Chic Summer Must Haves!

Hi there!  Happy Thursday!  Have you checked out Lauren Ralph Lauren at Macy’s lately?  They have the perfect summer must have pieces that are super chic, comfortable, and affordable!

Today I’m wearing this off the shoulder chambray top with my favorite white high waisted skinny jeans.  It is flowy and lightweight; perfect for the Florida heat!  It also comes in a beautiful tomato color.

Keep scrolling to see exactly how these pieces made my “summer must haves” list this year!

Lauren Ralph Lauren Karl top summer must haves

The reason I think that the white skinny jeans, flowy chambray top, and slip-ons are this year’s summer must haves are their versatility. You can absolutely wear white jeans throughout the year – these ripped and high waisted ones would look perfect with a long and chunky cardigan or sweater in a deep color, like burgundy. The top can also be worn throughout the year, but I must admit I do think it’s mostly a spring/summer top that can transition into fall with some black jeans and boots!

Lauren Ralph Lauren Janis Sneakers summer must haves

I was so excited when I received these sneakers.  I put them on as soon as I opened the box and didn’t want to take them off!  So many different outfit ideas came to mind.  I’ll be wearing these constantly!  How cute would they look with this white dress, which I may or may not have ordered… 😉 They are the perfect sophisticated slip on sneaker to throw on for an effortless look.

summer must haves chambray top white skinny jeans

Do you  guys have any summer must haves that I should check out?

You can shop more great Lauren Ralph Lauren styles at Macy’s!   Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

 

Top: Lauren Ralph Lauren ℅ | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren ℅ | Bag: Similar here | Sunglasses: Wildfox | Earrings: J.Crew |

 

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Another Restock Alert: A Favorite Linen Dress

Happy Monday!! I’m bringing you my latest restock alert for a gorgeous linen dress that I’ve been loving.

I am so thrilled that this dress has been restocked!  It is my favorite linen dress!  It comes in 3 different colors and a really cute print, in case an all-white look isn’t exactly your thing!

I love the bold buttons down the front.  It is the perfect summer sundress!  For under $80, it is a no brainer!  It has already sold out once, so make sure you grab one before you miss your second chance.

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My sandals are amazing dupes for Valentino!  I found them on Amazon for less than $60!  They also come in a few different colors.

restock alert white linen dress florida fashion

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xx Niki

Dress: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: Royou Yiuoer Under $60! | Sunglasses: Wildfox |  Bag: Tory Burch ON SALE | Hat: Club Monaco old but similar here |

 

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Restock Alert: The Prettiest Blue Bell Sleeve Dress

Hi everyone! This has to be prettiest blue bell sleeve dress that I was able to get my hands on and that’s why I’m featuring it in today’s blog!

This dress is so pretty and I wasn’t too surprised that it sold out. Today, though, I’m excited to share with you that this dress will be restocked today at 12pm EST!  It sold out extremely fast the first time, so hurry up and grab one before they are gone again. The fabric is soft and stretchy.  It also comes in pink, but sizing is limited.

It’s really perfect for Sunday brunches or a nice evening dinner outdoors. It’s romantic and sweet and I love that the blue is relatively close to Tiffany blue – making it extra luxurious in my eyes!

Celine Luggage Blue Bell Sleeve Dress

My Celine Luggage tote really made this outfit a bit more formal and allowed me to carry some essentials that let me transition from outfit from day to night!

Blue Bell Sleeve Dress celine luggage tote

I also know that Valentino’s have a pretty big price tag, so I have linked some identical dupes to my Rockstuds below!

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xx Niki

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Dress: Rachel Parcell | Heels: Valentino or identical dupes here for much less | Sunglasses: Karen Walker |

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My Favorite Lightweight Sweater and it’s Perfect for Summer!

Hi everyone! Today, I’m excited to share that my favorite lightweight sweater is now on sale for 60% off!

A lot of people love cardigans, since they’re perfect for work and staying comfy – but this sweater is just different enough to be extra stylish without being button-down. I love the ruffle hem detail.  It is extremely soft and light weight enough to wear on cool summer nights.  I also ordered this one since it is on sale as well.  I am debating ordering the black one.  The quality is amazing and I just love the bell sleeves.


My favorite lightweight sweater

I ordered this bag a few weeks ago and have been obsessed since it arrived in the mail. The color is beautiful and adds the perfect amount of pop to an outfit. You can also rent it here!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Sweater: Elizabeth and James ON SALE!  Also here | Jeans: Topshop | Bag: Tory Burch ON SALE! or rent it here | Heels: Christian Louboutin similar here for less | Sunglasses: Anthropologie | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW and Iconic Nude Liner | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michele with Michele Strap |

 

 

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One of my Favorite Everyday Dresses

Happy Saturday!  I am so happy that the weekend is finally here so I can share one of my favorite everyday dresses with you!

We went over to one of Andi’s cousin’s birthday parties last night and she had a blast!  She has been talking about birthday cake all week, so she was excited to finally indulge in a slice.  For whatever reason, she doesn’t like when people sing… So when it was time for the traditional “happy birthday” song, she cried all the way through it.  I will have to share the video some time.  It was pretty funny.

I am wearing my favorite everyday dress, and I now have it in 4 different colors!  You can see how I first wore them here, here, and here.  It is lightweight, and easy to wear.  One of those dresses that you can just throw on and go.  You look put together without putting in a lot of effort.  I am a huge fan of that!

Keep scrolling to see how I wore it:


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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a custom teeth whitening set!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Dress: Rachel Parcell | Shoes: Steve Madden also here | Bag: ILY Couture old.  Similar here | Sunglasses: Dior also here | Watch: Michele with this strap |

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My Experience With Smile Brilliant

Hi everyone! Anyone that knows me, knows that I have to have a cup (or two) of coffee every morning.  Over time, that can be pretty damaging to your smile.  I have tried whitening strips in the past, but they don’t always do the trick.  I had considered getting my teeth professionally whitened but the cost seemed extreme… Especially for someone who doesn’t plan on quitting their coffee habits anytime soon.

I recently had the opportunity to try Smile Brilliant.  I am really happy with the results!  Everything you need comes in the box.  You have the option to professionally whiten your teeth from the comfort of your couch.  Or bed, or wherever prefer!

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smile brilliant tooth whitening

 

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^^Before

A few days after answering some questions about my teeth and sensitivity, the at home whitening kit arrived at my door.  I made my teeth molds and sent them back in the provided envelope.  About a week later, I received my custom whitening trays and was able to start the whitening process.  First, I use the whitening gel.  You can leave it on anywhere from 45 minutes up to 3 hours!  I have really sensitive teeth, so I never went over an hour at a time.  After the whitening gel, I use the desensitizing gel.  That only needs to sit for about 15-20 minutes.  I did this every other night.  I began to see results after the third or fourth session.

Smile brilliant after pics

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I love the convenience of Smile Brilliant.  I can pop the whitening trays in and do some cleaning, work on my blog, take a shower, or just lounge around and watch tv.  You can purchase an at home whitening kit for as little as $129.  That’s hundreds less than having them professionally done, and you get the same results.  After purchasing the initial whitening kit, you only have to buy whitening gel refills (as low as $19-$35).  Your custom whitening trays are reusable!  Use code andislist15 to receive $15 off of your order of trays!

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Want a chance to win a whitening kitClick here to enter a customized tray creation kit*. ($139 value!) 

*Giveaway is open for one week. You MUST enter through the link to be counted.  Giveaway is for $139 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents*

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

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Summer Layering

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m experimenting with some summer layering to create some interesting looks that aren’t too hot! Today’s top features a psuedo-layering effect with the ruffles, but that’s why I really like it!

I am excited to share this top with you because it is so lightweight and perfect for summer!  It also comes in a really pretty blue.

summer layering gingham ruffle shirt

My jeans are my favorite and they are currently on sale!  They run true to size.

Another trend that’s big this season are these loafer-inspired flats! They’re ultra comfortable and the pointed toe in this pair amps their style up even more.

J Brand 620 Midrise skinny jeans summer layering

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Topshop also in blue| Jeans: J Brand on sale! | Flats: DSW under $40! I also love this pair | Watch: Michele with this strap | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: MAC Snob |

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How to Style a Shirtdress

Happy Wednesday!  I am excited to share the photos we took over the weekend at Gamble Plantation where you can get some ideas on how to style a shirtdress.  I can remember going there as a kid on various field trips.  It brought back so many great memories.  I am a sucker for historical sites.  I think that’s why I love Charleston, SC so much!

how to style a shirtdress ootd

This dress is so lightweight and comfortable.  I also have the red, navy and black ones.  I just love them!  It is called the Everyday Dress, which I think is the perfect name for it!  I will be wearing these all Summer long!

how to style a shirtdress brown bag neutral outfit

My heels are my new favorite go to Summer shoe.  I love the white detail and they are extremely comfortable.  Especially for a heel!

how to style a shirtdress brown heels

Thanks for stopping by!!

xx Niki

Dress: Rachel Parcell more colors here | Heels: Schutz also here  | Bag: old H&M similar here | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude Liner with Kim KW Lipstick |

 

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Chambray and Torn White Jeans

Happy Monday, Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  It has been raining here for a few days, so Andi and I enjoyed a lazy Sunday together.  We went to the grocery store and then spent the rest of the afternoon playing and watching movies.  It finally stopped raining in the evening, so we took her to the park.  She went on the slide many times, and then her favorite, the swings.

I love the chambray and white combination.  It can be worn in Spring and even going into Summer.  My jeans are stretchy, comfortable and under $100!  I also have the light denim pair.  You can see how I styled them here.

Rachel Parcell Chambray top Torn White JeansTorn White Jeans florida fashion

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xx Niki

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Top: Rachel Parcell | Jeans: Topshop | Sandals: Valentino identical dupes here and here | Bag: SheIn or Chloe | Belt: old Ann Taylor similar here | Lips: Buxom White Russian |

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The Ruffled Red Silk Top

Hi Everyone!  Yesterday I took Andi to Disney again.  She had the best time!  She got to meet Mickey, Elena, Cinderella and we even got to see Belle again.  Head over to my Instagram to see more of our day at Disney.

I wanted to play with a fabric that I don’t wear too often, so this silk shirt was really perfect to experiment with! This red silk top also comes in white, if you aren’t super comfortable wearing bol colors!  I love the button & tie details on the back.


red silk top mommy blogger

These jeans are my among my favorites now! The dark wash is just so pretty and perfect for any time of the year.  Did I mention they’re high waisted? 🙂

rebecca minkoff studded sandals red silk top

I’m also wearing my Rebecca Minkoff Rockstud lookalikes again – they’re really cute and worth it!

I hope you have a great rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!

xx Niki

Top: Club Monaco also here | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude Liner with Kim KW lipstick and Blondie gloss |

 

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