Office Style: Meet Nicole

Office Style: Meet Nicole

Working with a team of such hardworking and creative individuals inspires me each and every day…

Your position at Free People…

Associate Buyer – Sweaters.

Describe your personal style…

Girly with a sexy edge…oh, and tons of accessories! 😊 I love switching up my bag, hat, jewelry and shoes to go with all different looks!

Who is your style icon?

Olivia Palermo and Morgan Stewart.

What do you love about your job?

The fast-paced environment makes it literally impossible to get bored! Working with a team of such hardworking and creative individuals inspires me each and every day!

What are your beauty + wellness necessities?

Beauty: Always wash your face/never go to sleep with makeup on! Retinol products & microderm facials are game changers.

Wellness: eat as clean, real foods as possible, drink plenty of water and get as much sleep as you can!

 

What do you do outside of Free People?

Working out is such a huge part of my life…I love the way it makes me feel so you can usually catch me running or at a megaformer, spin, orange theory or yoga class! During the winter I try to get on an ice skating rink as much as possible and come summer time, I love to head down the shore. I love spending time with my family/pets as well as visiting my girlfriends who live in all different cities. We go to amazing brunches/dinners and dancing!

One thing in your closet that you could not live without is…

Black faux fur vest

Your spirit animal is…

Jaguar

The soundtrack to your life…

Hopefully my dad isn’t reading this because I vowed I would never like his music, but anything Motown…wish I could have grown up in that era.

What’s in your freepeople.com shopping cart? 

Temecula Maxi Dress

Hazel Resin Hoops

Irem Heel 

Sea Breeze Set

Bonitas Star Cutoffs

Bullet Chrono Crystal Watch

Feelin’ Fine Bodysuit

Levi’s Wedgie Icon High Rise

A Go Go Short

Dreamland Straw Clutch

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The artist gets candid about racism in the Afro-Latino community and the brainwashed mentality that leads to the dislike of natural hair.

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How Colorist Alaina Manibog Makes Rainbow Hair Look Natural

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For our March Culture of Hair Issue, we talked to colorist Alaina Manibog about her unique process for giving her clients the rainbow hair they covet.

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Peak Allergy Season 2018: How to Prepare and Prevent Symptoms

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Wellness Encyclopedia: Benefits of Kiwifruit + DIY Kiwi Face Mask

Wellness Encyclopedia: Benefits of Kiwifruit + DIY Kiwi Face Mask

Boasting insane amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients, kiwis are as much a beauty food as they are a colorful addition to your lunch.

I have a theory. There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who love kiwis… and those who are completely turned off by their puzzling, fuzzy exteriors.

(How can a fruit be so fluffy?!)

I’ve noticed that kiwis inspire reactions similar to that of cilantro. You either love ‘em or hate ‘em… or wish-you-could-love-them-but-what’s-up-with-the-fur?

Personally, I fall into the “I think they’re delicious” camp, though I haven’t quite gotten over the fact that you can eat the skin (weird). Thing is, these cute fruits (that – shocker – aren’t actually fruits at all) are way more than their looks. Boasting insane amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients, kiwis are as much a beauty food as they are a colorful addition to your lunch. Kiwis are a welcome sight this time of year, when seasonal fruits have run their course and our winter skin is the farthest thing from ‘dewy’ – kiwis can be a savior for body and spirit. Ready to become a kiwi person?

What the heck is a “kiwifruit”?

Here in the States we know them simply as “kiwis”, but to New Zealand and Australia, they’re kiwifruits (and to some, they’re known as Chinese gooseberries).

And forget the whole ‘fruit’ part — though they might be called ‘kiwifruit’, kiwis are actually a berry. Native to China, kiwi’s cultivation eventually spread to New Zealand and, eventually, Europe, Italy, France, Greece and Chile. Fun fact: kiwis have only been widely available in the states since the 60s, when they were imported from New Zealand. Though many kiwifruit species exist in a variety of colors and sizes, it’s the Actinidia deliciosa cultivar that’s most well-known (the fuzzy, brown variety with the lime green center you see in grocery stores).

Benefits of kiwi?

Though they’re small, kiwifruit packs a punch when it comes to nutrition and benefits. The next time you’re feeling under the weather, you might want to reach for a kiwi instead of citrus: Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, containing more of the important antioxidant than oranges – 3x more. Vitamin C isn’t the only antioxidant present in the fruit, they also contain high levels of vitamin E (and it should be noted that vitamins C and E are both excellent for skin). Additionally, polysaccharides present in kiwifruit may double the production of collagen in the body, helping to fight the signs of aging and improve skin health and making kiwi a fantastic addition to your internal beauty routine.

So… how do I use them?

First and foremost, we all need to get over our fear of eating the skin (or maybe it’s just me…). Eating the skin of kiwifruit not only reduces needless food waste, but also nearly triples the amount of fibre present in the fruit (which is good for gut health and digestion). Just be sure to give ‘em a scrub before you eat them. Along with adding them to salads, healthy desserts, and eating them plain, kiwis can also be added to your beauty routine. Check out the mask below, then share your own favorite ways of using kiwifruit in the comments!

 

Moisturizing Kiwi Face Mask

Ingredients

½ kiwi, peeled

¼ avocado

1 tbsp plain yogurt

Method

In a small bowl, mash kiwi and avocado together until smooth. Stir in yogurt. Apply to a clean, dry face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Note: Those with sensitive skin should do a patch-test with the kiwi beforehand to ensure no reaction.

 

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Model Amy Pejkovic Reveals Acne Struggle, and the Treatment That Worked

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New Hello Ava App Recommends Skin-Care Products for Your Skin Type

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