Archive for the ‘Necklaces’ Category
Friday, November 14th, 2008
Pearls are always in fashion, and this season is no exception. They go with literally any outfit – from office wear to an LBD to casual day wear. You could spend hundreds of pounds on a string of real pearls, or you could pop to Topshop where you can get this Pearl and Flower Necklace for only £20.
With four rows of pearls and a flower corsage details, this necklace is timeless but still on trend. It would look great with a low neck dress to add subtle detail, or it would stand out over the top of a black garment. Despite the fact that the pearls are plastic, this necklace has a super sophisticated feel, and is definitely a go-to accessory if you’re feeling stuck!
It’s available now from the Topshop website.
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 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.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Junk Jewels is another great small jewellery company that trades online and from Portabello Market in London. Their website is super easy to navigate and has a lovely layout. You can see all their designs in nice big pictures on one page – no need to click to zoom! They’re also fairly inexpensive, ranging from £6 to £12, and postage is free for all UK orders!
The are lots of lovely charms to choose from, from hearts to birds to horses, but my favourite has to be the Embellished Teapot Charm on a gold chain. The splash of colour on it looks great and gives it an antique, vintage feel, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone else with necklace like this! It comes on a short chain for £8, or a long chain for £10.
Head over to Junk Jewels to have a look!
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Urban Outfitters is brilliant for picking up quirky pieces of jewellery that no one else will have. There are a few stores scattered across the country, including their flagship store on Oxford Street, but luckily you can shop online too.
I’m a big fan of antique style jewellery, and Urban Outfitters have got some great pieces. This Pearl Cameo necklace has everything – pearls, a gold chain, and a vintage looking cameo pendant. You’d be hard pressed to realise that it came from a high street store and not your grandmother’s jewellery box!
There are 2 colours to choose from – either a black or peach coloured background on the cameo. Both look great, but the black makes the image stand out more. At £14 this is suprisingly inexpensive for Urban Outfitters, and there are some other bargains to be had in their jewellery range, so have a look.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Tatty Devine is a cult jewellery brand that’s been receiving loads of attention over the summer. Their collections are known for not taking themselves too seriously, and taking inspiration from everyday objects rather than diamonds and pearls. They make jewellery from things no one else would think of, making them completely unique – they rarely follow the current fashion trends. Their A/W 08 collection is no different, as it takes its inspiration from stationery! There’s paper clip earrings, a pencil sharpening necklace and a big gold star brooch.
It’s certainly an unusual collection, but if you’re after something different that no one else has, then look no further.
My favourite is this Big Paper Clip Necklace. It looks just like giant paper clips linked together, and it’s over a metre long, so can be worn loads of different ways. You can have silver paper clips or coloured ones.
It costs £69 and you can buy online or if you’re in London you can visit their stores in Soho or Brick Lane.
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 18th, 2008
If you’re looking for the newest, quirkiest, most cutting edge jewellery, then look no further than Emma Franklin Jewellery. Whilst the metal based, animal inspired pieces won’t be to everyone’s taste, she counts fashionista Alexa Chung amongst her fans.
Inspired by the country and countryside activities, her latest collection features pheasants, birds and stags amongst others, with a charm of the animals head mounted on a ring, badge,necklace or cuff links, and, in an interesting twist, is designed for both men and women to wear.
Most items are available in silver, gold or gun metal, and there’s also an option to have pieces made in solid gold for an increased price. All of her jewellery is made in her studio space in London, and her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire.
This Small Shotgun Chain is one of Emma Franklin’s trademark pieces, and the darker metal looks great offset against the gold chain, and it’s unusual looking without being too outlandish. It costs £125, or £770 for solid gold.
Head over to Emma Franklin’s website to see her full collection and place an order.
Monday, September 15th, 2008
British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood has recently designed a range of jewellery, and if you’re a fan of her work (and let’s face it who isn’t) you’ll want to take a look.
This Heart Pendant sums up the Vivienne Westwood style perfectly. It features the iconic orb motif she made famous, as well as incorporating a heart charm. The cross that attaches the heart to the chain fits in nicely with this season’s goth trend, and the silver crystal detail offsets the red perfectly, making this one eye catching piece of neck candy.
It’s 22 cm long, meaning it won’t dangle down too low so you can wear it with any kind of neckline – a V neck, round neck, even a shirt. There’s also a tiny Vivienne Westwood tag near the clasp to prove it’s the real deal.
The Heart Pendant necklace costs £70, and considering this is a piece of Westwood it’s a pretty reasonable price. Get it from My-Wardrobe.