Archive for the ‘High Street’ Category
Friday, October 31st, 2008
New Look has certainly been dominating the high street recently, due to their fashion forward, affordable clothes that somehow manage to be suitable for everything – they’ve got a great selection of office wear, as well as casual clothes and some great party dresses. Their accessories are also brilliant, and now you can finally get the full range online.
This cute Headphone Necklace is an example of the kind of quirky products you can hunt out in New Look. The silver stone encrusted pendant is in the style of big, DJ style, old school headphones, and is a great alternative to the usual heart and star pendants that are around at the moment. It’s also available in pink if you really want it to stand out.
At only £5 it’s a definite bargain and you can pick it up online now.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Jewel colours are really popular at the moment, but can be a bit over whelming in an entire outfit, especially if bright colours don’t work well with your complexion.
Never fear though, as Dorothy Perkins have some great bracelets that’ll have you wearing the trend but not looking like a Christmas bauble. Their Jewel Stretch Bracelet is perfect for pinging onto your wrist as a trend inspired accessory. The different colours, shapes and sizes of gems in the bracelet give it a more vintage and unusual feel, and it’s guaranteed to attract attention sparkling away on your wrist.
They’ve also got a similar bracelet that only contains red, pink and purple gems, perfect for creating a colour scheme with your outfit.
The Jewel Stretch Bracelet costs £15 and you can get it online or instore.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
I’m not entirely sure why, but for some reason watch necklaces seem to be hot property right now. Marc Jacobs has just added some to his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, and they’re popping up everywhere on the high street.
Urban Outfitters has this great Horse Watch Necklace that’s a watch with a cover that features two lovely gold horses! It’s on a nice long silver chain, so if you feel the need you can easily do a time check but pressing the button on the top that pops the cover open. Aside from functionality though, this is simply makes a great necklace.
At £22 it’s definitely a lot cheaper than a Marc Jacobs, and you’ll impress everyone but being on the cutting edge of the latest (however bizarre) trends!
You can pick up the Horse Watch Necklace from Urban Outfitters online.
Friday, October 17th, 2008
As we know, the high street is great for getting designer inspired pieces and non-designer prices. I’m always surprised at high street stores jewellery ranges – they just seem to get better and better, despite the fact they’re often tucked away at the back of the shop where no-one can see them!
Debenhams have done a great job of re-creating the costume jewellery trend that’s been parading up and down catwalks this season. This Silver Coloured Crystal Flower Diamant Necklace has definitely got the over-the-top, blinged-up look down pat, but you don’t need to go over the top when it comes to spending. At £10, reduced from £20 it’s a great price for a necklace that’ll add sparkle to any outfit, and keep you firmly up amongst the fashionistas.
You can get it online or instore.
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
Gold is definitely the the colour for jewellery this season, never mind if it’s real gold or just gold plated. This Bird of Paradise necklace from Accessorize combines the gold look with the current trend for big, statement jewellery.
The cut out spread wings design of the pendant looks great without being too heavy or dense, and can be worn with any outfit. With a short 16 inch chain the pendant should lie flat and won’t dangle down and get in your way. The bird design follows on from the animal influence that’s been seen in a lot of jewellery recently, from horse charms to leopard print bangles.
At only £8 it’s definitely a bargain for such an intricate piece, and one that’ll see you all the way through A/W and even into the summer.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
I’ve been avoiding Accessorize for a while, as the prices seemed to be going up and up and the quality was getting worse and worse. But it seems that finally the company have got themselves back on track and reduced those rocketing prices.
This Plain Gold Bangle is only £5 and is great for adding detail to a simple outfit. The faded colour gives it a vintage look, and the embossed design makes it look worth a lot more than £5. If you’re lucky enough to be sporting a summer suntan, the colour of the bangle would offset it perfectly.
Accessorize have also got some great bargains on thinner bangles, you can pick up 12 (almost an entire armful!) for just £4.
Head to your local store or browse online.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
I love vintage looking brooches, and am currently on the look out for a new one to go on my (as yet unpurchased) winter jacket. Last year I had a lovely silver horse, but sadly after several months of wear and tear it’s legs snapped off, so I’m looking for something a bit sturdier.
The Red Herring range at Debenhams has some lovely clothes, and after some research it seems it’s got a great jewellery range too, including some brooches. I’m tempted by the winged horse, but after the demise of last year’s I’m leaning towards this one, a Red Strawberry Brooch. It’s shiny gems and vibrant colour make it unique and eye catching, and it’s definitely unusual. The detailing also makes it seem a lot more expensive than it it, there are black beads for seeds and a jewel detail on the stem gives it a 3D effect.
It costs £8 and you can get from Debenhams online or instore.
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Costume jewellery is the ultimate accessory to have for Autumn/Winter – the rule is the bigger the better – pile on as many necklaces as your neck will take! Create an over-the-top effect with metres of chains, or just go for one huge statement piece. And, according to fashion bible Vogue, it doesn’t matter if your ‘diamonds’ cost £20 or £200. This great ring from Dorothy Perkins combines a statement piece with one of Autumn/Winter’s key trend, a gothic inspired look. And the best part? It costs less than a tenner!
The Gothic Frame Ring is great for accessorizing during the day, or will work really well with a black evening dress. The intricate framing detail makes the ring look a lot more expensive than it is, and the all black effect gives a super classy effect.
Get it now at Dorothy Perkins in store or online for £9.
Friday, August 8th, 2008
Topshop has a great new range of necklaces, covering all of the key trends from bows to tribal to bright colours. Whatever you like wearing round your neck, I can guarantee there’ll be a necklace for you.
Being a fan of horses, I think this Winged Horse Necklace is my favourite. On a simple chain, the small silver horse charm is set off by the diamante detailing on the wings, and it has an antique, vintage feel about it. On a 15″ chain it’s long enough not to get tangled up in collars and necklines, is adjustable by 3″ and will slip on over the head, so no messing about with fiddly clasps. It’s also available with a gold horse charm which makes the silver wings stand out even more. It also faces the opposite way, so you can choose which way you want the horse to gallop.
Get them at Topshop online now or in store.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Sphere shapes are hot at Accessorize at the moment, I have found a whole range of jewellery items in this style that are sure to be hot this summer. First up (left) is a Filigree Ball 925 Silver Necklace (£16), it would really jazz up a simple outfit and would look great on the beach with a bikini! Then we have a Giant Pave Ball Ring (£10), a stunning ring that will get you noticed.
The we have a Filigree Ball Earrings (£8) that are just big enough to add some sparkle but not too overpowering. Lastly we have a Pearl 925 Silver Pendant (£8), simple but stunning.