Karen Walker Denim Skirt

Friday, October 26, 2018











Top // Skirt // Boots // Bag // Earrings

Denim skirts made a come back early this year during Spring. I was a bit hesitant to adopt this trend because it was giving me college flashbacks {Abercrombie & Fitch tees + denim skirts all day every day}. But Karen Walker day viewed her collection with Madewell last month and she made me change my mind. I love the bow detail and the length of the skirt, it is short without being uncomfortable; and the stretchy denim hugs me in all the right places. Runs true to size. I can see myself wearing it with soft sweaters and booties during weekends and even sneakers and a crisp white button down for a casual Friday at the office. 

My earrings are by local Austin designer Rebecca, the Dalmatian agate stone is the perfect shade of green to wear with this top. I think it will look great with ivory sweaters and black tops. I wear a lot of olive green to the office and these earrings have been on constant rotation since I got them two weeks ago. You can find more of her designs here

Happy Friday! We are gearing up for a nice sunny weekend here in Austin. I am so excited to spend time outdoors and maybe do some patio drinking :)

xx, 
Nicole 


Holiday Prep: Christmas Cards

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


It's that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner and my holiday prep is in full swing. Just placed an order this morning for our new Christmas tree {finally a big one!} garlands and wreaths. Cannot wait to start decorating!

Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love both getting them and sending them. To me, they represent the wrap up of another fabulous year. I always spend a lot of time deciding on the perfect design. For our first year I sent a wedding themed card since we were newlyweds, on year two the theme was our new home which we purchased last March, and this year I can pick just about anything! With so many options, I was thrilled to see Basic Invites actually sends you personalized samples, the best way to experiment with different textures, colors and designs. They have over 500 options to create Christmas cards!




Aside from the wonderful selection in Holiday picture cards, here are some of my favorite features of Basic Invite:

Color Customization - Their service allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options, so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Colored Envelopes - You choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to envelopes so that they can make your card stand out even before it is opened. Envelopes are peel and seal {such a time saver!}.

Free Address Printing
- They offer this amazing address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process, best of all, address printing is free!



If you are a business,  they also offer a selection of Business Christmas cards as well. And right now you can get 30% off any Christmas card order with the code holi30



My plan is to get my Christmas cards ordered, get all my gift wrap needs done and knock 8 gifts on my list before the month ends. There is no better feeling than crossing things off my Christmas to do list. 

xx, 
N. 

*Thank you Basic Invite for partnering up with me for this post. 









Indigo Silk Jumpsuit

Friday, October 12, 2018












HATCH is one of those brands I came across accidentally while perusing on Instagram. I immediately fell in love with the flowy looks and simple fabrics “but it is a maternity line and I am not pregnant.” I told myself. Until I went to their actual website and discovered their moto is to create long lasting pieces for before, during and after pregnancy…score! I partnered up with them and selected this gorgeous indigo silk jumpsuit that can we worn year round. I wore this outfit last night to grab dinner with my husband and will be styling it a bit different on Saturday night to go out. It is the most comfortable piece I own and the silk is quite substantial and thick so the shape of the jumpsuit remains intact while is being worn. When I was selecting my size I considered sizing down since I am not expecting but I went with their size guide and turned out perfect. Now I find myself scouting their website weekly to see what’s new. So many adorable choices!

Happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

xx, N.









Raven + Lily Silk Pants

Friday, October 5, 2018













Pants // Sweater {similar} // Shoes // Earrings

Olive green is one of those colors you can treat as a neutral and wear year-round. The same applies to silk fabrics and relaxed cuts which makes these Raven + Lily pants the perfect piece to splurge on. Have you shopped there yet? {they are online!} It is one of my favorite local boutiques;  focused on empowering women and fair trade. They have the most beautiful shop at The Domain along with a new co-working space for women. I went in there to peruse a week after the space opened and LOVED the set up and relaxed atmosphere. The girls at the shop are also incredibly sweet and helpful. Already eyed a couple things I'll be getting as Christmas gifts. 

While checking out he new space, I picked up these silk pants because I could immediately think of 3 outfits to create {my shopping golden rule}. I paired it here with my favorite purchase from last fall, my Vince cotton sweater and my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE purchase of Fall 2018, my Gucci loafers. I've been seriously wearing them 4 times a week since I got them. I'm in love.  

Happy Friday and ACL Weekend! Hope you all have fun things planned. 

xx, N. 














































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