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Free Cash On Cyber Monday??? Yasss

Today is Cyber Monday, so I’ve decided to give everyone a gift of $10 FREE dollars. Yes, you heard that right. All you have to do is join Ebates by clicking this link to receive a $10 cash bonus. And you are probably thinking wow this is a scam just as I did before I joined. But IT IS NOT! I already made over $80 on my Christmas purchases by shopping on my favorite sites such as Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Tarte Cosmetics, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters and more due to cash-back opportunities. Plus, Ebates allows in-store cash back rates as well. To shop, simply click on a link to the store through Ebates website. This is then counted as a shopping trip. Once your order is processed, your shopping trip gains a percentage of cash back on your purchase. Comment below on what you are purchasing on Cyber Monday! xo, Nicole Advertisements

OCTOBER FAVES

Hey loves, It’s crazy that spooky season has come and go! Here’s a round-up of my favorite fashion and beauty products this month.   Here is The City and Thrift’s new logo, designed by moi. I hope you love it!   I’ve also newly joined the Glossier Rep team. Click on this link to shop my fave products and get 20% off your first order!  Beauty  Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang  This lipstick is literally the PERFECT shade. Typically I don’t wear lipsticks because I find them drying, but this one is so creamy and makes my lips appear plumped to #perfection. Nest Dahlia & Vines perfume  Has someone walked by you only to say “what smells so good?”. That is the effect of this fragrance. It’s clean, fresh and has a hint of floral that makes you smell like you showered in a garden. Tarte Amazonian 12-Hr Clay Blush in Paaarty  I received a sample of this product with my Sephora b-day gift and have been …

Trend Alert : Tassels

Tassels are all the rage right, and for good reason! They add a bit of texture and movement into your outfit for an instant tropics esque look. Here some some styles to get your swinging with the fun trend! Weekend Max Mara tassel shirt, $135  River Island crop frill pant, $80 Mango lace up espadrille, $40 Hat Attack purse, $110 H&M chiffon dress, $60  Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, $125  Stella & Dot tassel earrings, $59  SIMILAR STYLE //  H&M off the shoulder blouse, $18 SIMILAR STYLe // Skin cotton gauze lace shorts, $84 Sigerson Morrison sandals, $244   xo, Nicole (featured image credit : completefashion.org)

Trend Alert: Market Totes

Nothing says Parisian chic like a straw bag. While you might not have a baguette sticking out of it, the simple and sleek style will make any look simply effortless. Here are a few of my favorite styles all under $200! Sundry Sea Sun Salt tote, $125 Neiman Marcus pompom, $75  TJMaxx tassel tote, $25 Caterina Bertini cherry tote, $58 Magid striped tote, $35 KAYU stars tote, $125 TJMaxx simple tote, $24 WhiteHouse BlackMarket fringe tote, $148 Macbeth sunshine tote, $72  Stay sunny, Nicole

Trend Alert : Gingham

Scoot over, Dorothy, gingham isn’t just for Kanas anymore. The checkered print associated with country concerts and halloween costumes is now being worn on the likes of bloggers and fashion editors. Here’s some outfits to get you going with gingham!   MANGO GINGHAM BLOUSE, $450 GAP CRINKLE PANTS, $50 STEVE MADDEN SLIDES, $70 INC STRAW TOTE, $100   SIMILAR PLAYSUIT  SOLUDOS ESPADRILLE , $95 FOREVER 21 GOLD HOOPS, $3   SIMILAR TOP , ASOS BOYFRIEND TIE TOP, $38 MADEWELL HIGH RISER PANT, $135 ANNE KLEIN MULE, $70 KENDALL + KYLIE CROSSBODY, $195   XX Nicole (featured photo taken from Elle.com)

A Day In The Life Of An Editorial Assistant

Whenever I tell anyone I work in fashion they immediately declare : “It’s basically The Devil Wears Prada, right? You scrummaged around getting Starbs for the Editor in Chief and count down the hours till your next almond?” Shocker: none of my experiences have been like the romanticized yet beloved fashion-centric film. Most of my days are spent answering press emails and typing away at my computer while sipping a La Croix (coconut flavored, of course). While most days are not nearly as glamorous as the movies, there are some that are. Like yesterday, when I met supermodel and America’s Next Top Model contestant Winnie Harlow at an event for Me To We (an ethical brand that gives back to the community with every purchase) , which is launching at Bloomingdales. I wasn’t going to go to the event because I have been sick for the past two weeks, but I thought “Why not. It will be an experience.”  I rushed to get there in an Uber, and arrived at the posh Bloomingdales on 59th fashionably late. As I entered, I …

The Edit: Fishnets

It’s spunky, it’s grunge, it’s the fishnet. The 90s tight is making its way back on the legs of the Hollywood It Girls and Insta baddies. Actually it’s such an inexpensive trend I had to try it! The first thing I noticed about this trend is it’s definitely not winter friendly. I mean having intentional holes in your tights defeats the purpose, right? So to make it work I decided to keep business up top and party down below. Here’s an easy guide on making this tight laid back cool. Step 1: I picked out a cropped sweatshirt  because I like the look of the tights and jeans on the sitting on the waist. Step 2: I slipped on the fishnets and picked a ripped boyfriend jean to show off the tights. (I’m not even going to pretend I wasn’t freezing because I was!) Step 3: Choose a warm coat! I love love love denim jackets with a shearling lining so I went with that because it reminds me of Freaks & Geeks. Step 4: I …

The Edit: Leopard Coat

If there is one item you need in your closet right now, it’s a rawr-worthy leopard coat. Now you may be thinking – leopard? Isn’t that for old ladies or the cast of the Jersey Shore? Well, no. The ferocious print has been spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Behati Prinsloo. Talk about an Angel trifecta!   Here’s how I took this statement piece and transformed it into everyday wear. Step 1: Grab a vintage looking band tee to instantly bring some rock n’ roll edge to your coat. I choose this Brandy Melville Led Zeppelin one because I thought the gray and cream tones paired well with the jacket, but go for any band you fancy. Step 2: Choose a simple denim. I choose a black skinny jean to balance out the top heavy coat. Step 3: Accessorize. Since I’m going for a boho rocker look, I choose a western studded skinny belt and round sunnies. I think a floppy hat would work here too. Step 4: Slip on a black bootie to elongate your …

The Edit: Camel Coat

The three C’s of winter: camel, chai and chilly.  There’s nothing quite like a rich, buttery camel coat to slip on in the brisk winter months. The color literally goes with anything in your closet, and makes you look like a million bucks even when you’re too broke to buy a Starbs (we’ve all been there). How did I style my camel you may ask? Easy, peasy. Step 1: Throw a printed top. I choose this leopard button down (similar). It’s flowy and chic and instantly smoothes any stomach bulges. Step 2: Tuck in your blouse into a pair of kick crop flares (EXACT). Mine are black because I’m a black jean hoarder and actually have an addiction. Black jeans are just so downtown cool. Step 3: If you like it, throw a camel coat (similar) on it! I decided to leave my coat open because of the length, but depending on your aesthetic caping it would be cool too. Step 4: Accessorize! Due to the chilly temps, I threw on my fave beanie (similar) and chain-adorned black leather booties (EXACT). I love …