Monday, December 26, 2011

With My Bear Hands


Do you ever take a batch of outfit photos where you look at them and just wish you could virtual scooch your bangs into proper formation? Maybe that's too specific, but that's how I feel about these pictures. I'm a fan of the outfit, but I just want to go back and stop my hair from "acting a fool." Anyway, now that I've opened this post with a complaint, I hope you guys had a lovely Christmas! I wore this yesterday for a day of non-stop eating and present opening. Needless to say, I was quite under-dressed. I'd been coveting this Bear Sweater (yes, I care for it so much that it's now a proper noun) for months, but when I saw it originally the store had run out of my size. See, it's actually from the men's section of JCPenney, but when you fall in love with a Bear Sweater, you don't care about the particulars. I was so very thrilled to unwrap it yesterday morning, and had to wear it immediately. What did you guys do for Christmas? Did you get any gifts so fantastic that they garner being made into proper nouns?

The Bear Sweater: JCPenney men's section, skirt: H&M, shoes: Le Bunny Bleu, bow: Beautifully Regular





Christmas jumps!


My poor attempt at a bear impression. I was never much of an actor:


Just kidding. Here's mine, for real:



Until tomorrow,


  1. That last photo of you is the best thing since sliced bread.
    I always feel like if my outfit photos look good, my face or hair look CRAZY whereas if I'm having a good face day.. well, you get the picture.

    Anyhow, this is such a delightful outfit and I think your bangs look great--- it looks like you intentionally scooped them to the side a bit. xoxo

  2. Haha you are too cute! I adore that sweater, it looks so cozy and the colors on it are quite lovely. :) With that skirt it looks amazing! And I totally know what you mean about the hair thing.. It'll be like the pose will be right, but then my face will be all off. If only I could switch those out. ;)

  3. Love the outfit dear! Leather and sweaters : ) Perfect.

  4. well thank you nicole.
    i am now going to go to the men section and hunt down this fabulous sweater!
    i love love love love it. :)
    you really are two cute for words. that last picture is something i always do in my photos and never post them. hahaha.. i am so glad you do though bc it puts a smile on my face.
    i hope your holiday was wonderful and i think your bangs look fabulous but i know what you are saying.. i am SOOO glad mine have grown out.

  5. I suffer from Gappy Bangs Syndrome all the time. It stinks! I need people to tell me to fix my hair for photos! I can't believe this is a men's sweater. Anyways, it looks great with your leather skirt! So festive. I got my boyfriend a bear shirt from Old Navy today! Bears rock.

  6. Hi Nicole loved your sweater
    kisses rose jp

  7. girrrl, your bangs look great, but i totally understand. actually, my bangs were so outta control during one shoot, that i'm ashamed to say... i photoshopped some extra ones in there. cat's out of the bag now :P

    anyway. i love your bear sweater. great pick :)

  8. Well, I did get two Plaid Dresses, hehe.

    Honey, your bangs look perfect... I wish mine looked half so good!

  9. Aww this sweater is so cute, it suits you perfectly! I can understand why you gave it a proper noun ;)
    I love this relaxed Christmas outfit...and your bangs actually look great!!
    Life is a romantic poem

  10. I love this sweater!! So cute!!! That skirt is adorable too.

    I feel you on the band frustration. Especially when it's windy out. Damn you bangs!!

  11. adore this look and beautiful photos

  12. This post totally made me laugh! And I love your Bear Sweater :)

  13. Haha your bear face gave me a good laugh, you're adorable! Great bear sweater & I think your bangs look completely normal, don't worry!

  14. Goodness gracious...these are the cutest photos Nicole!!! I am in love with your whole outfit...yes, having major sweater envy. I had to laugh...I wish there was a photoshop tool for that. Argh, I have the worst bangs, total cowlick and the wind makes the whole situation 10x haha, I can totally relate, though I think you look gorgeous!!

  15. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalDecember 30, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    I cannot believe that sweater is a men's sweater! It looks quite...girly hahaha. It looks adorable on you Nicole! This is such a wonderful addition to your closet :)

  16. Aahhh, I love this! Your bear impression ROCKS!! And I'm loving your hair; I hadn't been on your blog for AGES and I love the bob!

  17. That is such a delightful sweater! And your bear impression is out of this world. ;)
    I'm glad to hear (read?) that you had a great Christmas.

    I actually did get a Christmas present that I put on right away. It was also a sweater with an animal on it. Except it was an owl and it was from Forever21. It was comfy for after-Christmas shopping!
    But I think my new laptop takes the cake for the best present of all. I've been spending far too many mindless hours on it!


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