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The Perfect Gold Necklaces For Summer

Can we talk summer jewelry? While I love bold, oversized pieces during summer months, there’s nothing better than dainty, delicate jewelry. Their elegance, simplicity and wearability always keeps me going back to timeless gold necklaces

My favorite new piece this summer is this Geometric Hamsa Necklace in a classic gold shade (also available in rose gold and white gold). Simple, elegant, edgy AND wearable in 2 lengths. This beautiful solid gold hamsa shaped pendant features a vertical row of infinity ridges placed atop the hamsa’s center, attached to a gold chain from the back and secured by a lobster claw and 2 jump rings.

An ancient amulet comes forward through time as a modern work of art, to bring you happiness, health, and haute

Gold necklaces make it so easy to effortlessly dress an outfit up or down. I’m always looking for pieces that are not only beautiful and timeless but made from the best quality material at reasonable prices. This necklace was the perfect accessory to a recent (social distanced) trip to the beach.

If you are looking to add an extra finishing touch to any outfit, finding the perfect accessories is key. My favorite way to elevate and finish an outfit is by adding simple but beautiful pieces.

During the hot Georgia summers, I tend to simplify my outfits. I’m also a busy mom of 3 who likes to throw on a cute dress, some strappy sandals, some lip gloss and be out for the day. My jewelry needs to match my crazy life — even crazier with the times we’re living in now. Simple jewelry is always on my must wear list. Gold is my favorite metal so I always gravitate towards pieces that are beautiful and versatile.

Today, I’m sharing my favorite gold necklaces – simple, delicate pieces that will take your everyday looks to the next level. Check out some of other favorites below

Shark Tooth Necklace // 14k Gold Rindelle Necklace // Sunburst Coin Pendant Necklace

Comment below and let me know which pieces you love and what items you would pair them with! I’d love to hear what’s your go to necklace or one you have on your current “wish list”.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

SHOPBOP SPRING EVENT

If you’ve been waiting to do some major spring shopping, now’s the time! Shopbop is having one of their biggest sales of the year! Save up to 25% on full-price styles. Hurry, items are going fast and the sale ends Monday.

I took advantage of this sale and ordered THE most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn – in my entire life. Seriously! Hands down, I’m going to order every single pair of Tretorn sneakers they have! Oh and you know who else loves them? Reese Witherspoon… yep!

Check out some of my other favorites below — all under $100! Do you have any favorite items you’ve had an eye on? Leave a comment below and let me know!

DETAILS

Sale Ends: Saturday 3/9 4:00AM ET. Brand restrictions apply. Use code SPRING at checkout.

Shapewear Upgrade

Kim K has been known for wearing pieces that hug her curves perfectly. She always seems to wear the perfect shapewear that complements any outfit. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know her new line – SKIMS launched last year and it’s full of items that will enhance, support and provide coverage for women of every size and color.

SKIMS is the new, solution focused approach to shape enhancing undergarments, created by Kim Kardashian West.

SKIMS is Kim’s answer to shapewear that actually works. Designed to smooth, enhance, lift and tone – each piece has a solution for every body.

This fabulous new line — that keeps selling out, so make sure you sign up to receive restock alerts – offers a wide range of items (from shapewear, to lounge wear to underwear and accessories), in tons colors and all inclusive sizes (from xxs-5xl). Their user friendly site allows you to select items based on support level, item type, color and size. And one of the best features her site offers, is the ability to see the same item in all sizes.

SCULPTING HIGH WAIST BRIEF $36
SCULPTING BRA $32

My favorite item from her shapewear collection is their High Waist Brief. With their easy to follow size chart and “see it in your size” feature, it was super simple to find the perfect size for myself. I have worn shape wear for many years and have often felt constricted and uncomfortable wearing it but no more!

SKIMS’s High Waist Briefs have quickly become my favorite. They are lightweight, provide maximum control and are so comfortable! It’s seamless design was created to enhance and smooth your shape while allowing you to move freely and comfortably. It’s definitely going to become a staple in my wardrobe.

Other favorites from the SKIMS line are their Solutions Shorts – THE perfect undergarment for high slit skirts and dresses and their Pasties ($12, available in 3 shades) – sweat-proof and long lasting, these pasties blend with your skin and keep your covered for up to 12 hours.

I’m very excited to try more items from the SKIMS collection, the quality, selection and price point are truly unmatched. If you are currently on the hunt to upgrade your shapewear, Kim K’s is one to definitely check out.

Other current shaper wear favorites include: High Waist Smoother Skirt Slip, Suit Your Fancy High Waist Thong and Cooling FX High Waist Thong

MORE FAVORITES // SHOP THIS POST

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New Year // New Jewelry

This past Christmas I got a pink box under the tree… from me to me! Who says you can’t get yourself a little something special? I picked these gorgeous flower gold earrings from AU|RATE and I’m obsessed.

Dainty blooms burst with gold

Somehow managing to be both sweet and strong, these Flower Earrings Back are a versatile addition to your wardrobe

These delicate earrings — also available in rose and white gold — are THE perfect addition to your jewelry collection. They can easily dress an outfit up or down. They are simple, intricate and timeless. And ladies, if you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for yourself, or something for your girlfriends (do you celebrate Galentine’s Day? – I do!) or want to send your love one some ideas, these dainty blossom earrings are perfect!

I’ve also compiled a list of other earrings I’m loving below. Starting at just $20 and nothing is over $150, you can’t go wrong with any of these beauties.

Curb Chain Hoop Earrings

Palm Stud Earrings

Star Etched Earrings

If you are like me and are always on the hunt for pieces that are not only beautiful and timeless but are made from the best quality material at reasonable prices, you can’t go wrong with any of these earrings. All of these can be easily paired with a simple white tee, jeans (or cutoff jean shorts) and some cute tennis shoes OR be part of a more elegant look — for a girl’s night out our an elegant beach front wedding. You decide! The possibilities are endless.

So tell me! Which earrings are you loving? Any favorites? Any other’s you have added to your own wish list? Leave a comment (and a link) on this post and let me know. Happy shopping!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255