Thursday, March 2, 2017

Earring Safari

I was late to the party when it came to the "coming of age" ritual of getting my ears pierced. I think I was probably just going to college when I finally decided to take the plunge and have it done. After my ears had healed, I found that I seldom wore earrings after that. I was more into rings, necklaces and watches, but not earrings. That trend continued for many, many years and now that I am in my 30s it's actually a miracle that my ears haven't closed up! Well, I've finally come around to wearing earrings again and, true to my wardrobe aesthetic, I decided to go big or go home!

One of the pairs I bought recently were these fun ball or lantern earrings from Bauble Bar. I loved that they were striped and decided that they would go with a lot in my wardrobe. The thing I didn't consider is that they were heavy and probably not the best thing to wear for someone with "virginal" ear piercings! So, I basically wore them for an hour and then took them off. I heaved a big sigh of relief! Since then, I have really enjoyed Bauble Bar's new line at Target called Sugarfix, which I will feature in an upcoming post. It's going to take some time to work up to wearing these striped earrings all day, but I am confident that after some practice I'll be able to build up to it!

On a final note, as you can see I am going for sort of a "safari look" with this ensemble between my beloved zebra sweater and my khaki fatigue dress. The white sunglasses, dangly (and heavy!) earrings, and my rainbow clutch make it more of a fun and funky safari! The zebra sweater was actually one of the reasons that I purchased the earrings in the first place, since I thought the stripes with the zebra stripes would be a great match. I think they are!

Sweater: J. Crew Zebra cardigan similar here
Dress: J. Crew Tired Fatigue Shirtdress here
Clutch: Milly Rainbow clutch here
Shoes: J. Crew "Valentina" similar red pumps
Earrings: Bauble Bar "Crispin" here
Sunglasses: Celine


  1. I so like the combination of the cardigan with the khaki dress - the colours work brilliantly. I adore the earrings too! Kx

  2. So pretty!! Love all the color. Gorgeous earrings too!

    xx, Elise

  3. Those earrings are fabulous! I only wear statement earrings like that when I know I won't wear them for a long time. They are really cute on you!

  4. Bauble Bar has such fun earrings right now! You look amazing as always Dear!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday. It feels good to catch up with everyone!

    Dawn Lucy

  5. That cardigan looks great. I rarely wear earrings and have trouble wearing heavy ones too. Vintage clip-ons have been great for me. They are dramatic and don't pull on my ears.

  6. Such fun earrings! I have a small face so I feel like wearing statement earrings overwhelms me, but of course I still do it anyway. I love the tan dress with the bright cardigan. You're definitely on the trendiest safari EVER! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  7. I love everything about your outfit!! I like how you matched the zebras with the striped earrings especially. :)

  8. That dress is gorgeous, I wish I had more green items! larme kei

  9. I really like your take on the issue. I now have a clear idea on what this matter is all about.. stone earrings


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