Monday, February 15, 2016

a trip to las vegas

It's really everything you imagine. Casinos, too tall heels, sequins, fancy dinners, lights, sunny adventures. I went with my love Adam to Las Vegas, flying out on Thursday and coming back Sunday, and I can say that I literally had one of the best times of my life. Maybe it's because I was on vacation with my best friend and lover, but Vegas is always a place that you'll remember. I know that this is my usual type of posting, but I wanted to share the photos with you anyway. It was too much fun and beauty not to share.

we were so lucky enough to stay at the Venetian!!


me overly excited about the chocolate covered strawberries at our Valentines day dinner.
wearing for love & lemons.


dinner overlooking the Paris hotel. 

beautiful romper by Sabo Skirt ♡ linked here.





breakfast at Bouchon.


Places we went: Il Mulino, Bouchon, Caesars Palace, the Paris hotel, the Bellagio, I <3 Burgers (hehe), we walked the Vegas strip, hot tubbed, all that good stuff. I seriously feel so lucky for having such a beautiful weekend. Of course it's so weird being back in cold, snowy NYC (Adam is still in Vegas for business) but I'm just so lucky to be able to look back on all the memories that were this weekend.

I know this postage was a bit different, but why not get a post up and shake things up a bit, eh? Really hope you guys enjoyed and if you plan on going to Vegas, that this gave you some inspo of some places to go/see! There's so much fun and prettiness there I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time either way.

Xoxo,
Kiki

Monday, February 8, 2016

valentines day outfits

Every year people get in a tizzy on what to wear for the 'holiday of love'. What the fuck is Valentines Day, really? It's not a time to feel lonely, no. It's a time to treasure yourself and appreciate all the love you get from everyone; not a specific guy or girl who you don't really know if they feel the same and will only feel satisfied if a mysterious rose shows up at your door. This is my first year to actually have a Valentine, and though it's so exciting, I don't want you guys to feel like you need to have a special someone to appreciate this glorious holiday filled with flowers, red everything, lingerie, and chocolate. Without further ado, here are some outfits, fit for however you want to celebrate February 14th.



My Polyvore. Happy early Valentine's Day loves and let me know...who are you spending it with, how are you spending it, and what outfit do you think you're going to channel for your Valentines Day look?

Xoxo,
Kiki


Saturday, February 6, 2016

lion, witch, wardrobe


I've always had a weakness for witchy vibes. Dark, turquoise walls, melting candles, moss, crystals, thick dusty books, skulls, herbs hanging from the peeled walls...something majestic, dark, and looking like it holds secrets (this may also be why I like the restaurant Freeman's so much-total witchy vibes). With this said, I fell in love with Shop Dixi's 'Raised by Wolves' collection. Take a sneak peak....




















Shop Dixi Site // Instagram

Hope you guys enjoyed! Definitely check them out, y'all have seen them before but they're such a cool brand and their jewelry is to die for. And also won't turn your fingers green.

Xoxo,
Kiki

Friday, February 5, 2016

gentle things


IT's always nice coming home and having those familiar things-an actual bath, comfy sheets, bath bombs, open space, candles. Being in a dorm isn't ideal for anyone, but I truly can't explain how much I miss having my own little area to be free and bask in natural lighting and wood floors. My dorm is literally shoved in a corner so no light comes in-we face another tall building that blocks sunlight or rain or much of anything. Hence why it's so difficult to take pictures while in the city; I need to go out, find good lighting, find a space, etc. Being back home, in New Jersey, with my room, makes me feel comfy and miss the gentle things in life. Therefore I'm going to share with you my favorite little (and delicate/gentle) things.

 #1 Flowers






Of course flowers are so easy to get in NYC, but I feel like I can't fully appreciate them wilting away in a dorm room with no sunlight. Like I mentioned before, I did end up giving my mom the roses, but I miss the herbs and eucalyptus that I could put next to my bed and wake up to. It's just not the same environment. I can't wait for when I finally get an apartment and I can deck it out in too many plants, cacti, herbs, and flowers. It's going to be like a garden that everyone will be like what the fuck is this place but I'm going to love it.

#2 Baths




Obviously no one really has a bath in college, but I didn't realize how much I missed them until every time I come home it's the same pattern; unpack and bathe immediately. I love setting it up with candles and a good book and tea and just sitting there. Someday there will be a claw-footed bath tub waiting for me and I'll be able to climb in after a hard day's work :-)

#3 Writing


I keep a journal, and have kept a journal for 2 years now, as a place to write down my feelings with poems and small phrases. Ever since moving into a dorm, I haven't felt that inspired to write, in fears that my roommate would walk in at any moment and somehow see right through the binding exactly what I was writing. The things I write in my journal are so personal to me, it's literally my fear of my roommate somehow seeing that I don't really get to do it anymore. Plus, time moves so fast, I don't really find the excess moment to be able to crack open my journal and write freely.

#4 Walking around in bralettes


Again, for obvious reasons, I can't walk around just wearing a bralette and oversized tshirt. My new roommate and I are super close, but there's something freeing and comforting with being able to walk around almost naked in your room. I can't really do that with confidence now a days. I miss candles, too :"( I'm so happy to be home and prance around and listen to records and be able to dance in one of these. (white bralette - LAWITHLOVE. lavender bralette - tjmaxx). 

#5 Beauty Routine



I adore coming back home and being able to really talk care of my skin-do a nice facial, take a bath and do a scrub, moisturize until I'm an oil slick, etc. My new little brush is from Vanity Planet (70% off if you go to vpow.com/nycbambi and use code NYCBAMBI) and favorite lip moisturizer by Juice Beauty (perfume from Anthropologie).
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I'm sorry if this post ended up being a "I miss this, I miss that" sort of thing but sometimes we have to vent our feelings in order to appreciate home and coming back to the routine that we took for granted. I love being home and being able to do these things, but I also love living in the city too. Sure I'm in a dorm right now, but even that has its perks, too.

Xoxo,
Kiki