Ever since I purchased a pair of gold hoops from Catbird, I never looked back. I bought more in various sizes and even a trendy pair that reminds me of Sade's signature hoops. Every day, I'd alternate between the five options that I currently own. Hoops, hoops, hoops, all day, every day.
But it's time to give them a break. Or at least switch things up a bit from time to time. That's where the newest earrings to my collection come in.
I came across this particular pair by chance while browsing through the Tictail store on the Lower East Side. I had no plans to purchase new jewelry, but after trying them on, I was hooked. Though they're called "Circle Earrings," they remind me more of barbells, a refreshing alternative to the circular shapes that regularly hang from my earlobes. Plus for only $33, I consider these 18-karat-gold-plated earrings a total steal. I also feel good about supporting an independent designer's work, which, in this case is Swedish designer Charlotta Brorsson, who launched her brand Sparv in 2014.
What's cool, too, about these earrings is that they're made up of two parts, which means you can separate the barbell and wear them as simple studs if you wanted. I probably won't, but hey, the pendulum of fashion likes to swing toward its polar opposite, so at least I have the option, right?
Sparv Circle Earring, $33, available at Tictail.