Sunday, 24 November 2013

Remember The Diamond Stud Earrings In Some Kind Of Wonderful...?

80s Flashback: Remember the diamond earrings in Some Kind of Wonderful...?
If (like me) you were a teenager during the 1980s, you were mostly likely a fan (like me) of the John Hughes movies like The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. His 1987 movie Some Kind of Wonderful was one of my favourites and along with Pretty In Pink, it was one of those films where I was obsessed with what the characters wore. I know that Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) was the cooler character, but at the time I wanted to dress like Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson, better known as Marty McFly's mum); I wanted her buttoned up shirts with a brooch at the neckline under a blazer - a look that's pretty much come back in recent years.

So when I was contacted by Berricle about choosing some jewellery from their sterling silver and cubic zirconia collection, my first thought was diamond stud earrings like the ones that are central to the Some Kind Of Wonderful storyline - and this was my chance to get a pair. I chose these 6mm square sterling silver solitaire earrings - and what better way to show them off than to recreate the outfit Amanda Jones was wearing when she put them on in the film...?


Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
Image sources: Top right, Bottom right

Berricle have a huge range of diamond studs in all sizes - I took ages to choose, but went for square instead of round, and would you believe it they even came in a red gift box just like in the film. I'm so pleased with my 'Amanda Jones earrings', though if you've seen the film you'll know I shouldn't really call them that... if you haven't seen it I won't spoil it for you. Though if I had short blonde hair I'm sure I'd have been dressing up as Watts instead - 80s style rolled-down white socks and Dr. Marten's shoes, anyone?


Do you remember the film - and more especially the whole diamond earrings thing?

Diamond stud earrings
Diamond stud earrings - 80s style

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  1. Love that movie! Now I have the song "Amanda Jones" stuck in my head. Not a bad thing for a Sunday morning!

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  2. No, sorry, I am much older and only vaguely remember this film but never watched it. I do have similar faux diamond ear studs (round though. I very much like your choice of square ones). You recreated the look very well. Very eighties.
    Greetje

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  3. Takes you back, oh my has it really been that long since my youth? Loving the look.

    X x

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    1. Yep - dare I say it's 26 years ago??!! How scary is that! Thanks sweetie x

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  4. I love how you've worn things to match the character! I do love the earrings, but I love that brooch even more! x

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  5. I so remember this time too! I have those earrings, good idea to get them out and start wearing them again.

    blue hue wonderland

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  6. Those earrings are gorgeous! I love the Breakfast Club but I haven't seen those other films (heard of them though), they're on my watchlist for when I have time :) x

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    1. I think The Breakfast Club is the best one Sophie - but I can definitely recommend SKOW for some 80s teen nostalgia...! Thanks for coming by xoxo

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  7. Great post - and LOVE your hair styled like that!!

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    1. Haha thanks Diane - it was meant to be a bit crazy naff 80s hair but I have to admit I kinda liked it too...!

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  8. I don't think I've seen that film! Seen all the others though, love breakfast club, there's the whole diamond eating thing in that too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. I forgot about the diamond studs in The Breakfast Club - you're right!! x

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  9. I haven't seen the movie yet! But these studs are just lovely and so classic. xo

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  10. I am so impressed with your recreation of this look. I seriously had to read to find out if you had scanned an old photo or if this was current. Well done my friend!

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay thank you hun - the kind of reaction I was hoping for! Always like a bit of dress up, me...

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  11. A blast from the past - I love it!! I'm always a fan for studs...they don't compete with the rest of the outfit and they look so classy. And can I just say, it's amazing how similar you look to Amanda!

    xo April

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    1. Gosh thanks April - that's a huge compliment because when I was in my teens I thought she was just lovely...! x

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  12. I usually just enjoy and don't comment, but that first shot of you is so beautiful I gasped a little!

    Funny, a friend of mine had a baby last year and named her Watts. A guy friend, so Mary Stuart Masterson must have made quite the impression!

    I love studs. I remember thinking they seemed so girly for Watts, and would she really wear them? Would love make her into a different person? This is what I thought about at age 17.

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    1. Aww I always love a gasping reaction!! Thank you :) And omg a girl named Watts is SO cool!!!

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  13. These stud earrings are pretty. Beautiful photos sweetie :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  14. I have a pair of faux diamond studs that I wear very frequently on my days off; mine have a bezel setting that I find a bit "sleeker" than the more traditional claw setting. I love that yours are square...I always like my classics with a bit of a twist!!

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    1. Hmm I have lots of cheapy round studs, but went for the square ones in a slightly bigger size, and I'm glad I did. Thanks Monika!

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  15. Stopping by from Style Sessions! I loved those movies! I remember watching them all at sleepovers :) Great choice on those earrings, classic and simple.

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. YES!!!!! I watched them at sleepovers too! Thanks Vicki, and for coming by!

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  16. OMG now I'm singing Amanda Jones! Loved that film, ahhh takes me back to my youth! Nice earrings btw!

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    1. Lol I think I've made quite a few people get the song Amanda Jones stuck in their heads with this post, Kay!! Thanks sweetie x

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  17. Diamond studs are a wardrobe staple...can never go wrong with a good pair!

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  18. Thank you soooooooo much for linking with us.
    You are beyond GORGEOUS ans ALWAYS an inspiration.
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  19. Catherine you did it SO WELL !! It was a great idea to give those earrings a story to tell... By the way you look like a little sister of yourself in this pictures <3
    Thanks for joining once again.

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    1. Gosh Aminta - what a compliment!!! Thank you so much...!

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  20. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is nice. rattling jewellery plan. Seems like they'd be fairly inexpensive to make, think two teenage grand daughters would love these. Next time I'm in craft store I'll be looking out for the supplies. Great post
    . Glad you had a good break, you deserve it. Sometimes other things like your family, friends deserve to come first before your blog.
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