Happy Anniversary Parents!

As I mentioned last week, my parents are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, and today is the day!! This is a special day for the two of them and I’m so lucky we were able to celebrate while my sister was home earlier this month. I already posted some photos of my outfit from that night, but here are some pictures from our dinner at Angelina’s Ristorante. A great way to celebrate to great people. Love you mom and dad– I hope to have a love as great as yours one day!

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By the way, I just got back from the most AMAZING homecoming weekend, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

Xo,
Nicole

 

All Dressed Up || Fashion Fridays

You may remember I wore this outfit once before, but I decided to dress it up this time. Last Saturday night my family and I went out for a surprise anniversary dinner for my parents. Their anniversary is next week, but since my sister was home for a min break last weekend we decided to celebrate then. She came home on Wednesday, and that night we presented them with a poem hinting about their dinner with a time to be ready, and gave them mini champagne bottles. On Saturday after pumpkin picking, we got ready and drove them to dinner. They still had no idea and we made sure they couldn’t see so they couldn’t figure it out! When we got to the restaurant they were SO surprised and beyond happy! The dinner from start to finish was amazing. I’ll be sharing more pictures from the actual dinner, but for now here’s my outfit post from that night!
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What I’m wearing::
Ann Taylor Loft shirt || Marshall’s skirt (old) || Payless cheetah heels || Old Navy clutch || Forever 21 necklace (old)

I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I’m heading down to my college tonight for homecoming weekend and I’m so excited!! I can’t wait to tell you all about it :) Enjoy your weekend!

Xo,
Nicole

Pumpkin Picking

If you follow me on Instagram or have seen my previous post, you know I went pumpkin picking this weekend. On Saturday my sister, parents and I drove into New Jersey and ended up at Eastmont farms. It was such a nice day out! It even got close to the low 70s, so of course I was a little confused with what to wear. I ended up putting on a light V-neck sweater, chambray shirt, leggings and my cargo boots. It was perfect for when the sun wasn’t out but light enough for when it heated up.

We were able to pick a bunch of apples– I already brought some to work for lunch and they were ah-mazing. And my dad collected some to bake pies. We also picked some pumpkins and even a fresh spaghetti squash! I’m so excited to have that one night this week. I took a bunch of pictures in the fields and decided to share them below!

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I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! This rainy weather is getting me down, but we’re so close to the weekend!

Xo,
Nicole

Playing Catch Up

Oh my goodness hello! It has been a week since I’ve posted last, but boy has it been a crazy one. My sister came home for a few days last Wednesday, so all my free time after work was spent with her.

Friday night I went out for my friend Stephanie’s 22nd birthday! We went to the Standard Biergarten in the Meat Packing District. It was such a fun time!

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On Saturday my family and I went pumpkin and apple picking in New Jersey. We took a ton of pictures which I will be sharing soon! For lunch we went to a diner near by. After pumpkin picking we went home to relax for a bit as we had dinner reservations that night. My parents’ 25th wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of the month, so while my sister was home we were surprising them with dinner. We gave them a poem that gave them the time but they were clueless otherwise. We even blindfolded them so they wouldn’t know where we were going! They were absolutely surprised and so so happy! It was such a nice evening with my family.

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On Sunday I went on another pumpkin picking trip, this time with my friend Maddy. I drove up to North Jersey and we went to a nearby farm. After, we carved pumpkins– the first time I did so! It was such a fun time. We also went to lunch before I left at a nearby diner.

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It was one of the busiest weekends I have had in a while, but such a great one! It’s the beginning of a very busy fall, and I’m so excited.

Xo,
Nicole

Champagne for Breakfast

If you know me or you’ve read my blog, you know that I am a HUGE fan of champagne. It is my go-to drink of choice, no matter the occasion. Back in the winter, my mom got me this Champagne for Breakfast sweatshirt for Valentine’s Day. It is light weight, but warm enough for chilly days, and it has the cutest saying. I’ve worn it to brunch and even to a basketball game tailgate (of course mimosas were involved at both). I ran some errands yesterday morning and decided to throw on the sweatshirt. I paired it with my utility jacket, leggings, and my cargo boots. I really need to build up my collection of champagne shirts, and actually drink some champagne. Unfortunately it’s been a while.

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Do you have any stores you love getting cute graphic shirts from? Please share with me!

 

Xo,

Nicole

Cheetah Girl

IT’S FRIDAY!!! Hallelujah. It has been such a long week. In order to avoid traffic in the morning, I’ve been getting up a little earlier. Although I’m a little more tired, I’m definitely a lot less stressed. On Wednesday during my lunch break, I took a walk over to the Old Navy in SOHO because I knew that had a sale going on. I picked up this cheetah scarf and a new pair of nice leggings, so I definitely had to wear them yesterday. Minus the shoes, I’m wearing head-to-toe Old Navy (shocker, I know).

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What I’m wearing::
Old Navy Chambray shirt || || Old Navy Leopard scarf || Old Navy Ponte-Knit leggings ||
Marshall’s flats (old) || Michael Kors watch || Essie “Case Study” ||
Lancome Lipstick in Fleur Impressioniste

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! I will definitely spend it relaxing on my couch :)

 

Xo,

Nicole

Please Purchase

How is it Thursday already? I feel like the week flies by sometimes. Not only is tomorrow Friday, but today marks one week until my sister comes home for a break! I cannot WAIT to see her.

So back to today’s post. Sometimes I feel like I just have a running list in my phone of things I want to buy. I’ve put together a few things that I currently cannot wait to purchase. Most of the time I have to wait until I can actually shop in person, because I am always too nervous to shop online. Here is a list of my “Note to Self: Please Purchase” list. Enjoy!

 

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AE tee || 23 is my lucky number, and besides sporting a Michael Jordan jersey (which I actually won when I was little) it would be fun to wear my lucky number another way.

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Blog weekly planner notepad || All of my favorite bloggers have been posting pictures with their new Heart and Arrow Design blogger notebooks! I may wait to ask for this little beauty for Christmas, but it is still on the list right now. (And yes, I have started my Christmas list).

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Jcrew tech gloves || I really want to pick up a cute/ trendy/ practical pair of gloves for winters in Manhattan, and I think these fit the bill.

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Kate Spade phone case || Right now I am constantly switching between my Mophie charging case, a plain blue case, and my pineapple case. I want a case that can carry me from fall into winter. This case is so cute yet so simple, and can easily make that transition.

What do you think? Anything you’re loving right now that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!

Xo,
Nicole