Personal Style Monday | Simple OOTD + an ASOS Giveaway

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty low key. The highlight was spending  Saturday afternoon and evening with my little sis. She and I went to the movies to see The Maze Runner and to my surprise, I really enjoyed the movie! The story line was well put together and easy to follow, and the movie kept my attention the entire time.  I’m actually looking forward to the sequel! Lil sis ended up spending the night with us – hubby and I decided to give my parents a break for a night, lol. With my grandmother away on vacation, I’m sure they enjoyed the house to themselves.

Jumping into today’s OOTD, I want to share a quick look at one of my “go to” outfits when I’m trying to be simple and no-fuss. It’s no secret that I love a good black and white combo and of course, I love my black leggings/pants. So this look is very true to my personal style. I kept it simple with a lightweight graphic t-shirt and paired it with my black pants and comfy flats. Lately, I’ve been living in these flats. Not only are they comfy, but I love the fun print.

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Tee Shirt: Bobeau, Nordstrom (Same) // Pants: Marshall’s (Similar) // Flats: Sam Edelman, Lord & Taylor (Same) // Sunnies: Target // Earrings: Gifted

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I’m all about simple this season. While I do plan to incorporate prints and bold statement pieces to my fall wardrobe, my goal is to keep my outfits as simple as possible. I really think the simple and minimal look will work for me this fall. I have a calendar full of events this season and my goal is to dress as comfortable, stylish and simple as possible. The less I have to worry about clothes the better, lol! Don’t get me wrong – I will still be fashionable with my OOTD choices. I just want to take a different approach when it comes to my personal style.

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 So tell me, what’s your style going to be like this fall? Are you into simple and minimal too? Let me know! 

Speaking of simple and stylish, check out this AWESOME giveaway that I’m apart of. It’s a great opportunity for you to spruce up your fall wardrobe. One more thing – don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 


HAPPY MONDAY!

We have officially entered into the fall season!
To welcome the fall season, the change of colors, and the great fashion,  I’ve teamed up with 25 other bloggers to bring you a chance to win $340 to ASOS for your fall must haves!
What can you get with all that cash?
Here are some things from ASOS that could definitely spruce up this year’s fall wardrobe :)
                             Made with Zeal  ||  I’m Perfectly Human ||  Jasmin Daily  
 
Now that you’ve taken a look at my ASOS favorites for fall, enter the rafflecopter below for your chance at winning this awesome giveaway! Plus, don’t forget to check out these other lovely bloggers!

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Linkups: How I Fall, Manic Monday, Let it Shine, Mix it Monday’s, I Would So Rock This

Personal Style Monday – More Summer Wardrobe Remixing

Happy Monday…and happy August! From the title, you can see today’s post is about (more) summer wardrobe remixing. I decided to give remixing another try with this colorful thrifted blouse/tunic. The 1st time I wore it was with shorts and sandals. Over the weekend, I decided to style it with a pair of denim and flats. Both looks, considered casual in my book, are extremely comfortable and perfect for summertime. I wore this outfit while running a few errands with the hubby, and actually ended up wearing it to work today. We’re able to dress down at the office during the summer, so this outfit seemed perfect.

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Tunic: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue // Denim: Roz & Ali, Dress Barn (Same Brand)// Flats: Tory Burch, Nordstrom Rack

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The whole idea of summer wardrobe remixing or wardrobe remixing in general isn’t a new one, but it’s something I’ve been adamant about this season. I really wanted to focus on wearing what was already in my closet. To my surprise, it’s been easier than I thought. I’ve been able to remix and rework a lot of my wardrobe items, which has saved a lot of money and time.

I have however purchased a few new accessories, which I think is smart when trying to remix certain wardrobe pieces. I mean think about it - you can wear the same black dress 3 or 4 times, but with new accessories, jewelry and shoes you have a totally different outfit. It’s all in the details. That’s what I did with this look; I changed up the jewelry, shoes (and pants) and bam! Another fashion forward and stylish OOTD! ;-)

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Bracelet: Purchased While on Vacation // Watch & Earrings: Thrifted

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Summer Wardrobe Remixing

Speaking of new accessories, check out my favorite link from last weeks linkup! LV of Food, Fashion & Flow is rocking her green Micheal Kors bag, gifted to her by her darling son for Mother’s Day. How adorable?! I love the bag and I’m sure LV plans to mix and match it with different looks year round. I’m also a huge fan of her animal print heels and crisp button down top; all of those items are perfect staples for a successful summer wardrobe remixing party! ;-)


So tell me, which look is your fave; the tunic with the shorts or with the denim pants? Let me know!

Now, it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 

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Linkups: Manic Monday, How I Summer, Mix it Monday, Share in Style, Fashion Friday’s, Fab Friday Faves, Style Sessions, Stylish Tuesday, WIW, Random Wednesday, GYPO, Style Me Wednesday, Tres-Chic Thursday, LYLS

Summer Plans for the Blog

Summer plans are always the best! Aside from traveling and enjoying cookout food, I also enjoy learning/trying new things. So it’s only right that I incorporate “something new” here on the blog, right?! ;-) Before I jump into my summer plans for WNJ, take a look at 3 of my favorite looks from June.

It looks like I was channeling a bit of a summer vacation vibe with the colorful prints, a relaxed denim look and a strapless maxi skirt turned dress.

In keeping with the summer vacation vibe, I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow, July 1st (through September 1st) I’ll be starting my summer blogging series, Summer with Nic! Take a look below to see what you can look forward to for the 1st part of the series in July!

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1. Blogger Features. I’m SO excited to share some style and inspirational interviews with you all. I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite beauty and (personal) style bloggers for this and it’s going to be GREAT! You can look forward to their beauty, style and wardrobe tips, along with their inspiring blogging stories and words of wisdom. These bloggers have inspired me in some way since I started blogging. To introduce and re-introduce them to you will be quite a treat!

2. Style Challenges. As you can probably see, I’m all about maximizing my wardrobe this summer. So for the month of July, I plan to complete my 1st style challenge by sharing (another) Same Dress Many Ways challenge.

3. Nic’s Picks Collaboration(s). Last month, I did a photo shoot for my online shop and this month I plan to share the photos here on the blog! I also plan to talk about how to effectively style vintage pieces for the summer (and fall).


So tell me, what do you have planned for your blog this summer? Also, what are your vacation plans for the summer – going anywhere special? Let me know!

I hope you all are excited as I am about my #summerwithnic series. I’ll still sharing other style and outfit tips with you, as well as inspirational posts and giveaways. Oh and no worries – Personal Style Monday will still be going on as well. ;-)

That being said, it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 

P.S. Check out my personal style pick below from last weeks linkup! 

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My Personal Style Pick from The Week of June 23rd – Cheryl of Oh to Be a Muse

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Linkups: How I Summer, Funday Monday, Mix it Monday’s, Stylish Tuesday, Style Sessions, Random WednesdayMidweek Muse, I Feel Pretty, Let Your Light Shine, Working Girl Style

Personal Style Monday | Why You Should Invest in Statement Jewelry

Hey there! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m still coming down from a wonderful weekend, so I’m feeling pretty good for a Monday. Side Note: See some of my weekend events here :-) Before we get into today’s post, just wanted to give you a heads up about my June giveaway. I’ll be announcing the giveaway items this Wednesday; check out my Instagram for a sneak peek of one of the items! :-)

Ok, now…let’s get into today’s Personal Style Monday and talk why you should invest in statement jewelry!

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1. Stand out. Investing in and wearing statement jewelry is a sure way to stand out and make a fashion statement. There’s nothing wrong with following trends and wanting to emulate some popular styles. But adding a unique statement piece will help set your outfit apart.

2. Add the WOW factor. Do you have a few outfits in our closet you aren’t wearing because you feel like it screams, “Blah”? I guarantee that if you add one statement piece, you’ll see the same outfit in a different light. Adding one piece can instantly take something like a plain denim button up shirt and a pair of slacks to another level.

3. Express your Personal Style. I enjoy wearing statement jewelry because it’s a way for me to express my personal style. On days when I feel like wearing something simple, throwing on a unique thrifted ring or an interesting cuff  with a pair of vintage earrings makes the outfit my own. Little touches like that go a long way when is comes to personal style.

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I’m not the only one who loves statement jewelry. Blogger and DIY/vintage extraordinaire Sacramento of Mis Papelicos is also a fan! Her personal style submission from last week caught my eye. Not only do I love her skirt and neon heels, but her DIY (statement) earrings were the perfect finishing touch! A follower of Sacramento for a few years now, I’ve always admired how her style choices and statement pieces speak to her personal style. She enjoys and has fun with fashion; something that’s always refreshing to see. I’m also smitten with her love of vintage clothes; we’re definitely kindred spirits when it comes to all things vintage! :-)

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So tell me, are you a fan of statement jewelry? What are some of your favorite statement pieces to date? Let me know! 

Now it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 

P.S. Feel free to grab a button and let people know you’re a regular here at Personal Style Monday! Thanks in advance. :-)

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Linkups: Manic Monday, How I SummerMix it Monday, Monday Morning, Visible Monday, Stylish Tuesday, Style Sessions, Thrifters Anyonomus, Random Wednesday, WIW, GYPO, Look What I Got, 101 Things I Love, I Would So Rock This, Let it Shine, Spotlight Weekly

Personal Style Linkup – May Style Wrap Up

Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was SUPER busy for me, but I must say that it was a productive one. The highlight of my weekend was my Nic’s Picks photo shoot! :-)  My Dream Team and I worked pretty much all day and the end result will be fabulous! If you want to take a look at some behind the scenes photos, check out my Instagram page. We had A LOT of fun and I can’t wait to share the finished product with you all.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of my favorite looks from May. Looks like print was the name of the game for May, lol! I’m happy to see that I branched out a bit and wore heels quite a few times. Thank goodness the weather warmed up because as you can see from my picks, I’ve been dying to bare my legs. ;-)

 

I also wanted to highlight a few of my favorite Personal Style Linkup outfits from last month. These ladies all have a different sense of style and I LOVE it! Each of their looks has a certain item or element that caught my eye. And just a side note, I’d like to request each of their outfits in my size, please and thank you! ;-) Let’s take a look! 


So tell me, what were some of your favorite looks from last month? What about my Personal Style picks  -pretty fab, huh?! Let me know!

Now it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 

P.S. Feel free to grab a button and let people know you’re a regular here at Personal Style Monday! Thanks in advance. ;-)

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Linkups: Manic Monday, Fun Day Monday, Mix it Monday, How I Summer, Little Miss Fashion, Watch What I’m Wearing, Style Sessions, Mama And More, Stylish Tuesday, Random Wednesday, WIW, Spotlight Weekly

Personal Style Monday – What to Wear to Work

Another week means another Personal Style Monday linkup! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Mine wasn’t that busy. There were  no events, no pressing deadlines…it was really nice. I was actually able to plan and lay out my outfits for the upcoming work week. I mean how many Monday’s, or days in general, do you wake up wondering “what to wear to work?” I do all too often. So planning ahead this weekend was a dream come true! Take a look at 5 items on my What to Wear to Work List and you’ll see why this outfit is work-wear appropriate

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1. A Pair of Black Slacks. These pants are SO comfortable, thanks to the expandable waist and the stretch material. I usually wear them twice a week – usually Monday and Thursday (after I properly Fabreeze and throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet). But the most important reason these pants are work-wear perfect is because they’re machine washable. 

2. Cardigan, Blazer or Lightweight Jacket. Depending on your work environment, the temperatures vary. In my office, I sometimes get a bit chilly so I usually carry or wear a lightweight jacket or cardigan. Another thing you can do is leave a cardigan at work. I keep forgetting to do that, lol.

3. Sensible Heels. For me, kitten heels and comfortable flats are  work wear essentials. I love a good heel and a nice wedge but while at work, I choose to be stylish and sensible.

4. Minimal Jewelry. As a jewelry lover, wearing minimal jewelry can be challenging. I LOVE showing off and wearing great pieces and piling on bracelets and rings. But for work, I stick to simple pieces – studs, medium size hoops, a watch and one (or two) bracelets. Sometimes I’ll add a ring or a necklace but nothing too gaudy.

5. A Medium or Large Size Handbag (or Tote). When I’m not carrying my work bag, I opt for a larger purse. There are days when I carry papers or folders home from work. Having a something to carry it all in, that also fits my wallet and cosmetic bag inside, is important.

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Top: Gifted (old)// Slacks: Macy’s (I.N.C)// Kitten Heels: Nine West// Purse: Gifted (Arcida)// Denim Jacket: Gifted // Jewelry: Thrifted

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Speaking of “What to Wear to Work“, check out one of my favorite looks from last weeks linkup! I really love Cookie’s look – her jumpsuit is fantastic and the floral blazer was a perfect touch! This effortless look is also perfect for springtime!  Be sure to stop by her blog, Takei Inspirations, and say hi! 

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So tell me – what are some items on your “What to Wear to Work” list? Does your 9-5 call for pumps, flats or sensible heels? Let me know!

That’s all for now! Until tomorrow, be blessed & be safe…XO!

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*Linkups: A Beautiful YouManic Monday, Mix it Monday, Funday Monday, Trend Spin Linkup & Sunday Style**

Februrary’s Personal Style Recap

Hello and happy Personal Style Monday! I’m coming down from a very busy and exciting pageant weekend. Yes, pageant season is in full swing and this weekend I was honored to severe as one of the judges for the International Junior Miss Maryland, DC & Virginia sate pageant. Getting to know several beautiful, motivated and intelligent young ladies was such a treat! I also had the chance to reconnect with some of my pageant family, as well as get to know many new faces. My family was there too so all in all, is was a very enjoyable weekend!

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Moving onto today’s post, I wanted to do a brief recap of my February outfits. Needless to say, the weather has been stuck on freezing for several weeks so I wasn’t able to snap or post as many looks as I planned. However, I did enjoy the looks I did share!

I stepped outside of the box when I wore my sheer maxi skirt and I absolutely LOVED that I went for it! The skirt has become one of my favorite wardrobe pieces – there are so many ways I can wear it, while showcasing my personal style. I also enjoyed wearing a little color this month. Form the thrifted red pants  to the blue thrifted Janet Jackson inspired jacket, color was indeed present!

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Of course I had to bring out the thrifted cape and show off my thrifted menswear stlye. I also stayed true to my casual and chic personal style when I dressed for the snowy weather. My thrifty grey ensemble kept me warm and stylish! ;-)

So tell me, what was your favorite look from February? Were you a fan of the sheer skirt or the thrifted menswear? Let me know! 

Also, don’t forget to linkup your outfits below - I enjoy checking out your personal style! All I ask is that you link your outfit back to this post and don’t forget to visit other bloggers too!
Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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February’s Personal Style Roundup

 **Linkups: Sunday Style, Stylish Tuesday, Style Sessions & Thrifters Anonymous**

Personal Style Monday – Snow Day OOTD

Happy Monday! I’m still getting over all the snow we got here in (Howard County) Maryland. I think the total accumulation was somewhere around 15-17 inches or so. While it was pretty to look at, it was no fun shoveling and digging out our cars. LOL! But we got it done – fingers crossed that’s the last of the snow for the season!

As you can probably imagine, I didn’t wear my most fashionable threads during the snow days. I did however wear this outfit right before the heavy snow came – this is my version of a (pre) snow day OOTD. ;-) Not 100% prepared, I didn’t have any boots so the thrifted flats had to do, lol!

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Beanie: Dollar Store// Scarf: Gifted// Coat: Simply Be// Denim: Thrifted// Flats: Thrifted// Men’s Sweatshirt: Thrifted// Purse: Bakers (old)// Necklace: Thrifted// Ring: Purchased in Greece

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Despite the snow, I was still able to enjoy my Valentine’s Day with the hubby. We went to the movies, lunch and shopped a bit – nothing too big. The movie we decided to go see was About Last Night. Can you say, hilarious?! Kevin Hart and Regina Hall were the perfect funny duo while Micheal Ealy and Joy Bryant were the perfect sweet balance. Overall the movie had a good message and provided a nice hearty dose of humor. If you haven’t seen it, you should make that your next movie choice.

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So, did you get any snow in your area? What did you wear this weekend? Did you wear a snow day OOTD too? Let me know and be sure to link up your latest outfits below – I want to see your personal style! Don’t forget to link your outfit back to this post and feel free to visit the others who linked up too! 

Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Be blessed & stay safe…XO!

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**Linkups: Manic Monday, Style SessionsSunday Style Linkup, Stylish TuesdayStyle Elixir, Get Your Pretty On & Mix it Monday**