wooden beads and slip-on sneaks

slip-on sneakers outfit DIY wooden bead necklace cute utility jacket outfit casual spring outfit LOFT sneakers blonde wavy angled bob
jacket: Gap Outlet (similar) // tee: Old Navy // jeans: Forever 21 // shoes: LOFT // necklace: DIY


A couple weeks back I shared a recap of a super fun crafty event here in Austin where a bunch of fab ladies got together to decorate some beads. I'm surprisingly in love with the necklace I made, and I've been wearing it nonstop. However, you wouldn't know that because it's been too rainy to take outfit photos for the last few weeks, so here's a necklace-coordinating look to show it off.

Speaking of showing things off, I'd like to direct your attention to my brand new pair of baby pink slip-on sneakers. I linked to these in my CAMP checklist last week and quickly ordered them as soon as my tax return was deposited into my account. They. Are. Perfect. It's crazy how inspiring one new article of clothing, particularly a pair of shoes, can be for coming up with outfits. I'm so excited about all the outfits I have planned for these!

In addition to introducing you to my new favorite shoes, I wanted to introduce you to my new friend Chelsea! I got an email in January from a sweet girl who had just moved to Austin and wanted to connect. Chelsea and I became instant friends over coffee and limeade respectively talking about feminism, faith, and photography. She is such an amazing source of talent and light. I had a blast working on this shoot with her and I'm excited to share more of her work coming soon!

20 comments

  1. So stylish, modern, on trend and casually-chic Nicole. I could re-create this outfit in a heart-beat with my own pieces. I don't have a wooded necklace like yours though but I do love it.


    Hope all is well. Ada. =)

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  2. You're precious! These are some of my favorite pictures of you!!

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  3. I am moving to your city, borrowing everything in your closet (slip-on sneakers will be the first item), and then we're going to get tacos or burritos or ALL THE THINGS!

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  4. I love your hair! It's so pretty. And this outfit is wonderful :)

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  5. Okay I need to get a pair of slip on sneaks and an army jacket so i can copy this look asap! Love the lighting in these pictures, so lovely :)

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  6. first thought on reading this post - whaaaaaaaaaat happened to Briley?!?
    But beyond that, you're adorable.

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  7. Briley was out of town! She'll be back very soon! ;)

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  8. that's funny because i thought i was copying you when i put this together

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  9. yes. get here now. my shoes and tacos will be waiting.

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  10. HI. You're cute. Let's be friends. The end. Then keep on being friends and write sequels or something.
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  11. Girl, I wish I lived near you so we could hang out and talk about feminism and musicals and our awesome partners and our pets and pop culture. Sigh. We'll have to rely on social media for now ;)


    Also, I'm so glad you got those shoes - they look wonderful on you and I can't wait to see you style the heck out of them!

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  12. it's 2015 -- when are they going to invent the technology to fold the country in half so we're closer? or, you know, teleportation!

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  13. Simple, gorgeous outfit with a fantastic background! I have a container of wooden beads sitting around that just might need painting so I can make a necklace inspired by yours ...

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  14. You are seriously so cute!! I'm am totally copying this outfit when it's warm enough to break out my olive jacket! These pictures look great!
    ~Sara

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  15. I love the idea of a wood block necklace. I want to make my own now!

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  16. This background too! Love LOVE it, and it coordinates so perfectly with your casual 'fit (I know you purposely coordinate outfits with walls, right?) How cool that you met a new photog friend! She did an awesome job.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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  17. SERIOUSLY!!! That would be the greatest!!

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