When it comes to jewellery, I know what I like. There is no formula; I am somehow drawn to the simplicity of a quirky charm or the intricate detail found in a laser-cut piece. Over the past few years, I've learnt to express myself more with accessories (similar to the shoe obsession I mentioned earlier this week) and now I feel pretty under-dressed without something adorning my neck, ears and fingers. I now use my jewellery to add a playful element to what I'm wearing, favouring animals, symbols and unusual designs, the more random, the better. It's pretty hard to intimidate people when you have a pineapple around your neck and my necklaces can provide the perfect talking point when in an unfamiliar situation. I thought I'd share a few of the pieces I've collected over the years and already I've spotted some themes, no beads to be seen here! Although I can appreciate the more traditional forms of bling, I'm prone to dropping and losing delicate things so I prefer keep my jewellery costume, slightly tarnished and less than £20.
Rings row by row: Forever 21, Me & Zena, V&A, Accessory freaks, Monki, Nelly, Topshop, Claire's Accessories x2, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Astrid & Miyu
Some necklace faves: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Little Nell, Pema Boutique in Brooklyn, Topshop, Me & Zena, Topshop, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Galibardy, Louche
My Tatty Devine Jewellery collection is growing and my two name necklaces break the £20 threshold. Here's hoping I can look after them...
A lovely gift from Miss Fluff, which needs the perfect top to go with it
My new and improved jewellery storage, gotta love Muji
Do we share similar jewellery preferences or are you partial to a more classic piece? I'm not sure whether my tastes will change drastically though I'm starting to find myself tempted by some of the multi-coloured Dannijo pieces and may need to attempt another chain-related DIY. Occasionally I still wear my handmade piece, which was inspired by my New York lifestyle and am slightly disappointed that I never kept it up (I blame the lack of Garment District style resources in London). I recognise it's important to keep evolving and pushing myself in this arena, so I tend to pin any new jewellery finds on Pinterest to mull over (I now realise I need to find some new bracelet inspiration). I'd be interested in finding out about a few more independent brands that you think would suit my developing style; I've recently discovered Verameat and am wishing for a sale!
How has your weekend been? I'm feeling somewhat deflated by the tennis and awful weather (hence the lack of outfit) but hopefully some kind of heatwave will materialise soon!
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