How I Plan My Photoshoots

A lot of things have changed since launching The Darling Niki over 5 years ago including how I approach my photography.  In the beginning it was me, an iPhone 4S, a willing buddy at any random spot we found (haphazardly snapping photos), and the Instagram Valencia filter (I shudder…).  Today my photography is a careful […]

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Travel Guide: Las Vegas

Once upon a time I traveled to Vegas so often the running joke was that a billboard with my picture welcomed visitors to the city and that I was the unofficial mayor.  That was roughly 10 years ago and clearly lots of things have changed since my Vegas socialite heyday (but I still have a […]

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How I Edit My Photos

One of the questions I have been asked a lot lately is how I edit my photos for Instagram and the blog.  Before I dive into my process let me clarify, I am not a professional photographer and go with what feels right for me.  I recently decided to play around more with presets and […]

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5 Sneakers I am Loving Right Now

You know that sneaker trend that you have been seeing all over your social media feed? Ya…it’s not going anywhere anytime soon and I’m not all that mad at it!  Let’s be real for a minute, I love sexy heels as much as the next gal but they typically aren’t all that comfortable and are […]

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Summer Date Night

During the peak of Summer heat I find myself struggling with looking chic and sexy for a night out without sacrificing comfort.  Let’s face it, no one wants to put on skinny jeans when it’s over 100 degrees at dinner time…am I right?  So, what do I put on to feel date night ready? A […]

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Summertime.

Hey there, darlings!!!  I have to say, this Summer seems to be flying by…am I right?  I have been spending as much time as possible up in Lake Arrowhead avoiding the nasty Palm Springs heat, playing on the lake (aka my favorite pass time), and working on a little renovation project.  For those of you […]

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C H E E R S!!! To 5 Years of Darling!

It has been 5 years since I decided to start this blogging journey, can you believe it???  Back in 2013 I was struggling to find myself after leaving hotels and searching for something new.  Somehow in talking to a friend I jokingly said “maybe I should be a stylist” (as if it’s that easy) which […]

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Everything I Wore In Santa Maria

Hey guys!!!  In case you missed it, last week I shared my travel guide from our recent trip to Santa Maria.  Be sure to check it out if you find yourself on a trip up or down the 101! Today I wanted to share outfit details with all of you for everything I wore while […]

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The Perfect Summer Jumpsuit

When the heat of Summer sets in (hello 112 degrees this week) I find myself struggling to keep cool while still looking chic and fashionable.  Jean shorts can only go so far in life and after a while I just need a break from sundresses, ya know?  Jumpsuits (and rompers) have been around for a […]

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What To Wear To a Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs seems to be the hot spot of the moment for everything from festival weekends to destination weddings.  With so many couples choosing the desert to say “I do” the question of what to wear for guests is becoming a real question. With most weddings, guests use the time of day and the directive […]

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