Monday, April 18, 2011

Accessory Artists Review and Giveaway


A few weeks back, I was contacted by Accessory Artists about a review and giveaway. As I've said before, I'm always delighted to give away quality, stylish merchandise to Already Pretty readers ... but I get a special charge out of giving away artisan crafts, jewelry, and garments. In Accessory Artists' mission, the company states that it carries "jewelry created by independent, established as well as emerging jewelry designers whose vision and work translate into wearable art pieces that are both inspirational and impressive."And having pored over their gorgeous offerings, I can confirm this to be true.

I was sent the lovely Silver Bubble earrings you see above as a review item.* They are beautifully designed and such a perfect shape and size for someone with thick, dark hair like me ... though I can imagine them being equally striking worn with an up-do or against lighter hair. They've got a subtle hammered texture, are light as feathers, and suit my style perfectly.

If they suit yours, too, you're in luck! I've got a pair to give away to one lucky reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
     
  2. Like Accessory Artists on Facebook.You MUST do this to enter, we will be checking entries.
     
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you'd wear with these earrings, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, April 24, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck.

 *CMP.ly/2

117 comments:

sexysadie said...

Due to their organic shape, I would wear them with any clean-lined outfit to add some contrasting softness. The silver tone would be perfect with my fair skin and brown hair.

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Lab geek said...

Since I am a dork, I was making a list of all my band T-shirts today. I can never find jewelry simple yet interesting enough to wear with them. I think these would work perfectly.
Thanks for the giveaway :).

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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

like them on facebook - Tara Huff
I would wear these to dress up jeans and a t-shirt!
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Jennifer said...

With my bright red pencil skirt and a simple top!
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jen said...

My favorite sundress... they just scream summer to me.

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Cortney said...

I would wear my hair in an updo to show off the earrings and can see myself wearing these earrings for many occasions (casual, weekend wear, going out to dinner). Very versatile and classic.

Nataliya said...

I'd probably wear them with everything! I think they'll look really good with my Speckled Ink Dress from Anthro.

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Sonia said...

As for what I'd wear them with... they're very versatile. I can wear them with one of my standard leggings, long shirt, blazer, and flats combo, or....spice things up by pairing them with one of my nicer dresses and heels for going out.

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Kristie said...

Oh gosh, I'd probably wear these with just about anything, but I think they'd be especially useful in making super-casual outfits a bit more interesting. I wear a lot of band t-shirts, jeans, and flats, and I think these earrings would work nicely with these items I already have in my wardrobe as well as with slightly dressier pieces that I hope to accumulate eventually.

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Maggs said...

I would wear them with just about anything in my wardrobe! I love the size of the earrings and the organic shape of them. I tend to wear simple clothing as a whole, but I think with earrings like that I'd specifically not wear a pattern on top just to make the jewelry that much more noticeable. Thanks for the give-away and love the blog!!

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lori said...

adorable -- i think i'd wear them with my scoop-backed black shirt (over anything...blue jeans or black skirt). they'd go so well with the accessories i usually wear with that shirt.

MLT said...

I am officially facebook stalking another awesome company thanks to you!

These earrings are so pretty I'd definitely just let them shine and wear them with cigarette jeans, flats and a dark colored, scoop neck t-shirt.

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Erin said...

These are gorgeous! And I think they could be worn with anything. For me, since my hair is so very thick, I would probably slip on a headband with these so that everyone could admire them!

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K2 said...

I would wear these earrings to work with my blue button up shirt. I know, boring, but I've been looking for some cute silver earrings to wear for a while now.

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booksNyarn said...

These are lovely and dressy enough that I would probably wear something solid and dark colored on top. I have really short hair and these would be vivid!

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Sandra said...

I'd wear them with anything! Or the new Jersey knit black dress I just bought.

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nestra said...

Everything! Well, maybe not formal wear but how often do I wear that?

They are beautiful.

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Rachel Jane said...

I would wear these beautiful earrings with everything from a grey scoopneck tee and jeans to a soft summer sundress!

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Marj said...
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Marj said...

Oh, and my e-mail is mfsanpietro@gmail.com.

Rebecca said...

I sure wouldn't save them for a special occasion, they're too cute!

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Vive said...

Like a lot of folks, I'd wear them with everything. I have a mass of thick, dark hair, and I need earrings that don't get lost amid it. These stand out so beautifully. They'd look lovely with a very simple outfit -- jeans, black shirt, sandals. vive_griffith@yahoo.com

cwhf said...

I'd probably keep the outfit simple and let them be the star, likely a solid colored wrap dress and perhaps sparkly heels with my dark curly hair down so they can pop against it.

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Tina said...

I'd wear them with my summer dresses. I don't like to wear scarves or heavy necklaces when it's hot, so these pretty earrings would make me look like I put more effort into my outfit without making me sweaty.

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Rose said...

Um, seriously, how would I wear them? I'd wear them with everything! I LOVE circles and silver. Truly, they make me happy. :) In all seriousness, though, I'd probably most often wear them with the lightly embellished shirt/cardi that can't handle much in the way of a necklace, with either jeans or trousers.

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callie said...

These remind me a bit of the New Orleans ones I sent you a link to a while back - pretty!

I've got super short dark hair and I'd wear them with my long sleeveless black linen dress. :-)

Samantha said...

I've got really dark hair and a pixie cut, so I looooove dangly earrings, and those are fabulous! Lately I'm wearing lots of blacks and greys, and I'm liking simple outfits played up with fun accessories, so I would wear these all. the. time.

Karissa said...

Lovely! I'd love to wear them for a wedding I'm going to this summer.

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iwonderandiwander said...

I think these would be gorgeous with a simple outfit of jeans and a solid top or with a pretty, floaty dress! I'd get a ton of wear out of them.

Aibrean said...

Wow. I would wear those earrings with everything! Seriously, they are very pretty, and I could wear them with anything from a black t-shirt to a formal dress.

Like Accessory Artists on Facebook.

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Heather said...

I love these earrings. I want to wear them this summer with my hair up, my sleeveless blue linen dress, and sandals.

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Jennifer said...

Since I only ever wear earrings (never any other jewelry) I would wear them with everything!

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Anonymous said...

I'd wear them with my cap and gown at graduation in a couple of weeks!

thanks!

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Larkin said...

Those earrings are adorable! I could wear them with just about anything! They're so cute I'd probably find myself wearing them out!

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Phoebe said...

I would wear them with a sleek sheath dress to add interest!

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Kelly said...

I have a circle "thing" and these look right up my alley. I am a teacher and I often wear my hair in a pony so I like having notable, interesting earrings.

Thanks for doing this!

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Anonymous said...

Honestly? I could wear those earrings with everything; I've bought several pairs of dangly earrings since I cut my hair short. These are prettier than anything I have already, so I'd be more likely to wear them at work or church when I wear a black dress or grey skirt and vest. Something nice but simple, so the earrings would stand out.

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J. said...

I'd wear the earrings with my black dress and silver clutch for an evening out in town.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Liked them on facebook - Jasmine Oh.

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Anonymous said...

let's see.... jeans and a dark top, definitely. with my favorite casual daytime LBD. with my leather jacket and a flowy skirt. ok -- these go with just about everything! they are gorgeous!

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Anonymous said...

I would wear these earrings with jeans and a dressy top. They are lovely, but at the same time casual.
Pam
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Kate said...

I just bought a black flowy shirt that these would go perfectly with!

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Amy said...

I LOVE these so much!!!

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mary said...

I'd wear with a simple black dress, black tights and boots so the focus would be on the earrings!

I liked Accessory Artists on Facebook.

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Emily said...

I love silver earrings -- earrings w/o stones or other embellishments. For some reason, I always find myself gravitating towards them when I'm picking out earrings.

Ok, to answer your question -- I think I'd be most likely to wear these with a colorful top & jeans. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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Eileen said...

I would wear these with pretty much everything, but I'm picturing wearing them with my favorite black jersey dress.

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Keisha said...

I usually try to not be to match-ey, but I would totally wear these with a polka dot dress this summer to show of the beautiful circle design in both pieces!

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Michelle said...

I'd wear them with anything - they're perfectly not plain but not crazy. Exactly the type of earrings I like.

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DeeDee V. said...

I would wear those with everything! seriously, they seem like a pair of earrings I would reach for again and again.

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ChildDev said...

I've got thick curly honey blonde hair that I can see these working with perfectly. I'd wear them with a flowery blouse and a pencil skirt for one of my conferences this summer.

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Jen said...
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Jen said...

With the lovely buttery yellow jersey dress I purchased at Target this afternoon! I have been expanding my jewelry collection, and the one place I lack options is in the earrings area. These would be a fabulous addition-and so versitile!

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Marcy said...

These are gorgeous! I'd probably wear them with everything. I love silver jewelry, and these earrings would be a perfect addition to my collection. Thanks for the great giveaway. I liked Accessory Artists on Facebook. :)

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Mistie said...

What wouldn't I wear these with? I would wear these most often with a cute skirt and a cute t-shirt. Plus, they would look spectacular against my curly, red hair.

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shannon p. said...

I'd wear these with jeans and a simple tee for a low key day with flair!

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Michele said...

I have a great artisian pendant that would work perfectly with these earrings!
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Allie said...

I would wear them with basically everything I own! But the first thing that comes to mind is a bright colored shirt and full khaki or white skirt with some strappy earth-toned wedges.

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jmcomyns said...

I would wear these earrings with everything! Love them! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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LA said...

I'm going to wear them for graduation!

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Linda said...

I'd wear them with my new blue lace Cut Loose dress. I haven't worn it yet!

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Kate K said...

I'd use them for pattern mixing--since they're circular, I'd wear them with my new boat necked striped tops. They're beautiful!

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April said...

I would wear them to work every day! I've been looking for some funky, versatile silver earrings!

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afkjl said...

I'd wear them with my medium grey banana republic wrap dress.

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Pam said...

I'd wear them for hula-hooping with a black tank mini-dress, stripey tights, flat boots. My hoop is silver with a rainbow spiral.

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Amy said...

These we be my new go-to default earrings, which are generally silver and semi-funky. PERFECT! I'd wear 'em with pretty much anything, but specifically my black linen tank dress for Summer. Love!

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amyinvietnam said...

I would wear these with my hair up and a sheath dress-- I just bought one in grey and in a heathered purple...

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Mugzeb said...

They're so striking and would look very cool with a scarf (as you have styled them!)

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Beth King said...

I have shoulder length salt and pepper hair, which is an accessory all by itself. These earrings would look awesome on a woman my age, implying sauciness and spunk.

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Shea said...

What pretty earrings--I imagine they would go with about anything! I think they'd look striking with my polka dot cardigan, just to play up the circles. I liked on FB and my e-mail is shealennon@gmail.com

marylandmel said...

I think I would be able to wear these things with just about anything!

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IrishGal said...

They are sooo nice. I could see with a nice drapey black sweater for cold weather. Summer maybe with black linen?

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~Bee said...

Oh goodness... I'd wear them with one of the two adorable summer sun dresses I just snagged at Marshall's. The brand escapes me right now, but they're tea-length and very colorful with a big, bold floral pattern.

Anonymous said...

I'd wear those with a black turtleneck and black pants for a sort of updated Audrey Hepburn look
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Julia said...

I have a shirt with a similar pattern! I'd wear them with that, jeans and heels.

Sierra H. said...

Liked on FB

I'd wear them with a simple black sundress and sandals ... and all my favorite jeans outfits =)

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Jennifer L said...

I'd wear them with a basic black turtleneck and my hair pulled back, the better to show them off!

gale said...

Love, love, love these earrings! I am dying to wear these with my black jersey sundress and my tan wedge sandals. I keep to simple, classic lines in my wardrobe and let my jewelry take center stage. I like jewelry that makes a statement and are works of art. These gorgeous earrings would be worn with everything from my jeans outfits to summer skirts and dresses. I liked Accessory Artists on facebook. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Simply fabulous earrings - I want them! They'd look great w/ something mod, but seem very versatile.

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canodiva1 said...

I liked them on Facebook under my real name/email address.

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lperez said...

I would wear them with pretty much everything! Silver earrings are the workhorse of my vast earring collection, and these would be a lovely addition...

Like them on FB too...

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Christine said...

I love these- I wear all silver jewellery. And I think they would look nice with silver hair too :) I liked Accessory Artists on fb. Thanks for telling us about them.
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Becky said...

I, too, have very dark hair and love how long, silver, dangling earrings look against it. I'd wear them with half of my (very) simple wardrobe!
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Anonymous said...

I see these earrings going with everything, but I'd especially like them with some of my new spring dresses and wedge sandals.

Jen
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Kim said...

I'd wear these with everything! I love them.

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mireillie said...

I would wear these with about any of my business casual outfits in order to assert some individuality, with my hair swept back, definitely.

Amy
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Cory Ellen said...

I'd wear these simply, with a messy bun, black v-neck, skinny jeans and flats.

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ohsaycanyousay said...

Ooh those are so cute! I think I'd pair them with a blazer and simple one-color top - it would make the jewelry stand out more. Thanks Sally!

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Jessica said...

I could go basic with a comfy black dress, but they would look really great with the bold blue dress I am planning on sewing myself sometime soon!
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Sue said...

The earrings would go perfectly with today's outfit: black leggings, short beige bandage skirt, beige long scoop neck tee and v neck black sweater, currently unaccessorized. :-) Plain, simple elegant addition. Like!

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makingnew said...

So pretty - I'd wear them with a light pink jersey dress I just picked up. They'd look perfect!

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megan said...

I'd wear them with my red and white wrap dress-- the pattern is best described as chain links, I suppose. I think of it as my '70s housewife disco bad-ass dress.

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Maggie said...

I wanted to comment anyway and saw how lovely theses earrings are! I don't have a facebooks though, so I cannot enter the contest. :-) Hope whoever wins them enjoys!!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous earrings! I would wear them with nearly anything! I think the beautiful swirls and circles would enhance nearly any casual outfit, and would look great dressed up as well.

Melissa said...

These earrings are simple and chill, but still super quirky and unique. These earrings are pretty versatile I think, it wouldn't seem out of place to wear them with casual outfits or with dressy outfits. The first outfit coming to mind is this black dress covered with cherries, and my trusty black pumps. (:

(I liked on FB --> Melissa Garcia)

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mamavalveeta03 said...

I am a US resident.
I like AA on Facebook.
I would wear these lovely earrings with a white drapey GAP tee, my gauzy scarf by Land's End Canvas in "Watermelon", and my chambray full, to the knee skirt by American Apparel. Oh, and shoes, if I must!
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Anonymous said...

These would look great with my black hair and polka dot dress!

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hannah said...

Earrings are my accessory of choice! What would i wear these earrings with? Well, I've got a geometric blouse they'd foil against nicely. Or a lovely colorblock dress. Or my kelly green wrap dress. really, what wouldn't I wear those earrings with? I think they'd even make the jeans/tshirt cut :)

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and I liked them on facebook, which may be bad for my budget... :0

catnip33 said...

I absolutely love jewelry with circle shapes. There is something lovely and organic about circles that really appeals to me. That said, I think I would wear these with my hair up and a little black dress.

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margosita said...

I'd wear those earrings with a bright spring dress, though one without patterns so as not to detract from the great shape and details of the earrings!

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Deb said...

I just purchased a beautiful maxi dress with a brush stroke pattern. The artistic sculture of the earrings would go great with the artsy feel of the dress. They'll be great breezy summer earrings.

Deb said...

I just purchased a beautiful maxi dress with a brush stroke pattern. The artistic sculture of the earrings would go great with the artsy feel of the dress. They'll be great breezy summer earrings.

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AnnaSpringer said...

Anna Springer - annaspringer@abbacominc.com
I would wear them with a fancy black dress :)

Southern Girl said...

I would wear them with everything - they'd be really pretty with bright spring colors!

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whoFilets said...

Oh my, I would wear them with a lot of things. Maybe even at work -I'm just a busser, but I wear black-on-black and I have black hair so I think the silver bubbles would really shine and stand out. I have very long hair, so I am thinking about what hairstyle I would wear more than what clothing!

Anonymous said...

I would wear them with everything! They fit my style perfectly too. :)

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Turophile said...

I like the simplicity - I would wear them with a sheath and my bright blue pashmina

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R. Pagett said...

The minute I saw these whimsical earrings, I got a visual of myself wearing them for our local independence day extravaganza with one of my broomstick skirts and an embroidered tank top with a pair of flip flops. The essential part of the outfit wouldn't be clothing. Instead it would be the hairstyle-earring combo. These circular earrings would look fantastic next to soft curls piled atop the crown with a few tendrils falling around the face.

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drew said...

Hello Already Pretty!

I just found your blog and love it.

These earrings are great and very wearable. To show them off, I would keep the outfit simple & classic, pairing them with a black boyfriend blazer, white tee and jeans.

Thanks for offering this giveaway, and for sharing your style expertise.

jenergy! said...

I've "liked" Accessory Artists on Facebook, and I would wear the bubble earrings with my new, first-time-ever maxi dress & some heels.

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missey said...

I love the bubbly earrings- I think I could wear them with anything! Perfect with a simple knit dress

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Jules said...

I love those! I would wear them with anything! Gorgeous!

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Flora said...

I would wear these earrings with a pink skirt and a flowerly top!


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Mo Dub said...

Obviously with my fascinator.

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A Peek Inside Sarah's World said...

I would wear those earrings at a girls night out with my dark jeans and pretty blouse. sarah.leah.stephens@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I <3 the shape and could wear them with a lot in my closet. The first thing that comes to mind is a striped sweater and light brown pants for work.

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Amy said...

I would wear these lovely silver earrings with a black turtleneck and jeans--my go-to, three-season outfit!

roxalox said...

Ohh I'd definitely wear them with one of my new summer dresses I've recently gotten and not worn yet. They'd be perfect! They're adorable and thanks for the opportunity!