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Dark Neutrals and Thanksgiving

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COAT- Chicwish // JEANS- Stitch Fix // SHOES- Rockport c/o  (20% of for OLM readers!)// EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver Accent Earrings // BAG- Lily Jade c/o
 I know everyone is saying it, but I can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Why does the best season of the year have to last approximately 2.5 seconds, while Winter lasts roughly 40 years? It's really not fair. I'm trying to enjoy these last few weeks of Fall, but the temps have been dropping around here and a coat and boots have been necessary almost every day in the last week. This plaid coat is a favorite and these boots are shockingly comfortable for all day wear. 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons. The first reason that comes to mind is PIE and I'm not ashamed to admit that I broke into the first pumpkin pie this afternoon. Thanksgiving food really is the best food around and the upcoming prospect of eating turkey dinner for days in a row is already making my mouth water. However I really love Thanksgiving for lots of other reasons. I love it as a precursor to Christmas. It's a great time of year to remember my blessings, teach my kids about gratitude and to get ready to focus December on being thankful for Christ and the reason we celebrate Christmas. This has been a month full of new struggles and good problems. Between our business and our new baby, I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed during the day to day activities and it can be hard to feel thankful for blessings that come with so many challenges. But I can't deny the blessings that we are being showered with- including incredibly loyal friends, daily miracles and answered prayers that keep us going. And it's not hard to be thankful for blessings like that!

Everyday Style- November

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Poncho- Evy's Tree c/o // LEGGINGS- Nordstrom // TEE- Motherhood Maternity // BOOTS- Dolce Vita // EARRINGS- N&S Matte Gold large 

TEE- Motherhood Maternity // SWEATER- Nordstrom // LEGGINGS- Zella // BOOTS- Dolce Vita // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver Accent Earrings- large // CLUTCH- local boutique // WATCH- Daniel Wellington

COAT- Evy's Tree // JEANS- Motherhood Maternity // BOOTS- Thrifted // EARRINGS- N&S Olive Suede // WATCH- Jord 

PONCHO- H&M // LEGGINGS- Zella // BOOTS- Frye (on sale!) // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede Black Woven Leather Earrings

SWEATER- Stitch Fix // PANTS- Stitch Fix // BOOTS- Nordstrom // HAT- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver large

I'm easing myself back into getting dressed these days. I actually really hate staying in my pajamas all day and not getting ready- unless those pajamas happen to be new and really cute. Otherwise I have a hard time getting motivated or getting things done when I'm bra-less, makeup-less or having done my hair. So while I've only worn jeans a handful of times since Baker was born, I've been dressing leggings up quite well. I can't say enough good things about my Zella Lived In Leggings. They feel supportive, thick and perfect for almost any occasion. Maybe even the gym. ;)

Have a great weekend!

N&S Holiday + a Sale!

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Photo credit- Sarah Sweeney 

Happy Friday friends - there are so many things to be happy about! It's the weekend, Thanksgiving is almost here, and Nickel & Suede's holiday sale starts today! With the craziness of having a baby, launching new website and just trying to keep clean laundry in my kids' drawers, I realized that I never shared our holiday line here. My photographer and styling team and I put a lot of thought into our photo shoots and I just love seeing it pay off. I'm so thrilled with these images from our holiday shoot and I wanted to share some of my favorites here with you.

Today through Sunday we are offering 20% off of all* of our leather earrings with the code GIVETHANKS20. This is our biggest sale this season, so be sure to stock up now. Thank you for your support, love and bearing with me in this crazy season of life!!

Nickel & Suede's Best Selling Earrings

Over the last year we have sold quite a few pairs of leather earrings. We love seeing which earrings customers select and we often get to help people make that choice. I can't count how many times I've been asked which pair of earrings I wear the most or which pair to buy for someone as a gift. It's not an easy decision! With three size choices, several styles, and a variety of leathers to choose from, it really can be hard to decide. 
So after fielding hundreds of questions and giving out quite a few recommendations, I decided to write a blog post about it. I want to share with you our top selling leather earrings, what looks best on different women, and even give you gift ideas for specific women in your life. 
Best sellers- N&S Signature Gold Accent Leather Earrings
                     London Tan Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                     Charcoal Shimmer Leather Earrings

Best size to give as a gift (and our most popular) - Medium

Recommendations for blondes- Java Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                                                   Pebbled Black Leather Earrings
                                                   Charcoal Shimmer Leather Earrings

Recommendations for brunettes- London Tan Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                                                     N&S Signature Silver Leather Earrings
                                                     N&S Signature Gold Cut-Out Leather Earrings

Recommendations for red hair- Navy Baby Leather Earrings
                                                       Olive Suede Leather Earrings
                                                       N&S Signature Silver Cut-Out Leather Earrings

Recommendations for fair complexions- Brown Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                                                                  Black Woven Leather Earrings
                                                                  Navy Baby Leather Earrings
Recommendations for dark complexions- Nude Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                                                                   N&S Signature Silver Cut-Out Leather Earrings
                                                                   Snow Leopard Suede Leather Earrings
Best for your mom- Charcoal Shimmer Leather Earrings

Best for your best friend- N&S Signature Silver Accent Earrings 

Best teacher gift- N&S Signature Silver Leather Earrings or GAME DAY Leather Earrings in their school colors

Best for your trendy friend- White Woven Leather Earrings

Best for your conservative friend- London Tan Leather Earrings

If you still can't decide which pair to buy after this post, we now offer gift certificates. Purchase and give an N&S Gift Certificate this year and let your friends and family pick for themselves!

Our Pre-Black Friday sale starts this Friday- Sunday, with early access for newsletter subscribers on Thursday. Be sure you are signed up and get your shopping list ready! This is our biggest sale of the holiday season and we're excited to send your gifts on their way!

OTK Boots and Lace

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SWEATER- Urban Outfitters // LEGGINGS- Zella // BOOTS- Dolce Vita // EARRINGS- N&S Rustic leather earrings, large (similar) // CUFF- Forever 21 // WATCH- Jord c/o
It's funny to watch trends emerge and then to see them make their way into mainstream fashion. New trends are generally a little too weird for most people and can also only be found at a higher price point. A year or two later is when you see more bloggers and fashion forward women really embrace the trend. And then the next year most people have warmed up to a new idea enough that you can find it at lots of retailers and lots different price points. 
A few years ago it was the ankle boot that confounded everyone. No one thought they were cute at first and we certainly didn't know how to wear them. Now they are everywhere and on almost everyone. 

Last year the emerging trend was over the knee boots. No one was sure about them and they weren't all that easy to find. Are they too hookerish? Too sexy? Nope. This is really the year that they are starting to make their way onto bloggers, on your trendy friends, in more stores and at more price points. And next year, they will be even more prevalent. 
Sometimes I decide to skip a trend entirely. Like overalls. I won't be doing overalls. And other trends I choose invest in early so that I get my money and wear's worth out of an item. Over the knee boots were that for me this year. If I had waited another year to grab a pair, I knew I'd regret it. So I bit the bullet this and bought a pair. And I LOVE them. They are such an easy way to update an outfit, they really do keep you quite warm, and they give you legs for dayyyyssss. I'm sold. 
So I've been styling my OTK boots with leggings and long tops and with skinny jeans and blouses or sweaters. I also love them with long cardigans, dresses, skirts, and tunics. Trust me, if you like this trend at all, this is the year to figure it out!

Black Wool Fedora and Military Jacket Maternity Style

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HAT- Target // TEE- Gap // PANTS- Motherhood Maternity // SHOES- Free People // JACKET- Gray Monroe // EARRINGS- N&S Accent Earrings

I've still got a few more maternity outfits to share this week- and thank goodness because I'm still getting back into the swing of things post baby. That's an understatement but we're surviving and doing what we can.

You may have noticed that wool and felt fedoras have been one of my go-to's this Fall. I love the character they add to an outfit, not to mention the fact that they hide bedhead, dirty hair and any other hair problems I may be having that day. Personally I've found that the bigger the brim, the better for my face and body. And if you have short hair like I do- you can definitely pull off a hat. The key is to make sure your bangs or the hair in front really shows. As long as the hair peeks out, at least on one side and you won't look like a boy and you'll rock the look!

Have you adopted the hat trend yet? What style do you love?