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KEY TIP WHEN THRIFTING / FLEA MARKETING! ALWAYS go into a store or flea market with an idea of what you’re looking for otherwise it could get VERY overwhelming and you end up leaving empty handed. My routine is... hats/purses/jewelry, then jackets, then dresses, then shoes, THEN home goods ie: furniture/trinkets and then I end with menswear because let’s be real the boys need some cool thrifty finds too! It really depends on the layout of the store or flea market, but having a GAME PLAN is a GAME CHANGER! PLEASE READ! Okay, so I’m going to be starting my thrift challenge next Monday and I want to compile some cool ideas or items from YOU to thrift for? Comment below what you’d like me to thrift this weekend! Let’s get creative! If I find them, and love them I’ll put them up for sale on @shopmadmaven to purchase! I think this could be fun! Like communal online thrifting! LETS DO THIS... TOGETHER! #madmavenstylemondays #communalthrift 📷 @taryndudleyphoto

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Having my sweet little fur babies with me means a LOT when traveling. I love them so much and if you’re a dog mom you understand how stressful it can be leaving your little ones with a sitter or a pooch motel. Aside from the fact that this little guy Apollo has THE WORST anxiety in the history of anxious dogs when we leave him in the room, I loved having them with us! I think it’s cool that so many hotels are becoming dog friendly! At @thegoodlandsb their pet policy is “We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.” I’m not going to lie, My first thought was to test their policy by bringing a mini horse with me, but unfortunately it was too short of notice to rent a mini horse for a sleep over and private @stlucia concert. Maybe next time. Thanks for the stay and hospitality! We had a blast! @kimpton #thegoodlandsb #kimptonofftherecord #kimpton

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St. Lucia! (Not the country) Huge thanks to @thegoodlandsb and @kimpton for putting on #kimptonofftherecord! We got to watch @stlucia from a float in the pool. I must say... watching live music in a pool is much harder than it looks! Anyway! We had a blast! #kimpton #thegoodlandsb

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STYLE CHALLENGE! I’m going to start #madmavenstylemondays every Monday! I’m still working out the kinks, but it will involve me thrifting certain colors, prints, accessories or genre ideas that you’d want me to shop for. This could be men’s OR women’s! (Example: Find an all yellow look with a red bag and white shoes.) At the end will be the finished look and the process. Let’s do this! Head to my stories to start sending in your requests for next Monday! 📷 @taryndudleyphoto 🎨 by @daviaking

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Dancing is my favorite form of cardio and brings me the most happiness. Next time you’re alone, blast your music and dance like a crazy person! It’s so fun that it’s nearly impossible not to smile. Dancing is like the physical form of happiness. Like if happiness was a movement it would be dancing. #dance #dancingismyhappyplace 📷 @taryndudleyphoto

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I’d first like to start off with saying TGIF! I’m Nikia or Mad Maven. I’m a cocktail of quirkiness, dorkiness, sensitivity, love, and spontaneity mixed with essences of golden girls, 80’s goth and thrift stores. You can usually find me in a CorePower yoga studio doing sculpt classes, eating at various restaurants, shopping at local Goodwill’s, watching live music, on my couch binging Golden Girls, Friends, Gossip Girl, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Handmaids Tale, or Bob Ross. I love people and making new friends, I especially love staying in touch with my old friends. I’m about 90% nostalgic at all times and have the craziest fascination/strange existential state of mind when it comes to death. I’m sometimes awkward when I don’t know what to talk about, but I’m ALWAYS nice (so please say hi!) I take pride in my style and I love helping others with theirs! My ideal Job would be to travel the world thrifting in different countries and helping others find their identity through fashion. I’m a SERIOUS animal lover, I HATE bugs, but for some reason can’t get myself to kill them anymore, so I trap them under a glass while screaming and toss them back where they belong. When It rains I save snails from foot traffic. I’ll do anything for any of my friends and I don’t judge people for the amount of followers they have on social media. We are all real people living real lives and we all deserve the same love and respect as anyone else out there. Fame doesn’t phase me at ALL, everyone is a REAL human being even Brad Pitt. (Side note: I might have a heart flutter over Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling if I saw them) BUT they’re still human. I also would like to give credit where it is deserved, @paigearminta was the first girl I saw posting these #bts videos to her IG of her nailing all of her incredible shots and I LURVE it! So I decided to try it out for this post because MAN! Was it a challenge to nail this shot. Also, I’m pretty sure I pulled a back muscle. So Kudos to @paigearminta for inspiring and kudos to @taryndudleyphoto for being my ride or die photographer and capturing the coolest shots! What a rad creative industry we all are lucky enough to be a part of. xo xo, Mad Maven

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When you meet the purse of your dreams, you take her out on the town and you treat her like a lady. @ange.libby Your bags are works of art! They also kind of remind me of Pee Wee’s playhouse! (For any of my 28+ age followers) 📷✨ @taryndudleyphoto

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Missing my summery pink hair, but also this shoot with @dazey_la was one of the faves. Sometimes when I feel like I’m lacking new content, I like to go back into my archives and re live some of the awesome content I’ve made in the past. This stuff deserves to be posted again! Also! Check out my poms! These earrings were part of my first generation of designs for @madmaven_ Now they’re more fun than ever! #rippinkhair #madmaven

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I always love when people go out of their way to create amazing art inspired by my content. This piece by @sarahdarbyfashionillustration is so perfect! I’ve always wanted to be made into a chic fashion sketch! If you’re an artist and you’re inspired by any of my content I’d love to see anything you come up with! I’ll happily repost! Just tag #madmavenart!

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Looking forward to sarcasm, laughter, and sunshine with this babe today. It’s nice to remember to stop and enjoy your friends company work free. @velvet_sugar and I work together A LOT and while we do have fun when we are working we are still “in work mode” so make sure to take the time to appreciate your friends company outside of a work environment. It’s important. It’s nice to not always talk about work. Make time for your friends, they’re precious and honestly make time for yourself! You’re worth it! Also here’s a photo of @taryndudleyphoto and I on the beach! Probably whispering sweet sarcasm and insults into each other’s ear. 📷 @davidmendozaiii

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IG VS REALITY: Hello New followers and followers that have been here since the beginning and in between! It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything very meaningful to say so I decided to not say much at all for a week or so. Well I’m back! Sometimes it feels good to not have to worry about posting every single day. I wanted to introduce myself to all of my new Followers! So here it goes! Hi! I’m Nikia aka Mad Maven Style! I’m a fashion influencer from Las Vegas, but now ai live in LA for the last 10 years. I recently got married as of September of Last year to my amazing hubbins @thewiscokid and we have 2 puppers names Apollo and Hermes (after the greek gods). Content you can expect to see from me is mostly fashion, editorial, vintage style. I also like to sprinkle a bit of IRL kind of stuff because let’s face it, IG usually portrays only the good and exciting times in everyone’s lives, but we all know that life isn’t always that peachy. This last week has definitely put that one into perspective. Things I LURVE: Go see live music, dance like a crazy person, thrift shopping (like always), styling men, playing with puppies, saving bugs from death if I possibly can (even though I hate bugs!) 😝, obsessing over old folk , trying to live my life like a Golden Girl, drinking wine, naming things, eating popcorn, swimming, buffalo wings, Thai food, Traveling the list goes ON! Something exciting things to expect: I’ll be launching a lipstick line soon, I’m also working on my clothing line, end of September I’ll be going on my honeymoon to Paris, Switzerland and Italy (so excited!) something Weird about myself: When I was 8 years old I used to chew on my hair (gross) and one time a single strand of hair got tangled around a single tastebud on my tongue and wouldn’t come off. It was so painful and my mom had to basically help me to get it off. It was horrifying!! Something Personal about me: I had HPV a few years back and it almost gave me cervical cancer! I didn’t even know I had it. I had a couple procedures done and now I’m happy to say I’m HPV free! Ladies! Make sure to get checked regularly as it can cause cancer if untreated. Thanks for the follows! #igvsreality

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Me stepping out of the house after having one hell of a shit week and some REAL LIFE self therapy. Through the dark there will always be light. Even when it seems like the sun has burnt out. #beautifulday #keepyourheadup 📷 @taryndudleyphoto 🌈 @thechromacabana 👗 @fameandpartners

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The ONLY place I ever want to be... in the pool or at the beach. Summer, please don’t leave too soon this year. Thanks bye.

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This pretty much sums up my mood for the last few days and probably for the week... 🖤 thanks @taryndudleyphoto for always capturing me in my true element. #imsadleavemealone

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It’s with a heavy heart that I must accept the grief and denial I’ve been swallowing since finding out about the untimely death of @thecameronboyce today. Never in my life have I met a more loving, funny, talented, kind, intelligent, charming, unique individual and was lucky enough to consider him a friend for sadly only a short time. I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to work with him and to see just how magical he is on and off camera. His life was cut far too short. Cam wanted the best out of the world and for everyone in it. He was one of those guys that you’d know for a day and feel like you’ve known him a lifetime. Rest easy my friend. Those sweet little freckles will be missed by many. Lots of love and huge thank you to his cousin and my friend @taryndudleyphoto for introducing us in NYC, I can honestly say that was one kick ass day of styling and shooting, we had SO much fun. My heart is breaking for Cameron’s sweet family. Sometimes life isn’t fair. See you on the other side Cam, sad we didn’t have a longer friendship. I hope you’re dancing on the stars wherever you are. 💛 Life is short, tell the people closest to you that you love them as often as possible. I still can’t wrap my head around this... Photos by @taryndudleyphoto These are some of my favorite shots from NYC. #staygolden

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THE ART OF SMILING //🍹 Smiling is a universal sign of happiness. No matter what country you go to or what culture you take in, smiling is seen as a sign of happiness and acceptance. The main reason for that is because studies have shown that when a person is smiling, it actually affects certain muscles that can make that person feel happy. When you use these specific muscles, your brain will release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that will induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Smiling truly does have the ability to make you happier – even if you have to force yourself into doing so! SO SMILE! Your life and happiness depend on it! Smile when you workout, smile when someone cuts you off driving, smile when you order your coffee, smile at a stranger or even try smiling when you’re sad... it works! I’m telling you! Sometimes I have to remind myself to smile! #smilemore #smilesaturday 📷 @nat_yorkcity for @insprny

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AGE... it’s just a number, right? // For as long as humans have existed we have been told what to do and who we are or at least who we’re supposed to be. We have been restricted from doing certain things because of age like driving, drinking alcohol, jobs, marriage, who we can and can’t date or love. In some circumstances I’d have to agree on a lot of these things. The most interesting thing to me though is the idea that once you’re a certain age that you can’t pursue a certain dream, that you “missed your time”. Well, I think it’s BULLSHIT. This happens primarily in the entertainment industry. Not too long ago I had a mental breakdown about getting older and missing my boat for certain opportunities because of my age. It really bummed me out that the one dream I had I might never get to achieve because some person that doesn’t understand age diversity and open mindedness told me I’d never make it. Well once again, I call Bullshit! If you have a dream, a goal, something you’re so passionate about no matter what age you are, GO FOR IT! You’re never too old or too young to go for doing what you love! Chances are you’ll probably change the game when It comes to age. Prove them all wrong! I’m 33 years young and I still in the back of my mind have dreams of pursuing acting, but because I’m 33 and haven’t been doing it out of the womb I subconsciously have this thought that it’s impossible. I’ll never make it. I’m too old. I’ll never get enough experience. I’m slowly getting around to the idea myself, but what I’m saying here is don’t let others limit the one life we have to live here on this planet. Do all of the things that scare you and that question the rules. Live your life against the grain of what everyone wants you to feel, be, or believe for yourself. Do your own thing! Everyone else will adjust to the idea. #happyfriday 📷 @clairehuntsberger

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Things not to do right after a Fourth of July earthquake // (Exhibit A) Crack open a Beer 🍺 #happyfourthofjuly #independenceday

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Happy Fourth Of July! 🇺🇸 We had a bit of a bumpy start here in LA and Vegas with the earthquake this morning... Hope all of you are with friends and family in some sort of bed of water basking in the sun. Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday growing up, I always loved fireworks! 📷 @jzobphoto #fourthofjuly #earthquake

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta make time for your gal pals! Excited to have a night of painting + Wine with @officiallyquigley. Some much needed gal time.

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MONDAY: When life feels like you’re walking uphill against the wind. Stop! Take a breather, look around, smell the flowers and just enjoy where you are in the present. Sometimes I really get caught up in the future. Where I’ll be, What I’ll be doing, if I’ll be successful.... none of that matters in the NOW. Be the best you can be day by day, because that’s all we humanly have control of. Well, that and the editing of photos haha. I edited this old gem with the @tezzaapp and man! Did it bring a life to this shot that it didn’t have before! Swipe to see before and after! @tezza #tezzaappgiveaway #nyc #bepresent #mondaymotivation

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HOW TO BE A CREATIVE? // I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how I get my inspiration? If I’ve always been a creative? How can a person be more creative? And how do I keep myself inspired? Well the answers are simple... To be honest, I’ve always considered myself a creative, i used to cut my Barbie dolls hair and color it with marker to change the colors, Since I was a child I’d get into screaming matches with my mom because I wanted full control of what I wore, finally she just gave in and let me wear what I wanted. I used to love drawing design sketches of beautiful gowns as a teenager and always had a fascination for high fashion design. Then I began tinkering with sewing, then crafting, then jewelry design, then hat design and onto styling! So yes, I’ve always been a creative. When I was about 12 Pepsi came out with star wars cans and I saved them all and hung them with clear fishing wire from my ceiling in my bedroom. It looked as if they were all levitating. It was truly a work of installation art! Being a creative doesn’t always mean that you’re born that way. It starts with a vision, an idea, a dream, a thought and then you just figure out a way to turn that into a reality. Of course you can always teach the craft of doing something creative, but without the inspiration in your brain you won’t know where to start. I love that I’m a creative, I love that I can dream of something and create it! Pinterest has been the biggest inspiration to me lately. You can find literally anything you’re imagining on Pinterest, it’s almost the gateway from your brain to your project no matter what that project might be. Ideas just naturally come easy to me, but when they don’t, I search for it. Expand your minds! Don’t be afraid of color, self expression, emotions these are all your tools for creation. #losangelescreatives #artist #creative #inspiration Photo: @taryndudleyphoto

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SURROUND YOURSELF// With people that bring you happiness and light. People that support you and love you for all of your quirks and passions. I’m so thankful for the amazing ladies I’ve had the chance to call best friends. Seriously. I’m fucking blessed! This was from the other night celebrating @mattercook surprise birthday with my beautiful friends @alexandriafinley @victoriajustice Photo Credit: The Handsome @michaelbcook

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NAME OUR BAND! // If we were a band what would our name be? I can’t wait to hear some of these! Winner gets a cookie 🍪 I Also had the best time with all of my friends on @thesunsetstrip for their #summeronsunset concert! A huge thanks to @canyoncountryla for bringing us all together! @zanecarney @margauxbrooke @saintrien @luke.villegas (not pictured) @pariscarney @poopmcgee @nicktsimmons @markncook

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If I could describe my most perfect day with some of my most perfect friends it would be outside amongst other friends from different walks of life surrounded by amazing food, sipping on wine while listening to some of the greatest rock and grunge legends from the 80’s and 90’s. Thanks for having us @thesunsetstrip @canyoncountryla I had so much fun! @courtneylove @zakkwyldebls @davenavarro @juliettelewis I mean.... the list goes on! Truly an epic night! #summeronsunset

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Never pass up an opportunity to enjoy some amazing art with some lovely wine and wonderful people. Always a pleasure @brandonboyd. Your new work is beautiful. #losangelesart #gallery #art #painting

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TIME FOR A SCIENCE LESSON // How exactly DOES Copper make it better? // What a lot of people don’t know is that copper is great for so many things! It’s not just what dirty old pennies are made from. I got to spend a day with @absolutelyx for their “Midsommer” event to celebrate the launch of their new Dala Horse Copper mug as well as the launch of their new bottle! We had a beautiful brunch surrounded by sunshine, flowers, and some amazing people. I not only learned what a “May Pole” is and the significance of the “Dala Horse”, but I also learned why #CopperMakesItBetter. Elyx uses thousands of sacrificial copper packets that they mix in with the spirit to purify it! YES! Copper actually is a purification element! These packets react with and remove unwanted sulphur compounds in a process called “copper catalyzation”. They’re sacrificial because the copper packets are only used ONCE before being replaced, which is unique to Elyx. This distillation process is what gives @absolutelyx their super clean and smooth taste. THIS is why #CopperMakesItBetter In Celebration of the beginning of summer @absolutelyx is offering 10% off your very own Dala Horse mug!! Just use code “ELYXANDNIKIA” at checkout. #ad #dalahorse #midsommer #absolutelyx

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READ THIS!!! 🌙LUNAR RECHARGE // How often do you actually take the time to stare at the sky? To really just sit in silence and just gaze? Some of my most inspiring ideas and thoughts come from doing this. When I was a child my parents got me a telescope and WOAH! my mind was blown and forever changed. That was the day I fell in love with the sky. The sky, old as time, she’s seen it all, the good the bad the happy the sad. She’s seen beginnings, ends and re-beginnings that seem to have no end. Our sky is the wisest of all existence. She tells us when it’s going to rain, when to hide in a basement from nature’s danger, she even tells us what time of day it is. She cries when she’s sad, and molecularly changes colors to awe us every time. The sky is always who we turn to when we lose someone we love and she’s always there to listen. It’s amazing what we take for granted on this planet. We take and don’t give back. Nothing is infinite even our TIME is borrowed. So next time you’re bored and about to turn on a tv or scroll through IG remember that you have an old friend right above your head with all of the answers you need. Sometimes it’s important to allow ourselves to feel existential. Who are we? What is our purpose? Why are we here? Explore these thoughts, they’re crucial in human growth. Also... holy crap there’s billions of burning balls of gas and massive masses of planet hovering all around us at all times?! What the bleep?! Wandering of the mind allows for creativity and inspiration, you owe it to yourself. 📷 @taryndudleyphoto @moschino @itsjeremyscott #existentialism #sky #inspire #create #moschino

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Bringing you MORE bright green today because I can! Jumping into a new workout regimen this week. Man! I’ve really struggled with working out consistently for pretty much most of my life. I grew up as a skinny girl my whole life and when I hit my late twenties everything changed. I went from casually working out if I felt like it to omg! I HAVE to workout today! What are some motivators y’all could recommend that will help me with WANTING to workout and getting up early enough to do it?! Is there a certain pre workout? Protein? Meditation? Podcast? Please! I’m all ears! Or in this case I’m all eyes!! 📷 @taryndudleyphoto #recommendations #workout #motivation #fitness

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DON’T LET YOUR FUTURE EXPECTATIONS BLIND YOU?! // I’ve realized since I’ve been in my thirties that sometimes my expectations of my future are so bright that I let it blind me and I derail! I’m understanding now that it’s OK to not have your end game figured out. Some people never have an end game for their career. No, I’m not saying to drop your dreams and aspirations, I’m simply saying that you are allowed to feel lost, it’s okay if you change what your career path is because as humans (which that’s what we all are) our lives and interest in people and subjects change multiple times in our lives! As an artist I’m proud to say that my careers vary like every 3 years! I essentially will always follow the path of my most passionate self which would be fashion, design, styling. I think it’s healthy to have your hands in several jars to see what you’re best at, but also what makes you the most happy!? Life is too short to do something we hate our whole lives! I love fashion, but I’m naturally great at PR and Artist Management. I’ve had my hand in both and I always run back to fashion and being artistic. Moral of today’s rant is lower your expectations of yourself, set short term obtainable goals and celebrate those small beautiful victories throughout instead of forever working toward that long term and beating yourself up for not getting there as soon as you’d hoped or when everyone else did (we all move at different paces as do our successes). To me, a long term goal is like riding a horse with a hot dog on a string dangling in its face (you’re the horse) You know you’ll eventually get that hotdog, but damn! When will it be? Then you get burnt out, exhausted and sometimes you give up. Put on some pink sparkly heart shaped shades and tell that bright ass future to simmer down! You’re enjoying the ride! You’ll get there when ya get there! 📷 @taryndudleyphoto 🌈 @thechromacabana #humpdaymotivation #brightfuture #pink #droppingknowledge

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SIX YEARS?! — Today marks a very special day for @thewiscokid and I. 6 years ago today, I asked Mark to road trip with me to meet my family in Las Vegas, it happens to also be my niece @lexieblake702 birthday today as well so our family was gathering and I thought that might be a nice time to get their approval of this mysterious midwestern man that had stolen their daughters heart. We got to Vegas and I showed him where I grew up, my old stomping grounds then finally my favorite place to visit, a little place called Petland where I would regularly go to play with puppies. We were killing some time before my nieces birthday dinner. As we were leaving to head to dinner he asked me to be his girlfriend right outside in the Petland parking lot! Why he chose that moment I have no clue, @thewiscokid likes to say that’s when he realized he wanted to be a dog parent with me. Of course I said YES! Then just like that, I showed up to a family dinner with not just some guy, but a boyfriend. Of course, if you know Mark you know that everyone loves him no matter who or what you are so clearly He got the Provenzano stamp of approval like immediately. Little did I know that 6 years, 2 doggos, 10,000 photo shoots, 1 wedding and 1 motorcycle later we’d be back in Vegas on this day with our pups celebrating 6 years of love but as a Married couple!? I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life. I love you Mark Daoust thanks for making life fun, full of love, laughter and fur babies. I Lum. Oh yeah, also, thanks for always putting up with my themed birthday parties (last frame was a goth themed birthday last year)

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This is a day late, because my Dad was in the hospital for the day and I was traveling, but today! We celebrate Fathers Day! Where to start?? Well as long as I can remember @thezano started work at the wee hours of the morning I’m talking as the sun would come up. I will forever remember the faint scent of cologne as I was laying in bed “trying” to wake up for school and the slapping of his shoelaces against his work boots as he would tie them. It’s strange the things that stick out in your mind. I’m so thankful to have such a loving and caring dad. Always checking up on me (like 3 times a day) to see how things are or to just vent about his day. Sometimes we take these moment for granted. When I was younger my mom would take me to all of my dads softball games. So much Gatorade and sunflower seeds! I remember the pink dirt on the field. As I got older and started going to conecerts I quickly realized just how cool my dad was. He LOVES going to concerts, and I’m not talking regular shows, like ROCK shows. I wouldn’t trade anything for you pops. I love you! Next up! Grandpa! There were times you stepped in as father figure over the years and I’ll cherish our time forever. It’s already been 4 months since you left us and I still feel such a huge void in my heart. I was always in your lap as a child, we shared birthdays together and even were lucky enough to see The Platters (our favorite band) live! I’m so glad I got to spend so much time with you and talk to you daily up until your passing. You were a great man a great Grandfather and an ever better Father because you gave me my mother. Happy Fathers Day where ever you are Grandpa. Love you! #fathersday

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What a fun and gorgeous wedding this weekend! Congrats to @davefinkgolfs and @kaitlinmamie on your marriage! YOU DID IT! Also, thanks for giving me a reason to dress up and cut the rug. Mazel tov!! #maythefinksbewithyou

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Lime green is a color closely associated with nature, confidence and high energy. It has also been thought to promote feelings of liveliness, freshness and creativity! WOW! isn’t that so true? I want to play with all of our brains really quickly, What do you actually FEEL when you see these photos? Do they make you feel like any of the above listed? Don’t just look at me in the photos, look at the photos as a WHOLE how does it make you FEEL when you see them? If the answer is happy, inspired, creative, fun, summery then I think I’ve accomplished what I was going for in this post. Awhile back I did a massive “unfollowing” of a lot of accounts, no, not because I don’t want to see people’s content or because it bothers me, I mostly unfollowed accounts that were brands that just didn’t fulfill me creatively or inspire me, as well as a very few accounts of people I’ve maybe never interacted with apart from once and that don’t really interact with me, essentially in terms of IG taking up valuable space in my feed. By valuable space I don’t mean that these accounts weren’t important, they just weren’t fulfilling me personally. When I scroll my feed I want to fill my brain and my day with inspiring content, creative people, mindful content and all around people and brands that just really inspire me to get out of the house and STOP scrolling oddly enough. Believe it or not the content we are creating and putting out to the world represents WHO we are and the message we have to say. They say a photo is with worth a thousand words REMEMBER that. INSPIRE, CREATE, BE MINDFUL, BE COLORFUL, be the YOU that is kicking and screaming from the deepest parts of your insides to be seen, heard and understood. Also, HAPPY FATHERS DAY @thezano! I love you! My Dad taught me to LOVE music! Music is the gateway drug to creativity and for that gift I’m forever thankful. 📷 @taryndudleyphoto Makeup look inspired by my dear friend @crystallize #limegreen #fathersday #create #inspire #bemindful

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This is Nikia in Virginia. Not much different than Nikia in Los Angeles, but the scenery sure is gorgeous! #madtravelstyle

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LOVE, what is it good for? Absolutely.... EVERYTHING!!!! It’s incredible to me how often we abuse the word “LOVE”. We LOVE an item, we LOVE a person, we LOVE an action, we LOVE a place or a situation, but how often do we stop to REALLY LOVE and appreciate the most important person, place or thing that could and should be loved the most? That ultimate possessive and intensive pronoun I’m talking about is “YOURSELF” or “MYSELF” if we want to get real technical here. How often do you stop to smell your OWN flowers? Sure, we appreciate the LOVE others have all of the time, but what a lot of people don’t realize that with the love of two people first comes LOVE for yourself, number 1, the quarterback or star pitcher of your life is what I like to call it. Self love is crucial to a happy and healthy life, if we don’t take time out of our crazy schedules to celebrate #1 who will? I want y’all to do yourselves a favor this weekend, take an hour for yourself and go somewhere quiet. A park, a library, a secluded beach, a curbside in a favorite neighborhood, someplace possibly that is inspiring to you (that’s safe of course). Go alone turn off your phone, turn off your brain and just be present with yourself. (Bring a pen/notebook) Take this time to breathe deep and make a list of the things or activities that make YOU happy, things that inspire you to love yourself and that being you happiness. Something that makes you shine from the inside out. It can be spending time with a relative you haven’t visited in a long time, it could be a massage, or making music, taking that long deserved yoga class or painting. Whatever it is make a list then make it your personal goal to live out as many SELF LOVE projects as you can in one month. I PROMISE you it will be good for our soul. LOVE one another, LOVE thy stranger, but above all, LOVE yourself in whatever beautiful color, race, sexuality, shape, form or size you come in, just LOVE! Tag someone below that you think is deserving of some time to self love. Sometimes we need reminders. #love #selflove #pride #moschino 📷 @taryndudleyphoto @moschino / @itsjeremyscott @thechromacabana

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You can check out anytime you’d like, but you can never leave🎼 📷 @taryndudleyphoto

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Happy Birthday Seeeeeeeeesa! @oxoginaxox ✨🌸 I love you SOOOO much! Growing up I always wanted to be like you, then turned out I wanted to be like you and @brandyvinyl, then turned out after that I ended up like a perfect combo of you guys and myself combined. Basically, because of having you as my sister I came out alright. Thanks for always being there for me and being a fun older sis. You deserve a life full of love and happiness. Have the best day ever my dear sister! Love you!

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Crystals aren’t the only things that can recharge by the sun and moon. Channeling all the energy today has to offer. What a good fuckin day! #recharge #energy #feelgood 📷 @vora.pier

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Weddings are fun! Can we get married again @thewiscokid? 📷 @sarakbyrne

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Happy Birthday Casey✨🌸 @officiallyquigley, where on earth do I start? We met just over 6 years ago!? Insane?! Since that wonderful night we met while being randomly hired cocktail servers for an Absolut vodka event, our lives have been full of laughs, fun, advice, photoshoots, fashion, tears, differences, similarities, weddings, love, hairstyles, hats, events, trips, falls, bridal gowns, flowers, curry, extra dirty gin martinis on the rocks, Absolut Elyx, kisses, hugs, compliments, earrings, puppies, ugly selfie texts, Easter eggs, Jones, Red Bull’s, mango sticky rice, memories, lessons, I mean the list goes ON! Most importantly though my life has been full of YOU! Somehow no matter how different our personalities are, our souls have always been tethered since day one. We finish each others sentences and sometimes even start them. I always say we have an E.T. Kind of connection, where if you feel something I feel it and vice versa. I love you no matter how near or distant our friendship might bring us over time. We have rooted our lives together, hell! We’ve pretty much mirrored our lives, but that’s what friends do! We inspire one another, and woman! You inspire me everyday. Thank you for being born. You’ll always be my little miss Quiggles. Here’s to many more years of all those things I listed above. Happy Birthday woman! #quigleyandmadmaven #happybirthday #timelineofus

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Sunbae funbae 🌞 @officiallyquigley x @madmavenstyle 👭✨ 📷 @taryndudleyphoto Nothing beats spending Sunday’s with your friends. Sadly, @officiallyquigley is in Italy right now not feeling so hot. She recently found out she has shingles, most likely brought on my extreme stress and lack of rest. Please go over and send her some get well love! I guess if there’s anywhere to feel like crap, it’s Italy. Love you friend! Feel better! ❤️ Tag 2 people you love spending your Sunday’s with! #sundayfunday

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Saturday! What are your weekend plans?! Lately I’ve been wanting to explore my own city. Sometimes it’s fun playing tourist where you live. Are there any cool LA sights I should check out? Museums, parks, Beaches, art? Let me know! 📷 @taryndudleyphoto

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Summer is upon us...if you need me, I’ll be working on my tan and getting my ass into shape. Love always, The me that desperately needs some self love and a relaxing beach day. 📷 @taryndudleyphoto

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I want to unleash some real feelings here. Ever since I was a child I was raised to be kind to people, to respect my elders, to share, to play nice and basically just be a good person. My whole life this is what I’ve done. I don’t understand girls that are mean to other girls for no reason or because they’re threatened by their presence. I grew up such a sensitive and emotional person not because my rising is Cancer, but because ever since I was old enough to make friends, I’ve been pushed around, made fun of, left out, teased about certain features on my body, I’ve been purposely left out of slumber parties, birthday parties, by people who I thought were my friends when I was growing up. Here’s the thing, I’ve been nothing but nice to every single person I meet. If you know me, you know that I’ll give and do anything for people that I care about, sometimes I’ll even sacrifice my own time and happiness for a person I love. What I want to know is why women specifically and sometimes men feel the need to be threatened by other women? I love surrounding myself with great, strong, beautiful and powerful women and yes, men as my friends. I also love meeting new women because I strongly believe that it truly makes me feel so comfortable having a core group of great girlfriends (which I already have) but I’m always wanting to make new gal pals. It makes me sad that girls feel threatened by me, or when a person decides to create an opinion about me based off of what they want to think or what maybe another person might sway them to feel about me. I’m a giver, a lover, an adventurer, I’m outgoing and bold as hell! If that makes some people feel uncomfortable or threatened then so be it. It just bums me out that people are so quick to judge due to their own insecurities. Ladies, Men, People in general, be fucking nice! Even strong minded people hurt sometimes. I’ll never stop caring and supporting my friends endlessly. I just feel bad for the people who don’t know how to openly accept kindness and love into their lives. I hope to keep spreading the goodness to those around me. Have a beautiful day. 📷 @vora.pier

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If this is the Alpacalypse then sign me up! @officiallyquigley 🌺🌸 📷 @jzobphoto Just living our best lives kissing Alpaca and drenching our bodies in colorful florals. A HUGE thanks to Quigley for putting this entire shoot together. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me. #alpaca #alpacasofinstagram

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Happy Easter Monday? 🦢 Apparently Easter Monday is a thing! So lucky for me, I have endless amounts of Easter content to share with you all! Keep Swiping to check out the fun @officiallyquigley and I had doing this fun Easter shoot! Nothing like Cute creatures and Disney Songs to brighten your “Easter Monday”. Huge thanks to @littlehorseontheprairie for letting us love on your furry and feathery friends. 📷 @jzobphoto #eastermonday

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H o p p y E a s t e r ! 🐰 📷 @jzobphoto Spring time and furry little friends. What better way to spend your Easter Sunday? What are some of your Easter Sunday traditions? #eastersunday #hoppyeaster

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Bet you didn’t know about the poppy hop. It’s a special technique of walking so that your feet never touch a poppy. @saintrien 🏵 📷 @taryndudleyphoto #superbloom #poppyhop

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Sorry not sorry. Shooting photos with my best friends is so much fun! You’ll be seeing a lot of @saintrien and I from this festival collab with @iseasunglasses. 📷 @taryndudleyphoto #festivalstyle