Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Rather Lovely Things

I'm currently dying (slight over reaction) of a stomach bug that has had me confined to my bed and the sofa for the last few days. I've been painfully unproductive. Other than feeling awful and quite sorry for myself, I've filled the rest of the time aimlessly cruised the internet searching for attractive things.

I think sometimes people assume that I won't like other jewellery because I make my own (though it is true that I rarely let myself buy it because of that fact), but I make jewellery because I love it and I have a huge appreciation for other jewellery! How could anyone not desire the pieces above?! (On a side note, how beautifully shot is the Rust jewellery?! I'm very envious.)

My staple pieces of jewellery always used to be earrings, I didn't leave the house without a pair, but I haven't worn any for months, I just haven't been inspired by any that I own. I am, however, completely drawn to the simplicity of the Hex earrings and the triangles. They're subtly statemented and it would appear, exactly what I'm craving in a pair of earrings. I'm debating whether to treat myself to the Hex's for my birthday towards the end of the month, but then I'd probably have quite a hard time not purchasing the matching necklace (I don't think I actually own any matching jewellery?!) and the Vega cuff as well and that would be bad...
1. Roberts Radio 2. Hilary Grant Circle Scarf 3. Frankie Diary 4. Wander Print 5. Luva Huva Cami
6. Menagerie 7. Etienne Bag 8&9 Boot

These are a few of my current wants, if you follow me on pinterest, you'll know there are an alarming number of them. (And that I rarely buy any of them) I really love the large geometric scarves around at the moment. The colour and design of this circle scarf is just perfect. (Any suggestions of where to find others?) I'm still in hibernation mode and would really like a large over-size scarf to cosy up in. I'm one of those awful people who wears a scarf all the time rather than just outside like a normal person. Alas I've missed out on the Frankie diary again (I've entered so many giveaways to try and win one) so I think I'm going to have to get myself a moleskine soon - I'm rubbish as diary management on my phone calendar. I saw this Mischa Barton bag featured as part of a WishWishWish giveaway, and have been a little obsessed with it ever since. I love it's small boxy shape and that's it's called a camera bag - I'm pretty sure my Bronica or digital wouldn't fit, but it would be perfect for carrying around my Holga.

 1. Dress 2. Cardigan 3. Boots

These are a few of my most recent pins - I'm a little obsessed with the cardigan, it's so sweet - though very much out of my price range! Also a friend of mine has just got it in nude - I have such cardigan envy, she also owns this one too. Best cardigan in the world? Most probably.

 1. Scallop Blouse 2. Knit 3. Brooch
I'm very lucky to have a wonderful boyfriend who bought me this amazing brooch for Christmas. If you haven't seen The Gently Unfurling Sneak's website, you definitely should, the brooches are amazing. I'll just have to work on getting the blouse and sweater to wear with it!

Do any of you have pinterest? If you do, please send me links, I'd love to see the exciting treasures you're hording there - plus it will give me something to do while I'm wallowing in self pity and looking a bit gross.


  1. those necklaces are really cute! i love the one with the scissor pendant. ;) i also like that black dress up there. :)

    <3, Mimi

    1. Thanks lady. Rust s one of my favourite online jewellery shops :)

      Louise x

  2. These are rather lovely things! I like your style, and hope you feel better soon.

    Emily x

    1. Thank you! I'm feeling much better now, but it wasn't the most pleasant of weeks.

      They're lovely aren't they? All these people trying to make me part with my money!

      I meant to say, I stumbled onto your website the other day - last time I looked it hadn't been up and work, but it looks brilliant! When I've got some time, I'm definitely going to have to take a trip and come and see Ship Shape.

      Louise x

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  4. Love the little hexagon necklace! It reminds me of a honey comb and I have been completely manic over honey bees this week! Love the radio as well! Such a great collection of wonderful items!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  5. Wow so many adorable things, I would love any of the jewellery! Its all so cute!
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