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

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2.  Ashley from A Sprinkle of Love

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3. Alison from Enza Essentials

Style Holiday

Style Spotlight: Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba FashionPhillip Lim’s Boom sweater is adorable with just the right amount of nerdy charm. When I spotted it on Jessica Alba I fell in love and tried to snag one online early Sunday morning. No luck for me but I did start to notice how cute Jessica’s outfits usually are.

I really like that she dresses like a normal person. She seems to prefer kitten heels, boots, and other sensible shoes which is…refreshing. I don’t know when heels became the epitome of fashion. Yes, I know they look good and can be fun to wear but all day every day? No thanks! Lol

So which look is your favorite and where would you wear it?

I’d really like to wear the peach/coral blazer outfit to a dinner date :)

Jessica Alba Style

Jessica Alba Outfits

OOTD: Shirt Dress

OOTDCasualI had envisioned wearing this shirt dress with knee high sweater socks, boots, and a scarf but since it warmed up this weekend I had to switch things up a bit. I know everyone is saying this but I too am ready for Fall! I want to wear sweaters and boots and all things warm and cozy!

I hope you had a lovely weekend! Let me know if you need outfit ideas for anything :)

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ShirtDressJoie Soft Dress: Splurge or Save| Shoes: Joie Day Dreaming Flats  or Save|Express Belt: Similar

The Grove

The GroveThis past weekend, the world’s biggest lollipop made it’s way to the grove! I didn’t get a photo of it because we were running a little late but I did catch a glimpse of it sitting in a truck preparing to go wherever it is that giant lollipops go. It was pretty cool and trust me, it was just as big as you’d a imagine the world’s biggest lollipop to be.

I also had a chance to try The Fat Cow, one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants! I’m a major foodie, that’s part of what makes dieting so hard for me! Everything was tasty but I especially enjoyed the brussels sprout pizza. I never thought a pizza could be so…gardeny fresh and savory at the same time. It put the basic pepperoni to shame.

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JumpsuitWhite Jumpsuit c/o Tommy Hilfiger

If you’re in the LA area I’d definitely recommend The Fat Cow for lunch. And if you try their burger, let me know how it is! Now back to my diet….Lol. Have a great day guys :)

Love,

Niki

Cute & Affordable Jewelry

Black HairBlogging opens doors to new friendships with lovely people. It’s one of the best perks. You realize how many other dreamers out there are in hot pursuit of their dreams and it’s both inspiring & motivating. One such friend, Kristy recently opened an adorable etsy store, Winifred & Delilah.

Her pieces are cute, playful and handmade. And yes, they’re affordable! Lol. I love showing support for people who put their heart and creativity into something. So if you have a chance be sure stop by and browse her little shop! Her Links: Shop| Instagram| Twitter

Outfit details at the bottom :)

Skull Bracelet

relaxing

fox necklace

Bench Swing

Smile$7.99 Front Tie T-Shirt| $9.99 Neutral Maxi| $14.99 Studded Sandals

My entire outfit is from Ross! Which unfortunately means no links but I purchased everything recently so you’re likely to find it all in store right now (store merchandise does very but…they always have great stuff!).

Also, I’m enjoying rocking the messy bed hair waves. They fit my personality. Lol. Would you guys be interested in a tutorial?

Love,

Niki

Tommy Hilfiger Event

Tommy Hilfiger SurfMy first official blogger event! I was beyond excited when I was invited to the Tommy Hilfiger Surf Shack blogger preview. I’ve been working on a web project most weekends so it was nice to have a little break and head to the beach.

I love that they decided to show this collection via traveling bus! Preppy + beachy isn’t the most common combination but they work well together. Everything was as cute and comfy as the stuff you imagine wearing on a sunny summer day but with a more classic look.

I had a lot of fun trying things on and chatting with fellow shoppers. And I’m dying to show you the jumpsuit I got! I was a little nervous trying it on, I knew it would be a major win or a major fail.

I’m really interested to see what you guys think about the new summer pieces. Check out the collection and let me know your thoughts! Surf Shack Collection

P.S. Photo credit & love go out to my awesome boyfriend. He writes, acts, produces and still makes time to help me do what I love! You can learn more about his adventures in the world of entertainment by visiting his FB page: William Camacho

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Tommy Hilfiger Cardigan

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TommyHilfigerSurfShackNordstrom Striped Dress: Here (Currently on Sale!)| Nordstrom Rack Wedges: Similar

Crop Top Heat

Desert SkirtCharlotte Russe Floral Crop Top: Similar| Forever 21 Faux Leather Skirt

I took an extra outfit with me to the desert on Saturday. Little did I know that the wind would be so intense! On the bright side I was able to get one non hair whipped face photo. Lol.

I’m still really loving the high-waisted skirt & crop top look. I just saw Kelly Osbourne’s Cosmo cover and I’m feeling inspired by her version of the trendy look. I want to recreate it using this skirt, a bustier, and a cute button-up. Maybe I’ll try that this weekend :)

Hope you’re all doing well!

Lots of love,

Niki

Desert Stars

Desert Outfit

Desert OOTD

Desert Style

Desert StarsI’m about a month early with this red, white and blue look but the color combo was perfect for a mini road trip to the desert. We (bf+me) went to shoot some footage we needed for a webseries we (bf + me + team) are working on. The wind was so intense! The second I stepped out of the car I felt like I might be blown away.

So….slowly but surely I’m getting back in shape! I’ve started taking mini breaks during the day to do squats, weights, and lunges. I try to do atleast 2 sets of 10 every time I stand up. The awesome part is that without realizing it, by the end of the I’ve done tons of reps! I’m excited. I hope I can still tone it all up before slipping into my swimsuit this summer :)

Have you already picked out your summer swimsuit? Show me!!! Lol

Love,

Niki

Taylor Swift “22”

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Are you loving Taylor Swift’s new song? I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for pop music….sometimes it’s just nice to listen to fun & catchy tunes! Her video is also really cute.
I’d love to steal a lot of her clothes & accessories. Lol. I found out that her T-shirt (white one below) sells for $800+. That’s when I decided that an affordable style thief was needed! I was able to find some really awesome and affordable options for you guys :)
Let me know what you think!
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Throwback Thursday

Outfit Ideas Dress

Casual Outfit Ideas

Date Night Outfit Ideas

outfitIdeas4Every 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!

Love,

Niki