Spring Wishlist ft. Warby Parker

As someone who doesn’t wear glasses, I’ve seen Warby Parker around the blogosphere but never really bothered to check them out more. When they got in touch with me to help spread the word about their spring collection, I thought right away nope! I don’t wear glasses, so why would I suggest them to my readers?

But then I saw the collection! They almost make me wish I did wear glasses, because they are just so pretty! There’s so many styles, and they’re all so lovely and whimsical. So, here’s some things from around the web that are on my wishlist for spring, including some pretty frames! What are you lusting after for spring?


First up- this adorable swimsuit from Modcloth! I need a new suit pretty badly, mine is two years old. Plus, this one is super cute!!

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I know everyone’s obsessed with the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay collection, and I’m no different! I gotta get my hands on this blush palette, the colors look gorgeous.

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If I did wear eyeglasses, it would be super hard for me to choose between these peach Finch glasses and the red Maraschino frames! So cute.

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I’m also a huge fan of rompers, and with spring (hopefully) not far away, I need this pretty cutout Forever21 one to add to my collection I think! Those bell sleeves are perfection.

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Last but not least, this makeup bag from Breakups to Makeup is just the cutest! And so true too haha, I usually take way too long to choose a lip color in the morning.

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There are what I’m loving lately! Hopefully I’ll be able to treat myself to one or two of them 😉 If you’d like to check out the rest of the Warby Parker collection besides the ones I included, you can click here! What’s on your wishlist for spring? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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All opinions are my own; Warby Parker contacted me, but this is not a sponsored post. All photos belong to the sources linked.

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DIY Easy Flower Crown

On Pinterest and on others’ blogs lately, I’ve been seeing so many pictures of Coachella and boho-inspired outfits. So in the spirit of my festival season, (my favorite time of year!) I’ve decided to share with you all how to make your very own flower crown! And the best part? This cost me less than $3 to make!

What You’ll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Elastic
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I got these fake flowers at Wal-Mart for $2.97 total! This is a very budget friendly craft, and so cute! You can use any kind of fake flowers you like. I chose larger ones, but if you’d like a more subtle statement there’s so many varieties available! Check out your local craft stores for more options too! You can find elastic there as well if you don’t have any lying around like I did 🙂crown2

Let’s Get Started!

Remove the flowers from the stems Mine pulled off fairly easily, but some may be more difficult and require scissors. I chose to also remove and use the leaves that came on the stems for a little variety.

Take the elastic and tie it around your head. Don’t tie it too tightly, leave a little wiggle room! You don’t want to cut off circulation haha. But also make sure that it’s not too loose so it’ll easily stay on your head.
crown3Lay out the flowers how you like them around the band before attaching them so you’ll have an idea to work from. Don’t be afraid to change it up as you go though! I put my largest and brightest one in the middle, then alternated the leaves and carnations going around the sides.
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Now for the sewing! Thread your needle and slide it through the little thin plastic tubes where the flower or leaf attached to the stem. Putting it through this part is easier than trying to force it through the thicker middles of the flowers, and it looks the same once they’re attached.crown5 Continue around, attaching as many flowers or leaves as you’d like! I chose to only cover it halfway, but if you are using smaller flowers you may want to circle the whole thing. You can also space them further apart, and do lots of different patterns! Don’t be afraid to get creative!crown6The finished product!
crown7What do you think? Any cheap and easy projects catching your eye lately? Do you like flower crowns for festival season? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for an outfit featuring this project-coming soon! 😉

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Try This At Home- Nautical-Inspired Nail Art

Today I wanted to share with you a fun spring nail art design! Most often, we lean towards the florals for spring right away. Here’s an idea that incorporates spring trends without a floral in sight! I used mint and a silvery-grey color, but you can use any two colors as long as one is light and one is dark. Let’s get started!

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You’ll need a bobby pin or small paintbrush, one light color of nail polish, and one dark color. I recommend trimming your nails to uniform shapes before beginning! I used Black Poppy nail polish in grey and Sally Hansen in Green Tea. The green tea polish is a lovely mint shade that I just adore. It dries very quickly, applies smoothly in just one coat, and lasts about a week! It’s one of my very favorites. The Black Poppy polish is one that I’ve had for a couple years, and unfortunately the line has now been discontinued 😦

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Start with your nails clean and dry. Apply the Sally Hansen Green Tea polish to all nails and allow to dry completely before proceeding.
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On your ring finger, place 3 dots of the grey polish in a triangle with the end of the bobby pin-it’s great for making polka dots!

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Using the bobby pin, connect from the left dot to the right dot in a U shape. Add a line going up from the middle dot, and then add a small circle on top of it. Finish off the anchor by making the left and right dots into little triangles. Voila!

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Add a large stripe down the middle of each nail, with a smaller stripe on either side. Congratulations! You’re all done! You are now sporting some of spring’s biggest trends on your nails-pastels, nautical themes, and stripes!

If you prefer, you can add a top coat, but I didn’t bother. Don’t forget to take a picture of your nails when you’re done! If you post it to Instagram, feel free to tag me! 🙂 Link below.

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Product Information: Sally Hansen Green Tea Polish: Amazon Black Poppy Polish: No Longer Available

What do you think? How do you like to wear spring’s trends on your nails? Do you like nautical designs? Let me know in the comments! Check out another easy nail tutorial here! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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April Showers

Spring has sprung, but it’s still a bit too wet and muddy out for my liking. Here in Oneonta it drizzled all day but finally cleared up in the afternoon, just in time for me to shoot this outfit! I wanted an excuse to show off my favorite red rain boots! 🙂 We found this adorable little stone bridge just off a walking trail through the woods-doesn’t it just look like something out of a fairytale?

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When you live in the Northeast, a good pair of waterproof boots is a necessity. Some opt for more fashion-forward versions, but I’ve always love the classic red rubber rain boot! I wore them today with my comfy black and white polka-dot dress and my vintage denim jacket. Polka-dots, red, and denim all add classic elements to the look. I grabbed my red lipstick that perfectly matched the boots too!bridge7

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I put my hair up in one of my favorite ways-as two crown braids! It’s such an easy hairstyle, and can be dressed up or down so easily! This is one of my go-to hairstyles in the mornings when I’m running late, because it only takes a couple minutes and looks like I made much more of an effort than if I simply rock the ponytail or bun to that 8 am class!

Since I was rocking the bold lip, I only swiped on a little mascara. I don’t usually wear a full face of makeup on a day-to day basis, just some lip color, mascara, and a little blush usually 🙂bridge4 bridge2

Dress: Forever21, Boots: Amazon, Jacket: Vintage, Lipstick: Milani Color Statement in 07 Best Red

 I just love wearing my rain boots-the put a smile on my face whenever I look down at them! What’s your favorite weather accessory? Do you have any go-to hairstyles? Let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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Outfit Inspiration-Lace on Lace

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Top: Forever21-similar, Bralette: Amazon, Sunnies: Amazon, Lipstick: Artistry, Poetry Book: Amazon

When I’m trying to put an outfit together, I look for inspiration everywhere! In the things in my room, the things outside my window, and of course in other’s blogs and Instagram accounts. I’m sure you’ve seen lots of these types of outfit inspiration shots before on social media. I love them so much! They show parts of an outfit, but leave the rest up to your imagination. I especially enjoy when they throw a couple fun things into the shot that aren’t necessarily accessories, but really add to the spirit of the outfit. I included this poetry collection in my shot because it fits the black and white theme and the general feel of the look I’m going for.

Here I took a white boxy lace top and a black lace bralette for an interesting, textured multidimensional feel. I grabbed my round sunglasses and the poetry book to channel some of those 60s beatnik vibes, and grabbed a reddish-brown lipstick to add a little color!

I keep a bunch of this type of outfit inspiration picture on my phone for days when I’m running late. There’s enough in it that I have something to go off of, but it’s not a complete outfit, so I can put a different spin on it every day! What do you think of these sources of inspiration? Do you like them or do you prefer other ways of getting inspired? Let me know what you think! See this post on my Instagram too 🙂

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Shades of Orchid-My April Lip Picks

This spring, I’ve been loving purpley-pink lip colors. Mauve, plum, periwinkle, magenta, mulberry-they’re so lovely and such great colors to spruce up that perfect spring outfit 🙂 Today I want to share with you my four favorite lip products in these colors.

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lipcomp1    1. Dashing OrchidGloss in Dashing Orchid First up is the Maybelline gloss! I put on these lip products for this post in order of what was easiest to remove haha. This is a fairly thick gloss that’s extremely pigmented and shiny. It goes on really easily and also smells divine! This is the most purple in color of the four products-I would describe it as a deep lavender. It lasts fairly well for being a gloss and stays on for about 2-3 hours if you don’t eat or drink. This is a great choice if you don’t like taking the time out to apply a lipstick, but still like having color on your lips. They come in a whole range of colors too!lipcomp4     2. Fuschia Fusionlipcomp5 Next up-Fuschia Fusion by Revlon! This is a creamy lipstick that goes on as a bright magenta color. It’s really a true fuschia, and goes on as quite pink for me. It has great staying power, lasting about 5 hours without reapplying. I got it as a gift, and it’s brighter than something I would normally wear on a day-to-day basis, but it’s great for a night out or to change things up once in a while!lipcomp6

3. Uptown Mauve
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lipcomp9What do you think of these lip colors? Which one is your favorite? Do you like these purpley-pink colors for spring? Let me know in the comments!

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March Favorites

Today I’d like to share with you my favorites from this month! I picked up a lot of fun things this past month that I’ve been loving. I hope you enjoy them ! 🙂

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Favorite Beauty Product(s):

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march9.0I grabbed this lipstick and this nail polish, both by Wet n Wild, at my local drugstore. I’ve been loving the bright, bold berry hue of the lipstick for spring! It’s so bright and fun, and I love the name too- Just Garnet. So fun! The nail polish is a more purple-y shade than the lipstick, and for such a cheap product (only !) it provides amazing coverage. I’ve been wearing two coats of it for 3 days and it hasn’t chipped yet, so it gets five stars from me! Wet n Wild is one of my favorite drugstore brands. It’s crazy cheap, but the quality is somehow still pretty good! Get the lipstick here.

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Favorite Accessory:

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Favorite Snack:

I found these adorable pink Cadillac-shaped gummies at my local grocery. I’d never seen them before, and since I have a deep-seated love for all things vintage-inspired, I had to grab them! They’re so cute, and they’re strawberry flavoured! I’m basically in love with these haha. I can’t find them anywhere online, but check out your local grocery and you may get lucky!

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Favorite Read:

I love Pablo Neruda’s poetry, so when I saw this pocket-size version of Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair for only $14, I had to grab it. It’s got such a lovely pattern on its cover too! Neruda is such a brilliant poet, I encourage you to check him out if you’ve never read any of his work, and especially if you like love poetry! You can find this book here.

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march29.0 I love to enjoy a nice cup of tea with a book, and I’ve been very into citrus teas lately. This herbal lemon tea is just lovely. I like my teas to have a stronger flavor, and Celestial Seasoning’s Zinger series packs a punch of great flavor in each teabag! It also makes my dorm room smell delicious 🙂

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Favorite Music:

My amazing boyfriend gave me this Arctic Monkeys vinyl record for my birthday a week or so ago, and I can’t wait til I can get back home to my record player and test it out! It’s one of my favorite albums, and it was such a thoughtful gift! You can find it here.

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march37.0What do you think of my picks? Tried any fun candies lately, or any great drugstore makeup finds? Do you enjoy the Arctic Monkeys? Leave a comment and let me know! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a lovely day!

Love Kiki

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Mixing Patterns and a Mini Road Trip

Spring break is officially over, which means tomorrow it’s back to classes for me…fortunately I was able to get lots of good memories in before it ended! It was my birthday a couple weeks ago, and as a fun little birthday present to me, I bought myself these oversized round sunglasses off Amazon for only $9! I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them, and I know I’m going to have a lot of fun wearing them this spring and summer! They’re a perfect standout accessory to add a little flair to an outfit.

Driving back to college three or so hours away can be a struggle sometimes, so I came prepared with my sunnies, some snacks, and a comfy outfit. I started off with black ankle-length leggings and my favorite oversized black-and-white striped shirt. My trusty black peacoat and tan oxfords are staples, and my new favorite sunglasses are now too of course! I love this scarf, it’s a navy and maroon infinity scarf with flowers and swallows printed on it. For a closer look at the patterns, see the pictures below 🙂
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I also swiped on a little of one of my favorite lipsticks, aptly named Plumrose. The color matches up with the colors in my scarf! I added turquoise studs too.albany8.0

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This is a really easy way to mix patterns. Mixing larger prints with smaller ones is a way to mix patterns without the effect becoming overwhelming. And you don’t have to wear a patterned top with patterned pants-throwing a patterned pair of shoes, scarf, or bag is another great way to incorporate patterns into your outfits!

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albany43.0Snacks always make long car rides more survivable! I try to bring along healthier ones, like these yummy strawberries. I can’t wait to go strawberry picking myself this summer!

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Shirt-Forever21(Similar) Leggings-Forever21 Scarf-H&M(Similar) Sunglasses-Amazon Oxfords-Payless(Similar)

We were lucky enough to see a beautiful sunset on the way back-a lovely ending to a lovely day! I love road trips, even if they’re just shorter ones like this. What about you? Any tips for pattern mixing? Leave a comment and let me know! I hope you all have a lovely week 🙂

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Here Comes the Sun!

This week I traveled home to Vermont for spring break! Even though spring technically started on Friday, it still sadly feels like winter here-it only made it up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday! Thankfully though, today it made it into the forties, so it was just warm enough for me to snap these pictures.

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This is one of my favorite outfits! I grabbed a floral dress and my trusty denim vest, both of which I picked up at thrift stores. Florals and denim are one of my favorite combinations! I love outfits that combine feminine and grungy elements. I pulled on my white thigh-high socks because although I wish I could go barelegged, I can’t quite muster up the courage yet! I of course pulled on those same brown oxfords-what can I say? I have an addiction! The lighting outside was just lovely, and these shots turned out really well. I finished off the look with a bright purple lipstick. You’ll get a closer look at that in my upcoming post, but it’s a Wet n Wild one that’s amazingly vibrant!garage4

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Knee Socks-Forever21 Oxfords-Payless-similar Dress and vest are from thrift stores!

I love mixing textures, like the cotton dress, denim vest, and knit knee socks. Do you like to mix textures? How do you like to do it? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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Plum Tights and Spring Breezes

Spring has almost arrived!  After a long, loooong winter here in upstate New York, it’s a huge relief to be able to go outside without a million layers on. I took advantage of the above-forty degree temperature to wear one of my favorite dresses, a blue and white one I found on Modcloth. Its fifties-inspired classic silhouette and pretty pattern makes it a favorite year-round, but I especially enjoy it for spring because its light blue color and white patterns remind me of clouds in a summer sky!

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I added a fuzzy white cardigan and some plum-colored tights to keep me warm. I love the way the blue and purple look together, and tights are still a must where I live to keep from freezing!

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I wore my brown oxfords, which complement the colors in my outfit nicely and play into the slightly vintage vibe the dress gives off. I love a good pair of oxford shoes! As much as I love wearing them with a dress and tights, I can’t wait til it warms up and I can wear them with shorts and skirts minus the tights.

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Dress: Modcloth, Cardigan: Forever 21 Tights: Forever 21 Oxfords: Payless-similar Belt: thrift store

Is it warm enough to not wear tights anymore where you are? What’s your favorite spring outfit? Let me know what you think!

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