- Author: Sydney Nichelle -

Lazy Fashion

"Fashion"

The holiday season has begun! Your clothes have [probably] gotten tighter and laziness has set in. You need a break from the monotony of life and just want to cuddle and keep warm. At times this lull reflects in our clothing choices. The Fall/Winter season is notorious for oversized tops and chunky knitted sweaters. Our need to dress to impress either rises exponentially with festive wear or decreases significantly. Well, today, I am speaking to latter: the lazy, chill, and easygoing dresser. Oversized clothing is so comfy but it doesn't always look great on my small, curvy frame. To complement my figure and add definition to my waist I often belt shift dresses and loose tops. It's a quick and simple solution that instantly transforms a look. I find oversized Oxford shirts to be so…

December 1, 2017

Re-styling

"Styling"

Scenario: You wear a popping outfit and you're ready to show out. You do indeed show out, but you don't see anyone you know. Furthermore, you don't post the outfit on Instagram. Now, you can wear it again with no shame! Have you ever been anxious about someone calling out a repeat outfit? Social media has propelled us into believing that we shouldn't repeat outfits. We should spend an infinite amount of money on clothing and stay on top of trends. Repeating an outfit is not on my list of fashion faux pas. I don't have the money for that. If I love an outfit I put together, I'll wear it again but space out the time before wearing it again. For those of you who want to be more subtle and repeat only…

November 19, 2017

Styling Classic Pieces

"Styling"

Sydney's the name girly's the game. Okay, that was a little corny, but it's true! I just can't resist a girly, feminine look. I've been dabbling in more casual looks, so I decided to dress it up and go classic. If you're working to create more stylish looks, I would recommend classic styles. Classic silhouettes fit most body types and classic styles are the easiest to pull off. They won't go out of style. Flashy clothing items draw people in but there's nothing more chic than standing boldly and pristinely in a classic look. SILHOUETTE Because I am an hourglass shape, full skirts balance out my big bust and help to accentuate my shape. Every classic wardrobe should have an A-line skirt. It is incredibly versatile and timeless. This faux leather, midi length skirt…

November 18, 2017

The Jord Watch Influence

"Fashion"

This post is in partnership with Jord Watches I'm a procrastinator and unorganized. Managing my time has never been my strong suit. Now that I have a son, I've realized that my time is not my own. My world was flipped upside down when I had to spend all of my energy on caring for him. It was a rough adjustment. There's a belief that parents never have time for themselves; that's not entirely true. While I am often running around the house, thinking of three things at once, and planning ahead but I have taken control of my time. Recently, I've reflected on how much time is wasted throughout my day. It seems that once I get a breather I end up milking it for all its worth...which isn't very productive for a…

November 16, 2017

A Basic Guide to Successful Thrift Store Shopping

"Styling"

I love thrifting!...though it wasn't always that way. When my mom went thrifting as a kid I would be completely embarrassed and ashamed. I hated the smell and idea of buying clothes second hand. But one day I took a chance and gave it a try. I found the cutest screen tees and label clothing and was henceforth sold on second-hand shopping. As my interest in styling developed, I found it fun to find dated clothing and create modern looks. I love a challenge! I reveled in seeing questionable items and then turning it into a look. This charade isn't as fun and effortless to some, so I've created a guide to successful thrift shopping FAVORITE ITEMS TO PURCHASE AT THRIFT SHOPS Sweaters Pants Blazers Sweaters are essential for Ohio weather. Because many sweaters are…

November 13, 2017

Fall Date Night Outfit

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Date night. The usual descriptor words for a date night look are sexy, attractive, and special. We want to look our best and feel our best. As the weather cools, it can be hard to pull together a flirty yet weather appropriate look. I'll get back to that in a month or so, but for now, let us take advantage of the mild weather. Rompers are perceived to exclusively be for the Summer, but they can easily accommodate the season's change with proper layering. Rompers' emphasis on the legs welcomes an alluring and flirty vibe. If you'd like to amp up the sex appeal, choose a romper with cutouts or a plunging neckline. For this look, I chose a lacy romper. The navy romper and black lace offer a nighttime, lingerie-like style. To unite this…

November 6, 2017

Fall Outerwear

"Fashion"

It was just a month ago that I was begging the weather to coincide with the season. Now, the weather has turned chillingly cold and I'm shivering between takes. I'm the least resilient in the face of cold weather, so I was unsure on how to feign warmth without a jacket. Then a lightbulb shone that lead me to styling Fall outerwear! This post includes two statement outerwear pieces on the opposite ends of the spectrum. The oversized teddy coat offers a classic look while the black cape offers a sleek and edgy look. I find that teddy coats are perfect for a petite frame! The oversized silhouette will offer coziness and really emphasize the statement this item provides. I paired this coat with a tulle hemmed dolman sweater and strappy neutral-tone sandals to…

November 1, 2017

How To Dress Casually

"Styling"

Have you seen the meme where the dress code for an event is meant to be casual but there's that extra friend that comes in thigh high boots and a faux fur coat? That's me. Even when I try my darndest to look casual my looks never seem to be....casual. I am a firm believer in looking presentable at all times. I am not well versed in dressing casually but I am definitely confident in my ability to dress up. Casual merely translates as relaxed and informal. It does not mean you need to look like a bum. (Save the ratty sleeves and discolored items for home!) Put your best foot forward and place intention behind your casual looks! Casual Look Quick Tips: Choose comfort with a polished finish. Ex. Non-sweat material jogger pants…

October 20, 2017

Class Meets Edge

"Fashion"

Menswear is such a bold expression of a classic look! My go-to chic look incorporates the menswear trend by way of oxfords, trousers, or a blazer. Trousers will 9 times out of 10 elevate any ensemble whether paired with a dressy or casual top. A well-fitting pair of trousers is essential for a tailored wardrobe. I have been on the hunt for various styles and I was extremely happy to come across this versatile pair! Wide leg silhouettes are on trend for the Fall. The asymmetrical, overlapping front adds edgy flair. My favorite styles have merged to create a subtly dynamic look! Finding a top to pair with these pants was difficult to locate amongst my various shades of black tops. As a last resort, I half-heartedly threw on a kimono. So not to…

October 19, 2017

Unconventional Place #2

"Unconventional Places"

  THE LOCATION I love food! The grocery store is the first place I want to go on payday. I frequent Kroger and find joy in shopping in the natural food section. Shooting here seemed very fitting to me. I eat a dairy-free diet and find most of my snacks in this section. I am obsessed with Skinny Pop, Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn, Larabars, Coconut Almond Bark Thins, Justin's Almond Butter, Almond Milk, and Mocha Cold Brew Coffee with almond milk. (If you are looking for any recommendations) I'm also a little picky. My friends and family know it can be a process for me to find something I eat and subsequently like. Convenience is usually not on my side. I consider my diet a reflection of who I am: I am very…

October 10, 2017