Because I just had my hair done today, I was conscious of what earrings I could wear with this length. It's not too much shorter than before but I wanted to make sure I could wear all kinds from my little cubic zirconia studs to the longest dangly ones in my collection. When I got home, I went through my earrings and took a few photos of some of my favourites.
In Amalfi, I purchased a beaded necklace and earrings set - one of a kind by a local artisan - that I love to wear with basic black. The various colours really show up against the black. It was probably the equivalent of around $250.00 Cdn but I felt the set was well worth it. When I was in Wales, I bought a pair of faux gold hoops and faux silver embossed hoops.
I have to say that right now my favourite earrings of all are these.My daughter Jaclyn gave them to me for Christmas this year and because I'm aware of her financial situation, I know just what a sacrifice it was for her to buy these for me. They're opals set in sterling silver and she told me that she'd gone looking for opal earrings to go with the opal and diamond ring her Dad had given me years ago. These earrings are precious to me, not so much for their monetary value, but for the thought and sentiment that went into the giving.
It just goes to show that you don't need to spend a fortune on earrings to look good. Mine range in price from absolutely cheap to medium expensive a pair but no matter which ones I choose to wear, they make me feel feminine and pretty. Each pair has a history, a story of how they came to be in my possession. They finish off an outfit be it shorts and top to weed the garden or formal gown for a dressy affair. I don't feel dressed without them.