Friday, 20 February 2015

"And though she be but little, she is fierce"...

Sometimes you see someone wearing something that makes your head turn. Not because it's glaringly obvious or brash, but because it just catches your eye and is subtlety a bit clever. Now I know I pretty much say big is best in most of my posts, but I'm a big fan of subtle when done right, and this is what I mean...

Saturday, 31 January 2015

The long and short of it

Following on from my last post - a long necklace does wonders for a 5ft 2" gal like me on a frump day. Well I feel like it does anyway - which is all that counts I guess. Someone once told me as long as you feel good you'll exude happiness...

Amanda Fordyce found on

Herve Van Der Straeten necklace

Monday, 12 January 2015


Its frigging cold. When the weather's like this all I want to do is hermit at home in big baggy clothes, only getting up from the couch to eat. The mirror soon reminds me though that all those nights in with take outs and several bottles of wine weren't such a good idea and I really struggle with what to wear for leaving the house. Between tucking my muffin top into my jeans and contouring the shit out of my face to attempt to hide my prosthetic-like double chins, I always reach for the jewellery cabinet for help.

January means big. Big arms, big arse, big jewellery. I might look a bugger, but I feel better when I've got something heavy, bright or bonkers on me and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.

Game of Thrones rings:

Monday, 3 November 2014

Helpful, no?

I don't think there are rules of what to wear and when, but this certainly is helpful!
Found on

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Stealing Summer

We often have Indian Summers here in the North East. September sees much brighter and warmer weather than August and it reminds me that although Summer may technically be over, we can still make the most of the light nights, single layers and our (fake or otherwise) bronzed skin!
My GOD, how good do silver and gold look on tanned skin...take me back to the beach.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

This is a big one...

Well August 2015 turned out to be just about the best month, ever. After months of nervous waiting, Dave and I bought a very own house together. If that wasn't enough to start the 'Jeez this is exciting and scary all at the same time' brain cogs turning, that lovely boy got down on one knee the second we stepped foot over our very own threshold! My first words were, of course, "I'm gonna puke". Seemingly unsatisfied with this, he asked the question again to which I planted a big smacker on him and shouted "Of course!".

Now. I'd always reassured him that should the day come where the mood took him  - we'd go shopping for the ring together. I'm picky. I'm happy with that. He gets sweaty at the just thought of present buying. I'm less happy with that. An engagement ring situation would end badly for both of us if left to him, surely? I'll refer you to a selection of previous 'presents': opaque white nail varnish, a second-hand basket of bath salts, the unauthorised Michael BublĂ© autobiography, and who could forget my 30th birthday when I received an ASOS voucher and a chess board. Case and point.

So, imagine my horror, once having said yes, as he reaches up at me with a ring box. Shit.


Check this out. Dave is the best. And I never doubted him for a second...


The ring is from AC Silver in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. I've admired it for some time now. It's bursting with beautifully unusual vintage and antique jewellery and the staff are truly lovely. If you have a passion for antique jewellery and you're in the North East, it's a must visit.

This French Art Deco style ring has been crafted in 18 carat yellow gold with a platinum setting. The feature emerald cut diamond is collet set to the centre of the design and flanked with two brilliant round cut diamonds, also colet set in platinum. The subtly elevated ring shoulders blend seamlessly with the plain 18ct yellow gold, hallmarked ring shank. The French owl hallmark (indicating a combination of gold and platinum) struck to the exterior of the ring shank is very clear.

In short - it's an absolute BEAUT and I love, love, love it. I really couldn't have chosen better myself.

Note to self: you can never berate Dave again for being terrible at buying presents. Now what to buy him for his birthday tomorrow...?!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Zoe Alexander UK

Created by Steve and Adriana Walkington, Zoe Alexander also designs fabulous maternity clothes. Be sure a to make a visit to their site, because there's loads to look at - the jewellery is a collection of unique quality gemstones set in 925 sterling silver and bronze, finished exquisitely plated with 22ct gold. From amethyst to zirconium hand selected from all over the world, there are loads of choices to embellish any outfit.