Thursday, April 5, 2012
Seeking: Victorian wedding earrings
Longtime listener, first time caller.
Just got my dress and it was a tad more traditional than I thought it would be: tiny straps, very simple, but with a kinda schmancy lace bolero to go over it. I'm also wearing a black or navy velvet ribbon at the waist. Tres Victorian.
Now that the stress of finding a dress is over — because I hated the search, honestly — I'm looking for the right accessories to gussy myself up. The neckline of this thing will not work with a necklace, so I'm thinking earrings are the key. I'm also wearing my hair down and am thinking I probably won't wear a veil or any sort of head-piece, because of all the lace I mentioned. (Seems like overkill.) At most, I'll be wearing some sort of antiquey barrette in my hair.
So, earrings! I'm generally not a doorknocker earrings kind of lady, and I preferably want to have something I'll wear again. However, I am so confused over what to wear with this get-up, and it seems like earrings are the only accessories I'm going to have, so I need something to balance against the rest. Gold and pearls seems a bit too traditional for something with this much lace. Antique Czech glass might be nice? (Not so into diamonds or shiny things, either.) Simple, smaller earrings seem like a waste. I guess I'm just worried about them being too busy, big or small, I guess. Indecision!
In a nutshell, I want simple and bold. Is it possible? Yellow gold, blue, black or coral are all colors I'm into.
Some ideas I've had thus far:
Gold and pale olive earrings
Black lucite clip earrings
Liquid gold spear earrings
Gold vermeil chip earrings
Black mother of pearl chip
Earrings Coming Out My Eyeballs
I can't fathom why you wouldn't shop at Catbird.
I was gunning for this art deco pair, but Leigh (aka your personal shopper over at Catbird) has some other ideas:
Classic Gold Hoops they put online just for us. Yes, these babies are expensive, but OMIGAH I WOULD WEAR THEM EVERY DAY.
Black Mother of Pearl Leaf Earrings which Victoria herself would be proud to wear.
Sparkling Leaf Earrings that Leigh said "I'm wearing right now - cheap but they really feel luxe and glamorous without being doorknockery."
Emily Blunt as Young Victoria (have you seen this movie? it's pretty great) via Madame Guillotine