Please Don't Channel Pocahontas!

May 17, 2021

 
For me nothing makes me think of sunnier days like a little Turquoise (and I need this right now, as it hasn't stopped raining here in the UK; enough to look up how to build an ark!)

Anyway, Turquoise with some gold metal work worn some crisp white linen smacks of classy gorgeousness for me.

That's the thing with Turquoise, you can use it every day with a lovely white t'shirt and jeans, or dress it up in the evening with a gorgeous black number. 

Either way it can look fabulous without looking like Cher in a throwback to the 70's. 

Or maybe that is the look you are channeling, in which case I apologise profusely! 


However, if you don't want to channel Cher or Pocahontas, then I would say, just go for one beautiful, stand-out  statement piece. 

But then, what the hell do I know? LOL


Cuff




Hammered Cuff


Sometimes you might want to wear something more under-stated. But with it's strong colour presence Turquoise can still make a delicate statement.

 Bangles


Pendant here


Someone who really knows how to rock Turquoise is the lovely Tamera Beardsley

I just love how she puts pieces together (see below on her recent trip to Marfa, Texas).

I just wish she would come to the UK to dress me everyday!





Here are some facts about Turquoise you "may" not have known:

i) Turquoise is a powerful stone for protection. It increases inner calmness and eases depression, anxiety and exhaustion

ii) it is the stone that strengthens female energies

iii) it is a stone for friendship and true love (who knew!?)

iv) it's a powerful stone that stimulates intuition

v) it's especially calming if you have to do public speaking

vi) it's a stone that strengthens the immune system.

vii) great for soothing headaches 

viii) when given as a gift it is said to bring prosperity and happiness to the recipient.

ix) it's a  great stone for using when meditating.


So  there you have it! 

A few reasons why Turquoise may become your new plus one this Summer!

I would love to know if  Turquoise is a stone you like or that you may start incorporating in your life/wardrobe in some way.

Until next time. Stay safe Lovelies.

xxxxxx








BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

Mar 4, 2021

If you live in the UK as I do, things are looking a "little" brighter.
I am  trying not to get too excited at this point. 
But I feel ready to escape the grey.


I still can't believe it is nearly a year since this craziness all began.
What a year!
We learnt to Zoom.
We learnt to dress the top half of  our bodies without giving away 
what was really going on under the desk LOL
We put on lipstick.
We ditched the lipstick.
We put on  fancy dresses.
We ditched them for loungewear.
We forgot how to walk in heels (at least I did).
I wore a mask more than I wore a bra!!!

Charm necklaces here


Our bags became like little first-aid kits;
Masks? Check.
Hand sanitiser? Check.
Extra masks because the Hubby will lose or forget his? Check.
Rubber gloves for the supermarket? Check






We finally nailed loungewear without looking like we just rolled
out of bed.
We started to really appreciate the most important professions.....like our hairdresser.

You Tube became my new friend as I tried to trim my own hair before I started to
scare the neighbours small children and pets!

It's been such a rollercoaster. But maybe we are slowly getting
ready for some colour.
Maybe we will re-discover the joy of getting dressed up.


Choker here


Maybe we are starting to think of Spring and pretty pastels.
Maybe we are ready to escape the grey.
Maybe we are looking forward to "real" parties and not Zoom parties
(I am SO over this Zoom malarkey!)
Maybe we are scared to admit we loved lockdown and don't want
to go back to how everything was before.


Earrings here


Maybe we are starting to realise that there's no saving anything for best.
No saving for far-flung adventures or places.
Maybe we've realised that everyday can be our runway (supermarket aisle
if you are that way inclined). 


Maybe we are realising that we should dress in a way that makes us smile every day
Maybe we are daring to dream again.

Maybe we are reminiscing of adventures past.

Maybe we are dreaming of trips to come.
They will come. We just need to remember that.

Maybe we are ready for colour again.

The gorgeous Tamera wearing this ring 


Maybe we are finally on our way out of this very long tunnel.
We don't know exactly when, but hope is keeping us going.

Continue to stay safe.

Van
xxxxx