Statement Earrings

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you have all been well and had a great weekend. We had my older sister’s surprise party for her 30th birthday. Let me tell you, surprise parties are hard to plan especially when you live with the person you are surprising! Plus she is crazy in the best possible way and insisted on throwing her own party thinking we were not going to do anything anyways, so all of her friends were getting so confused keeping the fake party and the real party straight. By the time it came around she was very suspicious of the surprise, like I am pretty sure she knew, but we all had a great time and she got very drunk so all was well!

I have been SO obsessed with statement earrings. I am sure this is a common obsession since they are very popular right now, but I love adding them to everything as a fun pop! I feel like they are a way to get extra creative, like you can get brave and wear fun and funky ones. I love adding them for a pop of color especially with a darker or a plainer outfit. Here I added them to my black and white striped one piece bathing suit and it completely changed the look. The suit is cute by itself but there is only so much you can do with a one piece, it is just one piece so it’s a little plain. The earrings actually made it a look and is so fun for a weekend by the pool or a pool party.

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 earrings | bathing suit | shorts

Right now my favorite place to get fun earrings is Target. I am so obsessed with the Sugar Fix by BaubleBar line there. BaubleBar is so cute but I can always justify the price for earrings, but their line at Target I think is just as nice as their normal line. Most of the styles by Sugar Fix are around $12-$15, totally affordable! I think I have like 6 pairs so far! If you have any suggestions for fun earrings please send them my way!

Have a great week and the 4h of July is just around the corner!

Bold in Color

At my work I am kind of known for my colorful wardrobe. My two coworkers pretty much only wear black. They occasionally throw in white, gray, and navy, but for the most part they stay with cold colors. I constantly try to convince them otherwise but they end up telling me that I can pull it off and they can’t. So I always ask them, “well have you ever tried?”

I was reading this month’s issue of Redbook magazine and they have a short list of “5 Ways to be Fearless in Color” (pg. 55). There are some great tips here like the first one “Play it (deceptively) safe”. In this first tip they advise that if you are just getting into vibrate colors start with you favorite shape of clothing. Many women like to wear black because it is “slimming”. Wearing colors makes them fear they will look bigger. If you wear something colorful in a style you know fits well and looks great on you, I completely agree that you will be more comfortable.

The second point was one I never really thought about, “Have flawless protection”. Reading the subtitle of this point I wasn’t quite sure where they were going with it. Turns out we need to keep our moisturizer and deodorant more in mind. I’ve never really liked white deodorants because you can usually see it on you AND it gets on your clothes. For this reason I use the Tom’s of Maine natural deodorant in lavender. I know there should be more reasons why I use this deodorant like the fact that it is natural and aluminum free and all that, but if I am being honest I started using it just for the fact that it was clear and smells amazing. Anyways, I never thought about how what is in our lotion and deodorant can be staining our clothes, especially colors. Something to think about!

Third, “Add a mighty little pop”… of makeup! This is a fun way to add some color to your look. I do love this idea, but I am not always brave enough to try it. I think the simplest way to try this out is with eyeliner. Redbook suggests a turquoise liner or a lavender shadow. I am all for the lavender shadow but I will have to build up to the turquoise liner, maybe start off with a darker blue. I do have a plum liner that I never use even though it is so pretty. Maybe I will be brave a day this week and give it a go, stay tuned for that.

This next point is a definite yes, “Give your clothes TLC” with washing. It does not look good when you go to wear a vibrant color and it is faded from washing it. You end up not giving off the look you were trying to. I do exactly as Redbook suggests, “turn new pieces inside out and use a cold-water cycle.” The cold water really makes a difference. The end of that sentence though I do not do, use “a detergent that’s formulated for colors,” I generally just buy the generic brand which probably isn’t the best for my clothes.

Lastly, “Forget the rules”. Wear what you want and like! As I mentioned earlier and Redbook also mentions in this point, don’t worry about colors making you look bigger because it isn’t true. They also mentioned a point I always struggle with, that redheads can’t wear pink! I worry about that but pink is my favorite color so I wear it anyways. Just be confident in what you wear and try new things. Style can and should be really fun!

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