Little Black Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are cute, comfy, and super easy to style! I love them because you can dress them up with a blazer or chiffon shirt, or you can dress them down with a jean jacket or T-shirt. I bought this black maxi skirt for $15.00 from Forever 21.
PAIR WITH A GRAPHIC TEE, JEAN JACKET, OR SPORTS SHIRT

                 

If you’re lazy and don’t always like to wear jeans (like me), ditch the yoga pants and get yourself a maxi skirt!

XOXO,
Gina Nicolette

The Little Things in Life

I’m one of those people who buy something and only wear it once, but I’m finally starting to get out of that habit. Here’s some of my favorite things I love (and overwear):

Accessories, pointed flats and messy buns are my favorite things in life

 So comfy and cute, how could I not overwear them?

Finally invested in a pair of cat eye sunglasses-
I always break mine, so I just got some Jennifer Lopez ones from Kohl’s

Earrings- I feel naked without them. As you can probably tell, teal and blues are my favorite colors. I like to have unique earrings so I like to shop at local boutiques for them!

                                 

I love scarves, you can pair them with anything and they are great for any season!
Floppy hats and my Hello Kitty shirt from my best friend of course- Thanks Danielle!

Some random favorites in life
Champagne
The Fault In Our Stars, if you haven’t read it, go read it- So amazing!
This Ralph Lauren gown from the Met Gala
and Yoga, of course
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo,
Gina

Zen Your Life

As students, it’s so easy to become stressed and overwhelmed by our hectic schedules. About a year ago my old roommates and I found this tiny yoga studio in the West Loop that offered free community hot yoga classes. Walking to the yoga studio at 6:00 AM, we were all complaining about life, people, and school. By the time we finished the class and were walking back to our apartment we couldn’t find anything to complain about because we felt so good. 
Because of my hectic schedule I wasn’t able to attend the classes anymore and I could feel all my stress building up. I now do my own yoga at home from YouTube videos or try to attend the classes my apartment offers. Sometimes we just don’t realize how busy we are, especially in the city, and we don’t make time for ourselves. We let the stress build up over time and eventually explode-or end up sick. I wanted to write this blog to inspire everyone to try yoga out and show some other things that help me unwind and de-stress.
To start off, here are some of the benefits of yoga
I’m always looking to try new yoga videos, and I just did this one and it’s really good for beginners. I also love that you get to cover yourself in a blanket at the end- I almost fell asleep. 
Tea is one of my favorite things in the world and has a ton of amazing health benefits. I always take the time to have a cup of tea at night. Tazo Tea has a “Zen” flavor mixed of green tea, lemongrass, and spearmint. 
Bath and Body Works has an Aromatherapy line infused with essential oils to help you de-stress and relax. My favorite is the Eucalyptus Spearmint Pillow Mist. The bottles range from $10-$15 depending on the scent, but they last forever- two mists is more than enough. 
I also like to take the time every night to light candles and just relax.
I also take the labels off of some of my candles (if they easily come off), because I read in an article that if you get rid of the “visual noise” that it makes for a more peaceful environment. Plus if the candles come in a cute container it can be used as decor.

I hope everyone can relax and enjoy themselves and take time out of your day to appreciate all you have accomplished remember to do things for yourself, because you are the only one who can make yourself happy.
Namaste…
Gina Nicolette