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

I Love Being in my #UnderWhere

I love comfort. Anyone who knows me knows I like to dress up but what I love even more is dressing down, lol. Find me a comfortable pair of cute sweats or joggers and I’m all set. I also don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to find a cute and equally comfortable set. Which is why I will run straight to Walmart and go for the Fruit of the Loom sets. I love their zip up jackets and drawstring waist joggers. They’re in the mens section which I also love because I like for my jogger sets to fit a little loose rather than clinging to my body. The best part is they’re so affordable. You really can’t go wrong with these sets. Especially if you’ve been eyeing those cute sets in the mall for double and triple the price.

These sets are under $25 for the jacket and joggers together, they’re a great material as well. Thick enough to keep you warm and cozy but thin enough when the weather is a little warmer than expected. Walmart has really been stepping up their clothing game and these jogger sets are no exception. Run and grab some sets while you can, they come in over 4 colors but they sell out quick.

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S:
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Fleece Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Jogger Sweatpants
Women’s Any Day V-Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt – A New Day™

FIT TIPS:
-Sneakers can run a bit small. I’m wearing a 9 but I would have sized up to a 9.5 or 10.
-Jogger Sets run TTS. I’m wearing a size Small in the joggers and zip up hoodie.

I hope this post was helpful in finding you a cute and affordable jogger set that won’t break the bank but you still look super cute like you just left the mall. If you download the 21 Buttons app and then find me @lolanicoleblogs I posted this suit with a direct shop link and then I tagged a few other options as well.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

FabFitFun Fall Box

Hi Babes! So I’ve wanted to partner with FabFitFun for the longest because their boxes always looked so cool and had the most awesome items in each box. But before I jumped the gun on that I wanted to try it out for myself first to make sure it was something I’d actually use myself and that the boxes were as good as everyone makes them out to be. I never want to share anything with you babes that I wouldn’t use myself and love.

I’m a fan of subscriptions because its like getting a little gift for yourself every month and it’s always a surprise or excitement because you’re so excited to use and try out products you love or new products you will grow to love. I’ve tried many beauty type subscription services before and I’ve loved some, disliked others and got bored with some as well. But let me just say that good first impressions are definitely important and this box killed it. I am in love with my first FabFitFun box and cannot wait to get the next seasons box because the Fall box is awesome. I wanted to share everything I got in the box with you babes and show you the things you can get in your box if you decide you want to try it out for yourself.


The Original Beautyblender


Simply Whimsical Set of 2 Tea Towels


Skin&Co Roma Blue in Capri


GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask


LUNA Rica – Gluten Free Bar – Salted Caramel Nut


Vince Camuto Tote in Black


Alfred Teapot


Cylo Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in Black


Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream: Camellia & Geranium Blossom


Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo in “Penny”

Total Value of this Fall Seasons Box: $285.97-$375.94! *Dependent on Selection Received*

Total Value of my Fall Box: $342.98!

Monthly Box Cost: $49.99/Mo.

So as you can see the value is unreal and you’d be crazy not to try this box out at least once. The best part is it only comes 4 times a year so you’re paying $200 a year to receive over $1200 worth of awesome products for that year. I am in love with FabFitFun right now! Their boxes of are full of awesome beauty, wellness, fashion, fitness, and home products hand-picked by the FabFitFun team. I want you guys to try this box and love it just as much as I do so I’m giving you $10 off your first box. I promise you won’t regret it. :O) Click Here to get your first box now, we’re currently still in the Fall season so grab it while you can!

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S
T-Shirt | Leggings | Watch | Hair Extensions | Name Necklace

FIT TIPS:
-Tee is in a size Medium TTS
-Leggings are in a size Medium runs TTS

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.

Have you tried Fab Fit Fun yet? Let me know how you loved it in the comments below.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

A Fun Little Print 

  
I love a little. Sometimes I love a lot of prints, lol. But this cute little jacket was adorable to me and perfect to throw on over a sweater for a not too hot, not too cold day. I paired my off white 3/4 length cowl neck sweater with this little jacket, jeans and my rain boots and I was ready for the day. It was rainy all day here in Florida so rain boots were a must. This jacket has a nice material and it’s thick enough to go over a sweater and keep you warm on a kinda of chilly day. 
   
 
  

   
 

The sleeves for me are a little above my wrists, which I’m 5’9″ and have very long lims so for some this may be long sleeves but for me, almost but not quite, lol. But I figured that when I purchased it which is why it’s a cute little not too hot, not too cold day sweater. The zipper detailing is gold and the sweater is slightly off white with black pattern all over. Over all a great little jacket to throw on and spice up a plain sweater and pair of jeans. I would probably dry clean this jacket. Though it has cotton in it, I feel the material would mess up after washing and drying more than once. 

Jacket- Dresslink.com

Sweater- Thrifted

Jeans- Ross Stores

Rainboots- eBay 

Watch- Apple Watch 

Phone case- eBay 

I hope you are having a beautiful Monday. Now starts our work week. (Insert cry face emoji) lol.
Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola