Knot Sweater Goals

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Outfit Details

Knot Sweater (black no longer available); Similar herehere // (Dis)stressed jeans // JadetBootie //Strappy Heels – Charlotte Russe last year; Similar herehere here // Similar Necklace here & here

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Obsessing over this casual night-out outfit! I have been wanting one of these knotted sweaters for a while now and finally found one I love. I actually wore this backwards because I liked the cropped look with the knot in the front. The way this laid on me it was not revealing to the point where I couldn’t wear it backwards. The knot in the front created a cropped type of look. Also, wearing my new favorite jeans from Vestique. I talk about them a bit here, but I can’t talk about them enough. They fit perfectly, have some stretch in them, and are so comfortable. I highly recommend them!

I always look for a cute casual outfit so whether we decide to go out last minute or do a casual drink night, I am ready for either occasion. I also included the outfit a little more dressed up with a chunky necklace and strappy heels for those looking for something a little more dressy!

What’s your go-to casual yet dressy look? Let me know in the comments below.

Delicious Smoothie Recipe

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Items Pictured:

Jamba Appliances Blender // Protein Powder // Multi Compartment Shaker Bottle

My favorite after gym meal is a nice green smoothie! I have been obsessing over this protein powder (limited edition) and it’s taste. I have tried various flavors and have never been disappointed.

I came across Ideallean about two years ago when I was looking for a protein with a good flavor so that I could make protein pancakes without them tasting bad. This is now the only protein I will buy. It’s extremely reasonably priced and so delicious!

My go to smoothie is usually:

1 honey crisp apple

1 banana

1 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)

2 tablespoons Almond butter (organic from Costco)

1 cup kale (sometimes a little more)

1 scoop protein (Ideallean)

You can always change this up with different fruits and peanut butter. I also found that this tastes good with pineapple too, instead of the apple. I always add greens into my smoothie to make sure I am getting enough vegetables in my day.

I also have to mention how amazing this blender is. You can juice items in here as well. I put oranges and lemons with the peel in there and it completely blends everything. I highly recommend it!

Hope you enjoy! What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

Business Casual Attire

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Details

Blazer // Jeans // Shirt // Shoes – Charlotte Russe last year; Similar here here // Similar Necklace here & here // Optional Belts herehere, & here

A business casual look is finally here. This is something that I would wear to work on the daily or even for a drink out. It is classy yet not so business-like. My company allows casual business attire-wear when we are in the office and I look forward to those days!

I absolutely love these jeans. They are comfortable and perfect for everyday wear or a night out. They even have some stretch in them! I am wearing a size 4 (27) and they fit a bit high-waisted which I love. I am obsessed with the ruffle detail on the sleeves especially with a blazer where you can see the small details. I am also wearing a medium in this but wish I sized down for a better fit. Calvin Klein has always been my go to for blazers. They are made so well and last forever. I am wearing a 4 here.

What is your favorite business casual look? Are there any other looks you would love to see?

 

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Beautiful Blue Lace Dress

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Details

Dress // Shoes – Liliana; no longer available. Similar Shoes  

They have this amazing dress in blue, white, red, and black. I have been obsessing over this for a while now and have wanted to buy it in white. I knew I had a good friends bridal shower coming up and knew this dress would be perfect for the occasion. I received so many compliments on it and got asked so many questions on the fit. I got this in a medium, but it was actually kind of big. I pinned it so you can’t really tell but i found myself constantly pulling it up throughout the day. Based on my measurements and their size chart I should have gone with a small. Make sure to always check the chart against your measurements! Overall I absolutely loved this dress and purchased it in the red color too! Perfect for any occasion and so beautiful.

These shoes are so comfortable. I actually purchased them last June for my bridal shower and they are a constant now. I bought them from Nordstrom Rack and they are called “Liliana.” They are no longer available but I linked an almost identical pair.

Do you love lace dresses? Have you been looking for a dress like this?

XO,

Nina

Everyday Makeup Items

Makeup Details:

  1. Tartiest Glow Pallette  – I use the dark powder “sculpt” to contour my face & use “strobe” sometimes for my highlight

2. Rose Gold ELF Palette– Rose gold colors look really good with brown eyes, so this palette is my go to

3. Stila Eye Shadow Palette – No longer available; very similar here

4. Master Fix Loose Powder – Love this Powder to bake over my concealer

5. Tarte Radiance Drops – GUYS… this stuff is amazing. I use it after my I put my matte lipstick on for a little shine, and I also put a drop in and mix it with my foundation for a glowy look, I LOVE it!

6. SOBA Eyeshadow

7. “Sun Dance” Bronzer – I have tried so many bronzers and never found one I liked, until I got this Bronzer.

8. 222 “True Beige” Foundation – This might be a little too dark for me since I don’t have my usual tan, but usually this color matches me year round. It also stays matte and really nice on my face which is always dry.

9. “Sweet Cherry” Lip Exfoliator – I use this every single day. It helps to remove dry skin from your lips and help to exfoliate them. It is my go to especially before putting lipstick on.

10. “Santorini” Highlighter – I always use this Highlighter unless I forgot it at home. The shine is AMAZING! I HIGHLY recommend it.

11. “Deep” Brow Pencil

12. Make up Sponges –  here & here

13. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara – No longer available; similar here

14. Maybelline Concealer (Contour Stick)

15. Tickled Pink Blush

16. Brush Set – Similar here & here

I use most of this makeup every time I do my makeup. I especially love some of these items like the Kylie Cosmetics highlighter, the Tarte items, and my mascara, and cannot do without them. I usually have a good mix with some higher end items and drug store items. If the product is good I will usually splurge to get it time and time again.

Is there any makeup you have wanted to try but are not sure how well it would work? Let me know if the comments below!

 

XO,

Nina

Vestique Favorite Finds

Vestique Finds

Details

  1. Knot Sweater – I have this in black from Charlotte Russe, but ordered it from Vestique in the brown, love it. They are selling out fast!
  2. In A Ruffle Sweater – I love ruffles and think this is adorble
  3. Do More Sweater  – wearing this in my post HERE
  4. What a Gem Earrings – Comes in gray and a light pink
  5. For the Love of Lace Skirt – Just ordered this beauty!
  6. Ellie Earrings – They have blue and white in stock, LOVE
  7. Unforgettable Skort – I need this in my wardrobe. It would look so cute with a sweater or a the Sol Searching Blouse linked below.
  8. Market Full Of Sunshine Maxi – Just got this for vacation
  9. Sol Searching Blouse – Also comes in red. Obsessed with this top
  10. Lacey Love Bralette – Comes in 4 different colors!
  11. Tie Me In A Yacht Jumpsuit – The tie on this is so cute and I love that it goes to your ankles.
  12. Find Your Love Necklace – Such a cute necklace and staple accessory for any outfit

 

I love Vestique! I bought a few more things today and fell in love with so many of their pieces and knew I had to do a post about my favorite finds. Their pieces are such high quality and fit so well. I can’t wait to get the For the love of lace skirt, the Market full of sunshine maxi and a few other items in the mail! I wrote about there jeans in a post here, SO COMFORTABLE & flattering!

Would you buy any of these pieces? I bought two of the skirts and will most likely end up buying the rest at some point!

XO,

Nina


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