I was not always a shoe person. My interest in shoes came with tango. But even before tango I was a sucker for another kind of decoration: earrings. I love earrings. I was so proud as a kid when I talked my dad into letting me get my ears pierced at age 10 (talked down from 18). I have outgrown the silly earrings: The pair shaped as dice, the ones that looked like neon bunches of grapes, the fuzzy ones, the cowbells that actually rang as I walked … But I still have a big collection, just a little more mature.
I love really long earrings. I have a long neck, so when I wear my hair up (i.e. almost every time I go dancing) I like to adorn myself with long earrings. Chandelier earrings are a personal favorite. I am a huge, huge fan of designs that use filigree, as well. I am not too picky about gold v. silver, so I have a good number of both in my collection. I have gemstones, pearls, polished stone, metal, wood, all in any number of styles and colors to fit with whatever I am wearing. My favorite point in the evening is once I am past the chore of deciding what clothes to wear (although I have had some wonderful advice from various friends about that) and onto picking a pair of earrings to go with my outfit.
I think I am pickier about my earrings than I am about my shoes. (Well, my feet might disagree.) Lucky me, given that shoes are significantly more expensive! And I think what they say about the little black dress applies to earrings just as well as shoes: A simple black dress is all you need on the road if you have a suitcase full of jewelry to go with it. So what has inspired this earring-dedicated post? I just got three new pairs of earrings from Voleur de Bijoux. Beautiful jewelry, very fast response (ordered on a whim before I left for Phoenix, waiting for me when I got back). One pair was a special gift, too! I am seriously impressed by both the quality and the service.
So what did I get? One gold pair of filigree pendants with pearls and blue quartz, and another gold pair of filigree circles with red pearls. The gift was a simple, elegant pair of pearls. (Oh hey, I was just saying that I wanted more pearls in my earring collection! Perfect!) I can’t wait to take these out for a spin!