A Camel Wool Coat and New York Fashion Week?

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I took a little time off to catch up on some things and spend some quality time with Andi.  My birthday was last Thursday and I was so happy to spend it with my girl.  I crawled in her crib in the morning when she woke up and we watched Despicable Me! (Our favorite movie!)  She makes the funniest noise when you ask her “What do the Minions do?”

We spent the rest of the morning playing, dancing, reading and watching a few of her shows.  I took her to Smoothie King in the afternoon for our favorite, Angel Food, then it was time for her nap. That evening, Anthony made the best fish wraps I had ever had!  I am trying to talk him into making them again this week – lol!

camel wool coat sarasota blogger

I am trying to get ready for New York Fashion Week and I have no idea what to bring. I may have to take my camel wool coat with me.  It was in the 50’s here in Florida yesterday and I was freezing.  I am happy that I purchased this coat last year.  It has been put to good use.  I paired it with my favorite nude heels, white high rise skinny jeans and this Burberry scarf.  These jeans  are my all time favorite.  I think I may get them in this wash as well. They also come in black and aqua!

Christian Louboutin So Kate Nude Heels camel wool coat

I love how this entire outfit screams “Burberry” and classic lady-like fashion without needing a huge price tag attached to many of the items.

Rachel Parcell Ladylike Top Crisp Vanilla camel wool coat

I’m still in the planning stage of prepping for New York Fashion week, but I’ll be keeping you guys in the loop!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Niki

Camel Wool Coat: old Ann Taylor but similar here  I also love this pink one | Top: Rachel Parcell sold out | Jeans: J.Crew | Nude Heels: Christian Louboutin or similar for less here | Scarf: Burberry | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: MAC Rebel with MAC Snob Gloss |

 

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Modeling Baby Jack Rogers

Happy Thursday! Today’s quick blog is all about Andi modeling some gorgeous baby Jack Rogers while we were out today. I am so excited that I get to spend my birthday with this girl today.  She is so amazing.  Wildly smart, funny and so animated.  I learn more and more from her every day.

To be honest, though, this is probably the last time she can wear her baby Jack Rogers sandals.  They are quite snug on her.  🙁

free babes handmade baby jack rogers

She loves this skirt.  It is perfect to wear while dancing and I just love the ballerina look on her. I’m in awe of how pretty toddler fashion has gotten, as I’d love to have worn something like this as a little girl!

baby fashion blogger baby jack rogers

The bow in her hair pulled her outfit together, I think. It’s a gorgeous black velvet and polished off the ballerina vibe we were going for today. Plus, it just complements her little curls so well.

baby jack rogers baby fashion mommy blogger

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki and Andi

Skirt: Old Navy also in Cream | Top: Old Navy from last year but similar here | Sandals: Jack Rogers | Bow: Free Babes Handmade |

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One of My Favorite All White Outfits

Happy Wednesday! January is almost coming to an end which means spring is right around the corner.  The white out look is back again for 2017 so I wanted to style one of my favorite all white outfits for you today.

This white lace top from Self Portrait is absolutely beautiful.  It’s sold out now but luckily I have found an identical version of it here for only $18! I definitely gravitated toward this top because it’s not your usual floral lace. Instead, this beautiful circular pattern reminds me of some of the retro and vintage prints that are also coming back into style.

all white outfits styling ootd

All white outfits are super versatile throughout spring and summer. I think whether you’re going out for an afternoon on the water, which is something we love to do here in Sarasota, or a romantic dinner, this kind of outfit is perfect. The floweriness of this skirt complements the fitted sleeves of the white lace top and, similarly to the crop top in my last outfit, offers some chic balance.

florida fashion blogger all white outfits midi skirt

My bag is also a designer dupe!  It is the perfect size to hold your keys, lipsticks, phone, and wallet.

self portrait white crochet top all white outfits mommy blogger

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you guys test out some gorgeous all white outfits of your own.

xx Niki

Top: Shein for only $18!! | Skirt: Zara old, similar from TopShop | Bag: Designer Dupe!  Mine is only $30 from Shein See the designer version here | Heels: old Lulus; similar and under $50 here | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelet: old Francesca’s but similar here |

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Sequin Crop Top

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend.  My mother in law and I took Andi with us to church and she actually took communion this time… For the most part.  She almost fell asleep in my arms when we first got to church.  She decided to get up at 6:30 am and not go back to bed like she usually does, so needless to say she was more ready than ever for her 1 pm nap.

Anyway, we were in a bright and cheery mood overall and I wanted to reflect that. That’s why this sequin crop top was perfect!  I also loved the skirt so much that I had to order the top, too!  I have paired it with a black Rachel Parcell pleated midi skirt, which I am obsessed with.  I even wore it to church yesterday with this top.

sarasota blogger sequin crop top

We’re coming out of the holiday season, so a sequin crop top was a really nice way to ease into the new year and the spring weather. It’s also a good way to style a midi skirt like this one because they offer some casual balance to the look!

florida fashion blogger sequin crop top midi skirt

Though I am totally partial to these Valentino Rockstuds, they went really well with this outfit because they’re just the right mix of flirty, formal, and feminine.

mac rebel sequin crop top valentino rockstuds

Check back later this week as I will be hosting a giveaway!!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Haute Hippie ON SALE! | Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Heels: Valentino or BGBGeneration | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: MAC Rebel |

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Andi’s Style: Designer Baby Changing Bags, Of Course!

Happy Friday! Today I’m featuring Andi’s style and the way she loves designer baby changing bags! She’s absolutely already a little fashionista.

One of Andi’s favorite things to do is climb stairs.  She can spend all day going up and down.  When we were out taking photos last week, we came across these steps so naturally, she had to tackle them.

Since we took this photo shoot to the streets (and stairs!), she went for about 15 minutes before she decided she needed some gold fish and mandarin oranges to recharge her batteries. Andi’s sweater is an older color but there is a newer version which is adorable!

We recently got this new diaper bag to give our other one a break.  They are both amazing bags.  Each has various pockets inside to keep everything organized.  I like that the new one can convert into a backpack.  It also has exterior pockets which makes it easy to keep sippy cups, phones and keys easily accessible.  There are so many designer baby changing bags out there that it can be overwhelming to choose just one.

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seaport stitches diaper bag

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki and Andi

Sweater: The Crafted Co | Shorts: sold out but similar here | Shoes: Freshly Picked | Diaper bag: Seaport Stitches |

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Going Bold With A (Faux) Leopard Print Coat

Happy Tuesday! Today I am finally wearing a faux fur coat I bought from Piperlime (RIP) a few years ago.

I was worried it was going to go out of style before I could get a chance to wear it but luckily, I was wrong.  There are so many options out there and they are definitely “in” this season.   I have linked several ones similar to mine at the bottom of this post.

black valentino rockstud pumps leopard print coat

sarasota fashion blogger Celine luggage tote leopard print coat

Because the leopard print coat is so bold, I thought I’d add some more edge to this look with the slightly torn jeans and my favorite Valentino Rockstuds. My jeans are so soft and stretchy – and under $60!  I also have them in white. valentino rockstuds leopard print coat

What are some of your favorite faux fur coats?

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Nordstrom low in stock but Similar here | Jeans: Nordstrom | Coat: old from Piperlime but similar here and under $50 here | Heels: Valentino or similar for less here and almost identical here | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma and Kiss N Tell Liner |

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Styling a Tiered Sleeve Sweater

Happy Friday! TGIF, am I right?  I am loving the tiered sleeve sweater trend right now, so today we’re talking all about it.

Pieces with funky sleeves are on-trend this season, as are all types of statement pieces. I think these sleeves adds a nice detail and freshens up the average ribbed sweater that has been done over and over. I have paired mine with my favorite midi skirt from Rachel Parcell!

tiered sleeve sweater celine luggage tote

I wanted to pair the tier sleeve sweater with this type of skirt because it’s a complementary type of statement and the classic shape of it isn’t overwhelming. This color is gorgeous and perfect for this season!  I have already worn mine several times.  It also comes in black.  She just came out with three amazing new pieces.

club monaco asal tiered sleeve sweater

Check back next week when I share this beautiful pink eyelet skirt! Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Sweater: Club Monaco  Similar for less here and here| Skirt: Rachel Parcell | Heels: Valentino or get the same look here (Under $100) or here (Under $50) | Lips: MAC Rebel |

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Return of the 90s: Plaid Midi Dress

Happy Tuesday! This 90s trend is a little bit out of my norm, but I really loved this plaid mini dress – especially when paired with this black long sleeve top.

Right now, the midi dress is on sale for $22.99!  They don’t have many sizes left, so hurry over to get yours before they are gone.  I decided to put a black turtleneck underneath so I could wear it during our cold front here in Florida. I love being able to layer during this time of year.

Plaid Midi Dress 90s trend

The 90s trend is really in this season and I don’t think I can be upset about that! Okay, the 90s were kind of a rough patch for us all but I think this time around it’s like the polished version and that’s why I think it’s becoming so popularly.

Plaid Midi Dress black booties

These booties were the perfect accessory to pair with this look because they’re super comfortable as well as retro-looking.

zara plaid dress Plaid Midi Dress

Thanks for stopping by!

xo Niki

Dress: Zara | Turtleneck: Banana Republic | Booties: Calvin Klein also here | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma |

 

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Tackling The Faux Leather Leggings Trend

Happy Monday! Florida is finally catching up with everyone else on the cold weather.  It has been freezing, for us anyway.  I decided to break out my faux leather leggings and these suede wedge ankle booties. I’m finally tackling the trend and I really love the way this outfit looks!

Keep scrolling to see the gallery below.

faux leather leggings ootd

I am obsessed with both!  The leggings are by SPANX.  They are so slimming and control all the problem areas.  They also come in a really pretty gunmetal and wine color.  My lipstick is my absolute favorite nude lip color.  It goes on smooth and lasts for hours.

faux leather leggings

xx Niki

Cardigan: Nordstrom old . Similar here and here | Tank: Lilly Pulitzer | Leggings: SPANX | Booties: ASH black sold out.  Almost identical here | Scarf: Burberry | Sunglasses: Karen Walker on sale! | Lips: YSL #10 Beige Tribute — My favorite nude lipstick! |

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Wearing a Kaftan Dress

Happy first full weekend of the year!

I know Lilly Pulitzer just had their big After Party Sale, but have you checked out some of their new items? The pieces are absolutely stunning!  I knew I had to have this Kaftan as soon as I saw it. It is the perfect length and the gold detail is even prettier in person.

I also really like this white and even the green one.  They all look great with strappy gold heels or gold wedges!  Be sure to check out their website on the 9th for even more new arrivals!!

Wearing a kaftan blue and gold dress

Wearing a kaftan dress is so comfortable and they can be super, super glam. This one has really detailed gold embroidery and I think that just lends to this Spring-ready and glam look.

Wearing a kaftan spring outfit inspo

Pairing it with matching gold, strappy heels also made me feel extra glamorous too!

Wearing a kaftan dress ootd gold and blue

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

 

Caftan: Lilly Pulitzer | Heels: Jimmy Choo or ASOS for less | Nail polish: Christian Louboutin | Lips: Smashbox |

 

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