Back in January my husband treated me to a beautiful gold signet ring for my birthday. I have yet to have it engraved as I wanted to save it and have both Viviennes and Margots initials entwined together on it. So it’ll be heading back to the jewellers shortly for the grand engraving as well as final fitting to make sure it fits perfectly as even in January at seven months pregnant my fingers were a little on the portly.
I don’t know if I was subconsciously swayed into buying a signet ring having seen them across social media but recently I have been seeing them everywhere, and I love it. No longer the choice of the pinky-set these rings look seriously cool adorning any finger. With their androgynous style they actually work amazingly with more delicate rings and set-off a brilliant-cut diamond engagement ring perfectly.
As well as the beautiful design from my husband which is solid gold I’ve since treated myself to another signet ring – this ones gold plated from Posh Totty (one of my favourites- find it here) and I have linked it below along with a few other designs – some from just £12.
Sale alert! Black Friday is tomorrow – this means mega discounts on all those things you’ve been coveting for months – and all those things you didn’t even know that you needed. Its also the perfect time to buy your Christmas presents – if you’re that organised.
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No matter how my life has changed, challenges and wins, twists and turns, marriage and mortgage, baby and toddler… I have always been so lucky to have the best girl friends in my life. Some have been in my life since I was just four years old, some from school, university and NCT. My special ladies I am so proud to call my best friends. Tonights Sunday inspo post is dedicated to those special bonds we all have with our friends… the girls that know everything about us, good and bad, that laugh and cry with us and accept the weirdness with the loveliness. If you haven’t reached out to them in a while make this week the perfect time to send a text, make a call or knock on their door and say hello… life can get so busy but those relationships are gold dust.
I think my absolute favourite thing about London fashion week is the street style, more so than the shows… I just love a good bit of people watching. Getting to your seat that little bit earlier and watching as the fashion-set arrive, taking in their amazing and carefully thought-out outfits. Watching those that are so comfortable in their own skin they ooze confidence – and those that look so physically uncomfortable you wonder was it really worth it? And then there are those, and I hope this doesn’t come across in a mean way – but there are those that just look so uncomfortable generally. Like they’re not really happy in what they’ve decided to wear, it’s not really their style and they don’t feel confident, they don’t normally wear heels and now they can’t walk in their skyscraper heels or they’re tugging non-stop at their crazy-short mini skirt. No matter how fabulous their outfits are the uncomfortable-ness just ruins the look.
This is like the extreme version of when you go on a night out not quite happy with your choice of outfit and then spend the whole night not enjoying yourself as you wish you’d listened to your instinct and changed before leaving. Never under-estimate the power of a good outfit on a bad mood – and vice versa unfortunately.
So how to avoid it – know your own style, wear what makes you happy, don’t wear something just because its so ‘this season’ or you feel it’s occasion appropriate even if you don’t really like it… and make like Coco Chanel – before you leave the house take a look in the mirror and remove one item. I wasn’t sure what to wear for my first days of shows and deliberated between a few outfits but my husbands strange facial expressions were making it harder. In the end I went with my uniform of denim and breton and felt instantly happy. My Levi’s denim skirt, tailored blazer and a breton top – add some statement shoes, neck scarf and a Chanel brooch. I did have a hat as well (it was drizzling outside) but took this off before I left.
So today’s Sunday inspo post is about being yourself, being happy and really enjoying fashion for what it is – fun. I have pulled together a round-up of those who had their street style nailed. Those who stuck to their personal style and looked confident and (most of all) comfortable!
Rock t-shirts are having a moment and I am so happy about it. Nothing says rock n roll more than wearing a piece of it. I love how you can throw a band t-shirt on with any old pair of jeans and it instantly creates a cool edgy look. It also has the uncanny power to give a very smart skirt and heels look an updated on-trend sassy look that just shouts confidence. In fact its a pretty perfect buy for right now and will see you through the seasonal changes. Pair with leopard print, denim and leather for the ultimate rock-chick feel.