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Friday, January 30th 2009

the ears have it

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Last week I nabbed a pair of Gorjana’s Sun Hammered Earrings, and the way they play up my most basic tops has made me start swinging by shopbop’s earrings page a little more often than usual. A FabSugar slideshow shows how the statement earring has stolen the spotlight from the statement necklace on this spring’s runways. While said oversized necklaces still do hold a rather large place in my jewelry box, I adore the earring’s unmatched abilities to draw attention to the face (or, like the FabSugar girls point out, to perk up a simple ponytail on a bad-hair day).

Right now, I’m on the lookout for an eye-catching pair in gold to couple with a white maxi dress come spring. I’m torn between Gorjana’s delicate Somerset Cluster Hoops, Citrine by the Stones’ Aphrodite-esque Adonis Hoops, or Alkemie’s one-of-a-kind Large Serpent Earrings. Statement earrings are also a great way to work in spring’s feather trend; Alex and Ani have a passel of airy, shoulder-grazing possibilities, which paired with a floor-sweeping skirt and a fitted tank make for a very life-on-the-frontier look.

--Tonya

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