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It’s Time to Sparkle

Today I have the lovely BooksAndWool joining me to talk about one of the things she loves – a little bit of sparkle.

I must have been a magpie in a previous life, due to my love for all things that glisten. This is especially true at this time of year when shimmer and sparkle are all around and I'm seriously thinking of wearing sunglasses when I venture into the West End of London for fear of being blinded by all the bling which is enveloping our city.

An easier way to satiate this need for sparkle, is with some jewellery pieces which add that pizzazz (I've always wanted to use that word) to any outfit. You can choose from dainty and delicate pieces (my preference) to more Pat Butcher'esque baubles (nothing wrong with that). This is an area which, in my opinion, the high-street does very well, but I've also included some more high-end pieces for a more special treat.

Let’s start with Accessorize and its jewellery offerings: These delicate Pave Oval Earrings would look just as lovely to complement a chic party look, or an otherwise plain work-wear ensemble. An easy semi-personalised gift, is an initial pendant and Accessorize has a nice variety like this. For a more high-end option for rings, earrings and bracelets, Monica Vinader never fails to disappoint. True, it is pricey, but the quality is great and right now there's a generous 30% discount this week in the run-up to Black Friday (yes, there's no escaping it).

Time to Sparkle with BooksAndWool

Back to more affordable gems and ASOS scores highly, as they have such a massive variety, so you're bound to find something you like. They stock Orelia jewellery pieces that are sooo sweet and “barely-there” on the skin.

Catbird is a New York based brand which is stocked on Netaporter.com and is a minimalist jewellery lover’s dream, without the Tiffany price tag. Again, it’s not the most inexpensive brand out there, but their rings and bracelets in particular, are delicate and dainty (just like moi….ok, may be not).

The piece-de-resistance is AndOtherStories: A relatively new store on the high-street (part of the H&M group), that's making waves for all the right reasons. I couldn't help but pick this Stone Strass ring up recently in the blue colour. The picture really doesn't do it justice, so I suggest popping in store if you have a branch near you, plus it’s a reasonable £13.

So, that's it, I can fly back to my metaphorical nest and admire my own jewellery finds at leisure (not that I can really fly of course, or have a nest, but hey).

Magpies rejoice!

Mariam

This article has 14 comments

  1. Samantha Donnelly

    I love all things that sparkle as well, when we were out christmas shopping if my husband took his eyes of me, he would always find me looking at something that sparkled. I love Accessorize and always have a look in there when passing x

  2. Joanna Bayford

    I love a bit of sparkle in the form of jewellery. I mainly go for little delicate pieces although can’t wear much jewellery atm as my toddler likes to pull at them.

  3. Jules furness

    I love ASOS and topshop for jewellery as it’s so affordable for trend items. And Etsy for thoughtful pieces x

  4. Rebecca Smith

    I love a bit of sparkle too! I’d forgotten all about AndOtherStories – it is a fab store.

  5. Rhian Westbury

    Having worked in a jewellers for almost eight years I can fully appreciate anything just a little bit sparkly x

  6. Melanie

    I too love a nice bit of sparkle. I have some lovely gemed bracelets which really shine x

  7. Lynne Harper

    I adore things that sparkle as well. ASOS would be my go-to online shop mainly because it has such a fabulous selection but its also super affordable x

  8. Katrina

    I love a bit of bling and sparkle what girl doesn’t eh

  9. Tanita

    I love accsesorize they do some lovely sparkly bits. I also love browsing Asos too xx

  10. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Great jewellery really adds something to an outfit. I love Accessorize and ASOS for their bits of sparkle!

  11. Nina

    I have been loving using ASOS for jewellery! They have such a huge array of bits and pieces which makes it perfect for finding the perfect thing for a specific occasion.

  12. Natasha

    Oh my this is soooo gorgeous! I love the statement that these pieces make. I’ll be checking out all of their items as I have a special event with the Hubs.

  13. Suzanne Spiegoski

    I stopped wearing jewellery when the kids came along and never really started again, apart from my pandora bracelet. I really should find some statement pieces

  14. Super Busy Mum

    Oooh I am a fan of sparkly things myself – I cannot help myself! Oh, with fairy lights too! lol.

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