My name is Charlotte, and I am addicted to earrings.
The problem back in the Summer, when I found the most incredible pair of novelty lemon slice earrings to accessorise my lemon print dress from The Pretty Dress Company. I found them courtesy of an Instagram post, shared by my friend and fellow baker Becky Cummings of Pin Up Pantry (yes, Becky, I blame you for this) and clicked quite innocently through to the Luxulite Etsy shop.
I genuinely believed that these were the earrings; the only earrings I would need and a one time thing. How naive I was.
Big earrings have always been something I have loved and wanted to wear, but I lack the lobe-strength to wear heavy earrings for more than a short period of time. These luscious lemons (the earrings, eyes up!) are light enough to wear all day because the plastic is hollow. Frankly, this is genius and I was hooked. These vintage-inspired earrings in Lucite and Bakelite-esque plastics were the perfect finishing touch to any outfit I could create. Finally, big earrings were wearable. My inner Pat Butcher was awake and she had access to my credit card.
Soon enough, package after beautifully wrapped package of goodies from designer Katy Crebbin at Luxulite started landing through my letterbox. Chris would notice that the small jewellery box I use was groaning under the weight of earrings that were far too big to fit inside it!
But I am making good use of my new collection. I genuinely love these earrings and have worn them many times over, as the following pictures will prove.
It’s mainly an earring addiction but I am a sucker for a matching brooch. These leopard earrings have a matching leopard brooch – again, appealing to the Pat Butcher/Bet Lynch side of my personality – and I had to have it. These beautiful, fun pieces brighten up even a dressed down (OK, dressed down for me) look.
Because he is a terrible enabler of both my retro clothing addiction and now my earring addiction, Chris picked up a couple of pairs of Luxulite earrings for stocking fillers on Christmas day. He’s a keeper!
Thankfully, these are stocking filler price so my addiction is not too damaging! Prices range from £6.50 for a small pair to £10-£12 for a big pair. Yes, you will have to pay a small delivery charge but you will be supporting a rather wonderful small business. I do not know Katy Crebbin, other than from a little bit of social media stalking, but the care and attention that she puts into packaging each order that I have made, the speed at which my orders are processed and posted, as well as the general fabulousness of her product, leads me to deduce that this is one kickass small business worth supporting.
Hence this post!
I want you ALL to get addicted to Luxulite in the same way as I have. Maybe we could start a support group. It would be the best accessorised support group in town!