We are wrapping our Mother’s Day series with someone who has been a friend of J. LOWERY since our early days and continues to amaze us as we watch her brand grow to impressive heights. Nicola Bathie McLaughlin is a true talent and entrepreneur with an undeniable eye for design. She is the founder and designer of Nicola Bathie Jewelry, a highly coveted and adored line with beautiful, feminine pieces. Her brand & jewelry have always held a loyal following but recently a cult following has emerged with the likes of Anthropologie, Wolf & Badger and Over the Moon picking up the line.
A few favorites from one of Nicola’s most recent drops, shop
the beautiful collection here.
If you have been following along for some time, you have certainly seen Nicola lighting up our content. We have been followers and huge fans of not only her jewelry line but her personal style & interior design eye for what seems like years. Nicola's colorful & beautifully styled life clearly shows her love for all types of design and is all captured to absolute perfection on her beloved and very inspiring account, @nicolabathiemclaughlin. Truly a woman of many talents and an overall creative spirit that is a rare treasure. We had the pleasure of asking her a few questions on motherhood, entrepreneurship and exciting things on the horizon. Read further to see what she had to say...
Nicola Bathie Jewelry founder, Nicola Bathie McLaughlin, styled her Emily in Blush with a trademark floral maxi dress and one of our personal favorites of the NBJ collection, the Helen Hoop. Shop here.
What are you most excited for in 2021?
NBM: We grew a lot in 2020, we weren’t prepared for and we’re always playing catch up. 2021 we have been much more prepared and I can’t wait to see where that takes us.
From her most recent collaboration with fellow, female-founded, powerhouse brand Dondolo. Shop the Nicola Bathie x Dondolo collaboration here.
Simple, yet powerful advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs?
NBM: Find what drives you, not drives someone else.
In what ways has motherhood changed the way you lead your business?
NBM: Motherhood added a decisive element of being an entrepreneur, what’s worth the time and what’s not. Once I had children I found there was a lot I was saying yes to that wasn’t worth my me/work time, there was plenty that didn’t fulfill me or that time and that there are very polite ways to say no.
Aside from a thriving jewelry line, Nicola serves as a personal style inspiration for many. Nicola was nominated for the 2021 LTK (@liketoknow.it) Awards for feminine details in fashion.
Most proud mama milestone to date?
NBM: My daughters being best friends.
What’s your favorite feature about your new J. LOWERY?
NBM: It’s a conversation starter!!!
Shop Nicola’s current J. LOWERY favorite:
EMILY / BLUSH. SHOP HERE.