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5 Ways to Elevate Any Outfit With Jewelry

Fashion, Money, ShoppingMaría Elena RodríguezComment

When I was in high school, I didn't have enough money to go out and buy a new outfit every time I had a party or important event. So I developed a trick to help me upgrade or downgrade my outfits depending on the occasion: use the jewelry I had collected over the years to mix up my looks. 

Not only is this the best way to style a simple outfit on a hurry, you can literally spend no money while doing so. That's why I decided to create a list of simple tricks to upgrade any outfit with jewelry:

1. Different length necklaces are great for layering.

Similar necklace here and here.

There's no better way to show people you know what your doing than layering your jewelry like a true Instagram queen. 

2. When in doubt, wear a statement necklace. 

Photo Cred:  Pinterest  | Similar necklace  here .

Photo Cred: Pinterest | Similar necklace here.

Use a statement necklace to upgrade a jeans and t-shirt outfit. You can dress up this staple with a statement necklace, a couple of bangles, some nice pumps and a classy handbag. It's that easy!

3. Wear your hair up with statement earrings

Get these earrings here | Photo Via: Kendra Scott

If you have a busier blouse on, it's better to go for some fancy earrings. You can find these beautiful ones at Rocksbox. 

4. Add some arm candy to your watch 

Photo Cred:  Wendy's Lookbook  |  Watch  | Similar bracelets  here ,  here  and  here . 

Photo Cred: Wendy's Lookbook | Watch | Similar bracelets here, here and here

This one ALWAYS makes you look put together and like you care about your appearance even on days when you're pms'ing and your dog wouldn't stop barking during a long night of tossing and turning. #Experienced

5. Don't buy your jewelry, rent them! 

Yes, this DOES exist! When Rocksbox contacted me to be one of their influencers I immediately said yes! Rocksbox is a jewelry membership service that exists to make your life easier and more stylish. For only $19/month, you can treat yourself by renting 3 pieces of jewelry at a time with free shipping both ways!

How perfect is that for the holidays?! Wear that statement necklace for the holiday party and send it back in exchange for the dainty one you want to wear daily. It's that simple. And if you love a jewelry piece you can buy it for a discount price AND you will receive a $10 credit in your Rocksbox account. 

Guys, I receive about 10 monthly emails from brands who want to collaborate and I normally say no, so when I recommend a brand I mean it! 

Here's a promo code for a free month with Rocksbox: AMBINITYXOXO


That's it guys! Hope you enjoyed my newest post. Leave me a comment bellow letting me know your favorite jewelry pieces right now. 

Until next time, 

María Elena

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Summer Favorites | 2015

BeautyMaría ElenaComment

I can't believe summer is almost over! But I'm glad it almost is because it has been a crazy season and here in Puerto Rico we can't stand the heat... Literally. And don't even get me started with the drought situation! Ugh.

So to make my month a little funkier, I've been online shopping a bit too much. But lucky for us, my shopping becomes in some awesome reviews, hauls and favorite posts! Here you go:

NUXE Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm - I know this is way to expensive to even be called a lip balm, but trust me on this one: it is worth it. I've officially switched my Carmex for this lip balm at night and let me tell you what a huge difference I've noticed! My lips are the softest they've ever been and they don't get chapped throughout the day when I use it at night. Plus, a little bit goes a long way. So I say try it! It's worth the splurge. 

Bobbi Brown's Smoky Lash Mascara - It's no secret that this is my current holy grail mascara. You can see me rave about it here. And now that it is almost over and I'm trying some new mascaras I have on stock, I had to include it in this month's favorites. If you like flirty lashes and you have stubborn eyelashes like I do, this mascara is worth the splurge. 

Ecotools Stippling brush - I originally bought this to use with my Soleil Tan de Chanel, but ended up using it for almost everything. It blends makeup beautifully to the point that I'm using it for foundation, highlighter, blush and even concealer! I know that's wrong and I should clean it before switching products but it does the trick! Highly recommended. 

Ole Henriksen Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser - The brand sent me this cleanser along with an entire skincare routine and this is what I've been loving the most. I love how it smells and how gentle it feels on your skin even though it's meant for acne prone skin. 

Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment - This is a holy grail product for almost every beauty blogger. And all I can say is that if you haven't tried it yet, go buy it. 

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (Bronze-03) - I received this on a Laura Mercier 500 points perk from Sephora and I haven't stopped using it ever since. It reminds me of my Tarte Park Ave. Princess but without the subtle shimmer. If you're looking for a sun-kissed glow without looking overdone, this is the bronzer for you. 

Feeling tropical with my new @guapapr bracelets! Stay tuned for the launch of their online shop tomorrow... I'll have the link on my blog so you can show your support for this upcoming brand. 💃🏻
A photo posted by Ambinity by María Elena (@ambinity) on Aug 8, 2015 at 10:38am PDT

Guapa Bracelets - Last but not least, I had to include my friend Annette's new jewelry line! I've been using the bracelets on my Instagram picture these pasts days and all I've been getting are compliments. This is the perfect way to add color to your summer and once you browse around her new website I bet you'll be hooked. So go ahead and support a small business! #ShopLocal. ;)

What are your current favorites?