Autumn is Falling

8 Sep

My favorite season is around the corner. Fall. I love the crisp, cool air, hot drinks, colorful foliage, warm blankets, cute and cozy sweaters and stylish boots of all lengths.

It’s 74 degrees here in Indy so I thought I’d go for a fall look.

I should’ve tucked my tank in. Oops.

The colors in this flannel is definitely autumnal. I decided to go for the simple look by pairing distressed jeans with a tank top and ballet flats.

This look could be jazzed up by adding a belt, heels and jewelry.

My flats are fur-lined and so comfy for the win!

Tank top: Target

Jeans: Macy’s

Flannel Duster: Target

Shoes: Uggs

Flare Fun

2 Sep

My favorite type of jean style is skinny. I think they are so versatile and they usually work well for shorter women. Considering I am under the average height for a woman in the US, it seems I’d stay clear of flare leg pants. I am not that sensible, lol.

This is me trying on a pair at Free People. While I love the fit-the length not so much. Of course they don’t offer them in petite. And even with the highest of heels they would still pool around the floor.

A sales associate informed me that she simply cut hers with scissors since the hem is flayed. With my luck they’d end up uneven.

I ordered a pair of hunter green-perfect for the fall. When they arrive I’ll have my seamstress do the honors.

Maybe I can wear them with my fedora 😄. Follow me on Instagram at: _candycloset_ nikki_thenomad and _abeautifulmind_

Fall Fedora

1 Sep

Let me start by saying that I don’t look good in hats. I can get away with a baseball hat-but that’s about it. Today while in Target I saw some fedoras that caught my eye.

I tried two on and they actually looked sort of cute on my head, lol. I googled some outfits to wear with them and here are a few that I liked:

What are your thoughts about this fall fashion statement? I’ll close this post with a selfie.


5 Jun

I attended a very special wedding-one of a former student, my favorite in fact. The bride was stunning and is still every bit of pretty she was in high school.

I always like to dress simply for weddings as I am not the star of the show. The wedding colors were mint green and peach. I opted for a play on those colors.

Green and pink it is! I love a classic, sleek ponytail.

The venue had some lovely spots for taking photos.

The lovely bride and I. Her oldest daughter.

And youngest.

All of the ladies in the picture below are former students!

I had a wonderful time and was thankful to be in attendance. I wouldn’t missed it for the world!

Dress: Lulu’s

Heels: Nordstrom

Earrings: Target

Necklace: Beijing, China


30 May

This morning I attended an awards function to support a friend. Here is what I wore:

I’ve had this dress for a few years now and it is starting to get snug which is a bummer because I like it.

This was my time wearing the heels.

Dress: J. Crew Factory

Heels: Nordstrom

Earrings: J. Crew

Necklace: Macy’s

Pink and Green=Spring

11 Apr

It’s spring time in Indiana-well at least it is according to the calendar! The temperatures are fluctuating between cold and warm. So I took advantage of one of the nicer days.

I actually have this dress in two other prints. It’s really comfortable and easy to wear.

I added touches of pink with my necklace, watch, camisole, and sunglasses. Plus there’s a splash of pink in my pumps.

How are you incorporating spring into your wardrobe?

Dress: Target

Camisole: Target

Heels: Target

Necklace: Macy’s

Hot pink sunglasses: Free People

Pale pink sunglasses: Nordstrom

Ivy Strong

4 Apr

Today’s OOTD is to support a newly made friend. Like me, she is also a breast cancer survivor who is currently battling the disease.

Pink is my favorite color and green is perfect for spring. I love these two colors together, too.


Jeans: Target

Belt: Gucci

Shoes: Target

Distressed Denim Jacket: Target

Earrings: J. Crew

Lady Gray

24 Mar

I’ve had this sweater for a few years now and was actually thinking about getting rid of it. The boots were a birthday gift and I’ve been looking through my closet for pieces to pair with them.

The tutu is attached to the sweater and gives it a unique flavor. This appealed to the dancer I me. The sleeves also have thumb holes-another cool touch.

I added gray jeans and a chunky necklace to finish off the look.

Sweater: Kohl’s

Jeans: Target

Boots: Pitaya

Necklace: Aldo

One Shade of Grey

7 Mar

It’s still pretty cold here in Indiana, which means that I can continue to wear my sweaters before the weather changes to blazing.

I absolutely love this sweater. The tulle attached to the longline cardigan is what did it for me. It’s so girly and completely reminds me of my ballerina days. And not to mention, it’s super warm and comfy.

These booties are about 4.5 inches and just barely lift the tulle off the ground.

So the only drawback is the length. I’m short and as you can see the sweater is long. I have to be very carefully when wearing it.

Sweater: Anthropologie

Pants: J. Crew

Top: Target

Booties: Nordstrom

Purple Reign

4 Mar

I am a huge fan of Prince! In fact, I even visited his mansion, Paisley Park when it was opened to the public after his death.

The t shirt that I have on in the picture is a souvenir from the trip. Oddly, my friend showed up at church wearing the same shirt, and no, it was not planned!

I was cracking up in the photo below as you can see, lol.

I was going for a rocker look, hence the ripped jeans and boots with silver accents.

Shirt: Paisley Park

Cardigan: Macy’s

Jeans: Macy’s

Boots: Pitaya

Lipgloss: Purple Rain by Anastasia