Every Thursday I see the #ThrowbackThursday hashtag all over instagram and I started thinking about where LoveNiki started and where it is now. Sharing my passion for dressing up has been so much fun. I’m excited to come up with new creative photo shoots and put together more outfits :) I use to think it was a little silly to be passionate about dressing up, but there’s never ever anything silly about doing what you love and following your heart.
I hope you guys enjoy this mini LoveNiki fashion flashback!
Joie Leather Jacket: Affordable + Similar| H.I.P. Tank Top: Similar| Forever 21 Tweed High Waisted Shorts: Similar| Charlotte Russe Booties: Similar
I get to go shopping Sunday! It’s been a while since I last did some serious shopping. I’m definitely going to be hunting down deals to get the most bang for my buck. That’s sort of what inspired today’s post. I wish every season meant a brand new wardrobe but the reality of it is that, I have to find ways to rock seasonal stuff all year round. It allows you to have more outfit options no matter what time of year it is.
Major props to my mom for playing my photographer this morning! I think she did a great job. And yes, these shots would have been extra cool if I drove a Lambo or something but I don’t. Lol. I drive an ’98 honda civic and I love it! It’s the first and only car I’ve ever owned :)
This outfit was inspired by…..the renaissance period! I love the renaissance faire so much. The costumes, the axe throwing, the everything! I was able to rent my costume there but I did purchase the furry hood shown above from a very creative and talented vendor. She made it out of ugly old sweaters, cool huh? This faire runs until Sunday May 19th and is located in Irwindale, CA. If your interested in going CLICK HERE for more info and to buy tickets. It’s definitely worth the price of admission!
I hope your Easter was wonderful! Yesterday’s outfit was a last minute ensemble and it cost me $200, not. Lol. The dress is a million years old and the cardigan has been around a few years but I had surprisingly never worn them together. I feel like only having a few minutes to put something together can lead to some unexpectedly cute outfits….most of the time.
Did you spend a lot on an Easter dress?
Back to the daily grind! I wanted to share a few of my weekend purchases and my outfit. I bought the wallet a few weekends ago but haven’t had a chance to share it. I am in love with both items, they’re so me. Lol. Now, I know they look pricey and well, they are. BUT….there’s something I’ve learned when it comes to saving money. Sometimes buying a cheap item will cost you more than a pricey one, in the long run.
Case in point, I’ve broken a lot of cheap wallets. Lol. I still buy a few to have options for different events but when it comes to the main wallet I carry around I decided I wanted to invest in one that’ll likely last 2+ years. Same idea goes for the shirt.
Hope you and a great weekend! And be sure to check out the new ABOUT section!
The San Diego Safari Park is pretty awesome. Well, if you like animals it’s awesome. It’s a zoo taken to the next level. And your admission fee goes to helping out all the animals you see so it’s easy to justify spending $40 to get in. You can also pay from exclusive safaris that focus on different animals.
If you’re planning to be in San Diego soon, definitely check it out!
Express Mustard Jeggings| Express Burgundy Flats| H&M Denim Top| Joie Ruffle Top
We arrived early in San Diego for the film festival. It was nice being able to enjoy the shoreline and sunshine on a Tuesday. I also had a chance to work on my photography :) I’m really hoping to win a new camera and guess what? You can help me!
CLICK HERE and vote for @MsLoveNiki to help me get me closer to winning a Canon T4i! I’m a finalist in their contest and if I cross my fingers any tighter they may fall off. Lol. It’ll mean a lot to me if you go vote<3
Hope you’re doing well :) Remember, there’s still time for you to enter my style contest. All you need to do is send a spring outfit photo to Niki@LoveNiki.com! **Full details can be found on my Facebook Page.
Joie Red Top | Urban Outfitters Lace Top: Same| H&M Denim T-shirt: Similar| Jean Shorts: Similar
Remix number 3! It took 3 blouses to create this look. Lol. Layering is a little tricky for me. Because of my body shape, I can end up looking like a bulky blob if I’m not careful.
Yesterday’s look was so simple, relying only on an accessory to make it pop but today is all about dimension and color. The red spaghetti strap keeps the look festive, the white lace top adds the dimension, and the denim top tones it all down and pulls it together.
What do you think? Success?
p.s. I didn’t notice until I uploaded these photos that they remind me of those grade school photos you have to take with the fake tree. Lol….you know which ones I’m talking about?
Linen Scarf: A Little Fancy or Affordable| Jean Shorts: Similar| T-Shirt: Similar
I was able to spend $0 on this look! That’s kind of the broke girl theme of the week. Lol. I really like the fun vacationy feel of this outfit. I instantly imagine myself strolling the shore, ice cream cone in one hand, boyfriend in the other. (In my fantasies, junk food makes me skinny…just fyi)
Accessories can have such a big impact on an outfit, I really need to get better at utilizing mine. And I definitely need to pick up some new things, my collection is pretty small.
Where do you buy your accessories? And which accessory do you use the most?
Forever 21 Sweater: Here| Jean Shorts: Similar
1 pair of shorts, 3 different looks. Why? Because I’m poor. Lol, okay I’m not completely broke but I do have a budget to stick to. That means sometimes I can afford the sartorial desires of my heart ….and the rest of the time I’m mixing & matching, thrifting, or…if I’m honest….making sure my credit card still works.
Today is the first of my jean short looks. The shorts only cost me $10 last summer when I bought them and every top I share this week is from my closet :)
Next weekend I get to go shopping because…. I’m attending the San Diego Latino Film Festival on March 12th! And that means I need a new dress. More info on this event coming soon (I’m super excited!).
Are you on a pretty tight budget when it comes to clothes? And do you ever feel like you’re stuck wearing the same outfit combos over and over?