Tuesday, December 31, 2013

in with the new

In March of 2013 I re-crafted this blog to be mostly fashion and personal style features.   I love the evolution that has happened here; I've learned how to pose, use my camera, edit photos, and network with blogger friends.  
These are my favorite looks from this year.  

Happy New Year friends!  I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Monday, December 30, 2013


blazer - target // sequin tank - forever 21 // tulle skirt - modcloth // shoes - solesociety (not pictured)

Yesterday was my 30th - woot!  I celebrated with a fantastic cocktail party in my apartment followed by a wee pub crawl down the strip where I live.  I am so grateful for all my friends and my family.  Everyone who came out made it a special and fun night for me!!  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have yourself...

a merry little Christmas! 

xoxo, Nina 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


cape - gift, simiar // striped tee - h&m // jeans - old navy // boots - shoemint // necklace - charming charlie // wrap watch - target 

I am having a red obsession right now.  Almost every other outfit has some kind of red included and now my nails are red as well.  Can I use the Holiday as my excuse? Yes?  Good. 
I don't really have much for you today - my sister gave me this cape as an early birthday gift and I really wanted to share it with you.  It definitely got the office stamp of disapproval and I caught a few wondering eyes giving me the "what is she wearing" stare.  Love it when that happens. 

Merry Christmas Eve. 

Monday, December 23, 2013


vest - jcpenny, similar // turtleneck - lands end // jeans - old navy // boots - sorel

I wore this out this weekend to finish up my Christmas shopping.  I am usually done by now and do most of my shopping online; I have never realized how many people leave it for the last minute! 
Can you believe it's Christmas week already!?  I mean, December just flew by and it's been insane.  
This is truly my favorite time of year.  From the seasonal treats, festivities and traditions; the allover joy is overwhelming to me. 
Some of my favorite traditions are exchanging sister gifts on Christmas eve.  I've said before that it's always so exciting to see what we've gotten one another and I always have this excitement to give my gift.  My nephew Romeo is old enough to know of Santa this year and we're going to start new traditions by setting up this from Pinterest!  

What are some of your favorite Holiday traditions? 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

weekend workout

I'm headed out for a run this morning, but this is a great workout if you don't want to leave the house this weekend (tis the season, eh?).  
All of these movements are simple to do and use your own body weight.  

Source for this image and more on my Fitness Pinterest Board

Stay warm! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

what's in my bag with kusilife

cosmetic bag - kusi life c/o // handbag - relic via marshals 

I love carrying around ginormous bags.  To avoid the embarrassing flinging of feminine products, floss, and gloss I conceal those items in a small cosmetic bag in my tote.  This saves space and those awkward moments when all you meant to grab was your keys or phone and a whole slew of items comes flinging out... heh. 

This gorgeous handmade cosmetic bag is the perfect accessory.  It's beautifully hand embroidered detail keep this chic and interesting while being the perfect size for all of my essentials.  
Kusi Life is a company that specializes in hand made peruvian pieces.  
They have an array of handmade products from belts and headbands to coin purses and cosmetic bags.  Make sure you stop by the Kusi Life Facebook page and scoop up a free shipping code!!