Hey you guys – Ashley here! If you’re new to the blog…and us – you may be wondering..what’s Nickel and Suede?? Nickel and Suede is an accessory company developed, owned and operated by Kilee [aka One Little Momma] and her husband. They sell a few clothing items, chokers, cuffs, and the most beautiful and life changing leather earrings you’ve ever seen. Those leather earring. That’s what I’m here to talk about. If you read our weekly What We Wore Wednesday posts – then you know I wear N&S earrings everyday. I’m obsessed. Well the fact is WE, here at Rage Against the MOMachine, are both obsessed. So yeah. This is my Nickel and Suede love story. 🙂
How We Met:
I was first introduced to Kilee of One Little Momma through Rhonda, of course. haha I was searching for something new to do with my next bobish hair cut. Rhonda sent me a link…or a screen shot ( I can’t remember which one…) to Kilee’s cut. If you’re curious her The Great Hair Post is the perfect place to go check out her do. I loved it, and copied her of course. 🙂 I didn’t stop there though. I was intrigued by her style. I wanted to know more. So, I started reading her blog. That was where I was introduced to Nickel and Suede. She wore her earrings in … well in every picture. I loved them. So I’d go look at the site. Browse through all the choices. Agonize over whether or not I should buy a pair. I mean. They aren’t cheap. They are on average $25.00 a pair. Which now typing that, I’m like…but that isn’t bad! However, that’s with hindsight. In that moment it was hard to contemplate spending that much on a pair of earrings. Just a pair of leather earrings. Boy was I wrong.
Why I Fell In Love:
The first pair of N&S earrings I ordered was their ‘Lip Gloss’ shade. I ordered them in size medium. You guys. When you buy a pair of N&S earrings the box says ‘Life Changing Leather Earrings’. That may seem a little dramatic, but it’s really not. First of all, beyond any aesthetic reason the quality of these earrings is fantastic and outstanding. They have survived all the hazards of being a mom. My children pull on them…we rough house while I wear them…I’ve napped in them…I wear them every single day. Not one of my earrings has ever suffered any damage that causes me to not be able to wear them anymore. Despite all the things they’ve been through – they still look just as good as the first day I got them in the mail. Secondly, they are incredibly comfortable. I now wear the size large – and they make a huge statement – without any kind of discomfort. I don’t have to worry about a heavy earring pulling down my earlobe. And the aesthetic reasons? Well they are beautiful. I think there is a N&S earring for any outfit and/or occasion. They can be casual, dressy, and every thing in between.
A True and Lasting love into the Future:
Like I’ve said several times in the post, but I only wear N&S earrings. I don’t plan to ever wear any other type of earrings. I tell everyone who asks…and some people who don’t…about my N&S earrings. I don’t just say…”Oh Thanks!” if someone compliments them. I say “Thanks” BUT I also tell them exactly how to find them on their own. If I have time I tell them a little about the story of N&S. This is a family owned and operated company that was dreamed up by an inspiring woman. Their products are top notch, and I really like the people behind the products. I’ve bought my sister and my mom a pair of N&S earrings. They love them too. You can’t not love them if you put them in your ears. I’ve got a small little collection started, and I can’t wait to add more to it each month!