ADVICE FROM A WIFE: Melisa from Pie N’ the Sky

Melisa Wedding

Hello there!

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks on my end but I’m excited to get back to this awesome advice series. I love reading the responses of such sweet, honest, and insightful women.

Today’s interview is with Melisa from Pie N’ the Sky. Melisa and I worked on the same campaign awhile back and I have been visiting her blog ever since! Be sure to stop by and check out here blog whenever you have a chance! (more…)

Holiday Hair with KISS InstaWave: Review + Demo

Check out the video to see how my first experience with KISS’s new InstaWave went! If you have any thoughts or questions please feel free to leave them in the comment section and I will get back to you ASAP!

Also, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about this automatic hair curler:  (more…)

Advice from a Wife: Lisa from FreshSpinach.com

Lisa Wife Interview

Happy Friday everyone!

Today is the beginning of a new series here on Love, Niki. Every week or so, I’ll be sharing a post entitled, “Advice from a Wife”, where I interview a married woman and ask her to share her insight, advice and thoughts on marriage, wedding planning, and life as a Mrs. I hope this series will help both newlyweds and soon-to-be brides navigate this new chapter of their life.

If there’s a question you’d like to see answered, please leave it in the comment section. Also, if you would like to be a part of this series and share your perspective as a wife, please feel free to contact me be using this form. (more…)

I’m Too Old for This Sh*t: A Shopping Un-wishlist

Have you ever asked yourself if you were “too old for that”? I do, all the time. Quarter life crisis perhaps?

I’m currently in the process of updating my wardrobe because I felt it needed to “grow-up” a bit. It’s taking longer than I would have hoped but rebuilding a wardrobe is expensive and without a lot of extra room in the budget, I can’t just throw everything out and replace it.

As I window shop online and look for inspiration on how to fill my age-appropriate closet, I have come across some items that I am without a doubt, too old for.

Let’s take a look.

urban outfitters

Ah yes, a quirky pair of colorful tights & a puffer vest . My inner 6 year old is quite pleased with this look.

totes adorbsWhile the color of this sweatshirt is nice, I don’t understand why they covered it in prepubescent slang vomit. Lol

fashion addict

#StopIt #StopItRightNow

pizza shirtThis shirt is the reason love fades and babies cry.


 

What are your thoughts?!

Yes, I’m horrible. But… honest. Lol. My friends say I should edit myself less and say what I think and so there it is. Niki’s opinion fresh outta the oven! But it can’t be just me that thinks these things!

And in case you were wondering, these item are from F21, Urban Outfitters, Charlotte Russe, and Wet Seal. Maybe there’s a bigger issue at hand…

Are we just too old for these shops?!

Anxiously awaiting your comments…

A Gypsy Dream

A Gypsy Dream Desert Girl Desert Gypsy Gypsy CostumeA last minute halloween costume ended up inspiring this fantasy shoot. With only a few moments to get ready for a halloween/birthday party this past Saturday morning, I threw together this simple gypsy look.

Will decided to take a back road on our way to the party and found this awesome photo spot. Isn’t it perfectly fitting?

I know most people only play dress-up once a year but I love creating fantasy looks year round. It’s so much fun!

I’m excited to hear what you think. Let me know what type of imaginative story comes to mind when you see this photo set.

tty soon,

Niki

Engagement Update: Month 2

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/williamandnikiproposalHappy Halloween!

I’m definitely a big fan of this candy-filled holiday but today my mind and heart are focused on something else. I have just lived through my second month as an engaged woman!

So far everything is moving along smoothly. We officially booked our venue a.k.a. 20% down(Thanks Grandma!). We’re so happy with our choice. It’s the perfect reflection of us. I’m going to do a whole post on it soon in case anyone else out there is looking for a spot in Southern California. I also want to share some ideas and maybe you guys can help me plan out a few things?!

I’ve also purchased my wedding dress, veil, petticoat, and shoes! I’m surprised how much got done this month. But I’m also really happy that I ordered my dress early so that they can sew me a brand new one! I’ll be the only girl to ever wear it, with the exception of my future daughter. I have a feeling she’s going to love it and beg to try it on.

That’s the latest for now, but there are more fun wedding posts coming soon!

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

 

Little Devil Halloween Costume

Devil Costume

Happy almost Halloween!

Today I’m sharing a fun and affordable costume idea! I know that a creative, handmade costume sounds like a great idea but c’mon… not everyone has the time or the money for that! (more…)

Decorating for Thanksgiving on a Budget!

 

I had the pleasure of working with the 99Cent Only Stores on a Thanksgiving decorating video!

You can get beautiful plates, chic glass and lots of cute decorations for only 99 cents! Have you visited a store lately? You’re going to be really impressed with their selection. You can find your local store by clicking here.

I hope this video inspires you to host your own Thanksgiving dinner! I can’t wait to share more fun budget-friendly decorating videos!

website: www.99only.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/99CentsOnlyOfficial

Wedding Dresses Under $300

Okay, let me just be super real and honest for a second. WEDDINGS ARE EXPENSIVE! Like really really expensive. The food, the venue, the dress, the flowers, it all adds up to a BIG number. No one seems to mention it much as we pin to our “Dream Wedding” boards but I think we should.

Lately, I’ve been browsing dresses and I realized that some of them cost more than our expected catering fee. Heck, the designer ones cost more than what we expect to pay for our entire wedding! It’s kind of funny, and sad, and confusing. If I were a millionaire, I’d probably pick out one of the wedding dresses from my pinterest boards and have it customized, add some diamonds, unicorn hair, whatever I felt it needed. But this is REAL life and like most of you, I’m on a REAL budget.

So for every bride-to-be out there who has decided to spend less on her dress and splurge on dessert, or who can simply not afford to buy an expensive dress, I’ve complied a list of lovely options. All of them are under $300 dollars.

Anabelle Dress from BHLDN (Anthropologie) $260

Anabelle BHLDN Wedding

Sweet Organza Gown from David’s Bridal $199

Davids bridal wedding dress

Champagne Dress from Lace Bridal $230

Lace Bridal Etsy

Sleeveless V-Back Dress from ELDesignStudio $299

v back lace etsy vback etsy

Lux Bridal Anabella from Sears $198

Anabella Sears Wedding Dress

 

 

 

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!

 

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