Casual Weekends with Kiki Riki - Sometimes You Just Need To Rest

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weekends are for chilling and catching up on life. I always wondered why, starting from Friday, I get really hungry and tired (it seems to be a recurring theme, doesn't it?) and I just want to 'relax' all the self imposed limitations I put on myself. Unfortunately, this comes with lots of guilt and ill feelings so that by Sunday I'm ready to get back to my normal (and pretty strict) regime. 

Speaking of strict regimes, it's almost the New Year and that means lots of people will be making their New Year's resolutions. I need to make my resolutions every single day when I wake up. Except of course for Shabbos, which is why my Sunday resolutions are all the more powerful.

This morning I was doing the usual beating myself up and wondering why I always need to do something self destructive (like eating pizza, popcorn and a couple fun size chocolates in one sitting), before I'm re-motivated to get back on top. It's a pattern that I just can't seem to break. And then the answer came simply, that sometimes I just need to rest. I need to cut myself a  break, and instead of viewing my low periods as failures, view them simply as resting; resting from the food restrictions I put on my self, the busy scheduling I imposed on myself and the standards of mothering that I feel I'm never achieving. I just need to rest. And it's ok. 

When it comes to resting in terms of dressing casually it doesn't necessarily mean looking like a slob. (And, hey, if you need a day to just lounge in pajamas and skip makeup, by all means go for it.) For me, casual means throwing on a jean skirt, a Kiki Riki t-shirt and then working from there with some easy accessories. Here's a typical casual day look that I recently threw together:
 What I love about the Kiki Riki jean skirt is it's make of a real denim that has a rich color and nice stretch that kind of holds you in where you need it most.
 And the Kiki Riki shells come in so many colors that it's easy to create new outfits everyday.
 I loved this cognac color that was a perfect match to my leather jacket.
 It looks great with the denim and was easy to accessorize with a touch of leopard and my Vince Camuto booties.
 Okay, I admit the booties aren't the most casual way to go, but can you imagine this look with a great pair of riding boots?
 Oh and one more thing, this Kiki Riki denim skirt is a really great length for those of you who worry about their denim skirts being too short. I actually cut mine and left a ragged edge because the length was a bit too long for me!
If you'd like to purchase this skirt or the Kiki Riki dress I modeled HERE email me at!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to give yourself a break...just rest if you need to!

All photos in the post were taken by Chani Elle of Elle Artistry. Please like her Facebook page where she posts fabulous makeup and beauty tips. Chani is available as a personal makeup artist and also for all your photography needs and can be reached on her Facebook page as well.

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  1. You look beautiful and I love the small distressed details :)


  2. Great look.=) Love the jacket and the skirt.

  3. Sharon you look great as always. Darling and chic casual outfit!

    Oh and we do need to take it easier on ourselves in 2013!

    Wishing you all the best in the Year ahead!

    Art by Karena

  4. Love your casual look. Hope you had a relaxing evening Sharon. Happy New Years lovely!

  5. Adorable skirt, with and adorable name, on the most adorable girl in all of New Jersey! Yes, rest, don't feel guilty. Eating is life's greatest pleasure!! Happy 2013, my friend!! xo

  6. you look really chic even in your informal outfits!! ;)

  7. Yup, the savory and sweet binge is just a part of survival. You and I could so be best friends.

    YOU - lovely lady, look great in everything. Truly.

    Wishing you the best for 2013.

  8. Like your leather bomber! Tan is such a cool and equally versatile alternative to black.

  9. I really love your jacket! Gorg!

  10. You look gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful time bringing in the New Year!! xox

  11. Sharon you and your outfit look fabulous as usual, love your booties! Wishing you all the best for the New Year!


  12. You always look so great Sharon!I love that you are not going to be down on yourself for taking some time to do what you feel like doing (and that includes eating) your attitude, very inspiring! Wishing you a fabulous 2013 and may it bring you much love, happiness and good health! Rock on pretty lady and keep doing what you do!

  13. THOSE BOOTS! I MUST HAVE SOME! Oh Sharon, you, the beauty extraordinaire! I love this look and I am enjoying all the little boot fashions that go from short to mid to high. You look lovely in everything you model.

    WISHING YOU a fabulous 2013 and I am looking forward to what you will be wearing in the spring and summer! Anita

  14. You look beautiful in you chic and casual outfit. Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  15. Hi dear, loving how you've styled this incredibly chic outfit, great jacket! wanted to wish you a fun, fulfilling and fabulous New Year. May it bring you much happiness, love and success!

  16. Loving the how the colors of the scarf accent your jacket so well.