A few weeks ago when I was visiting family in Dallas, I got together with one of my absolute favorite photographers (@beckleyandco) to shoot some new summer looks! While I don’t shoot all of my outfits in my "real life" settings everything I feature on my blog, I 100% wear in real life! This summer I’ve been a major fan of this red & white combination. Remember this top from this post? And these jeans that I featured here, here and here? It’s become go-to combo for "Taco Tuesday" and girls dinners and if I’m not in a flowy sundress, white shorts or blue jeans it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll find me in these cropped flare jeans. This top already sold out but I’ve linked lots of similar steals at the end of the post & these exact jeans, which are more of an investment, but if you wear them as much as I do, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth!
To elevate some of my go-to summer looks, especially these off the shoulder tops and understated combos, I’ve turned to one of this year’s biggest, boldest trends: statement earrings. One of my girlfriends in Dallas is the earring queen and inspired me to snag a pair when I was back in town. They make even the most simple outfits "pop" and instantly add personality to anyone’s signature style. My mom treated me to this super bold, colorful pair that I instantly fell for from Tootsies, but I’m also loving these $38 look-alikes, this tasseled pair that’s under $30, and these bold floral hoops for only $65! Even if you’re not a jewelry girl or are used to your classic everyday pieces, a bold pair of statement earrings are great to have on hand! I’m a fan of styling them with all of my off the shoulder pieces, but you can also throw them on for a night out with a messy dry shampooed pony, wear a pair with your favorite summer sundresses, or even just style them with jeans and a white tee like I did with this tasseled pair here for a cute summer day!
Another summer score I’ve become obsessed with is this Glow Palette from Charlotte Tilbury. If there’s one "Summer beauty secret" I swear by, it’s this. It has all of your summer makeup essentials (blush, bronzer, eyeshadows, highlighter) in a little compact kit and easily fits in your purse if you need a touch up on the go! I’d like to think summer naturally makes us all a little more radiant, but as a sunscreen, skincare junkie, I owe all my glow to this!
What summer favorites are on the top of your list? If you’re in the market for statement earrings & a super radiant summertime glow, I’m linking my look + top picks below!