Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Polar Vortex

Coat: Topshop / Top: Ralph Lauren / Dungarees: ASOS / Shoes: Blonde + Blonde

My parka has been an essential during this polar vortex. It can't seem to get above 30 degrees, so that makes wearing dungarees difficult. However, my parka makes any outfit, even one with tights, super cozy and warm.

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Much love xxx Nina

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lots of Lux

Sweater: J.Crew / Pants: H&M / Jacket: ABS / Shoes: H&M

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! Final exams have been taking over my life, but now I am free to blog again. Decided to kick off my return to the blogosphere with an outfit of the day tied in with a bit of beauty favorites. If you can see in the pictures above, I am wearing a bright blue nail polish color! 

I took a trip to CVS the other day and picked up a new nail polish from Essie called Lots of Lux (hence today's title). It was a total impulse buy, and I was skeptical at first, since I find it hard to work bright colors into my wardrobe (and this bright royal blue is definitely out of my comfort zone!). However, I quickly fell in love as soon as I stroked on the first dip of polish.

It's the perfect in-between-winter-and-spring color and it leaves your nails with a cool rocky texture as well. Although the Essie website says to stay away with top coat for this one, I put it on anyways and cannot be happier with the results. If you decide to go along with Essie's advice, it comes off more glittery than rocky.

This will definitely be my new favorite nail polish, and hopefully it won't chip. I highly recommend finding it at your local drugstore.

Here is a close up photograph of my nails today!

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Much love xxx Nina

Monday, January 20, 2014

Style Crush: Olivia Palermo

I realized that I hadn't done a Style Crush post in a while, so I decided it's time to share with you my love for Olivia Palermo's style. Her fashion week and simply everyday street style takes over my tumblr when I check her tag, and I absolutely love her blog.

Below are some of my favorite looks from her! (My favorite being the third picture in the second row... absolutely stunning photo as well)

She also recently got engaged to Johannes Huebl, who is equally as stylish and has his own men's shoe line.

Here are some of my Olivia Palermo inspired Polyvore sets :)

Much love xxx Nina

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Current Obsession: Zara Coats

I decided to share with you my latest obsession: Zara coats. I recently got my first one, which you have seen a few times - the checked one in the middle of the top row. It's my favorite thing ever. I would buy every single coat Zara put out for A/W if I could!

Here are some looks on how I would style some of my favorite Zara coats :)

This look is something that I would wear to school. I love the combination of the fur hat and fur hood, as well as the combination of the stripe and tartan patterns. This Zara bag is perfect for school, and ripped jeans make the look all the more casual.

This outfit would be perfect for a cool night out for dinner. This Zara coat is absolutely amazing, and over the knee boots plus this dress (that I also recently got!) go perfect together. A fun cocktail ring and structured Prada bag complete the dressy look.

I love how everything Zara makes can magically go together in an endless amount of combinations. This black hooded coat is both beautiful and warm, and paired with this amazing playsuit and pointed cut out shoes would be great for a night out. The statement necklace makes it even more special.

Here is another casual outfit that can be worn to school or simply running errands! I tried on this checked Zara coat and had to restrain myself from buying it. It can be dressed both up and down, and so can these studded loafers from All Saints.

This last look is with my coat. In this set, I decided to pair it with this amazing velvet and lace dress along with my favorite shoes at the moment. Teamed with a simple evening bag from Mulberry, I would wear this ensemble to a fancy dinner or event.

Much love xxx Nina

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Get The Leather Look - My Style Essentials

Here are my style essentials!
For spring and summer, I especially love jumpsuits, fun sandals, camisoles, blazers, and silk shorts. In autumn and winter, jumpsuits are still a must - so are blouses, oversized coats, fluffy sweaters, and studded shoes. As you can see, leather is necessary year round :)

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Much love xxx Nina

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dressy Dungarees

Dungarees: Topshop / Top: H&M / Shoes: H&M

I love the combo of blouses and dungarees. It makes wearing something so casual a bit more special. As much as I would love wearing heels with this combination, my quilted slip ons did just fine for school. Shop the look below!

Much love xxx Nina

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Make the Most of Your Closet

Sweater: H&M / Dress: Zara / Shoes: Converse

As a student, I always try and make the most of my closet. I mix and match my pieces to come up with as many outfits as possible. Sometimes I write them down in my journal so I don't forget! I came up with this combination late last night and just had to wear it today. It was super comfy, minus my sheer tights from H&M that keet ripping. Definitely need to invest in several new pairs.
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Much love xxx Nina

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Leather on Leather

Top: Piper Gore / Jacket: ABS / Skirt: One Clothing / Tights: Zara / Shoes: Blonde + Blonde

The fact that the whole top half of my outfit is from TJMaxx just goes to show my obsession with the store. People don't give it enough credit. You can really find some amazing pieces there! It's all about the hunt though - sometimes you strike out and sometimes you win big. I love how they now have a "runway" section featuring high end designers such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Rag & Bone, Rachel Zoe, Proenza Schouler, and countless others. Those pieces are on huge discounts, so stop by your local TJMaxx and see what you can find! You never know :)
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Much love xxx Nina