Casual summer kimono

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wearing: large 18K gold plate hoop earrings c/o Sheila Fajl / lipstick / black v-neck tee / printed kimono (under $20!!) / summer bracelets c/o BaubleBar (on major sale!!) / summer nail polish / gold-tone watch (use code BAF 20 to save 20%) / boyfriend jeans (on major sale!!) / black satchel / black espadrille wedges (under $100!!)

The weather has been so mild in the morning lately! Thanks to the fog, which has been hovering over the Santa Cruz Mountains overnight and clears just in time for the day to start. This type of weather allows me to wear jeans; and definitely calls for layers!

I wore this outfit the other day to meet up with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun at Santana Row. It was perfect because the layers allowed me to peel back the kimono and just wear the tee as the day wore on. If you live in the Bay Area, or any area near the ocean, you may be accustomed to micro-climates. These micro-climates demand we dress in layers! Without layers, our clothing will either be to hot, or too cold. Layers allow us to stay comfortable all day! Love that!

Did you notice these major hoop earrings! I need to give a shout-out to Sheila Fajl. Her jewelry is so beautiful! These hoop earrings are a fabulous closet staple, and they are lightweight! I love comfortable earrings with style; and these hit all the buttons! They also happen to be 18K gold plate. Love that! You can find her jewelry collection on her website.

Kimonos, denim shirts or jackets, and wraps, are key during the summer months to stay comfortable. How do you layer up when your temperatures fluctuate during the day?

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Statement earrings summer 2017

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This is one of my favorite pairs of statement earrings for summer 2017. I wear them often! I love the movement statement earrings provide; plus, they brighten up simple outfits. Also, I love how they add color to my dark hair.  They really look amazing with any hair color since bold earrings add color and dimension. Love that!

Statement earrings are a huge trend for summer 2017. They were all over the runways for spring/summer 2017, and they are all over the streets right now! If you have not jumped on this trend yet, now is the time to hop on!

affordable statement earrings summer 2017

From top left: hot pink beaded drop statement earrings / silver circles statement earrings / green tassel earrings (color of the year!) / rose gold earrings (so sleek and perfect for evenings!) / black and white ball drop earrings / ivory and gold statement earrings (on my wish list!) / bold gold statement earrings / cobalt blue ball earrings (I own these in pink and LOVE them!)

There is no better way to dress up a basic outfit then with a pair of statement earrings. As we head into the hot summer months, our clothing becomes more simple, and comfortable; in order to help us stay cool. With simpler ensembles, there is a need to try and remain fashionable while expressing our personal style. Statement earrings can help us do that!

When temperatures hit 90 degrees, most of us reach for a simple sundress, or a pair of shorts, with a tee, and flip flops. The only way to spice up a simple outfit such as this, is with jewelry. Sometimes bracelets and rings can be uncomfortable in hot, sticky weather since our fingers can sometimes swell in the heat. This leaves necklaces, and earrings, for dressing up our hot weather looks. I find earrings to be the most comfortable option. Three cheers for the statement earring trend for summer 2017!

There is no better time than the present to bring out bold, statement earrings on casual days, or fun summer nights. They are so easy to add to any outfit!

Currently, I have been wearing these hot pink ball earrings, and this pair of ivory tassel earrings non-stop with my casual attire. For summer, I definitely would like to add this silver pair, and this ivory and gold pair.

Which earrings are your favorite for summer? Are you ready to rock the statement earrings trend for summer 2017? If you are already wearing this hot trend, what are your earrings to wear for summer?

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Layered earrings for right now

layered stacked earrings for fall 2015

From top left: (on model) Stud set / Ear Cuff set / Leaf earring set /  Multi-Hoop studs / Pink ear crawlers

Layered earrings are back! Stacking multiple pairs of earrings, or a combination of studs, cuffs, and crawlers, was a huge trend in jewelry in the late 1980s through to the mid-1990s. When the ’90’s became a decade of influence in fashion a few years ago, the trend started to resurface; and now it is here with a bang.

Arguably the hottest street style trend of the moment, the stacked or layered earring trend is fun to follow. Haven’t we all been itching to use those extra holes in our ears from our middle school, high school, and college years?

Layered earrings is an easy to trend to adapt to. There are two ways to follow it. You can have multiple piercings in your ears, or you can pretend with one pair of stud earrings, and a combination of crawlers and cuffs on one or both ears.

When wearing multiple pairs of earrings, or ear jewelry, the goal is not to have one pair overwhelm the other. The pairs of earrings must blend together. This means keep them on the dainty side and trying to keep metals matching.

Thankfully, brands and designers have recognized this hot trend on the street and put earring sets together which offer a few pairs of studs, or a combination of studs and cuffs, which match each other and take the guesswork out of styling one’s own earring stack. Love that!

If you would like to wear a statement pair of earrings, or large earrings, then they must be worn in the first hole on your ear. Keep the earrings in the other holes as basic as possible; and as small as possible. Avoid pairing ear cuffs or crawlers with a larger pair of earrings.

I found a few fabulous pairs, and sets, of earrings around the web which are perfect for layering, stacking, and mixing together! I hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉