Nails, Bags & Things!

Good afternoon & happy Monday! I hope  you all had an enjoyable weekend. As usual, I was running and ripping around the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area, lol! I did however manage to get a little rest on Friday night.

I want to get right into today’s post and talk about nails, bags & thangs! ;-) When it comes to clothes, my style can sometimes be simple so I always turn to accessories or a nail color to give my look a little something extra. (I’ve talked about that before on the blog here). As I’m going through the process of purging my jewelry box(es), I thought other day, what better time to do so than around the holiday season? It seems like jewelry and other accessories are always fun and more blingy this time of year, right?




I’m a huge fan of  studs and statement necklaces. While I purchase the majority of these items from thrift stores or vintage shops, I DO love stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom for affordable and unique pieces. Macy’s sells a lot of cute Betsy Johnson and Michael Kors earrings and necklaces – perfect brands for jewelry revamping. I’m also a sucker for a good, durable watches. I always wear one, weather it works or not, LOL! The ones pictured above are very stylish, classic and fun. You already know I go crazy for anything leopard so the Nine West one is my fave!



A self proclaimed “Bag Lady”, I believe having a statement clutch, a tote and a cute makeup/cosmetic bag is essential. For the Fall/Winter, clutches are my go-to for all events. They’re compact, stylish and won’t clash with your outfit. For work and weekend purposes (see post here), I prefer a tote bag. This time of year, there are so many affordable totes to pick from. Fringes, animal print, solid – you name it, it’s out there. Check the choices above for inspiration!

fallnailsLast but never least, nail color is also important for the change of seasons. I’m really into deep reds, blues and grey for Fall 2013. Having a manicure, DIY style or from the nail shop, is a perfect way to polish and top off your look. A lot of people think summertime is the only time to pay attention to nails but I disagree. Fall and Winter can do a number on your hands; especially if you have dry skin like me. Treating yourself to a manicure once a month will keep your hands soft and pretty. A great nail color will also compliment those rings and watches you’ll be wearing this season. :-)

So tell me, what accessories and nails colors are you into this Fall? Are you in the jewelry revamp process too? Let me know! I always love your feedback. Take care and until next time, be blessed!


Thrifty Thursday: Thrifted Favorites, Old & New

Hey friends! Welcome to Thrifty Thursday on the blog! I’ve complied a few of my favorite thrifted jewelry items (and shoes) below. I’ve been revamping my jewelry and accessories lately and I’ve picked up a few pair of earrings in the process. I’ve also been an eBay junky lately too. I am a huge fan of bidding on earrings, necklaces and other accessories and my most recent pair are pictured below. Both were less than $1.50. Yup! I find deals just about everywhere ;-)

I’m also looking to spice up my shoe selection. If you don’t know by now, I’m a HUGE fan of flats. I wear them about 85% of the time. I’m trying to get back in the swing of heels and wedges because after graduation (in May), it’s all about working full time and I want to “dress the part”. Of course, I look for comfort when looking for heels and the two that I thrifted a few weeks ago are pictured below. The booties are very comfortable and can be worn all year. The animal print heels are high but surprisingly, they’re not that bad to walk in. I’ve also been loving motorcycle boots lately. I’m on a hunt for a nice pair so suggestions welcome!

All in all, I’ve done a pretty good job of thrifting lately. I enter the store with a list of what I need and once I check the item off, I’m on to the next. I’ve been a very focused thrfiter *patting myself on the back*. So much so that I’m thinking of doing a wardrobe challenge involving thrifting for the New Year. More info on that later ;-)

So which pair of earrings or shoes from my recent thrift collection is your fave? Have YOU been thrifting lately? What’d you get?

Enjoy the pics and be sure to enter my current holiday giveaway HERE! Be blessed and be safe!


PS Speaking of thrifting, check out my latest post HERE on Eye Spy Fashion’s blog! I thrifted 2 outfits for under $30, head to toe! 

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Throwback Thursday: From the Archives

Morning, friends!

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite looks from my old blog, Nic’s Picks. I’d love to get your feedback on which looks are YOUR favorite. So feel free to chime in and let me know. You can also see more throwback blog pics HERE.

Take care & be blessed!


Look 1: Thrifted Blazer, Marshall’s Dress, Bakers Sandals, Thrifted Jewlery 
Look 2: Dad’s Denim Shirt, Target Sandals, Bakers Necklace
Look 3: Marshall’s Blouse, Bakers Purse, Fergie Flats, Thrifted Ankh

Look 1: INC Blazer, Target Tee, Thrifted Pants, Fergie Flats, Love Cortnie Clutch
Look 2: Charter Club Leopard Dress, Bakers Cuff
Look 3: Thrifted Suit, Ebay (BCBGeneration) Heels

INC Blazer, Thrifted Pants, Express Fats (Ebay), Ebay Necklace, Thrifted “Arm Party”

Thrifted Sweater, Pants & Watch
Nine West Purse