The Look I Will Be Living In All Fall

You know that one outfit that you find yourself wearing over and over again because it checks all the boxes?  It’s stylish.  It’s comfortable. It’s appropriate for nearly every occasion. And best of all, it makes you feel good?  This is that outfit for me.  I have been drooling over Ulla Johnson since I discovered […]

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How to Transition to Fall When It’s Still Hot

Raise your hand if you scroll through Instagram and get a little jealous of everyone pulling out sweaters, blanket scarves, and booties.  I know I do!  As a lover of Fall (hello pumpkin everything) one of the most difficult things for me living in Palm Springs is the total lack of the season.  I sit […]

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Weekend in LA

Happy Monday!!!  This past weekend was such a whirlwind in the best possible way.  For anyone who doesn’t know, I am a huge fan of The Eagles and had never seen them live.  A few months ago Chris came home from work and told me they were playing in LA for two nights so we […]

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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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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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