Lately I have been so overwhelmed with the amount of jewellery I own that I can’t even choose what to wear. Either that or I feel I have nothing in the right colour scheme, which clearly is a crazy thought when you have over 200 pairs of earrings!
So this multicoloured set is perfect as it goes with so many items of clothing. I didn’t even notice at the time that the necklace and ring have completely different colours!
The large pink section on the ring is the only part that sort of is the same as the necklace. I bought these items at Old Navy, Seattle on one of my many many shopping sprees in the US!
It’s hard not to be bias now with my jewellery, but my gorgeous ruby and diamond engagement ring has jumped to the top of the list of most favourite accessory.
It still doesn’t seem real, having a ring on that finger. I often fidget and feel the ring unknowingly, its amazing how perfectly it fits on my hand and I don’t even realise it is there.
The pressure of picking and choosing THE ring is enormous and for the best part of 35 years I’ve hypothesised about ‘what my engagement ring will look like’. Fate would take that decision out of my hands as The Artist would be (one day… he implied) giving me a family heirloom, his grandmother’s ring. Eek! A family heirloom – so romantic!
But what if I don’t like it? What if its not ‘me’? Such pressure.
So I breathed a deep sigh of relief when he opened the box (on one knee of course, on the beach under the moonlight) and I saw the most beautiful and delicate ring. Red! So me. It really couldn’t be any more perfect. I guess it was meant to be!
(I’ll apologise for being so gushy now)
I do like to shop… and I do like to travel, so shopping while travelling is a win win situation for me. Especially when amazing bargains can be found.
The only dilemma is carrying what you buy. My bags get so stuffed it is impossible to carry them! Oh and if you have the unfortunate debacle of having a backpack stolen. True story for another day.
This trip I was savvy and sent a box of shopping home from the US, since I still had to backpack my way around South East Asia.
Here are some of my recent buys!
I have a lot of scarves. Way to many. This one has been on rotation lately. A simple knitted turquoise number with sequins and velvet woven through. What’s not to love?
I bought it in Dingle, Ireland in 2007. It was about 30 euros, which really is expensive for a scarf, but I think it was worth it as I love it so much. Well I do get carried away while shopping when travelling.
It just needs to be a bit longer. You know those scarves that are too long for one loop round your neck, but too short for two? Annoying (first world problems…I know)! Especially those snood things, infinity scarf things, I have one that just won’t go around twice without choking me. But one loop looks like a bib.
And speaking of first world problems, what’s the solution with trying to wear a scarf and a necklace together? My necklaces seem to hibernate in winter as scarves get prime neck real estate…
Is it poor neck etiquette to wear both?
Clearly these are the sorts of questions that keep me up all night.
Outfit One: Art Show Opening Drinks at Danks St Studios.
Outfit Two: Baby Shower
Navy patterned dress with red for football presentation night (discovered sheer bodice section is very see through in photos – oops!)
Pink animal print skirt with yellow accessories for family lunch (discovered this ring can do some damage – to myself and others. The Artist called me a ninja!)
I struggled to find ways to style this skirt, its not very forgiving on flabby stomachs, but the stretchy fabric is oh so comfy.
I must have had a win though as I had 5 separate people compliment me, including my mother – who is usually a harsh critic!
Where: Work, M&Ds for dinner
What: Skirt: K Mart / Cardigan: SES Fashion / Shoes: Spendless Shoes