Has everyone got  chance to check out Mel's latest and greatest project, MADbyHand? If not, head on over here.

From the moment Mel first showed me her latest creations I have been so excited to share this with you!

The price point is incredible, the styles are exclusive, and the pieces are so easy to layer up, dress up, dress down, or stand alone.

All the pieces are made by Melanie, by hand, with love and that same unrivaled sense of style! The thing I especially love about these pieces is that they are a true work of what comes naturally to her. She will think up a great idea, whip one up, and the next day it's up on the site.

First come first serve. That goes for me too, so get your hands on them before I do :)

xo, Nik

A sweet little spring treat! 

braided chain bracelets

stone chain bracelets

mini beaded charm bracelets

mini beaded luxe edition

More styles coming soon!
{Like, real soon... her hands are literally whipping some up right now!}

kini time.

The end of March is here and if you are anything like me, you are equally as excited and terrified that bathing suit season is just around the corner {sloooowly puts down cookie...}

If anything, starting my bikini hunt is great motivation to hit the gym a little harder. With so many bikini choices out there, here's a look at a few styles that are on my To Buy list this season. Bodies not included.

Gimme Fringe!

Cheeky Chevron.

Extreme Neon.

Stripe it to me, b+w.


Since I started my own personal blog {"A thought in the mind of..."} a few years ago, I have opened a whole new world of style inspiration for myself by discovering other blogs that have one thing in common...

These gals can dress!

Some of my favorite style inspiration has been found by following other blogs. Just every day ladies, with their own unique ideas and looks, from designer shoes to the best of the best in affordable wear.

Check out a few of our favored lady bloggers with style!

Sydney @ The Daybook

Kelly @ The Glamourai


Mixing metals, textures, layers, oh my! 

We still can't get enough of stacking up our wrists, especially with the amazing M.A.D. pieces we have coming in for Fall. Get excited! We sure are.

{M.A.D. stackables}

And a sneak peak at some new M.A.D. jewels layered in with some other favorite pieces.

Yes please.

A line that you have to be sure to check out for spring? 

So many fresh concepts, perfect laid back femininity, and incredible pieces that we can see ourselves easily taking from "lunch date" to "date night". Obviously with the help from M.A.D. accessorizing!



Last night was the premiere of the latest celebrity fashion infused show,

I had been waiting all month to watch this show! Host Elle Macpherson joins mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos who offer their support, feedback and experience to the up and coming designers competing to be the Fashion Star. There are 14 designers competing and they each showcase 3 designs to power house buyers from H&M, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy's. The catch? If any of the 3 buyers purchase any of their designs; not only do they move onto the next round, but the designs are available in stores the very next day

In the end, the winning designer will take home a $6 million collection to be launched in all 3 stores. And they also got to hang ten with Nicle Richie for a few weeks. Win win.

For any of the fashion obsessed, this is one show I recommend watching.

just dreams.

A girl can dream, can't she?

Don't pretend you haven't channeled your inner Carrie Bradshaw and dreamt a time or two of having that closet.


I love art and photography of all kinds. Even if it's not something I would purchase or hang in my own home, I am always mesmerized at the stills + frames I see that make me stop for a moment and take a closer look. Ones that mean a little more than just the picture in front of you.

Tom Hussey did all of that with his Reflections campaign that are the perfect display of who we see ourselves as. Whether you are in your 20's, 40's, or 60's... there's always that part of you that still feels like that little girl you once were or remembers the feelings of the most important moments in your life. 

Who you used to be. Who you are today. 
And how they are the same thing.