Isn't Etsy the best? A plethora of small labels and designers, unique products and cut out the middle man prices, and oh so dangerously fun to browse absentmindedly in front of Real Housewives (I know I know. I plead the fifith. And this Onion article). Anyway, I've found a bunch of amazing makers over the years, but for some reason I've had particularly good luck with shopping for earrings on Etsy, where there's such a wealth of choice and some seriously rad shops, all catering to the delicate and minimal vibe I gravitate towards (FYI I live in these guys, which I'm wearing in the photo above). I've always been pretty pared-down when it comes to jewelry (I didn't wear a single piece of jewelry when I got married, for instance). I'm also a weirdo who has a thing about necklaces where I feel like they're choking me, so I very rarely wear one. It's not for lack of trying- I love jewelry on other people, but every time I try and channel some Iris Apfel and accessorize a bit more, because I really want to, I do, I just feel too done somehow, and end up taking everything off before I leave the house. I guess I just straight up find bare skin to be prettier than even the most precious of metals. Having said that, simple, beautiful and wearable earrings, I can get behind. Totally habit forming. Below, just for you, five beautiful sets of earrings that even this jewelry-phobe is crushing on, and that go with absolutely everything.
1) Samurai Ear Climber, $72
2) Wire Line Earrings, $32
3) Chain bar earring, $24.65
4) Roman Wreath Ear Jacket, $95
5) Tusk open hoop earring, $29.99