embracing hoop earrings

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if memory serves me correctly, i got my ears pierced in fifth grade. at the time it felt like a very rite-of-passage thing to do (oh and along with most of america, i’d assume, i went to claires, naturally). while i’m definitely more of a stud-girl, i have worn many a chandelier/statement earring in my day and after two decades of heavy jewelry, my earring holes were looking a little droopy. so for the past five years especially, i’ve really stayed away from anything more than my oversized pearl stud earrings.



madewell sweater || j.crew factory shorts (similar) || joie booties

natalie borton earrings (c/o) || madewell bag (similar) || madewell belt



but then my sweet and talented friend, natalie started making tassel earrings and i became intrigued. she generously gifted me a pair and once i tried them on, i was encouraged by how light-weight they felt. three pairs later, i’m back to wearing dangly earrings again 🙂

enter her latest creation –14k hoop earrings. after reading this post on one of my favorite blogs and seeing natalie herself model the style here, i was excited to try a new earring style. similar to the tassel earrings, these 14k gold hoops are incredibly light and add a fun exclamation point to any outfit.



i wore this outfit on saturday, on a wonderful date day with my main squeeze. i wanted to do something special for him since he’s been extra accommodating lately (my car was in the shop so he carpooled with my mom to work most of last week) so i surprised him (i couldn’t keep the surprise so i told him five days early of my plans) with a trip to one of his favorite restaurants, woodranch bbq. while i had originally planned on wearing pants with this fall-ish ensemble, the weather had other plans so i swapped out white jeans for white jean shorts instead. as i mentioned before, a sweater + shorts is definitely the san diego fall uniform. next time, though, i’ll leave the booties at home. walking around all day in these fringe beauties definitely resulted in a few blisters. the things we endure for a cute ensemble, right?


shop the post:

madewell sweater || similar shorts || joie booties

natalie borton earrings (c/o) || similar tote || madewell belt


snag these hoops or any one of natalie’s featured pieces at a 10% discount by using SHAWNA10 at checkout.

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  • Aunt Teresa
    October 10, 2017

    Spectacular outfit and location. The hoop earrings are darling and are perfect with the entire look. The sweater is just too cute for words. The color compliments your skin tone; the white shorts add a bit of pop. Perfect all the way around.

    • srivera
      October 10, 2017

      Aww, thank you very much! I can’t wait to wear this sweater again, when the weather is a bit more fall-like 😉


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