Finally Fall…

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I am so excited that it is finally sweater weather here in Palm Springs!  I picked up this cropped cashmere sweater from Michael Kors a few weeks ago and have been keeping my fingers crossed for a cool enough day to wear it!  I’m typically not a fan of the cropped styles I have been gravitating towards lately but this sweater is amaze!

I paired the cashmere goodness with skinny jeans and my tried and true Michael Kors cage heels for dinner at Birba.

Birba is hands down one of my favorite spots for dinner in Palm Springs!  Think outdoor garden with sleek tables, modern chairs, market lights in the ficus, and firepits galore.  Oh, and the food!  My favorite on the menu is a white pizza with fried egg on top (foodgasm!) but if that’s not quite your thing they offer ricotta gnocchi, a variety of pizzas, and a rotating seasonal menu to always keep diners intrigued.  A serious must try if you find your self in my fair city!

As always, thanks for reading!

XO, Niki

Sweater // Tank (old but similar HERE) // Jeans // Heels (old but cute style HERE) // Bag

Date Night Chic

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After a long first few weeks at my new job it was finally time for DATE NIGHT! (insert jumping up and down here)  I love getting dressed up for a night out and could not wait to wear this new dress I found on my lunch break at H&M.  The dress is really feminine with lace detail and keyhole so I wanted to edge it up a bit.  It has finally cooled off enough in the evenings to wear my beloved moto jacket from last year and these MK heels are a perfect balance.

We ended up having dinner at a favorite of our here in Palm Springs, Hacienda Cantina.  There are a few different rooms to dine in, all offering a unique ambiance.  We opted for the bar/lounge space and were seated in front of the oversized stone fireplace (how romantic!).  Of course we had to order the to-die-for corn and goat cheese tamale and strawberry/jalepeno margaritas.

After our divine dinner we took an Uber (no drinking and driving here folks!) to Bootlegger Tiki, a speakeasy style tiki bar owned by a friend of ours.  I’m seriously obsessed with their craft cocktails and intimate space, it’s perfect for a nightcap any night of the week.

Thanks as always for reading!

XO, Niki

Heels (old but similar MK style HERE) // Moto Jacket (last year style but similar HERE) // Dress (also in Red) // Bag // Necklace (old but another cute option HERE)

Michael Kors

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For those of you who haven’t heard, I recently accepted a position working for Michael Kors!  I am beyond excited to begin a new chapter in my career and work for a brand that I have always loved!  There is something so classic and timeless about MK’s designs that draw me in.  In anticipation of my new job and all the fab new handbags I will be playing with daily, I’ve decided to share of few of my personal favorites.
Happy Shopping!
XO, Niki

Fall in the Desert…

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Yes, this look is in fact appropriate for Fall…in Palm Springs.  It has finally dipped below the triple digits and I promptly brought out my wool hat and booties!

This mural is located at Hacienda Cantina, a new favorite location of mine featuring Sunday brunch, great food, and a day club pool party (think: Nikki Beach).  I am so beyond obsessed with their corn & goat cheese tamale and jalapeno-strawberry margaritas….

Dress (Similar) // Hat // Booties (Similar) // Necklace (Similar) // Watch (Similar) // Bag

Girl’s Night Out….

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As promised, Brooke and I have more fun blogger collab photos from our shoot last week.  As you know, we spent a few hours shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs and enjoyed some lingering days of summer.  We also had some fun with our “FUN Night Out” looks!

I have been loving this neon midi skirt since purchasing it a few months back.  After months of eyeing this little crop top I finally pulled the trigger and made the purchase.  I am soooo happy I did!  The combo of the full and classic midi with the trendy crop top is everything for me!

My BBF (yes, still Best Blogger Friend), Brooke, opted for these FAB sequined pants from Michael Kors (swoon!) and chambray shirt.  I love her style so much and seriously want a closet raid like, yesterday!

If you haven’t been, the HRH Palm Springs is a great spot for drinks and music to kick off your weekend!  I love the “Brown Sugar” martini for a dessert in a glass solution!

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My OOTD: Skirt & Tank (similar HERE & HERE) // Heels // Bag // Bracelets (similar HERE) // Necklace (similar HERE) // Lipstick

Brooke’s OOTD: Shirt (similar HERE) // Pants (similar HERE) // Heels (similar HERE) // Clutch (similar HERE)

Photo Cred: @PalmSprings8Gent

Insta-Lately

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This is in the lobby of The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, they do a fun “Game Night” each Monday!  My booties are from Nordstrom Rack but I have found similar styles HERE and HERE.

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The Palm Springs Vintage Market happens the first Sunday of the month from October to May and has some amazing finds!  I loved the color at this booth!

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This kimono is my everything! I ordered it last Christmas from a local boutique I love, No Rest For Bridget.  It’s the “Nicola” kimono and unfortunately is not longer available.  Some options I’m loving are HERE and HERE.

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I fell in love with this Chanel Boy Bag inspired purse last week at Paperdolls Boutique and should have bought it then because at $35 someone else snatched it up!

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My purple (yup, PURPLE) heels are from Michael Kors 2012 and are the perfect Fall/Winter shoe.  Naturally, MK has some equally adorable styles for this season HERE and HERE.  My jacket is a new piece from Paperdolls Boutique and is available to order thru Instagram!

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Whole Foods has finally opened in Palm Desert and their Tap In Tap Room is my newest lunch obsession!  This quinoa & beet  salad was sooooo yummy!

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I have a love of suede shoes in the Fall!  These ballet flats are from Calvin Klein and were a killer deal at only $20!  Some other cute styles HERE and HERE.

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If you have followed along on my adventures since last year you know how much I adore Oktoberfest!  I try to make it to at least 2 each year and this year’s first stop was Big Bear.  So much fun and it runs each weekend for 2 months!

My camo jeans are a new find from H&M.  At only $19.95 they are a steal!

Happy Thursday, Darlings!  I’ve decided to start sharing some Instagram snaps here on the blog.  I get random comments and emails asking about places I go and pieces I where.  If you see something on my IG account feel free to comment or send me an email so I can get the answer to you!

XO, Nicole

Indian Summer

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I am so excited to share the first round of photos from last week’s collaboration with Palm Springs based blogger, The Trapped Fashionista!  We spent a fun Friday shooting a few looks around town including this Endless Summer look at the Hard Rock Hotel’s pool.  As much as I envy all of you who get to wear cute boots and chunky sweaters, it is nice to still rock sandals into October!

We have a few more looks coming over the next 3 weeks, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter for teasers!

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My Outfit Details: Skirt (similar style HERE // Tank // Sandals (similar style HERE) // Bangle Bracelet (similar style HERE) // Bag (similar style HERE) // Sunglass (C/O) // Earrings

Brooke’s Outfit Details: Shirt (similar style HERE) // Maxi Skirt // Sandals (similar style HERE) // Bag (similar style HERE) // Necklace (similar style HERE)

I Left My Heart in Santa Barbara

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It was so nice to day trip up to the Central Coast a few weeks ago!  I love everything about the city, including the Spanish inspired architecture!  Stairs with cobalt blue tiles will always make me feel like I’m home!  I felt like this white lace skirt would be the perfect piece for my day in the sun!

photo 1 (2)photo 2 (3)USSkirt: C/O Forever21 (old but SIMILAR) // Tank: James Perse // Wedges: MIA Limited Edition (Old but SIMILAR) // Sunnies: Gucci // Bag: Chanel // Cuff: Paperdolls Boutique // Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (Similar HERE and HERE) // Necklace: Francesca’s Collection

Thanks for reading, XO!

Niki


Fall/Winter Bags

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Fall/Winter Bags
Now that it is FINALLY starting to feel like Fall here in Lake Arrowhead I have set my eyes on some gorgeous bags for the season.  Now, the likelihood that all these bags come home with me is slim to none, especially that YSL dream bag!  A girl can dream though and I have hopes of making the white Michael Kors mine soon.  I feel it’s such a perfect year round bag and hello, Winter White?! Yes, please!
What bags are you currently lusting over?
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