Wednesday, 8 December 2010
really in a cage
Buuffff. You're hearing from me today but after this I think I might have to disappear for a few days. I am in essay purgatory, juggling four at once (three are due after Christmas, but since I'll be away, the research needs to be sorted out). I spend my time either at uni, wishing I was home to work on the essays, or at home, wishing I was at uni to go to the library. Awful.
However, one definite bright point has been the sweet package sent to me by Jazzy Elizabeth of Hivennn. She runs my favourite inspiration blog, and she's just opened an Etsy shop to sell her jewellery, mostly made from semi-precious stones, and I got to be the happy guinea pig! She sent me and amethyst and wood bracelet (above) and a snowflake obsidian ring (below).
I love amethyst but I haven't worn it much in the past since I don't wear much (any) purple and I've been unsure of how to style it. So this bracelet was a bit of a challenge, but a very positive one. It turns out that amethyst goes with lots of things! Here I contrasted it with my favourite comfy orange shirt, which I though warmed up the cool stones a bit, and my surprisingly versatile floral shorts. I liked how the flower pattern mirrored the clusters of stones. With my thickest wool tights added I was ready... to work on my essays. Sigh. The bracelet and ring are definitely coming to Barcelona with me over Christmas; we could all use a bit of sunshine...
Oh, and I got a bit inspired with the cartoonish way these photos turned out. ; )
top: Smart set
jewellery: c/o Hivennn
shoes: Fly London