Statement earrings summer 2018

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from top left: hot pink and gold-tone earrings / golden hammered statement earrings / goldtone and bead dangle earrings / silver-tone statement earrings (I own these and love them!) / silver circle dangle earrings / green and blue resin statement earrings / rose gold and lilac statement hoops (I own these and love them!) / gold-tone chain dangle earrings (on my wish list!)

Statement earrings have been a huge trend the past few years; and they show no sign of slowing down for the summer 2018 season. These fabulous “Look at me!” earrings are meant to be worn as your jewelry focal point, and not paired with other statement pieces. So that gigantic statement ring you love? Pair it with simple hoops or dangles; not statement earrings. Also, pairing a necklace with statement earrings is a big no-no. Same with statement bracelets and cuffs. Keep your other jewelry simple so your summer 2018 statement earrings can shine!

There are so many earrings on the market for the summer 2018 season. Look for all styles of hoops, resin dangles, soft chains, fabric tassels, bead strands in a bunch, and bright colors. The hottest statement earrings for summer 2018 are made in bright colors or solid metal. Look for rainbow colors too! Rainbows are all the rage this summer, so why not rock the trend on your ears!

Don’t be afraid of brightly colored jewelry. If you are scared that colors are not your thing, try pairing bright earrings with a neutral outfit, an all-white look, or an all-black ensemble. You will find bright earrings are actually easy to wear! You can see how I styled bright yellow earrings during fashion week here.

I can’t get enough of bold earrings this season, and I look forward to continuing to wear them this fall. What do you think of this trend? Are you already rocking this trend?

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Cool nights in Tahoe with SOMA

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wearing: mix and match pajamas c/o SOMA Intimates, from left: paisley top / royal blue shorts / royal blue shirt / navy crop lace pants / navy tie front tank / paisley pants /

There is nothing like getting cozy after a fun day playing in the Lake Tahoe area. Our family heads up to Tahoe several times per year, and we are always on the go when we are there. We tend to wake up early and go outside to play; whether we are doing snow sports or summer sports, we like to be the early bird. Since we always start our days early, we tend to get back to the house in the late afternoon or early evening; ready to relax!

Since we have been out all day, we are usually tired. In addition to being tired, the evenings tend to be cool; even in the summer. Since Tahoe is in the mountains, the summer evenings are very cool nights. Nothing feels better after a day of play then getting cozy in pajamas!

I am in LOVE with SOMA Intimates new “Cool Nights” summer pajamas. They are extremely soft and perfect for cool summer evenings. Since the collection offers mix and match styles, my daughter’s and I can match without matching while we relax after being outside all day.

We enjoyed lounging in our SOMA “Cool Nights” pajamas after a fun day which included a three hour morning hike along the Truckee river, lunch in Tahoe City, visiting the museums in Tahoe City, and then driving to the west side to sit along the lake and relax. My whole family was so tired after our day of play, it felt incredible to put on our SOMA “Cool Nights” pajamas and relax on the sofa.

The fabulous thing about SOMA’s new summer collection is that it is mix and match. The collection offers three different sleeve lengths, and the option to pair them with shorts or cropped pajamas pants. I love that I can find the perfect combination for the weather. I can pair a tank with cropped pants, or a tee with shorts, or longer short sleeves with shorts; the options are endless!

My daughters love their SOMA pajamas just as much as I do. They love to mix and match the pieces, and wear a different combo every night. It’s so nice to see my girls enjoy SOMA as much as I do. The collection really transcends age, and reaches across all style personalities. Love that!

These are the perfect PJ’s for summer! You can check out the entire collection online at

Shop my favorite “Cool Nights” by SOMA mix and match summer pajamas:

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*thank you to SOMA Intimates for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Exploring historic downtown Truckee in the Tahoe area

Last weekend we went up to Tahoe for a quick trip after my daughter’s graduation. We thought it would be fun to have some outdoor fun, and further explore the area. We have been to downtown Truckee millions of times, but we never took the touristy historical walking tour before; I’m not sure why we waited!

If you are heading up to the Tahoe area and want to explore more then just the water and trees, I highly recommend taking the historic downtown Truckee walking tour! It’s really interesting to see the history behind the buildings which line the area. Many of the buildings are well over a century old and hold interesting historical tidbits about the local area. It’s incredible to see wooden structures that have been able to survive for so long; and are so well-kept!

wearing: golden drop hoop earrings c/o BaubleBar / lipstick / black top (under $20!) / turquoise and gold coin necklace worn as a bracelet c/o BaubleBar / Chanel summer nail polish / Chloe bag / side stripe jeans / black wedge espadrilles /

Since I knew we would be walking, I wore my comfortable jeans and espadrilles. Espadrilles are seriously like pillows under your feet. I am so addicted! I wore my handbag cross body which made walking around town a lot easier.

In addition to historic structures, downtown Truckee is flush with amazing restaurants. My kids were in a pizza mood, so we ate lunch at  “Best Pies Pizzaria” where I opted out of pizza, and into meatball sliders. They were so good!

If are downtown and not in the mood for pizza, I recommend “Moody’s Bistro” in the Truckee Hotel, it’s soooo good!

One of our favorite things to do in downtown Truckee is buy fudge! At “Sweets Handmade Candies” in downtown Truckee you can find so many delicious fudges! They make it all in-house, and it literally melts in your mouth. Our favorite flavor is Cookies & Cream. Yum!!

You can also watch them make fudge! It’s fun to see how they make it, plus it reminds you how fresh it is!! Double YUM!

So, if you are heading up to the Tahoe area for a vacation, and want a little break from hiking and water sports during the summer months, I highly recommend taking the walking tour in downtown historic Truckee. It’s a fun way to learn more about the local history, get some exercise, and explore all the cute boutiques Truckee has to offer. Be sure to pick up some fudge! It’s literally the best fudge you will ever eat! YUM YUM YUM!

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