If there's one thing that this fashion editor loves, it's a standout accessory moment. My style is largely simple—I wear a palette comprised of neutrals and the fussiest fabric you'll find me in is white cotton with broderie anglais. I like to think of my penchant for such pieces as being classic and anti-trend, but even I crave a playful interjection every once in a while. When I feel this need, statement accessories are the first thing I reach for, with jewellery being my favourite to experiment with. So, you can bet that this season's jumbo earrings were immediately on my radar.
First spotted on the spring/summer runways (which I chronicled in detail back in March), there was one thing I was certain of: 2023 was going to be the year of big earring energy, and my prophecy has been proven right. From Bottega Veneta to Saint Laurent, larger than life earrings have populated the designer collections. However, though I may report on the luxury goings on in the industry, rather devastatingly, my budget just doesn't allow me to drop £800+ on a pair of earrings. So I decided to be patient. Then, a few weeks ago, when I was on Amazon indulging in my Marvis toothpaste and coffee-table book obsession, I happened upon the perfect oversized teardrop earrings.
Yes, these look like Bottega Veneta, and whilst I'd always advocate for buying the original, as we've established, I simply don't have the budget to do so in this instance. So, I decided to throw caution to the wind and order myself a pair. I choose the gold colourway (these earrings come in many, many colours). At £12 I didn't expect much but, as soon as they arrived, I knew I'd found something special.
Lightweight and with the post perfectly positioned so the teardrop sits higher up on your ear, these look so much more expensive than their price tag. They don't pull on the lobe, making them incredibly comfortable to wear and, although shiny, they aren't garishly so. In fact, their gleam makes them look all the more expensive, in my opinion.
I was so impressed that I decided to treat myself to the silver style too, and honestly, I've been rotating these pairs ever since. Today, I found myself on Amazon yet again, perusing the excellent deals for Black Friday 2023, when I noticed that my beloved earrings were discounted. Now available in a two-pack containing the gold and silver, I know what I'd buy if I had to do it all over.
I've been telling all of my colleagues that they need to make the most of this offer, and now I'm telling you. Scroll on to shop my beloved designer-looking earrings.
When Is Black Friday?
Black Friday weekend might not have officially kicked off yet (the big day is actually the 24th November, with Cyber Monday falling on the 27th) but retailers are introducing offers earlier than ever this year. Below I've started rounding up all the best early Black Friday deals for 2023 that have already gone live, and I'll be updating this daily with any new additions that I think are worth seeing. Think of it as your Cyber Month one-stop shop for finding the best fashion deals, so you might want to bookmark it now.
Of course, there's plenty more Black Friday action happening across the site this month, too. If it's specifically high-street steals you're after, don't miss our round-up of affordable finds. If it's impressive beauty bargains on your list, you'll need to read all about our beauty editor's top Black Friday sale picks, as well as her tips on finding the best discounted beauty tools. And if you're using the sales as an opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping (a wise move), I've found some incredible savings on gorgeous gifts to save you some time.
Scroll on to see the very Black Friday clothing deals for 2023, and some links to buys I genuinely recommend investing in (either from personal experience or industry expertise), sale or no sale.
My Top Black Friday Sales and Codes
Shop the Designer-Looking Earring Two-Pack
However, If You Prefer the Gold...
... Or Would Rather Just the Silver