Diamond studs by Anjolee go day to night.

I pretty much live in stud earrings lately because they fit into whatever I’m wearing, day or night, and they’re just easy. They’re just throw on and go, no fuss, and they’re a quick way to look a little more put together. If I’ve forgotten to put on earrings for some reason in my morning routine, I instantly notice that I don’t look quite complete. So when Anjolee gave me the opportunity to review one of their jewelry designs, I knew I had to go with their diamond stud earrings.

I chose these earrings for their classic design and timeless quality. The center stone is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. What’s unique about Anjolee is that you can customize their jewelry to meet your specifications and price range, whether it be the type of metal, the size or type of stone (if it is a gemstone), and even the length of the chain on a necklace. For the purpose of this review, the piece sent to me is made from silver and high quality cubic zirconia. I found the setting to be well made, sturdy but delicate at the same time. I’ve been wearing them since I received them in mail and honestly, they’re so classic that they work with everything. I love how they contrast with some of the edgier jewelry I wear and how they can instantly elevate your overall look.

I had some fun navigating their website and trying out the customization process for myself. It is very straightforward and makes it easy to choose each aspect of the piece that is customizable. They have a wide selection of jewelry that I think anyone would love as is, or can make her own! And although I’m already married, I couldn’t resist a look at their wedding sets. Anjolee also has a YouTube page where you can actually see some of their jewelry designs in 3D, which is so helpful when you’re buying something so special online.

I wanted to share how versatile a pair of diamond studs can be, along with another summer ‘day to night’ outfit. They are definitely a worthwhile investment, so you want to get as much wear as you can from them.

For the day, I wore distressed denim shorts and a pale pink ruffled tank. Gladiator sandals and a red tote complete the outfit, I really love the look of light pink and red together despite being an unlikely pairing. I wanted to keep the accessories on the more delicate side for daytime, so I layered a small bow pendant necklace with a longer clover link chain. I also added a silver weave patterned ring on my right hand. Along with the jeweled studs, the overall look is simple, but pretty.

To transition into night, I layered a black boyfriend style blazer over the tank and changed into some heeled sandals and a patent black crossbody bag. I traded in the more delicate clover necklace for a statement necklace of interwoven silver chains and bold rhinestone details. I liked the contrast of the delicate bow against it so I kept it on. I love how the jeweled studs add just enough to complete the look without competing with the necklace.

I hope you all enjoyed this post because it was another fun one for me to do! And a big thank you to Anjolee for giving me the opportunity to review your jewelry and share your website.

*The silver & CZ stud earrings were provided to me by Anjolee for review, however all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own.

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A summer day to night outfit ft. the boyfriend jean.

Despite the crazy heat, jeans are still a wardrobe staple for me. On Thursdays, I take Ava to music class and I end up doing a lot of chasing her around, getting on all fours, dancing, you get the idea. Skirts and shorts that run the risk of riding up and exposing things I mean to keep covered are just not on the ‘what to wear’ list for the day. And I’m inside anyway so the heat isn’t that much of a bother. I wanted to share another day to night outfit idea with you guys mainly because some of the items are recent purchases that are super affordable.

For day, I threw on an old pair of boyfriend jeans from Arden B., then topped it off with a plain white tee (per usual) tucked in the front. I belted the jeans with a brown belt from Forever 21. I wore flats sandals from Steve Madden (you can read about my summer shoe buys here) that I’ve been wearing almost daily. I recently got this panama hat from Target because my old one got drenched in sunscreen when we were on vacation. I’ve been keeping my eye out for one lately and I’m so glad I found this one because I didn’t want to spend a ton on a new one. Especially considering what happened to the old one. I’m much more diligent about keeping my face shielded from the sun, even if I’m wearing SPF, so I like to have a hat like this that I can pair with lots of different outfits. I do wish the material of the hat was a little sturdier, but at $14.99, I’m not going to complain or cry if something happens to it. I did not carry a purse with me today since I was chucking around the diaper bag, but if I was out sans baby, I’d probably go with my Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM. I’m thinking about getting a shoulder strap for this bag after watching a video from Makeup by Tiffany D, so that I can wear it as a cross body as well.

To transition into night, I changed out of my white tee (I actually could have just stuck with it) and put on this cream colored Forever 21 Buttoned Chiffon Cami that was $14.90. Forever 21 can definitely be touch and go in terms of quality, but I’m actually really happy with this top. It has a layer underneath so it’s not super sheer and I don’t have to worry about wearing another tank underneath. It’s also very flowy and is one of those workhorse pieces that can be dressed up or down and worn with many different options. I want to go in-store and see if I can get the light blue color because it’s sold out online (black is still available). I switched out my sandals for a pair of open-toed heels (old) from Vince Camuto. These were actually a great find at Marshall’s a few years ago. And I traded in the top handle purse for a black envelope clutch from Tory Burch.

Accessories are always an easy way to dress up an outfit to make it more ‘special’ for night, so I added a few things on top of my daily jewelry. I put in some pointed stud earrings (old) from Francesca’s and used one of the necklaces I got in a set from Forever 21 (post about it here) for around $3! I’m actually thinking in buying some that are better quality because I’ve been wearing the heck out of this one lately. Then I added a bolder bracelet from Stella & Dot (old) to my usual David Yurman cable bracelet that I wear always.

And that’s it! I was a little worried that the relaxed fit of the top would be a bit much with the looser boyfriend jeans, but here I liked how it went together. I think adding the heels and wearing a longer necklace helped to elongate the overall look.

What amazing steals have you added to your summer wardrobe?

Another day to night outfit & my take on the ‘hair tuck’ trend.

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I thought I’d do another ‘day to night’ outfit because it’s pretty much what I always do if I know I’m going out later that night, unless I’m wearing sweats all day or I’m going somewhere that requires something a little fancier. It’s always nice to have ideas to change up an outfit so you don’t actually have to change. I brought Ava to storytime at the library today and threw on some distressed jeans, a black V-neck, and my grey Ugg boots. This was the first time I broke out the Uggs this season, I’ve worn Uggs since college, but lately I’m just not that into them. But, I do have to say they are comfy & warm. I wore my chucks the other day and I swear I think my feet almost froze walking from the car into the store. Plus, I got these recently after returning the same pair that ripped down the back seam (Nordstrom has the best customer service & return policies) so I figured I might as well wear them before winter is over. I added a light grey scarf to warm up the deep V of the sweater and I was done.

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Banana Republic black boyfriend fit V-neck, Mossimo for Target distressed jeans. On left, grey short Ugg boots & Forever 21 grey scarf. On right, patent black CL 85mm Pigalle pumps.

To make the outfit more ‘night’, I switched out the boots for some classic black patent heels and added a pair of more dramatic earrings. I made the V-neck a little more off the shoulder and switched out my lighter fringed scarf for a knitted grey infinity one. I just like the softness of the scarf for this night out look. I skipped any other jewelry (other than my wedding band), I thought the earrings on their own were enough.

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Forever 21 gold drop earrings (old)

The ‘hair tuck’ trend is big right now, where you keep your hair tucked into your sweater after putting it on. I like the easy, carefree look it gives, but I feel weird keeping my hair tucked into my sweaters. Mainly because the sensation of my hair on my back is bothersome. And it works better with a turtleneck or a higher neckline. Alternatively, I like to get the look by keeping my hair tucked into my scarf, and to me it just feels like a more natural thing to do. It’s so automatic to immediately pull my hair out from my sweater when I get dressed, but when I wrap a scarf I usually just let my hair stay tucked in anyway.

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What’s your take on the ‘hair tuck’? Is it a do or a don’t?