While date nights are a rarity, I still like to feel a little freshened up for them! And oftentimes I need to build upon whatever melted mess I’ve become after playing with the boys during the day.
I shot a really quick before and after, from makeup changes to jewelry + wardrobe changes to show you how to refresh in only a few minutes for date night.
During the day, I keep it simple (#kiss if you will). I throw a few big curls in my hair that relax as the day goes on and do light and basic makeup. Almost every day I throw a simple pair of stud earrings on and am usually found wearing denim shorts and a plain v-neck t-shirt.
Rachel of Saressa Designs, a long time partner with the blog and seriously talented jewelry designer, recently worked together to create some simple and timeless Herkimer diamond earrings.
During the day, I love wearing these. They are small enough to not feel like overkill with a casual outfit, but could also easily be paired with a dressy outfit if you were wearing a large necklace.
Then, to kick it up a notch for an evening out, I switch my earrings + my outfit, and try to keep it to just a few steps to refresh my makeup. For this look it was dusting translucent setting powder all over my face, adding a bit of dark liner to my inner waterline, and adding a bolder lip color! I also pulled my hair back into a soft half up style.
The herkimer diamond hoops were a gorgeous addition to my simple dress. I haven’t really seen anything else like it, and trust me when I say I’ve looked everywhere!
Here are a few close up versions of the earrings!!
Rachel is also kindly offering a giveaway of $100 to be spent in her shop as well as a promo code of SMALLTHINGS to get 25% off your order now through Octover 31, 2015.
Enter the giveaway by using the tool below! I’m also curious, which are your favorites? The hoops or the studs?