All posts tagged: love

True Love Tuesday: Add Some Distance in Your Relationship

I have been in a somewhat long distance relationship for the past 6 years with my boyfriend living a little over an hour away. I know this is nothing compared to other long distance relationships, but it definitely still makes things a bit difficult. However, over time I have realized that the distance between us has helped to strengthen our relationship by improving our communication and trust with one another. This past weekend I went on a girls trip with my sorority sisters and put way more than an hour in between us. I can’t put it into exact words, but being so far away from your s/o that you see regularly definitely sparks feelings of appreciation for not only your relationship, but your partner as well. It can help to rejuvenate your relationship especially those of us in long term ones. I definitely recommend adding some miles in between you and your s/o to see how it makes you feel about one another. And if a trip isn’t something you can do right now then add some …

Style Me B.A.D. Celebrates 500th Blog Post!

I am so excited to announce that this right here is my 500th blog post!! It will be 4 years since I started Style Me B.A.D. in a couple of weeks and I still can’t believe I actually have a blog! I am dedicating this post to every single one of you reading this post right now and anyone else who has read one of my 500 posts. Seriously,  500 posts?! Crazy. THANK YOU!! I started this blog to embark on a journey and create a female empowerment movement where women are not afraid to be B.A.D. I feel like I am just getting started and I look forward to where this adventure will take me next. Thank you for visiting, reading, following, subscribing, liking, commenting, sharing and most importantly supporting me as I navigate my way through the blogosphere. It means the world to me! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! I am sending huge hugs and kisses to each of you. I love you! XOXO Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Youtube   Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: A Really Special Wedding, 90s Nostalgia & Beer

Hey loves, I hope you all are having a great week! I can’t believe it’s Friday already. I’ve been busy working on creating new designs for MyTee B.A.D. and I can’t wait to show you all! I will be keeping it low key this weekend while I work, work, work. I’ll be road tripping next weekend so it’s time to grind, so I can play. What do you have planned? Beautiful: Get your tissues before you check out this link of a father dying of pancreatic cancer walking his daughter down the aisle for her 11th birthday since he wont be around for the real day. (via Daily Mail) Authentic: This list of 21 smells ’90’s girls will never forget made me SO nostalgic for my childhood and brought back so many memories! Lip Lix were my ish; I still remember my favorite one, it was silver! I am also pretty sure I can now blame my obsession with cupcakes on the cupcake dolls. Gosh, did you have one of those dolls too?! (via BuzzFeed) …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Know How to Communicate with Your Kiss

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I figured we could talk about good ol’ kissing and how it can be used to get us what we want and avoid what we dont! Kissing is a form of non-verbal communication so it’s important to be mindful of the message you are sending when you plant one on somebody. Every B.A.D. Girl should know how to kiss in a way that communicates clearly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next otherwise you might find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Each “type” of kiss sends its own distinct message to the receiver, which is super important when you begin dating someone new and are still trying to figure out your feelings. You don’t want to have the guy think you are ready to take things up a notch when in reality you’re just not that interested. Be in control of the kissing so you can set the tone. It is also important to keep in mind the message you are sending when in a long term relationship …

Cute Valentine’s Day 2014 Must-Haves

Love the cut out detail on this pastel dress from Nasty Gal ($48) Studded Pink Turband Headwrap made by yours truly ($20) Pura Vida Bracelets are my favorite and support a great cause ($15) The Jeffrey Campbell Sugar Plum Booties are hella cute ($178) Lime Crime Lipsticks come in cute colors and are super pigmented ($18) This pajama shirt has it right since pizza will always be my first love ($10.80) A funky take on heart shaped sunnies ($22) Lucky Lips crossbody bag from Nasty Gal ($34) 100 Reasons to Love Ryan Gosling ♥ ($16.95) A cute beanie if Valentine’s Day makes you sick ($32) Pucker Up Statement Necklace ($25) Silver Heart Hand Chain handmade by Me! ($12) This candle claims to smell like a Mermaid ($50) I love this card from Urban Outfitters ($4) I also wanted to share with you that I am hosting a Valentines Day Sale on my online shop so please check it out! I am donating $5 from every purchase over $25 to an amazing non- profit organization called She’s …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Do some MORE

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: No one told me adulthood meant I would find myself with less and less time to do the things I actually LOVE. That I would be so consumed by other “things” that reading a good book would be hard to do. I’m challenging you to do more of what you love and less of what you hate starting right now! What are you going to do? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: An Amazing Dad, A Hilarious Party Guide & the Twenty-something Dilemma

Hey loves! Can you believe Christmas is next week? Luckily, I am done with my holiday shopping since I am taking it easy this year with the gifting (Entrepreneur Budget yall!).  I normally go overboard and spend so much extra money. It was actually a lot less stressful having a budget to stick to. Anyway, enough of my rambling here are this weeks links I am loving! Beautiful: A widower re-creates the wedding photo shoot he did with his late wife with his 3 year old daughter. The photos are so beautiful and this is going to be so nice for his daughter to look back on when she is older. Get your tissues and check out the rest of the adorable photos. Authentic: Vodka and Cupcakes created a hilarious survival guide for holiday parties. I literally LOL when I read her posts and her tips are spot on! Determined: As a twenty-something female one of my biggest inner battles involves building my career vs starting a family and this article by NY Mag makes …

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: A Beautiful Love, 4 Girls Kill It On Stage and Attracting More Money

Hey B.A.D. Girls! I hope you all had a great week and are enjoying your weekend! I am keeping it low key after last weekends fun. Here are this weeks links I am loving! This amazing husband shares the intimate photos he captured of his wife during her battle with breast cancer. They capture love and loss beautifully. via Upworthy I love slam poetry for the bold statements that are made and these 4 young B.A.D. Girls rocked it during a recent competition! via Youtube The holidays are fast approaching and I am sure the thought of $$$ and having to spend it may be a concern for some of you. Reading this post about money and the law of attraction really helped me shift my thoughts. via JoyPassionDesire Thoughts? Share with me in the comments!  xo Nicole Lets Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter Instagram  SHOP

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Be a Treat not a Trick

Be a woman that a man looks forward to being with not someone he can have whenever he wants. You should be aware of your worth and the power you possess as a woman. Don’t give away your treats for free or to anyone who doesn’t deserve a taste. Just sayin’. And on that note are you ready for Halloween? 😉 xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin‘  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  SHOP

TLT: Be Okay With Letting Go

There are certain things that as a 20-something year old we should master and one of those things is being able to let go of thoughts, memories, feelings and people that no longer deserve our attention. It is such a powerful feeling knowing that you can move on and find acceptance. You can and will be able to look back and feel complete peace with having let go. Remember that sometimes letting go is not giving up; its going up. This post from Tiny Buddha has 10 awesome tips for letting go. Check it out here! Do you have any tips for “letting go”? xx Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram