March 25, 2012

Mintastic


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Ivory button up -Thrifted  I  Mint high waist leggings -UrbanOG.com  I  Canvas platforms -UrbanOG.com I  
Forest green blazer -Thrifted  I  Round frames -80's purple  I  Love morse code bracelet -Antoinette Lee Designs I  
Watch -Ebay  I  Vintage necklace -EBV  I  Bracelets -Juicy Couture, Friendship bracelet & Veeve  I
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FASHION FOCUS: MINT CRAZE
Yes, I know it's a little late for this post, but better late than never right? Well, as we all know this season, is entirely and utterly dedicated to one specific color, which is none other than mint. The color basically speaks for this season, which is fresh, light and fun, all of which one color could describe. This whole mint craze has taken all of us by storm, because I could honestly say that every fashion site I go to has mint outfit postings everywhere and I just love this particular color trend. In this look, I decided to pair my snazzy mint jazzy high waist leggings with a simple understated button up top and a loud, almost obnoxious pair of peach striped canvas platforms that are overly loud and obnoxious, just the way I like my kicks to be. Given this "simple" look, I decided to go crazy overload with arm and finger candy, as expected. 


Overall, I love this look, not only for it's random highlights of color but also the sudden change of texture with the shoes. I most especially appreciate the comfort of both leggings and shoes. As we all know, leggings practically replaced denim and I believe it's now the leggings era haha! These leggings are also high waist, giving you and illusion of longer and slimmer thighs and legs. --You will also love the fact that these awesome high waist leggings are only $19.10 at URBANOG.COM, not only that, they also come in a wide variety of colors, so make sure you grab a pair & use my 20% off code: NIKKI20 (This code expires on April 1, 2012; 12PM PST)
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March 23, 2012

Walking down memory lane


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J. Crew cardigan -Thrifted  I  Distressed denim top -Thrifted  I  Floral skirt -F21  I  Patent Leather Boots -OASAP
Gold choker -LYLIF  I  Skinny waist belt -Thrifted  I  Tights -Kushyfoot  I  Bag -Kocosky  I  Watch -Ebay
Round frames -80's Purple  I  Bracelets -Juicy Couture, Friendship bracelet, Veeve
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FASHION FOCUS: PATENT LEATHER BOOTS
This season, we see a lot of these past trends brought back to life. For instance, patent leather boots were made popular back in the early 90's by British footwear, Dr. Martens. These days, we see them in every possible shape, form and color. Although, mine aren't necessarily the original brand, they give me the sense of childhood just by wearing them, as I have also worn the brand when I was a child. Aside from the comfort factor that these shoes give you, I also appreciate the fact that it gives your look somewhat of a more casual and laid back feel to it. Also, depending on how you style it, it can also be dressed up as you can see on my outfit right here. I paired this white patent leather boots w/ hot pink lace and sole accents with a floral skirt and some distressed denim button up shirt and of course by accessorizing it, it completes and polishes up the whole look.
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March 21, 2012

Modern Fifties + Shabby Apple Giveaway


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Garden Isle dress -Shabby Apple  I  Wide brim sun hat -Ebay  I  Woven side body bag -Thrifted
Woven belt & Multi chain bracelet -F21  I  Nude pumps -Ebay
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FASHION FOCUS: THE NEW LOOK
If you ladies are not too familiar with "The New Look", here's the 411 about it. A Parisian designer by the name of Christian Dior first launched his Spring-Summer collection on 1947 which included a much different approach to fashion after the WWII. His collection included dresses with very extravagant fabrics that hit about mid-calf in length with a prominent bust, giving the whole look an hour glass silhouette. "The New Look" became revolutionary and it marked the history of fashion in the early 50's. 
In this look, I'm wearing a dress that somewhat mimics Dior's New Look. This Garden Isle dress hits about mid-calf that features lots of pleats making the bottom half of the dress fuller and by singeing the waist with a belt, it gives an illusion of a smaller waist, hence the hour glass figure that Dior's New Look is well known for. I then added a wide brim sun hat to lighten up the look and add a bit of a Spring feel to the outfit.   
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Shabby Apple has a huge variety of women's dress. From little girls dresses to even maternity dresses, Shabby Apple has it all.  This Garden Isle dress has a very vintage and retro touch to it but the thing that stands out the most about this dress is of course it's vibrant color and mixture of patterns. 
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March 18, 2012

Connect the dots


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Polka dot top -Thrifted  I  Wine button up -Thrifted  I  Shine cardigan -Thrifted  I  Thick gold collar necklace -LYLIF
Gray skinnies -Ross  I  Faux fur trim satchel -TJMaxx  I  Half-tint round frames -Sunglasswarehouse  I  Boots -GoJane
Morse code LOVE bracelet -Antoinette Lee Designs  I  Watch -Ebay  I  Bracelets -Juicy Couture, Friendship bracelet,
Veeve  I  Rings -Boutiques from LA & Sacramento, Forever 21
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FASHION FOCUS: METAL CHOKERS
Metal chokers are a huge hit this season as it was last fall 2011. Aside from the whole chunky statement piece trend last fall, metal chokers have been seen on various runways and are still here to stay. They add sophistication to any look yet at the same time it also gives off an adventurous and fierce vibe depending on how you style it. With this piece, I wanted to give off a fun, laid back and somewhat androgynous feel to it so I paired the choker with a nice button up underneath a bright blue polka dot top to add a bit of contrast on colors. I also decided to layer on a thick cardigan with metallic threads for some shine, giving the whole look a more easy going feel to it. I then opt for a lighter wash denim to lighten up the entire outfit making it look a little "fresh" and fun and not too serious. And as always, black platforms for height and comfort along with a mix and mash of various arm and hand accessories and of course, my classic half-tint round frames which adds a bit of "vintage" feel to my already laid back- androgynous ensemble. 


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Photographed by Dianne Sison

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March 16, 2012

Sweet as candy


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Seafoam green sweater -Thrifted  I  Coral button up top -Thrifted  I  Cobalt blue skinnies -Thrifted  I  Boots -Ross
Bag -Thrifted  I  Gold watch -Ebay  I  Bracelets -Juicy Couture, Friendship Bracelet, Veeve


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FASHION FOCUS: COLOR BLOCKING
Color blocking is not a stranger to us all, as it has been a trend that's been going on for quite a  while now. Though many have rocked the colorful trend, it was really Yves Saint Laurent that popularized the whole look through his Mondrian dress which was inspired and named after a Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian.Color blocking combines two or more colors in one ensemble, whether it would be complimentary, monochromatic, bright, muted or contrasting colors. 
In this outfit, I paired a bright cobalt blue skinny jean with a muted seafoam green knit pullover on top of a coral button up and accessorizing it with a simple vintage gold choker w/ a sapphire gem as an accent. I then paired this ensemble with some lace up combat boots and finishing it off with a few gold arm accessories. Can I say, arm candy? Anyway, if this look, more so the trend doesn't catch your attention enough, I sure as heck don't know what will. 
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March 11, 2012

Love Dust


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Button up shirt -Thrifted  I  Blazer -XX1  I  Dark wash denim -Ross  I  Booties -AMI Clubwear.com
Faux fux satchel -TJMaxx  I  Skinny belt -Thrifted  I  Wayfarers -80's Purple  I  Necklace -LYLIF


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such a candid photo, but I kinda like how it turned out, even though I look kind of off. LOL!
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The weather has been a bit odd lately, last week it was sunny with blue skies and today, it was dark, gloomy and freeeeezing! I have no idea what's going on with California lately, but the weather has been off. I really just want some sun and breeze, is that so much to ask for? haha! just a good ol' California weather, not too hot, not too cold. But whyyyyyy, is the weather PMSing? boo :(

March 9, 2012

Jewel toned


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Forest green blazer -Thrifted  I  Berry Pink Button up - Banana Republic  I  Scarf - Thrifted
Alaska Brown Booties - Bettyshoe.com  I  Dark wash skinnes - Ross  I  Speedy Hangbag - Bettyshoe.com
Vintage leather belt - Thrifted  I  Round frames - 80's Purple


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Bettyshoe.com is actually having an end of the season sale right now, so if you're interested on the booties that I'm wearing in this post, hurry and check out bettyshoe.com now! Because guess what? these booties were originally $79.95 but because of the sale, it's now only $23.99, now if that isn't a deal, then I don't know what is.

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