I’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.
No, 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
Lauren from LA Loves
Jacki from Lovely J and L
Lesli from Lovely J and L
I love Rachel Bilson a.k.a. Zoe Hart! After this week’s style thief, I knew I had to share more of her awesome looks with you. I’m positive I’ll be recreating more of her outfits on the blog in the future AND….she has inspired me to take lighten my locks with ombre highlights! I’ll post my mini hair makeover next week!
If 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.
And if you have a little extra cash this pay check you can always purchase the things you need :)
$19.99 Bowery supersoft striped V-neck T from The Gap
$34.80 Laid Back Blazer from Forever 21
$38 Fedora from Nordstrom
$36.80 Faux Suede Booties from Forever 21
It’s already mid-November! Ready or not, it’s just about time to knock out your Christmas shopping.
The comic book inspired tank above would be a great gift for your bestie, sister …or yourself! Lol. It’s from my new little shop & there are only 2 left! And to help save you some of your hard earned moolah, I’m offering an exclusive deal to my blog readers. $2 shipping!
Leave me a comment and I’ll give you the discount code! You can also take a look around the shop by clicking here: LOVENIKI SHOP
Below are a few ways celebrities wore their own comic book superhero shirts. Happy Shopping!
I am so happy to share my new online boutique with you!
I’ve been wanting to open up an online shop for awhile and I get super tingly at the thought of finally having it all set up. Take a look and let me know what you think! Is there anything you’re hopping to see added to the shop soon?
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts <3
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?
H&M Top: Here|Ross Army Jacket: Similar| H&M Blue Flats: Similar|Jeans: Current Elliott Fling
Tomorrow morning we’re heading out of LA and up to Big Sur! I was blessed with a Mini Cooper Convertible for my 25th birthday last month and what’s the best way to break in a convertible? A long coastal drive through beautiful redwoods.
I still can’t believe my Nina & Tio Joe got me a car…I thought this type of stuff only happened in movies! Lol
The trip takes about five and a half hours but we’ll be making a few stops for food and… Hearst Castle!
I’ll be a M.I.A. for a few days but don’t worry, I’ll come back with lots of photos to share and hopefully more videos :)
Follow me on Instagram @MsLoveNiki and Twitter @MsLoveNiki to watch as our adventure unfolds!
I have gone through “it’s time for a change, I need a bob haircut” cycle quite a few times. And after the new haircut high wears off a few weeks later, I find myself desperately looking for ways to make my hair grow as long as possible as quickly as possible.
I’ve definitely learned a few things and accepted some difficult truths about hair and growing it out. Here’s what you should know:
1. Stop cutting it. Sounds silly to say but it’s the only way to start adding length. I had a hard time giving up a visit to the salon. It feels awesome to have someone wash you hair! If you have damaged hair, you can stop by the salon for a trim but be sure to space out your appointments so that you’re gaining more than you’re losing.
2. Be patient, it’s going to take YEARS. It’s true. Go ahead, cry. If you want long flowy hair it takes A LONG time. You get about 6 inches a year and that’s before deducting anything you may have trimmed off.
3. You don’t look like her. You know that pinterest photo of that girl with long, sexy, thick hair you stare at daily? Well that’s not you or your hair. That was harsh…sorry…Lol But seriously, very few people warn you that when you grow your hair out it might not look anything like you expected it to.
I was expecting loooong luscious wavy goodness once I got my hair down to my mid back but instead it’s heavy, straight, and a little stringy. I have to rely on styling tools and products for thick looking voluminous hair
4. Massage your scalp. Get the blood flowing to your scalp! A gentle massage increases circulation which aids your body in delivering nutrients to your locks which is a must for optimal hair growth.
5. Eat your carrots! Your diet shows. And I don’t just mean on your waistline. Hair tends to reflect your health (both mental and physical) so eat well and take time to combat stress with relaxing activities.
Hope this helps! Let me know what hair struggles you’re currently dealing with!