Monday, 30 January 2012

A Week In Jewellery

monday-jewellery
Monday - vintage Coro floral necklace and sterling silver earrings. Shamefully I have owned this necklace for a couple of years now but I've never worn it until this week!
tuesday-jewellery
 Tuesday - 80s vintage silver necklace and earrings - I always feel like a mayor wearing this!
wednesday-jewellery
Wednesday - vintage Whiting and Davis snake necklace - this got the most strange looks of the week but I love it. A plain dress and a statement necklace are such a good lazy outfit choice!
thursday-jewellery
Thursday - vintage Whiting and Davis gold necklace. I stole this off my mum who bought it in the 80s from Rackhams, which was a department store in Birmingham at the time. I think it's House of Fraser now?! I've had it in my room so long though I'm hoping she doesn't want it back!
friday-jewellery
Friday -I was running out of ideas by Friday so I went with a plain black dress, and added these orange coral necklaces and a pair of earrings I bought in Portabello market for a bit of colour.
saturday-jewellery
Saturday - this cuff makes me feel like I'm wearing armour, but unfortunately the metal is quite scratchy on the back, and I remember why I don't usually wear it! I'm wondering about painting the back with nail varnish, or putting some blue tac over the back to make it more wearable maybe?! 
sunday-jewellery
Sunday - an 80s end to the week. I love the combination of gold and silver together, though I know it's a major fashion faux pas! The necklace and earrings are old (vintage?) but the little studs are from H Samuel quite recently, in an attempt to stop my second set of ear piercings closing up, ick!

Last week I challenged myself to wear a different piece of jewellery every day. I have drawers full of beautiful things, and the truth is I'm pretty lazy when it comes to getting ready each morning, so jewellery is always an after thought. More often than not I wear the same combination for weeks, before seeing something new and sparkly in a shop and forgetting about all the lovely pieces I have at home.

It was a great way to force myself to think a bit more about what I wear each morning too, and definitely made getting dressed more exciting. If you are anything like me in being a perpetual hoarder of sparkly things then I challenge you to do the same and wear some of your stockpile of jewellery this week!

25 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I always apprecite a spot of jewellery. I've been wearing my mama's antique cuffs lately. Have a sweet day;-)

Alice said...

I love your collection, it’s great to see some 80s pieces mixed in there and each one so different. My favourite has to be the snake necklace xxx

─░pek said...

Oh, the snake necklace! Divine indeed, loved the earrings as well. Lovely selection xx

Roselie said...

What an awesome idea for a post! I love your jewelry! Happy Monday

A Lauren to Herself said...

Love that snake necklace, so unique! x

Sherin said...

I'm such a jewellery girl. I love wearing new pieces everyday.
All your jewellery is so beautiful. absolutely love that snake necklace! It's so unique.

Peg said...

These are such stunning pieces of jewellery.

Absolutely love the daisy necklace and the statue with the gold necklace on.

Peg x

miss b said...

Lovely collection - I love the 80s vintage silver necklace. I am forever buying jewellery but you've inspired me to wear some of my older pieces more often!
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daisychain said...

I am so bad at remembering to put jewellery on!

EilidhPie said...

Ah, I have a few posts coming up dedicated to my jewllery - I fall into ruts too!
I LOVE the snake necklace, it's awesome! I've seen bracelets, but not necklaces , in the shops and always hesitate over buying them - but I'm on a jewllery buying ban at the moment! Boo! Lol. Xo

Jodie said...

This is the first week in jewellery post I've seen and I love it! I've got a growing obsession with jewellery, much to the despair of my bank balance, so it's so nice to have a look at what everyone else is wearing. A great way to find a bit of inspiration - thanks!

danniekate said...

sweet idea! i love that soft, gold, fabric-like piece. it's so unique! xx

WeShop said...

The silver cuff is gorgeous - hope you can find a way to make it comfier to wear. xx

PinkBow said...

Great idea. I always end up sticking with the same pieces.

Gillian said...

LOVE the snake necklace so much, it's gorgeous!
This is such a good idea, I have so much jewellery but always seem to end up wearing the same things every day. Definitely need to have a sort out and try wearing different things!

Gillian x
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Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

I love the idea of wearing a different piece of jewellery each day. It is so difficult to forget what you have. I love all of your choices especially the coral!

Helen said...

Ooh I love Monday's necklace! I need to wear more jewellery but I wear a lanyard for work that always stops me putting pretty necklaces on in the morning - such a shame.

MJ said...

Jeez, I never wear jewellery. I might have a go this week!

fifth floor apartment said...

ooooh love the ring. i tend to wear the same favorite pieces over and over even though i have tons. i think i'm going to try to follow your lead and fix that.

xo alison

sell precious metals wny said...

I love the Whiting and Davis snake necklace. It looks fabulous and precious all at the same time. I want to wear this necklace wearing a black or red dress. They will surely complement well with the color of that dress.

buy silver coins said...

What I like about silver necklace is the elegance that it gives to the person that wears it. I also love the different designs of necklaces made up of silver. They also fit well with any kind of dress or outfit. I have a collection of silver because I find them very precious.

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Great set of jewelries. They might cost some money, but would definitely be worthy of their price. And I must say how I loved the snake necklace!

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These are beautiful jewelry collections. You should have posted daily pictures with you wearing them too.

Ali Johanson said...

Aw, I am really liking that flowery bracelet. I wish they have that at canadian jewellery. It is simple and it would match my floral designed dress.