A couple of months back, I shared five of my most treasured pieces of jewelry, but surprisingly, none of them included earrings. I've always had a somewhat interesting relationship with earrings - I didn't even get my ears pierced until I was eighteen. But within the last few months, I got my cartilage pierced and then got two second holes, so it's safe to say I've embraced ear jewelry in an entirely new way. Here's a look at my collection of earrings and how it's evolved over the years.
Studs. On a daily basis, I usually have at least one pair of small, dainty studs in. Every single earring that I own is in yellow gold since I find that white gold simply doesn't flatter my skin tone, which really doesn't look good that close to my face. Lately I've been into mixing something really delicate (like the tiny arcs) with something with a bit more edge, like the safety pins.
For affordable stud options, I really like these and these.
Edgy Singles. I used to prefer stacking bracelets and necklaces instead of focusing on earrings, but that's changed recently. With the arrival of ear jackets, cuffs, and climbers a few years back, earrings now feel a lot more edgy, which I love. I don't wear these everyday - they're more of a fun detail to add for nighttime or to spice up a simple outfit. Even when they come in pairs (like my constellation set above), I prefer to wear them as singles for more of a unique look.
A similar, affordable constellation set and a cool minimal pair.
Everyday huggies. Small hoops used to feel juvenile and boring to me, but now they make for the perfect piece to wear alongside more intricate earrings. I own two pairs, one that has a larger hoop with smaller emerald stones (my birth stone) and then a smaller pair that has slightly larger diamonds.
A similar affordable option here, and an angular pair I love.
Statement earrings. These earrings are typically reserved for evenings (especially since Sloan finds them particularly irresistible), but lately I've rekindled my love for large, delicate hoops and drop earrings, even during the day.
A similar affordable pair of gold hoops and a sleek statement pair.