DO NOT “Shop Till You Drop”

You probably read that title and went…”what the heck is going on?!”, “has Nicole been abducted by aliens?!” but I promise you, it’s me! Buying, styling, try-ing on, photographing and sharing new clothes is basically my job. But chances are, it’s not yours. We live in a consumer driven world where we are constantly encouraged to buy the latest and greatest and essentially over-indulge at the sake of our bank accounts, to stay on trend. But that shouldn’t be the case. If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it about quality over quantity.

So for today’s post, I want to share a few items that I consider staples in my closet. Pieces that may carrier a slightly larger price tag, but ones that will last forever AND be styled tons of different ways to create endless outfit combinations. No more buying tons of clothes and spending insane amounts of money, today’s post is all about getting some bang for your buck!

First up are the BLACK DISTRESSED JEANS. These are by far, my most worn item for fall. They are insanely comfy, which coming from a girl who prefers yoga pants above all, says a lot. They are soft and stretchy but also hold their shape well. I have styled them with everything from a LEOPARD TEE, to my favorite PINK SPECKLE SWEATER. I also styled them with a super cozy LEOPARD CARDIGAN and this amazing PLAID BLAZER.

The PLAID BLAZER is another great staple piece. I often will pair it with those BLACK DISTRESSED JEANS or even a pair of BLUE JEANS for a more casual look. It would also look amazing over a black bodycon dress!

A great dress is an essential no matter the season. This SATIN TIE WAIST DRESS is what dreams are made of. The soft silky fabric and perfect cut hug my curves in all the right places. I actually love the fit of this dress so much that I bought it in the GIRAFFE PRINT version too. I’ve worn it both with these insanely comfy (and affordable) BLOCK HEEL PUMPS and some cute KNEE HIGH BOOTS too.

So this reason, rather than spending tons of money on countless pieces you will probably only wear a few times, I encourage you to really focus on a few staple pieces that will stand the test of time. Go on girl, get that staple wardrobe going!!

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  • The Nordstrom Sale is now open to ALL cardholders! This is the last chance to shop before public access opens up!

Head to my IG stories for a full try on of all my favorite and IN STOCK looks as well as styling options and collages. Things are selling out fast so if you see something you want, grab it while you can. I will also being doing another full style session with some of the staple pieces from the sale soon.

You can easily shop everything by simply swiping up on those stories or heading to the link in my bio! #NSale #nordstrom #nordstromstyle #LTKCurve #LTKcurves #LTKsalealert #LTKunder100 #liketkit
  • We all know I love a good blazer! This striped one is such a great affordable find and is currently on sale for under $23. It’s super lightweight - great for summer, runs true to size and I love the rolled sleeves. Also comes in the most gorgeous tan stripe version! Jeans are sold out but linked an almost identical pair that’s also on sale. Shoes are my staple chunky heels, under $30, super comfy and available in wide too!

 #LTKcurves  #LTKCurve #LTKworkwear #LTKunder50 #liketkit
  • Who doesn’t love a comfy little summer dress?! This one is currently on sale for over half off and could totally be styled with a blazer and some heels for a workwear look. Beautiful print, empire waist and flowy soft woven material. Take a screenshot of this pic and head to the app to instantly shop!

#XOQ #summerdress #summerfashion #plussizefaahionblogger #plussizefashion #LTKcurves #LTKsalealert #LTKunder100 #liketkit
  • Happy Sunday babes!! Went and picked up some of my Nordstrom sale order yesterday and the rest is being delivered tomorrow. There’s so many great pieces I can’t wait to style. For those of you who will be shopping the sale, will you be shopping tomorrow or Thursday? 

One of my best recommendations for the sale is to invest in staple pieces - jeans are always a great one. Linking all my favorite denim finds in my bio! #NSale #NordstromSale #AnniversarySale #LTKCurve #LTKcurves #LTKsalealert #LTKunder100 #liketkit

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