My planned holiday posts fell by the wayside, but I hope that my readers enjoyed a marvelous holiday season and are having a splendid start to the new year!
For my first post of this year, I’d like to share my last purchase of last year, made on December 31.  I know I still owe you a full recap of my 25 Things Project, which will take some time to create, so in the meantime, I thought I’d start with this.
As much as I love jewelry, it took me until the last day of the year to actually buy a piece this year!  Of course, I swooned over so many pieces, but I ultimately focused on filling my 25 (-+?) slots with clothing and shoes.
I definitely chose something different.  For the past couple of months, I’ve been captivated by the ear cuffs popping up on Netaporter, though we first saw the ear cuff at the Punk:  Chaos to Couture Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.  I hunted down a cheaper alternative at BCBG.  This version will allow me to try out the trend before deciding if it’s worth committing more cash.
Earrings are typically studded (my usual) or dangly.  While I’ve seen small cuffs that hug the ear horizontally, an ear cuff that runs the length of the ear is something new.  While it won’t be a wear to work piece, I think that an ear cuff is just what I need to add a bit of edge to my outfits.  Ear cuff earrings sometimes come in pairs, but to add extra interest and create the impression of wearing a piece of art rather than matching pieces of jewelry, I prefer the single cuff.  I love the sculptural quality of the ear cuffs, that’s probably why I’m drawn to them so much.
Here are my cuff picks :

Pamela Love


Ryan Storer.  Another great Ryan Storer piece here.


Linn Lomo


Sabine G.




Ana Khouri


Kismet by Milka




Sophie Bille Brahe

Cuff10Elise Dray


Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville


Elizabeth Cole

What kind of earrings do you fancy?  Have you tried the ear cuff?  Would you?


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