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Travelling with Jewellery

July 2, 2015

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Following on from my post last month on effective packing tips, today’s post comes just at the right time for prime travelling season. If you’ve got a two week holiday booked, or you’ve got some wedding weekends to attend, you’ll likely to be taking a bunch of jewellery with you – we all know how important accessorising is, especially when you’re trying to look your best. I am terrible for either just popping my jewellery into the top compartment of my suitcase or taking a bunch of unnecessary boxes with me for each piece. Both of these techniques are silly when you can make it so much easier for yourself. That’s where The Little Book of Earrings is a saviour to space-conscious, earring obsessives like myself.

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These little life savers come in two different sizes – the little size, which holds 12 of your favourite pairs, or the regular size, which holds 48 pairs. I would be tempted to say that the little one is more suited for weekends away and the larger size would be perfect for a two week break, or even for every day storage. I like to have choice when it comes to accessories, depending on the nature of all my outfits, so I would definitely need to take these along to make sure I felt I was accessorised just right for any given occasion.

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They are also very well made, with plenty of space for each pair and a nice, cushioned backing to protect everything inside. It’s got a secure popper fastening and a gorgeous padded cover, so you know it’s going to be durable whilst doing all that travelling.

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They come in 9 different colours (including my favourite, gold), so they make ideal gifts for all of your favourite people as they can be suited to pretty much any taste and is something a little different for the lady who loves practical as well as pretty things! And you don’t need to worry about space, the little book is barely bigger than my iPhone 6 and the larger one is about the size of a good make up bag, so you can easily fit it in with all your other essentials.

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I can’t wait to take mine to the couple of weekend weddings I have this month and next, as well as my honeymoon in October, where I’ll be looking to take all my favourite pairs of earrings to look at my best!

This post was written in collaboration with Gifts Central. All opinions are my own.

Easter - Gift Ideas

Easter: Alternative Gift Ideas

March 31, 2015

If you’re part of a family who give gifts at Easter, or you just fancy treating your loved ones to gifts that don’t in any way relate to chocolate, then this is the place to be. I’ve collected together a few awesome Easter bits and pieces that have caught my eye and which are just really fun during this season. No, Easter isn’t about giving gifts, but why not share a little something with those you love, if you can spend time with them this weekend or not. It’s just a little bit of fun.

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DIY: Simple Charm Bracelet

March 11, 2015

Simple Charm Bracelet

I’m a firm fan of simple jewellery – in fact, you’ll rarely see me wearing anything but my engagement ring, one extra ring and a pair of stud earrings. I often wear necklaces and a watch on the weekends, but I definitely don’t go overboard, and there’s a lot to be said for an understated look, especially when you’re like me and wear colours and patterns in your clothes. Something delicate can add just a special touch to your whole look, and a little personal piece definitely takes it up a notch. I’ve made a few bracelets over the years – friendship bracelets made of cotton threads or some little clay beads usually – so developing this a bit and trying new things is definitely something I like to give a go.This one is super easy and super purse-friendly, so if you’re looking for an extra gift for someone, then I recommend giving this a go.

Supplies

  • Threading cord – approximately 35cm for each bracelet
  • Charms
  1. Thread your charm onto your threading cord – you can either leave it loose, so it’ll move around, or you can keep it in place with a loose knot. Pass the left end of your thread over the top of the right end, to create one large circle.
  2. Pinch your bracelet where the two threads cross over each other. Create three loops by wrapping the right end of the thread over the rest of the thread three times. Then push the thread from left to right through the middle of the loops you’ve made. This will create a knot once you pull it tightly, which you can now do.
  3. Turn the bracelet over and repeat the same step, so that you now have two knots a short length apart. Pulling and pushing on the loose ends of thread adjusts the size of the bracelet, to allow you to pop it on your wrist and then tighten it to keep it in place.
  4. This is super customisable, so just change the colour of the thread and the charms you pop on depending on the recipient of the bracelet.

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Shopping for Inspiring Quotes

February 25, 2015

I have long been a fan of having inspiring quotes around my home, in all kinds of different forms. From t-shirts and art prints, to cushion covers and greetings cards, I find a lot of encouragement and motivation from an inspiring phrase or quote, and you’ll find my Pinterest boards covered in these kinds of sentiments. If you’ve got someone in your life who needs a pick me up right now, or if you need a push towards a bigger goal, take a look at some of the pieces here and let them inspire you in some little way.

Shopping for Inspiring Quotes

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DIY: Engagement Gloves

February 24, 2015

Engagement Gloves

It’s all very well getting engaged during the Summer (like I did) when your hands are conditioned, your nails are freshly manicured and there are no wooly gloves in sight. But for those ladies who get engaged during the Winter, it’s not so easy, or fun, to make it noticeable that you’re newly engaged, when your hands aren’t necessarily on show. These gloves combat that just perfectly – the most simple of projects, and it makes it abundantly clear to all those around you, that you have a new ring hidden under that toasty layer. These aren’t designed to last you months, just the first couple of weeks, when you want just about everyone you come across to know that you said yes!

Supplies

  • A plain pair of gloves
  • Nail striping tape
  • Decorative jewels, the kind which have adhesive on the back
  1. Grab your gloves, select the right digit and apply a strip of tape around the base, having them meet at the back.
  2. Attach a decorative jewel on the front, right in the centre.

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