My mother raised me on a love of big, bold, cheap earrings. And, even though we both still shop at the clearance rack, my love of big earrings has faded, making way for a studlier obsession.
As with most things, I blame Forever 21.
If you don’t know, Forever 21 is basically the peanut butter to my jelly – big variety, cheap prices, and lots of accessories. It’s pretty much what I would compare to my version of shopping heaven. With this in mind, it shouldn’t come as surprise that my stud obsession was born among the racks at Forever 21.
What started off as one pair, quickly grew into two than three than five than ten, and now, it’s just becoming a problem.
I think what really draws me to studs is the value. (Once a cheapskate, always a cheapskate). With bigger earrings you usually pay one price for one pair, but with studs you can get ten pairs for the price of one pair of dangly earrings. It lets me add more variety to my collection without paying tons more money.
I will say, studs definitely compliment an outfit differently than dangle earrings. For me, studs are understated enough that I can pair them with a scarf and a ring, and not feel like I am going into accessory overload. This works better for me because I definitely lean on the “less is more” side when it comes to jewelry and accessories.
In particular, some of my favorite places to buy new studs are:
Forever 21 (duh)
H&M (hello, clearance)
JC Penny (hello, clearance x2)
Maybe one day I’ll rejoin the dangly earring fan club, but for now I am enjoying hanging out with the studs too much.
Are you more of a stud or dangly earring person?