Simple but different – gold triangle screw stud earrings

I found these really cute geometric earrings. They have a little bit of a tribal boho look to them without going overboard.  I like that the backs screw on and are flat triangles like the front. But man are they hard to put on. Nothing like trying to hold a tiny tiny triangle and screw it onto a post … on the back of your ear. Once they are on though they are comfortable enough to sleep in.

Simple but different - gold triangle screw stud earrings via ClothingCult.com

A good all day earring that would work well if say you wanted to go swimming and tend to forget you have earrings in. Or maybe if you wanted to wear earrings but still go camping or travel and forget about the jewelry you are wearing.

They have a few other shapes in both gold and silver – I’m thinking about at least getting the silver triangles too. Super simple but different at the same time. They’re only $9 including shipping if you have Amazon Prime. This is not the point of this post but if you want to buy them I am going to include an amazon affiliate link below.

One other thing I want to point out is that the post is just a tiny bit thicker than most of the earrings I’ve been wearing. They remind me of the size post on the earrings that were originally used to pierce my ears. Not huge, but not as thin as a lot of earrings on the market.

If you are familiar with gauges, the average earring is 18 gauge and this is probably more like a 16-14 gauge post (the smaller the number in gauges, the bigger/thicker it is. Here’s a great gauge reference chart on wikipedia. Or a visual gauge chart here.)


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Unisex Stainless Steel Gold Triangle Screw Stud Earrings

   

And I don’t think I would personally want to tackle trying to put on the round ones BUT for anyone who wants faux plugs, this might be a good option:

 

Kohl’s clearance jewelry haul

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So I had $10 in Kohl’s cash and felt like shopping this evening. Tried on clothes and wasn’t liking anything. Went over to jewelry though and I found more than a few things I liked!

What did I buy…
– two pairs of Mudd brand silver horn earrings for $3 each. I bought both pairs of these because the backs aren’t tight and I kinda suspect I may lose one at some point. $6 still isn’t bad.
– three pairs of Croft & Barrow faux diamond and pearl earrings $12 and 30% off made them $8.40. I bought these because I wanted to try them with the horn backs actually … And didn’t want to risk earrings I like to potentially being lost.
– one Lauren Conrad gold beaded bracelet
– one pair Apt.9 gold dainty chain earrings. These look great but the chain is startlingly uncomfortable in your ear so this may be my first AND last chain earring purchase.
– and one dainty quatrefoil necklace from a brand I’ve never heard of. Tacky packaging, cute necklace. Not worth the original $55 since it’s silver plated and rhinestone but definitely worth $11.

OOTD – turquoise, leopard and corduroy

OOTD - turquoise cable-knit sweater, leopard scarf and camel corduroy - ClothingCult.comOutfit of the day – turquoise, leopard and corduroy. Actually the more I think about it the color sweater color is dead on cyan instead of turquoise. Ok so most of this outfit came from Kohl’s. I’m finding Kohl’s to be a good source of decent quality basics at a good price. I gave a sneak peak of some of these items in this post but that didn’t include the sweater. That $10 Kohl’s cash coupon I got from my online order I used to go back and buy this sweater. Actually I ended up with two of these cable knit sweaters because I liked them so much; the “bold blue” and the “brown heather”.

Sweater: Sonoma Life + Style Cable-Knit sweater in “Bold Blue” | Pants: Sonoma Life + Style Modern Fit Straight Leg Corduroy pants in camel | Scarf:  Apt. 9 Leopard Scarf | Hat: Crushable straw fedora bought early last summer at Kohl’s | Earrings: bought last year at JC PennyShoes: Ugg Antora in black patent (similar Ugg Antora II in black patent)

Ok one quick note on the Uggs Antora ballet flats: I LOVE these but I have last year’s Antora not the Antora II and there is a difference. What I liked about last year’s style is that they are lined with shearling which helps keep my feet warm in winter. Not as warm as boots but better than most ballet flats. There’s no shearling on the footbed but there is shearling along the sides. If you see patent leather on the outside, there’s shearling under that. This year’s Antora II shoe however appears to only have a little tuft of shearling in the heel and that’s it.

The Payless Claire Scrunch Flat dexflex flat is my go-to black ballet in the fall and this Ugg Antora is my go-to black ballet flat in the winter because of that added warmth. I really hate wearing socks but my feet get cold easily. I actually own three pairs of Uggs and they are what go into heavy rotation in the winter and I should probably do a separate post about those. (Don’t worry, none of them are the typical suede Uggs that everyone knows and loves to hate!)