Maroon and Black OOTD

Hey everyone! We finally got some snow here in New York! I’m the type of person that wears dresses all year round; the weather doesn’t matter, I’m always cold anyway haha. Plus, I personally feel that there’s no combination more comfortable than a dress and knee socks. (I think I own about five or six different pairs of knee socks right now…)

The camera problems I’d been having in the past are mostly fixed by the addition of good natural light! I’m pretty happy with how these turned out! Maybe one day I’ll actually be able to afford a new camera…probably not while I’m still a student though haha. Anyway, for this outfit I took my favorite maroon dress, added a matching clutch, and grabbed my trusty black knee socks (see them styled differently here!). Maroon and black has always been one of my very favorite color combinations. Scroll down for more!


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It was super windy outside when I took these, as you can probably tell by my hair haha! It’s so annoying when you get your hair to look halfway okay, but then you go outside and the wind whips it to death. Oh well!

Coat: Gift, Dress: Forever21, Knee Socks: Payless, Boots: Forever21, Clutch: Old Navy (similar), Necklace: Etsy


What do you think? What’s your favorite color combo to wear? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

Love Kiki

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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Mustard x Navy

Before you ask- yes I am aware that it is December, and yes I know that I live in the state of New York haha. However, I do think that since it hasn’t snowed yet, crop tops are still appropriate attire! Maybe that’s my inner New Englander showing though haha. Us Vermonters wear shorts in 40 degree weather and trudge through feet of snow without blinking an eye! (Okay, we’ll probably complain about it a bit.) Can you tell I’m a bit homesick haha? I can’t wait for finals to be over so I can go home and see my family and friends.


Anyway, today’s OOTD features a pair of pants I discussed in my November Favorites post! This comfy pair of printed cotton pants from Forever 21 are my favorite pair lately! They’re high-waisted and they have pockets! I paired them with a black racerback ribbed crop top that I knotted. (See it styled with a skirt here!) I topped off the look with a beanie. (that I definitely did NOT steal from my boyfriend…hehe)

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As I continue to blog, I find myself coming up with ideas on how to improve my photography! I still have just a little point-and-shoot camera, but I’m saving up for a nicer one ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like how these photos came out! I found a shipping crate on campus to use as my backdrop, and I love how the mustard and navy shades balance each other. I’ve been following lots of photography blogs on Pinterest lately, so hopefully some of their tips will end up paying off! ๐Ÿ™‚

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In other news, I’m realizing by looking at these pictures how awfully pasty and white I am! (Any good self tanners? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )The sun practically reflects off me haha.

Pants: Forever21 (no longer available; Crop Top: Forever21; Beanie: Amazon;ย Booties: Forever21; Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo


These pants are so crazy comfy and I think they’re so great for this holiday season, when all we want to do is be comfy and eat food ๐Ÿ˜‰ย What do you guys think? Any photography tips? How would you style these pants? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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Earthy Grunge

ย Happy Wednesday! It may be November, but here in upstate New York we’re having a heat wave! It’s been in the seventies for the past couple days, and while I’m loving it, I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop, because I’m sure we’ll be back to 40 degrees out before you know it! I’m enjoying not having to wear heavy coats for now.

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Today I’m wearing a comfy tank courtesy of StyleArt, a company that sells items with prints by independent designers on them! They give 20% of the proceeds to the designers as well as offering them the opportunity to promote themselves. I chose this fun toucan-print tank in black. The material is great, and the print doesn’t get gross or flake off after one wash like a lot of graphic tops do in my experience. It does run really big, however. I got a small and it’s definitely quite oversized on me as you can see. Overall I’m very happy with it!

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I styled the tank with a pair of black leggings, black booties, and my trusty denim jacket. Since the shirt is so low cut on me, I added my favorite lace bralette to just peek out around the neckline a little bit. ย 
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I added dreamcatcher earrings and some leather bracelets to finish off the look, as well as a dark red manicure and a brighter red lip.

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This kind of multi-faceted casual look is my favorite to wear. The bralette and leggings make it so comfy, the denim, black, and red nails add edgy vibes, while the leather bracelets bring it back down to earth. Combining multiple styles is one of my favorite things to do!

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Shop The Look- Leggings: Forever21, Top: StyleArt, Denim Jacket: Vintage, Booties: Forever21, Bralette: Victoria’s Secret (no longer available)

What do you think? Ever tried StyleArt? Do you like to combine styles too? Let me know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to stop by my giveaway here and enter to win a $40 value coupon! It ends on Friday, so enter now! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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All opinions are my own; this shirt was provided by StyleArt, but this is not a sponsored post.

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3 Lipsticks for $3

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I was at the drugstore the other day looking for some fun new lip colors to play around with, and I discovered Wet N Wild’s new line of $1 lipsticks! I knew I was going to be getting some right there, but I couldn’t decide on the colors! So I closed my eyes and asked my friend to grab me a couple colors that I wouldn’t usually wear! Here’s her picks!

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First up we have the shade Dark Wine. This is a color that I would wear any day, plums are my favorites to wear! (Check out my post of my favorite purple lip colors here!) But as for the other two, I was a little hesitant…they are an orangey-coral shade titled What’s Up Doc and a dark, purple-black color called Vamp It Up. I tend to veer away from corals in fear of looking washed out, and I wouldn’t wear black lipstick usually unless it was Halloween! However, I tried to keep an open mind as I tried them on.

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I was expecting great things of this line, and I was not disappointed! The colors are a little sheer, but they’re easy to build up, apply like a dream, and don’t dry your lips out! This beautiful deep maroon wine shade is one that I see myself wearing day-to-day as well as for a night out.

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I was wary of this coral/orange shade because I wasn’t sure how well it would suit my skin tone, but it actually wasn’t too bad! The bright color is perfect for summer, and actually matches my swimsuit really well ๐Ÿ™‚ It did require a few coats to get the even color I wanted, but for just $1 I really can’t complain!

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This last one was the most unusual for me, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. The lipstick only required one coat, but I’m not sure when I would wear this shade! Any ideas?


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From left to right: What’s Up Doc, Dark Wine, Vamp It Up

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What do you think? Do you have any favorite drugstore makeup lines? How would you wear these colors? Let me know in the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love Kiki

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