Maybe it's just because my recently cropped hair looks great with earrings, but lately I can't get enough of statement earrings. From avant garde metals, to colorful stone and mineral accents, to Etruscan ear candy, I'm obsessed!
A middle of the road option is Anthropologie. They are killin' it lately with the jewelry game, and most of their earrings are around $50.
If you're a more savvy shopper, check out eBay and Etsy. Use creative combinations of search terms to find great, one-of-a-kind pieces for dirt cheap. The term "Etruscan earrings" has turned up some gems for me!
Also, definitely check out ASOS, Free People, and most importantly, H&M. H&M tends to vary between their online and in store selections, so definitely go in person. Skip their overly trendy crap and look for those minimal pieces that could pass for designer.
Earrings via Nordstrom Rack