Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Style and 2013 in Review

My style has changed so much from the beginning of the year. And in the last few months even. Joining the style blog community has changed the way I get dressed in the morning and how I shop. It's made me more confident to wear what I love and not care what anyone else thinks. Above are my favorite outfits from 2013, and below are some of the key items featured in my 2013 wardrobe.

I honestly never thought I would buy overalls, platform ankle boots, or a pinafore. I'm so glad that I did. My style continues to change and evolve. Below are items that I've recently purchased and can't wait to wear in the new year!

If you're reading this - thank you. Thank you for following me, reading my blog, and continuing to support me. It means more than you know. I'm so grateful for everything that's happened to me this year. But a new year is about to begin and bring fresh start for all of us! I have a few New Year's resolutions that I would like to share with you...

Stress less, enjoy and smile more
Continue to build my wardrobe
Make more Polyvore sets of various styles
Post more OOTDs
Meet a fellow style blogger!
Pursue fashion even more
Get organized
Be more healthy and exercise more
Read more, draw more, drink tea more
Hug my parents and tell them I love them everyday
Save up for a big fashion related purchase!
Keep a daily journal

I know it's a lot, but I want to do a lot. The sky is the limit! Don't let anything hold you back from completing your New Year's resolutions. 
"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one."

Much love and happy new year xxx Nina

Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter Playlist

Here is a list of what I listen to when I'm drinking coffee in the morning by the fire while watching my favorite movie, Love Actually, and making Polyvore sets! (Hopefully it's snowing outside as well to make the atmosphere even more perfect.) 
Music is one of my favorite things ever, besides fashion, and I love making playlists that mix old music with new music. My favorite "old" song on this list is Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones, I never get tired of it. My favorite "new" song here is definitely Cold Coffee by Ed Sheeran, I love listening to his lyrics.

Some other songs that aren't included on this list that I love for winter are:
Little Things by One Direction
Chocolate by The 1975
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
Who You Are by Ed Sheeran (cover)
Your Song by Elton John
Imagine by John Lennon

Here is some comfy fashion inspiration (a.k.a. my attire when blogging) :)

Much love xxx Nina

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December Favorites

I've compiled everything that I've been loving fashion-wise this December into one set. You've probably seen these items in my Polyvore sets time and time again. I've made my top five though:
  1. Zara checked boyfriend coat
  2. Dylandlex Falkor necklace
  3. Zara studded leather moccasins
  4. J.W.Anderson quilted leather biker jacket
  5. Kookai mini skirt

Shop the others here!

Much love xxx Nina

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kate Moss and some Fluffy Parkas

Parka: Topshop / Sweater: DIY / Dress: Zara / Shoes: H&M

Brought back an old favorite pairing of mine: my DIY sweater and Zara dress! This time I teamed it with my new parka and H&M platform booties. Snapped these pics before going off to see yet another movie (it's vacation... what can I say?). My dad took them, pretending to be Patrick Demarchelier, with the accent and everything. I couldn't keep from smiling, as you can see in the third picture.

Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Friday, December 27, 2013


Parka: Topshop / Sweater: Zara / Skirt: One Clothing / Shoes: Blonde + Blonde / Midi Rings: Forever 21

My Topshop parka finally arrived! I teamed it with my new favorite combo of sweaters and skater skirts, plus my Blonde + Blonde Bank Fashion booties. Went to go see a movie today, and I felt all warm and snuggly in what I call my "Eskimo coat!" The fur hood is super soft and you can take out the fur lining to wear the two shells separately. 10/10 would recommend.

Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Comfy Cozy

Sweater: Irish Handknit / Jeans: d.jeans / Shoes: Converse

My dad got this sweater for Christmas yesterday, and I fell in love! Thankfully, he decided to let me steal it once in a while (like today). My dad and I got breakfast at Starbucks and now we're sat watching movies :) Very happy to be comfy and cozy in my new favorite sweater. I noticed it looks a lot like my dream sweater from The Row, which I did a post on! Can't wait to style this in more ways (leather skinnies, thigh high booties, tartan coat, boyfriend coat... the possibilities are endless!)

Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


These necklaces are my latest obsession. Especially with Falkor, I've found they go with nearly everything. I never thought I would like these kind of bib necklaces, but I am so happy I found them! If you follow me on Polyvore, you may have seen I've been overusing them in my sets. Here are a few of my favorites :)
Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Christmas Tag

What is your favorite Christmas song?
All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey! She has the best recorded version, but I think the Love Actually rendition is better (sung by Olivia Olson).

What is your favorite festive drink?
I'd have to say a tall Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks. I love their holiday drinks, and this one is definitely my favorite one for Christmas time.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
LOVE ACTUALLY. Hands down.

What is at the top of your Christmas list?
And iPhone for sure, but I'm not going to get one haha

What is your favorite festive makeup or nail art look?
I love red lips (especially darker berry colors from Topshop - 1, 2, 3, 4 - as well as bright red ones!) and Essie's new holiday nail polish color: Leading Lady.

What is your favorite outfit for Christmas?
Anything tartan really! I'm definitely going to be wearing my Zara tartan dress with the contrasting Peter Pan collar today for church. If it gets colder, I'll layer a sweater over it or wear a cardigan. Definitely will be pairing it with my velvet jacket and some cute heels.

Playing out in the snow or sitting by the fire with cocoa?
Sitting by the fire with cocoa for sure! I love playing in the snow, but not as much as curling up by the fire with family listening to Christmas music and drinking some homemade peppermint hot cocoa :)

Do you love or loathe wrapping presents?
LOVE! I've been practicing loads this year and have gotten quite good I'm proud to say. I love stacking presents too and arranging them under the tree (I'm a bit wrapping obsessed to be honest haha)

What is your favorite Christmas food?
Definitely a Christmas dessert! I love Chocolate Nemesis - we have it every year!

What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Everything! But if I had to narrow it down, it would be shopping for presents, Christmas movies, dessert, and staying in with my family exchanging gifts.

Merry Christmas everyone and please join the tag! xxx Nina

Monday, December 23, 2013

Style Crush: Zoe Sugg

Lately, I've been obsessing over the YouTuber Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)! Not only are her videos amazing and hilarious, her style is fabulous! That is why she is featured in my latest style crush post. I know I haven't done one in a while, so I thought this would be especially fitting. Here are some sets that I've made that have been inspired by her. Thanks to Zoe, my love for the Alexander Wang Rocco, t-bar shoes, collars, knit headbands, and parkas have grown. Hopefully I can purchase some inspired pieces in the new year :)

Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Sunday, December 22, 2013

White Christmas?


Sweater: Zara / Dungarees: Topshop / Jacket: Topshop / Shoes: Blonde + Blonde

At this rate, we won't have any snow for Christmas! Everything is melting :( Hopefully it will stay another three days. Going Christmas shopping today and hopefully going to watch tons of Christmas movies (Love Actually... again...).
Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Essentials

Christmas is getting closer and closer... four days now! I have made a little set, pictured above, of the things I need every Christmas.
  1. Ornaments (I have a box of my own)
  2. Stockings (My relative hand knit me one that is perfect)
  3. Christmassy mugs (My favorite is my Santa one)
  4. Advent calendar (My mom knit one of mittens and we fill them with Lindt)
  5. Gingerbread houses (So much fun to make and decorate!)
  6. Candy canes (To hang on the tree and stir in hot chocolate)
  7. Fairy lights (Makes everything so twinkly and bright and fun :) I just love lights)
  8. Wreath (Love decorating these)
  9. Christmassy wrapping/boxes (Fun wrapping just makes everything so festive!)
  10. Christmas cookies (I'm a baker at heart)
  11. Starbucks Christmas coffee (Duh)
  12. Christmas jumpers (Topshop ones are killing me this season!)
  13. Angel decorations (We put ours on top of the tree)
  14. Nativity (One where you can play with the pieces!)
  15. Santa hat (To wear on Christmas day)
  16. Christmas music (To listen to while opening up presents)
  17. Poinsettia (My favorite plant ever really)
  18. Christmas tree (Obviously... my favorite part about Christmas!
Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina

Friday, December 20, 2013


Top: H&M / Skirt: One Clothing / Jacket: H&M / Shoes: H&M

It's vacation! Wore this festive number to celebrate my last day of school. Baked over one hundred cookies yesterday for my classes! It was about 50 degrees today, so the icicles from yesterday melted :( Hope the snow stays for Christmas.
Much love and happy holidays xxx Nina