Tag Archive: Jewellery

Feb 25 2014

Arm Candy: Susie Wolff Wings for Life Bracelet

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Yesterday I shared my new bracelet, the ‘Wings for Life’ friendship bracelet designed by F1 test driver Susie Wolff with Rox Jewellery on Instagram and I got such a great response that I thought I would share it on here.

Last week my fiancé went to the annual Wings for Life fundraising gala, he does every year with work and last year he treated himself to a fancy watch signed by David Coulthard, and this year he thought of me and bought me one of the ‘Rox in a Box’, which raised more than £10,000 for the charity. I could of either won the only pair of diamond earrings or this fabulous sparkly limited bracelet – even though the earrings were worth more I think I won with this beauty.

As regular readers will know I do love a spot of arm candy, I never leave the house with out a handful of bracelets on my arm, and this grey rope toggle bracelet adorned with crystal set wings to represent the charity is the perfect addition to my expanding collection of jewels.

As well as being pretty, designed by a woman F1 driver, this bracelet is only £40 and 100% of all profits will be donated to the Wings for Life charity, which is an excellent organisation that does critical spinal cord research.

Come on what are you waiting for – do something for charity and get a great bracelet. Be warned these beauties are limited edition so snap yours up quick!!!!

Buy yours here for £40.

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Nov 21 2013

Jewellery Loving: Atelier Swarovski Christopher Kane SS14

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If there is one thing I love more than anything else, well except my boyfriend, family, friends and Barbie of course, has to be sparkles. There is something about a gorgeous piece of jewellery, whether it is a stunning pair of earrings, an arm stacked high with bracelets, or a statement necklace, jewellery can totally change-up any look as well as your mood.

I recently checked out the Atelier Swarovski spring/summer 2014 collection, which each season ties up with a number of designers, including Christopher Kane and Maison Martin Margiela **more to come on their amazing designs**, and I just had to share Kane’s updated iconic crystal mesh ‘Bolster’ collection, which has been reworked in new seasonal colour ways.

Not only is the design simple but I love how timeless the pieces are and no matter what colour each sparkles so beautifully. My favourite piece has to be the twist bolster necklace, where hundreds of individually set crystals have been combined and entwined to create a striking necklace, and finished off with a chunky clasp.

Starting at £210 for a Bolster bracelet to £700 for the Twist Bolster necklace, this collection isn’t cheap – but just think how chic the pieces would look on. I have to be honest I hope Santa is reading this as it would be amazing to unwrap a piece on Christmas morning!!!

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane’s jewellery collaboration with Swarovski?

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Sep 07 2013

My Style: ASOS Floral Dip-Dye Dress

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Before the fashion craziness of September, my boyfriend and I always try to get away for a mini-break, so last week we headed to Wales for a spot of relaxation at a spa in Anglesey. More to come on the amazing hotel, the treatments and the island, but as I haven’t blogged an outfit post in nearly a month, so I thought I would share with you one of my favourite looks from my holibob.

This floral dip-dye smock dress is from ASOS and I bought it on a whim as it was in the sale, it still is and is only £18, I like the shape and the idea of wearing florals without being too girlie and bright. The thinking was I could wear during the summer with bright accessories and then come winter I could layer up with tights, boots and a chunky cardigan.

For dinner at the hotel one night I decided to wear this beauty paired with my bright orange heels from Marks & Spencer, I got them for a wedding last year and they are super comfortable and I love the pop of colour with the burn-out floral design of the dress. As I don’t have an orange belt, seriously the only colour I don’t own, I went with my trusty flower clasp beauty from Dorothy Perkins as this dress really needs to be nipped in a little otherwise it looks a little unflattering.

Finishing off my look I kept my jewellery simple, mainly because we were away to relax not get dressed up, so I wore my trusty Fossil watch that my mum got me for my birthday and my new favourite piece of arm candy – this cute bow bracelet from Kate Spade.

There is something about this dress that I love, and I think it works against the gorgeous backdrop of Anglesey, as it makes the pop of colours in the flowers and palm trees look even more vibrant.

Are you a fan of floral dresses and would you wear this beautiful dip-dye number?

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My Style: Floral smock dress, ASOS // Belt, Dorothy Perkins // Watch, Fossil // Glasses, Karen Millen at Specsavers (c/o) // Bow bracelet, Kate Spade (c/o) // Orange heels, Marks & Spencer (c/o) //

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Sep 07 2013

AW13 Preview: Primark Has The Trends Covered

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Each season Primark seems to be developing its offering, it is a high street store that is no longer just for picking up basics such as boyfriends tees, or a statement piece of jewellery for a night out – this is a shop that is has really upped its game to bring shoppers the latest trends at affordable prices.

For most, me included, trends can be a little scary, they are mostly out of people’s comfort zones and you are never sure how long they are going to last. What I love about Primark is that it is a place where you can test out a trend, save a few bob along the way, while still looking good.

For autumn/winter 2013 there are several key trends to look out for – from the pink invasion to 90′s grunge, sporty and minimal, as well as punk. Some are easier than others, for instant adding a touch of pink to your wardrobe is probably the easiest to wear, and I love that Primark has a lovely selection from sugary hues to vibrant bold pinks, so whether you want to make a statement in a pink coat, or add a touch of pink with a gorgeous jumper or a tailored pair of trousers – there will be a lot of options.

Minimal and sporty is also a trend that’s easy to master, you will probably already have a lot of options in your wardrobe as it is a continuation from a spring/summer trend. In Primark you will find pieces with an elegant edge – from block coloured dresses, to coats with contrasting panels, as well as some cute sparkly trainers.

One of my favourite trends for autumn/winter has to be the return of the 90′s grunge, think lots of tartan, crackled leather, lace up boots, and statement jewellery.

Whether you are updating your wardrobe with some key staples or adding a few statement pieces – trust me pop into Primark you may be surprised with what you come out with!!!

What are you thoughts on Primark’s autumn/winter 2013 collection? 

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For more pictures from the Primark autumn/winter 2013 preview head on over to my Facebook page.

Aug 20 2013

AW13 Preview: The Gorgeous ASOS Collection

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So a couple of weeks ago I was invited to ASOS headquarters in London to check out their autumn/winter 2013 collection, find out the trends that are going to be big, the pieces that are bound to sell out and basically put together my autumn shopping list!!!

Everything from transitional pieces, that are already on the site now, to the eclectic ASOS Africa collection filled with animal prints and checks, to the gorgeous coats that I am going to want to wrap up warm in were on display.

There were lots of trends represented from the punk-influenced tartan and leathers, I really love the tartan dress, to clashing textures and prints from soft fluffy knits and brocades to paisley and polka dot prints, plus the very best of the 90s has been given a modern makeover including cute patchwork denim jackets.

As well as wanting all the oversized coats, the lovely and warm looking orange scarf, the incredible ASOS Africa mash-up dress featuring leopard print and checks, the jewellery and accessories are so strong this season – from gorgeous layered necklaces, to fun numbered hoops and divine colourful bags – especially the orange rucksack.

If the clothing, shoes, bags, and jewellery wasn’t enough – ASOS are expanding into stationery, and with my weakness for notepads, pens and generally anything cute – I want it all!!!

Which pieces from the ASOS AW13 collection are catching your eye? 

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Jewellery & Accessories:

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Stationery:

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For Cat Lovers:

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Aug 19 2013

Shopping Preview: H&M – Autumn 2013 Collection

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I know that the autumn/winter 2013 fashion week’s seem a long time ago, and talking about wintry clothing while the sun is shining does feel like I am jinxing the rest of the summer, but the autumn collections are starting to roll out on the high street so I thought it was about time I shared some of my favourite press days.

First up we have H&M’s autumn collection, the one that split opinions when it was shown as part of Paris Fashion Week in February, but seeing the curated line up close has made me a fan of this mainly black, flirty Boho chic collection. I think that even though most of the pieces are priced more than the normal H&M items, for instance the gorgeous wool skirt below is around the £150 mark, I still think this collection will fly off the shelves.

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There were lots of highlights from the heavy laser-cut wool skirt with an autumnal leaf embroidery design, to gorgeous beaded dresses, fluffy jumpers, thigh-high boots, Baker Boy caps and incredible vintage-inspired accessories.

Granted the collection might be for everyone, I am a fan of the Boho elements, but they aren’t really my style, and I love the flirty beaded dresses, but where would I wear them, but there are pieces that I will certainly be looking for come September including this statement necklace, the jewellery clasp shoes, and the sleeveless coat. I think once you see the collection in person you will be pleasantly surprised not only by the pieces but the quality of the items.

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This sleeveless tailored coat really reminds me of the one that Victoria Beckham was sporting from her own autumn/winter 2013 collection. The only question I have – how and when will I wear this? I was thinking it would look cool layered over straight trousers, and a cute cropped chunky jumper – I just think for this look to work the jacket has to be long and has to be worn open.

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Want to relive or remind yourself of H&M’s runway show in Paris – check out the video below:

Are you looking forward to H&M’s autumn collection dropping into stores? Leave me a comment below with which pieces are your favourites.

[Pics: All by me, Fashionista Barbie, except the runway shots they are courtesy of H&M]

 

Aug 15 2013

Jewellery Loving: Lucy Folk’s Quirky Arm Candy

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I love layering on bracelets to create the perfect arm party, whether it’s stacks of bangles, delicate Astley Clarke bracelets, or colourful friendship bracelets that remind me of the days I spent hours making them with my friends when I was younger.

I was recently introduced to the quirky designs of Australian jewellery designer Lucy Folk, who is known for her fun, culinary-influenced themed pieces that have caught the attention of a number of stylish fashion editors and celebrities.

Since launching her label in 2007, the Melbourne-based designer has created collections inspired by pizza, pasta, spices, and tropical fruit – it seems that all the best meals are worthy of wearing around the neck or wrist.

Her designs have included mushroom earrings, dough rings, an incredible pizza collar, metallic crocheted pineapples, watermelon bracelets complete with pips, and lime sliced cocktail necklaces – all of them look good enough to eat and just checking them out her website made me hungry!

While at a lunch recently at Rainbowwave’s showroom, I checked out her latest collection and fell in love with her unusual and colourful ‘wearable food’ designs, especially the gorgeous taco-adorned friendship bracelets and the stackable multicoloured crochet bracelets.

Seriously what’s not to love – combining fashion with food – that’s like two of my favourite things!!!

Would you wear a taco-adorned friendship bracelet?

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Lucy Folk’s is currently stocked in Harvey Nichols, Matches, and Celestine Eleven in the UK, but you can find her full stock sold through her own website www.lucyfolk.com where there is a set flat rate of $25 AUS for international shipping.

I found a few pieces I loved on Matches website:

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