MOVING to LoveNiki.com

BLOGGINGI’m excited to make the move to a self-hosted blog! LoveNiki.com will be my official home! So what happens here to this here wordpress site? Well, here are the answers to a very few important questions.

Where can I read LoveNiki? You can continue to read the LoveNiki blog at LoveNiki.com (It will be available on bloglovin’ after a couple weeks)

Will I continue to be subscribed to your new blog? Yes, wordpress will be helping me switch all my subscribers over to my new self-hosted blog! BUT if you want to receive new posts via email, you’ll need to sign-up at LoveNiki.com, there’s a subscription box on the right hand side under my photo.

What does self-hosted mean? Basically, I’m moving from wordpress.com to wordpress.org which allows me to have more control over my site & help me grow it.

Can I visit the new site? Of course! The site will be live while it is being worked on :) Everything should be officially finalized in a week.

Tuesday Link-Up: Chilly Date Night

LoveNo, it doesn’t snow here in southern Cali but it does cool off a little for the late fall/winter. The tricky part for me has always been trying to look cute under layers of fabric. Lol.

For this link-up I asked a few bloggers to show me how they’d style a chilly date night outfit. Click their image to check out their outfit photos! They did an awesome job.

Also, let me know if you want to participate in next week’s link up! The challenge will be to create a look that’s bold & daring!

Joi from CuriousJoi

OOTD leather

Lauren from LA Loves

OOTD Sweater

Jacki from Lovely J and L

Casual

Lesli from Lovely J and LOUtfit

Selena Gomez Inspired Look

Style ThiefIf you’ve been following LoveNiki for awhile, you know how much I love Selena Gomez. And after her attending her concert last week (thanks to the best bf ever!), I realized that we believe in and stand for a lot of the same things. I can only imagine the pressure she is under to be skinnier, sexier, and  cooler but she doesn’t seem to care. She embraces who she is and  encourages others to do the same.

I spotted her geek crop top on her instagram and thought she looked effortlessly cool in it. So I looked around for one but I also realized that it’s actually getting a little chilly around here so maybe a warmer option would be a good idea. Lol.

Nerd glasses

Geek Sweater

Book OOTD

Geek GirlNot only was I able to find a cute geek sweater from Kiki La’Rue (find it here) I also learned what Kiki La’Rue stands for. They are a company who believe in embracing who you are. If you check out their instagram @ShopKikiLaRue you’ll see how they offer pieces for many different shapes & sizes and that their models are real women who are both diverse and beautiful.

Let me know what you think of this geek chic sweater! And I’m always looking for looks to recreate so feel free to leave links to images in the comment section!

You can also email me directly at Niki@LoveNiki.com :)

Get Rachel Bilson’s Casual Look!

Rachel Bilson styleIf I had a giant bank account, recreating looks would be a cake walk. But this is real life and you’ve got to work with what you’ve got!

To create this look on yourself focus more on the outfit as a whole rather than the details. You’ll need: a striped shirt, a (fedora) hat, coat/jacket/blazer, and jeans. The items don’t have to be identical just similar. And you can switch up the footwear to whatever you like. Add a heel, cute flats, or even your fav pair of boots.

Striped Shirt ootd jeans fedora

And if you have a little extra cash this pay check you can always purchase the things you need :)

The Gap V-neck

 

 

$19.99 Bowery supersoft striped V-neck T from The Gap

 

 

Black Blazer

 

$34.80 Laid Back Blazer from Forever 21

 

 

Fedora

 

$38 Fedora from Nordstrom

 

 

Booties

 

$36.80 Faux Suede Booties from Forever 21

Thanksgiving Blog Link Up!

SweaterTurkey time is almost upon us! It’s a lovely holiday that feeds the soul ….and my stuffing loving tummy. Lol. For this blog link up I asked a few fellow bloggers to share a Thanksgiving dinner outfit idea. They did a great job so be sure to stop by their blogs and check out their outfits! (Links at the end of this post)

For my outfit I wanted a somewhat dressy look but nothing overly formal. I’ll be honest, my sweater is what makes this outfit work. It adds that cozy holiday touch to a simple dress. Plus, it’s nice & warm :) You can check it out here at Kiki La’Rue or you can browse their other lovely coats  HERE. I’m sure you’ll find something you like on their site! 

Tribal Sweater OOTD fall Fall Outfit Guess Strapless Dress| Cork Wedges: Similar| Sweater: Midwest Mama Cardi

Be sure to let me know in the comments if you would like to be a part of next Tuesday’s link up! The challenge will be…a chilly date night outfit!

1. Lex from Blouses, Baubles & Blush

ootd idea

2.  Ashley from A Sprinkle of Love

Maroon Top

3. Alison from Enza Essentials

Style Holiday

#TBT Big Sur

denim jeans

Throwing it back to last week’s adventure. Pfeiffer beach was beautiful! It lived up to and then surpassed all of my expectations.  I owe you more photos of it; I’m still sorting through everything. I did find a great shot of the coast that Will took. Pretty awesome right?

SeaweedCasual Outfit Jeans

shoes

beach

Outfit Details:

H&M Top: Here|Ross Army Jacket: Similar| H&M Blue Flats: Similar|Jeans: Current Elliott Fling

OOTD: Outdoorsy

Forest hikeSaturday we took a little trip to the apple orchards in Oak Glen. There weren’t many apples but there was a corn maze and a pumpkin patch! The weather was perfect, a little chilly in the shade and a little warm in the sun. I’m already looking forward to going back next year!

What did you do this weekend?

Flower Crown

OOTD Casual

Corn MazeTop: Joie Silk Blouse| F21 Shorts: Similar|

OOTD: Fall in California

fall outfit

It’s cold, it’s hot, it’s raining, and now it’s sunny. That’s just how it is in Cali hence the sweater, shorts and boots combo. On the one hand I like the amount of warm sunshine but it’d be nice to have real seasons. Lol. Maybe things will cool down by Thanksgiving. *Fingers Crossed*

boots and shorts

OOTD sweater

Red Sweater

bcbg bootsSweater: Ross| Shorts: F21| Boots: BCBG Generation

Party Dress

Blue DressNot every girl is going to be is going to headed to a costume party this year. Some of us will do the ‘too-cool-for-dressing-up’ party thing and the rest of us will probably stay home. I’m actually planning a sugar packed fun movie night with my boyfriend to celebrate Halloween. But does that mean us non-costume people are stuck wearing something boring? Umm….no. Lol.

If anything, I think we have a perfect excuse to wear something more daring. Halloween practically begs you to be bold and edgy, doesn’t it?

I found this tight blue dress at a yardsale for only $3! And last time I wore it I put tights underneath. But this is Halloween… that means a little leg & some knee high boot action is totally appropriate. haha

Party Outfit

Short Dress

Long hair

knee high boots

Black BootsHere are some sexy little dresses I think would be great for Halloween:

LBD from Lulu’s|Feline Fine from Nasty Gal|Cat Fight from Nasty Gal|Strapless Faux Leather from F21