Initially, I planned to channel Angelina Jolie at the 2009 Oscars with these earrings. Pair them with understated black dresses (more in the vein of H&M than Elie Saab) and big hair and really let them shine. They were available in green, purple and a clear stone and I picked the green solely because of how much I love this look.
|Yes, I am also in the market for a Cartier tiara.|
In actuality, I felt this was a practical purchase. I own very few stud earrings because I usually opt for giant hoops or chandeliers. I usually go bare on the days my ears need a break from my 5lb earrings. Just all for lack of any boring stud earrings. So, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and got some low key studs that I can wear when I'm spending the day cleaning or going to the gym. I'm pretty sure Jennifer Lawrence's character in American Hustle was based on me, just with the inclusion of a bit more velour.
I'm now deliberating avoiding Nordstrom Rack. Their jewelry section at their Friendship Heights location in DC is just crushing it. My wallet can't take it and my heart barely can either.