midi skirts

Summer ’16 Lookbook: Look 2

Hey people,  it’s NikkiSimone here. This is look two of my Summer ’16 lookbook. If you missed look 1 you can check it out right here. All of the details of this look will be listed at the very end of the post.

Look 2: Bold Print Pencil Skirt 

I really enjoyed putting this look together. It all started with this beautiful, vibrant cotton print fabric that I purchased. It took me while to figure out what to make with it. As I was staring at it one day, it just hit me. Pencil skirt. Not just any ol’ basic pencil skirt though. I had to make it my own. And if you’ve ever worn a pencil skirt, you know what a struggle it is to walk in one, especially one of midi length. I solved that issue by putting not only a standard split in the back, but a very daring split in the front as well,  and every thing just fell into place.

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Skirt was made by me. (Interested in purchasing one? Let me know) *Not so shameless plug* Cami: Forever21 Blazer: Windsor Shoes: Shoedazzle 

Photography: Fuse Collins

Thank you so much for stopping by. Tell me what you think of the lookbook so far. Feel free to share. Until next time,

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One Successful Weekend!

Hey people! It’s Nikki Simone here. I hope you all have had an awesome weekend. I think mine was pretty successful. I created three looks for my online store (Coming soon! So excited!!!!) You all get to see them first. Tell me which look is your fave.

2 Piece Textured Ponte Set

2 Piece Textured Ponte Set

Flounce Shirt and Polka Dot Blouse.

Flounce Shirt and Polka Dot Blouse.

Organza Sweatshirt (SUPER proud of this!) and Lycra Midi Skirt.

Organza Sweatshirt (SUPER proud of this!) and Lycra Midi Skirt.

Stay tuned for more info on my online store. Until next time, Nikki Simone.

Summer Trends 2014

Hey people, it’s Nikki Simone here and I present to you my favorite trends of Summer 2014.

First up is Lovely Lace. You can keep it simple in white or nude, or make a statement with bold colors. You can even use this trend to accessorize, whether it’s a lace handbag, shoe, or bangle.

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Next up is Awesomely Athletic. There’s an array of joggers available to help you work this trend. Denim, leather, floral, etc. Throw on a cropped football jersey, a leather baseball cap, and a pair of sneakers and you’re all set.

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The third trend is the Flawless Full Skirt. I don’t know what it is about a full skirt that makes you want to twirl on a mountain like Maria in The Sound of Music. You can go mini or midi. Solid, printed, or even sheer. Pair it with some killer shoes and knock them dead.

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Fourth is Gorgeous Geometric. (I’m reaching with that alliteration huh?) This trend is everywhere. You can find pieces to rock from head to toe. My favorite expression of the geometric trend is the use of tribal and African inspired prints.

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Last but not least is Magnificent Mesh. You can go full on mesh like the blazer shown below, or wear pieces with small mesh insets. Either way is sexy and adds a touch of edge to your wardrobe.

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That’s all for now guys. What are some your favorite trends of the season? Comment down below. As always thanks for reading and until next time, Nikki Simone.

Fashion Trends I Pray Never Go Away

Hey people. It’s Nikki Simone here and these are a few fashion trends that I’m happy exist and probably couldn’t live without. I mean, seriously, what did I wear before these things were in?

LEGGINGS

Some may consider leggings a ghetto or “hoodratish” article of clothing these days but I disagree, to some degree. There are some questionable prints out there, but I don’t plan to wear any with marijuana leaves, or naked chicks. I will, however, rock some leather ones, or a tribal print. I’m not much into sweatpants and sneakers so leggings is my go to piece of clothing for comfort. There are so many different styles that you can dress up or down and make work in any situation.

Oh the possibilities.

Oh the possibilities.

HIGH-LOW TOPShl3 - CopyAs I said above I love leggings, but I don’t need my behind showing for everyone to see. At least not all the time. ..Hehe. High-low tops are perfect for situations like this. They show just enough and cover up just enough. They add a touch of style to any outfit. Loooove them.

Dressy or casual. Love them either way.

Dressy or casual. Love them either way.

MIDI SKIRTSmid - CopyThese are a fairly new trend. I think of it as a sexier version of the pencil skirt. Once I hit thirty, I decided mini skirts did not always equate to sexiness. I feel like I’m trying too hard when I wear them. Then, I discovered the MIDI skirt! Sophisticated yet sexy as hell. It still shows what you’re working with without showing everything you working with if you know what I mean.

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Yesss lawd!

WEDGES

Aldo-Shoes-Calacagni-Wedge - Copy Heels add a touch of sexiness and sophistication to any outfit. Unfortunately, my feet and most heels don’t get along after an hour or so. Wedges are another story. I can wear them for hours, hop over puddles, skip down the street, dance the night away, stand in line for the bathroom, and make it back home avoiding that nasty barefoot walk of shame.

I need all of these in my closet now.

I need all of these in my closet now.

SKINNY JEANSSkinny-Jeans I remember when skinny jeans made a come back and I vowed to never wear a pair. Scoffing “Those would just make my feet look big.” Now, I don’t own anything but skinny jeans. I mean, seriously, how did we make it stuffing those boot-cuts and flares into knee high boots? How many pair of jeans did we ruin walking on the back of the hems in our sneakers and flats? These problems are all avoided with a pair of skinnies.

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Almost as many possibilities as leggings.

CROSS-BODY HANDBAGScb2 I take public transportation and it’s mighty hard to snatch a purse hanging ACROSS the body of an unsuspecting young woman.  That alone is reason enough for me to love them but I do have one more. They keep your hands free to juggle five shopping bags and a cup of Starbucks. Have you ever been Black Friday shopping? If so, you know a cross body is a must.

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Isn’t she lovely?

Which of these items are an important staple in your wardrobe? What are some items you can’t live without? Leave a comment, start up a discussion, say something.

Thanks for reading my thoughts. I hope you enjoyed. Until next time……Nikki Simone