Lust List: Ear Jackets

I think I mentioned earlier last week how much I’m loving the current trend for ear jackets – stud earrings with feature backs that hang below or follow the curve of the earlobe.

I only have two pairs myself (they’re proving hard to find in local shops!) but here’s a lust-list of what I’d love to add to my collection!

Frocks and Frou FrouThese gorgeous modern numbers are available in sterling silver, oxidised silver or brass.

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Frocks and Frou FrouA Druzy stud over a hammered fan jacket make these incredible statement earrings

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Frocks and Frou FrouOK, so officially this is an “ear crawler” not an ear jacket, but OMG amirite?

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Frocks and Frou FrouYou can chop and change the front and backs with these “Planetary” earrings, giving you a variety of different ways to wear them.

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Frocks and Frou FrouThese geometric ear jackets have a bit of a deco feel to them.

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Frocks and Frou FrouLove the way the blue gems glow in these jacket earrings.

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Frocks and Frou FrouThese gold plated spike earrings are a little bit edgy.

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Frocks and Frou FrouAnd these faux-pearl blossoms are a classic take on a modern trend

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Frocks and Frou FrouI have SUCH a soft spot for these enamel hummingbird earrings, and not just because of the yellow blossoms!

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Frocks and Frou FrouOr, you know, STARS

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Frocks and Frou FrouMORE STARS

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Frocks and Frou FrouThese nautical numbers would be the perfect accompaniment for Breton tops and cigarette pants

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Frocks and Frou FrouDainty little minimalist jackets that will give a line of sparkle.

***Frocks and Frou FrouOr maybe a leeeeetle more sparkle…

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Frocks and Frou Frou I like the way the larger feather just seems to float there under your earlobe.

*** Frocks and Frou FrouThe mixed metals in these elegant ear jackets make them versatile and modern

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Frocks and Frou FrouThe bright colours in this pair are really fun, and you could easily sub out the purple studs for earrings of different colours.

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Frocks and Frou FrouAnother crawler, but I couldn’t resist: the stargazer in me WANTS these!

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Holy Cowl

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouDress: Scarlet & Jo via Evans

Shoes: Naturalizer

After nearly nine years, honestly, the hardest thing about writing a blog is coming up with fresh titles! I’m pretty proud that I haven’t used “Holy Cowl” before, so let’s all just give me a small round of applause for my terrible pun (seriously, I haven’t been this pleased since “Back to the Fuschia“, which – ironically – was another hot pink dress review!)

I spotted this dress over a month ago on the Evans website and fell immediately for the pleated shoulders and elegant draped neckline. It was originally available in navy, black, red and pink; and despite being a steal at twenty pounds (and still gainfully employed!) I couldn’t quite rationalise buying more than the one, so I put the options out to the Frocks and Frou Frou community on Facebook and you guys said to go the pink.

Well done you! It’s such a great colour, and a great style too. It’s made of quite a heavy matte jersey that doesn’t cling to lumps and bumps, and the waist has ties at the back so you can make the absolute most of a curvy figure.

The bodice front is self-faced – meaning that it has a double thickness of fabric. This is great for cowl-neck pieces (and is the same with my Myrtle dresses) as you don’t ever risk the cowl going inside out or showing a seam. It falls from pleated shoulders that have dainty little shoulder pads to give the dress a bit of structure.

Frocks and Frou FrouI’m quite narrow-of-shoulder to go with my prosperous-of-bust, and I think the dress might better suit someone more proportional, but I do think it’s wonderfully elegant with its three-quarter length sleeves and midi-length hemline.

Meanwhile, following my review I got an email from Belinda Esler of Foxers offering Frocks and Frou Frou readers a great 30% discount on everything using the code Frocks30, so if you were in the market for some cute new knickers now could be the time to go shopping!