two shirts, one girl

cords: Loft // chambray: American Eagle // sweater: Target // shoes: Target (similar)

Things I could have done in the time it took me to layer a sweater over my button down:
Made a replica of the Eiffel Tower out of waffles
Watched all of Scandal
Waited in the drive-thru line at Starbucks on a 20° day
Bottle fed a litter of kittens
Taken down our Christmas tree
Learned how mirrors work
Written this blog post

This isn't the most exciting outfit I've ever worn, but I figured that if I put in the effort of laying two shirts, then you might as well see it. I hope you've enjoyed this segment of "Cold Weather Makes Nicole a Little Nutty."


  1. Hahaha. Did it reaaally take that long?

  2. bahahha, this is why I never layer sweaters over button downs! It always looks so effortless when other people wear things like this and honestly if you hadn't told us that it took you so long, I would have thought it was effortless for you too! Thanks for making me feel normal :) hah
    I like this outfit regardless of how simple it is. It's the perfect casual work outfit and something I'd totally wear.
    Also, Scandal-RIGHT? Are you caught up?

  3. OHMYGOSH yes! This is such an issue! I always see this looking great on other people and it always feels bulky/uncomfortable on me. Button-ups tend to fit me a little weird because of the shape of my torso so sometimes I think, I could totally wear this if I put a sweater over it, and then as soon as that sweater is over my head I'm like nope, this was a mistake. It looks so cute on you though! Also, digging the red cords with leopard shoes. Colors and animal print has been something I've kind of been into lately.


  4. Pahahah!! It's SO true! Layering button ups and sweaters is just too much work to make it look right and comfortable. Has it warmed up there in Austin? It's already back up to 63 here today. Womp womp. Cold weather never lasts more than 2 days here -__-

    <3 danielle

  5. I LOVE your flats! And the color of your pants is gorgeous!

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  6. Hahaha, I love you forever for this! I feel the same way - I only just started layering button ups with my cardigans this fall, and it took me forEVER to figure out how the heck to get it to work. I haven't tried wearing a regular sweater with a button up, though, because I know it would be all lumpy and bumpy and annoying!!

  7. This outfit really stands out to me! I think it's the deep jewel tone ruby of the pants paired with a black top. Looks very classic Audrey Hepburn-ish. I'm loving this look on you!


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