Who Should Pay on a First Date?

Welcome to the first episode of a new series I’m calling, Niki’s Question Café! Today I’m tackling the question: Who Should Pay on a First Date?

This new series is going to be tons of fun! I hope it helps you find the honest answers and insight you’ve been looking for.

If you have a question you’d like me to answer, leave it in the comment section below or email me at Niki@LoveNiki.com (make your email subject line: Niki’s Question café).

Christmas Shopping in October: Billion Dollar Brows

Billion Dollar Brows EyebrowsI might sound a little crazy talking about Christmas shopping now but anyone on a budget knows the importance of planning ahead for big expenses. And Christmas is one of the biggest expenses of the year! (more…)

Fall Lookbook 2014

So far so good with my weekly video goal! I incorrectly labeled my title card (things like this happen late at night) but instead of waiting to post I decided to tell my inner perfectionist to keep quiet and let me live my life! Lol.

Happy Friday!

 

Are you too old for pigtails?

AreYouTooOldForPigtailsToday we’re tackling an age-related beauty question. Do hairstyles have an age limit, specifically pigtails?  Now remember, this is only my take on it. If you disagree, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Wedding Inspiration from Anthropologie BHLDN

Wedding InspirationThere are so many pretty things for brides-to-be on Anthropologie’s wedding site (BHLDN)! I’m loving the jewel headpieces and sashes/belts. The toughest part so far is trying to figure which gown silhouette I like best. Any lovely brides out there want to share with me what type of dress shape they chose?

It’s going to be so much fun to share my journey to the wedding with you guys!

Also, there’ll be a fall lookbook video up next week and another advice post so be sure to come back for those! You can send me any questions (wedding, life, style) via email and I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as possible in an upcoming Breakfast at Niki’s post!

Talk to you soon!

How do you know if he’s the one?

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposalWelcome to the very first advice column post! Breakfast at Niki’s is a place for me to share my experiences, thoughts, and opinions on a variety of topics. I hope this section helps make navigating life, love, and style a little easier. Also, you’re always welcome to send me questions at Niki@LoveNiki.com. I will not publish your name unless you tell me it’s okay to do so :)

Now, on to today’s question!

How do you know if he’s the one?

I can tell you that from the moment I met Will there was a spark. I was hooked on him instantly for reasons I couldn’t explain. I mean, when you meet a stranger you are really just going off what your gut says. But there’s a reason people often advise you to listen to your gut. So my first tip for knowing if has potential to be ‘the one’ is… (more…)

Our Engagement Photos!

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposal View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposal View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposalOn Sunday, August 31, 2014, my life changed forever. An exciting new adventure was on the horizon and I didn’t even know it.

At 7:15 that morning my parents woke me up to deliver a beautiful box. Inside was an iPad with a video, an envelope, and a ticket. With sleepy morning eyes, I watched my boyfriend explain that he had planned something special for my birthday. He had set up a series of clues that would lead me to different destinations. A celebratory scavenger hunt.

And at his request, I vlogged it all. I tried my best to capture every step, every clue, every moment that he would only be able to experience through the lens of my camera. I wanted him to see every smile and laugh he was responsible for creating.

I want you, my sweet readers, to experience it all with me too. So instead of sharing it all in this post, I’m going to edit & narrate the vlog and let you watch it unfold.

But, as many of you already know, the day ended in a surprise engagement and party! It was like something out of a movie only better because films are just make-believe and this is real life!

As you get older, there will be many times when people ask you if you feel any differently. High school graduation, your 18th birthday, your 21st birthday, college graduation, etc. On none of those occasions did I wake up feeling like an entirely new person. This is different. It is the one exception (love always is).

From the moment Will asked me to marry him and slipped the most beautiful ring on my finger, I was forever changed. I feel new, refreshed, and more full of hope and optimism than I have ever been. I have been reminded of how incredible life truly is.

I’m so thankful to everyone who helped make our engagement so special. Our families helped make yesterday happen and it feels amazing to have their love & support as we set out to build a new life together. If anyone who was a part of yesterday is reading this, know that I love you. From the bottom of my heart, I love you! And thank you!

I’m also looking forward to sharing my journey with my readers! There are two new sections coming to the blog. One that will focus on weddings & couple related topics and another that will serve as an advice column that covers life, love, style and everything else you’d like me to share my take on.

I hope you’re just as excited as me! Also, please take a second to check out our amazing & talented photographer and hair/makeup geniuses! Links to both of these talented ladies below!

Hair and Makeup: Nikki from www.nikkiparisi.com

Photography: Alyssa from alyssamarie-photography.com

My dress, his bow tie & suspenders are from: Nordstrom

TTY Soon!

 

 

 

Goodbye Summer!

Goodbye Summer

Bring on the sweater weather, the hot chocolate, and everything knit! This girl is ready for fall! I’m normally all about the warm rays of sun but we could really use a break from the heat here in Cali. And a little rain would be nice. Lol.

Let me know where you’re located and if you’re excited to leave summer behind! Tty soon!

 

Niki Gets Eyelash Extensions!

I’m so happy to be getting back to making videos! Today I’m sharing a quick look at my trip to Platinum Lashes in Glendora, CA. Let me know if you have any additional questions about eyelash extensions after watching!

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