NIC + ZOE Comfortable Fashions

We all have our favorite shopping sites and fashion favorites and I’m no exception. That’s why when it comes to comfort and style, I turn to stores like NIC + ZOE to give me the artistic look I like.  Mixing and matching has never been easier from bold to causal depending on my destination or engagement.  NIC + ZOE uses high-quality yarns to create comfortable pieces that are unique and affordable in sizes for everyone from petite to plus sizes. With warmer days ahead and vacations on the horizon, like me, I imagine you’ll want casual wear that you can wear anywhere. That’s one of the perks you’ll get with the NIC + ZOE brand. Their goal has been to provide women with a brand to make it easy to live a life full of creatively inspired style.

At NIC + ZOE you’ll be able to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. From playing tourist to taking a cruise, NIC + ZOE has you covered. Comfortable linen pants or the perfect shorts are just a couple of the hundreds of products you’ll find. They provide unique colors, prints, and silhouettes for the everyday casual or active woman. Be sure to find your nearest location for NIC + ZOE so you can shop in person or if you’re like me and you do most of your shopping online, they provide that option as well. You’ll receive free shipping on purchases over $150.



NIC + ZOE has an experienced team to bring you the very best for your dollar. Their designs can take you from day to night, from work to weekend and they’re made by women who wanted to get rid of the confinement of uniform type designs to surround you in comfort. Check out all of the new arrivals and sale items. I guarantee there’s something for everyone, regardless of your income or style preference.

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How to Create a New Summer Wardrobe without Spending a Fortune

We all love to wear new clothes. Retail therapy is the ultimate feel-good exercise and if you are on a bit of a downer, a trip down to your local mall is the best way to perk your mood up again. The problem is that buying new clothes and shoes can be expensive.

Celebrities have it easy – all they have to do is mention a particular designer in a tweet and almost immediately, that designer will send them free samples to promote the brand. The rest of us have to save up our hard-earned cash if we like to wear upmarket designer labels. The good news is that you don’t need to buy designer labels to create a fun and funky summer wardrobe. There are lots of ways to reinvent your closet without spending a fortune, so if you are bored with your current set of clothes, read on for some useful tips on how to shake it up a little.

Find Out What’s in Fashion

There is no point throwing everything in your closet away before know what’s hot and what’s not. You may discover that some ancient garments tucked away right at the back have been there so long they are now back in fashion.

Start reading fashion magazines and look at who’s wearing what online. Websites such as Instagram are ideal for budding fashionistas. Millions of women post photos of their favorite outfits, so start following the most inspirational accounts you find.

Online and offline research will give you a good idea of the latest trends and which styles are in right now. Once you have a fair idea of what to look for, you can go through your closet and remove any items that don’t fit the mold. Hopefully, you will be left with a few evergreen garments, such as a little black dress or a white tee shirt that can be reworked with a few up-to-date accessories.

Figure Out Your Style

We don’t all suit the same styles. Body shape plays a significant part, but personality matters too. Just because your best friend looks fantastic in bodycon dresses and sky-high heels, it doesn’t follow that you suit the same style. In order to create a new summer wardrobe, you need to figure out what suits you – and what doesn’t. There will be an element of trial and error during this process, so be prepared to experiment until you find your unique style.

Look for Bargain Buys

Replacing everything in your closet is an expensive process, but it is possible to keep your costs down by creating a capsule wardrobe and only investing in bargain items. The best way to do this is to go shopping online.

There are lots of online women’s clothing retailers to choose from. You can browse from a selection of the latest fashions, all from the comfort of your armchair. Order as much or as little as you like and then wait for it to be delivered. If the items fit – great – you can add them to your summer closet, but if they don’t, it is easy to send them back to the store for a refund.

Thrift Shop Finds

Don’t always assume that new garments are the only option. You can easily create stunning outfits if you mix and match thrift shop items with one or two brand new garments. For example, say you find a cute pair of retro denim jeans in a thrift shop; you could wear these with some new leather sandals and a plain white tee. The key to success is to think outside the box and don’t dismiss a used item on the basis someone else has worn it first. More often than not, people sell their used garments on eBay for peanuts and these items have hardly been worn, so you could pick up some excellent bargains.

Get Creative

Making garments is not as difficult as you might think. There are lots of patterns and technical resources available online and as long as you have access to a sewing machine, it shouldn’t take you long to create a few cool garments. The best bit about making your own clothing is that it will be unique. How cool is that?

Don’t forget to mix and match items to create lots of different outfits. That way you won’t need half as many garments as you think. A few statement pieces of jewelry and some nice shoes will completely change an outfit, so get creative and see how many different looks you can make from your new summer wardrobe.

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Cool Joe Blue Sunglasses #cool-joe-sunglasses

This post is brought to you by Cool Joe and Our Little Haven.

I recently received this super cool pair of blue sunglasses from Joe Cool and before I could finish taking them out of the box, my daughter had already claimed them as her own! The glasses are a cool shade of blue with gold trim accent and blue lens. The lenses have a mirror finish and are polarized which is most effective for blocking glare or excessive brightness. Although they are unisex glasses, I have to say they definitely look better on the females in our home, especially on my daughter cause she’s so much cooler than I am!


We both tested the glasses out and agree on several things…they are very lightweight and do not hurt above the ear like so many other pairs I have tried. I also tried these out over the past weekend when we took the pontoon boat out for a fishing trip and they worked very well at blocking the glare of the sun and the reflection of it off the water. I could actually stand to look at the water which is normally hard to do with the reflection from the sun.



These glasses do not come with a case, but we always keep our sunglasses in the sun-glass compartment in my car, so no big deal for me there. I love how modern and stylish these glasses are. They look fantastic in photos too! If you are looking for a gift idea for that super cool person, then look no further than these Cool Joe Blue Sunglasses!

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