The Celestial Surgeon
If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies, Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain:- Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake!
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Many Christmases ago, I received a children’s book of poetry. I loved it. And til this day I still think about the first time I read some of what would become my favorite poems. Have you ever been inspired by a poem?
I’m considering including more ‘lifestyle’ posts here on LoveNiki. Fun posts, random post, a little bit of everything for girls who love fashion and style but are also interested in a little something extra. Let me know your thoughts :)
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!
Buckets: Target| Candy: Walmart| Eggs & Grass: Fresh & Easy
Easter supplies for 3 little buckets plus tax comes to a whopping grand total of $10. Pretty sweet right? Want to know what’s even more awesome about this? I had plenty of extra candy, a few eggs, and grass to fill some of the bigger Easter baskets I was working on. Did you put any baskets together this past weekend?
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!
Share your style and you could win a $30 Sephora gift card! And than you could treat yourself to the lovely Benefit makeup kit shown above ;) Contest winner will be announced March 29th…and who knows, a lucky runner up may win a prize!
How to Enter:
1. Click here to share this post on Facebook (this makes you eligible)
2. Send an outfit photo of your spring style to Niki@LoveNiki.com
Easy as that! I’ll post all photos in an album on My Facebook Page and every time someone ‘likes’ your photo you’ll receive 2 extra entries! Tell your friends to help you win, just have them stop by and like your photo :)
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?
Awesome Nike Flex Shoes
We made it to Wednesday! Let the weekend countdown commence! So I wanted to focus in on my shoes really quickly because they make me super happy Lol. I beat my last pair up for a good two years and finally needed to get something more supportive for running. These hot pink Nike Flex shoes feel amazing, they’re very flexible. Plus they’re on sale right now!
On another note, I think it’s important to remember that life is about having fun. So no matter what you’re doing, enjoy it, have fun and try to not take yourself too seriously (This is one of my new year’s resolutions). And so in keeping with my resolution… I also wanted to share my mismatched socks & silly face with you. Happy Wednesday :)
Lots of love,