Why This Is My Favorite Closet Staple

Thursday, February 8, 2018








Trench // Top // Pants // Bag // Heels // Sunglasses 

Trench coats have come and gone in my closet in every size, color and fabric imaginable,  at one point I even purchased a hot pink one {what was I thinking?!} from GAP. Needless to say,  bright colored or printed pieces rarely get utilized as much as simple classics. I had been on the waiting list for Everlane's classic khaki trench for about five months and it finally shipped last month. It is SO CUTE! I have been wearing it non-stop since I took it out of that box. It quickly turned into my favorite layer to throw over my office outfits {such as the one above} or over my leggings on my way to yoga. It has a slightly oversized look. I'm a size 2 and purchased the extra-small; I have worn large thick sweaters under it and they fit quite comfortably. I have also worn it over thin dresses and a tight simple bow on the belt will make it look. The black pants I'm wearing on this outfit are my weekday office go-to's. They are very comfortable and look great with just about any blouse tucked in. 

As as side note, sorry I have been a little MIA on my blog. I'm trying to get more educated on running a website and that has taken up most of my time as of late. But I'm very excited to tell you that I am learning a lot and can't wait to put everything I have discovered into practice. 

Hope you're having a wonderful week!
xx, 
N. 













































Blues on Blues

Wednesday, January 31, 2018









Earlier this year I became obsessed with finding new jeans. I had been buying nothing but Madewell denim the past couple years and I wanted something fresh. While browsing Anthropologie online {most likely for things I don't need} I found this pair of Mother jeans that were calling my name. I promptly ordered them in my usual size and a smaller size just in case {Whole30 is messing with my closet}. The smaller size fit and they are sooooo comfortable. The fabric has a lot of stretch on it which makes them very flattering. I'm also loving the raw hem; a small details that still makes them wearable everywhere. I can't really wear ripped jeans to work but this little detail goes unnoticed in the office :) I paired them here with my trusted Madewell top and LV bag and Veja sneakers which are THE MOST comfortable sneakers I have tried in a long time. 

xx, Nicole 






Whole30 Weeks 2 & 3

Thursday, January 25, 2018



Yesterday was the last day of week # 3 on Whole30…and I FEEL GREAT! The amount of energy I have in the morning is somewhat shocking considering I am not drinking coffee anymore {I have been on the weekends when I have more time to grab a cup at my favorite coffee shop}. From time to time I will reach for a chai tea at the office, mainly because I love drinking something warm in the morning. Here are a few benefits that kicked in this week:


*So.Much.Energy

*Sleep better

*Back rash is gone

*Skin is clear

*Better mood

*Not bloated

*No PMS at all {this is usually a big issue for me}

To say that I am a total believer in this detox regimen would be an understatement. For the first week I was daydreaming about a piece of chocolate cake or a red velvet cupcake. I am no longer craving sugar the way I used to, I still want a little bit of sweetness sometimes but now I can satisfy the craving by eating 2-3 dates and calling it a day. I am also at a point where I am not sure a cupcake is worth losing all this energy and benefits of eating clean.

It does get easier as you go along. Once I started seeing the changes in my mood, body and skin it became easier and easier to stick to a clean diet since I love the results. I still have not weight myself but did try on some old clothes that I have not fit in years and they now fit like a glove. I’m so eager to see how much weight I have lost!

What To Eat

Day 1
Mushroom egg scramble with avocado on top
Water

Sweet potato hash with fried egg on top
3 small dates

Snack: Banana

Flank Steak
Guacamole
Grilled Bulb Onions


Day 2
Fried Eggs with Trader Joes Sausage on the side
Almond milk

Spinach, Tomato, Avocado Salad
Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt & Pepper dressing
Sparkly Water

Snack: Apple with Tajin

Peppered Pork Chops
Garlic Brocolini


Day 3
Banana dipped in Almond Butter
Hardboiled Egg
Tea

Rosemary Lemon Chicken
Cauliflower Rice

Snack: Sliced Mango with a pinch of salt 

Crock pot short ribs
Roasted Carrots &  RosemaryPotatoes 

Restaurant pick of the week:
MODERN KITCHEN 

They have an amazingly healthy menu. I go for the plates, usually chicken or steak with a side of roasted vegetable and a side of sweet potato mash. Yum!

That is it for this week, can't wait to tell you all about it next Thursday when I am FULLY done with Whole 30. 

Have a great day!
xx, N.


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