The Striped Dolman Sleeve Dress of My Dreams


Happy Hump Day! Today’s topic is quite a mouthful but you’ll want to know the term “dolman sleeve dress” for the next time you go shopping.

I am excited to share this striped dolman sleeve dress from ILY Couture with you . This dress also comes in black and blue, which really tempts me since I am OBSESSED!  It is extremely soft and so comfortable. Best part: It is only $48! You can pair it with sandals for a casual look or dress it up with some fun wedges.  If stripes aren’t your thing, they also have a similar solid dress here that comes in several colors.

Check out how I styled this look below:

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And we can’t forget about the little details, so here are some things I couldn’t forget to mention.  I LOVE this Bobbi Brown lipgloss, which I had on throughout the day.  It feels amazing on my lips. Other pros include great coverage and a slightly minty so  I highly recommend it!

I find that gold jewelry and tassels work best with this outfit, especially since the necklace hangs down low enough to bring some structure to the dress. A quilted Rebecca Minkoff flap bag is also the perfect accessory since it’s luxuriously reminiscent of Chanel without the hefty pricetag!



Dress: ILY Couture Shoes: Tory Burch Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Watch: ILY Couture Jelly Tassel Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer Bracelet: Sold out but similar and on sale ($8.99) here Earrings: $3! here Life changing lipgloss: Bobbi Brown

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Slipsilk giveaway!!

Hi everyone!

I am so happy with my Slipsilk™ pillowcase, that I wanted to give you a chance to win one, along with the matching eye mask!

The winner will receive one pink pillow case (Queen size) and one pink eye mask.  A $120 value!  I am excited to share these amazing products with the lucky winner. 🙂 One person will be drawn at random by Rafflecopter and I will contact you for shipping details as soon as I know who the winner is. Maximize your chance of winning by completing all of the entries.  Enter below.

Good luck!

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xx Niki and Andi

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Trend Alert: Ruffles and Stripes


Happy Saturday!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  It is going to be a rainy day for us, so we are enjoying a relaxing day inside – the perfect weather for writing a trend alert blog for you all while Andi is playing.



These jeans by Hudson are currently my favorite!  They have the perfect amount of stretch and the wash is just right, so they were an obvious choice to base my outfit around.  I paired them with with this Kate Spade top, which now comes in black.  The best part? It’s under $100! My suede lace up flats are M. Gemi, and come in 4 colors!  USE THIS LINK TO GET $40 OFF OF YOUR ORDER!



Now here’s the exciting part – there’s more to this outfit than meets the eye. Sure, it’s comfortable, classic, and fitted, but it’s also very on-trend for a few reasons. Nudes are in, so my flats were the best choice to pair with this ruffled back top! Talk about a trend alert! Ruffles and stripes are in, so I jumped on this top as soon as I saw this killer combo in one garment.






Jeans: Hudson Ruffle top: Kate Spade Shoes: M. Gemi Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer Crossbody: Lilly Pulitzer Earrings: Similar here Lipgloss: Dior Bag: Prada

Andi’s PJ’s: Roberta Roller Rabit

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On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink: Floral and Studs


Happy Hump Day! On Wednesdays, we wear pink! 🙂

It was another beautiful day at the Botanical Garden. Today I am wearing a lightweight tank with this beautiful floral full midi skirt.  I love that you can dress it up or down, so I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of it!


I’ve been on a Mean Girls kick lately so my unofficial theme today was “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” So I made sure that my Valentino Rockstuds fit in. These studded pumps are very comfortable, and there are many different versions to choose from. I have linked several at the bottom of the page.  Although some luxury brand shoes can be uncomfortable or only worn on special occasions, I am looking forward to pairing them with white skinny jeans or even a white lace dress.




Oh and Andi made sure she fit the “On Wednesdays, we wear pink” theme, too!


Andi decided to wear bloomers and a bow headband for her photo shoot.


SKIRT: sold out but similar here,here, here(LOVE this one!) and also here!  TANK: similar here. SHOES: here , here or in black here NECKLACES: Lilly Pulitzer and Forever 21 under $10 here! Andi’s Bloomers: (comes with dress) Lilly Pulitzer BOW:Billy Bibs

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March Style Haul: All That Glitters..



Happy Saturday! I’ve added a few beauties to my closet this month and, of course, I couldn’t help but share them with you all. So, consider this a mini style haul for March!

I was looking for the perfect pair of going out pumps and it just so happens that these are extremely comfortable!  The color is fabulous and the height is perfect.  A bold red heel is a fashion statement that will never go out of style, and this pair is an exclusive style from Stuart Weitzman– only sold here.

I’m also obsessing over this cosmetic bag from The Impeccable Pig.  It is under $25!  It’s the perfect size to keep in your purse and I definitely make sure to keep it with me for touchups while I’m out with the family.


While I was shopping, I also couldn’t help but pick up a few pieces of jewelry. For the past few seasons, sparkles and pineapples (who would’ve thought?) are very on-trend so these dazzling pineapple earrings were the perfect catch!


Though I did get a few more things this month, that wraps up for my top favorites for this style haul! Will you be buying into any of these trends this season?

Shoes: only sold here Jeans: Hudson Cosmetic bag: The Impeccable Pig Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer Bracelets: here and similar here Necklace: Lilly Pulitzer


Don’t forget: Gifts with purchase still going on at Lilly Pulitzer !

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Beauty Sleep With My Night Skin Care Routine




Hello! Tonight I wanted to share with you a few products that I swear by.  Above is my night skin care routine.  The apricot face scrub by Origins is one of my favorites!  I use it about once a week.   It leaves my skin feeling soft, clean, and looking radiant.  It’s the best exfoliator I have ever used!  You can find it here.

For my every night cleanser, I use Origins Zero Oil.  I was a little concerned about the oil base, but it surprisingly doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily!  I sometimes use A Perfect World Cleanser to change things up.  I follow my cleansing with United State Tonic.  It rebalances your skin and de-shines T-zones, so I knew it was worth keeping in my routine.

I think this has to be one of the most glazed-over steps of many night skin care routines, but moisturizing is a must to keep skin healthy and looking young. To moisturize, I use GinZing or A Perfect World.  Both feel great on my skin and smell AMAZING!

My night skin care routine also hits an important spot to give care to: your lips! I have recently discovered this lip balm by La Mer and wonder where it has been all my life.  I use it throughout the day and before bed.  My lips no longer get chapped so I’m considering getting a second so I can keep one in my night stand and one in my purse.

This Fancy Face Serum is a new anti-aging serum that I just started using.  It is loaded with good-for-you all organic ingredients that help prevent a wide variety of problematic skin conditions.

I end my days with my SlipSilk pillowcase!  I cannot say enough good things about it.  It feels so cool against my face and it doesn’t make my head sweat.    When I wake up, my hair doesn’t even look like I slept on it.  No tangles!  Pure silk pillowcases are recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and hairdressers. It comes in four gorgeous colors to choose from.  You won’t be disappointed!


That just about wraps up my routine– what are your skincare musts?

I’m off to get some beauty sleep. Hope you all have a great night!


xx Niki

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