Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Trendy Yet Elegant Earrings!

If there's one piece of jewelry that I can't leave the house without wearing, (excluding my wedding ring, although I forget that sometimes) has to be a great pair of earrings!

A few months ago I wrote about the must-have classics like diamond studs, hoops and pearls. But, now with spring and summer on the horizon, it's the perfect time to mix it up a bit with a few trendier choices. I'm not saying ditch your traditional earrings, but play around with some more unusal shapes and designs. Nothing complements a spring/summer dress like a chic, unique pair of earrings.

One of my absolute favorite jewelry line's is Kipepeo, by Kenya native Carol Muthiga. They have delicately ornate feminine pieces that are all the rage in Hollywood. Celebrity BGs like Halle Berry, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys have all worn her jewelry. I'm also a fan of BG indie jewelry designer Illeana Elmore's collection.

Check them out as a well as a few others:


Kipepeo 22K Gold Plated Croissant Earrings available at Szul for $189


Kipepeo Platinum-Plated Silver Zanzi Earrings available at Szul for $129


Kipepeo 18K Gold Plated Feza Earring available at Szul for $129


Illeana Elmore's Gray Tahitian Abalone Shell Earrings available at www.illeanaelmore.com for $20


Illeana Elmore's "Jessie" Filled Star with Australian White Fire Opals available at www.illeanaelmore.com for $24


Alexis Bittar Vermeil Caviar Hoop Earrings available at www.nordstrom.com for $325


Forever 21 Beaded Wire Earrings available at www.forever21.com for $5

17 comments:

Product Junkie Diva said...

Very cute! I am rady to sport my big earrings, bouncy curls and shades...bring on the summer!
Product Junkie Diva

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

ALL AFRICAN STYLES IN ORIGIN, WHITE FOLKS MAKE MORE LOOT OF US THAN WE DO

K-Bear said...

Torrance, you said a mouth full..it sort of took the wind out of my sails... for a hot second! I'm flying high again cause though what you said is painfully true, I love those earrings and simply must have them. It just so happens that I love the ones made by the BG so I will gladly throw my pennies her way. Power to the people! :-)

kitty vodka said...

they are all so pretty

12kyle said...

niiice!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i loooooooooove kipepeo!!! they are so elegant and ladylike...i need to get those bittar caviar hoops tho *drooling*

mimieyes said...

I love them all!! Torrence you have a point but if you want to help the cause, you need to hurry up and buy some of these designers earrings to your girlfriend, sister, mother all females friends. HA!
BGG! I love all of them. I love your taste. It's simple but stylish.
My favorite Kipepeo $ 120 Ouch!!! Do you think they would go on sale. HA!

Kwana said...

Beautiful earrings BG. You always make me want to go shopping!

that guy said...

nice earings...i might have to buy my wife a pair.

SolShine7 said...

I showed my Mom to your blog and she really likes it. Plus, she's into earrings like this.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Product Junkie Diva - Don't you love big earrings, bouncy curls and shades in the summer! LOL!!

@Torrance - You're right, we create a lot of the styles that are sold mainstream.

@K-Bear - Support our BGs!! Right on!

@Kitty Vodka - Yes, I agree!

@12Kyle - I think so too! :-)

@PCD - I LOVE those Bittar Caviar earrings too!! They're lovely.

@Mimieyes - Believe it or not, these are all sale prices, but they're worth it!

@Kwana - My posts make me want to go shopping too!! I wish I could own everything I post -- wouldn't that be great! :-)

@That Guy - Do something nice for your wife, I'm sure she'd appreciate it.

@Solshine - Thank you so much for sharing my blog with your mom!! That was so sweet of you. Tell her to come back, there might be other stuff that she'll enjoy reading about. I really enjoy reading your blog too! :-)

Ananda said...

i love the tahitian earrings. yummy!

KreativeMix said...

very pretty. i'm all about big hoops, especially in the warm months :-)

Ros said...

They are cute! But I'm more of a just plain hoop earring girl.

Yasmeen Christian said...

Gorgeous earrings. I need more money!!

Brown Girl said...

Those first earrings are mine now!! I had to have them. :-)

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