Category Archives: Take Another Looksie


Home Decorator’s Collection.

Last week I received a new catalog for Home Decorator’s Collection.  While this catalog has been around for many years, I was never incredibly impressed with their products.  The only time that I ordered from them was in 2004.  I ordered a set of Louis Chairs that I was going to have reupholstered.  Well, they sent 4 of the chairs with a white wood frame and then told me that they were out of stock and couldn’t send the other two.  Needless to say, I was furious.  So after a “talk” with management, I received the additional two chairs for free (with a dark wood frame.)  What was I going to do with 4 white chairs, and 2 mahogany?… As it turns out, I painted the frames black.  As you can see from this picture (from last year), I never replaced the fabric, and now they have been booted from the dining room to make room for my mother’s dining room chairs.
So, (as I digress) I usually don’t pay their catalog much attention, but this one made me take another looksie.  And boy, am I glad that I did!  Looks like someone’s really upped their game!
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Forever 21 Girls.

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Forever 21.  Well, were you aware that they now carry both girls and maternity?  The online selection leaves a bit to be desired, but if you have a store nearby I strongly urge you to visit.  Check out these adorable dresses that I picked up for my girls for $9.99.  (Sorry, pics were taken with my iPhone.)  I love how they each rocked them in their own style.  E put this ensemble together all by herself.  She popped on this flower pin from Crew Cuts that I completely forgot she owned.  Her Daddy made her put a skort on under the dress, as we were going to a birthday party at My Gym.  Still… she made it work!  I love that she feels the need to constantly add accessories.. that apple didn’t fall from the tree!
Daddy’s happy that  she’ll be “covered.”


Seeing Lilly in a Whole New Light.

Whether you love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion of Lilly Pulitzer’s Palm Beach prints.  After receiving their new spring catalog, I am seeing Lily in a whole new light.  Not that the label has given up on the bright colors and bold patterns that have made them famous– just added some more sophisticated textures and lines that quite frankly, I am loving.. particularly their “Lilly Whites.”

Check out some of these digs from the Spring catalog:

Here are some more items that I am loving:

1. Eryn Dress– $298
2. Set in Stone Wedge– $268
3. Murfee Scarf Dip Dye– $98
4. Wynne Top– $68
5. Chrysoprase Charm Necklace– $550
6. Ric Rac Bangle Set– $58
7. Glam Obi Belt– $38
8. Resort Chic Wedge– $198
9. Kiki Dress-$238  (Do I need to say more???)


What a Wonderful World (Market.)

I love shopping at World Market.  I always seem to walk out with a cart full of great finds at ridiculously low prices.   In checking out their online store lately, it seems as though their selection is on trend.  Fantastic furniture, marvelous mirrors, luxurious lamps, outstanding ottomans, ridiculous rugs and killer kitchenware.  Remember the silverware that I ordered from Neiman’s?  See anything similar below?  This bamboo flatware is truly a steal at $11.96 per set of four pieces.
World Market has items for every style and every budget.  Here are the World Market Items that made it onto Kiki’s List:

1. Industrial Desk Lamp– $129.99
2. Bamboo Flatware– $11.96 per set of 4
3. Tufted Round Ottoman– $89.99
4. Arabesque Rug– $139.99
5. Ikat Toss Pillow– $19.99
6. Victoria Chair– $399.99
7. Flared Wine Decanter- $19.99
8. Beam Floor Lamp– $259.99
9. Water Hyacinth Mirror– $224.99
10. Detour Velvet Cube- $59.99
11.Hancock Desk– $104.99
12. Bourne Leather Side Chair– $89.99


Take Another Looksie: LOFT.

The Ann Taylor Loft brand was established in 1996 as a more casual, more affordable version of the Ann Taylor brand. Up until last spring, I was unimpressed. Ann Taylor LOFT, now renamed LOFT has been bringing their “A” game as of late. Check out the fantastic fall items that made it onto Kiki’s List:

2. Rosette Halter Cami– $54.50 ***KIKI’S LIST FAVORITE
3. Striped Merino Wool Blazer– $98 ***KIKI’S LIST FAVORITE
4. Gold Brocade Skirt– $69.50
5. Zebra Stripes Tank– $14.99 ON SALE
6. Pieced Jeans Belt– $39.50
7. Military Sweater Coat- $128 ***KIKI’S LIST FAVORITE
8. Open Cabled Cardigan– $69.50 ***KIKI’S LIST FAVORITE
11. Lean Boyfriend Jeans- $24.99 ON SALE