Category Archives: Accessories

I Want it Wednesday – Tribal Jewellery

Tribal Jewellery

1. Michael Spirito Swarovski and Mother of Pearl Tribal Necklace

2. Kapoeta by Ambica Tribal Earrings

3. Coyote Dangle Earrings 

I’ve also had my eye on Isabel Marant’s feather earrings and Aztec beaded cuffs. I love the cool, boho vibe a few simple tribal accessories add to an outfit – as inspired by the beautiful Isabel Lucas shoot for Vogue a while back, and Project Runway’s Anya of course! It’s probably worth investing in one or two statement pieces though, as I’ve had tribal style jewellery in the past from cheaper retailers that has broken apart pretty quickly due to all the delicate feathers and beads involved. I also think it’s a style that can easily look tacky, so one or two investment pieces may be the way to go.

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Christmas Gifts For Her

Christ Gifts For Her

In order from the top down (and left to right within a row):

French Connection Juines Platform Heels

Links of London bracelets

Skagen Women’s Rose Gold Stretch Mesh Band Watch

Esprit Multicolored Bauble Necklace

Accessorize 70s Resin Chandelier Earrings

Benefit I’m Glam Therefore I Am Kit

MAC Tartan Tale Eyeshadow

Rebecca Minkoff Mac Cluth

Even though I’m still not feeling very Christmassy (I blame work – it’s my first year working full time over Christmas!), I thought it’s about time I do a couple of Christmas gift guides – one for presents for the women in your life, and one for the boys. Of course it’s fashion and beauty focused, and really this ‘for her’ one is more of a ‘for me (dear boyfriend please see this list)’! But this is my pick of some great fashion and beauty presents that any girl is sure to love, whether it’s your blogger friend, best friend, female colleague, mum or even grandma. Hey, they’re stylish ladies too!

If I had to pick my favourite item from all the above it would have to be the Rebecca Minkoff clutch, the most perfect little bag I’ve seen lately. Though it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’d be a worthwhile investment. For smaller budgets, I’d go for the gorgeous Skagen rose gold watch. That watch would literally go with anything, and it’d be lovely with an engraving for a more personal gift.

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I Want it Wednesday – Ear Cuffs

Ear Cuffs1. Urban Outfitters hanging chain ear cuff

2. Amazon ball and chain ear cuff

3. Amazon feather ear cuff

4. Topshop multichain ear cuff

They’re a quick fix to add a rocker edge to any outfit without losing femininity and elegance. I prefer silver chainy ones but feather ones are pretty cool too for a more bohemian spin. I’d wear them all only in one ear with a cool stud in the other.

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I Want it Wednesday – Armour Rings

Armour Rings

1: Topshop rhinestone ring 

2: ASOS cut-out articulated ring

3: Low Luv gold-plated ring

4: Vivienne Westwood ring 

There’s nothing like an armour ring to toughen up a look and inject a bit of cool into any outfit. I’m a bit lax about rings – they’re not always very practical and for me, no matter how amazing something looks, if its a pain in the ass to wear then I don’t wanna know. But with the bend in the middle, these armour rings are actually pretty comfortable. Vivienne Westwood’s ones are the cream of the crop, but the cheaper alternatives from Topshop, ASOS and Low Luv will still look hot on your fingers.

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Dress Up a Plain Top – Statement Necklaces and Scarves

Pilgrim NecklaceTim Ryan Scarf

Statement Necklaces and Scarves

Nicole Fahri NecklaceWe Are Owls Scarf

sources: http://www.asos.com/http://www.nicolefarhi.com/http://www.net-a-porter.com/

I love a basic tee or strap top, but it can get a bit boring, so sometimes I dress mine up with statement necklaces and scarves. It gives some texture and detail to an otherwise plain outfit, and it’s such an easy look to wear. Above are some of my favourite statement neck looks. The designers are in order from top: Pilgrim, Tim Ryan, Nicole Fahri, We Are Owls.

I now want to move on to try statement earrings, having seen some amazing ones on ASOS that the models are rocking, but I’m afraid my teeny ears won’t be able to cope with their weight!

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The Jumper

The jumperThe Jumper - Jewellery Details

jumper: French Connection, necklaces: Bulgari, Forever 21, Massimo Dutti

A few weeks ago I did a post about the perfect t-shirt. Well say hello to the jumper that goes with everything. This was a steal from French Connection during their summer sale – probably one of my favourite sales out of all the shops. I find it difficult to trawl through loads of jumbled clothing racks (er, sorry Topshop!), and so tend to do my sale shopping online, but FCUK sales are always well organised. This jumper was another one of those ‘got-to-have-it’ moments. The mix of silk, wool and cotton has given the fabric a really luxurious, soft-knit feel without being itchy or shapeless. The colour is great too – a deep, almost brownish charcoal-grey that looks great against bright jewellery like these necklaces. It’s such an amazing piece, I have to force myself not to wear it all the time!

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I Want it Wednesday – La Mer Cuff Watches

La Mer WatchLa Mer WatchLa Mer Watch

source: http://www.lamercollections.com/

TOO AWESOMTASTICAL! I came across these watches years ago, but I’m still crazy about them. That’s a good sign – I try and wait on things before buying them. The bigger the price tag, the longer the wait! I am a huge fan of leather cuffs, and so having a watch and cuff in one is like jewellery heaven for me.

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Outfit: Summer Accessories

Postcards from SummerPostcards from Summerhat: New Look, ring: Lipsy, necklace: Accessorize

Love it when British weather suprises you like this. You think summer’s all gone and then – poof! – a sudden hour or two of sunshine and warmth appear out of nowhere. Thanks weather, enjoyed wearing summery accessories again today. Well, when I say again, I mean for pretty much the first time this year … 😉

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