Our Newest Family Photos

Happy Friday!

I can’t believe it’s almost 2017!  Where does the time go?  A few months ago we had our family photos taken by a high school classmate of mine, Synthia Therese Photography.  She did an amazing job!

Andi can be a little difficult to photograph, but Synthia captured some beautiful moments.  She even made and laugh, which can sometimes be impossible.  The whole process was easy and stress-free.  Synthia set me up with a local makeup artist to go to before our shoot, which took about an hour, and then we met her at a grassy location to take our pictures.  We were done in about 30 minutes.

She edited the photos within a few weeks.  There were a lot of great ones to choose from, but these were my favorites.  I love how natural and timeless her work is.  Click here to see her gallery.  If you are in the Bay Area, I highly recommend Synthia for your family photos!

Keep scrolling to see these gorgeous photos!

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Thanks for stopping by!

xo Niki and Andi

 

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A Sequin Party Skirt for New Year’s Eve

Hi Everyone! I hope you have all recovered from Christmas.  Now it is time to prepare for the New Year!  I have found the perfect sequin party skirt just for the occasion.  I am wearing it with a black turtleneck but I am going to pair it with the matching crop top for New Year’s Eve.

Both pieces are on sale.  It also comes in a dress version for another great NYE option.  Check back next week to my evening out attire!

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Sequins are a massive staple for New Year’s Eve – whether you go for a sequin dress, a retro sequin look, or a sequined skirt, let a little sparkle out! I really liked how classic this entire look went together, with the faux fur coat, leggings, and tonal heels!

My Louboutin Red Bottoms were a good fit for this outfit too because they give me a good amount of lift without being too high that they’re painful! If you’re worried about comfort, though, black flats or even ones that are a pop of color would be perfect.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!

xx Niki

Skirt: Haute Hippie | Coat: Neiman Marcus LastCall | Top: Haute Hippie | Dress: Haute Hippie | Heels: Manolo Blahnik or here for less | Lips: Smashbox | Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer |

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My Baby’s Second Christmas

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  It didn’t feel like Christmas here in Florida.  The temperature was in the 90’s!  We went to Anthony’s sister’s house for the annual Christmas Eve dinner with his side of the family and I can’t believe it’s my baby’s second Christmas!

It’s great to unwind after a hectic week between work, shopping and getting last minute gifts wrapped and organized.  Being Andi’s second Christmas, we weren’t sure how she would do staying up so late.  Much to our surprise, she was going like the energizer bunny until after midnight!  She climbed up and down the stairs about 37 times, ate a lot of cookies and cupcakes, and opened a few gifts.  She ended up sleeping in until around

It is great to unwind after a hectic week between work, shopping and getting last minute gifts wrapped and organized.  Being Andi’s second Christmas, we weren’t sure how she would do staying up so late.  Much to our surprise, she was going like the energizer bunny until after midnight!  She climbed up and down the stairs about 37 times, ate a lot of cookies and cupcakes, and opened a few gifts.  She ended up sleeping in until around 11 am Christmas morning.  We opened a few more gifts that Santa dropped off and then went to Yia Yia and Pappou’s house, where we opened more gifts and ate even more cookies, cupcakes, candy, and marshmallows.  Her favorite gifts were a set of blocks and a Minnie Mouse ball pit.

Keep scrolling for some of our Christmas photos!

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Holiday style louboutin red bottoms

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Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

 

Top: Rachel Parcell | Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Heels: Christian Louboutin or similar here for less | Lips: Smashbox |

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Christmas Gift Inspo: Ralph Lauren Red

Hi Everyone! Today’s holiday blog is all about Ralph Lauren Red!

We are getting so close to Christmas!  I literally just got done putting our tree up.  Luckily, it has lights already attached because I only put one ornament on it – Andi’s Princess Elena ornament.  She really stands out against our white tree!  I just didn’t have the time to drag all of the decorations out this year.

Aside from getting the tree up last minute, I have also finally finished Christmas shopping.  I am giving Anthony the Ralph Lauren Red cologne.  It smells amazing!  When Ralph Lauren asked to partner with me, I did not hesitate to accept.  Their fragrances always smell so good, and we love the quality of their products.  Anthony has never used Red before, but we were not disappointed.

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It is a blend of spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit, and deep redwood.  Ralph Lauren Red was the winner of the Fragrance Foundation’s  Fragrance of the Year and & Consumer Choice Awards.  I can definitely see why!

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They sent it in a really nice travel bag, perfect to take our next trip.  It is a great size to fit all of his toiletries.  The bottle looks so sleek and you can even add personalization as an added touch to make it the perfect gift for the special man in your life.  We got the 4.2 oz, but it also comes in 2.5 oz, 1.36 oz and a 6.7 oz that comes with a beautiful tray.  The bag also included a sample of Ralph Lauren Blue, which is another great scent.  It features a blend of melon de Cavaillon, basil, verbena, and washed suede.  Then there is always the legendary Polo, with blends the very best of wood, leather, and other natural scents.

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All in all, Polo always makes a great gift for anyone on your list.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Niki

This post was sponsored by Ralph Lauren.

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Party Skirts

Happy Monday everyone! I have found the best place to buy fun party skirts! They have all different colors, prints, and lengths to choose from!  I am wearing the Lady Length in Navy, which is currently on sale!  They even have two different girl’s skirts for Little Ladies!  I also really like this polka-dot skirt, which is on sale for $100.

My top is not available in this color anymore, but it comes in 7 prints, solid white and black.  Any of them would look great with different Party Skirts!

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The metallic shine on this skirt is really what makes it a “party skirt” in my book. It’d be perfect for New Year’s Eve.

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Don’t forget to enter to win a $25 gift card towards JORD  Wood Watches!  They are the perfect gift for him or her!  Shop all the styles here.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

 

Top: Nordstrom | Skirt: PartySkirts | Heels: Manolo Blahnik or here for $40! | Clutch: here or here | Lips: Aveda |

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December’s Fashion Peacoat

Happy Thursday, Everyone! I am so excited to share the details on this fashion peacoat with you!

It’s only $37.90 right now and comes in 4 colors.  The hunter green is available in all sizes, and the colors oxblood and black are also available in most sizes.  I really like the oxblood, but I already have 2 of these coats!  I do have to say that, for the price, it’s extremely well made and will keep you warm.

I think that rocking a fashion peacoat really amps up any comfortable look. Instead of wearing a hoodie for an on-the-go look, I’ll throw on one of these to totally change the vibe of the look.

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If you think you may be interested in this coat, size up because it runs really small! For reference,  I am wearing the medium.

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I also wanted to show you this look with leopard print flats because I always like to make sure that a pair of jeans I’m buying can go with both. Plus, it really shows you how much leopard print by itself will make an outfit so much bolder.

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I still can’t believe we are about halfway through December! Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Coat: Nordstrom | Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Jeans: Madewell | Heels: Old Jessica Simpson but almost identical here  | Flats: Old J.Crew but similar here |

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Trying out the Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Collection

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  It won’t be long until it’s time to ring in the new year, and you know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions!

My goal for this next year is to be active and go running more… and drink more water.  Basically to be healthier.   Since none of that is very appealing to me, so I’m trying out the Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic collection. And it looks I’ve finally found something to entice me!

You all know how much I love Lilly Pulitzer patterns, so these leggings check that box off. These leggings are perfect to wear during the cooler months because of their length and quality construction. I don’t feel like these are quick to overheat me but I still stay comfortable in cold gyms or during one of our quick cold fronts.

If you aren’t into bright prints, they also have this pair which is a little more muted.  They also have these water bottles you can mix and match with your luxletic attire.  They are only $38! My favorite is the Wade and Sea print.

Keep scrolling to see this look!

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Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Lilly Pulitzer — also comes in pink! | Leggings: Lilly Pulitzer | Sneakers: Brooks | Water bottle: Lilly Pulitzer |


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The Royal Blue Top

Happy Tuesday! Lilly Pulitzer just released a new collection and I am in love with the colors!  This royal blue top was part of the collection and it laces up with a tassel detail, which is absolutely gorgeous.

I also like that it is a little longer in the back, so you can wear it with leggings.  My boots are Acorn Suede but I have also seen them in black.  They go a little bit above the knee but are lower in the back so it is easy to sit down and move in them.  They zip at the ankles, making it easy to take them on and off.


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Check back tomorrow to see another fun new outfit from Lilly! Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Jeans: Lilly Pulitzer | Boots: Dolce Vita | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lips: Secret Salma by Charlotte Tilbury | Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer |

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Styling Some Over The Knee Boots

Happy Monday!! Today I’ll be styling some over the knee boots that are absolutely on-trend.

I am almost done with all of my Christmas shopping!  Luckily, we still have two weeks until the big day.  I love all of the Christmas movies on tv this time of year.  We have watched Elf 3 times this week, along with The Santa Clause and Polar Express a few times.  Andi really enjoyed watching Toy Story 3 last night.  She was laughing so hard when Woody was flying.  She couldn’t get enough!

I love that it’s finally boot weather! My boots are actually a designer dupe that are under $100, in case you’re wondering.

Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots

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Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Cardigan: Lilly Pulitzer | Leggings: Nordstrom | Scarf: Burberry | Boots: Steve Madden | Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer |

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Sharing One Of My Holiday Looks With You!

Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing one of the most easy holiday looks that can be worn to dinner, or out to a party!  My skirt is from one of my favorite new clothing designers.  I love that it has pockets and hits below the knee.  It would look great with a sweater tucked in as well.

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Mint green is as popular as ever, so this mint green cardigan was the perfect muted pop of color for the entire outfit! The holiday looks that I gravitate toward are usually this kind of classic and calm look. The detailing of the skirt, as well as the length, really sold me!

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I really hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season and got some nice inspiration from this look. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

xx Niki

Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Top: Lilly Pulitzer old but similar for under $25 here and identical here | Cardigan: J.Crew | Heels: Stuart Weitzman or Steve Madden for under $80 | Sunglasses:Karen Walker | Necklace: roxbox use code NIKITABFF30 at sign up |


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