Posted on December 15, 2016
December’s a perfect time to share an ‘I’m Loving’ post. If you’re needing a little inspiration on the gift front, maybe this will help…
1. First up is a new necklace by Under the Rose.
Under the Rose make bespoke jewellery for men and women (you can find them on Not-on-the-High-Street) and I just love this new silver quote pendant. I wear a necklace most days and like having something unique.
It arrived beautifully and thoughtfully packaged and the quality was just what I’d hoped… (sometimes you’re not sure if it’s going to be as well made as it could be…?).
Things I like include the shape; it’s not quite a perfectly round circle.
The fastening (apologies, I didn’t take a photo of it) is a T bar slotted through a hoop, meaning there’s never a clasp travelling round your neck and ending up next to the pendant; it always stays at the back of the neck!
Finally the text. I think part of my taking so long to decide on what to have engraved was that those words were going to be set in silver loud and proud for all to see. The writing is discreet and delicate, so will only be read by those who look long enough…
2. Second up is a quality Scandi print company, Desenio.
Desenio came recommended by Insta friends – (I love Instagram!). After filling my online basket, I purchased up for the home and am now awaiting another delivery of Christmas presents as a few of the boys in the family have chosen prints for their bedrooms (as has Miss P… shhh!).
There are SO many different types of prints to choose from, I got all my frames from them too, and the great thing is the prints don’t cost the earth so if you want a change a few months down the line, you’ve not wasted a fortune. With them being so reasonably priced, I wondered if they’d be cheap-looking? Not so. The paper is beautifully thick and the quality details in the prints, I couldn’t fault them!
3. Finally, the Star Purse.
Velvet’s quite the fabric at present and though I don’t do trends, when I saw these in the Lake District a few months back, picked up three unable to choose between colours. (There were about 5 other colours also available).
It’s possibly intended to be a make-up bag, and though I didn’t like the beaded attachment on the zip or label on the side, instantly thought they’d also make a great festive clutch if removed.
Having gifted the others this Christmas, I’ve kept the red, chopped off the label on the side and replaced the bead fastening on the zip with a tassle et voila. The bags are around £15 by Lua are still available online if you google.
Ps, the quote on my necklace is a favourite of mine, it reads “At the end of the day it all comes down to love or fear. Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn you away from your playful heart”
Have a very Happy Christmas ~ Olivia
Posted on December 10, 2015
What to buy for the stylishly minded? These three ideas have made their way into my world this past month, here’s the lowdown! ~OX
2. Love, Style, Life is the first book by Garance Doré. A fan of her blog and style; I was eager to get a copy. It didn’t disappoint. The book’s a perfect easy-read that can be dipped into, has great style advice written in Garance’s humorous hand and I finished in three ‘sittings’. This will be finding its way into many a stocking this Christmas I have no doubt – a great gift for around £12.
3. Having worn one pair of earrings pretty much consistently for the past 18 months (yes these ones), I have been on the look out for another pair…something a bit fabulous but not too ‘evening’. There’s many a cuff around at the moment and these I fell in love with. Again from Zara, wait till you see the price…
One ear (shown on the left) has a stud at the bottom with a cuff securing higher up the ear, and the other (on the right) is one of those drop-behind-the-ear jobs.
Aren’t they are just gorgeous and an absolute steal at £9.95!
Have fun shopping… shop local where you can, shop online when you can, don’t stress too much about it and don’t forget to gift yourself something!