Monday, November 17, 2008

clip-on comeback

Who would have thought that clip-on earrings would make a comeback? Not me, that is for sure.

Since I am in boy mode most of the time, I have resisted getting my ears pierced for those few hours each month when I am in girl mode. So I wear clip-on earrings.

These days, clip-ons are hard to find. Some stores don't carry clip-ons at all and the ones that do, have a very limited selection compared to the array of pierced earring they have for sale.

I am happy to learn this morning that clip-ons are making a comeback according to this article by Lindsay Mannering on The Huffington Post. Even our First Lady Elect was recently seen wearing a pair of vintage clip-ons.

I don't know how long it will take for the local retailers to begin stocking up on clip-ons, but as soon as they do, I will be buying them up before they go out of style again.


  1. Yayz for the clippies. I have my ears quadruple pierced, but I hardly ever wear earrings because I guess I'm allergic to metal or something. I like clippies better too!

  2. J Morgetron --- A robot with allergies... how lifelike!

  3. Wow! "A Year Among the Girls" That picture really brought back memories. It was one of the first things I ever purchased on the subject of crossdressing. I bought it almost 40 years ago at a convenience store bookstand. (Not an adult bookshop!)

  4. Laurie --- Me, too. "A Year Among the Girls" was the first book I bought on the subject. At the time, I was a teenager and it took three trips to the store before I got up the nerve to buy the book. I will never forget the smirk on the face of the saleswoman, who rang up my purchase.