Wine Tasting

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Hello there my Darlings!  I’m sure those of you who follow me on Instagram have already seen this outfit but I am FINALLY getting around to blogging this look from last weekend.  The BF and I decided to do a bit of wine tasting at a local Temecula winery we love, Wiens. I, of course, had to find the perfect wine country (weekend) look for the afternoon…breezy dress, espadrilles, and hat.  After our round of wine we stopped at the most adorable little spot outside of Anza (yes, it’s a real place) for some yummy ice cream cones and spectacular views.

What is your go-to weekend look?

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Dress (Similar) // Espadrilles // Jacket // Hat // Sunnies (Similar) // Necklace (Similar) // Bag // Watch

All American Girl

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Since it is currently cool and rainy here in Palm Springs I thought I’d share this look from last week’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta.  I love an easy, laid back look for neighborhood bike rides.

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Jeans // Shirt (Similar HERE) // Sandals // Hat // Bag

Date Night

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2 weeks ago we decided it was time for “date night”.  What distinguishes date night from any other night that we go out is really pretty vague but it’s always a little extra special to me.  Our most recent date night was a relaxing night of dirty martinis(yummy) at Europa Restaurant inside the quaint Villa Royale and dinner at one of our favorite spots, Appetitio Deli (double yummy).  Obviously, the excuse to dress up or put extra emphasis on my outfit makes me giddy.  I was looking forward to wearing this new look from H&Ms current collection and our night out was the ideal excuse.

If you haven’t seen the newest H&M collection you are most definitely missing out.  It is the perfect mix of 1970s vintage meets desert chic with a dash of boho gypsy (you are totally picturing it, aren’t you???).  It’s the collection I wish the store had before Coachella and I have already thought about stocking up for next year.  A few of my favorites….

Beach Dress // Bikini Bottoms // Bikini Top // Caftan // Tunic Dress // Long Dress

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

My look:

Shorts // Tank (only available in stores, similar HERE) // Heels (Old but loving THESE, THESE, and THESE) // Clutch (from last year but similar HERE)

TDNxCoachella // Part 3

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Happy Throwback Thursday, Darlings!  I figured today was as good a day as any to throw it back 3 weeks to weekend 1 of Coachella and a few of the swanky parties I was able to attend.  My two favorite fiestas were CabanaClub at The Avalon Hotel and SaboChella at the Frederick Lowe estate.

Things I loved:

1. Fabulous pool decor including colorful beach balls and giant flamingos.

2. Hosted bar.  This may seem like a random thing to love but trust me, after waiting to get into these parties (in the hot desert sun no less!) it’s nice to saunter up and order a drink, gratis.

3. Epic location.  The Avalon Hotel is a Hollywood Regency style hotel near downtown Palm Springs with charming bungalows, palm tress, and of course, a fab pool.  The Frederick Lowe estate sits at the top of Panorama in Palm Springs with majestic views of the entire valley.  Plus the mid century modern home and backyard tee pee weren’t bad…

4. Instagram photo ops galore!  That color! Those swans! That kissing booth! Swoon…

5. Swag.  What’s a fabulous party without some equally fabulous swag?  These 2 parties sent me home with an Henri Bendel backpack, Flash Tats, Skull Candy earbuds, and Michael Stars tees.

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Tank // Shorts // Booties // Hat // Sunnies // Ring (vintage but similar HERE) // Bag

Festival Fashion // Part 1

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Ahhh, Coachella.  Three magical days of music, food, fashion, and memories deep in the desert.  I have been dreaming of attending the festival for what feels like, ever and FINALLY got to go this year! (jumps up and down)  Once the daunting task of trying to actually get the tickets was accomplished the first words out of my mouth were: oh my God, what am I going to wear???

We have all seen the uber-bloggers posts on Instagram from fabulous estates around Palm Springs and at the festival wearing gorgeous boho chic ensembles and looking flawless.  My goal was to emulate that look versus the dirty hippie, I haven’t showered since Tuesday look.  I would obviously have loved shopping for fab dresses and rompers without thinking about real life responsibilities (ahem, rent) but had to settle for making due (mostly) with what I had including these Koolaburra Deven sandals that I picked up last Coachella at a gifting suite. I found this long floral vest at Tilly’s of all places and it was a great finishing piece to an otherwise basic look.

Be sure to check back to see my other 2 looks and my festival fashion rule book for next year!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Tank // Shorts // Sandals // Vest // Sunnies // Bag // Hat

TDNxCoachella // Round 2

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Brace yourselves, Darling fans!  There are more than a few Coachella posts coming in the next week!  I have decided to bounce around a bit instead of posting my OOTD in order, keeping the mystery!

This past Thursday I was invited to the Palm Springs Style x Daydreamer Clothing Coachella party at The Saguaro.  It only seemed fitting to rock a festival inspired look to the event!

I spent last week picking up last minute pieces at Forever21 and Tilly’s to incorporate into my Coachella wardrobe but, as usual, ended up with more than I needed…oops!  I knew this skirt would be far to heavy for the mid-April heat but it was just too adorable to pass up!  The evening cocktail event was a perfect occasion for the crepe fabric and crop top.

The event was a virtual who’s who of Palm Springs!  Photographers, hoteliers, bloggers, and stylists mingled on the astro turf under market lights while sipping sangria….bliss!  Daydreamer Clothing, a personal fave of mine here in Palm Springs, featured a few of their most popular tees (champagne si vous plais?) and a braid bar got attendees ready for weekend 2 of the festival.  If you haven’t checked out Palm Springs Style be sure to get your hands on a copy ASAP!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO,

Niki

Skirt // Crop Top // Hat // Bag

TDNxCoachella – Day 1

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Wow, what a weekend I had!  For those of you currently just emerging from under a rock, weekend 1 of Coachella is in the books. The annual festivities did not disappoint.  While I did not attend nearly as many parties as last year (hey, I am getting older) the ones I did check out were FAB-U-LOUS!

My real weekend began on Thursday evening though I had an epic fail moment and took zero photos to share.  Awful, I know.  I met up with my blogger bestie, Brooke, from The Trapped Fashionista at BAR for a little Coachella kick off.  After a round of Trinidad Sours and a few too many hipster man buns we ventured over to the Tumbler party at The Ace.  No rest for the wicked, my night ended at 12:30am, I woke up for work at 5:30.  Ouch.

Now, on to Saturday.  I was on quite a few lists but just couldn’t wrap my head around 10 parties in 5 hours so I made a decision.  I picked the 3 parties that I wanted to check out the most: Paradiso at The Saguaro sponsored by Refinery29, Cabana Club at the Avalon by PopSugar and ShopStyle, and The Zoe Report fiesta.  Paradiso was a tried and true pool party complete with bikinis and giant floating swans.  Highlights include: fab fashion and a DJ set by Alexa Chung.

Cabana Club was my favorite party all weekend.  Chic location at the former Viceroy, hosted Bud Light Lime-a-Rita’s, full taco bar, and major gifting.  Oh, and did I mention Mara Hoffman and Alessandra Ambrosia were there?  Ya, kind of a big deal.  I was a little disappointed at my decision to leave in order to make the Zoe Report party when, by the time we arrived a mere 90 minutes after the party began, it was SHUT DOWN!  Boo!!!  Needless to say, my disappointment level was exceptionally high for about an hour.

Oh yes, the clothes!  I chose a tried and true maxi from local Palm Springs boutique, Paperdolls.  The cut and fabric were a flawless match for the boho-chic vibe of Coachella.

Be sure to check back for a recap on TDNxCoachella: Day 2!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Dress (Similar) // Sunnies // Bag

H&M Loves Coachella

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photo 3 (8) photo 1 (12) photo 2 (12)H&M (who has been a sponsor of Coachella forever) officially launched their H&MLovesCoachella collection this month.  I was obviously intrigued by the collection, given my fair city plays host to the annual music and arts festival, and had to check it out ASAP!  It was pretty standard festival wear: crotched pants, crop tops, maxi dresses, graphic tanks, and of course, kimonos.  I purchased this tank simply because I love the Coachella ferris wheel/palm tree image that splatters my IG feed each year.  Here are a few of my other fave pieces:

Floral Crown // Fringe Skirt // Crop Top

Now, to plan my Coachella outfits….what will you be wearing?

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Tank // Jeans // Sandals // Hat // Bag (New version) // Sunnies // Watch

Festival Season

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TGIF, Darlings!!!  I don’t know about you but I am getting so excited for the start of Festival Season, which is right around the corner!  We ordered our Coachella tickets 2 months ago and it felt like I’d have forever to begin planning my festival ready OOTD but all of a sudden it’s a month away and I have yet to begin planning.  There are a few brands I am sure will have perfect pieces for weekend one’s parties and events plus weekend two’s festival.

In the meantime, this little number I threw on the other day felt like an ideal festival look, complete with crop top and oversized hat!

What festival are you most excited for???

Thanks for reading,

XO, Niki

Hat // Sunnies (Sold Out but love these also) // Crop Top // HiLo Skirt (Similar) // Sandals // Bag (Similar) // Watch

Spring Forward

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Ahhhh, Spring has officially arrived in the form of Daylight Savings time!!!  I’m not a fan of cold weather and sunsets at 4pm which is why I begin counting down the hours until longer days and warmer temperatures all Winter long.  Not that I have some dreary, dreadful Winter to contend with here in Palm Springs, but you know what I mean :)

Spring has been in full bloom here for a few weeks now thanks to a few good rainy days and plenty of sunshine!  I just love when the succulents and bougainvillea start to thrive and the pops of color begin in the desert….HEAVEN!

Now that Spring Forward has begun I can officially break out all my Spring/Summer clothing and accessories!  I love to mix high and low pieces (no surprise if you’ve been following along for a while now) and the same philosophy of mixing price points applies to mixing styles: casual cut offs with a dressy lace blouse, OB-SESSED!

What are your favorite Spring trends this year???

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Blouse // Shorts // Sandals // Bag (Similar HERE) // Watch // Hat // Sunnies

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