Summer Beads

Is it just me or do you also loveee layering bracelets during the spring/summer time? I love how they can make any outfit casual chic! They also give me the cool California girl vibe with a luxury twist. I recently bought a few different sets: gold, pink, blue and black.I mix and match depending on my outfit. I have linked all of my favourite beaded bracelets below (all $17 and under!).
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Aren’t the sets so pretty? I have all of the ones above and it’s perfect for the summer time. What is your accessory staple? comment below! 

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Birthday Top

My favourite birthday/summer top has finally made it to the blog!!
I loveee Simplee shop from Aliexpress. Their shipping is fast (2 weeks!) and I’m always impressed by the quality of their clothes and the price.

  This top has an Australian style to it which I love and the detailing is so pretty. The back is open and the flowers are so delicate. It was the perfect birthday top! I linked it here (oh and did I mention its only $16?!)

I got so many compliments when I was wearing this top which made me think.. this is MY year (I pretty much say that every year haha). This year I decided on 3 major goals to accomplish till my 28th birthday:

1.Save $10K 2. 10K Instagram followers (theme of this year is 10k aha) and 3. Meet Armin Van Burren (for those of you who know me, know that Trance is my religion).
Lets see how many of those goals I can reach by next year!  

Do you set birthday goals or do you set them before New Years?
Comment Below! 

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Summer Purse

Am I the only crazy person who has “winter” and “summer” bags? I love switching up purses throughout the seasons. I usually go for darker colours, fur, and leather bags for the winter and detailed, light colours for the summer. I also love using my purse as a statement piece for an outfit.

I love the new “city” style bags with the handle on top and purses that have detailing!

I have picked out a few affordable summer purses:

This gold clutch is sooo pretty and luxurious for the price. It is neutral which will go with every outfit.

This purse is definitely a statement piece. I love the little flower detailing and they can be your pop of colour! Linked here

 I love a classic white purse. Perfect for the summer to freshen up any outfit!

Can we talk about this purse? The mesh detailing is so perfect for the summer time and the handle gives it such a city-chic vibe. I am in LOVE!

 I also find that Winners and Marshalls will often have statement bags, so if you’re looking for something unique check those places as well!

 Remember to look for something that has unique details (buckles, florals, etc), see through detailing (mesh, clear) or a pop of colour!

Do you switch your purses between summer and winter? Comment below!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Spring Accessories: Sunglasses


As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I wanted to focus on accessorizing this year. My favourite accessory for spring (besides earrings) has to be sunglasses. I loveee how sunglasses make any outfit street-style-chic.

I am always looking for affordable sunglasses that are also good quality. I tried a few from various companies and many of them would hurt my eyes because the lens was plastic.

I recently received a pair from Ilymix and I am in love! The pink mirrored lens is to die for and it is very sturdy while being affordable.

Affordable and quality sunglasses are are hard to find. These sunglasses are designer style but budget friendly. I have linked them here and you can use the code “style” to get 20% off your purchase!

What is your favourite style of sunglasses? Comment below!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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3 Spring Shoe Must Have’s!

I love spring time and the freshness in the air. I also love the fact that I can go back to wearing cute shoes. I have rounded up my spring/summer must have’s and they are all under $40!

These are my top 3 must have’s:
1. A pair of chunky heels
2. A pair that is colourful or is a statement piece
3. A pair of Espadrilles
 

1. Chunky Heel: I want to begin by giving a BIG clap to Payless. Their spring shoe collection is something else this season! Who knew Payless could design such cute shoes and have them be affordable?


These are my top 3 from Payless. I love the chunky heel look and hello comfort! I bought the pumps in the brown and black. I love the look of the caged sandals! I also picked up the blue open toe sandals ,however they were a little too big for my tiny feet (I’m basically a child size 2..wahhh). However, if they fit you, GET THEM!

2. Colourful/Espadrilles: These are my favorite Espadrilles from Old Navy kids (hehe).  I picked these up for the beautiful yellow colour and the flat heel. The kids sizes go up to 5, so if you’re size 6 women’s, the size 5 kids should fit you. I have linked them here.


3. Statement: And the best for the last.. the cutest bow heel shoes ever! I was very hesitant to order these from Aliexpress but they are even better in person! The low chunky heel is perfect for the office or in my case teaching and the neutral colour goes with everything.  I’m thinking of picking up another colour. They take about 2 weeks to arrive and the seller has already sold out their first stock. So I have linked their second stock for the shoes. I know it may show that there are no orders and reviews but I have contacted the store and they are the same shoes!

I hope that was helpful in bringing new styles to your shoe closet and still staying on budget. Remember to look for something with a chunky heel, something that has bright colours or unique features, and a pair of Espadrilles that will go with your cute spring/summer dresses!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Spring Beauty Review

Spring time means changing routines, waking up early, enjoying the sun and being able to look cute and put together again (for the last 4 months I’ve been rocking hat hair and thick layers). 
One of the things I enjoy about spring is going back to my regular make up routine.  Since during winter I usually just wear mascara or no make-up at all.

With that said, I’m not a crazy make up girl. I can say I’ve only been to Sephora once (shocking, I know! ). I just got so overwhelmed and left the store after 10 seconds lol

However, that didn’t stop me from hunting for good quality make up and at a reasonable price. I  decided to try H&M, I love their clothes why not try their make up! Annndddd drum roll please…. I’m in love! Especially with the shimmery eye shadows. I’m currently using Chin Chin and Gala Gown. I’ll do a follow up post showing you some of my make up looks!   

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I also love NYX. I have been wearing their “Ibiza” matte lipstick since the summer time; it’s my absolute go-to colour. I have a few of their shadows and even after a year they are still soft and useable!

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Another brand I’m into these days is ELF, however  I have to say I tried using their under eye concealer and I wasn’t too impressed so I was iffy about using their primer but I did my research and heard so many good things. I love how smooth it is while giving my foundation a matte look and making it last longer.  

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For under eye concealer I actually use Maybelline. It does cover for most parts, however these days I’m needing A WHOLE lot of coverage between working 9-5 and then blogging 5-12 am lol (the struggle is real people). So I’m on a hunt for a new concealer! If you have any suggestions comment below!

Update: my friend promised to walk me through Sephora to help take the anxiety away so I will create a part 2 about my finds!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Perfect Spring Dress

Spring is soon arriving (hopefully) and that means layering light pieces will be essential. I especially love wearing dresses with booties during this time as I find it so sexy and girly.

I recently purchased the cutest polka dot dress from H&M. I love the bell sleeve detailing and the ruffle skirt. The wrap style is also flattering on any body type. The dress also comes in black and floral!

I also love pairing it with a moto jacket for a city chic look.

Whats your idea of the perfect spring dress? Let me know in the comment below! 

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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One Dress, 6 Ways!

It’s almost spring time and that means light layers are going to be part of everyone’s wardrobe.

I love this dress I purchased from H&M (it also comes in grey). It’s versatile and can be worn during any season! 
Here is how to style it 6 different ways:

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I layered the dress with a lace tank from H&M (linked a similar one here). Throw on a chunky sweater, panty-hoes and a pair of booties and you’re good to go!

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I wore a caged bra underneath the dress. You can wear any statement bra you have or even a bandeau will work. This was more a of a sexier look, so I wouldn’t do it as an every day look. However wearing it with a bandeau and flats you can definitely pull it off during the summer time!

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For this look, I went with a black turtle neck (you can wear white or grey too) and a statement necklace. This is perfect for winter time, you can dress it down by wearing it with low heel booties. 

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You can also style the dress with a black blouse (inspired by the H&M website). I decided to glam up this look by adding a scarf and red heels! Switch up the look by wearing it with a white blouse. 

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Since the dress is deep V style, wearing a blouse underneath it is very flattering. I love this striped bow blouse from H&M. I styled it with burgundy pumps as a pop of colour!

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Last but not least, my favourite look! I wore the dress with an off the shoulder t shirt and threw on a statement necklace . This look is perfect for spring or summer. You can also switch the heels with a pair of flats or sandals!

Is there any other way you would wear this dress? Let me know in the comment section! 

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Karma Jungle Jewelry

As I have mentioned in my last posts, this year I decided to focus on accessorizing in order to save money! This way I can still keep up with the trends, but not indulge in various clothing items.

So naturally when Karma Jungle asked me to collaborate, I couldn’t say no! I love how their jewelry is boho and glam! Also not to mention part of their sales goes towards a charity.

I am so in love with my Gold Geo Necklace. I can wear it with a simple white tee for a chic glam look or even at the beach. I have linked mine here.

Here is my top favourite 3 items from them:

Affordable, cute and a good cause; can’t go wrong with that!

Let me know what you think of my picks in the comments below!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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Sequin After The Holidays

I love the holidays with all the glam, sparkle and sequins. However, after the holidays I have a hard time putting them away. So I decided to use them as accent pieces to be able to continue wearing them.

You can wear your sequin tops with a vest, cardigan or blazer to break up the holiday look. This way the sequin peeks from underneath the cardigan or your blazer. Wearing a chunky knit cardigan is also a good idea to mix up the casual with glam. This is how I styled my sequin top:

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I also suggest wearing jeans or black skinnies. Wearing something casual on the bottom also helps balance out the glam on top!

Let me know in the comments how you like to keep the glam going even after the holidays!

Always Remember: It’s not about brand, it’s about how you style it!

Niki

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