Make a Statement

I don’t usually wear a lot of jewelry so if there’s one thing I love it’s a statement piece. One really great looking piece is, in my opinion, much more elegant and eye-catching than loading on a ton of bling.

I had been looking at a particular necklace from BaubleBar for-EVER, but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it’s original price. I found it the other day for only $17 so I had to get it! Unfortunately since it was on sale, it is no longer on the website but you can find similar necklaces at other stores.

This was my first Bauble Bar purchase (even though I’ve wanted everything on the site for a while!) so they sent my bauble in really cute packaging with a handwritten note!

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They even included a free gift, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in Dive In.

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I paired this necklace with a neutral outfit so it wouldn’t be overwhelming.

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What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Target

Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Bracelet: Kate Spade (Similar)

Espadrilles: Etienne Aigner (Similar)

I also love statement earrings! Most of the time I just wear them on their own, especially if they are as big as the ones I received as a free gift from Lilly Pulitzer.

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I haven’t worn these out yet because they are definitely a statement, and they’re a little heavy so I wouldn’t want to wear them for too long. Hopefully my boyfriend will take me to a nice dinner soon πŸ™‚

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Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer Free Mystery Gift

Lipstick: NYC Expert Last (Forever Fuchsia)

Sorry for all the selfies, the worst part of being a fashion blogger is when no one is around to take your picture!

 

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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

My boyfriend and I made strawberry lemonade! I found a really great recipe on How Sweet It Is through the site Yummly.

You need:

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup water

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

1/3 cup mint leaves

Directions:

Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pan to make a simple syrup. Whisk the mixture until the sugar dissolves and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, remove from heat and place in the fridge for ten minutes.

Puree the mint and strawberries. Then add the lemon juice and simple syrup, pureeing again.

We strained our lemonade once to remove some pulp, but we could have strained it again in our opinion.

As a garnish we added some sliced strawberries, lemon slices, and a mint leaf!

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What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Target

Jeans: Guess (2012)

Shoes: C. Wonder (Similar Style)

Necklace: C. Wonder (Similar Style)

Nails: Dior (Forget Me Not)