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 🙂

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Like The Cool Kids

I loved playing dress-up as a kid, and I still do today! I love to put an outfit on that helps you become someone who would wear that outfit- in other words, I think how we dress can shape how we act. Today I dressed up as a different version of me 🙂

If someone was to ask me to pick on outfit to wear for the rest of my life, it would probably be a black romper. I think rompers are the most versatile pieces! You can wear them by themselves, layer them with tights and a cardigan like I did, and even dress them up with heels and a statement necklace! I love this particular romper, with its sweetheart neckline, cute pattern, and pockets (!!!). Combined with a beanie and boots, it makes me feel like I’m playing dress up as an edgier version of myself.


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I’ve always loved adding fun details to my outfits, so when I found this septum ring (fake, don’t worry!) in a shop the other day, I thought it would add an edgy touch. The only danger is, I like it so much I kind of think I need one now! What do you think? I really like the cool-girl,  edgy, street-style vibe it brings, but I think my dad would probably kill me haha! Is it worth the tradeoff? You tell me!


Adding details like the nose ring and the beanie to this outfit definitely helped me channel my inner cool-girl (well, maybe she’s in there somewhere, buried deep down!) What do you put on to dress up as a different version of you? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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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 🙂 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! 🙂

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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? 😉 )The sun practically reflects off me haha.

Pants: Forever21 (no longer available; Crop Top: Forever21; Beanie: Amazon; 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 😉 What do you guys think? Any photography tips? How would you style these pants? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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Poppies and Peter Pan Collars

Surprisingly, I’m enjoying some of the new updates to WordPress. The option to display photos in different ways is actually useful! What do you think of today’s all-circles layout? However, I’m not a huge fan of some of their other changes to their formats. More on that in a later post, though!


Anyway, today’s OOTD features one of my latest favorite items! I found this red dress at one of my local thrift stores for just $8, and it fits perfectly! It features a peter pan collar and an allover red, white, and grey poppy print. I can’t stop wearing it lately!

Back in middle school and the beginnings of high school I was obsessed with wearing just all black and concert tee shirts…*shudders*! If me at 18 had met me at 14, I’m sure I would have told me I needed a serious style makeover! However sometimes it’s hard to keep away from what used to be your default way of dressing…I saw this dress and thought that a grungy/indie vibe was just what it needed. I grabbed my trusty black Converse and some black knit knee socks, and of course a beanie, and voila! I had to grab a nice dark lipstick too of course. I kept the rest of my makeup neutral except for defining my eyebrows.

 

Dress: Thrifted, Knee Socks: Payless, Sneakers: Converse, Beanie: Forever21, Lipstick: Milani in Cabaret Blend.


It can be super hard to avoid your style roots, but overall I really like how this turned out! What do you think? Do you ever revert to what you style used to be? What do you think of the changes to WordPress? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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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 🙂

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Double Denim

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October really is here! Fall’s just about in full swing, there are leaves on the ground and the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! Midterms are approaching here, and I find myself leaning more and more toward items that are easy to throw on in the morning with little to no planning. This may be in fact the first time I’ve ever featured pants on Color Me Kiki! (Once leggings made an appearance, and once shorts, but those don’t really count.) I tend to wear only skirts and dresses, but now that the temperature is dropping, I have to pull my dreaded pants out every once in a while. These black jeans are the only pair I actually like wearing.

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 I slipped on this semi-cropped black, beige, and red patterned sweater, then added a black scarf and my tan oxfords. I think oxfords are the perfect fall shoe: they keep your feet warm, but are still light so that you don’t have to trudge around in heavy boots just yet. This mustard beanie kept my ears warm.

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I added a denim jacket, because that’s one of the classic fashion rules that I think should always be broken; there’s nothing wrong with denim on denim, especially when it’s two different shades like the black and blue ones I’m wearing here. I love wearing a chambray shirt with black denim too!

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Get The Look: Sweater- Old Navy (no longer sold, similar here), Black Jeans- Thrifted, Jacket-Thrifted, Scarf-Thrifted, Beanie-Forever21 (men’s), Oxfords-Payless (similar)

I have no idea why I’m making this pensive face in this last photo, but I kinda like it! I think it fits the October mood. What are some other classic fashion rules you think should be broken? What’s your go to fall look? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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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!

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Making Waves

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought I’d show you one of my favorite slightly more formal outfits in today’s OOTD. Today was such a beautiful sunny day that I just had to pull out one of my favorite vintage-inspired ModCloth dresses.

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This lovely floral tea dress is my favorite to wear to slightly dressier occasions, like family dinners and the like. I adore the vintage cut with its longer skirt and deep V back. It’s a perfect color combination of navy and white with an adorable floral print. I grabbed it from ModCloth on sale for just $24.99, and I’m so pleased with it! It works for so many occasions, and I instantly fall in love with anything vintage-inspired and floral to boot!

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I just had so much fun taking these pictures! Sometimes it’s nice to shake up your blogging routine. Every outfit and every day is different and unique, so I feel that each photoshoot should reflect that! It was also such a hot day, it felt lovely to cool my bare feet in the lake 🙂

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I added my favorite floppy maroon hat and lipstick, as well as my great maroon Mary Jane heels. I just love these shoes-just the right combination of vintage and modern! Plus they were on sale for just $14 when I got them-can’t beat that price, and the quality is great! They’ve lasted a year or more now, and I’m still head over heels for them haha. Maroon and navy is such a great combo, I felt the accessories and dress really complemented each other. What do you think?

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lake3Dress: ModCloth, Hat: Amazon, Shoes: Payless(no longer available), Lipstick: Milani

What do you think? Do you shop at ModCloth? What do you think of maroon and navy-any favorite color combos? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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See a different way to wear these heels and this hat in Mint To Be and in Landslide

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Today I’m channeling some serious seventies vibes! This outfit was my take on the great seventies trends that have been going on this season. I couldn’t help titling the post after the classic Stevie Nicks song-I just love her!

I wore my new romper that I just received from Forever21. I’d never bought a romper before, and I was hesitant to try them out, but I’m so glad I did! They’re such a versatile addition to any wardrobe-there’s so many different styles, so no matter what your style is you can find one for you-whether you prefer bohemian, preppy, or edgier vibes. I’m 5’8″, so finding ones that fit me has been really difficult! I was pretty worried about this one, but the wonderful Forever21 came through again, and it luckily fits perfectly. I added a long knit cardigan, my heeled suede booties, lots of jewelry, and my new favorite hat- this amazing maroon sunhat!

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This romper features lace straps and edging, as well as pockets, an elastic waist, and adorable buttons up the back! I added some of my favorite silver necklaces too at different lengths. I swiped on some plum lipstick to match the maroon sunhat too!

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Channeling Stevie Nicks by spinning in my cardigan…I’m going to need a floral kimono to properly copy her!

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I added some volume and curl to my hair with my favorite salt spray. I love all the 70s trends cropping up, so I added as many as possible to this outfit-round sunnies, lots of jewelry, big floppy hats, and suede booties! I just need something fringe to complete it!

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Romper-Forever21, Hat-Amazon, Booties-Charlotte Russe(similar), Necklaces- Similar, Lipstick-Wet N Wild,

Cardigan-Gap, Sunnies: Amazon, Salt Spray-Ulta

What do you think? What’s your favorite seventies trend? What do you think of rompers? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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See these boots styled another way in Good Vibes, or this cardigan styled differently in Day Trippin’

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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