make a statement

True story: I used to get seriously excited when spotting a Claire’s. After contemplating my various sparkly choices, I would leave happily with two pairs of shiny new clip-on earrings. Something about dangly earrings swinging about as I walked put a smile on my face.

Today I am a little more grown-up, and while earrings still lift my spirits, I’ve realized they have the ability to lift an outfit as well. My wardrobe, although not minimalist, is on the simpler end of the spectrum. Maybe that’s why I naturally gravitate towards statement earrings, ones that can take a simple outfit to a special place. Below are four pairs I’ve grown to love — some speaking more quietly than others, but all with something interesting to say.
1. finery london bauble earrings | aritzia johannes sweater

2. j.crew beaded tassel earrings | j.crew cashmere turtleneck

3. finery london fan peel earrings | aritzia johannes sweater

4. yirantian earring | aritzia albert t-shirt

photography by yours truly


  1. Alyssa
    September 27, 2016 / 1:54 am

    These photos and earrings are stunning!! Adore your post design–so sleek and chic! xx

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you so much Alyssa! 🙂

  2. September 27, 2016 / 2:10 am

    Especially with what this post was about, I loved the editorial style and layout of the photos. It kind of reminds me of Chriselle Lim’s site! And you did a great job photographing yourself too! 🙂

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much Thuy, that is such a compliment and means a lot. 🙂 Hehe it was interesting to photograph myself — first time doing indoor photography with a lighting kit and everything. It took a while, but it was so much fun!

  3. September 27, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Your earring collection is amazing! My favorite is the tassel pair. Love your editorial style layout too!

    Jo |

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much Jo! Means a lot. I loved playing around with the layout. 🙂

  4. aly
    September 27, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Such a beautiful post!

  5. Awjin
    September 27, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Unf this post is so good

    • September 29, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you so much Emma! They are a lot of fun to wear 🙂