Earthy Grunge

 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.  
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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 🙂

Love Kiki

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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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Ramblings and Retro Vibes

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 Hey guys, happy Friday! Here’s to the weekend! It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks now that I’m back at school, and it’s only going to get worse I think! I’m starting nursing clinicals, have a full course load, have a work study job, am a member of an insane ELEVEN school clubs, and am somehow still running this blog and making time for friends. I’m stressed, but I don’t really mind; I think I thrive on being busy. Not to say I don’t love vacation time, but keeping to a schedule really makes me feel productive somehow. But let’s talk about this outfit!

Today’s outfit of the day features some of my favorite fall staples: dresses, fringe, booties, and knee-high socks! I picked up this open-back babydoll dress from Forever21 the other week and I love it so much! It’s such an easy piece to throw on on a busy morning. I added all-black accessories like this scarf, these knee socks, and booties in order to not overwhelm the outfit, and topped it off with my favorite statement necklace and a swipe of bold lipstick.

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I feel very 70’s retro-chic in this outfit, I think mostly due to the fringe, the suede booties and the layers. Those things are perfect for fall too though, and I’ve never been one to hold back from a retro look!

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Dress: Forever21, Scarf: Thrifted, Knee-Highs: Payless, Booties: Old, Necklace: Forever21 (similar), Lipstick: Milani in Cabaret Blend

I’ve also discovered I really need a new camera; my little digital one is just not cutting it anymore. I’ve decided I have to save up and get myself something really nice for my travel, hiking, and blog photos. The problem is, I don’t know what to get! What type of camera do you guys use? Any recommendations?

Do you thrive on schedules too or do you do better with a more laid-back pace? What are your favorite fall staples? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Love Kiki

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

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How To Wear A Flower Crown

The other day, I shared with you a tutorial on how to make your very own flower crown for under $3. If you missed it, check it out here! I couldn’t resist shooting an outfit featuring it 🙂 I always love seeing pictures featuring flower crowns on various websites such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr, and everyone I see wearing one styles it in a different way! Here’s how I styled mine-how do you style yours?

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I paired a floral skirt with a black crop top, and added a denim jacket and my trusty ankle booties. I kept my makeup simple, with just a swipe of bright pink lipstick to match the center flower. Get a closer look at this lipstick here!

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I had so much fun taking these pictures! It was a gorgeous day out, and everything is better in the sunlight! It’s hard to stay stressed when it’s such a gorgeous day outside 🙂 Sunshine and the promise of summer make me instantly feel more optimistic, so I’ve got my fingers crossed hoping it sticks around for a while!

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I’m so happy with how this DIY crown turned out! I love the huge flowers, but some may prefer to choose smaller ones for theirs in order to not feel overpowered. To each his own! The DIY works great with any size or shape of flower.

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Crop Top: Forever21, Skirt: Forever21(similar), Booties: Charlotte Russe(similar), Vest: Vintage, Lipstick: Revlon

What do you think? How would you style your flower crown? Does the sun make you feel more optimistic too? Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Love Kiki

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Good Vibes

I picked up this maxi dress from Forever 21 last week. This is my first maxi dress, and it was something I was a bit undecided about before, but since this one was so cheap, I decided to test it out! I am deeply in favor of the maxi dress now. Mine is so comfy, and I adore the tribal print. I can tell this is going to be a staple for me into the spring and summer, and even fall too! It’s a piece that’s so easily remixable-you can add a denim vest or a leather jacket and a scarf, or just grab some sandals for an easy outfit. What’s your take on the patterned maxi dress?overlook1

overlook2I went up to an outcropping that overlooks the valley. It was such a nice spring day out, the first in a long while! Even though I have lots of exams and lab practicals coming up, a nice day always helps me feel less stressed. The major I’m in takes a serious amount of day-to-day studying, and it’s nice to be able to escape outside! This beautiful weather has me feeling great-here’s hoping it lasts!
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overlook4 I wore my favorite ankle booties-they complement the orangey pattern in the dress. I also grabbed my lovely round sunnies and some chandelier earrings. I kept my jewelry minimal since I was wearing a bold pattern. I’m loving the bohemian seventies vibes this season, and this is my way of channeling some of that! I swiped on some red lipstick too, just for fun 🙂 It played well off the colors in my dress.overlook5

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Dress: Forever21 Booties: Charlotte Russe Earrings: 1928 Sunnies: Amazon

Do you like maxi dresses? How do you feel about these 70’s trends? Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 🙂

Love Kiki

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