9 Things I Packed For Japan

Friday, June 22, 2018


As you know Travel is my favorite hobby. I had a prior post about my travel must-haves here {it's one of my most popular posts} and now I'm adding a few extra things I purchased for this trip and I'm loving:

1. Mophie Charger
Life saver! It's a bit heavier than the one I owned before {a tiny credit-card-size one from Anthropologie} but it does charge my phone back up to a full charge faster. While the Mophie does take a couple hours to charge, it is long lasting power. I was able to use it 3 days in a  row without re-charging.

2. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
This lip balm is by far my favorite thing, I own it in every color but Rose is my go-to. I dare to say it's more moisturizing and softer than the FRESH Lip Balm -and at a fraction of the price!-. Perfect for a No Make-Up look I like to do when I fly.

3. Floral Pajamas
Wanted  new lightweight jammies, and these ones are adorable. Perfect for humid summer nights in Japan {their AC is not as strong as our AC, had to work with that}.

4. Packing Cubes
These were a gift from my brother for Christmas; I had done a couple trips earlier this year, but this was the first time I used the entire kit. LOVED THEM. They keep my stuff organized and easy to reach without having to move and unfold everything in my suitcase

5. Coola Sun Silk Drops
Love summer, hate shiny sunblock on my face {but I still wear it}. I have fallen in love with this Coola product because it is non-greasy and very lightweight, SPF 30. It dries matte and does not interfere with my make up at all. If you're going to try one beauty product this summer, this should be it.

6. Truffle Clear Clutch
My BFF gave me these bags as a gift. I started using the large one on my carry on to gather my chargers, cable, battery and headphones. Once I arrived in Tokyo it was easy to toss it in my leather tote I was using daily. The large clutch is large enough to fit everything but slim enough to slide easily inside my bag.

7. FRESH Rose Mask
Been using this twice a week for about two months now. I usually pack a mask when I travel because I find myself with a bit more time while getting ready. This mask refreshes my skin and moisturizes it at the same time. A great multi-tasker!

8. Longchamp Leather Tote
Birthday gift from my husband. Bought it in Lisbon during our spring vacation. I love this type of leather because it is not easily scratched. The size is great for everyday use {it's been my go-to for the office} and perfect for travel. I own the taupe color with baby blue interior, seen here, color choices are endless.

9. Athleta Chelsea Cargo Pants
Like these so much I bought them twice in black and navy. It is the perfect travel pant for 10+ hour flights. Does not wrinkle, lightweight, comfortable and fit. I've worn mine with my loose gray linen sweater, navy sweatshirt, chambray button up, cashmere etc. They pack really small and dry quickly. I only wish I had bought them sooner.

That's it for this travel essential update, hope some of these items make your packing easier.

Talk to you soon!
xx,
N. 

White On White

Wednesday, June 6, 2018




 Top // Shorts // Bag // Sandals 

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been so busy this week prepping for a big trip this coming weekend, I leave Saturday morning. While shopping for it I went to Madewell {as per usual} and found this summery off-the-shoulder top for less than $20 bucks! I’m loving the colorful embroidered details and could see myself wearing it with boyfriend jeans, shorts and my overalls. My favorite part is that although the sleeves are long it is very lightweight. It’s been 100+ degrees in Austin so my denim shorts have been making an appearance almost every afternoon, love the high waist style that keeps my tummy tucked in even after tacos and margaritas :)

Talk to you soon!
N.







Green Printed Skirt

Wednesday, May 23, 2018














Top {sold out, would look good with this too!} // Skirt // Belt {similar}// Bag 

We shot this look two weeks ago, the day before I cut my hair short. I am quite surprised that I don't miss it. It's been nice having to style MUCH less hair than ever. In case you have not seen my new summer look, you can check it out here. Now on to the outfit, while shopping in Portugal I came across this skirt when I was walking out of the shop, immediate love at first sight. I could see myself wearing it to the office with a button down or with the sweater top I'm wearing above, or with a gray tee and sandals over the weekend. I just love the print and colors so so much. What do you think of the midi length? I can decide if it makes me look short or if it looks good. Part of me wishes I was a little bit taller. I'm currently shopping for my summer vacation and see the style everywhere. 

Can you believe this weekend is the unofficial start to summer?! Time is going by so fast! I'm so excited for all the trips we have planned for the rest of the year. What are your plans? Where will you be going? 

Happy Hump Day! 

xx, 
N. 


The Skinny Overalls

Monday, May 14, 2018

















Overalls // Top // Bag // Sunglasses // Shoes {similar}

It’s my birthday week and Royal Wedding week…I AM SO EXCITED! I celebrate my birthday the full month of May, but birthday week is really when I go all out: eat what I want, shopping, dinner out...it’s so fun! My husband is out of town this year so I’ll be celebrating with an all-girls dinner on Wednesday. Speaking of shopping I have been wanting these overalls for months and they never go on sale so once I got my birthday gift card from Madewell I immediately pulled the trigger and ordered them...they are SO cute. I got them in size small and they are perfect {I'm a size 2, 27 jeans, 34B}. I was afraid they would stretch out and get baggy as I wear them but they hold their shape. Definitely worth the price. I’ve had this silk blouse for about a month now and I love it, it’s perfect for the office with my wide-leg olive trousers or casual with my overalls as seen on this outfit. Leather flats are from this small Spanish brand that I found and fell in love with. They look and feel exactly like Repettos but the price is nowhere nearly as high; I love the quality and simplicity of the design. Sadly they do not ship to the US yet, so I tagged something similar.

And in case you haven’t seen my latest insta, I chopped my hair! I was getting so tired of the time it takes to get ready in the morning {I’m a wash-my-hair-everyday kind of gal} so I decided to get a cut and I love it!

Talk to you later in the week!
xx, Nicole
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