outfits with my masks, don’t ask me why I guess it was because I didn’t want to accept that this was my reality, however it caught on! I’m going for the look and protecting myself!

Obviously matching your mask is not necessary, but oh how fun it is!! I am obsessed with the new LeLe Sadoughi masks!! No matter what masks you choose be sure to have a spare!! I was looking to find different organizers to create a mask bag and came across these favs from Stoney Clover Ln. Of course a zip lock will do, however these adorable organizational bags add a little smile to the day!

#2 Hand sanitizer~

Having a handy sanitizer to put on throughout the day will make this school year as germ free as possible!! Keep them in a pocket or desk drawer. I was over the moon excited when I was introduced to a fantastic Mother and daughter duo from Roslyn, Long Island New York who are the creators of Long Island Sanitzers. Cheryl and Lara Gerstman will work with you on custom labels!!! (Look for the reveal this week on my Insta!!) The smell is lovely, lemon/lime freshness!! Supporting small businesses is something close to my heart!! I hope that you will check them out!!

Another fantastic hand sanitizer that is plant based and smells sweet and subtle is the Megababe company! Their squeaky clean hand sanitizer comes in several different sizes!! I adore the all natural ingredients! Be sure to check out there other amazing natural products!! When you choose to shop local or natural its a win!!

#3 Sneakers~

These are always on the list, and to be honest they usually are first, however with this year there is a shift in what is priority! As a child I always looked forward to the back to school pair of sneakers!! I chose these amazing Eric Michael sneakers from Stada shoes in Northampton Ma. They are so versatile and can be easily paired with a skirt, dress or jogging suit!! I had such an amazing shopping experience with Anna!! If you are in the area check the store out!!

#4 Socks

What better than socks to go with your new sneakers!! Fun socks will brighten your day!! Check these fun socks on Amazon out. Will you be rocking knee highs this fall!?

The knee high socks give such a fun and uplifting, new age look to any dress or suit!! My eye is on these Gucci pink and red socks as well!! The possibilities are endless!! When you are picking out a pair I say go with what speaks to you!! I just loved the yellow and pink combo.

#5 Backpacks

Last and certainly not least on the list is backpacks!! I can remember like it was yesterday how excited I would get to put all of my new school supplies neatly into my new backpack!! This DIY backpack was my husbands old backpack and I just added some bling to it!! (just a little) This was such a fun back pack to put together!! Will you be repurposing this fall or buying new? This Stoney Clover Ln backpack was another top pick on my list!! I adore how you can add patches to really make it unique!!

How does your back to school list look!? Did this list help you!? If so inspire others and use #getahinch and tag me @hinchology!!

Until next style!!

xo,

Nicole

Swim Suit Issue

This may not be the SI (Sports Illustrated) swimsuit issue but it’s MY swimsuit issue!! Swimsuits can be so much fun when you finally find the right fit!!! It has taken me my whole life to know how to accept and love my body!!! I have had a child (my Frankie) which gave me stretch marks (battle wounds as I like to call them) that I am proud of!! Our bodies were meant to be different!! Ever heard ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!?”

That doesn’t mean I don’t adore a cover up! LOL!! They are so easy to go from being on a beach towel in the sand to being in line for ice cream at the Mr.Softie truck!! I absolutely love bright popping colors or embellishments!! This way you are always styling!!

Even though some cover ups don’t always do what they were meant to, cover up, they create a nice layer to have while running to and from the beach or store!! I love to invest in the basics!! Sarongs are so versatile. Tied around the waist as a skirt or crossed around your neck as a dress!!

Look for loose fitting dresses to use for cover ups!! They will give you a fun look and versatility to take on the day!

One accessory that I can’t seem to get enough of this season (and maybe ALL seasons) is turbans!! The ease of just throwing it on for a little hair control is fantastic!! The look is classic old Hollywood!

The secret is in the accessories!! They can make a pair of linen pants look fabulous!!

Accessories are a way to enhance your look! Surfboards are in the category of summer accessories (hee hee)!! A paddle board is also on the list!! Living so close to the water and knowing what a great core work out it is I really would love to invest in one!! For now we will just match our surf board!!

When you are looking to purchase coverups consider that they should be able to take you from a backyard water fight to an afternoon of BBQ fun!! I love to use my LBS (little black suit) with a simple black skirt and change of hats. Again sometimes all you need is some new and fresh accessories to make an old suit look good!

No matter where you go this summer do it in style!!!

You don’t need to buy a whole new collection of bathing suits, focus on accessories like coverups, fun hats and jewelry!!!

Feeling inspired? Want to inspire? #getahinch to be featured in my story!!!

Be beautiful on the inside and out!!

xo,

Nicole