Monday, August 3, 2015

Embroidered Folk Art Dress


Dress- Anthropologie and Here
Shoes- Forever 21 (similar)
Cardigan- Old Navy (similar)

This dress has been a favorite in my closet this summer. Such a fun vibrant print. 
I especially love embroidery, this dress is such a gem. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Caftans and The Style Files

Friday Favorite: Caftans
Caftans or also spelled Kaftans have been a traditional piece of
clothing in many cultures for thousands of years.
Caftans are very stylish and honestly look great on anyone.
I am in love with these Caftans.



Now for The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY. This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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Thank you to all that linked up with us last week! This week we would like to feature:
Jenna from Sincerely Jenna Marie!
Would you believe that all of the items from this outfit cost $30 or less each?
Those overalls are stunning AND affordable!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Let's Be Honest...Fashion Blogging

I have always wanted to share some honest thoughts about Fashion Blogging but I always get scared and never post it. So here you go. 

Guys, being a fashion blogger, I can say this...it truly is a facade. 
I have been apart of this fashion blogging scene for about 5 years. This may not be true about everyone, but this is what I see and sometimes what I do. We take pictures sometimes weeks or months in advance, we grab any gig we can get (if you are a small blogger like me), we make pretty much nothing from our blog, we may not even be fashion experts but just shopaholics that like to brag (that may be a little too harsh for some), AND you have to beg people to take pictures of yourself. Hilarious right? I'm kind of laughing at myself right now. 

I love fashion blogging and hate it at the same time. 
I am not fond of putting myself out there in the world to be judged and worry people think that I just want the world to revolve around me and clothes. Yikes! I do however love the creativity that comes with putting outfits together, creating a brand, the entrepreneur and marketing skills I have been able to learn, the community, and a base for me to show people how to put outfits together and experiment with clothes from my closet. And let's be honest here, I have always had a thing for being in front of a camera. I should have been famous.

So why do I do it? 
Sometimes I have no idea. I love reading other fashion blogs and I want to leave my mark in this messed up fashion blogging world. My pictures may not be the best, I may take way too many mirror selfies. However, I feel more real doing that. If it's not a mirror selfie, those other shoots probably took a couple hours to get ready for and lots of thought, prep time, whining over how your hair didn't keep it's volume from yesterday, second guessing your choice of clothes, trying to spot out a unique location, etc. 

So WHY do you do it? I don't get it.
I want to be considered a real fashion blogger among the many fake/superficial ones.
I feel like by trying to be real I am not always going to have the time to post picture perfect photos.
I am not going to post all the time, because for REAL who wants to be on their phone and computer all day long typing away (oops is it really 3 am??). 
So here is to trying to be more REAL.

So next time you see a fashion blog post from me or your favorite blogger, just know I or they probably took like 20+ pictures to get the perfect angle where they look the skinniest or got their hair in the perfect place to make it look like a models. We are real people with insecurities like you. We don't all think our style is the best. Heck, I know people that dress so good on a daily basis but they don't feel the need to record their style all over social media. Just remember to be happy with who you are and where you are in life. Fashion bloggers are not trying to make you feel bad about yourself. We do it to ourselves when we compare our lives to theirs.

With my fashion blog I hope I can continue to learn and put my talents to good use. I have been working on a super exciting project that I will be announcing soon. The years of my embarassing fashion blogging may pay off eventually. I love, love, LOVE putting outfits together and finding joy in something we ALL have to do everyday...getting dressed every morning.

Soooooooo you probably came to my site today to see an outfit. So here is my not so creative fashion post today, but a perfect outfit to me. I feel happy and comfortable in it, and hopefully it will inspire you to find something cute, stylish, and comfy to wear today or to find something fun on your next shopping trip. I took like 10 pictures and this one was the winner. Just trying to be honest here... :)
High/Low T-Shirt Dress- Boutique in California (similar)
Sandals- Birkenstocks

One more honest thing, if you ever click any of the (similar) or bolded words above or the pictures below, I get 10 cents per click. A rip off for all the time I put into doing it, if you ask me...haha. If you ever want to help a teacher out, you could totally click on everything just for fun! ;)

Oh and if you ever want to see real Bridgette... 
Follow me on Snapchat 
Bridgettenicol3  
(yes it is a 3 at the end because someone stole bridgettenicole before I could get it)

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Style Files

I swear I am alive! Just taking time to enjoy my vacation. I will be up and running on the blog next week! Love you all!

Here is The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY. This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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This week we would like to feature: Heather!
This fashionista from Forage Fashion is not only amazing at styling outfits, but she is also talented at taking pictures.
That's right, she takes all her own pictures for her blog!





Friday, July 17, 2015

Style Files & Tassels!

Friday Favorites: Tassels and More Tassels!


Here is The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY.  This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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This week we would like to feature: Blaze Ann!
She is the teenager behind Proverbs 31 Beauty
We love how she tied her polka dot shirt to keep an hourglass figure with that skirt!




Sunday, July 12, 2015

Green & Blue Embroidered




Shirt- Anthropologie (similar)
Skirt- Nordstrom (similar)
Shoes- Rampage (similar)

I was able to teach a bunch of people last week about fashion. It was kind of scary, I love teaching kids, but teaching adults is so different! 




Friday, July 10, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & An Announcement!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites
I have worked the Nordstrom Anniversary sale SO many times in my life and still get giddy about the sale even though I don't work there anymore. Here are my favorites for this year! 
Sale starts July 17th (Nordstrom cardholders get earlier access)!

OR 

You can save your money and wait for 
MY STORE that will be opening SOON!! 
That's right, I am following my dreams and opening a store!
Stay tuned!


Here is The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY.  This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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This week we would like to feature: Jacque!
She is the sweet thing and the blogger behind Looks For Lovelies
This speech pathologist by day and blogger by night knows how to dress to the nines.
Her hair all the way down to her shoes are just perfect.