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{outfit} A Perfect Pair of Holiday Earrings

  Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,,, 
Still looking for last minute gifts for the lady in your life who has everything? If she likes jewelry which, let's be honest, most women do, find her a beautiful pair of gold earrings. I was recently introduced to sustainable jewelry brand AUrate and sent this pair of gorgeous Sensu Ear Jackets in rose gold vermeil.  AUrate has everything you could want, from statement pieces to classic staples you'll wear for years to come. I have added quite a few other pieces to my wish list including this amazing Halo Diamond Opal Pendant. What pieces would you buy for a loved one?

What's great about AUrate is their mission is to offer sustainable, ethical handmade jewelry at affordable prices. The pieces are handmade by artisans in New York City, not a machine churning out hundreds a day. These earrings were $150 and would retail at most other stores for $390. This is because they cut out the middleman and sell directly to buyers without retail markups, much like Everlane, another favorite brand of mine.

The company only uses ethical solid gold from conflict-free suppliers in vermeil, 14K or 18K gold as well as white gold and rose gold. I had heard the phrase vermeil many times but never really knew what it meant. In essence, gold vermeil is a higher quality gold plated product. A base metal, usually sterling silver, is dipped into a coating of at least 10K gold to a thickness of 2.5 microns (one-millionth of a meter.) AUrate uses 14K gold to go the extra mile.

And, to make an even bigger difference AUrate donates a book to a student in need for every purchase made! So really it's like two gifts in one. Giving a beautifully made piece of jewelry to a loved one (or yourself) and the gift of learning to a student.

Enough about the companies awesomeness, on to the outfit! I styled the earrings for a holiday event but they would also work well with a simple outfit of jeans and a sweater.  Also - you can wear these with any studs you want! I'll probably try them with some pearl studs or my usual diamond studs in the future for some extra pizazz.

*This post was made in partnership with Nakturnal.

Llama Jewel Sweater: J.Crew, Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad Velvet Pleated Skirt c/o Kohl's, Boots: IMPO 'Omega' Patchwork Boot (DSW), Earrings: AUrate Sensu Ear Jackets (c/o)

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. Oooh, I do really love those earrings. They're very elegant.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Those earrings are so cute - and I love that the company donates books too! :)

    I am really liking your outfit! The knit and skirt and boots all work so well together and it's so festive with the embellishment on the knit and the fabric and colour of your skirt! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) Yesterday the boys had their Christmas concert and it was the cutest thing!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Beautiful! I love those earrings. You're right. They are perfect for the holidays. I love that they are not too simple but universal in so many ways. And that skirt is to die for!

  4. this is such a cute holiday look - I just love your llama sweater! AUrate has such gorgeous pieces.
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Would like to get my girlfriend those earrings. She'd love them!

  6. Amazing! These earrings are so cute and will make for an excellent gift. They go well with everything!

  7. earrings and a donation all in one?! i LOVE this. The earnings are so cute for every occasion

  8. The AUrate earrings are too cute!! They are make a statement, but are not too overbearing. The outfit that you paired them with is so festive and fun. Keep killin' it girl!!

  9. absolutely LOVE those earrings! If I just saw them off I probably wouldn't of given them a second glance, but what a mistake that would've been. they're absolutely stunning!

  10. I'm loving this sweater and the velvet skirt! And great earrings, awesome that they have a positive brand ethos as well.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  11. I was trying to find something to get my girlfriend for Christmas when I came across this post - and I think I know exactly what I'm getting her now! Awesome pieces, thanks for bringing them to light!

  12. Beautiful earrings, they are like mini fans.
    Of course you know I am a fan of that skirt. I almost bought it because of you but refrained from it as I figured it would be too short for me.

  13. Those earrings are super cute! And are paired so well together with your outfit!

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