some clothes and some words

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blazer: Forever 21 (similar) // blouse: Forever 21 (similar) // jeans: Forever 21 // shoes: LuLu*s

photos by Briley Noel

I am especially short on words and feeling a little all over the place today, so let me just say that:

01. I really love this outfit. I felt simultaneously like a genius and a dope when I thought of it because, duh, how had I not thought of it before.

02. Buying a blazer without a collar was an excellent choice. I tend to get sad looking at photos of myself where I have a stiff and masculine collar because it doesn't quite feel like me. This feminine take on the classic is much more my style and I feel great both wearing it and seeing it in photos.

03. I'm taking new head shots for work this week and I'm putting a stupid amount of thought into it. Because you definitely care, I've decided that I want to appear creative, rather than simply professional, but I want to look legit and not flighty. My solution? A headscarf, of course! Briley is taking our head shots (because she's the best), so I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

04. If you have any extra posi vibes (or if you're the praying type) and can send them our way, it would mean the world. I've vaguely mentioned that there is some family stuff going on, and someone has a big surgery today who could use your good thoughts.

It's Wednesday! We can do this!


  1. Sending good vibes your way.

    And the work headshot thing I totally get. I spent a week staring at my closet hopelessly, and then went for my ol' standby dress, which was probably a no-brainer from the start.

  2. I'll be praying! Also, this outfit is just perfect. So classy and chic. I have been loving your style more and more!

  3. You and your family are in my thoughts, Nicole! xo

  4. Sending lots of positive vibes your way! I hope everything is ok *hugs*

    Also, you look SO DOPE in this outfit. Will be stealing this for future work outfits, don't you worry! <3 Hope you have a fab Wednesday!

  5. Praying for you and for family girly. Hope everything goes well!
    I'm with ya, wearing a blazer can sometimes seem masculine, but yours is totally feminine! I like how you paired teal with your rasberry flats (or at least they look rasberryish to me)!
    And I hope you share your headshots because I'm sure they'll be totes gorgeous. :)

  6. thanks for your prayers, sweets! and yes -- the flats are raspberry! they're my favorites right now! i'll be sure to share head shots with y'all, by popular demand!

  7. thanks lady. it was a rough day, but all the posi vibes were definitely felt.

    you would look rad AF in this outfit. i think i'd like it even better on you!

  8. thanks for your good thoughts, Meghan! they are so appreciated.

    by popular demand, i will be sharing the head shots! haha, i extra hope they come out well now!

  9. thanks for the good vibes, love!

    yes! i am probably going with my standby LBD, which i know you shouldn't really wear black, but i think it will work out with this particular photo situation. figuring out a second outfit just in case!

  10. Gathering ALL the happy thoughts I can muster and sending them your way via owl and telephathy!! I absolutely love this outfit: professional and fun and very Nicole! I'm with you on hating stiff neck blazers, which is why I usually go for sweater blazers, so that they're nice and soft!

  11. Ughhh, I'm so behind on blogs right now and I feel awful that I didn't know about the surgery in your family. I really, really hope that the surgery went well! XOXO to you and yours.


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