Recycled OOTW & Why You Should Recycle Fashion


Happy weekend, yawls!!!! My OOTW & Recycled Kelley Nicole Collection Handbags video is now up!

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 6.29.17 PM.pngIn this vid, I featured my latest fave way to design and wear half harem/half shorts, that I recycled out of a size 10 vintage velvet dress! For lack of a better way to describe them, I’m calling them asymmetrical harem pants. I will be designing lots of these in different fabrics/patterns.Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 8.37.31 PM.png

The handbags were made by recycling my old leather skirts & belts that just sat in my closet collecting dust.


Did you know?

Recycling unwanted clothing reduces landfill waste as well as the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing. It also lessens the waste produced by the manufacturing process — clothing scraps end up in the landfill, too. Used clothing can be donated, sold or disassembled for the fabric. Americans discard an estimated 68 pounds of clothing a year, while buying 10 pounds of recycled clothes.  About 99 percent of what is thrown away can be recycled. Clothing and household textiles, consisting of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, nylon and rayon, make up almost 5 percent of the total garbage in landfills. (Source: SF Gate, Lexa W. Lee)

Before: Leather Skirts

After: Recycled Handbags

3-in-One Recycled Handbag | Kelley Nicole Collection
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Convertible Shoulder Bag/Clutch/Tote | Kelley Nicole Collection


Recycled Tote Bag with Chihuahua Inspired Pockets | Kelley Nicole Collection


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I like to recycle belts and use them as straps on my recycled handbag designs.

This was such a fun vid to make! If you like this vid, please be sure to give it a thumbs up & subscribe to my channel to be looped into my upcoming fashion vids! Muahhhhhh, darlings!! ❤ ❤

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Latest Posh Threads Design! 

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a gorgeous week! Between filming The Daily Vitamin, I’ve also been working on the designs for my collection. Here is one of my latest designs: the recycled Posh Threads cardigan!  

Recyled Cardigan | Kelley Nicole Collection

After a day of sewing this is our current mood hehe. 

Wishing everyone a great rest of the week! Good night my lovelies! Xo ~Kelle

Bohemian Chihuahua Chic Carrier

Happy New Year, everyone!  Today I was going to start the year off with a hike.  My plan didn’t really work out 🙂 Instead, I decided to make a chihuahua carrier for our future hikes 🙂 I’ve been wanting a cross body carrier for a while now for my 3lb dog.  But  I just haven’t been able to find the right satchel that reflects my style, while also being comfy for my dog. I did know that I wanted something bohemian chihuahua chic style.  So today I handmade one using fabric from a brown img_8937tank top. Then I tied the shirt in sections with rubberbands before dip-dying.  The tie dying process is so much fun because I never know what color it will turn out.  img_8943-1The brown fabric turned a gorgeous shade of berry magenta.  The color lightened up a few shades after I had washed it with detergent & dried it. img_8946 Then I cut some fringe on the top, pulled them for the curled fringe look, and then used gold pins to secure the satchel area. That way I can also remove & adjust the pins for when I wear it as a shirt, shawl, & scarf when my chihuahua isn’t in it 🙂  I wore it around with her today & she poked her head inside the satchel & went to sleep.  She loves it because my body warmth keeps her cozy!IMG_6330Hope to make some more of these soon for my Etsy store. IMG_6337What do you guys think? Would you wear one? Wishing everyone the most magical year to date!! Happy New Year!! ❤ ❤  🎉✨🎉✨🎉 XO ~Kelley


New Tie Dyed Scarves by Kelley Nicole Collection!

Just in time for Fall!  My new tie dyed Lipstick Scarf has just been added to Kelley Nicole Collection on my Etsy store!  I named it the Lipstick Scarf because the tie dying process gave it a faint, unique shade of brick red!  It is a beautiful contrast with the caramel color of the scarf.  What is great about this number is that it is large enough to be worn as a shawl/poncho as well!  Perfect for fellow bohemian chic lovers out there!  Also great for a minimal look, paired with boots and/or black slacks! More scarves to be added to my Etsy store over the following weeks! Wishing everyone a gorgeous week!! XO ~Kelle

New Kelley Nicole Collection Tie Dye Now Available On Etsy!

Hi, loves! This bohemian hippie from Humboldt is excited to announce the launch of my new Kelley Nicole Collection tie dye clothing and accessories! Available now on Etsy! :)))) They are hand-dyed by me and I am also doing the photography. SO, as you can imagine it will take me a minute to get each design up and ready on my Etsy store.  I went ahead and made the first one available today! It is just perfect for Fall!  Super needless to say, I am OBSESSED with tie dye.

Kelley Nicole Collection Scarf | Tie Dye Processing
It will never go out of style!  The dying process is so much fun & individual for each piece, each design entirely one-of-a-kind!  More to come VERY soon :)))))))

Tie Dye Processing
Can’t wait to share them all with you! Thank you to my supporters for following my journey! It means so incredibly much to me and I can’t wait to share more with you!

Happy Sunday, everyone! XO ~Kelle


Frisco Finds & Styling Tips!

On my recent NorCal work trip, I ventured Union Square & Market Street during down time.  I needed a new pair of professional black flats & went with pointy-toed croc print loafers.  My next Frisco finds were a few scarves.  Meanwhile, LA is in a hundred degree heat wave. Ha!  The white one looked so cheeky next to my Sonya Dakar makeup bag. The no makeup-makeup look with bright lip is one I’ve been wearing a lot. So I also picked up a set of creme cheek blushes that I’ll cover in future blog 🙂  I’m a big fan of designer, Anita Singh, and could not be without her chunky hoop earrings.  They have a vintage quality.  Also found a few gold chokers, geometric statement piece, a cool ring, light-catching pink drop earrings, bangles, & popsicle orange belt.

Couldn’t resist the 2-for-1 pre-Labor Day sales!  I’ve been dying for a two-toned choker, & finally got my hands on one. No pun intended 😉 The other gold choker is curved & drapes around the natural curves of your neck for an elegant, yet VERY subtle, Cleopatra look 😉  When I style shop I look for pieces that can be worn a number of ways. Depending on what the day brings, I style in three’s! I generally go with 3 of the following for each outfit:  1) a choker (or earrings/scarf/handbag/accessory etc), 2) belt, and 3) shoes. I think style for: a) top b) middle c) bottom.  One could have on a plain t-shirt/jeans and the outfit be turned up a few notches simply by adding those three bits and bobbles 🙂 Have a great weekend, everyone! XO ~Kelle

End Of Summer Chic Look By Kelley Nicole Collection

Good day, LA!  I’ve been meaning to share this number when I made it, but summer happened!  It is my hand-painted silver/white holey jeans & hand-stitched/hand-painted sweater by Kelley Nicole Collection.  The jeans were just plain white. So I recycled them into something more my style.

Sweater & Jean Designs by Kelley Whilden | Kelley Nicole Collection
Stitching on my hand-painted canvas | Sweater: Kelley Nicole Collection

First I cut out holes in the knees, frayed them, and then hand painted the belt loops with silver paint.

I stitched to the sweater a touch of canvas patches & my silver paint.  While our 100+ degree LA heat might prove this a difficult number to wear, I think it’s a great end of summer look 🙂  It looks rad with a tan and looks also looks cool when paired with white shorts. Anyone else planning to rock white well into December????  I totally will be for I think faux pas = no paws now a days! 😉  Meow! Hope you guys are having a great weekend! XO ~Kelle


End of Summer Chic Look By Kelley Nicole Collection
End of Summer Chic Look By Kelley Nicole Collection