Dress For Success

13 Feb 2016

One of the most important things I’ve learned from working both as a model and as an entrepreneur is that you have to dress for success. It’s like everyone always talks about, dress for the job you want.

Now I personally like to take this to the next level. I don’t just dress nicely for a particular job interview or meeting, I like to look put together nearly every time I leave the house. Lately I’ve been kind of lazy about it, and it’s really started to bother me. I went to one of my favorite restaurants the other day, and I immediately became aware of all the super cute and well-dressed girls in the restaurant, wishing I had put a little more effort in.nikki-sharp-elle-womens-in-tv-event-hearts-on-fireIMG_3205

Look, I’m not saying that you should dress up every single day because you want to compete with other girls. And that’s not why I do it either. Just saying that you might surprise yourself with how much better you feel on a day to day basis if you go out of your way to wear clothes that make you feel pretty or jewelry that adds a touch of bling to your work outfit.



I especially like to look nice when I’m heading to events that are networking opportunities. If you wear something that makes you feel like a million bucks, the people who you meet will immediately notice that confidence in you.

As you know, I recently went to the Elle Women of TV Dinner, which you can read about HERE, and I was lucky enough to be decked out in Hearts on Fire jewelry. (Side note: they also decked me out for the Golden Globes!)


I’m not really one of those people who gets worked up over meeting celebrities, which has helped me in the long run because I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet some incredible people over the years. And guess what? Turns out they’re just normal people like you and me. But still, when I’m at one of these events where all these incredibly successful women who I admire and emulate are dressed to the nines and receiving awards for being such incredible women, it can be a little intimidating. My insecurities kick in and I immediately start questioning why they would want to talk to me.

Feeling beautiful played a major role in shutting down that insecure voice in my head. Hearts on Fire decked me out in the most gorgeous diamonds I’ve ever seen, and I strutted through that night feeling like a queen. I firmly believe that every girl should invest in some diamonds for those nights when you want to feel on top of the world.IMG_3180

If you’ve been feeling a bit low on self-confidence, then try dressing up. Dress For Success as I call it. Think back to a time when you had beautiful makeup, stunning jewelry, and were wearing clothes that made you feel like a million bucks. You could conquer the world, couldn’t you? One of the easiest ways to get that self confidence back is to repeat this same thing, no matter what the occasion.

Take a moment to look over Hearts on Fire and their amazing new collection for some inspiration. Having learned more from the designer of the pieces, I can genuinely say that I am all about this company, their ethos, and what they represent: female empowerment. Because at the end of the day, that’s what diamonds really do for us… they empower us to feel our best!

With Love, Nikki

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2 Responses

  1. Aubrey says:

    Totally agree with everything you said here. You look gorgeous!

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