Now I’m no fashionista by any stretch. Not at all. I’m happy if my clothes match and I’m not wearing Mom jeans. But I admit, that I do like to look nice, and I cross my fingers that I’m not completely in denial about my wardrobe…someone please tell me if I am! Someone? Anyone? haha
One wardrobe item that I don’t leave the house without (besides all the obvious girly gear that this Mom of 3 cannot go without), are earrings! I love their instant pop of colour or prettiness that they add to an outfit. Sometimes earrings are all I need to feel a little more put together. And they always fit. Even after consuming an entire bag of cookies all by yourself…they fit.
But I get bored with one pair. I like to have many earrings to choose from, and that means that most of them are costume jewellery (I’m not fancy). In fact my most favourite earrings are all from American Eagle Outfitters. Go figure.
Anyway, because they’re cheap, er I mean inexpensive…the posts make my earring holes all red and irritated. That whole cheap metal thing kills them. So what’s a girl to do?
Fix them. It’s so easy.
Here’s How To:
- Buy a package of Sterling Silver or Gold plated ear wire hooks! I bought 1 package of each kind and they cost me less than $10 for 10 sets. I got mine at Michaels.
- Just remove the wire hooks that come with your earrings, and reattach the new ones. You don’t need any tools to do this. All you have to do is just pry open the wire hooks and pinch them closed – all which I was able to do with my fingers – the metal is soft. If you wish though, you can use a little set of pliers!
- These plated hooks do not bother my ears at all, and I have very sensitive ears (the kind that seem to only withstand gold earrings), and these hooks work for me!
That’s it. It’s that easy. Almost too easy that it’s embarrassing to even share!
But I’m sharing anyway, because for me, sometimes the most obvious things just aren’t that obvious!
Now go…go revamp and fix those long lost earrings in the bottom of your drawer!
Have an inspired day!