March 3, 2015

{STYLE} Spring Renewal


Over the past couple of weeks, I decided I need to take a little hiatus from my blog; between NYFW, a cross country move, some medical potential-unknowns (that have all since been cleared - and we're good!), and a mountain of non-blog related work, it was important for me to shift my focus for a moment so I could come back to my blog with a refreshed perspective. I made it to California and in my new home with my beau and our pup (and our cat on the way), and a clearer mind of all the things I want to accomplish personally and professionally for the long and short term. I feel like my batteries have been reset and I have this enormous supply of new energy to create, write, and share.

And what better time to renew and refresh than on the heels of spring? In Persian culture (where I inherited half my DNA and all of my traditions), spring marks the new year - called now'ruz - and is celebrated on the spring equinox. The symbolism and rituals associated with now'ruz are all derived from nature - the sky, the earth, fire, animals, fertility, water, plants; it's a "new year" that has always made a lot more sense to me than the calendar year we celebrate on January 1st - and I love that the mark of the new year is mimicked by real change in the world around us. I'm sure that being a spring baby, with my birthday trailing just a few weeks behind the spring equinox, also has a little bit to do with my personal biases! 

Being in LA where it's already starting to feel like spring (my apologies to the east coasters staring at the snowflakes in the forecast right now), I'm already allowing myself to tip-toe around spring trends and indulge in one of my favorite themes of the season (pastels). I first spotted this pink skirt in Addition Elle's Spring lookbook a few months ago and honestly felt like it was made with me in mind (but truth be told, I probably think that far too often about anything pink!) Confession: I actually emailed my friend who works at Addition Elle, Jen, asking how they had gotten so many of my personal must-haves that have yet eluded the plus-size market out of my mind and into their lookbook. It sort of felt like style kismet... 

It has been way too cold to think about wearing this perfect pink midi on the frozen, sludge-filled streets of NYC, but in Southern California? It's a no-brainer. The sheer polka dot top I paired it with was just another perfect-10 for me, (PS - it also comes in white and it's going in my shopping cart riiiiight now). It feels like a quintessentially me outfit to wrap my head around all the personal victories I have on my to-do list. 

Spring, we're on. Let's do this. 

 

Thank you to Addition Elle  for including me in their new influencer series.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

24 comments:

  1. Insanely jealous right now that you moved to LA haha, I was so planning to hit you up for coffee when I came in June lol. Anyway, you look amazing, those shoes are pretty badass too! Love them.

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  2. Skyscrapers and Palm TreesMarch 3, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    ohhh....look at me adding that skirt and all other tea length skirts in my cart right now. Spring must have for sure! Such a great outfit. -alex

    skyscrapers & palm trees

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  3. Let me take a nap... great spaces, anyway.

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  4. You look stunning Nicollete! Those shoes are to die for!!

    www.daintyandchic.com

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  5. Love the pink lipstick! Very springy ;)

    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

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  6. Love that skirt and this post too, I didn't know that you were half Persian, sounds so fascinating!


    lb-lc | IT fashion and lifestyle blog

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  7. Love everything about this look! I especially dig your swan tattoo--so delicate. I want some small ink like that too.

    - Sam, sammanzella.com

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  8. LOVE this outfit! You look great! xo

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  9. I love this, sheer polka dots and pastels equal fab! I wish it were Spring like here (Scotland), we have gorgeous sunny days then all of a sudden it decides to snow. Right out of nowhere! Seems to be worse now that we're into March. Though the winter hasn't been bad at all and living on the coast, we never get MAJOR snow! Glad you're feeling revived : )

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  10. How gorgeous!! xoxo

    http://clothescaptioning.blogspot.com/2015/03/new-hair-endless-selfies.html

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  11. Oh!! I need to pick your brain about Scotland. I may be going at the end of summer for a friend's wedding!!

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  12. I love them... I won't pretend they're comfortable, though! hahahah

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  13. I pretty much look white as snow so it's easy to miss! But I really love my culture and the history of ancient Persia. It's a really rich culture... so much I still want to learn and study.

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  14. Don't die for them! They're still available and under $100! http://bit.ly/1M2Azmx

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  15. Thank you!!! I've never really worn tea length but I love this!

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  16. I might be in NY in June!! You should hit me up! I'm still going back and forth between NY and LA for the foreseeable future :)

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