All black everything

Hello!  I am back from our very short trip to Miami.  I went with two of my girlfriends, Michelle, who writes for the blog Louie & Louie and Clarissa, who loves fashion just as much as we do!  It was such a great time.  We attended so many shows while we were there!  My favorite was the Gottex show.  I also loved the Sports Illustrated show.  They debuted their first ever swim line, which included plus sizes.  Since we had front row seats, we received amazing swag bags filled with some great things.  Scroll down to see what was inside.

I am wearing all black everything today.  My sunglasses and lip shine  were a few items from the SI goodie bag.  I will be sharing photos from all of the shows throughout the week.   We had so much fun, but I am happy to be home.

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^^ A look inside my swag bag from the SI show!

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Top: Topshop | Jeans: Madewell sold out, similar here and here | Bralette: Annie Bing |  Bag: Celine similar here on sale!| Heels: Christian Louboutin similar here on sale! | Sunglasses Diff Eyewear ℅ | Lipstick: Stroke of Beauty Meric ℅ |

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xx Niki

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Rainbow Pleated Midi Skirt

The weekend is finally here!  I am on my way to Miami with a few friends for Swim Week.  I have never been to this event, so it should be a good time.  Check my Instagram for footage from the runway shows!

I am keeping this super short, but here is an outfit I wore a few weeks ago.  This rainbow pleated midi skirt is everything!!  The pastel colors are so feminine.

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Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Tee: J.Crew | Heels: Gianvito Rossi | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban |

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A Day with Nuovo Salon

Hello!  I hope you are all having a great week so far!  I have been running around like crazy between errands and getting ready for Miami Swim Week this weekend.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see footage from the runway shows!

On Monday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to be invited to my salon for a little makeover.

In 2013, A friend of mine referred me to Nuovo, and I have been going ever since.  Our stylist, Scott, is THE BEST! He always knows exactly what to do with my color.  Hair can be extremely personal.  One wrong move and your entire image is ruined.  My mind is always at ease at Nuovo!  In just under 2 hours, my hair goes from feeling greasy and dulll, to looking revived and refreshed!

This visit, I decided to go a little brighter.  I told Scott that I wanted something that would look pretty in the sunlight since I am going to Miami Beach.  He did such a great job (as usual) and I am so happy with the cut and color.

Thanks to a little additive called Olaplex, I don’t worry about my hair getting damaged from dye and bleach.  It is mixed in with the color to restore compromised hair and to prevent further damage.  I never have a problem with my hair breaking or feeling too dry.

After Scott was done working his magic, I had my makeup done.  Aveda products are extremely lightweight on the skin.  You don’t even feel like you are wearing makeup!  I really liked the natural look I was given, with a little bit of a bolder lip.

Another amazing thing about, Nuovo, is their commitment to being Earth friendly.  They exclusively use Aveda products, which are cruelty-free and most ingredients are naturally derived. Not only that, all of their salons run on pollution-free electricity generated by local wind and solar projects and national clean energy provider Arcadia Power.  They also recycle everything!  From foils, to plastic bottles to hair.

Here is a look at my day at the salon:

 

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thickening tonic | smooth infusion | damage remedy | be curly | phomollient | air control |

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I would like to thank the entire staff at Nuovo for making me look and feel like a princess.  They are so kind, professional and extremely talented!  I highly recommend them if you are in the Sarasota area.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchase: Pink suede block heels

Hi there!  Happy Monday to you!

Have you had a chance to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet?  I ordered these pink suede block heels a few days ago.  They arrived quickly and I could not wait to wear them.  They are extremely comfortable and buttery soft.  They have a nice amount of padding in the soles, making them easy to wear for hours.  They come in several colors, including a metallic gold pair. I love that they have the shape of a ballet flat with a fun block heel.  I know I will be wearing these a lot this upcoming season!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoesBrandy Melville sweaterJ.Crew lookout high rise jeansPink suede block heel Pink, White and grey outfitpink suede block heels

Sweater: Brandy Melville | Jeans: J.Crew | Scarf: Loft old Similar here | Heels: Louise Et Cie (part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and under $80!) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: YSL #10 | Bag: Lilly Pulitzer old, similar here | Earrings: Humble Chic NY |

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xx Niki

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My favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Nordstrom anniversary sale favorite athleisure

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So, I already missed out on the Adidas sneakers in my size.  They are such an amazing price, that I should have ordered them earlier in the morning.  Luckily, I was able to find them here for only a little more $$.  

I am looking forward to  the white leggings.  I have been wanting a pair for a while, and was excited to see that these were part of the sale!

 Nordstrom anniversary sale favorite jeans

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There are some amazing jeans included in the sale this year.  I have linked various price points.  #7 Is under $50.  They are the same jeans I am wearing here, but without the rips.

In case you missed out on the popular AG jeans from last year’s sale, there is an updated version for this season.

If you have been wanting to try Khloe Kardashian’s line of jeans, now is your chance!  These Good American skinny jeans are a part of the sale and I have a feeling they will not last long.  I did not order these, but would love to hear your reviews if you have tried them or purchased them yourself.

Embroidery is going to be BIG for the upcoming season.  If you haven’t noticed, it is starting pop up everywhere!  I ordered these, so I will let you know how they fit as soon as I get them, and most likely do a blog post on them.

Get more bang for your buck with #5 and #8.  They are both under $40!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorite sweaters

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All of these sweaters are UNDER $50!!  Some are even under $40 and $30.  I ordered #6 in the grey.  I am considering #3 since it is such a great price ($24.90) and I could wear it all through Fall with leggings, or even skinny jeans and boots.

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I am dying over these coats, cardigans and jackets!  It is so hard to just choose one favorite.  Since I live in Florida it isn’t really practical for me to stock up on outwerwear.  I went for this bold option.  We will see how it looks on when I get it.  Let me know if you would like to see it on my Instastories or Snapchat in the comment box below.

Be sure to check back this weekend, as I will be sharing my favorite shoes, tops, bottoms  and accessories from the sale!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

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Red Gingham Statement Sleeve Top

It is the middle of the week and we are only one day away from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access!  If you missed it, check out this blog post for all of the details on how you can shop early!  My friend, Michelle and I were just talking about how Fall is our favorite season.  Mostly for the PSL’s but the fashion comes very close at second place.  I am looking forward to seeing what suede flats they have.  I am on the hunt for a pair of loafers for this upcoming season. 🙂

Soprano gingham flare topNordstrom red gingham top

Although the sale hasn’t started yet, I picked up this top last week for only $39!  I love the statement sleeves and the bold red gingham print.

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Top: Nordstrom UNDER $40! | Jeans: Old Navy | Heels: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Belt: J.Crew | Lips: YSL #01 with MAC Cherry Liner | Watch: Michele with this strap | Earrings: J.Crew |

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xx Niki

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perfect boho chic dress

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Andi and I had a girls weekend full of pedicures, dress up and princess movies.  Every Sunday she picks a different color nail polish from our growing collection of colors.  Yesterday she decided on a deep navy.  Not very “summery” but the girl knows what she wants, and I am not going to be the one to stop her. 😉

boho chic dresshi lo hemline dressRachel Parcell morganite boho dress

I am so happy that I bought this boho chic dress a few weeks ago.  It is so comfortable and I just love the hi lo ruffle hemline.  It is fully lined so you don’t have to worry about wearing a slip underneath.  My earrings are from Humble Chic NY and are under $40!  They come in several colors and aren’t super heavy like some statement earrings can be.

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Dress: Rachel Parcell | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Humble Chic NY |

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Niki

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Details on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

Friday, Friday, Friday!  Are you ready for the weekend???  I sure am!

We are less than a week away from the Nordstrom  Anniversary Sale early access!  Have you checked out the catalogue? I have my eye on several things so far.  For those of you who don’t know, every year, Nordstrom has a sale on brand new items for the upcoming Fall season.  You can score big on coats, boots, sweaters, hats… You name it! The savings don’t stop there.  You can also get great deals on athletic wear, dresses, jewelry (fine and costume) beauty products, including various sets exclusive to the sale.  The sale is open to everyone July 21st-August 6th.  You can shop a week before by either opening a Nordstrom credit card, or signing up for a Nordstrom debit card (meaning it is linked to your bank account, so you don’t have to open an actual credit card).  Both have Nordstrom Notes perks, which is where your purchases accumulate points towards money to use at Nordstrom.

affordable maxi dressNordstrom Anniversary Sale

Although the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access hasn’t started yet, I bought this dress a few weeks ago for less than $35!  It came in several colors and prints.  It is currently sold out, but I have linked similar styles at the bottom of the page.  I will keep my eye out and let my readers know if it gets restocked anytime soon.  Fingers crossed that it does!  It comes in a beautiful blue that I missed out on.

Straw hat with black ribbonSchutz Floriza SandalsMalibu Wildfox Sunglasses

Dress: Lush sold out, Similar styles here | Sandals: Schutz (also here and here)| Sunglasses: Wildfox | Hat: Old, similar here | Belt: J.Crew

What are some pieces you are hoping to get from the sale this year?

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xx Niki

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One of my favorite pieces: The Denim Skirt

Hi there!  I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  Andi certainly did.  We were on a float in the parade early in the afternoon and she had a blast!  Everyone had water guns so we were soaked.  She absolutely loved it!  The water was freezing, as everyone used ice water to fill the squirt guns.  Andi enjoyed throwing beads out to the kids watching the parade go by.

schutz sandalsJ.Crew white tissue teeLauren Ralph Lauren skirt

I have always loved denim skirts.  I used to wear the classic frayed denim mini skirts in high school, so I was thrilled when I found a more age appropriate version.  This denim skirt is a timeless classic piece that is extremely versatile.  I like that it sits a little higher on the waist and has some stretch to it.  I threw on a white tee and dressed it up a bit with these heels.  I would love to hear how you would style it.  Leave your outfit ideas in the comment section below! 🙂

Lauren Ralph Lauren denim pencil skirtdenim skirt

 

Skirt: Lauren Ralph Lauren ℅ | Tee: J.Crew | Heels: Schutz | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: MAC Snob | Watch: Michele with this strap

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xx Niki

This post was sponsored by Macy’s and Lauren Ralph Lauren

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Perfect Linen Sun Dress

Hi, Everyone!  We are almost ready for the 4th!  Anthony found some sparklers that we didn’t end up using last year.  Andi will love seeing them in action!  We will be in a parade in the morning, and then plan to join family and friends to watch the fireworks on the water.  Last year, we had a picnic on the beach with some of our close friends.  You can read that post here.

Rachel Parcell Santorini dressperfect linen sun dressstripe linen dress4th of july outfit

As soon as I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it.  I love the unique ruffle detail.  It is the perfect linen sun dress!  The lightweight linen is a MUST for Summer.  I also found this skirt if you aren’t feelin’ the ruffles.  It would look so cute paired with a navy tank!

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Dress: Rachel Parcell | Shoes: BCBGeneration last year, This season’s style here | Bag: Tory Burch on sale! | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban |

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!  Happy Birthday, America!!

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xx Niki

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