26 September 2012

hello holiday

I am spending this week taking advantage of the sun, pool and good food with friends on the lovely island of Mallorca.

We've already had our first celebrity spot, Nicky Clarke, on our first night; yes, his locks were fabulous and I really wanted to ask him for hair tips!

Have also spent a lot of my time covered in sparkly glitter thanks to a new sun lotion I'm trying out: Garnier Golden Touch (recommend but be prepared you'll cover everything around you in glitter too!).

All in all, having a great time and have got in the mood by getting creative with my nails - though funny that what were meant to be "suns shinning in blue skies" are now cute paws :D

Good morning Mallorca!

nails | Essie trophy wife & Barry M 320 Foil
jewellery | alexa gold chain (Regal Rose), black and gold peacock (Myself Forward, Spitalfields Market)

17 September 2012

bangle boost

I've had a pretty low key weekend (very unlike me) as wasn't feeling 100% so I decided to rummage through some hand-me-downs from mum and low and behold discovered these gems!

A little bit in love with what I'm now calling the snake charmer, fits perfectly around my wrist as if it always belonged there, and the other my emerald gem is a beautiful colour. 

I expect you'll see these in many a future outfit posts... thanks maman!

wearing | t-shirt from Uniqlo, limited edition Laura Ashley birds print

Another thing you'll have noticed in the snaps above are that my nails look a little bit crazy. Had some fun building a dotty look for a pop-up theatre "join the dots" detective adventure in Covent Garden on Project X hosted at the London Transport museum. Nothing like spending a Sunday afternoon solving a mystery in style!

nails | Barry M pink flamingo, peach melba & mushroom

Photos thanks to Jamie.

10 September 2012

september sun

So, summer made a quick come back this weekend. Either that or the lovely boy brought the sun over with him from Madrid! Either way, we made the most of it; legs were out, tanning in the garden was a must and lots of delicious summer salads were eaten. More sun please!

jewellery | gold elephant necklace (Accessorize), brown leather black belt (Topshop), bangle (Womad festival)
nail varnish | (Boots) No7 vivid violet

Photos courtesy of the lovely other half  ^.^

7 September 2012

cat and mouse

S P O T L I G H T : T A T T Y D E V I N E

all photos from www.tattydevine.com

I love stumbling into new places as I go about my everyday life. After dance class in Covent Garden over the weekend, I was lured into Tatty Devine a quirky little boutique selling jewellery made from perspex and an assortment of gems. As you walk in, you are hit with the smell of plastic (they make the jewellery as they work!) but this didn't put me off as you are surrounded by some of the most original and fun pieces - statement jewellery with a twist. Moustache rings, dinosaur bones necklaces, spectacles brooches... the list goes on.

I have my eyes (and heart) set on the A/W 2012 caramel leopard collection (above) already... But for now, there's no harm in browsing the sale items!

where to find | 236 Brick Lane (shoreditch), 44 Monmouth Street (covent garden)
where to browse | https://www.tattydevine.com/
where to follow | http://www.tattydevine.com/blog/

2 September 2012

top five: summer twenty-twelve

Given this blog was meant to focus on jewellery, I thought it about time to have an event-free post!

top five will be a monthly post and I am aiming to put up five categories:

1. Most worn: gold hamsa hand ring (Regal Rose)
2. Best find or purchase: gold cat ears ring (Forward Moving)
3. Best everyday: gold skeleton bone ring (Aldo)
4. Best statement: gold aztec style ring (Topshop)
5. Overall month's winner: 2, purely because it's too cute and am really into animal related items at the moment hence all the leopard print and parrots last month!

Photos thanks to Louise.