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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Hopeless Romantic

There is usually no such thing as a perfect photoshoot.

Either I have camera issues, or the light is weird, or it’s last minute and I don’t create the vision I intended. I originally planned on a completely different outfit for this post, something classy and vintage inspired. But the shots were coming out weird, and I just wasn’t feeling the look. So I scrapped that last minute and threw on something I felt comfortable in.

It turned out silly and weird and awesome, and I’m super happy with this set of photos. I think they really captured me haha, and I had so much fun taking them. I had to sort through a lot of bloopers to find these ones, but I’m super pleased with it! Hope you enjoy this OOTD 🙂


 A fun story about the tee I’m wearing here: I actually bought it in the children’s section of Old Navy while helping a friend look for a gift for her niece. It’s a child’s large, I think kids’ clothes today must run a lot bigger than they used to! Anyway, I just kinda liked the graphic on it, and it only cost $1.99 haha. I threw a bunch of layers on and called it a day.

Overall this look may be silly or childish or messy; it’s certainly not high fashion! I love its odd layers and untied Converse and messy ponytails though, I feel that it really captures who I am: a silly, hopeless romantic who’s far from perfect. And I think that’s what fashion is supposed to do: capture who we are.


Dress: Forever21, Tee: Old Navy (no longer available), Shoes: Converse, Vest: Thrifted, Sunnies: Forever21

(I’m also wearing NYX Soft Matter Lip Cream in Monte Carlo– stay tuned for a review soon!)

What do you think? How does the way you dress reflect who you are? Ever buy any kids’ clothes? 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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3 Halloween Costumes You Already Have In Your Closet

I don’t know about you guys, but Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I love dressing up, I love candy, I love trick-or-treating! Everything about Halloween is my favorite, and since it’s just around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my costume ideas! The best thing about this list is that all of these outfits can be put together without buying much, which is great for my fellow poor college students. Most of these can be put together with items you have in your own closet! Scroll down for some budget-friendly Halloween costume ideas!

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1. Go Classic- Black Cat, Witch

If you’re looking for the easiest costume to put together, think back to when you were a kid. Grab a pair of black tights and a crop top, draw some whiskers on with eyeliner, and pick up a pair of ears from Walmart. Voila! You’re a black cat. Wanna be a witch? Pull out your favorite skater dress, add some fun tights and boots, then just grab a hat. A swipe of burgundy lipstick and a statement necklace spice things up-broom is optional!

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2. Go Vintage- Audrey Hepburn, Bonnie And Clyde

While you’ll see quite a few black cats and witches out this Halloween, you’ll probably see less of these characters. Vintage-styled costumes are a lot of fun to wear, and these two are iconic enough that you won’t have to explain what you are every other minute. For Bonnie and Clyde, a sweater vest with a skirt, a beret, a fake pistol and a partner should do it (add some fake money bags for a hint if you think you need to). Audrey Hepburn as Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly is one of the most well-known film characters of all time. I actually dressed up as her myself last year (click here if you want to see how that turned out!). Just pick a dress with a classic silhouette, grab a pair of black gloves, and some pearls, then finish off the look with a bun and a tiara. If you have one, a cigarette holder really pulls it together! (I made one out of a chopstick.)

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3. Go Disney

There’s a reason that we’re obsessed with Disney characters-they’re easy to recognize and easy to make a costume from things you already own! Here’s some inspiration for a couple of my favorite characters.

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As you can see from this post, I’m getting a little obsessed with Polyvore haha. You can follow me here, I’d love to check out your accounts!

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Any fun plans? Are you going as any of these? Let me know in the comments! And if you still can’t decide what you’d like to be this year, here’s a CollegeFashion quiz to help you decide. Thanks for stopping by!

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Prairie Chic (with eShakti)

As you guys may have noticed, I hardly ever wear pants. Most of my wardrobe consists of dresses and skirts, so when eShakti reached out to me to collaborate and asked me to pick a piece out to review, of course it was going to be a dress. I picked out this floral navy number, and I’m in love with it!

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I chose this dress because of the pretty print and the sheer sleeves, but online it looked shorter than it is. When it came I was surprised, but I actually think I like the longer length now that I’m used to it. My housemate said it looked “prairie chic”, like I’m from the Old West haha. eShakti gives you the option to customize your order in a lot of ways, including length, neckline, and even sleeve type, but I liked the dress as it was! It has a drawstring neck featuring a cutout, and it came with pockets, which is always a plus 🙂eshakti6eshakti7eshakti4eshakti9eshakti3eshakti10eshakti5

I added my tan booties and a silver cuff to add to the prairie/boho vibe I was feeling in this dress. This is definitely a dress I’m going to be wearing a lot this winter, the longer length and sleeves make it warm and comfy.

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Overall I was very impressed with eShakti! I’m often wary of buying dresses online, but the size I ordered fit perfectly, and if you’re worried about fit, you can put in your measurements and customize the fit to your body! Like I mentioned before, you can also change the sleeves, neckline, length, and other aspects of the dress so you’re getting something uniquely yours! You can check out eShakti here, or on their Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

What do you think? Have you tried eShakti? How do you feel about buying clothes online? If you’d like to see more shots from this shoot, follow along on Instagram-I’m always looking for new bloggers to follow! Let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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This dress was provided by eShakti, but all opinions are my own.

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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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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! 🙂

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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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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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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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