Black and White

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It has been feeling like an early Summer here in Palm Springs for a few weeks now and I’m sure my recent wardrobe choices reflect that!  I met my blogger bestie, Brooke (aka The Trapped Fashionista) for brunch at The Ace a few days ago and it was the ideal spot to wear this boho blanket sweater and cut off shorts, I suppose I’m in official Coachella countdown mode!  Time to start planning a my outfits…

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Sweater (Similar) // Shorts // Sandals // Bag (Similar) // Watch // Ring

Laid Back

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I am a sucker for a great casual yet stylish look and am forever fighting the urge to fall into my laid back California girl rut.  It’s not that I don’t love getting all dressed up and feeling fabulous, I DO!  But some days I’m living in laid back looks of sandals and shorts, especially here in Palm Springs where outside of galas, our idea of “dressing up” is a sundress and wedges!

I do have a few casual day rules I always follow to ensure my looks stay clear of “too lazy to care” (no yoga pants all day everyday ladies!)…

1. Always accessorize even the most simple outfit.  i will always add a watch, a pair of earrings, a fabulous hat, a statement necklace, something that shows I still have a sense of style.

2. Don’t be afraid of a structured bag.  It’s easy to pair a weekend look with an easy crossbody or slouchy hobo but I love the juxtaposition of a fashionable, structured satchel with shorts and sandals.

3. Play with pattern, texture, and seasons.  Just because it’s February doesn’t mean I can’t wear a lightweight pair of shorts, so long as they are paired with a more “winter” piece.  Get creative!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Sweater // Shorts (Similar HERE) // Sandals // Bag (I also LOVE this one) // Watch

Valentine’s Day Must Haves

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Valentine's Day Must Haves
I am a sucker for the romantic shades of Valentine’s Day lately and have a few of my favorites from Nordstrom to share with you.  Which do you love?
As always, thanks for reading!
XO, Niki

Lace-y

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I simply adore getting packages of new clothes.  I especially adore said packages when they happen to be delivered on my birthday and be full of Michael Kors Spring ’15 pieces!  This white blouse is one of those pieces and I’m so excited to wear it all Spring.  The lace detail and pleating in the back make it a bit more unique than a basic white tee but equally as casual with skinny jeans.

Keep checking back, I will be styling more pieces in the next few weeks!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Top (available Spring 2015) // Jeans // Sandals // Bag // Necklace // http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=462471754&pid=uid7689-25665133-49

Birthday // The Green Dress

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Happy Wednesday, Darlings!  This week I celebrated my birthday here in Palm Springs.  It was such a great day of relaxing coffee by the pool, a visit to Moorten Botanical Gardens, and a bike ride to lunch at Native Foods (UH-Maze-ing).  The most anticipated part of the celebration was dinner and drinks at my favorite PS spot, The Parker.  This green dress was an obvious choice when I saw it a few weeks ago and I loved the bright color and unique hem.

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Dress // Heels // Belt // Watch

Hello 2015!

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Happy Sunday, Darlings!  It’s been a whirlwind of a year thus far getting settled in my new place (more on that is on the horizon) and keeping up with the busy time at work.  I’ve been meaning to get my NYE look up for a few days now but time keeps escaping me!

We did a mellow NYE with a 4 course dinner at Palm Springs eatery, Tinto which is inside of the uber colorful Saguaro Hotel.  The food was divine and the newly renovated space is perfect for large groups.

I decided I didn’t want a cliche NYE look of short, tight, and sparkly but struggled to find something that fit that bill in the desert.  I opted for this H&M dress (that was only $29.95!) and a pair of heels that I received last year for my birthday and loved the effortless feel!

XO,

Niki

Coat (Similar) // Dress // Heels // Necklace (Similar) // Bag // Watch

Casual.

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I hope you all had a wonderful NYE and relaxing start to 2015!  I personally enjoyed a New Year’s Day of football, Bloody Marys, and Netflix…pure perfection!

As I indulged in such a mellow day I felt sharing a casual look was only fitting!  This stripe top has quickly become a wardrobe staple for me since finding it at H&M!  I love the versatility of such a simple and classic piece!

Happy New Year!

XO,
Niki

Vest // Jeans // Tee // Watch (Similar HERE) // Bag // Shoes // Sunnies (Old but Similar HERE)

Holiday Cheer

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I hope you all had an amazing holiday full of family, friends, and fun!  I am finally winding down from a whirlwind month between Thanksgiving and Christmas that has kept me from blogging as much as I would have liked.

I started my Christmas in Palm Springs enjoying a beautiful, warm day and then headed home to Lake Arrowhead where it was FREEZING!!!!  Thankfully I planned ahead and layered my look for the day (and warmed up with some yummy Egg Nog!).

How was your Christmas?

XO,

Niki

Jeans // Flats // Sweater // Watch // Ring // Bracelet (Old Similar HERE) // Coat (Old from Express, Similar HERE) // Scarf

Brunch.

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A great brunch and a great outfit should always go hand in hand as far as I’m concerned!  Summer brunch looks are so simple to me: floral, white, linen.  Trying to find a chic, comfortable, and WARM option for cooler Fall days has always been challenging.  I put this cozy look together Thanksgiving weekend for brunch at a fun spot, Pinocchio’s.  I’m slightly obsessed with this oversized sweater from H&M and have already bought it in 2 colors (for $19.95 they are a bargain!).

Jeans // Sweater // Bag (Similar HERE and another chic option HERE) // Sandals // Sunnies (Similar HERE)

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Coffee Date

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We bloggers sure do love our coffee so it was a natural choice for Brooke, the blogger behind The Trapped Fashionista, and I to have a little coffee date at L’Atelier Cafe in Downtown Palm Springs.

L’Atelier is tres chic with sidewalk bistro tables, eclectic furniture, and delish cappuccinos.  A stop into this spot has quickly become a bit of a day off ritual.  What are some of your day off rituals?

My Look: Shirt (Similar HERE) // Jeans // Wedges // Bag // Hat (Similar HERE)

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

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