Monday, September 19, 2016

Loving All Earrings

This is the third in a seven-part series of posts written by Femulate Contributing Editor Susan King of Transitioning into Tomorrow fame. Susan describes how to determine your face shape and then, how to put that information to good use.

I love wearing earrings because they feminize, add color and balance my face. It's fun trying to match the correct style and color with my outfit.

I used to wear clip-on earrings only because I could not pierce my ears. Then a few years ago, I learned how to wear pierced earrings without piercing my ears and how the shape of your face can assist you in choosing the proper earrings.

I now wear colorful stud earrings without pierced ears. I even have a few dangling earrings. I cut off  the stud from the earrings and use nail glue to attach the earring to my ear lobe. It works great as ou can see here.

I still buy earrings based on color and design and now I have so many more choices. The only determining factor is the shape of my face. This past Friday I wrote a post about determining your face shape. Mine is oval, but it's changing due to my HRT. My face is thinning which is changing my shape from oval to oblong. 

Based on the two earring guides below, there is not much difference in the choices for oval and oblong. The first guide has a few differences and the second guide does not include oval, so I consider oval in the oblong group.

In the second guide, the "Oblong and Rectangle" group represents my current pierced earring styles. Again, I cut off the stud and glue the earring on my lobe. Once I remove my earring, I can wash or rub off the remaining glue.

I found this nice storage bin at Goodwill and use it to hold my chip-on earrings. I still use them, but I mostly use my stud-less pieced earrings.

I love shopping and wearing earrings that match or highlight my outfit and the rest of my jewelry. The right jewelry can enhance that outfit. 

Go shop and have fun.

Source: ShopStyle
Wearing Neiman Marcus.

Jai Rodriguez
Jai Rodriguez femulates on a 2011 episode of television Harry's Law.


  1. I've found that false eyelash adhesive works well too! It has the added benefit of being water soluble. The feeling of pendulous ear-rings is equalled only by that of a great skirt or dress when one slips into heels... lovely! ~Brandy

  2. I made the decision to get my ears pierced many years ago. I was married to my first wife at the time. She was apprehensive of my choice but acknowledged that it was my decision and I made it. Over the next year, I had three holes done in each ear and it pleased me to no end. Things changed, we divorced and after a while I stopped wearing jewelry of all types. Fast forward 15 (ish) years and I've been married for 10 years. I'm open with her about my dressing and earlier this year I tried putting in earrings and LO-AND-BEHOLD of the six holes, one on each side is open, though not at the same level. On my days off, I will often wear something in my ears. I have some tiny diamond studs and a couple of dangles. I haven't worn the earrings to work, maybe in the future.