March 19, 2012

5x5 with StyleCaster and Bloomingdales!

I was recently invited by StyleCaster & Bloomingdales to participate in their blogger 5x5 - where they pick 5 of their blogging favorites to style a series of looks, (and how could I not be thrilled to be featured alongside Keiko Lynn, On the Racks, My Style Pill, and Sartorial Girl?) The topic for this installation of 5x5 was spring denim - and I was so excited to get to play with tons of lustworthy threads from Marc Jacobs, Equipment, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, Helmut Lang, and more. Being the sartorial adventurist that I am, I picked one of my favorite trends for the season: patterned denim, with a bold but definitely pretty floral take on the look by Citizens of Humanity.

Citizens Of Humanity Floral Print Denim, $189; Equipment Blouse, $198; Marc by Marc Jacobs Satchel, $498; Aqua Bangle, $25; Aqua Cuffs, $28; Aqua Gold Necklace, $45; Dolce Vita Platform Sandal, $189.

Where did the idea for your blog begin?
I started blogging as a way to seek and document my inspiration while working at a corporate design firm. Slowly over time, it grew organically to be a visual chronicle of my life and style obsessions.
Has anything changed as your blog has grown? Challenge? Benefits?
Blogging has turned my dream of working as a fashion journalist into a reality! It's also very literally changed my style and forced me to step outside my comfort zone. Another benefit? All the amazing friends I've made through the blogging community.
How would you describe your personal style?
On a typical day, it's a fun balance of girly, whimsy, and a bit of an edge. But, I like to wake up and find inspiration in my mood. On the day of the shoot I was feeling a bit tropical and beachy, knowing that I was heading out to the sunny west coast the following day!
Who are your style icons?
I'm always inspired by Dita von Teese, Beth Ditto, and.. my mom! She's the chicest lady of them all.
If you could go shopping with any person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Cher Horowitz, duh.
Fashion guilty pleasure?
Overindulging! Sometimes I can go a little overboard on shopping my favorite pieces... It's a blessing and a curse.
Tell us about the outfit you styled.

I'm in love with Equipments silky blouses, and this cadmium hued top is the perfect citrus-inspired shade for spring. I think the tone perfectly complements the print on these Citizens of Humanity printed floral jeans - a trend I'm loving at the moment, and how great are the colors in this pair?! I think printed denim is also a trend that looks good on all body types - which isn't necessarily true of all trends in fashion. The blue pop of color on the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag adds a nice, cool balance to the warm colors of the outfit. The Dolce Vita heels are to die for, too!
And here's what I wore the day of the shoot! 

Dorothy Perkins Top, SimplyBe Pleated Skirt, Miu Miu Glitter Sunnies (Similar Here), Miu Miu Glitter Heels (Similar Here)

PS - How sick does the new StyleCaster look?! 


  1. amazing! well done!


  2. Fab styling! Go girl! <3

  3. Nicolette, have you found any (affordable) plus size floral print jeans? No way anything from Citizens is buttoning around this waist.

  4. That outfit is definitely my favorite of the bunch. You rock love! <3

  5.  This ASOS Curve pair of trousers is probably the closest thing I've found!
    But I've also seen fab printed denim from Not Your Daughters Jeans (like white denim with a lace print over it), and Dorothy Perkins also has some great floral trousers up to a size 18. I have my eye on this pair:[339958|339600]&noOfRefinements=1

  6. Ah I love the top! Nice to see you wearing it. Plus, good choice with the floral trousers! They are pretty much my number one thing out of all of this season's picks. And the yellow shirt is just delicious with that print! 

  7. I love your styling girl. The most unique and out of the box in the bunch. Very bright and cheerful. Love the shoes too, I need to grab a pair. They look very comfy and light weight too. Honestly, I would have never thought of putting that bag with it, but the pop of color definitely completes the look. Nikki, you look fabulous it that out fit too. Love the print on the top and how you paired it with the gorgeous Jade pleated skirt. I am also honored to be an inspiration to you :) Love you.

  8. You go girl! Very nice outfit and styling! I love the shoes!! 

    Love your outfit too, such a fun picture! 

  9. I love your mood!I like every outfit you've posted on blog! If u want to follow my curvy blog (from Italy) this is the link

  10. These outfits are so colorful and fun. What an exciting opportunity! 

  11. You are so cute here (love this skirt on you, and the glitter obviously)! Love, love that look and your answers!

    Briony xx

  12. I love those outfits. So happy. :)

    Et tu, tutu?

  13. the looks are all amazing but your is my favorite by far. you are an amazing stylist and your blog is honestly the best :) luvya

  14. I LOVE the outfit you styled! It's perfect and pretty much what I would wear in a heartbeat! Congrats!

  15. PlussizegirlbudgetworldMarch 21, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    I think you're awesome was recently flipping through i think it was glamour or marie claire you were featured in an article amazing i truly look up to you :)

  16. Your outfit is so pretty, I love the touch the gold heels add! Love the look you styled too, the yellow of the shirt makes me feel cheerful :)

  17. Nice outfit!! I am suggesting custom jeans

  18. Nicolette you look fantastic! I was with you on the Citizens of Humanity jeans, the whole printed jeans trend about a month ago... but I have just seen them plastered all over the blogosphere (as it tends to happen) and I think I have actually overdosed on them. Does this ever happen to you?! Last time it happened to me was with my darling YSL Arty rings, I cannot wear them without thinking of outfit posts haha. 


  19. cuteeee style! Love the floral prints!

  20. Hey Nicolette, your look is amazing! I was wondering if you could tell me the size of that DP top? I see it has a nice loose fit, is that because of it's cut, or did you get a size bigger than is your usual? I want to oder a button-up shirt from DP but my bust is a a few centimeters (~1-2 inches) outside their range. Is there any hope it might still fit or are they always true to the chart? I own one DP top, but since it's quite stretchy and I don't know its size unfortunately it doesn't mean much. Thank you xx

  21. Like your blog - love your name!  My beautiful 19 yo daughter is a Nicolette too!!! 

  22. You look so ace, I love it. Great looks I'm obsessed with those CoH jeans. 

  23. Girl I have had my eye on those DV shoes for about 2 weeks now. I will get them! I have the Sam Edelman ones in the copper color! LOVE! Great interview. I died laughing at the Cher Horowitz answer because that is so something I would say! Love your Miu Miu's! Kiah

  24. Gosh I love these Citizen pants so much! I searched for them everywhere last month but finally snagged a pair from Nordstroms and LOVE them!!! such a happy Spring feeling wearing them!
    great post! xo
    Have a lovely day! hope you check out my Spring posting.

    Monica <3  

  25. I've just found your blog through heartifb and I am so in love with it!!  I enjoyed reading all your answers, and omg those floral printed jeans!   I saw them in a window display at Mendocino a couple months ago and--I MUST HAVE THEM!  Love your blog.  Am following you now, obviously.
    I hope you'll come by to visit me at when you have the time.  I would seriously be overjoyed <3.

    <3  Jo

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  28. Amazing!  I LOVE the outfit you styled!


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