The Smiley Face Earring Helping Maura Stay Positive During Fashion Week

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Alison Lou Happy 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earring, $300, available at Net-a-Porter.

Alison Lou Happy 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earring, $300, available at Net-a-Porter.

Twice a year, when Fashion Week takes over New York, I do my best to stay positive despite the hectic, at times demanding schedule. One season, I cut out sugar; another, I carried a water bottle around with me to ensure I was staying hydrated, guzzling Emergen-C packets on the subway en route to shows. (Yuck.) As far as NYFW survival tips go, I've tried it all — but none have been as cute as this lil' earring, courtesy of fine jewelry brand Alison Lou.

I'll admit, $300 is a steep price to pay for happiness (and, you know, for a single stud), but I dig it regardless. I could easily see this tiny dude perching in one of the several holes in my ears, encouraging me to smile — like him! — each time I look in the mirror. Is this earring an elaborate way to remind myself that, sleep deprivation aside, NYFW is pretty darn cool? Oh, for sure, but that's all part of the fun.

Alison Lou Happy 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earring, $300, available at Net-a-Porter.

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