SPRING AWAKENING

It’s been quite a while since I’ve felt like dripping myself in color from head to toe. Back in the day, my signature was color-blocking and I was known for it but then I fell in love with black and white! When my lovely friend Mariah’s spring collection came out, I was instantly inspired by her new collection which is a rainbow of bright vivid colors in different styles. This outfit instantly put me in a brilliant mood! I paired her ocean midi blue dress with a white sunglasses, a forever 21 pink furry clutch and Zara nude snakeskin pumps. You can shop her line at http://www.phlobymariah.com. Have a fantastic sunday!

Xx

Photography by one of my fav humans: NICOLAS BATES.

A CLASSIC COMBINATION

Hello Guys,
I’ve been awfully sick. I was hospitalized all last week and this week I had to have a tumor removed from my left eye but I’m okay and all is well. I’m transitioning into a drastic hairstyle (PICS SOON). In the mean time I’m wearing a classic combination of black and white.  My Hat is from H&M, Coat from forever 21, Pants from American Apparel and Shoes from Zara. Follow me on SnapChat for daily outfits: MZNIKE.

Photography: Nicolas Bates

Xx

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits.

Good Morning Lovelies,
Hope all is well? I’ve been meaning to review the book “How to be Parisian” for you guys but I wanted the hype to subside first, so as to not get clouded by all the reviews out there. In any rate, I finally picked it up last week and read it and believe it or not I didn’t like it or hate it.  This is quite rare and shocking to me because I have a definitive opinion on everything. “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits” is a book by four witty and accomplished French women.  A fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. These Parisian women gives us their views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors—Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas — unmarried but attached, with children — have been friends for years. One thing I took away from the book that the Parisian women do in lieu of us Americans is that; they simply don’t care. They are nonchalant about most things and thus they live a much more liberating and fulfilled life and this is a working progress of mine.

Xx
Niké

Photography: Nicolas Bates

SHADES OF GREY WITH A POP OF RED

Hello Lovelies,
It was 95 degrees all weekend in Los Angeles! Call me crazy but I actually love the heat wave, it reminds me of Florida (Nostalgia). Anyways, I wore this grey palette with a pop of red to NY’s designer Kithe Brewster first fashion show in LA. Top & Skirt (sold separately) from H&M studio collection. I want always to keep an open dialogue with you guys. So please ask/tell me anything.

Xx
Niké

Photography: Nicolas Bates

OVERALLS ARE MY SECOND SKIN

Hope all is well! This is simply a quick OOTD of what I’m wearing today. I’m wearing American Apparel top, Eden_sky Overalls and forever 21 flats. Of course photography by Nicolas Bates.

PS: Do yourself a favor and eliminate any part-time people in your life. Trust me you’ll be much happier

XO

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

In honour of International Women’s day. My Friend and fellow blogger Zahra Jamila and I decided to collaborate. International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. We are collectively wearing American Apparel, forever 21 and Zara. Here’s to STRONG women everywhere! May we KNOW them, may we BE them, may we RAISE them! XO

Captured by Nicolas Bates.

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WELCOMING SPRING

Good Evening Lovelies,

This sweater was a love at first sight, it immediately made me think of spring season!!!  I wanted to wear it now and simply couldn’t wait till March!  I think that we are at that point where we can slowly start transitioning some spring pieces into our outfits. I paired it with my H&M pants and finished it with Zara heels. Nicolas and I shot this at the Hermes store on Rodeo

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Photography by Nicolas Bates

Live In Color

Although I love my minimal outfits such as all black, all white or interchanging the two colors. Once in a while I love to switch it up. Believe it or not, I love bright colors (yellow is my fav!). I wore this pants before (eternally a repeat offender). I remixed it by bringing color-block back. I love the way pink and orange compliments one another. I’m wearing a forever 21 sweater and Eden Sky pants.
Enjoy the post and have a colorful weekend lovelies xx

Photography: Nicolas Bates.

New Day, New Coffee Shop

Hello Guys,
To know me is to know that I’m addicted to coffee. I literally have to drink a cup of coffee within the first thirty minutes of waking up or I’ll have a migraine for the rest of the day. Therefore, Im eternally searching for a new coffee shop with stronger coffee and better ambiance. Today, Nicolas (of course he took lovely pics of me as per usual) and I visited Dinosaur Coffee located in Silverlake. Needless to say, it quickly became one of my favorite new hidden gems. Not only is their almond latte the strongest I’ve ever had, they have lots of natural light, plenty of seating, and free wifi and impeccable customer service. Being a new Silverlake resident this one is great and I know I’ll be back several times.

XO

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PHLO’ING THROUGH LIFE

PHLO’ING THROUGH LIFE

2015 has been good to me so far. Like I stated before I never make resolutions, I just make a list and I check it off. I’m working harder and I’m healthy, so I’m thankful for that. However, with everything else in my life much more stable, I’m longing for partnership now more than ever. It seems every single person I know is married with kids and with social media (instagram) and seeing pictures of everyone’s “happy family” and pressure from immediate family with constant questions of “where is the one?” its difficult not to feel a sense of envy and despondency. In any rate, this year I want to take all that my trials and tribulations have to teach me and be smarter, wiser, and more intelligent. I want to absorb everything I’m being taught by the universe. I want to constantly remind myself that beautiful things come out of horrible situations, I want to be centered and more balanced. I want to read more, travel more and speak more eloquently. I want to be softer and I want to be gentler. I want to be more forgiving, more honest and most importantly, I want to live less on what I think other people are doing and how far ahead I think they are and do more for my own pleasure and happiness. Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated. I’m wearing my Lovely friend’s line PHLO winter collection. Check out her website for more information

http://www.phlobymariah.com

XO

Niké

photography by Nicolas Bates