Since I was born + raised in a small town, I would like to add also....the bigger the earrings.
Even in the 'burbs, I sort of have a thing for big ole' baubles.
I have tried being understated in small studs or tiny pearls like so many of my refined, preppy friends.
At the end of the day, I'm just far more Ashlee Simpson than Laura Ashley.
I don't know if it's because as a little girl my mother forbade the wearing of over-sized, adult accessories, despite my being 10 going on 21, but when it comes to earrings....size matters to me.
You can imagine, then, my delight (now that I'm 33 and still shopping at Forever 21) when I found these....
...each costing less than $7.
Yes, $7! Cheap enough for even a child to afford, but yet, so mammoth only the most mature lobes can hold them.
Your ears heard it from me - fun + CHEAP earrings are hanging at Forever 21...(and they don't card you, even if you look well past the legal drinking age).