Statement Earrings and Gold Accents

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I prefer gold jewellery in summer

I wear both gold and silver toned accessories, depending on the season and the colours I’m wearing. In winter (or when wearing pink or fuchsia) I tend to prefer silver, whereas summer (or wearing blue) makes me turn me into a magpie craving anything golden.

And that’s why I couldn’t resist getting this pair of statement earrings (Yes, you’ve already seen them with the purple maxi)…

I found these earrings in a very avant-garde design shop in Berlin. You know, the type of shop I normally avoid because everything there is so conceptual and architectural and not very practical…

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Anyway, I don’t often wear earrings because I have quite a bad metal allergy. This means that I can only ever wear earrings made of gold or white gold. And that’s what you usually see me wearing: white gold hoops with pearl drops.

So, to get around the metal allergy problem,  I simply hang the earrings from the white gold hoops I usually wear. Does it bother me that the hoops are white gold and the earrings are rose gold? Maybe a bit, but since I only have this one pair of hoops I can wear… Besides, who can see the white gold hoops under my hair? Let’s be honest, to compete for attention with hair like mine the earrings should be the size of Christmas tree ornaments…  Which is another reason I like these earrings: they’re leather, so they weigh absolutely nothing.

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Outfit details:

t-shirt: Zadig et Voltaire / trousers: Oska / bag: Kate Spade / 

sandals: Clarks / sunglasses : Dolce and Gabbana / earrings:Viktoria Boldt

What about you, do you wear statement earrings?



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  1. nancy baten
    August 8, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love statement earrings!Your s are fantastic!

    • Tiina L
      August 9, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Thanks, Nancy. I love statement earrings, on other people, but I often think that my hair is too big for them. And since I can't really change the hair… And big earrings are often just too heavy and massive: they look good but are difficult to wear. Thus, these earrings (in leather!) are perfect for me.

  2. señora Allnut
    August 8, 2017 / 10:50 am

    lovely earrings, even more lovely because they're light, and so cool!. I like leather bijouterie, they make fabulous things nowadays. besos

    • Tiina L
      August 9, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Thanks! Yes, I thought they were cool, too. that's what made me get them in the end. I tend to wear less jewellery these days, and smaller jewellery, but something so light-weight is just perfect for a fun piece.

  3. Jill James
    August 9, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Oh I do like those earrings Tiina, I would wear them in flash. Finding longer earrings that are not heavy is an absolute bonus, a good buy indeed. Berlin is on my to visit wish list too.

    • Tiina L
      August 10, 2017 / 7:42 am

      Oh, Berlin is interesting, I'm sure you would love it.

  4. Edwige Amaizo Foltek
    August 10, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    What a pretty chic look! Those statement earrings are everything! you look greatEdwige |

    • Tiina L
      August 11, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Thank you! I often create an outfit around accessories, but this was the first time a pair of earrings was the starting point.

  5. Anna of Mutton Style and Years
    August 10, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I bought some statement earrings too recently ., which are in my latest post.Luckily I don't have a metal allergy but I do wear silver and gold. Often together.

    • Tiina L
      August 11, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Mixing metals can look great. And statement earrings… I love them, I wish I could wear them! I'm looking for earrings I can take apart, so that I could wear the dangly bit with gold hoops.

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    August 10, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love these earrings! My husband laughs when I tell him I can't wear nickle earrings and I can only wear quality earrings because of an allergy. Love the tee too! Thanks for linking!jess

    • Tiina L
      August 11, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Well, nickel alergy is no laughing matter, it can get pretty bad. But I guess he just thinks you have an expensive taste.

  7. Nicole Mölders
    August 11, 2017 / 3:49 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. These earrings are so cool. You look nice in these shoulder dusters. The color of your T-shirt looks great on you! Love the look.

    • Tiina L
      August 11, 2017 / 8:19 am

      Thanks, Nicole. I don't often wear earrings, and I have just a few pairs. This pair of earrings was a total impulse purchase.

  8. Mary Colleen
    August 11, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Those earrings are fantastic! I love the metal color in contrast to the purple too. Mary

    • Tiina L
      August 12, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Thanks, Mary.

  9. Shelbee On The Edge
    August 13, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Tiina, these earrings are everything! And I am loving that tee and your entire outfit. You look so magnificently cool with a super chic vibe! I have a slight allergy to certain earrings and I never would have thought of your trick. I may have to utilize that in the future. Thanks so much for linking up with me!

    • Tiina L
      August 14, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Thanks, Michelle! That's such a sweet thing to say, you made my day.

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