A Week in Walmart Jeans

Happy Saturday Babes! I wanted to do a fun little series that helped my fashionistas on a budget still look their best. Walmart has really been stepping up their clothing styles and I’m loving all the new updates, especially their jeans selection. With the Levi’s Signature Series and some cute No Boundaries styles out now, there are some great options to choose from.

I went to Walmart and picked out a few pairs of jeans that I could mix and match in outfits and that were great everyday staples. All the jeans I’m wearing are UNDER $30 and such great quality. I wanted to get this post up because some of the jeans are currently on sale at Walmart so I wanted to show a few styles to choose from. I have linked all that’s available online underneath each photo and added links to similar options if the original is sold out.


LEOPARD MONOGRAM SWEATSHIRT|EMILY INITIAL NECKLACE|LEVIS MODERN SLIM CUFF JEANS|FLORAL PHONECASE|LOW TOP CONVERSE|HIGH TOP CONVERSE


OFF THE SHOULDER RUFFLE BODYSUIT|OFF THE SHOULDER SHORT SLEEVE RUFFLE BODYSUIT|FLOUNCE THONG BODYSUIT|EYELET FLOUNCE BODYSUIT|LEVIS SIGNATURE CUFF JEANS|SIMILAR SNEAKERS|SIMILAR SNEAKERS 2|SIMILAR SNEAKER 3|LELE SADOUGHI SILVER CIRCLE NECKLACE


RISE AND MOM TEE|MODERN SIMPLY STRETCH CAPRI JEANS|FUR LINED MULES|CUSTOM COFFEE CUP|AVIATORS


TACO PULLOVER|NO BOUNDARIES DISTRESSED JEANS|FUR LINED MULES


CAMO POCKET TEE|EXPOSED BUTTON JEANS|SILVER CIRCLE NECKLACESAUCONY SNEAKERS|OVERSIZED SUNNIES


OFF THE SHOULDER TOP|SIMILAR TOP|HIGH RISE ANKLE SKINNY CUT OFF|AVIA SNEAKERS|GUESS BRACELET


TIME AND TRU BLAZER|THERMAL TOP|LACE TRIM CAMI|HIGH RISE ANKLE SKINNY CUFF JEANS|LEOPARD FLATS


ZIP UP HOODIE|THERMAL TOP|PUFFER VEST|HIGH RISE ANKLE SKINNY CUFF JEANS|HIGH TOP SNEAKERS


HEART SWEATER|MODERN SLIM CUFF JEANS|BLUSH PINK SLIP-ONS


KEY TO SURVIVAL MONOGRAM TEE|MODERN SLIM CUFF JEANS

FIT TIPS:
-The T-Shirts and sweatshirts I have are all unisex sizing and I’m wearing a size Medium for a more oversized fit. If you want a more fitted look size down one.
-All the Levi’s jeans I’m wearing size 4 and 6 depending on cut and No Boundaries I’m wearing size 7 or 9 depending on the cut.

Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him

When I think of Valentine’s Day, it’s hard to get away from thinking about flowers, hearts, candy and anything pink and red. But we can’t forget about the men in our lives, lol. So here are some Valentine’s gifts for the man in your life. Whether it’s your SO, Dad, Grandpa or a Teen Boy. This list should have you covered.


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Do you and your Special Someone have plans for Valentine’s Day or are you just cooking at home and avoiding all the chaos?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Kids

I’m back with another Valentine’s gift guide. This time it’s a fun one for the littles in your life. There’s something for every age that will be fun and exciting on your day of love spent with your little nuggets.


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Do you have special things planned for your kiddos for Valentine’s Day? I still have 40+ valentines cards to help fill out for my 2 youngest nuggets classrooms. (pray for me, lol.) We may order in because Valentine’s Day in a restaurant is always a crowded event, lol.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Hi Babes! So Valentines Day is just around the corner and I figured would put together some gift guides for all the loves in your life. Whether a Galentines Gift, a Gift for that special someone or a teen. I’ve picked some gift options that are great gifts for everyone in your life! There are gifts for all different price ranges and most are on Amazon for easy shopping and quick delivery, just in the nick of time. So first up on the gift guide agenda, Valentine’s Day gifts for Her!


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Nadine West Review

Dress pictured is from http://nadinewest.com
Other outfit pieces can be found at https://www.21buttons.com/p/17470596/

I love online shopping, its convenient and you don’t even have to leave your bed, lol. So anything that takes the guesswork out of my shopping experience is even better. I decided to try out this monthly clothing subscription service for the last few months by Nadine West. It’s a free monthly clothing service that’s super simple and quick. So here’s the breakdown:

You go to nadinewest.com and sign up, take a style quiz based on your likes and dislikes style wise and then just sit back an wait. They curate a package with a top, a bottom, a dress, jewelry, gift cards or other fun accessories and send it out to you. Once your package arrives you will get time to try everything and see what you like and what fits your style. You get a packing slip in your fun shiny pink envelope with the items you received and the individual prices for each along with a return date for sending back what you aren’t keeping. When it’s time to mail anything back, just put everything you aren’t keeping back in the same envelope and stick the return label over the sent label, drop it off at the post office or give it to your mailman and that’s it.

They debit your account $9.78 for shipping which is credited to whatever you choose to keep so that your shipping is free. If you decide to send everything back for that shipment then you will ONLY pay your one-time shipping cost of $9.78 even if you send everything back. Super easy and simple. Also, it’s ok if it takes a few shipments for you to get some items you like. It may take a couple times for them to get your style down to a science but they definitely will work to make sure you get items that you love.

Joggers from http://nadinewest.com
Outfit details here https://www.21buttons.com/p/17470585/
Scarf from http://nadinewest.com
Outfit details here https://www.21buttons.com/lolanicoleblogs

Well, I hope you enjoyed this break down of how Nadine West works and hopefully it made you want to try it out for yourself. If you would like to try it out just go to http://Nadinewest.com and use my referral code: UVPF-XDJ2-BJ78 and let the fun begin. Are there any clothing subscription services that you love or have tried? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always looking for new and fun shopping experiences.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Apps That Changed My Blogging Game

Being a blogger is a lot of work. It’s not just the perfectly edited, amazing daily life and vacation photos you see online. The, behind the scenes editing, is a lot of work and time. Aside from photoshoots, flatlays and home decor pictures you have to take. Then you have to edit them for posting on your Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. That can be time-consuming and stressful. These apps have totally saved me whether it be time, confusion or finding a great preset. They are the apps that I am currently using on the daily.

There are so many today and a lot of bloggers use a lot more apps or different ones but since I’m just diving all into this blogging thing I had to start from the bottom and figure it all out on my own. These apps were the easiest to understand and learn how to use for me so I’ve stuck with these through the years. I don’t use many and I don’t do much editing on my photos other than my preset but here’s a list of apps that have made things so much easier for me with my Instagram, blogging, and vlogging.

App List:

1. CONTINUAL (CUTS LARGER VIDEOS DOWN TO 15 SECOND CLIPS FOR INSTA STORIES)


2. iMOVIE (I USE THIS TO EDIT YOUTUBE AND INSTA STORY VIDEOS)


3. LIGHTROOM (ONE OF THE ONLY APPS I USE FOR EDITING PHOTOS. KEVIN USES LIGHTROOM ON HIS LAPTOP FOR BIGGER EDITS)


4. MOREBEAUTE2 (I’VE BEEN USING THIS APP SINCE INSTAGRAM STARTED. I USE IT MAINLY TO EITHER BRIGHTEN A PHOTO REALLY QUICK OR HIDE A BREAKOUT.)


5. CANVA (I USE BOTH THE APP AND DESKTOP VERSION. I MAINLY USE THE DESKTOP VERSION BECAUSE IT’S EASIER TO SAVE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS RATHER THAN ALL THE PROJECTS AT ONCE. IT’S ALSO WHERE I DESIGNED MY MEDIA KIT, BUSINESS CARDS AND SOME OF MY INSTAGRAM STORIES TEMPLATES.)
CANVA APP LINK


6. TAILWIND (I USE THIS TO TELL ME WHAT TIMES TO POST ON WHAT DAYS. YOU CAN ALSO USE IT TO PLAN AND POST PHOTOS FOR YOU ON INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST.)


7. HYPE TYPE (I USE THIS RARELY BUT IT’S SIMILAR TO CANVA WHERE YOU CAN DESIGN INSTAGRAM STORY POSTS.

I hope this post helped you a little more on your blogging journey. Whether you’re just posting for fun or to make this a full-time career. These will definitely help steer you in the right direction for having a more seamless, professional and organized feed.

What apps are you loving?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Black Friday in PrettyLittleThing

Who’s ready for Black Friday?! Now don’t get me wrong, when I talk about Black Friday i’m not talking about the going to the stores part. I’m talking about the online sales. I do most of my Black Friday shopping online. It’s easier because you don’t have to get up, get dressed and fight through traffic on the roads and in the stores. The long lines, the short stock, just yuck! You can shop all your favorite stores at the click of a mouse and stay in your pjs at the same time. Who doesn’t love that?

Online Shopping Tip:

Go in the store location first and try on things that you need to make sure they fit. Like jeans, pants, bras, etc. T-Shirts I know I can get a medium or large in. Medium if it’s TTS and Large if I want a little more room or an oversized fit. But doing that will help you when shopping online. If there is no store nearby or at all for the boutique you’re shopping at online, then take your body measurements and look on their size chart to match with a size. That will more than likely give you the right size when you receive it unless their size chart is really off in which usually doesn’t happen.

I can’t wait to Black Friday shop on PrettyLittleThing.us. I’ve been shopping on the site for over a year now and I love all the cute outfits they have at such affordable prices. They’re always on trend but I can stick to my budget rule of not paying outrageous prices for on trend items. Which is important because this mama likes to save money, lol.

I’ve put together this post to bring you some cute outfits you need to grab between now and Black Friday. PrettyLittleThing always has awesome sales and discount codes and Black Friday is no exception. I’ll definitely be on the site grabbing all the things, lol. But make sure you get on there early because all the cute things sell out quick (at least everything I want in my size) *insert cry face emoji* lol.


This first outfit is so cute and so me because it’s got 2 of my favorite things, comfort and camo in the mix, lol. This Shape Camo Joggers and Sweater set is so comfy and cute. You can style the crop top with a cami or bodysuit if you don’t want tummy out. This set also comes in 2 other colors.
PrettyLittleThing.com/SHAPE CAMO SIDE STRIPE JOGGERS
PrettyLittleThing.com/SHAPE CAMO SIDE STRIPE SWEATER


I love this AURIEL BURGUNDY KNITTED JOGGER JUMPER loungewear set. It’s so comfy, like wearing a sweater all over your body. It’s perfect for fall because it’s not super thick but not too thin either. The pullover can be worn off the shoulder and I sized up for a more oversized fit.

PrettyLittleThing.com/AURIEL BLACK JOGGER JUMPER KNITTED LOUNGE SET


I got this BASIC V NECK T SHIRT DRESS in 2 colors because I thought it was so cute. I feel like it’s more flattering on my shape when I wear it with a knot either on the side or in front. It adds a nice silhouette to my body. It can be worn like a deep v or off the shoulder. I paired it with a jean jacket because it’s a dress that can be transitioned into fall and a jean jacket is good for places that don’t get cold at all but a little cool. Because the jacket can still be worn inside stores or restaurants (at least I do because I’m always cold, lol.) But the dress can be worn alone with light accessories or dressed up for a night out. I love versatile clothing pieces and these dresses definitely are.

PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC KHAKI V NECK T SHIRT DRESS
PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC CAMEL V NECK T SHIRT DRESS


This cute PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS I had to have because it’s cute but casual. It can be worn all year round for me (I live in Florida) or anyone else that has warm weather for a majority of the year. A T-shirt Dress is something every girl needs to have in her wardrobe because it’s effortless casual cute. It has the relaxed casual comfort of a basic t-shirt and the length and style of a dress. Just add some cute accessories like a layered necklace, baseball hat and sneakers and you instantly look effortlessly cute and put together.

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS

A few more items I’m currently adding to cart.:


PrettyLittleThing.com/RUST KNITTED LOUNGE SET

PrettyLittleThing.com/GREY STRIPED OVERSIZED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK TRIPLE BANDED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING WHITE OVERSIZED LONG SLEEVE T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/SAGE GREEN OVERSIZED SWEATER DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK FAUX LEATHER ZIP DETAIL BIKER JACKET

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK MID HEEL ANKLE BOOT
*Some photos from PrettyLittleThing site*

FIT TIPS:
-Sets are TTS and have good stretch. I’m wearing a size 8 in Camo Set and size Medium in Black set.
-T-Shirt Dress runs TTS. I’m wearing a size 6.
-Olive and Tan Basic V-Neck T-Shirt Dresses run a little big, I’m wearing a size 8 but I would have sized down.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

I hope this post helped you guys find some cute things to grab during Black Friday. Let me know in the comments if you’ve got your eyes on anything from PrettyLittleThing. Are there any other online shops you can’t wait to catch sales on?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

How To: Style Leggings for Fall

Leggings are great. They can be worn year round, they come in many different styles, patterns and fabrics now. So if you have that favorite comfortable pair of leggings but you don’t want to look like you’ve just grabbed them off the floor from the night before and ran out the door to drop the kids off to school. (yes I’m speaking from experience. No shame in my mom game, lol.) Then this post should help give you a few styled ideas to take your leggings from casual to dressed up in no time.

I wanted to style some basic leggings 3 ways since Fall is in full effect. Sweaters are all the rage and are the perfect option to put on when there’s a chill in the air. You can layer them over a top or find a sweater that’s great to throw on alone. Add some cute mules or boots, a few accessories and you’re good to go.

I’ve linked some cute sweater and legging options for every budget so that you can get to styling those leggings and show the world your style.

Leith Oversize Turtleneck Sweater

Halogen Oversized Turtleneck Tunic Sweater

Topshop Turtleneck Sweater Dress

Slouchy Garter-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater for Women

Slouchy Garter-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater for Women

Old Navy Lattice-Hem Ankle Leggings for Women

Old Navy Jersey Leggings for Women

Old Navy High-Rise Faux-Leather/Ponte Zip-Pocket Street Leggings for Women

Old Navy High-Rise 7/8-Length Lattice-Hem Yoga Leggings for Women

Women’s Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules – A New Day™ Black

Traffic Shoe Boots

Lace Up Over The Knee Boots

FIT TIPS:
-Leggings are TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium.
-Sweaters run TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium in all 3.
-Mules run TTS but I’m wearing a size 10 because there were no size 9.5 left.
-Boots run TTS 


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-10 in shoes depending on if they run TTS or a little bigger. M/L in tops, leggings and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you have a favorite pair of leggings you’re now inspired to dress up? Go ahead girl, pull on those leggings and that cute sweater and strut your stuff. Thank me later. ;0)

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Plaid Patchwork Top


PLAID PATCHWORK TOP
TALL POWERSTRETCH ST. CLAIR FLARE JEANS

Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Affair

First of all I love Fall! With this top I get all the fall feels, especially in anything plaid. There is nothing I love more and I try and wear it year round honestly, lol. It’s one of my favorite prints. Thank goodness plaid is still a trend this fall too!

So when I got this adorable grey plaid patchwork top in the mail from Blooming Jelly, I couldn’t wait to shoot in it. It’s not too thick and not too thin. It can be worn with or without a jacket and has the perfect thickness for layering with a jacket or cardigan. If you aren’t sold on it yet then the UNDER $20 price tag should do the trick! ;0)

My jeans are from Alloy Apparel and are the best. Most noteworthy is that they fit so well and best of all they come in tall length too. I’m wearing a size 7 and the 37” inseam length. They are also low rise and the denim isn’t restricting and has a good amount of stretch to them. So I definitely recommend grabbing a pair because they’re under $70 and so good.

FIT TIPS:
-Jeans are TTS but have a little stretch if you get a size that’s a size smaller. I’m wearing a size 7 and 37” inseam.
-Top runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Large for a more loose and oversized fit.

Sizing Reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

So what are your favorite prints of the season? What print do you go for most while shopping? I’m also loving leopard and camo print. Let me know in the comments below.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

How To: Dress Up Leggings

I love leggings! Athleisure is one of my favorite clothing styles and I’m so glad it’s style is still going strong. But sometimes you need to dress things up but have no time to change into a whole new outfit. So I put together an outfit styled with basic Jersey Leggings from Old Navy to show how everyday leggings can be worn out for drinks or a casual date night.

I paired these Old Navy Jersey Leggings for Women with a black long sleeve cowl neck sweater (link) and Black Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day. The sleekness of the sweater and the silver studded detail on the mules add dressier touches to the leggings and make what would normally be a very casual outfit fit for an evening out after running errands during the day.

I’ve linked a few other sweater and legging options because my sweater is currently sold out.

Nordstrom Ten Sixty Sherman Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater
L.L. Bean Classic Cashmere Sweater, Cowlneck
TheMogan Women’s Cowl Turtle Neck Cable Knit Pullover Sweater Long Tunic Jumper
Women’s Heather Dark Grey Jersey Leggings
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black
Sunnies

FIT TIPS:
-Leggings are TTS but have good stretch. I’m wearing a size medium.
-Sweater runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium.
-Mules run TTS but I’m wearing a size 10 because there were no size 9.5 left.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you love leggings? How do you style yours from day to night? Let me know in the comments.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola