One of the worst* things about this pandemic (*not at all anywhere near close to the worst) is how difficult it is to wear any of my beloved new long, dangly earrings that I’ve bought while spending my feelings, because they get tangled in my mask. (Hoo boy, if we all live through this, this post is gonna bring back some feelings when I stumble on it in 2026 while looking for something else.) (But truly there are so many good places to get a dangly earring. Like, Jasmine just told me about this website, and now I want all of them. Also I bought some earrings from David Quarles IV recently and they’re AMAZING.) But still: In the name of practicality, let’s spend some feelings on smaller earrings, shall we?

First of all, I wonder if ear cuffs are the way to go — these OMA ones are great. I also really want these from OMA, but they DO dangle a bit. On the standard stud tip, how cute are these tiny astrological earrings? Or these GREAT little brass honeybee studs? Or these fab little starbursts? Or these lightning bolts! So many choices!

Like, say, also any of these:

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