I used to love to wear jewelry, and a lot of it too. As a teen and young adult, I would not leave the house unless I was wearing all my earrings (I have three holes in each ear), a necklace, bracelets and rings. During short season I would wear anklets too. I also liked to match my eye glasses, such as the kind you can find at SmartBuyGlasses. Of course, this is the same time in my life when I would spend an hour or more getting ready doing my hair and make up.
Fast forward to about 22 years ago when I became a mom to our oldest. I was a stay at home mom, so I didn’t bother getting “all dolled up” in the morning. Make up and wearing jewelry was not a priority at that point.
I still wear jewelry, but not as much as I used to. A lot of it had to do with my weight. I’m a “plus size” lady and at my highest weight I didn’t bother with my looks as much. Don’t get me wrong, I always look decent (I’m not a slob), but doing up my hair and wearing make up just didn’t seem the same.
I have lost about 50 pounds over the past year or so (yeah me!). As a result, I care more about what I wear than I did before. Yesterday I changed my bottoms three times, and my tops six times, just to find something I looked OK in. I have clothes in so many sizes right now that I find stuff either too snug, or too “frumpy” looking.
In addition to being more conscientious about what I wear, I have also been wearing jewelry a lot more. I have some necklaces, bracelets and rings, but what I don’t really have are earrings. I can honestly say that I have not worn earrings in about 20 years. I don’t even OWN earrings anymore, except for a few pairs, and they are mostly little studs.
Two of my three holes in each ear I can barely get earrings into. They holes have not closed up, but getting earrings in them are not that easy. Thankfully my original holes are OK, and I am able to fit earrings into them with no problem.
Now that I can wear earrings again, I need more. So I have been on the look out for affordable earrings. I especially like earrings that are unique and interesting. I like earrings that catch other people’s eyes.
Check out the earrings at Twice Shy (all images are from the Twice Shy website).
I love that these earrings are unique and very beautiful.
These earrings are made out of gold, titanium, steel and silver (please refer to each piece for specific details). Some of the earrings at Twice Shy are also nickel free.
When I say affordable, I truly mean it. My family lives on a tight budget, and even I can afford these earrings. The ones pictures range in price from $13.00 – $16.50. Currently there are pairs of earrings on sale for as low as $6.50! It’s part of the brand’s end of summer sale.
Twice Shy carries studs, hoops, drop earrings (dangly ones) and even ear cuffs.
The Vivienne Heart Earrings are so pretty! They feature three hearts in various sizes. Each heart is completely done up in what I can only assume are rhinestones (they are not diamonds, even though they look like they can be). These are made out of sterling silver (both the earrings and the post).
I was afraid that these might be a little too fancy, but honestly, after wearing them out and about (and receiving a lot of compliments) I think these are great earrings to wear to work, on a night on the town, out to dinner and even running errands.
I find these earrings very comfortable to wear. I honestly didn’t even feel that I was wearing earrings. Sometimes I forget I am even wearing earrings until I catch myself grabbing them when I am pulling my hair back.
I’m sorry that the picture is not the best. Hopefully you get a good idea of what these earrings look like and their overall size.
What would you expect to pay for lovely earrings like this? Thirty dollars? Forty dollars? What if I told you these gorgeous earrings are only $19.50! Nice!
In addition to these earrings, I also received the Nova Ear Cuff to review.
I’ve been wanting to get my upper ear pierced (I believe it’s called “Helix”). I haven’t taken the plunge yet. Until that time I thought that the ear cuff could give me the same type of look, without actually committing to getting a hold pierced there.
The ear cuff is really pretty, as you can see. But I have not wore it that many times, or for long period of times. It’s just that I am not used to wearing one, so it’s more noticeable, to me, when I wear it. There is also a few times my hair has got stuck on it and I’ve accidentally pulled it off when I grab my hair. It’s more so because I am not used to wearing one, so I forget about it when I pull my hair up or move my hair and glasses around. It’s more so just being aware that I am wearing it.
I think in due time I’ll be able to wear this with no problem.
I like that it’s shown me what it might be like to have an earring in that general area. I like the look and I’m going to go for it when I have the money.
This cute little ear cuff is only $12.00 on Twice Shy’s website.
If you are interested in learning more about these and other Twice Shy jewelry, visit TwiceShyShop.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Their links are found at the bottom of their website.
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.