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Holiday Earrings

y-2Hard to believe it’s already that time of year again! Time to start thinking about pumpkin pie, twinkle lights and dress shopping for all those holiday parties. If you feel like being a bit thrifty this year, one way to spice up your trusty wardrobe favorites is to add some new accessories. Statement earrings are a fantastic way to add holiday sparkle to your favorite LBD. Or, if you’re looking for less traditional pieces to spice up your holiday attire, like an an ear cuff or ear chain, head over to FreshTrends where there’s a ton of stylish options. But if you’re sticking to traditional pierced earrings like me, above are a few of my favorites for the holiday party season!

1. Free People Noir Moon Drop Earrings – $48

2. Free People Noir Lumier Stone Earrings – $68

3. Anthropologie Fanned Cordelia Drops – $28.50

4. Bauble Bar Von Trapp Drops – $32.00

5. Berry Eclectic Stud Earrings – $11.98

6. Nordstrom Crystal Deco Earrings – $38.00

7. Sabine Large Victorian Earring – $19.97

8. Anthropologie Rococo Candy Earrings – $36.00

9. Topshop Navette Stone Chandelier Earrings – $22.00

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Smith Optics Summer Sunnies

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Doesn’t a great pair of sunglasses make every outfit instantly just a bit cooler? (Unless you’re wearing them inside. At night. In which case, you just look slightly douchey.) I’m so in love with my new Smith Optics sunglasses.  They’re a rounded frame with a cat eye shape. Slightly oversized but not enough to make you look like a bug. With some awesome polar gray green lenses, they’re just as perfect for summer walking adventures in the hills as they are for the pool or beach.  At just over $100, they won’t break the bank either. Black isn’t available online at the moment but snag this perfect for summer, bright pink pair from Altitude Sports instead!

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{H&M white dress/tunic (similar here or here), Madewell boots (similar here or here,) Free People bralette, Smith Optics sunglasses}

*sunglasses gifted, but my opinion that they’re awesome is completely true.

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Jewelry

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Have you started thinking about those perfect holiday gifts for your friends, family, trash collector, crossing guard and your local Starbucks barista? Well, okay, maybe you’ve started thinking about at least two categories on this list. A small little bauble is always a lovely and thoughtful gift for your mom or your girlfriends (or maybe the trash collector, who knows) and cute pieces don’t have to cost a ton of money. FreshTrends is also a great site to check out for some awesome jewelry and body jewelry options. Below are some of my picks for the perfect bit and bauble to gift your local barista! Because lets be honest, the one who holds the coffee is clearly the most important.

1. Sabine Vintage Chandelier Earrings – $22.00

2. Star Blaze Earrings – $38.00

3. Grey Vines Necklace – $25.00

4. Love Note Cuff – $38.00

5. Giraffe Trinket Dish – $16

6. Kelly Wearstler Chelsea Ring – $225

7. Crystal Comet Strand – $46

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Splurge/Steal: The YSL Arty Ring

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YSL Arty Gold Plated Ring – $290

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Oasap Golden Tone Oversized Ring – $21

As a huge fan of chunky rings, I have long worshipped loved the look of the YSL Gold Plated Arty ring.  Sadly, I don’t love the almost $300 price tag. Well, Oasap now makes an alternative which is much easier on the pocketbook. Sure it’s total costume jewelry and may fall apart, chip off or break after some wear and tear. But, at $21, it’s a fun alternative while it lasts! And at that price, perhaps you should consider stacking up on a few in different colors.

Here’s a few images of the YSL ring in all its glory…

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Oh ring, why are you so amazing?

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Earrings

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I’ve always loved the detail a pair of earrings can add to an outfit. I often find myself wearing big earrings because they add a fun, whimsical element to whatever I put together. But sometimes smaller studs and more delicate pieces are also a fantastic, understated accessory to top off a look. For some delicate earring options, check out this selection from FreshTrends. Below are some pics of my own earrings as well as some earring looks I wish were mine!

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For even more earring options, check out my Jewelry board over on Pinterest!

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