One of the 40 by 40 items on my list is to wear earrings.
I had this moment this summer when I realized earrings were missing from my life. I’m not traditionally much of a jewelry wearer – usually just my wedding rings, a watch and sometimes I’ll put on a necklace.
There are so many fabulous earrings out there. Big. Colorful. Statement-making. I have tried and I always felt so unlike myself wearing bold earrings.
Then one day while scrolling through instagram, a picture caught my eye with a cute woman with her hair in a messy ponytail wearing simple hoop earrings. That felt like a look I could pull off.
At the moment I declared I wanted to start wearing earrings I had three pair in my jewelry box.
Since then, I’ve acquired quite a few new styles and I’m a happily convert to the world of earrings. Well, at least simple ones.
A couple of these I’ve bought for myself, one was a surprise gift from my sister, I received a few from small companies that make great earrings (thank you to Love Me Some Leather, Noonday and Shelly Dolen!). All are neutral and wearable with almost anything.
1 | Cowhorn Hoops $28 2 | Cubed Studs $42 3 | Burlap Embossed Leather Signature $20 4 | Leather Bar $15 5 | Mod Marble Studs $36 6 | Gold Hoops $7.99 7 | Small Square Stud Earrings $30 8 | Crystal Trio $9.50 9 | Metallic Teardrop $48 10 | Camel Signature Leather $20 11 | Column Earrings $48 12 | Hexagon Hoops $7.99
And that is my new earring collection. I’ll probably keep adding to it and maybe I’ll add more color at some point, but for now, I am loving all these basics in various sizes and shapes and tones of white, gold and a touch of black.