Wool Oversized Blazer

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blazer // Dress // Boots {similar} // Bag // Lipstick 

Growing up in the 90's is one of my favorite memories, I vividly remember a lot of the fashions we currently see in stores. Blazers were such a big part of the 'business woman' look. I wanted one so badly after seeing Elizabeth Perkins wear them on the 1994 re-make of Miracle on 34th Street. Fast forward a few years and I got the most versatile piece from Everlane! It is no secret I am a HUGE fan of the brand and its high-quality, thoughtfully designed goods. It arrived a few days before my trip to Ecuador and I wore it to work the next day; paired with  black slacks and a white button down. I also wore it to the airport with jeans and sneakers, I wore the outfit above for dinner while on vacation. It is very warm and although oversized it is not huge. The shoulders and arms are very form fitting which makes the blazer fit properly. I will for sure be packing it to bring home during Christmas; so many outfit options with just one piece!

xx, Nicole

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My Travel Essentials

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Traveling is by far my favorite activity. It does not matter if I'm just going up to Dallas for the weekend or a big European adventure. These past couple years Carlos and I have been very lucky to travel more than we ever had; and with that experience comes a list of my favorite items I always bring with me. I created this kit over a period of a couple years {it gets expensive!}. But much like everything else, if you invest in quality your pieces will last forever. 

Cashmere Scarf - I bought a large cashmere wrap in Paris during our honeymoon and have been bringing it to every trip ever since. It's warm, slim and chic. Mine is a dark blue but I really want a soft gray one, the one by White + Warren {linked above} has been on my wishlist for about 3 years now, I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger just yet. 

Cuyana Travel Cases - Love these so much I own two sets. A soft yellow one I keep in my bathroom for my make-up and a blush set I use for travel. The bags are a very generous size that allows me to get all my essentials in. 

Tumi Backpack - This was a gift from my husband last Christmas. He owns one we purchased for him when he got his latest promotion {he wears it to death!}. He noticed me looking at them every time we were at the airport. It is an investment but makes travel so easy. Protects my laptop, fits all of my essentials and my favorite feature, it attaches to the top of my luggage. No need to carry it on my shoulders!

Bose Headphones - I need my music, movies and distraction. These are perfect for travel and come with the nicest case. 

Cuyana Luggage Tag - Always thought I did not need one until the plane is full and my bag has to go under {hate when that happens}. Then I  had to scramble to find a paper one to identify my case. This tag is timeless and functional. 

Cuyana Travel Wallet - Must have. I always bring printed copies all of my hotel and itineraries This holds my passport, credit cards, paperwork and boarding passes. My TUMI backpack is actually navy so I got the wallet in navy to match. 

Cuyana Travel Jewelry Box - I just got this last week! I've been wanting a nice travel case for my jewelry for the longest time. This is small enough to fit in my backpack but large enough to hold everything I need. Got it monogrammed in gold foil and in blush to match my cases. I'm so excited to take it on a trip! 

Victorinox Spectra Carry-On - The most important piece of the pie. This carry on fits so much, has plenty of compartments to organize things and it's incredibly sturdy. I've owned this one for about 4 years and still looks amazing and everything about it functions to perfection. 

Hope you found my list useful, what are some of the items you MUST bring when you travel?

xx, Nicole 

Plaid Blanket Scarf

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Monday! Can you believe next weekend is Thanksgiving week?! Time is going by so quickly but I'm enjoying it greatly. End of the year is my favorite time because I love Christmas and all the events that come with the season. I'm already fully immersed in my holiday spirit,  we put up our Christmas tree yesterday while drinking spiked Eggnog. Best Sunday ever! Speaking of time going  by I am sharing this look from my little getaway in LA two weekends ago. I have been wanting one of these Blanket/Cape scarves from Madewell for a while so when I saw this perfect camel tone with subtle plaid I had to have it. It is soooooo soft. Large enough to wear as a blanket on a  cold plane ride and then toss it over your shoulder when the night gets chilly. I paired it here with my corduroy skit and white button down. Both Fall staple pieces in my closet.

xx, Nicole
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