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

Summer Animal prints!!

Go WILD and get your hands on all the animal print you can this summer!!! Kick up your style a few notches with adding pops of cheetah or color animal print in to your summer wardrobe!! This doesn’t mean you need to be covered head to toe with zebra stripes or leopard spots, (although I have been known to do that) you can use the print in your accessories to add just enough fun to your outfit!!

If you haven’t noticed I am a bit obsessed with turbans!! Head wraps, scarfs, sign me up!! When my hair seems unruly it is the perfect accessory!! These J.crew lion printed silk pants paired well with my Givenchy thrifted scarf that I scored for three bucks!! Do you thrift or tag sale? I absolutely love finding special treasures!

Finding pieces that are versatile is key when it comes to prints. The summer kimono that I found serves as a great light layered coverup or head wrap!! If you can get any piece of clothing in a perfect square you can use it like a scarf to create the perfect head wrap. (Check my Instagram for a DIY)

Summer beach wraps or coverups are easy to find in colorful and fun animal prints this time of the year. Creating strapless dresses using a single knot is a fun and different way to style a scarf!!!

Being 5′ 2″ has it’s advantages like being able to score some fantastic pieces in the girls section at Walmart!! I just could’t wait to pair my jumper with my Dolce & Gabbana leopard bag. Do you pair similar prints together?

Being over 40 makes me want to stay on point with fashion trends and not be afraid to try them!! I went ahead and rocked biker shorts and paired them with an animal print!! Loved how it brought adventurous vibes to my day!!

Finding animal print in color is so much fun. Pieces that have a lot of character are easy to pair with solid colors and a hit every time.

Pairing neutral colors with neons gives an up to date and happy feel to your summer fashion vibe.

The willingness to express yourself through fashion is a sign of knowing who you and not being afraid to show it!!

Do you do animal print?? Feel inspired? Want to inspire with your Animal print outfits? #getahinch and @hinchology to get featured in my Insta story!!

Until next print!!

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