Monday, September 29, 2014

Fabulous Fall Trend - Wide Brim Hats

An absolutely necessary piece in every fashionistas wardrobe!
Wide brim hats are everywhere this season and they scream "Fashionista" !!! 

I like to blog about pieces that are very versatile. These style hats fit right in that category. The great thing about wide brim hats are that they can be dressed up or down. Throw one on with leggings and a baggy sweater with no makeup and turn casual into chic! Wear it with a fur vest, over the knee boots and makeup to look ultra fabulous! I've only worn mine casually but I can't wait to dress it up soon!

I bought a beige hat and a black hat. Typical lol the beige hat I just bought a few days ago from Army and Navy for $12.99! The black is by Free people.

Another great thing about these hats in particular is that they're everywhere! In every store, some extremely inexpensive(such as the beige one I just purchased) and you can also get designer brands at an expensive price!

My outfit details in the photo above:
Hat: Army & Navy 
Long sleeve shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Draped cardigan: Zara
Leggings: LNA
Scarf: Zara
Wedge sneakers: Isabel Marant (Isabel Marants are a staple for me. I wear mine everyday so I just ordered a new pair of Marants in a different color! Cant wait to receive them!)
Bag: Chanel GST caviar tote

Here are some inspiration photos as always! 

My idea of the perfect fall outfit <3
This is perfection
Fedora. Add a fabulous jacket to turn this from a spring look to a fall look 
Rosie kills it in these wide brim hats! Especially loving this long jacket with it
Yes girl
Not so much for fall but Naya Rivera is too fabulous not to share!
Leather pants are the definition of fabulous for fall! I'm working on a fall leather trend right now too, so check back in a few days for that<3
Ankle boots are necessary for fall!
I'm kind of over converse at the moment so I would prefer to see this with a different shoe, Isabel marants or Chanel flats are right up my alley lol a pair of motorcycle boots would complete this look as well 
Add a blazer and stockings to turn this into a fall look
Another favorite look
Blake Lively does fashion so well! Every outfit is inspiring

I hope these types of posts inspire you to try something new or recreate one of these looks! Let me know if they do :)

Nicole Courchaine 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

All Beige Outfit - $9 Suede Skirt

When I see something I like, I have to have it. If I can't have it, I recreate it. If you've read my blog from the start, you know I love to recreate celebrity inspired looks. One thing I am good at, is finding a deal. I'm all about bargain shopping! When you incorporate bargain items with high end, you've created an expensive, designer look without spending a fortune.

 My beautiful girlfriend Mahan got engaged right before our dinner! So excited and happy for her!

My outfit I wore this weekend is by far a favorite of mine that I've been wanting to recreate for a while! I was on the hunt for a genuine suede skirt. Which I found! For $9. I searched suede skirts on eBay and came across one for $9 so of course it was a no brainer, I had to have it! I'm typically a size 0-2 depending on the brand but this skirt was a 4. I'll often purchase something if its a size or two too big if it's a good price and just have it altered which I did with this suede skirt and it fit like a dream! It cost $17 to have it altered on top of the $9 I paid for the skirt so a genuine suede skirt for under $30 sounds pretty great to me! 

This outfit was Inspired by a few different looks I've seen lately. Two being on Kim Kardashian and the others from @styledbybreanna (her Instagram) her and I have very similar styles with our loves of beiges and neutrals! 

I've been wanting to rock this all beige outfit for a while now and I'm so happy with the outcome! 

Bodysuits are my absolute favorite piece of clothing to wear. They're so versatile and can be worn in numerous different ways. I've been stocking up recently! 

Outfit breakdown:

Bodysuit: Miu Miu 
Suede skirt: Vintage from Ebay
Suede pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti 
Handbag: Chanel medium caviar flap

Here are the outfits I was inspired by
Kim's wearing the same suede Giuseppe pumps I'm wearing in my outfit!

Nicole Courchaine

Monday, September 22, 2014

Recent Outfits/New Givenchy Boots!

My babies came in!! Givenchy shark boots! I've had my eye on these boots for years and now they're finally in my closet :) I chose the nude color over the black for two reason, number one being that nude is my favorite color and secondly, I wear black so often that it's nice to incorporate a pop of color somewhere.
A little celebrity inspo for the Givenchy boots 
I love Chrissy Tiegen's style! And of course you all know my love for Kim Kardashian's style <3
Helmut lang sweater, rag & bone jeans, givenchy boots, Chanel bag 
I wore this outfit yesterday to high tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Silk blouse is by Equipment Signature, faux leather skirt is by Zara (purchased three weeks/a month ago At Zara on Robson) suede pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Wolford Bodysuit, One teaspoon boyfriend jeans (not so boyfriend on my thick thighs though lol) Giuseppe Zanotti pumps (my fave!)

I've bought tons of clothes online recently and my plan has been to continue to post photos of me wearing them when I go out but that isn't too often lol would you prefer to see pieces just laid out and I can let you know what I plan on wearing with each piece?

Let me know! 

Nicole Courchaine

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sheer Blouse Trend

Sheer blouses are a great piece to have in every fashionistas wardrobe! They can be worn with a thin silk cami underneath or sexed up with a glamorous bra. My personal favorite is wearing a black sheer blouse with a black agent provocateur bra.
These two looks are ultra fabulous!!!! Both with Agent Provocateur bras, sheer black blouses, pencil skirts and my favorite types of heels, classic pumps (Tom Ford) and sandals (Saint Laurent)
I'll definitely be replicating these looks this fall

Here's a look a wore to the Justin Timberlake concert last year 
Equipment blouse, agent provocateur bra, Vince leather skirt, Hermes belt, Chanel bag and Christian louboutin daf booties.

And of course, some inspo photos below! 
Loving this sheer romper Lilly ghalichi is wearing from want my look. I'll have to purchase this! 
Love love love this!! 
Not Feelin the skirt though
Finishing off strong with my favorite couple! Irina killing it in all black with a sheer blouse.

Nicole Courchaine