Favorite Heels and Booties Fall 2014

“The higher the heel, the closer to God…….”

My favorite season in fashion is pretty much here and I’m excited about plaguing my closet with new heels and clunky gladiator boots! Don’t get wrong summer fashion is nice and all but there is nothing better than stepping out in dark ripped skinny leg jeans and the tallest boots or high heels you can find. The weather may suck but the fashion is on point. Check out my faves below and Beware: I love my heels tall, black, and funky. 

Sequin Anke Bootie, $96.99, snaz75.com

Sequin Anke Bootie, $96.99, snaz75.com

Loca Black Shoe Republoc, $49.99 heels.com

Loca Black Shoe Republoc, $49.99 heels.com

Garza Bootie Black Snake, $220, nastygal.com

Garza Bootie Black Snake, $220, nastygal.com

Empress Hi Bootie, $220 nastygal.com

Empress Hi Bootie, $220 nastygal.com

Prime-time, $199.95 bakersshoes.com

Prime-time, $199.95 bakersshoes.com

Hole New Level Faux Leather Wedges, $47.60 gojane.com

Hole New Level Faux Leather Wedges, $47.60 gojane.com

Honeycomb mesh Peep-Toe Heels, $43.60 gojane.com

Honeycomb mesh Peep-Toe Heels, $43.60 gojane.com

Thanks for reading and always please subscribe and stay ready for new blog posts!

xoCieraNichollexo

 

 

No Thank You, Simple.

Apparently these products are not as "simple" as I thought they would be......

Apparently these products are not as “simple” as I thought they would be……

It’s been a long time people. I feel so bad being away from my blog for so long. I have tried and tried to reach for wordpress but my classes just kept on calling. So finally this term is done and I have a short break. Sadly this post is not a rave about a beauty product. It is a rant!

So I wanted to try some drugstore face products this time since I really didn’t have a budget in place to raid Lush cosmetics this month. I read some pretty good reviews about Simple and saw some Youtube vids raving about it so I i decided to try it out. WORST MISTAKE EVER!  I mean are you kidding me? I have very dry and sensitive skin. According to the label these products are specifically for people with sensitive skin and the product has no harsh chemicals in it. Then why is there a burning sensation when I apply it then??? I just don’t get it. Did anyone else experience this when trying their product? Please comment your experiences if you have tried their products. I’m at a loss. I didn’t really see the point in looking up the ingredients because clearly these products have to go right back to the store. Today when I got to work I noticed a dry patch on my face! A DRY PATCH! I clearly resolved my dry patch issues almost a year ago. These products are not helping me progress. I figured maybe I’m not drinking enough water…..no that can’t be it I drink water all day long! Maybe it’s the weather……It’s been 100 degrees outside for about two months now and that’s never been an issue before. It has to be these products drying out my face. So unfortunately they must be returned. ASAP. I’ll just go back to Aveeno for now. Everyone’s experience with products are different so I get it. No hard feelings, Simple. But no thanks. I miss you Lush Cosmetics. You always treated me right. 

Please, please comment your experience with Simple face products if you have used them before. Is it just me or nah?

Subscribe to my blog and stay ready for new blog posts! Hopefully with my short break I can get some new material pushed out asap. 

xoCieraNichollexo

 

Updates + Favorite Summer Trends

Hi Readers! 

    First off I appreciate all subscribers new and old who are still reading and posting comments on my blog. I probably said this before but I really didn’t expect anyone to read my blog at first and see it grow the way that it has this year and I am very thankful for that. I am going to be working on some new projects this month that I want to share with the world but honestly I have been holding back because I am such a perfectionist. I want everything that I put out to be on point but the con to that is if I wait for things to be perfect the world may never see it. I have to put that to the side and just focus on whats important: producing. Hopefully other bloggers out there can relate to that. 

With all of those thoughts out of the way let’s get to the fashion. I am sad that summer has come and gone extremely fast and soon summer clothing will be phased out in retail stores. The good news is fall is the best season for fashion (in my opinion anyways). The bad news is in a few months the weather will change and I will freeze again. Here are my top three favorite summer trends: 

1. Maxi Dress

What really turns me on to a fashion trend is versatility. Anything that I can choose to dress up or down is an automatic win! With a maxi dress you can either go for a sexy, sultry look or a casual look with tennis shoes or Birkenstocks.

Drop Back Ethnic Maxi, agacistore.com, $19.50

Drop Back Ethnic Maxi, agacistore.com, $19.50

Reverse Knotty Knotty Dress, $68 nastygal.com

Reverse Knotty Knotty Dress, $68 nastygal.com

2. Lace/Crochet/Printed Shorts

These shorts are super cute! I like the fact that these shorts can be worn with all kinds of tops like crop tops, off shoulder, or tank tops. I wouldn’t really wear these with a button down or any shirt with a collar because i don’t think it would look as good. But that’s just me. 

Tribal high waisted shorts $39.99, dailylook.com

Tribal high waisted shorts $39.99, dailylook.com

Printed shorts, $19.99 zara.com

Printed shorts, $19.99 zara.com

3. Headbands

I am on the hunt for some cute printed headbands because all of mine are either black or silver right now. If you see any more email me! But seriously headbands are a lifesaver because they keep my hair back and off my face while looking cute. I love killing two birds with one stone. 

Leaf it to us headband, $7 gojane.com

Leaf it to us headband, $7 gojane.com

Wide jersey turban headband, $5.60  bleudame.com

Wide jersey turban headband, $5.60
bleudame.com

As always thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe and stay ready for new blog posts!

xoCieraNichollexo

 

 

 

Ode to Denim

You walk over to your closet to figure out what to wear today and that’s when you notice it. Everything that was denim has magically disappeared from your closet, never to be seen again. I saw a few cute denim outfits online today and my mind wandered to an important question. If denim did not exist, where would fashion be? Would it still be the ga-zillion dollar industry that it is today? Maybe……or maybe not. But one thing that I do know is if my closet were to be stripped of all things denim, I would have a stroke right there inside the closet. It is truly one of my favorite fashion staples. Denim is like my style canvas. It doesn’t matter what look I’m going for that day I can count on denim going right along with the flow. Denim, you are so flexible and easygoing. I love you denim. On that note, check out my favorite denim looks below.

Acid Wash denim shirt, $24.50 agacistore.com

Acid Wash denim shirt, $24.50
agacistore.com

Distressed straight leg jeans, $24.80 forever21.com

Distressed straight leg jeans, $24.80 forever21.com

Lace strapped slim denim dress, $24.99 romwe.com

Lace strapped slim denim dress, $24.99 romwe.com

White polka dot skinny jeans, 42 euros houseofholland.co.uk

White polka dot skinny jeans, 42 euros houseofholland.co.uk

Chambray shirtdress, $44.99 dailylook.com

Chambray shirtdress, $44.99 dailylook.com

ASOS Ridely High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Heritage Blue with Ripped Knees, $60.97 us.asos.com

ASOS Ridely High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Heritage Blue with Ripped Knees, $60.97 us.asos.com

Comment your fav denim looks, subscribe, and stay ready for the next blog post! 

xoCieraNichollexo

Fashion for Lazy Days

I’m sure everyone around the world has encountered a day where you don’t feel like doing anything. If you have never had a lazy day in your life your probably either not human or lying. This type of day does exist. You go to bed late. Wake up late. Eat cereal or another lazy food. You keep your head scarf on all day or just have frizzy bed hair. You are hibernating all day long. You do not wish to be seen in the daylight by any pretty girls who have makeup on and they are all put together. Because today is your lazy day. You don’t give a damn about how you look for the next 24 hours. You just want to relax and be left alone to netflix or redbox binge before the productive week begins. What you may not realize while you are choking down a mini tub of ice cream with the blinds closed is that your style still exists. It’s just a toned down version. You didn’t pick out those sweats or those pajamas because thats all they had. You chose them because that’s your style. Here are the top summer loungewear trends:

 Oversized Off Shoulder Top with Leggings

Off Shoulder Sweatshirt Oversized Dolman Sweater Small Medium Large, $44  etsy.com

Off Shoulder Sweatshirt Oversized Dolman Sweater Small Medium Large, $44
etsy.com

Crop Pants

FLEECE CROP PANT, $39.50 victoriasecret.com

FLEECE CROP PANT, $39.50 victoriasecret.com

Fleece Shorts 

Fleece Shorts, $29.50 victoriasecret.com

Fleece Shorts, $29.50 victoriasecret.com

Aerie Fleece Short, $24.95 ae.com

Aerie Fleece Short, $24.95
ae.com

Pajamas

VINTAGE SHORT-SLEEVE PAJAMA SET, $85 jcrew.com

VINTAGE SHORT-SLEEVE PAJAMA SET, $85 jcrew.com

SHORT-SLEEVE SLEEP SET IN GREEN FOULARD, $85, jcrew.com

SHORT-SLEEVE SLEEP SET IN GREEN FOULARD, $85, jcrew.com

LLD Leopard Romper, $14.60 aeropostale.com

LLD Leopard Romper, $14.60 aeropostale.com

Jersey pajamas, $17.95 hm.com

Jersey pajamas, $17.95 hm.com

Or……you might just be naked on your lazy day. And that’s fine too. Whatever makes you happy. Just enjoy it. Comment your favorite lazy day trend and don’t forget to subscribe and stay ready for the next blog post!

xoCieranichollexo

“The Begency” Presents: Best On The Run Tour Costumes

I try not to overcrowd the internet with more content about celebrities but I have to chime in on Bey’s fashion from the “On the Run” tour. She has been killing it lately with the masked, mesh material pieces, and denim costume created by famous designers. The photogs have done a great job capturing the latest from her first On the Run tour in Miami! “Queen Bey” will be in my city at the end of this month and when the tickets first went on sale I was so tempted to be there. The tickets were just so expensive that all I could think about were the other things I could be spending that money on! I know Beyonce is an awesome performer but spending almost $300 for concert tickets and I’m not going home with her to eat afterward is just too much for me. She has good music and fashion I’m just not one of the die hard fans who would drag her off the stage if I saw her. Thank God for social media where I can at least get a few sneak peeks in on the tour. All I have to say is, I would be on the run in these costumes any day! I think the designers did a great job with being creative with the details of each one. Sometimes tour costumes can either be too over the top or just plain boring. These costumes have surely met in the middle. I just had to point out my top three favs below (pics are courtesy of Fashion Bomb Daily and Fashion Magazine not me by the way):

3. Versace Versace costume

2. Custom Diesel Piece

And the top favorite Bey On the Run costume is:

1. The mesh and sequin gorgeous bodysuit with a mask! I would rob a bank in this outfit any day!

 Feel free to comment the number of your favorite costume below, subscribe, and stay ready for the next blog post! I have a new fashion series I want to deep dive into very soon!

xoCieraNichollexo

 

My First Birchbox

I missed my blog and subscribers so much! I even miss reading other blogs! I know I’ve slacked off a little with the blogging and I’m still trying to balance everything out. Recently I just started two new classes and a different working schedule. I know things will be a little hectic but my goal is still to do at least one blog post a week.

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So last month I got bored and decided to switch from the Ipsy beauty subscription to Birchbox and get another perspective. I’m so glad I did! I’m sorry Ipsy but I was immediately impressed with Birchbox. First off they had an end of May special where you can subscribe and get your first box for $5 instead of $10. Then as soon as I subscribed it was no more than three days before I got an email that the box had shipped even though it was a few days before June! It arrived in only two days! That’s impeccable timing in comparison to Ipsy. With Ipsy if you subscribe too late in the month they wait until the next month to send one out and it takes weeks. I had no clue when a glam bag was finally going to ship sometimes. Birchbox shipping times are mucho faster. Right after May’s box arrived I got an email June 9 saying the June box had already shipped. It arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Awesomeness!

Favorite Item from June Birchbox

What I like most about the Birchbox items is you receive all different types of products. So it’s not just makeup or just hair products. June’s birchbox consisted of perfume, hair shampoo and conditioner, lip pencil, exfoliator and moisturizer. My favorite item from the June birchbox is indeed the LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in the color Menatour (purple). This product retails at $18 and it is worth it! The minute I swatched this on my hand I had to try it on asap! It felt like silk going across my lips and the color really shows up smooth. It looked even better when I put on MAC lip liner with it. I could really use this product often throughout the summer. If you love lip products then you will enjoy receiving this product!

June Birchbox

June Birchbox

Favorite Item from May Birchbox 

May birchbox consisted of perfume, lotion, eyeliner, sunscreen, and hair spray. My favorite was a tie between the lotion and the perfume. The Perlier body ceam retails at $28.45. It’s shea almond scent is moistuizing and thick enough to cover all the dryness from washing your hands with drying soap in public bathrooms. I keep it in my cosmetic bag that lives inside my purse and it now has the job of being an everyday lotion away from home. The perfume is called Hello by Harvey Prince and retails at $55. I’m not that great at describing a new scent. I think I’ll just stick with it smells good.

May Birchbox Pics

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May Birchbox Unboxing

May Birchbox

If you have never heard of Birchbox or wondered if it was worth it to subscribe I hope this post gives an idea. The products are pretty good and you always get your $10’s worth. Don’t forget to comment, subscribe, and stay ready for new blog posts soon! Next up may be some summer hauls! I plan to make time for shopping next week!

xoCieraNichollexo