When I think of how many hours I sunk into playing Super Mario Land on my Nintendo Game Boy, and what other, more productive things I could have been doing with those hours, I feel a little ill. (And that was only a few years ago, when I toted the game to Italy with me and played it at night before bed instead of having sex with my boyfriend!) I’ve since lost my Game Boy and the guy, but occasionally I get a little nostalgic and wish I could get sucked down pipes into other worlds, where I stomp mushrooms and avoid nasty piranha plants. But because I am an adult, I think I will just wear these earrings and go about my business.
When it comes to accessories, I generally live by the more-is-more philosophy — except when it comes to one particular area. I’ve never had my ears pierced, and frankly, I don’t think I ever want to. Weird, right? You’re probably wondering, how do you go 32 years forward into womanhood, become a style editor and not have a close personal encounter with the piercer’s needle? Like many, I was asked by my mom as a little girl if I wanted to get pierced at the local K-Mart, and at eight or nine — whatever age I was at the time — it just didn’t seem like a good idea. Even then, I was too neurotic to believe that having a stranger poke holes in my ears would be a very smart. No thank you, I will do without.
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Confession: I totally had feather extensions put in my hair a few days ago. And then I had them taken out. Turns out my hair is so thick that the feathers get buried and become nearly invisible. I would need to glue an entire bird to my head in order to make any kind of a fashion statement. Since I’d rather not go that route, I’m thinking about alternatives, and I’m liking the look of this single-side feather earring. It’s very bohemian cool, and unlike those extensions, it doesn’t require pliers to remove it. Always a plus.
Every gal needs a pair of earrings in her jewelry box that add just the right amount of glam to three essential and regularly worn outfits: 1) an otherwise casual look like a jeans and T; 2) a cocktail dress for a wedding or fancy-pants event; and 3) an otherwise staid interview ensemble. These minty green amethyst drop “Jocelyn” earrings by Taylor Kenney are exactly what we’re talking about. A simple rock surrounded by a hand-crocheted gold border, these stunners could easily take center stage or simply accent the rest of your look. Given the wear you’ll get out of them, we say they’re worth the tiny splurge.
As much as I usually favor statement-making jewelry — disco ball-sized necklaces, sparkly chandelier earrings, etc. — sometimes subtle pieces can pack quite a punch. These blue pearl studs would look so chic peeking out from casual summer hair. And lucky for us, these tiny earrings have a tiny price tag to match. [$10, ContempoJewels] Keep reading »
In celebration of the bonds between friends and loved ones, Joelle by Marc Joseph has created a collection of whimsical silver trinkets. We’re quite smitten with the “I Heart U” stud earrings because of the simple yet chic design and message. The carved letters provide an strong contrast to the mirror finish of the earrings. The posts are 10 kt. white gold, so those with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction. These Joelle studs are the perfect gift for your loved ones, but you might just want to keep a pair for yourself!
I have always had long hair and—let’s be honest—I probably will for a very, very long time. But after seeing Ashlee Simpson rock loads of black eyeliner and huge gold earrings with her new short ‘do several times in the past few months, I’m tempted to cut mine. Almost. Still, props to Ashlee for making such a bold hair move, and for finding such cool danglers with a heavy ’80s vibe. I like. Keep reading »
While Craves are normally something you’d want to buy for yourself, we’d rather love it if someone else bought us these Melting Heart earrings by Brooklyn designer Yayoi Forest. So if there are any boyfriends (ahem, ahem) out there looking for poignant yet not too expensive gifts for your lady, consider this pair which literally seems to say, “You make my heart melt.” Aww.
Fashion falsity #1,434: Nautical goods are for the spring and summer. So very untrue. Sure, they evoke the festive spirit of the warmer months, but we always find that a cute sailor-ly touch here and there can spruce up any old outfit. Try, for example, these simple anchor post earrings from Urban. Pop these on and pair with a boxy, cropped blazer, grandma chic-style, or go all-out with some Breton stripes.
We’re getting our Christmas tree today, which means I should be focusing on expanding our sad selection of ornaments (at last count we had one porcelain turtledove and a troll doll head with a wire sticking out of it), but I’d so much rather buy ornaments for my own head, like these festive earrings. Maybe the tree could borrow them sometimes. Maybe. [$14.95, Etsy] Keep reading »