February 16, 2013

Black Watch Plaid, Grey, & White

I'm wearing new freshwater pearl (possibly faux, don't care) stud earrings from Ebay. After a bit of self-reflection I realized that I like the way I look better in person and in pictures when I'm wearing earrings. Unfortunately, 90% of the earrings I own don't have sterling silver posts, so every time I wear them (brace yourself if you get grossed out easily) my ears bleed and then scab and I can't wear earrings again until they heal. I don't have a diagnosed metal allergy, but I think I can self-diagnose at this point lol. So, I'm trying to slowly build my earring collection with some earrings that at least have sterling silver posts so I don't have to be uncomfortable and bleed to look nice :) Next up, I'm thinking of buying some silver or gold knot earrings. However, before I buy any more earrings, I need to know  - are 18k gold plating or silver plating enough, or does the entire post need to be gold or silver not to inflame a metal allergy? Thanks if you know!
Shirt: J. Crew Perfect Shirt (sold out in this color, but here)
Vest: Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Boots: Bakers (similar)
Bag: Longchamp
Earrings: Ebay
Necklaces: Nordstrom Rack & vintage
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9 comments:

  1. You look awesome! I finally took the plunge and bought white jeans yesterday...gulp. After seeing you wear them so many ways I decided I definitely needed them!! As for the whole earring thing...my ears do the SAME THING :( I'm just way too cheap to buy nicer-quality earrings because I lose them so often. I'm thinking that the plating should be good enough not to cause irritation but I'm not 100% sure!


    -Jenna Brianne
    wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. Erika@stethosopes,style,graceFebruary 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I have that blackwatch plaid shirt and I love it! It's so classy :)


    I unfortunately have the same metal allergy problem and I have had a reaction before to earrings that my husband gave me that were silver plated. I do best with sterling silver or gold earrings, although I can occasionally (not always) wear earrings that say "for sensitive ears." It's too bad, although I guess it's an excuse to wear good jewelry :)

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  3. That vest is an adorable addition to the outfit! Love it!


    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. It could possibly be nuckel. try earring labeled nickle free. The same thing used to happen to me.

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  5. I heart plaid in anyway shape or form. You look so cute. Love the layering.

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  6. Hello gorgeous hair! You look amazing! I'm so jealous you can so easily wear white pants in winter...darn rainy Seattle!! Good luck finding earrings that work - I keep the same studs in all the time for basically the same reason...have found a pair that don't bother me, so I just stick with them!

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  7. I love your layers - that plaid shirt is so cute with that vest! And your hair looks SO pretty :)

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. This is a fun outfit!
    Bummer about your ears!! :(

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  9. Sounds like you have an allergy to Nickle.
    You can easily switch out hook posts on dangly earrings and if you have a pair of studs that you really love and can't bear to part with, paint the posts with GOOD clear nail polish.

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