Monday, October 16, 2017

Importance of Taking Time Off + Mauve Sweater







OUTFIT DETAILS || SWEATER: Nordstrom || 
JEANS: AG Denim || OTK BOOTS: Vince Camuto

Lately, I have felt very overwhelmed with life in general and in return I feel like I had to take a small breather from my blog. Not kidding... I did not realize how fulfilling blogging made me until I took the break. It made me see how great of an outlet this is for me (and so many other bloggers) for my passion of fashion and beauty. However, something that I have really realized over the past week or so is that taking breaks and time off is more than necessary and it is OK to not be able to do everything all the time. I am such a go-go-go person that I think it is very easy for me to forget that I need to take a break every once in a while. All that being said, I am so happy to be back in full swing and back in my every day routine, but remember breaks are a good thing y'all! So take advantage of those paid vacation days! 😚

If there is anything that I keep reaching for me in my closet this fall, it is OTK boots with a light sweater (especially one with statement sleeves). This mauve colored sweater is one that I think is a perfect staple for every closet. It is appropriate for any age and style, because you could wear it so many different ways. I love how the neckline is high like a turtleneck, but still a little loose. The split sleeves are also a plus to keep cool in the hotter fall months.

Cheers,
Nikki



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Purple Bell Sleeve Sweater





This purple bell sleeve sweater is one of my favorite sweaters I own right now. I love how lightweight it is since it usually doesn't get too cold here in Texas, so you can wear it without getting too hot! I also love the bell sleeve detail, because statement sleeves are everywhere right now! This sweater is under $39 and comes in a few other colors, including a really gorgeous tan. Something else I have also been loving are these heels from Pelle Moda. I have been on the search for the perfect pair of black heels and finally found them! They are the perfect heel height and are so comfortable! I also love the adjustable strap around the ankle so the fit right to your foot. I will link all outfit details below! 

Last week, I asked y'all in a poll if you wanted to see more beauty or fitness on the blog, and it was split almost evenly 50/50. Because of that, I will try to incorporate at least one beauty and/or fitness post each week for y'all! I would love any other feedback you all have or what else you would want to see more of! :) 

Cheers,
Nikki 



Friday, October 6, 2017

Leopard Sweater + OTK Boots





I think it is safe to say that when I saw this sweater it was love at first sight. I could immediately just tell I was going to be wearing it all the time, which I have been LOL. If you don't know, I am a leopard lover. If something is leopard print, I am 100% more likely to buy it. The price on this sweater you just cannot beat! Under $25?! Yes please! It also comes in a few other prints and colors if leopard isn't for you. 

Yesterday, I asked y'all in a poll what you wanted to see more of on the blog. Right now, it is split almost evenly 50/50 between fitness and fashion. That being said I will make sure to incorporate at least one post a week each of these topics! If there is anything else you all want to see more of on the blog, leave it in the comments below! 

All outfit details linked below::

Have a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend! 

Cheers,
Nikki



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Leopard Blanket Scarf













It is officially time to start pulling out those Fall scarves and this leopard one from Jess Lea Boutique is EVERYTHING! I love how oversized it is and also how unique the print is! This leopard blanket scarf is only $29 and I have linked it HERE for you! If you haven't figured it out yet I am addicted to animal print, leopard in particular. LOL.  Throw it on with a white shirt and some OTK boots and you are golden! 

Ok yall...so I may have gone a little crazy at Target today. I mean don't we all?! I went in for detergent and came out with all new decorations for fall. I think I bought out the store in anything with pumpkins, including pumpkin spice Chobani yogurt, which I will say is actually REALLY good. So an hour and a half later and my laundry is just now getting started... sorry Jon lol. Moral of the story: proceed with caution in Target right now! 

Cheers,
Nikki

**Big thank you to Jess Lea Boutique for sponsoring this post**

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Go-To Fall Outfit






I think it is safe to say that this will be my fall uniform: OTK boots with a romper or dress. There is just something so comfy and holiday-ish about wearing OTK boots with everything...which is probably why I have so many LOL. I snagged these boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I am so glad I did, because they go with everything. They are still available and such an affordable price for the quality and detailing. I found this super cute black romper when I was at Oktoberfest in Mckinney this weekend (if you are local, this is such a fun event to go to!) at the cutest little boutique, Willow House. If you live in the area, I am so serious when I say you HAVE to go to this boutique asap. I have never found so many cute items in one store and everyone was so sweet! I will tag all outfit details below, as well as some other fall pieces I have my eye on that are similar. 

Does anyone else feel like this weekend went by so fast and you need an extra day just for sleep?! 😂
I will be taking naps every chance I get today, because I am exhausted! I have been working almost non-stop for the past few weeks so I think an early bed time is just what grandma needs. LOL. But until then, I will take all the extra coffee I can get! 

Cheers,
Nikki


Friday, September 22, 2017

My Current Skincare Routine



Today on the blog, I am talking about a highly requested topic: my skincare routine. Now, let me start off by saying that I have the world's most difficult skin. I have very dry skin that also loves to breakout whenever it feels, so finding a skincare routine that works for me has been a serious struggle. 

About a month ago, I decided it was really time to invest in my skin and take better care of it with quality products. I was introduced to Fresh and just instantly fell in love. I had always heard their products were amazing, but after trying them I am totally sold. I tried lots of different combinations of products together when I was in-store and this is the routine that I have now been set on for over a month: 


1. Soy Face Cleanser: I always start by washing my face with this soy cleanser from Fresh. This cleanser has a gentle gel texture that instantly washes away my makeup and leaves my face feeling nice and fresh. I love this cleanser because it soothes your skin rather than dry it out, which is great for all skin types!


2. Sugar Face Polish: Exfoliation is KEY to having soft, smooth skin, which is something I always forget to do! This sugar polish is just enough of an exfoliant that it removes any dead skin cells on your face, but it doesn't leave your face feeling tight and dried out. You apply a small amount all over your face and rub in circular motions until all the beads are soaked in. You then leave it on for 10 minutes, so your skin can soak up all the vitamin C and other nutrients. I typically will do mine in the shower so I can just leave it on while I wash my hair, etc. If you were to get one thing from Fresh, this is what I would recommend! It truly has changed the texture of my skin and it has never felt softer or more nourished! 


 3. Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask: After cleansing and exfoliating my skin, three times a week I will use this hydrating mask. This mask is a little bit on the pricier side, but a little bit goes a long way AND your skin will love you for it. I just put a little bit on my t-zone and cheeks and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Your skin is instantly hydrated and the black tea helps big time to prevent wrinkles. 



4. Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask: I use this as a spot treatment for acne to help minimize my blemishes and clear up breakouts fast. This mask speaks for itself and I highly suggest trying it! I got the sample size since I just use it for spot treatments and so I can easily travel with it. 


5. Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil: Last but not least, I finish my skin routine with this nourishing oil. Seaberry Oil is rich in antioxidants and acts as a lighter moisturizer for the skin. I love using this instead of a heavier moisturizer because it is hydrating enough for my skin, but it isn't going to clog my pores. I apply this to my face, neck, and chest. 



And thats it! After staying loyal to this routine for over a month, my skin is feeling and looking so much more nourished than before. My skin actually feels healthy which is something I have struggle with for years. All of Fresh's products are all made with natural ingredients, which is very hard to come by these days! I will link everything I mentioned below to make it easily accessible for y'all! 


XOXO,
Nikki






Friday, September 15, 2017

Back To College with Walmart

Watch the video below to learn about my back to college regime:


BACK TO COLLEGE ON A BUDGET

Cheers,
Nikki

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