Hi! I’m Nikki, formerly of NCsquared Life where I blogged about my outfits and life with my husband, Nick, the other NC who completes the equation. In July of 2017, I decided it was time to rebrand because life has changed so much over the past few months. Nick and I are no longer just two NCs since we welcomed our son, Sebastian, into the world in April 2017. Nick doesn’t participate in sharing his outfis or DIY projects anymore but that’s okay because I’ll still try to share them with you. Also, I was looking to expand my writing and get a little more creative. With all that happening, NCsquared Life felt a bit limiting and so Nikki by example was born.
I chose this name as a play on the phrase “leading by example.” I believe it’s going to be really important for my son to see me leading by example the values and actions that I want him to live. I also felt it would reflect that my writing, outfits, life hacks, stories, etc. are me living my most authentic life. And in that same vein, I hope it inspires me to get out there, do more, take more chances, and to truly lead by example.
This blog basically came about because I know things. Or rather, I think I know things and I like sharing things I know with people. Welcome to my little corner of the world!
My education and my life experience have taught me a thing or two about a thing or two. I like getting dressed and putting together cute outfits so I know a bit about fashion & style – or at the very least, how to look cute. I’ve worked in and studied health for more than a decade so I know a bit about health & wellness. I’m a feminist who reads a lot of news and think articles so I know a bit about current events. I go places sometimes so I know a bit about travel. I eat… a lot… so I know a bit about food. And I love being me and enjoying my existence so I know a bit about life. All of these things I want to share with you if you’re interested in knowing things, too.
I have a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in health behavior, a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Hispanic Studies. I work in the fundraising department of a women’s health nonprofit. Among many other things, I’m a wife, a new mother, a furbaby mommy, a sushi eater, a coffee drinker, a wine lover, and a reproductive rights warrior.
You should know: Purple is my favorite color. I’m an avid reader and a long-time lover of Hispanic culture – especially the language and the dancing – and you can win my heart over with the Spanish guitar. I could eat Sushi every day, I drink coffee every morning, and enjoy a nice glass of wine some nights. I like scary movies and ghost stories. I try not take anything for granted, and I can be amused by even the smallest things. I love to laugh, smell the flowers, and watch the snow. I’m passionate, caring, and intelligent. I’m short, cute, and outgoing.
I’m a feminist. No, I don’t hate men and I wear my bras as opposed to burning them (which is actually a myth) because I do appreciate their support! What I do hate is inequality, sexism, and discrimination. These are some things I’ll touch on in this blog, and things I welcome for discussion.
The important thing to remember about this space is the one thing I know for sure, which is that I don’t know everything. For the things I don’t know, I welcome a productive conversation. So, thanks for stopping by and learning about me and the things I think are important. I can’t wait to get to know you!
A few years ago I decided to try my hand at style blogging. I’ve never considered myself a fashionista but I do like putting together cute outfits. I’m constantly told by my friends that I always look so cute and put together, so sharing my personal style felt like the natural next step. I try to demonstrate how any average girl like me can dress nicely and look like a million bucks without actually spending it. I mostly wear petite sizes because I’m only 5′ 1″ but my looks will work for anyone! I’m slow to try new trends, but I’m hoping that blogging will give me the courage to try new things. All in all, I wear what I like and what makes me feel comfortable, especially as a new mom, and I hope I inspire you to do the same.