Today we’re checking back in with Kilee Nickels (32) of One Little Momma who we first featured three years ago. She is a Mum of 5 boys, and runs her own jewellery business. She’s still into neutrals and sporting distressed jeans. Her on-trend, casual and practical style wonderfully fits her busy Mum-on-the-Go lifestyle. And she continues to add an edgy element with her go-to leather earrings, hairstyle and footwear.
“As a mom of five now and a business owner I still dress for comfort. My style is edgy and fashion forward, but also simple, so it’s easily incorporated into most women’s closets. I love camo and ripped denim, but I also love a beautiful lace top or pleated skirt.”
Kilee dresses up ripped girlfriend jeans and a tee with a statement jacket. Tucking the white V-neck tee and sporting heeled booties lengthens the leg line. The military-inspired black velvet band jacket is embellished with gleaming buttons and intricately arranged cord, and gives the look an interesting vibe. So do the velvet peep-toe booties that complement the jacket. Kilee sports a pair of leather earrings from her own company daily. Here she’s wearing her hair back which showcases their organic shape. A turquoise cocktail ring, mirrored sunnies and soft pink lippie are the finishing touches.
Jeans with sneakers, a nice top and some sort of topper is one of Kilee’s go-to Mum-on-the-Go formulas. For a back-to-school shopping trip with her son, she wore skinny ankle jeans that offset the relaxed fit of the oatmeal sweatshirt with high-low hemline. Adding the olive cargo vest as a third piece pulls the outfit together. The longer length is on-trend and works well with the skinnies. Lilac sneakers are more unexpected than a white pair would have been. Oversized leather teardrop earrings, in taupe this time, a white watch, sunnies, and several rings are the accessories of choice.
Getting a new dress or skirt for Easter each year has become one of Kilee’s holiday traditions. This year she found a black lace midi dress and paired it with all-black accessories. The scalloped leaf detailing on the frock creates textural interest. While the see-through lace on the short sleeves, neck and hemline lighten the black. Opting for dainty ankle strap sandals that show most of her bare foot enhances that effect. An oversized black clutch with zipper detailing adds hard edge. Going with cut-out leather earrings instead of a solid pair is another smart way to bring lightness into the look.
Picking a pretty top and interesting footwear is an easy way to jazz up a casual denim outfit. Our 5’7″ blogger is wearing dark-wash skinnies with an eye-catching T-shirt. The colourful embroidery and crocheted lace trim make it a stand-out top that feels more special than a regular tee. The ankle jeans showcase the lace ribbons on our blogger’s two-toned lace-up espadrilles. The black ribbons echo the T-shirt colour, while the white part of the footwear bookends Kilee’s earrings of the day.
A tomboy look feels “very Kilee.” The fitted silhouette of these black denim overalls creates a long lean line. Pairing them with a white blouson sleeve tee adds just the right amount of volume on our blogger’s dainty frame. The suede taupe wedge sneakers bring in a sporty touch, while the black leather tote with contrasting cognac handles adds a soft-edged touch. The taupe fedora bookends Kilee’s sneakers and is the playful finishing touch.
Kilee dresses up a simple tee and jeans with an on-trend blazer and gorgeous statement bag. The skinny jeans and black V-neck tee create a column of colour. The double-breasted blazer with its low stance and sharp shoulders is an on-trend piece that adds polish and fun pattern to the look. Our blogger’s nude booties with cut-out detailing an dangly gold earrings play up the rock ’n’ roll vibe. Her unique boxy colour-blocked leather bag looks both dressy and interesting. Fun that the colour blocking is repeated in the guitar strap.
Let us know what you think of Kilee’s fabulous outfits in the comments, and then hop on over to her blog to browse the rest of her posts.