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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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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Christmas Skincare Haul

I hope everyone’s holidays were amazing, regardless of what you celebrate! Today I want to share some skincare gifts I received this Christmas that I’m super excited to test out!

I had a really hard time taking these photos, since it was super overcast out and I couldn’t get any good natural light. These are the best I could get, after about 75 shots for a 6 picture blog post haha. Oh well! They’re not as clear as I would like, but that’s okay, because I couldn’t wait any longer to share them!


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First up, a giant tub of the St Ives Apricot Scrub, which I know is a cult favorite to many! This is one of my very favorite exfoliators. I previously reviewed the sample size here, and that small amount lasted me a few months, so I’m sure this huge on will last me forever! Grab it here.

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My younger sister knew I wanted something to moisturize, so she got me this lovely body butter from Bath and Body Works. It’s warm vanilla sugar scented, and the scent is divine! I can’t wait to use it, I love a delicious scented lotion, and the packaging is adorable! Find it here 🙂

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I really wanted a face moisturizer that had a) SPF in it b) wouldn’t clog my pores, and c) would make my skin less dull and dry. This product from Aveeno claims to do all three! If it actually makes my skin positively radiant, I will be super impressed! I know a lot of people love this product,so I hope it works for me too. Find it here. (And grr at that annoying reflective spot! I struggled so hard with these photos!)

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Last but not least, an essential oil, which can apparently be used for your face, hair, and body. I’ve never tried one of these before, but I absolutely love the pretty packaging and the cute bottle with its dropper! I have super dry skin, so hopefully this will help me out. Any tips on using oils like these?

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I was super excited to receive these for Christmas, and to share them with you, even though my photos weren’t what I’d like haha. What do you think? Do you use any of these products? Would you like to see reviews of any of these? 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.


Romper, Cardigan, Boots, Beanie, Septum Ring

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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Add A Bit Of Whimsy (Giveaway with CaseApp)

My friends are always telling me that my decorating style is like a scrapbook. I have stickers all over my water bottles, my walls are covered in a mixture of posters and tapestries, and I wear two or three necklaces at once. I love to add some touches of whimsy to my life. So a few weeks ago, when a website called CaseApp reached out to me about a collaboration, I was intrigued. They let you design your own custom phone cases, as well as laptop cases and decals! I loved the idea of adding some whimsical flair into my life via my electronics.

I love the products I received, but the best part is that I got to design them myself. I’m super excited to be giving away a $40 USD value online code to one lucky winner! Scroll down to see more, and to enter the giveaway!

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First up, this MacBook decal! I made a mistake when designing this: I accidentally designed this for an 11-inch Macbook Air, when the computer that I actually have is a 13-inch MacBook Air. Oops! No big deal though, I actually don’t mind that it’s a little too small, I think the border looks cool. But if you’re getting this, make sure you double-check how big your computer is! The decal is made of a really nice heavy-duty vinyl, and definitely protects from scratches and other superficial damage. I used a stock photo and added a quote, but you can use literally any picture to design your own decal or case!

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I also designed this iPhone case! I happen to have an iPhone 6, but they can make cases for quite a few different types of phones, including Androids and old iPhone models. Similarly, the computer aren’t limited to only MacBooks either! I got the solid case, and while it isn’t very heavy duty, I would recommend it if you’re not as clumsy with your phone and like to change up its look. Again, you can use any picture, and even add their little doodles like I did! I picked this stock photo of Big Ben and then added this cute little rain cloud raining diamonds.

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Overall, I really like these products! I think it’s awesome how you can design them to your specific tastes. If you prefer a more minimalistic version to my scrapbookish style, you can make it exactly how you would like!

I’m going to be giving away an online code worth $40 to CaseApp. You can use this code to design anything you’d like! Just click on the link below, then follow the instructions to enter-it’s super easy! The only required fields are to comment on this post and follow on Twitter. The winner will be notified by email the day the giveaway closes, November 6. Good luck to all!

Enter The Giveaway!

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I also have a discount code to share with all of you! It’s valid for the next week at CaseApp. Use the code COLORME20 to get 20% off your order! If you need some inspiration, check out CaseApp’s Instagram or Facebook.

What do you think? Have you used CaseApp before? I hope you enter the giveaway 🙂 Let me know what you think in the comments! 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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