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

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)

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