Accessories. If there is one thing I really need to work on, it’s my ability to accessorize.

I sometimes look at girls who walk around in their fabulous outfits and think “Howwww do they do that?! They look so amazing!” and I would realise that not only are they wearing “outfits” (as opposed to “just clothes” that I throw on every morning when I’m in a rush to get to work), but their accessories are perfectly coordinated and make the whole thing look “just right.”

Clearly, I will need to wear some jewellery on my wedding day. I had initially thought about wearing the red heart Swarovski necklace Jack bought me for Christmas last year, but as the neckline on my dress is pretty high and has enough detail already, I won’t be.

When I first met Jack, I had loads of piercings, and the majority of those were in my ears. I had a rook (top one—left photo), a tragus (middle one—left photo), an orbital (the hoop on the right photo—my absolute fave), and five lobe piercings.


All photos personal

I took them out not long into our relationship because I got a job that wouldn’t let me wear them; Jack has mentioned a few times that he missed them, and preferred it when my ears weren’t bare.

So if I’m going to wear jewellery, it might as well be some earrings to jazz up the side of my face!

At first I thought about going safe and just wearing a pair of pearl studs, but as my hair will probably be up, I thought it might be better to go for something a bit more adventurous.

So off I popped to Debenhams to check out their range of earrings, and came across a beautiful pair of gold and CZ ones. Long ones, not at all like I’m used to. Whenever I have worn dangly earrings in the past, they have always been heavy and hurt my ears, but at only £12, I figured I might as well buy them and try them out for a day to see if they hurt.

They were as light as air. Seriously, I never even felt them! And I have to be honest, when I was wearing them, I did feel good. I have definitely been missing out on something. Oh, how a little pair of earrings can make you feel so different!


I like the colour gold with my hair. I think they stand out without being too obvious. And my ear was a tiny bit red when I took that picture because it was getting used to wearing jewellery again after so long! But they didn’t hurt and I was very happy.

What do you think? Did you go for expensive jewellery or settle for a department store brand? And does anyone have any advice on accessorizing in general? I’d love some tips!


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:32 am

    I have a tiiiinnnyyy (okay, huge) obsession with dangly earrings. I ended up wearing my mother’s pearls for my wedding (but hers were dangly, not studs!), but I first purchased a relatively cheap bright blue pair from Etsy before she made the offer

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:58 am

    Those earrings are really pretty!

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    anemonie 1578 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:10 am

    Those are gorgeous! I love seeing photos of brides who aren’t afraid to show their personalities in their bridal look instead of homogenizing, and I think these have just enough edge to let some rock-n-roll vibe shine through.

    And earrings are definitely my go-to accessory to help an outfit look polished and pulled together. Put a pair of danglies and some heels with jeans and a t-shirt, and I feel like a rock star.

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    AlicialovesJose 71 posts, Worker bee @ 9:21 am

    Love them on you!
    As far as dept store vs expensive, I say get what LOOKS good. Those earrings look great, you got a great price on them , and perhaps most importantly you FEEL good in them.

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    Mrs. Campfire 970 posts, Busy bee @ 9:46 am

    That bottom picture is sooo cute!! I love the expression on your face and the earrings are really pretty!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1410 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:44 am

    Those earrings look good on you! Don’t worry about a lack of accessorizing ability – I’ve got a good day if I remember to put on any earrings. ;)

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    cosmo_gmr 945 posts, Busy bee @ 11:43 am

    Well, first of all, I loved your orbital – so cool!
    Will you be wearing any of your piercings on your wedding day?

    I loved the earrings you bought… they look great on you!

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:54 am

    I wish you had a better picture, but they look good, they do match your hair and I think they’ll really stand out with your hair up.

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    Mrs. Bicycle 619 posts, Busy bee @ 3:42 pm

    I love how differently you can feel with the right pair of earrings! And I am dying to see how you wear your fabulous hair on the big day!!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:51 pm

    Love those earrings on you! You’re going to look so pretty!

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:28 am

    I LOVE those earrings! ……And I want them for myself, haha. They look good!

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    Mrs. Road Trip 741 posts, Busy bee @ 7:02 am

    Those earrings are divine.

    I tend to be pretty hard on my jewelry (my poor e-ring has been repaired numerous times already) so I tend to stay away from the truly luxe accessories because my klutzyness might mean their expensive destruction. Simple metals, semi-precious stones, and a few good go-to pieces make up my everyday jewelry look which I’ll only slightly alter for the wedding.

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