Denim Shift Dress

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Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday! I hope wherever you are is cooler than here; temperatures are off the charts and all I want to do is spend all day in the pool with a cold smoothie!
 Today was another oppressively hot one, so I thought it was the perfect day to show you guys this sleeveless denim shift dress! You may remember it from my Back To School Haul the other day. It’s my favorite piece lately! It’s so swingy and cool, and just so easy to wear. I paired it with my favorite oxfords, a bronze necklace, and this lovely little coin purse for some fun vintage vibes.

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I threw my hair up to get it off my neck, and added a simple winged eyeliner look. Aren’t the mountains just gorgeous here in Vermont? I love the summer scenery!

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Shop this look: Denim Shift: Forever21, Necklace: Forever21 (similar), Sunnies: Forever21, Coin Purse: Vintage.

Also a quick mention, this marks six months of Color Me Kiki! Thank you so much to everyone who follows, comments, and enjoys my posts; it means so much to be to be able to share my writing and creativity with all of you like this! I extend a virtual hug to each and every one of you 🙂  I’ve come so far in a short time thanks to all of you, so, thank you very much!

What pieces are you loving for summer? What do you think about shift dresses? Let me know in the comments! Good luck beating the heat, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Love Kiki

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If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy Back To School Haul or Back In Black

Back In Black

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I’m on a bit of a rock and roll kick this summer so far- I channeled some edgy rocker vibes in this OOTD with my maroon leather jacket and round sunnies.

I’m in love with this black maxi dress, my latest purchase from the amazing TJ Maxx! I tied it up to keep it off the ground, and also to add a bit of an edge to the silhouette. The soft jersey fabric is so versatile, and I’m loving wearing it in so many different ways this summer so far! I grabbed a silver necklace to add a little flair, but overall I tried to keep everything pretty minimal to let the details take center stage.

I added my ever-present Milani lipstick in Caberet Blend- it’s a great maroony-red shade that perfectly matches the jacket! I left the rest of my makeup neutral so as not to offset the bold lip.

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I’m in love with these suede booties-they’re the perfect 70’s low boot! I have very similar ones in a different shade as well, and I wear them constantly! Booties are my vice 🙂

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Dress-Similar, Jacket-Forever21, Booties-Similar, Sunnies-Amazon, Lipstick-Milani

I couldn’t resist adding this last picture-I had way too much fun with this photoshoot 🙂 I think it captures the edginess I was going for rather well haha! I love wearing this maxi dress like this, and I have so many other ideas for it too! A black maxi dress is really the perfect staple for any closet in any season! It can be easily transformed no matter what your aesthetic is.

What do you think? How do you style a black maxi dress? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Love Kiki

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See this jacket styled differently in In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb and these booties again in Good Vibes!

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 🙂

Love Kiki

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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:

march18.0 I talked about these in my last post, but I am just in LOVE with these sunglasses! They are just so versatile and so much fun to wear. I can’t wait to style the with a flowy kimono and some gladiator sandals to channel my inner bohemian this summer! You can find them on Amazon.

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 🙂

Love Kiki

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