Our Memorial Day Outfits!

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend.  We sure did. It was absolutely beautiful!  We decided to take Andi to the park in the early evening and, of course, share our Memorial Day outfits with you all.

Today was a big first because Daddy rode down the slide with Andi for the very first time.  I have to admit, she wasn’t too sure about this whole sliding thing, so we moved on to the swings… which are her favorite!

There were some great sales over the holiday weekend.  Almost everything Andi and I are wearing in our Memorial Day outfits are on sale right now!  SCORE!  I am OBSESSED with this new J.Crew midi sundress.  I love all of the colors in it.  I can pair it with so many different cardigans if necessary, which is another nice part to styling a midi sundress!

My heels are Stuart Weitzman.  They are pretty high but, surprisingly, they’re really easy to walk in.  It feels like I am walking on a much lower heel than it actually is, which is something I feel like Stuart Weitzman has mastered so that women can ejoy the height without having achy feet!  My favorite outfit for the weekend? Andi’s little open back eyelet dress from Gap.

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I also made sure to create some balance by matching these nude shoes with my J. Crew bucket bag to really bring the look together. It may sound like old-school advice, but matching your shoes and bag seems to add a little something extra to any outfit.

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As I mentioned before, I am absolutely head over heels in love with Andi’s dress from the Gap. It’s a wonderful color combination for this holiday and it just suits her perfectly.

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The eyelets that are detailing the skirt are an absolutely darling touch added to this dress as well – I almost wish it came in an adult size so that our Memorial Day outfits could match on this level of cuteness!

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xx Niki and Andi

Me:

Dress: J.Crew | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bucket Bag: J.Crew Factory | Bracelet: Micheal Kors | Lips: Cherry Liner and YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Andi:

Dress: Gap | Sandals: Jack Rogers

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Niki and Andi

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Simple and Chic Memorial Day 2016 Inspo.

Happy Memorial Day 2016 weekend! Today I am sharing this chic look that I wore to dinner last night as we revved up for a weekend of celebrations and remembrance.  Right now, my top is available through the Nordstrom sale for under $28 and it also comes in 4 other colors!  I love pairing a loose-fitting top with nice jeans I am wearing are currently one of my favorites. They are the perfect wash with just the right amount of stretch…and also on sale just in time for Memorial Day 2016!

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Having a nice dinner out is an occasion I cherish, especially when it’s just the hubby and I getting to unwind and enjoy ourselves. Though I was tempted to reach for a dress or midi skirt this time around, I instead went for this casual-chic look with ever-popular single strap heels!

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Because these jeans are fitted near the ankle, and the heels have their own straps, I believe that your legs are going to look elongated – especially when paired with a flowing top and small feminine accessories.

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That’s all for now! Hope you all enjoyed and got some inspiration from this simple Memorial Day 2016 look 🙂

xx Niki

Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: on sale Current Elliott | Heels: Stuart Weitzman | Lips: Cherry liner and YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

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One of My Favorite Summer Dresses: The Button-Down Dress

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Hello everyone! I wanted to focus today’s blog post on one of my favorite summer dresses this season – my Antropologie button-down dress!

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As we all know, summer in Florida can be hard to get through unless you’re creative in finding ways to beat the heat. Summer dresses need to be light and airy, flowy, and still fashionable, so this dress checks all of those boxes for me. When we’re going out for the day, this dress is the perfect mix of casual and cool, with a little bit of formal flare tied in with the structured buttoning in the front.

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Sometimes wearing flats with summer dresses like this one can dress down the look a little too much, so I opted for some comfortable and matching heels to polish off the look and add some length to my legs to balance out the flowy-ness of the dress!

Styling Pro-Tip: If you’re going to wear a loose-fitting dress or top like this one, try going for accessories and shoes that are feminine and add some edge to the look, like heels and oversized sunglasses!

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This is a great, easy dress to throw on.  The fabric feels cool against my skin and it comes in 4 colors! Because I usually go for very bright and cheery colors, I decided to try my hand with this beautiful nude-colored dress and I really love it. Oh, and my shoes are under $60 and so comfortable!

Dress: Anthropologie | Shoes: DSW | Sunglasses: old Dior.  Similar here and dupe for under $15 here! | Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

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Monday OOTD: Summer Hues

Hi everyone!

 

Just a quick little post today to show off my Monday OOTD! We’re getting pretty deep into summer this time of year and it gets hot in my area. However, I usually try to maintain my usual style and just opt for lighter fabrics and lighter colors to stay cool.

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For this look, I paired a beautiful midi skirt with a blue gingham top to balance out the formal look of the pleats in this skirt. For a pop of color, I reached for my pink heels!

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This season is shaping up to be all about the cut-outs and tassles, so I wanted to spend a little bit of this Monday OOTD appreciating the beauty of this pair!

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Andi is turning out to be such a wonderful little fashionista and she was absolutely glowing in this pleated yellow dress with a keyhole back!

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I am wearing…

Skirt: old Forever 21 but similar here. | Top: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Sam Edelman black on sale at Nordstrom

Andi:

Dress: Gap | Bow: Rachel Parcell x Free Babes

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A Pink Pop Of Color

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Happy Friday!

I hope everyone is excited for the weekend and is ready to join me in adding a pop of color into your outfits! Today I am wearing one of my favorite summer dresses from Old Navy!   It is so light and comfortable–perfect for this warm weather. I paired it with a comfy and cute pair of wedges and a hot pink clutch for a fun and easy look.

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summertime pop of color You don’t always have to go 100% bold like I did with my pink midi dress from Boohoo. Instead, you can stay beautifully understated and add just a small splash of color to add some spunk and personality to any outfit.

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turquoise pop of color

I didn’t want to stop with just the clutch, though. My accessories and lips both matched the pink of my clutch and I chose these turquoise earrings to complement the pink. The turquoise and pink color combination is always going to be one of my favorite go-tos.

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Dress: Old Navy | Wedges: Chloe— dupes for less by Marc Fisher | Clutch: Loeffler Randall–comes in other colors! | Hat: Old Navy | Bangle: Bourbon and Boweties x Moon and Lola | Bracelet: J.Crew | Earrings: Etsy— similar here and here | Sunglasses: Dior–on sale here–dupes for $7.50 here and $27.99 here | Lips: Claudia and Pink Tulle

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The Peplum Skirt

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I am aboslutely loving last blogthe yellow and white color combination I tried out in my . I can’t get enough of Rachel Parcell’s new clothing line!  This skirt is beautiful!  I love the modest length and the peplum detail.  Even though I love Rachel Parcell, I have to admit the sizing is a little weird. If you want to get this skirt for yourself, I reccomend sizing up as it runs extremely small.

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^^ This random dog decided to photobomb us! 🙂

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Peplum skirts are brilliant for their ability to add feminine allure and a flattering shape to any outfit. The peplum emphasizes your waist, emphasizes curves, and can also cover any areas you’re not 100% happy with!

So how do you style a peplum skirt? The answer is simple: any way you want. Really!

Many people prefer fitted tops when they wear a peplum skirt, and that combo can do wonders for emphasizing your figure and keeping your clothing balanced. But wearing a looser fitting top or sweater can also work with your peplum skirt, as long as you make sure part of it (preferably all of it) is tucked into the skirt!

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What do you guys think? I’m all about this waist-emphasizing style!

xx Niki

Top: old: Lilly Pulitzer.  Other colors Lilly Pulitzer | Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Heels: old Louboutin.  Similar here and under $50 here. | Bracelets: Michael Kors and Bourbon and Boweties

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Finding the Right Color Combination: Yellow & White

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Let’s talk about finding the right color combination today! It’s really easy to get into the havit of wearing very similar colors from day-to-day. Some people prefer to wear all black to make a sleek statement and to also avoid the work of finding the perfect color combination to fit the occasion.

I love challenging myself and picking up new things, so I opted for a yellow and white outfit today to add just the right amount of color to a classic silhouette like this jeans and sweater combo.

Today I am wearing a pair of my favorite strappy sandals!  They are so soft and comfortable.  The soles feel like freshly washed sheets against my feet!  I decided to wear this yellow linen sweater with my white boyfriend jeans for an easy summer look.

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And, of course, I brought Andi with me and she had to match with her yellow bow!

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Niki:

Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Jeans: old True Religion Similar here and here for $25 | Sandals:Franco Sarto — I am wearing Cashmere Suede. Comes in 5 colors.  Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer | Watch: ILY Couture | Bracelets: Bourbon and Boweties and Michael Kors | Earrings: J.Crew | Nail polish: Smith & Cult–Regret the Moon

Andi:

Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer | Sandals: Jack Rogers | Bow: The Tiny Compass— Comes with two other beautiful bows for only $10!  Use code ‘Andi’ for 15% off of your purchase!!

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful week!

xx Niki and Andi

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A New Favorite: The Pink Midi Dress

If you’ve been checking out my latest blog posts, you’ll know that I’ve been all about the midi length lately. This pink midi dress from Boohoo fits right in with my favorite summer aesthetic right now, especially with the beautiful scallop and cut-out details!

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You can snag this Boohoo midi dress right now for $26 until midnight!!  50% off dresses with code LOOKS.  I love the texture and the little cutout in the front.  It comes in pink, black and ivory. It’s also super lightweight so you don’t get too hot.

 

Even though this dress comes in so many colors, I really wanted to opt for the bright pink midi dress version just to push my boundaries a bit and keep a lot of color in my wardrobe. It’s a statement and allows you to be confidently you! Or at least that’s what this dress does for me. 🙂
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To complement the bright pink of this midi dress, I opted for dark and classic accessories. Black heels and black-and-gold accessories keep things grounded and balance out the boldness of the pink.

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I also love how quilted bags really do go with everything. This bag is from Rebecca Minkoff but it has that classic black, gold, and quilted look that Chanel bags do, so I think it’s a great affordable option!

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Dress: Boohoo | Heels: Zara | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer and J.Crew

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Our Favorite Baby Boutique: The Tiny Compass

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Hi everyone! I can’t help but build up Andi’s wardrobe whenever I get the chance, and that means checking out the unique itms that the baby boutique, The Tiny Compass, has for us. I wanted to share with you the cutest bow (and baby) that I ever did see!

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We came across an adorable trendy baby boutique online called The Tiny Compass .  There are some really great things for girls AND boys so I know there’s something for everyone!  They sell stylish beanies, bows, headbands, booties, blankets, and wooden toys!  They also have beautiful prints to hang in the nursery.  Everything on their site is made in the USA, and that is something you can feel good about! To be honest, it’s hard not to keep going on because I truly do love their products so much.

As you can see from the pictures, Andi also loves everything from this baby boutique too!

My favorite product on their website is their monthly Bow Packs. Each month, they come out with a set of two or three bows in different prints or fabrics. It is a great way to start a quality collection of beautiful bows for your little girl. And… they are only $10 per pack!

Andi is wearing one of the bows from the May Bow Pack. The quality of the fabric is exceptional! I love the blue floral print and the size of this bow.  The clip has a nice grasp as Andi has fine hair.  I usually can’t get anything to stay in it for very long but she was able to wear this one all day without any problems.    This month’s pack came with two smaller yellow and white polkadot bows, which I will show later this week; so check back!

Head over to The Tiny Compass and use the code Andi for 15% off of your entire purchase!!  You can also follow them on Instagram @thetinycompass to get the scoop on new products.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki and Andi

Bow: The Tiny Compass | Dress: Gap | Shoes: Nordstrom | Giraffe: Nordstrom | Tea cup: Bed Bath & Beyond

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My First Mother’s Day

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Today was such a special day as it was my very first Mother’s Day!  I can’t believe this year has flown by so quickly and that I get to celebrate such a special relationship that Andi and I share! We went downtown for a late lunch and then spent a little time at the park.  It was a gorgeous day out!

I am so blessed to have such a beautiful, smart, healthy baby girl.  She makes me proud to be her momma. 🙂

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Knowing that we were going to be spending the day out, I made sure that I dressed comfortably so that I could be on the go with Andi for this special first Mother’s Day. These shoes have a heel to add height, but they are also thick enough to keep me stable and prevent my feet from hurting. If I know I’ll be talking a lot, I always make sure to wear a pair of heels that are on the thicker side for this reason!

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I wouldn’t trade these memories for anything! It was a truly special first Mother’s Day with such a bright young lady, and I can’t wait to share many more with her!

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Me:

Top: Who What Wear for Target | Jeans: Current Elliott | Shoes: DSW | Earrings: J.Crew | Bracelets: Chavez for Charity and J.Crew | Lips: Claudia and Pink Tulle

Andi:

Dress:  Target | Bow: The Tiny Compass

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mom’s out there!

 

xx Niki and Andi

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