cute cheap earrings

I’m a connoisseur of all things cheap, especially jewelry.  I own a few key pieces of expensive jewelry, namely my wedding ring, but other than that I sort of don’t see the point.

I’m probably wrong, but I buy gobs of cheap stuff wherever I can find it.

cheap earring

These earrings happen to be from Forever 21, one of my favorite cheap jewelry haunts.  They were precisely $2.80, which is a lot less than most things in life.

cute cheap earring

I’ve owned these earrings for almost 5 years, which in cheap jewelry land is a very, very long time.  They’re light and I wear them everywhere and with everything.

I highly recommend picking up a pair of cheap earrings somewhere.  Anywhere.  On the street, in a mall, in a booth, in a stall.

Sorry, Dr. Seuss, I couldn’t help it.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Jamie S :

    LOVE, love these earrings (and the price.)

    I have a necklace I paid like $3 for a couple of years ago at Forever 21 – I get more compliments on it than I do a Tiffany’s necklace I wear. Can’t beat cheap jewelry.

    • Allison :

      I’m not kidding, people swoon over these ones.

  2. Emily :

    LOVE Forever 21 for accessories. That store is helping me come out of the matchy-match ditch I’ve dug myself into. ;)

    • Allison :

      You’re killing me here! It’s okay to be matchy matchy!

      Okay, well, no it’s not, but you always look cute.

  3. katrina :

    I love forever 21 accessories… besides that I don’t think anything else in that store would fit me….ha-ha

    • Allison :

      I don’t even BOTHER looking at the clothes, they don’t even go over my head. It’s all about the accessories there.

  4. Jordan :

    Those are so cute! I love Forever21 – I’m always finding a million fun things to try on there and can actually afford to take something home.

    • Allison :


      I spend a fair amount of pocket change every few months at Forever 21, just to mix it up a little Love that place for cheap jewelry.

  5. Amber :

    OMG! I have this same pair of earrings and it’s amazing how many compliments I get on them every time I wear them (which is often)… totally validates the $2.80 I paid for them ;). I definitely agree that Forever 21 is the place to go if you’re looking for cheap & trendy. I’ve found some super adorable things on the H&M accessories racks as well!

    • Allison :

      I couldn’t agree more Amber. I go to Forever 21 all the time for cheap trendy stuff. The clothes, not so much, but the accessories are my favorite.