1 // wish i were wearing

This actually started out as my monthly wishlist post, and then I realized I accidentally created a super cute outfit of things I want. So, now I have a new series on the blog! Don't you love when that happens?

// wish i were wearing:
// denim jacket: I'm so sad to announce that I have lost my denim jacket. I've been avoiding the topic here, hoping it would turn up. It disappeared sometime after taking these photos. I'm really stinking sad about it because I never ever lose things and I looooved that jacket so, so much. Oh, and it has my iPhone remote in the pocket, which has been really fun for outfit photos. But that's neither here nor there...or anywhere, apparently. So I need a new denim jacket. I've always loved the look of the American Eagle mid wash jacket, and I guess I have an excuse to buy it now!
// peter pan collar blouse: After assessing my closet for adult life outfits, I've realized that I'm in dire need of blouses. I have a couple of tie neck sheer blouses that look great with pencil skirts, but aren't very versatile. I love the shape and color of this particular blouse because it would pair well with any shape of skirt or pants. Holy transitional pieces, Batman! Plus, how can I pass up the peter pan collar and unique detailing across the chest?
// polka dot skirt: I'm a huge sucker for polka dots and I've been craving outfits created with a polka dot skirt base. After styling my floral skirt a bunch of different ways this summer, I realized that shorter, fuller skirts are really flattering on me. Who knew? I also love the fabric and dark navy color of this J.Crew Factory skirt, and I've already planned about a bajillion looks with it. This skirt will be coming home with me as soon as I have the funds. 
// colorblock crossbody bag: You know when you fall in love with something you didn't even know you wanted? Say hello to my new bag lust. Oh, Gap. You never cease to amaze me...or let me keep my money! I'm always hunting for a perfect crossbody bag and this might be the official replacement for my retired cognac purse. The foldover look is so trendy right now, but I think it'll continue to be a practical, chic look.
// low heel brown booties: Speaking of chic, are you not just dying over these booties? I have a pair of more slate-colored booties that I really do adore, but the heel is just too high for me to wear as often as I'd like. I've been searching for a pair of lower booties that have the sophistication of a grown up boot without the crazy high grown up heel. These fit the bill and come in such a lovely color. I could wear them with skinnies or dresses or polka dot skirts. Versatile perfection.

What are you wishing you were wearing today? 


  1. Polka dots is also my favourite things to wear. Paired with peter pan collars make it the top of my list!
    Have a great day!♥ xo
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  2. This is such a cute outfit! I love putting together outfit wishlists. I see you fell in love with Boden :)

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  3. I'll take one of everything, please! (two of those boots would be best!)

  4. UGHHH i am so sorry you lost your jacket!! That is awful :( I thought I lost my irreplaceable Pittsburgh Penguins jacket (definitely not fashionable, but it cost a lot of money) and I was seriously depressed. It turned up MONTHS later at my sister's house. the moral of this story? don't lose hope!! there's always hope it will appear out of nowhere :)

    second, looooove everything about this outfit. i need that top in my life!

    have a wonderful weekend, girl!

    <3 Jenna Brianne

  5. Oh my gosh, I have that denim jacket and I LOVE it!! The was and fit is super flattering. I wish it was larger in the shoulders but I couldn't find one that fit in the shoulders that wasn't also super baggy everywhere so I ended up settling. Super cute jacket though. I highly recommended it!

    Man those booties are amazing. I'm even more in love with your booties!

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  6. I've realized lately that I have basically no blouses either! I like to wear dresses to work because it's so easy to throw on in the morning and looks really chic and professional, but a dress is just a dress and there's only so often you can wear the same ones. I finally have some great work pants and a couple of good work skirts, so I really need to go blouse shopping.

    Also, I coveted booties all last year on Pinterest but never bought any because I thought they looked not good on me because of my thick legs. This year I've bought two pairs-a grey pair heeled pair that I think will look great with black and neutral work dresses and cuffed jeans and a pair of low heel tan ones with buckle embellishments. The brown pair I actually picked up on sale at Ross when they were having a big shoe sale, so you might check them out before ordering a pair online


  7. This is adorable! Love the styling here. I cannot live without my denim jacket. :)

  8. This outfit is just perfect! I definitely need that collared top and the booties. Okay, I need all of it. So happy to have just found your blog, I love your style! :)


  9. I have never seen a more "Nicole" outfit than this one! Could see you wearing this on the blogaroo in a heartbeat! That stinks about your blue jean jacket :/ If I were you, I'd be replacing it asap! Especially when it gets just slightly chilly down here in the south, the blue jean jacket is essential.

    <3 danielle


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