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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sale Alert: Top Picks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Continued


Items are literally flying off the shelves during the public access of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I like to keep things in my cart and wishlist for later and everyday I check back, half of the items are sold out! This just goes to show how great this sale is and why you should be shopping it this instant!

Today I wanted to share these amazing handbag & accessories picks so you can shop right away! The savings are unbelievable and you're crazy to not snag at least one great piece.

Shop by clicking purple links or the pictures below to shop directly!



Happy shopping, babes!
xo, N
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sale Alert: Top Picks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Tomorrow marks day one for public access to the coveted Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!! If you have never shopped the #nsale, you're absolutely missing out on the best deals Nordstrom will ever offer. This 'reverse' sale lasts 25 days for cardholders and only 18 days for the rest of the world and includes NEW (mostly Fall) items at a low sale price and will go back to it's original price once the sale is over which is August 7th this year. From designer clothing, handbags and accessories, to home decor, bedding and beauty products, they cover it all. It's the perfect time to stock up on basics for your closet, early gift shopping for your loved ones, or just splurge on your most desired styles and brands for less.

As a way to make it somewhat easier for you to shop this mega sale, I've gathered my top picks for clothing and shoes below. There are tons of items in this sale and if you're anything like me...you'll want to go through it all. But for those of you who want to shop real quick, click here for trending sales or just click the pictures below and it will take you directly to these items to shop your life away! My handbag and accessories top picks will be posted in a few days! :)

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| Shoes |


What are you favorites from the #nsale?!
Happy shopping, babes!
xo, N
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HOME TOUR: 10 Tips for Coffee Table Styling


Our living room is my favorite room of our apartment. It's where everyone gathers to talk about their day, watch a movie together, and where I love to cozy up on the weekends! I've recently started to redecorate and purge some things as I think about how I want our new unit to look. I. Can't. Wait!

I took the picture above last week as a 'sneak peak' of what our living room will incorporate! It's definitely a different vibe then my previous styling (see pictures below). Then that led me to want to share some tips on styling your own coffee table. Of course these tips are based on my opinions, so no scientific methods here! :)
1| Add something living. Whether you love tulips, succulents or just like pretty leaves, add some life to your table! This gives your table an organic element rather than just solid objects. A vase of gorgeous pink peonies will brighten your table and will be the first thing your guests notice!

2| Pick out a tray for your coffee table. You'll want to find one that compliments your coffee table in your own personal style. For my table, I used to have a marble rectangular tray that added a different shape and material to the mix. I was going for a modern glam look then, but I've recently switched to a more modern-rustic look and bought a new wood and chrome square tray that compliments my table and new media console! Overall, a tray helps divide your coffee table into sections for a neater look and is a great way to display smaller decor pieces so they don't look so random.

3| Grab some coffee table books. You don't have to go all out and get expensive designer books such as the Chanel or Dior Collections but grab some that at least compliment the style you're going for (preferably some with appealing covers)! Don't over-stack, 2 or 3 books is usually enough. And if you have a large enough table to do multiple stacks, put a stack on the lower shelf to draw the eyes around the table. I've gotten quite a few of my coffee table books from thrift stores if that interests you!

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| Photo from ISpyDIY.com |

4| Find decor that stands out. I love finding decor that's different and odd! As you may know, pineapples are my favorite to decorate with. But I've got unusual things like spikes (or here) and skulls.

5| Incorporate some color! While you're picking out your decor pieces, be sure to look for your favorite color, a color that pops, or one that fits the color scheme of your room. Adding this small detail will help draw your guests' eyes to your coffee table, usually one of the main focal points of your room!

6| Utilize air space. Decor with height can help add more dimension to your coffee table. A tall vase with flowers or pedestal spike like mine keeps your table interesting.

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7| Appeal to more than sight! Light a candle and place it on your book stack to keep your living room smelling fresh. I always get compliments on how great our apartment smells. And I like to think it's because we frequently light candles in almost every room haha. Even when one isn't burning when guests arrive, they smell the lingering pineapple scent or some other flavor!

8| Place a set of coasters on your coffee table. You won't regret it. I hate a dirty table, especially cup rings (they drive me nuts). Fun coasters will interest your guests, they're usually great conversation pieces and they help keep your table clean!

9| Put together groupings. Gathering items of different heights in groups can make your table more dimensional and also help divide your table for an organized look.

| Photo from MyDomaine.com |

10| Style with your personality. Not all of these tips will be for you but my best tip is to style your coffee table with items you love and show your personality. But just be sure to take into consideration adding height, different composite materials, and sticking to your theme!

How do you style your coffee table? Post a pic and tag me! I'd love to see how you decorate yours. I've rounded up some great coffee table items from Nordstrom's big sale below in honor of the last day to enter a huge giveaway for you guys! Read below to enter!!

| Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Gift Card Giveaway |

Enter below up to 101 times for a chance to win a $1225 gift card to Nordstrom just in time for the big sale! Just think of what you could buy with this, seriously. Complete 1 entry or 101 entries but the more time you enter, the better your chances!
**Giveaway ends on 7/13 and winner will be announced on 7/14 (the first day of the early VIP access to the sale.) Must be 16 years or older to enter. International entrants welcome. Please keep in mind that you cannot complete more than 101 entries, and that we can tell if the same person uses multiple emails to enter. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED, so make sure to hit 'FOLLOW' or 'LIKE' to complete each entry!!!


Enter asap and good luck!!!!
xo, N
Friday, July 8, 2016

TRENDING: BOHO BELL-SLEEVE DRESS


Dress: Marshalls (found it here) | Tote bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: BaubleBar | Aviators: Ray-Ban | Shoes: Report

Don't forget to enter the Nordstrom Rafflecopter Giveaway I posted earlier this week! Enter here at the bottom of the post!!!!

Happy Friday!! This boho dress is my everything right now. I love the boho print and the bell-sleeve & shift style! It's seriously the most comfortable dress in my closet. I couldn't believe it was only $19.99 at Marshalls. Luckily, I found it at Charlotte Russe for $34.99 and there is a Buy 1, Get 1 for $12.50 sale going on! This style of dress has easily become my everyday type of dress. I'm all about being comfortable chic and this style is the way to go! Shop it and similar boho dresses here:

My shoes are Report from Macy's but they're all sold out! So I've linked a ton below for you guys. This lace-up style is a huge trend and perfect for your summer style! All of the lace-up shoes I own are super comfortable and worth every penny! Grab a pair, I've linked so many different pairs! :)


As many of you know, I live in Dallas, Texas. After last night's shooting downtown, we are all a little on edge today but our prayers go out to those and their loved ones. My two cents on this is that tragedy is happening all over our country one after another... the most we can do is to be peaceful, continue to pray, and to stop the violence. #PrayforDallas, #PrayforALL

On a lighter note, have you ever recreated an outfit I've posted? I'd LOVE to know if you have!! Be sure to send me a picture to info@nickieanddime.com! :) It's always great to hear from readers and to find out that I have inspired an #ootd makes me so, so happy!!!! Also be sure to enter the Nordstrom Giveaway me and a ton of other bloggers have put together for our fabulous readers! Enter here at the bottom of the post!!!!

Happy shopping and stay safe, everyone.
xo, N
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NORDSTROM RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY + EMBROIDERED OBSESSED


Vest: Max Jeans | Jeans: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes: Nine West | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Spike Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Bangle: Burdlife

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!
See details at the end of this post!

It's just too dang hot to be wearing jeans, but half of the time I feel too out of shape to be wearing shorts. #summerproblems!!!! Here's an outfit I've had on repeat since Spring! This embroidered top is one of my favorites and it's under $20!!!! I've been such a fan of embroidered items for the summer! These tops are light, the embroidery stands out, and they've got that bohemian look I'm into lately. I've linked my top and a few similar below:


My bag is the coveted fringe Mini MAC crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff. I finally got around to purchasing one and I haven't been able to put it down since! It was such a good buy for this season since it goes with basically everything I wear. I highly suggest you purchasing it or one similar. It comes with fringe or without, with buckle or without, and many more styles!

| Shop my look |

NORDSTROM RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY
It's that time of year, babes!! Nordstrom's HUGE Anniversary sale is almost here (starts July 22 and ends August 8!!) and I've teamed up with a TON of bloggers for one of the biggest giveaways I've been involved in!

Enter below up to 101 times for a chance to win a $1225 gift card to Nordstrom just in time for the big sale! Just think of what you could buy with this, seriously. Complete 1 entry or 101 entries but the more time you enter, the better your chances!

**Giveaway ends on 7/13 and winner will be announced on 7/14 (the first day of the early VIP access to the sale.) Must be 16 years or older to enter. International entrants welcome. Please keep in mind that you cannot complete more than 101 entries, and that we can tell if the same person uses multiple emails to enter. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED, so make sure to hit 'FOLLOW' or 'LIKE' to complete each entry!!!
Good luck, everyone!!!! I really wish I was able to win this amazing prize! Lol!

Happy shopping, y'all!
xo, N
Friday, July 1, 2016

Birthday Vibes: 24!

Dress: Archer London (not sold online yet) | Shoes: Sold out (similar here or here) | Bag: Kate Spade (similar here or here) | Colored cuffs: Charming Charlie, purple / pink | Gold beaded bracelet: Charming Charlie | Turquoise stone bracelet: Charming Charlie | Morse code cuff: BaubleBar | Tassel necklace: BaubleBar | Coordinate necklace: BaubleBar

So Tuesday was my 24th birthday and do I feel any older or differences? Absolutely not! Lol! After I turned 21, every birthday just feels like I'm inching closer to my 30's...which just sounds dreadful considering I'm LOVING my 20's!!!!

Hunter and I went and had a fun little birthday shoot and no other dress stood out to me to wear except this stunner from Archer London (stay tuned for an exclusive post on Archer London and it's founder, Kate Neilson)! You can buy this dress by stopping by the Dallas boutique off of Dragon Street in the Design District! It's not up on the website just yet, but once it is I'll have an exclusive promo code for you guys to use!

Conveniently, I just so happen to be wearing a few items that are currently on sale this summer for a limited time at BaubleBar.com! This sale ends early August and it's A HUGE ONE. All of my favorites are on sale for the best prices you'll find all year!
Here are a few links to certain other sales on top of this summer blow out:

| Shop BaubleBar items I own! |


| Shop similar items |
Friday, June 10, 2016

Home Tour: 10 Tips for your Gallery Wall



Let me just go ahead and apologize for being such a slacker these past few weeks. I've been trying to get into a new groove, juggling my new job, looking for a new apartment, social life, blogging life, etc. So I'm sorry I suck so bad!!!! But on a great note, I'm back and back with another part of my Home Tour series! 

| My items: |
Together print/frame: now on sale for $8
Pink candle: sold out at Target
Pineapple bookends: sold out at Hobby Lobby (I still see some in stores though!)
Mirrored mini-drawer: HomeGoods
Mirrored lamp: Ross
Polka dot purse: Kate Spade from TjMaxx
Trashcan and briefcase filer: Target
Wall deer: HomeGoods/TjMaxx
Acrylic jewelry stands: HomeGoods (they have these all the time!)
Peony vase print: Hobby Lobby
Top elephant painting: HomeGoods
Eat Cake for Breakfast print: HomeGoods
(...basically you need to shop at HomeGoods all of the time like me hahaha.)


By no means am I a professional decorator, but I do watch countless hours of HGTV if that means anything... :)
Here are a few tips for starting your own gallery wall inspired by mine: 

1 | Don't be afraid to make it your own!
It's YOUR wall, decorate it with things you like!!

2 | Start out with a theme.
I once had a wall that was all black and white with lots of N's and damask print things. Now I like the eclectic/modern glam style, white, gold and pops of bright colors! 

3 | Get your layout together.
I personally don't like the idea of perfectly aligned, same-sized frames hung up in a square layout. (If you do, more power to ya! You're probably also more organized than me lol.) So I like to find things of all sizes and dimensions just because I think it looks more fun and not so boring. It definitely flows better in my opinion! Use painter's tape to tape out your layout!

4 | Plan your spacing.
Try and leave the same amount of spacing between each item. It's not always possible but it helps keep your wall look neater!

5 | Find a large focal piece.
The big painting at the top was purchased at Home Goods (of course) and was the first item I bought for this entire gallery wall. As soon as I found it, I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate this corner of my bedroom. Once I got this piece up, it was a matter of just finding the right items to hang around it!

6 | Keep it balanced.
Don't hang something on the left of the large focal piece and not hang something on the right. Remember, your focal piece is the center of the entire wall!

7 | Add color.
Try and find items that have those pops of fun colors. I chose to paint my red Ikea table powder grey to have a neutral base while my jewelry and posters keep my wall vibrant!

8 | BARGAIN SHOP.
I got a lot of these frames from the Salvation Army near my work. Each were seriously $3.99 and they were from Pottery Barn! You can choose to print your own graphics (Pinterest) or shop at TjMaxx, Home Goods. Marshalls, Ross, At Home and especially Hobby Lobby. I find already framed or canvased graphics for less than $20 every time I stop in to look around! Original prices can get pretty ridiculous for just a colorful elephant or three printed words! And y'all know me, bargain shopper through and through!

9 | Add book decor.
It's a great way to fill space. I buy most of my books I decorate with from the thrift store. It's a little crazy but I get them for less than $3 a book, even those Lauren Conrad books! I definitely suggest looking at thrift stores or eBay/Amazon for your cute book decor! 

10 | Get inspired.
Look around, use Pinterest! I didn't know exactly what I wanted this to look like until I literally rearranged this corner over 10 times... hence why it took so long to share this with y'all!! The wall and desk decor has already changed since I shot these photos. I change things up at least once a month...#problems.