Target Top

I really did not need another reason to get side tracked at Target, but this one is totally worth it! Some of the cutest on trend pieces at super affordable prices are now part of their new line “A New Day”. Update for fall without emptying your wallet. Blue stripes and leopard have been long time crushes of mine so those were no brainers! Yummy fabrics like cotton make your new wardrobe essentials easy to take care of. Shop some of my favorites from the line below!

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Happy Shopping!
XOXO,
Nicole

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Classic cardigan : from Nordstrom private label B.P. – when it comes to quality they nailed it this year! All of their sweaters are ridiculously soft!

Lush tee : I wear basic tees all the time so I’m constantly swapping them out. I was very excited to find this one! It is still sold out, but I’m sure it will be back and even full price was around $20! Other tees from the sale are below.

Boyfriend jeans : yes these are still a thing (now we’re calling them girlfriend), either way I’m still obsessed! I found a few pairs I really loved this year all linked below.

Black Lush Tank + Grey Cardigan-1 Black Lush Tank + Grey Cardigan-4

More boyfriend jeans and the yummiest tank ever! Keep an eye on the tank, it comes back in stock and then sells out about every 10 minutes! (linked above)
**It will probably be restocked after the sale and I believe full price was around $28.

Black Lush Tank-3

Wrap top : SO flattering! It gives great waist definition & has all of the features you would want from a wrap top to ensure things stay in place and you won’t flash anyone on the go. As of now, navy is sold out, but it’s still available in a gorgeous blush and a fun print if you can rock a bold print!

Classic denim : a dark wash classic denim is wardrobe staple every woman needs! Why not get it on sale?? This is definitely a piece to invest in – they will go the distance with you! I can’t tell you enough good things about them!

Suede boots : Guys, these boots! Sam Edelman has done it again, they feel and look much more expensive than they are. While I’m still a huge fan of over-the-knee boots, I was pleasantly surprised to find a more classic style in an updated material.

Navy Wrap Top-1 Navy Wrap Top-4


**my watch is not part of the sale, but I’ve had it for about 3 years and it’s still my fave so worth mentioning**

Dress of the sale : Each year I try and find a dress that I know will be my go-to for any occasion. Here is this years winner!! The length is appropriate for everyone, and it’s actually not skin tight which is super nice! Fits well enough to give you a shape but you can totally eat and sit in it!

Vince Camuto. Dress-2

Vince Camuto Dress-2

Suede moto jacket : unfortunately grey is sold out…but, if you can rock brown the cinnamon color is absolutely gorgeous and just about every size is still in stock!

Grey Suede Moto Jacket-2 Grey Suede Moto Jacket-1

I’ll be updating the “shop” area of my Nordstrom Sale tab over the next few days to ensure you have the latest info! We’ve been training for this all year girls, we can shop to the finish line!

XOXO,
Nicole

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The first pieces I look for each year in the Anniversary Sale are sweaters, boots, and denim. Typically more expensive items to buy so why not get a great deal on them?! Below I’m rounding up my favorites sweaters from the sale this year, along with a few extra goodies coming soon in more detail!

Grey Bell Sleeve Sweater-3 Grey Bell Sleeve Sweater-1

**sweater runs a little big, I’m wearing the XS**boots run TTS I’m wearing my normal 7**

Grey BP Bell Sleeve Sweater-1

**runs TTS I’m wearing the XS :: sizing runs XXS-XL**

Black Lush Tank + Grey Cardigan-2 Black Lush Tank + Grey Cardigan-3

**tee runs TTS (fit is a bit loose) I’m wearing the XS**Cardigan runs large I’m wearing the XS**Jeans run TTS**

Black Bell Sleeve Sweater-5 Black Bell Sleeve Sweater-2

**Sweater runs TTS I’m wearing an XS**Jeans run TTS – high waisted with a good amount of stretch**

Black BP Sweater-2 Black BP Sweater-3

**sweater runs a little big I’m wearing the XS**Jeans are TTS**sweater is a super soft ribbed knit!

grey patchwork sweater-2 grey patchwork sweater-3

**Grey tank runs TTS – if between sizes order down – I’m wearing the XS**Cardigan runs a little big I’m wearing the 2
**Mules run a touch small – order a half size up – I’m wearing the 7.5**

Happy Shopping!!! Feel free to message me if you have additional questions!

XOXO,
Nicole

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It is finally here! Christmas in July, best week of summer, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, they’re all one in the same! I’ve never met a woman who didn’t appreciate a great sale so we let’s dive right in to why this sale is so fantastic! It is no ordinary ‘end of season sale’ where everything is picked over. It is actually the exact opposite! Here are the basics you need to know….

What is it and what’s on sale??

New product for fall is coming in and it’s on sale for a limited time before going up to full price! Sounds crazy right?? It’s true though! We’re talking sweaters, boots, coats, athletic wear, beauty, you name it!

Items to look for!

Fall tends to be a more expensive season to shop in general because of the heavier fabrics like chunky knits and suede boots! Take advantage of the sale and refresh basics you know you will need like boots, sweaters, and jeans! It seems strange to think about purchasing these in July, but you’ll thank yourself once cooler temps roll around and you’re not scrambling for something to wear!
Most purchased items last year :
1. Shoes
2. Tops + Blouses
3. Cardigans + Sweaters
4. Denim

When does it start?

Early access starts THIS THURSDAY July 13 – Early access is for Nordstrom card holders only so make sure you have yours ready to go! They have a debit & a credit option to choose from. I’m not one for having tons of unnecessary credit cards, but shopping the sale early is well worth opening one! You can even sign up online here.

EARLY ACCESS July 13 – 20 
**one week prior to the public**
OPENS TO THE PUBLIC July 21 – August 6 
**prices go up on August 7**

How to shop the sale?

In store and online! I will be in the store on Thursday creating a “dressing room round up” of my favorites from each category in the sale! In addition to my favorite pieces, I’ll be giving personal tips like fit, the best colors, etc. All of the photos will be on my Instagram, Facebook, and of course here on the blog. I’ve created a “Nordstrom Sale” tab up top to make it easy to find everything you need!

Favorites from last year!

See you all back here later in the week! Happy planning & shopping!

XOXO,
Nicole

 

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White OTS top - stripe shorts

Over the past year or so we have all become extremely familiar with the off-the-shoulder silhouette. Tops and dresses alike have become more of a wardrobe staple than a trend piece. With so many variations, there is something for everyone! This silhouette works across the board, when done in a tasteful and classy way. If you’ve been hesitant to try off-the-shoulder tops or dresses, it’s time to join the party!

Stripe OTS top w- ruffle sleeveB&W stripe ruffle sleeve - leather shorts

Stripe TopWhite jeans | Gucci Belt | Sunnies | Clutch | Wedges

Stripe Top | Shorts | Sneakers | Earrings | Tote Bag | Accent Scarf | Sunnies

The silhouette has been extremely prevalent throughout the warm summer season, and it’s not going anywhere for fall. One of the easiest ways to transition your favorite top from summer to fall, is simply by pairing with dark denim and booties, instead of shorts and sandals. Stay true to your personal style and choose a color/pattern that will go the distance with you over the next couple of months.

Black OTS Dress - wedges Black OTS Dress - heels

Black DressWedges | Backpack (similar) | Earrings | Bracelet | Sunnies

Black DressHeels | YSL Clutch | Earrings | Gold Cuff | Lipstick

Another misconception is off-the-shoulder tops cannot be work appropriate. While this does depend on your career and office attire, it’s totally doable! Some styles can be worn up on your shoulders for a more ‘work appropriate’ look. Focusing on quality fabrics that bring structure to your outfit can also help take  you from work to weekend.

Stripe Lush Top Stripe Lush Top black pants

Stripe Top | Earrings | Denim Shorts | LV Clutch | Wedges

Stripe TopEarrings | Black Pants | Clutch | Pumps

Save slightly flowy variations for fun off-duty occasions like date night or a girls night out! Time to grab your favorite top and style away!

White OTS top - denim shorts 2 White OTS top - stripe shorts

White BlouseDenim Shorts | Earrings | Bracelets | Backpack | Sunglasses | Flats

White Blouse | Stripe Shorts | Earrings | Gold Cuff | YSL Clutch | Strappy Heels


**stripe shorts run small, order up**

XOXO,
Nicole

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Stripe Tee

I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer and enjoying plenty of fun in the sun! July 4th is just around the corner so it’s time to talk style for the most American holiday there is! Whether you’re keeping it casual or attending a festive dinner party I’ve got you covered. From your classic stripes to a trendy bell sleeve you’ll be set no matter what mother nature decides to throw at us! Make sure to find the discount at the bottom of the post to receive 15% off Red, White, and Blue pieces over on My Style Scoop!

  Chambray Dress – You can never go wrong with a great denim piece. I’ve paired with a casual sandal and fun floral bag to incorporate red, white, and blue. Top it off with a bright red lip and you’re ready to go!

Red Bell Sleeves – All of these tops are “throw on and go” pieces we love! Pair with sandals, wedges, or go bare foot by the pool! Pull your look together with a floral that incorporates every color.

Knit Tank – A knit sweater doesn’t necessarily mean long sleeve and winter. Here the cutest tank is ready for summer in a festive red and white stripe. (also great for football season depending on what team you cheer for) Use the color to break up a denim on denim look and accessories with your favorite neutrals.

Floral Tank – A beautiful floral print is always in style! This strappy tank gives feminine vibes with dainty straps and a ruffle accent. Perfect for a slightly dressier event. I’ve paired with flares for a little extra pop!

Stripe Tee – The true example of classic with a twist, a ruffle sleeve gives this stripe tee a major advantage. Pair with a pop of red in jewelry or a handbag. This tee is great for dressing up or down depending on the occasion!

Casual Friday -- Denim jacket is a necessity! I've linked two price points & you can shop straight from your inbox with👉🏼 @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/2bpQD #liketkit 📷 @katedavisphoto

Stripes, bandana, and red lips 💋 - officially ready for Memorial Day weekend! Shop these summer staples here : http://liketk.it/2ou9I @liketoknow.it #liketkit 📷 @krissyleighkimsal

Classic Tee : White & Stripe – Absolute staple piece for me, especially in the summer. Paired with denim and a red lip you have the “American Girl” look down! Take it to the next level with a bandana tied around your neck, wrist, or handbag.

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Embroidered Details – Embroidery is one of the hottest trends this summer! Make a statement in a solid or print with a few added details. The gingham incorporates off-the-shoulder, while the white has a dramatic bell sleeve and a cutout back!


White Eyelet – Nothing says summer like a gorgeous white eyelet blouse. The lightweight cotton is breathable and perfect for warm temps. Style it up with blue and red accents for the 4th, and then pair with your favorite ankle pant later in the week for work!

Now it’s time to choose your favorites and take advantage of our 4th of July Sale – take 15% off all Red, White, and Blue tops on the My Style Scoop Shop with CODE :: JULY4 — I’ve also rounded up my favorite accessories, shorts, and beauty for 4th of July weekend below!

Cheers,
Nicole

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Nordstrom Sale

I hope you all have been following along and enjoying my latest venture, My Style Scoop! It has been an absolute blast taking on a new challenge and seeing how we can continue to serve you when it comes to styling needs! While getting Style Scoop off the ground, I’ve taken a little break from blogging on here! You can catch up with my latest post on the Scoop here.

The Nordstrom half-yearly sale is currently happening and definitely worth sharing with you all! I just updated with “shop” tab with some of my favorite pieces. From tops and dresses to shoes and handbags it’s all there. Everything is in stock and most importantly, in multiple sizes!! Happy shopping and I look forward to being back on Nicole-Alexander with you all!

XOXO,
Nicole

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Chambray Tie Top 9

By now we all know and love chambray! It won us over many seasons ago and has continued to evolve making sure it always has a place in our closet! This tank is spicing things up for spring with a subtle plaid print and tie front detailing. Tie it as tight or as loose as you like, or maybe not at all if you’re tucking the shirt in! Chambray is definitely in the “basic colors” category along with your blacks, whites, and greys. Look at it as such, not as a blue shirt, and add fun pops of color with shorts, pants, and accessories! Versatility is key when it comes to a staple piece and this top lends itself to endless outfit possibilities. As always we’re here to inspire you to get creative in your closet! Below you’ll find our style guide for this adorable chambray tank….

SHORTS
Pair with a solid classic or fun print for an easy summer ready look. Add a pretty clutch and wedge to dress up your look!

outfit details : topshorts / clutch (similar) / necklace / bracelets / wedges

PANTS
Paired with a fun little pant this look can be dressed up or down! Simply swap sandals for a nude heel and you’ve got a perfect day to night look.

outfit details : toppants / clutch / sunglasses / necklace / bracelets / earrings

Give the top a totally different look simply by tucking it in!

outfit details : toplinen pant (similar) / handbag / wedges / choker / earrings

Xoxo,
Nicole

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