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HandPicked Style… From Around The World!

HandPicked Jewelry Monogram Gifts

What could possibly be better than unique handcrafted accessories that give your style one-of-a-kind flair? Unique handcrafted accessories that support small artisans around the world and make your style one-of-a-kind, of course! Such is the case with jewelry and accessory shop, HandPicked.

HandPicked Founder, Melanie Mauldin, and Owner, Sonya Ingram

HandPicked Founder, Melanie Mauldin, and Owner, Sonya Ingram

A little background on what makes HandPicked pieces so special: The shop’s founder, Melanie Mauldin, fostered the original vision because of her love for the land and people of Mexico. Since its inception (over 25 years ago), HandPicked has been offering beautiful jewelry crafted by families of silversmiths. Today, Melanie’s legacy continues with owner, Sonya Ingram, whose connection to HandPicked and these families is equally as strong.

HandPicked offers a unique assortment of sterling silver and semi-precious stone gifts and treasures like necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings… you name it! They also carry a fab collection of apparel and other accessories from handbags and scarves, to head-wear and ponchos and other gifts. You can also make your pieces more memorable by adding personalized pizzazz with monograming! I just love pieces that have a personal touch! HandPicked not only showcases your unique sense of style, but they also tell your personal style story.

The thought that I’m wearing something made with care is sooo chic. And if there’s a meaning behind the method that makes them even more fabulous. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a few fab HandPicked pieces. So, I picked from their elephant-inspired collection to style for an impromptu photo shoot. 😉 Elephants are such majestic animals because they symbolize strength, power and loyalty. All the qualities any diva should covet. 😉 All that’s missing is a beautiful backdrop to showcase my nature-inspired style, and I knew just the perfect place… The gorgeous grounds at Barnsley Resort in North Georgia. The open air, rustic setting, and stunning views provided the perfect compliment to my HandPicked style.

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I wanted to center my outfit on the “Ella the Elephant Scarf,” because every fashionista knows that a statement-making infinity scarf should not go to waste! This piece is a great attention-grabber that still allows for other accessories to make an impact.

With that said – sometimes, when wearing scarves, a little understated bling never hurts. That’s why I paired the feminine, filigree elephant pendant underneath my infinity scarf. A trick like this draws the focal point downward a bit, which is a proven tactic to elongate and flatter your shape in a low-key way.

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Since the rest of my outfit was pretty accessory-heavy, I wanted to wrap it up with simple, delicate details. I added the bohemian “Ruffle My Feathers” bracelet to break up the elephant theme and pull in a beautiful metal finish. The carefree vibe of the bracelet was the perfect balance to my nature theme. Then, to complete my excellent elephant-inspired ensemble, I wore matching sterling silver elephant studs to incorporate just enough bling to grab a few envious eyes. When in doubt, all you need to wear are your favorite basics, like a simple tee and distressed jeans, and then your accessories can do all the talking!

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Hey, I love having amazing accessories in my style arsenal because they make my style feel so fab and effortless, and my perfectly-paired HandPicked pieces looked absolutely gorgeous! If you want to add one-of-a-kind flair to your fashion, pop over to and give your style a little lots of personalized pizzazz. 😉

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for HandPicked, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Reply cuteheads November 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous accessories! You look stunning, and that scarf is awesome.

  • Reply Tara November 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Great photos and style! Nice job

  • Reply Heather November 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    That is a gorgeous scarf! I have been knitting a lot of large cowls lately, but I don’t really have any dainty ones. This is one I can definitely see wearing.

  • Reply Logan Can November 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I love all the elephants! That scarf is adorable!

  • Reply tiaras and tantrums November 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    thees are gorgeous selection s- i love the area where you took the images. The bracelet you are wearing is my favorite one

  • Reply Eva /Kid Minds November 23, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Handpicked style is gorgeous. I can see these pieces going well with any number of my outfits. What a great find! Thanks for sharing, Nikka!

  • Reply JanetGoingCrazy November 23, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I absolutely love that scarf! The necklace is adorable, too. What a great look overall!

  • Reply Debra November 24, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I love that Elephant necklace so much. It is perfection!

  • Reply Diana Villa November 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

    You have beautiful pieces here, they are going to be a perfect gift for my sister 🙂

  • Reply Diana Villa November 24, 2015 at 9:43 am

    You have beautiful pieces here, they are going to be a perfect gift for my sister 🙂 ^_^

  • Reply Kiersten Millican November 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

    That necklace is so gorgeous! It’s casual but with a bit of elegance!

  • Reply Jenn November 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

    You look fabulous! Thanks for the tip about layering the scarf and long necklace, I’ll have to keep that in mind.

  • Reply Taylor S. November 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I can’t get over how cute this look is! I want the WHOLE outfit – can I just come raid your closet?! The elephants are SO cute.

  • Reply Susannah November 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing about this fabulous shop! I’m going to have to go check them out!

  • Reply LauraOinAK November 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I haven’t heard of this company before, but love the pieces you are showcasing. That infinity scarf is gorgeous and you definitely found the right setting to take photos.

  • Reply laura londergan November 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    great photos of you & I am loving the jewelry

  • Reply Jen K November 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    What a cool place to take pictures. I love all the pieces. They are so different.

  • Reply alexandria November 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Very pretty. I love that these are from around the world. Your pics are fierce, girl.

  • Reply Erin November 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    That scarf is incredible! I love the elephants and how well it drapes!

  • Reply Lexie November 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I love elephants!!! Lovely scarf. And you are gorgeous! I love your curls!! These pieces are so pretty. LifeAsLex

  • Reply nicole November 24, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Beautiful photos and the location is stunning.

  • Reply Krystal November 24, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Your photos are AMAZINGGGG! I am loving that lip color you are rocking!

  • Reply Kiana November 25, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I love how you allowed the accessories to stand out by pairing them with a casual outfit. It looks great!

  • Reply Jaime November 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Those pieces of jewelry are absolutely beautiful and you, lady, are GORGEOUS! I am loving your photos!

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