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Late 20’s Style Look Book

It’s December. It’s cold outside and we’re quarantined so there’s kind of a lot of sitting around happening lately. I mean stuffs getting done, but I don’t exactly look cute while doing it. I was scrolling though my Pinterest fashion boards the other day and looked at my pinned clothing choices, then looked back at my current clothing choices. To be honest it made me laugh, ONLY because the difference was drastic. I can’t be the only woman with an ideal look, that looks…nothing like what they currently wear right? I mean, I’m not judging myself (although it may sound like it), currently i’m rocking a grey crewneck sweatshirt, thick grey mens sweat pants and sock slippers and ya girl is warm and happy. BUT, if money was not something I needed to be thinking about, and I actually had places to go, here are some of the things I would love to wear. We’ll call this my ideal late 20s look book. Around the house My around the house look would consist of comfy …

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Spending Time Alone

Did you know that solo time is healthy? (all the introverts in the house said HECK YEAH). Really though, it is. Our world is loud, busy, overstimulated and full of interaction. Every once in a while it is healthy to take time away from the noise and spend sometime with yourself. There are benefits to spending time alone Solo time can actually increase your creativity It can increase your ability to feel empathy It can help us to regulate our emotions when going through a rough time It can help you identify truths within yourself (how you may really feel about a situation or circumstance) It can help you to get to know yourself better Spending time alone can even increase your mental strength So. What does one do when spending time alone? Do you have to stay home, close the blinds and sit in the dark? No. There’s a lot that you can do alone…like a lot. You’d have to increase your comfortably of hanging out alone over time (or, you could just dive …

My 2020 Stop Doing List

I want to take a different approach to the way I engage with the upcoming new year. In previous years I did the usual thing; I set new goals, added new items to my “do these things to be successful” list and set an ideal weight to strive towards. Although it’s been semi successful, I’m kind of over it. I’m over the updated list of new things to track and maybe accomplish that simply leave me feeling overwhelmed and disappointed if it doesn’t work out. My new approach? A list of things I want to stop doing in 2020. As far as my life goes, I’m doing pretty okay. My overall goals are well on their way to being accomplished and to be honest, I don’t need any new ones right now. What I do need to start doing, is making time and saving energy for the things in my life that matter and bring me joy. In order to do that I need to stop doing things that simply fill up time and take …

So. I’ve Started Reading Again…

Finally. Do you know how long it has been since I’ve read a book for fun? A long time. I’ve been reading, but not for enjoyment. I’ve been reading to learn. I’ve been reading books that help me be better at my job. Books that help me to be a better boss. Books that help me to be a better leader. I’ve been reading books that break down different sections of the bible and help me to gain deeper understanding of things. I’ve been reading books that relate to sociology and understanding the way things function around me. But I call that less reading and more so research. I was pretty sure college ruined pleasure reading for me. But I’m happy to say that last week I picked up a book that I started reading a few years ago that a friend let me borrow, then keep and I finally sat down again and started reading it from the beginning. So far it’s lovely. I connect with the character because not only does she seem …

Podcasts: Why I’m Learning to Love ‘Em (does that make me old?)

The conversation around podcasts have transformed a lot over the past few years. I remember the first time I really became aware of the fact that they were an actual thing and that people actually listened to them. My initial thoughts were that they were the same as talk radio and that they were for the old and boring. I was wrong. Fast forward a few years and now, the time that I would spend with music playing as a background track to my driving/cleaning/napping/cooking or whatever else, is now filled with a library of information, personalities and knowledge. Thanks to podcasts. My life is busy (whose isn’t?). I’m now in my late 20s and I’m doing the most I can to make sure my next phase of life has a good foundation. That means working, networking, marketing, investing time into people and friendships, staying on top of my fitness, and everything else. Sometimes that wheel of tasks and duties can get a little (or a lot) bit overwhelming. Especially when I realize that I’ve …

Something Different

Hey friends! First of all I want to say thank you for the response to my recent post 4 months in. I deliberately stay away from sharing too many details of my actual life online simply because that can open one up to a lot of things, many of those things being negative things. You all have been so kind and lovely and supportive and it warmed my heart, so thanks again for being the greatest little crew. You guys rock! Now, for the news. I’ve been working pretty hard on something and I wanted to share it with you guys. I’ve been exploring the realm of vlogging editing and all of that jazz and wanted to share it with you all. This isn’t the whole thing, just a little teaser to whats on its way but feel free to check it out below:   The final video should be uploaded tonight or tomorrow, so keep an eye out! It’ll be posted on My Channel. Thanks AGAIN for being so amazing!

My Holiday Challenge

Hey Friends! It’s November (well its been November for a few days now) and I’m back! I haven’t been gone for that long, but longer than I would have liked. Life did that thing it does sometimes where it gets a little crazy, stress levels increase and irritation gets high. Quite honestly, it interrupted my desire to be the slightest bit creative. So, I took a breath, focused in one direction and now I am back and all yours. November is one of my favorite months. Mainly because it’s smack dab in the middle of Autumn. I LOVE autumn. First of all, it’s one of my favorite names for a girl. Second of all, the leaves change, the air gets a little colder. I can wear jeans without dying and can finally retire my shorts and not have to worry about my thighs sweating and sticking together for another 6 months. I love layering sweaters over dresses and scarves and high boots and ankle boots and leather jackets and all of the fall fashion trends. …

Let’s Chat: Teenagers

“Timid and shy and scared am I Of things beyond my ken I need someone older and wiser Telling me what to do You are seventeen going on eighteen I’ll, depend, on you” Can anyone guess where this is from? Yes! The Sound of Music. My all time favorite musical. If you’ve seen it you remember the scene: It’s pouring out and Leisl is dancing  just out of reach of the rain with her man candy Rolf. She’s singing about how she is becoming a woman, and needs Rolf, to look out for her. Rolf, mind you, is only a whopping one year older than she is. The teen years were a journey for all of us I’m sure. I know that mine were…and that’s if by journey the connotation is less an evening stroll through the woods and more of a spinning, looping, speeding rollercoaster with no indication of when you’ll be let off. Dating was a thing. Like…a real thing, not a sitting next to a boy in the cafeteria thing. But, having …

“And We’ll Never Be Royyaalls…”

“And we’ll never be royals It don’t run in our blood That kind of lux just ain’t for us We crave a different kind of buzz Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B And baby I’ll rule (I’ll rule I’ll rule I’ll rule) Let me live that fantasy” From the lovely, wise, groundbreaking poet known to mankind as Lorde. For those of you familiar with the song, you’re welcome for getting it stuck in your heads, my pleasure. It wasn’t totally random though, as my theme for today just so happens to be, yep, you’ve guessed it; the Royal Wedding. I think I’m allowed to be a “typical” girl every-once in a while and fawn over mushy things, and this is going to be one of the mushy things I choose. Sorry, not sorry. Fun fact about Nicole (that’s me!): I am actually a hopeless romantic. That statement would blow a lot of people’s minds within my social circles. Mainly because I do kind of come across as this hardened, ultra …