September Favorites

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Happy Tuesday! I hope your week started off right. Today I want to share with you what I’ve been loving this month! It’s been an insanely busy month so far, but I’ve still found time for a few fun things! 
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First up: my latest favorite book! The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters by M. J. Beaufrand is set in the 80s in Portland, Oregon. It follows a punk band and its lead singer, Noah, through the ups and downs of life. It’s a gritty, emotional, and amazingly descriptive story that will make you cry and want to shave your hair into a mohawk! You can grab a copy here.

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Next up is something that had been on my wishlist forever: the Instax Fujifilm mini polaroid camera! It’s so cute, and I haven’t had trouble making the photos turn out great so far! It’s definitely my favorite of my favorites this month 🙂 To see how it does, check out my Instagram! I’m always looking for new bloggers to follow 🙂 You can pick yourself up one of these by clicking here!

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I’ve also been loving nude and light pink lip colors lately; as sassy and bold that perfect dark fall lip is, it takes a lot of effort in the morning! I love these colors because they still provide a fun look, but are much easier to just swipe on. My 3 favorites are Milani Color Statement in Dulce Carmelo, Wet n Wild MegaLast in Dark Pink Frost, and Trestique Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude. (See the Nantucket Nude Shade reviewed here!)
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From left to right: Milani, Wet N Wild, Trestique
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I love this marsala leather jacket for fall! Its burgundy tones complement my wardrobe perfectly, and it really puts me in a fall mood! It was a great budget purchase too, at just $28 from Forever21. You can see it featured in an OOTD here! It’s no longer available in this wine color, but you can pick it up in black or beige, and the best part is that it’s currently on sale for just $21! Grab one here.

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 What do you guys think? What have you been loving this month? 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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy Lovely in Leather or May Favorites

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

The other day I did a lovely photoshoot with a friend of mine who’s majoring in photography. It was really nice to be able to move around naturally and get a ton of shots in without having to readjust or focus a camera on a tripod! He did a great job, and now i get to share those photos with you, which is the best part! It was a pretty windy day on campus, so we shot somewhere slightly out of the wind-on the balcony of the library. You can see the valley behind me in a shot or two!

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I threw on a dress that I just love to wear because it’s so flowy and feminine, with its white crochet lace overlay and high-waisted cut. I grabbed my favorite burgundy leather moto jacket to keep warm, because although spring claims to have arrived, there is sadly still a definite chill in the air. I combated it with the jacket and some warm black tights! Of course, my black heeled oxfords always make an appearance too 🙂 I have a weakness for oxford shoes! The classic cut of the dress and the  style of shoe kept me feeling vintage, but the moto jacket added just the right splash of modern!

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Since most of my look was black and white, I loved the pop of color provided by the jacket. I kept my jewelry simple with white rose and pearl studs, and threw my hair up in a topknot in an effort to combat the effects of the wind. No fancy makeup for me today, just powder, mascara, and eyebrow pencil.

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What do you think of colored moto jackets? How do you like to add a pop of color? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Thanks for reading 🙂

Love Kiki

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Lovely in Leather

Today’s outfit of the day is a bit of a contradiction! I paired my favorite button-up dark wash chambray shirt with a faux leather skater skirt I found on Forever 21 ages ago. Usually leather doesn’t make you think girly, but this skirt does exactly that.  I love to wear the skirt because it mixes such an edgy fabric with such a feminine shape, and the laser-cut flowers on the hem add the perfect cutesy detail. I added black tights to stay warm, and grabbed my black oxford heels, since it’s finally warm enough to wear heels without slipping on the ice.

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This necklace is one of my favorites. It was a Christmas gift from my grandmother this past year, and I am in love with it! The turquoise shade and geometric shape makes it a standout touch in any outfit. Continuing with the geometric vibe, I added stud-shaped earrings too.

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Since I had on different shades of blue, I grabbed my deep red lipstick for a classic contrast. I kept the rest of my makeup simple since I had such a bold lip color, just putting on a little powder and mascara to brighten my face! I’m a huge fan of the Milani lipsticks they were selling at Kmart 2 for $6 a while back; for such a cheap lipstick, they’re such vibrant colors and they go on so well! They do tend to dry your lips out though unfortunately. I painted my nails a color aptly named “Sangria”, to coordinate somewhat with the lipstick.

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I just love that flower detail on the faux leather! So much fun, and such a great combination.

Chambray Shirt: Old Navy-Similar, Skirt: Forever21-Similar, Tights: Old Navy, Shoes: Payless-Similar, Nail Polish: Forever21, Lipstick: Here

Thanks so much to my friend Olivia for helping me out with pictures! You can check out her fantastic blog over at Her Name Was Celebration!

How do you feel about leather and denim? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Love Kiki

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