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Thursday, 18 April 2019

WEARING DIAMANTÉ WITH A SWEATSHIRT!

My favourite magazine is VOGUE PARIS and it really does influence my style.  I especially look forward to the February and August editions, which always set the mood for the new season ahead. 

The February 2019 issue focused on a theme of gender-fluidity and included a jewellery feature, in which beautiful diamond pieces were shown worn with casual, androgynous clothes - a contrast of masculinity and femininity, elegance and athleisure.  

Elegant pearl and diamond drop earrings with a black bodysuit, diamond brooches on a tailored jacket, a diamond necklace and earcuffs with a black sweatshirt, a gold and diamond signet ring and little diamond earrings with a black t-shirt or black jumper - little unexpected twist is always so chic. As I wear those clothes most of the time, I was keen to give it a try.

So I went to look in my jewellery drawer!  I bought this matching diamanté and pearl necklace and earrings by the costume jewellery firm, Monet,  to wear at a very special family occasion a long, long time ago.


I bought these diamanté ear jackets from Accessorize about two years ago.  The "ear cuff" is attached to a metal piece that sits behind the ear lobe.  




"Lady-like" hairbands are trendy this season, especially at Prada and Miu Miu.  Whilst looking in the drawer, I discovered a pearl hairband with a diamanté bow, which I bought seven years ago at Accessorize.



It's amazing what I've been finding in my wardrobe and chest of drawers lately!



NONE OF THE ABOVE ITEMS WERE GIFTED.

The holiday long weekend is almost here.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

NEW UPDATES TO MY SPRING WARDROBE

You may have read my recent post, "KEY PIECES IN MY WARDROBE - SPRING 2019", where I wrote about "shopping my wardrobe" rather than spending a lot of money on new clothes for Spring.  Here's an easy link to it if you would like to read it:


I must admit that I have now bought a few, carefully chosen, inexpensive pieces just to update my wardrobe.

Inspired by a black, long-sleeved bodysuit with a draped waist in the SAINT LAURENT Spring/Summer 2019 collection, I bought this black crepe blouse from the H&M Divided range.  With long sleeves, a narrow, deep V cut out at the front and draped detail at the waist, I thought it echoed the mood.



The original price was £12.99 but as it was an H&M Club*14% off day, I actually paid £11.17.

Then I saw these "slinky diamante earrings" at Accessorize, which will be perfect worn with the blouse.



Originally priced at £7, I bought them on a 20% off day for £5.60.

Cycling shorts, trendy in the nineties, are back in fashion this season.  They even appeared in the CHANEL Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, worn with CHANEL jackets.  That's good news for those of us who want to wear shorts, but not short shorts!  I bought these black cycling shorts at Primark.  Made in a polyester and elastane material, they have a silky finish.  They come to just above the knee on me, which is perfect because I don't want to display my thighs! Price - £5.



Hairbands have become very fashionable again, including folded scarves tied around the head.  This wrapped and folded scarf/hairband from H&M was designed to be worn either as a hairband or tied around the neck.  Unfolded, it's actually a 53cm x 53cm square scarf, made in a polyester silky material.  The equestrian pattern and the colours (black, gold, pink, brown on a white background) give a look reminiscent to a vintage Hermés scarf! Price - £6.99.



*Joining H&M Club means points on all purchases, offers and discounts and other benefits.

NONE OF THE ITEMS FEATURED IN THIS POST WERE GIFTED.