Sally took the picture on the left two years ago when our families vacationed together at the beach. The picture on the right was taken this summer in Old Town. I really do love that dress! Emma Clare saw the older one recently and remarked that it hardly looked like me. “I sure had a lot of hair there, didn’t I?” Her reply, “Well, yeah. And you look a lot younger.” Thanks kid. Anyway, I thought I’d use the two side by side to demonstrate how my taste in earrings has changed. I stopped wearing the big hoop earrings as soon as I shaved my head– with a scarf tied around my head, I felt like a pirate. No thank you. I still held onto my other favorite big earrings, though, I think the fact that the scarf I usually wore had a long tail made it still feel like I had long hair. Now, though, my hair is decidedly short. Every once in a while I try the big earrings again, and I just don’t feel like they’re right. So now, I tend to favor chunky studs– Kate Spade makes several different pair that I love and are actually pretty reasonable. Plus, now that they’re so popular, there are a lot of knock offs around! I think I’ve got two or three pair of Kate Spade studs and a couple from covet, a favorite local boutique. I want them to be big enough to be seen, but not big enough to fall past my earlobes. I’ve got enough basics to keep me happy, but now I’m on the lookout for something new.