Wardrobe Building 101

The White Button Down Blouse

A simple white blouse could be the most versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. It can be dressed up in a suit, paired with slacks or a skirt, and even dressed down with a pair of jeans or shorts. There’s seemingly no wrong way to wear a white blouse.

Since The Limited is having a really good sale, I decided to pull some pieces from their site for examples.

The Essential Shirt:


Dress it up with a suit and heels:


A pencil skirt and heels:

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Slacks and heels:

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Dress it down with jeans and flats:

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Shorts and sandals:

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Accessories can make or break an outfit, so with the Essential shirt I’d more than likely stick with a short necklace–could be as simple as a solitaire type piece or more a more advanced statement piece. I’d wear studs or small hoop earrings, too–depending on the necklace; statement necklace would call for simple studs, but with a simple solitaire type necklace I’d go for the hoops and the size could vary with hoops depending on your hairstyle.

As previously stated, these pieces are all from The Limited but you can find dupes anywhere. I’d probably try H&M if you’re looking for a less expensive suit. The shoes are all pulled from The Sole Society. These are just pieces to get your creative juices flowing. This is just how I’d wear the basic white button down blouse and is representative of my style. If y’all have any other ways to wear it, I’d love to see  and show you off–e-mail me at lookfabuless@gmail.com!

–Nikki ❤️


Today’s Deals and Steals

Hey Y’all! I hope everyone’s enjoying this three day weekend and understanding the reason for it. I’ve got some info on holiday sales to help you save while you build your wardrobes.

Express: online only, starting at 6 pm and ending at midnight get an additional 50% off clearance items; 40% off everything sale ends 5/25/15

Forever 21: online only buy one get one 50% off select items using code: B1G150OFF; free shipping over $21

Charlotte Russe: 30% off dresses; $5/$10/$15 sale items; tees, tanks, and crops starting at $5; free shipping when you spend $30

The Limited: in-stores and online 50% off full price items; select accessories now $15; $34 and under must-have sale styles; in-stores and online get an extra 40% off sale items

ASOS: up to 60$ off going out gear; 20% off full price items using code: LONGWKND

New York & Company: in-store and online get up to 50% off everything; all shorts and crops buy one get one free; the Park Tote $29; today, in-stores and online get $20 off $100 or more using code: 2028 or get $10 off purchases of $50 0r more using code: 2132

Loft: 40% off everything: in-stores and online earn two $25 Loft Cash Cards for every $50 you spend

Old Navy: in-store and online get up to 50% off everything; online only take an extra 30% off your order ends 5/25/15; today only in-store and online up to 60% off tanks, tees, and grapic tees for the family; up to 75% off clearance

Kohl’s: $10 off your entire purchase of $30 of more in-store and online until 5/25/15 using pin code: 4980

H&M: up to 60% off select styles: get free shipping on all orders over $50 using code: 3051

Victoria’s Secret: 7 for $27 panty party (includes PINK); in-stores only get $10 off a bra when you buy $7 for $27 panties


Juicy Couture: take 40% off sitewide through Memorial Day using code: JUICYSUMMER

As always, check with each retailer for terms, conditions, and exclusions. Happy shopping!

–Nikki ❤️

What I’m Wearing: The Basics

It’s been a very long and draining week due to family issues, so the last few days have honestly seen me just throw on clothes and a jacket for work. Since things are starting to wind down, I decided to get back to looking pulled together. 

My outfit is entirely from Forever 21 and is comprised completely from basics. Nothing is new and aside from my accessories, nothing was more than $10. 

My white v-neck tee was $3.80, dark wash skinny jeans were $7.80 (store sale), brown swing cardigan was $7.80, and my gold thong sandals were $7.80. (Neclace from Express, bangles from Alex & Ani, studs from Juicy Couture are all older purchases as well–don’t remember price points BUT my bangles range from $25 to $35)

–Nikki ❤️ 

Today’s Deals and Steals

Hey Y’all! Since a holiday weekend is upon us, retailers all over are anticipating a big boost in sales which means, lots of coupons and discounts! Here’s a list of just a few of those with special offers:

Urban Outfitters: all men’s shorts and tanks 30% off

The Limited: fashion frenzy today only 50% off every single item in-store and online using code FRENZY

Forever 21: get 30% select items from 5/20 through 5/25

H&M: today only get 20% off your online order of 75+ using code 3050; online only up to 50% off dresses & shoes

6pm: $29.99 or less Spring-to-Summer deals–see site for details

New York & Company: every dress on sale–all starting at $20; today only in-store and online get $60 off purchases of $120 or more using code 1963 or get $30 off purchases of $75 or more using code 1964 or get $15 off purchases of $30 or more using code 1966; today only receive free shipping on all orders

Old Navy: up to 75% off clearance, 50% of all swim in-store; entire store on sale up to 50% off everything; in-store and online get $10 super cash for every $25 spent

Kohl’s: ending today–2 day sale featuring 50% off specials

ASOS: up to 60% off getaway essentials ends 3 am EST 5/22

Charlotte Russe: $5 flat rate shipping; up to 50% off select sandals

Toms: free shipping on orders over $25

UrbanOG: 25% off everything using code 51915

Loft: build your own summer wardrobe with essentials starting at $8

Missguided: 20% off holiday using code HOLLADAZE

Juicy Couture: take an extra 20% off all sale items–2 day sale–use code EXTRA20

Happy Shopping

–Nikki ❤️

I’ve Been Thinking

Hey y’all! I’ve really been contemplating a career in personal styling and shopping lately and I think the best way to get experience and material for my blog is by reaching out to you guys.

I’m willing to lend my eye, my time, and my talent for free from now until August 17th. So, if you need help shopping, putting together outfits, or rebuilding your wardrobe/closets–I’m available.

I understand that a lot of you aren’t in the Charleston tri-county area, so FaceTime and Skype options are available. If you’re serious about taking me up on this offer, e-mail me at lookfabuless@gmail.com.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

–Nikki ❤️