Saturday, 19 January 2019

Where to: Buy Affordable Jewellery

If you're anything like me, you like your jewellery.
I'm a serial stalker of cool jewellery brand on instagram, getting inspiration and putting together a wish list of all the pieces I would love. Sadly, my budget doesn't stretch to a few £100s per item, so I have to be a bit more savvy with where I find my pieces. In the past I've also liked to swap and change what I wear from time, which doesn't help the ol' bank account.

But recently I've nailed down an edit of rings that I'm happy with. And the majority have come from *drumroll* Accessorize!

I have been on the hunt for a good quality (either gold or sterling silver) jewellery brand for a long time and I cannot fault them! They have two ranges I love - the Sterling Silver range and Z for Accessorize. 

Here's a closer look at what I wear (& where they're from...)

The two rings I wear on my pinky fingers have been ones I've owned for years, so now they'll only fit my pinky fingers! They were both gifts from family and I think were bought at a local independent jewellers.

The Pandora Ring was one I chose as I wanted some simple, stacking rings to add in. (This was also a gift!) I got this a few years ago and I can't find it on the Pandora website anymore so looks like it's been discontinued.

And now for Accessorize... Unfortunately the only one still in stock is the eternity ring, both the signet ring and Labradorite ring are no longer on the website! The new ranges look equally as lovely though, and 99% of the range is below £20!

So there it is, my recommendation for quality jewellery on a budget. Let me know if there are other stores on the high street I'm missing!

Ru x

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Lost Blog Post

Top - Pull & Bear // Jeans - Mom Jeans from Zara // Loafers - Dune // 

Everyone likes a little throwback right? Here's a throwback to NYE - yes, it's taken me nearly 8 months to post this... The photos have been sat on my hard drive since January! 

I bought this beautiful top on beloved Asos over Christmas and wore it out on NYE. I sometimes struggle to know what to wear in the evening - as I've documented lots on here, I'm a fan of a simple outfit (some may say boring, I say fool proof). My back up for a night out is anything black - I feel well within my comfort zone and I think an all black outfit, while not always the most creative, is guaranteed to look cool and I 'm less likely to look back and think "whaaaat was I wearing". Thankfully, 7 months later I still like this outfit!!

This top is one that I think I'll wear lots over next winter for nights out. The detail is so pretty on it, and what's perfect is that it goes perfectly with jeans!! Yay! A little variation on my everyday.  

Looking back on these photos has reminded me how much I like wearing these jeans - but thanks to this flipping heat wave (I do love it really) I haven't worn them in what feels like forever. Anyone else struggle to know what to wear when it's nearly 30 degrees for days on end? If I'm on holiday I have no problems, but now I have to dress for hot weather whilst being smart at work, so the usual cut off shorts and crop top isn't really going to cut it! Please leave recommendations for outfits to cope with this heat. (Now I've written this down we are bound to go back to the usual weather of 20 degrees...)

Anyway - I'm so happy to be back writing on my blog! This time it's GOING TO STICK. If I write it in caps lock it has to happen... The last time I posted, I was determined to keep up my blog - as you can tell that didn't happen! I didn't anticipate how long it would take me to step into a new routine of proper working life. The past few months have been jam packed! Lots has happened, I've had fun times and some more stressful times, but I think I'm now back in a place where I'm in the right space to write a blog and have it back in my life.

So with that said, we'll speak very soon. Ru x