I have a soft spot for crisp white jeans for summer. I love the crop on these and slight distressing but no holes – yet! As far as fit, these run a tad bit small, and you should size up. Use code NOELXAVE for 20% off anything at The Avenue. Happy Shopping!


$35 Pants 4 Ways

by Shalice Noel

Happy Friday! I’m sharing a couple outfits I shared on my IGTV. I was struck how versatile and cute these tan pants are!

Tan Pants under $35 // Turtleneck on sale! // Leopard Belt // Belt similar // Coatigan // Snakeskin Heels // Sneakers similar // Wrap top in size small // Pearl Sandals sold out // Black turtleneck // Leather jacket and similar under $100 // Black Camisole // Fendi Bag

“I don’t need any more versatile pants in my closet,” said nobody ever. Seriously. We can all use pants that have a thousands uses, and these pants fit the bill! I styled them 4 ways to show you just how versatile they are, and to give you a few ideas to get you started. Life has a way of getting busy. For us, it’s gymnastics, on the way to piano, a little Spanish to make things interesting and tutoring on the side. With all that going on, easy outfits are a must. Plus, there is the extra benefit of that super-low cost-per-wear thing that happens with versatile pieces. You’re welcome.

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I’ve been wearing Lacoste for as long as I can remember. My dad and I would wear matching Lacoste on the tennis court and now as a busy working mom of 5, I still wear Lacoste crisp white polos with wide leg pants for date night. I love versatile pieces that can take me from tennis to date night. If you’re looking for accessible style that brings casual French luxury to your closet, Lacoste is your brand. I love their solid colors, quality fabrics, and craftsmanship that proves timeless. The solid colors are great to layer with for winter styles and are great stand-alone summer pieces for outdoor activities. Iconic sports brand with a penchant for upgraded chic, Lacoste has been around since 1933. A staggering 2 products are sold every second, can you believe? However, this didn’t happen overnight. I’ve grown up with all the trends that came in and out, and through them all Lacoste always stayed true to who they were. Who are they? A casual luxury brand embodied in French elegance who know how to craft a classic polo and trench. I’ve always been a fan of their style, quality, and dedication to the classics. After all, I’ve been wearing their metallic tennis shoes and polo shirts while playing tennis with dad with the iconic crocodile for YEARS. Today, I’m wearing Lacoste head to toe: track pants, sweatshirt, knit top, and trench coat. I love the flow of the trench and practical comfort of the tee, joggers and sweatshirt. My style secret to making joggers or track pants chicer is this: roll the ankle hem twice and pair it with heels. That’s it. The joggers show off the ankle and heels and instantly transform a sporty look into glam date night. What do you think? Click here to learn more and shop the links below for my exact outfit.

Thank you Lacoste for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own.

Trench Coat // Polo Collar Sweater // Track Pants // Fleece Sweatshirt

Outfits Lately

by Shalice Noel

I’ve been sharing A LOT of daily outfits for you on Instagram (and videos!), and I wanted to share them here on the blog as well! I took a poll of what you want me to style, and Spanx faux leather leggings were top of the list. I styled the faux leather leggings here, 4 ways. Which is your favorite? I will also note, the new house has already inspired me so much and I’m loving the new space, windows, and mountain views, I just need a new selfie mirror. Let me know what you think!

Outfit 1: OTK boots // Spanx Leggings // Cardigan Sweater wearing a small //

Dress // Joggers wearing a Sweatshirt in size small, XS in the Joggers // Golden Goose sneakers // White Knit Sweater // Similar Camel coat // OTK boots // Spanx Leggings // Fendi large flap Bag

OTK boots // Spanx Leggings // Jacket and Tunic

Vegan Blazer on sale! // Similar Jeans // Similar Mules // Turtleneck

Camel cardigan// similar // Leopard flats // Levi’s 501

OTK boots // Spanx Leggings // Tiny Tags Round Necklace // Turquoise Bracelet // Black Tunic // White Knit Sweater // Fendi large flap Bag

One Tank, 2 Ways

by Shalice Noel

tank // bag polene // jeans similar // wrap coat by twenty see here for similar // snakeskin boots

tank // women’s levis jacket in medium // joggers in small // Nude sandals // bag vintage Chanel // Tanning drops I used in dark

tank // women’s levis jacket in medium // joggers in small // Nude sandals // bag vintage Chanel // Tanning drops I used in dark // This is the bra I wear for this tank or this one

Little things excite me like finding an item in my closet that can be styled in more than one outfit. Score.

Have you met this $20 MOST FLATTERING TANK EVER? I hope you jump on this tank as it has been known to sell fast. I styled it with a grey wrap and joggers and a trucker jacket. So many options.

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I love a good scarf and its no secret on the gram.

jacket is zara, here is one very similar! // Burberry scarf (love the pop of yellow!)// camel turtleneck // levi’s // bag cc Polène Paris

Many of you asked what my favorite popcorn seasoning is, and it is NACHO SEASONING. My kids and I are obsessed and always making it over the weekend.

1/4 c nutritional yeast // 1 tsp salt // 1 tsp ground paprika // 1/2 tsp of each garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, 1/4 tsp ground cumin // 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted, 8 cups popped popcorn

Combine nutritional yeast, salt and spices in aa small bowl. Drizzle oil over popped popcorn and spice mixture.

Enjoy and have a great week!

Alice and Olivia leopard dress // sunglasses // earrings // satchel //
I recently joined the amazing Heymama network as a member. One of the founders, Katya Libin asked me,  “What are your must haves for the Fall?” 
If you ask me what my favorite season it is, I’ll say, hands down FALL. The fashion, the apple picking, the slight crisp in the air (if you live in an area with 4 seasons), and the jeans and a tee shirt weather will always be my favorite.
2. Something leopard like these rad pants – ie Leopard skirt 
5. Small Shoulder Bag I love that this one is double sided and this under $300 version is so pretty! I’m downsizing my mom bag as small bags are having a real moment, don’t miss it. Tip: If you buy a designer bag, opt for a neutral color, it will go with more outfits and you’ll get better cost per wear.
8. Something camouflage – depending on the brand, I like to size up on a camo jacket and belt it over a maxi dress or jeans. How cute is this camo cardigan?
Fashion isn’t always practical – hello ripped jeans on a 20 degree day and cut out tees, yup, I’m just as guilty for paying for a distressed ripped up tee. But how practical is an oversize blazer that fits like a glove and over the bum, high rise jeans (that won’t show your backside while kissing your kindergartener goodbye at school), and a COZY teddy coat? Sorry for that run-on. Ladies, good news, fashion is in our favor this fall, embrace it and these 9 must haves. I obviously won’t be a Fashion Week this year but will be watching the shows on my laptop, hopefully while nursing a cute babe.
Expect a filtering of the trends and showing you only what is your precious time and resources. Expect those posts along with some family and lifestyle content you have requested. I plan to post 3x a week, during maternity leave so stay tuned!

We kicked off our babymoon at the Langham Pasadena with cream tea time in The Club Lounge. The baby and I enjoyed cream, berries and English tea with cream and a cube of sugar, YUM!

It happened to be a really hot week here in Pasadena, so we waited until the sun came down a little to enjoy dinner at the Royce. Reid wanted to celebrate with a steak, I really just wanted a veggie burger. I ended up compromising on this one.

We had a corner room with a view over the pool and the San Gabriel Mountains. The grounds and gardens here are botanical and simply breathtaking! I mean, what would it feel like to get married here? You can’t help but notice the manicured lawns with paths that meander through the beauty. I told Reid, time stood still a little today, and that’s not a bad thing.

For day 2, we made a beeline to the club lounge for some potato and garlic scrambled eggs, a plethora of berries, fresh lattes (steamed almond milk upon request), muesli, fresh smoothies—you get the idea. YUMMY. After breakfast, we stopped by the pool and hot tub to cool down. I love the size of the hotel, it’s big but it doesn’t feel huge. They also had yoga outside for the community and supplied cold water by the pool and the staff is super friendly. I definitely will be back. Maybe with my party of 7 ;). 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be overwhelming, so here’s a short guide to the women’s department! I can’t wait to wear some of these layers up at Lake Arrowhead and booties come fall. Which are your favorites?


1 Wool and Alpaca Blue Cardi 2. Cocoon Cardigan (this is super soft I got a medium)

3. Long Cardigan I got in Rose 4. Chunky Knit Cardi in Ivory

5. Missoni Scarf 6. Grey Shearling Jacket  7. Nubby Cardigan – Super soft! 8. Leopard Coat 9. Shearling Jacket (this runs LARGE, I got an XS!)

10. The special hem on these jeans make it! 11. These ripped skinny jeans are only $41! (Tip: I would size down) 12. Gucci shades 13. Pj’s that own and are super soft! Only $35! (I own them in size small) 14. Leopard Flats (I sized up half size and got a 9.5) 15. Nikes 16. Suede Trench perfect for fall! 17. I can’t say enough about these BOOTIES. The heel height is perfect! (They fit TTS) 18. Red booties with great shape! 19. White booties with an attitude

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