Wednesday, 8 December 2010

really in a cage

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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. ; )

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shorts: Oysho
top: Smart set
jewellery: c/o Hivennn
shoes: Fly London
tights: Boots

40 comments:

A said...

Best to finish the work first. Blogging can continue. If I don't see you again before Christmas, Merry Christmas !!!. I will be away from blogging from 23 to 3rd Jan.

So Happy New Year too :)))

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the jewelry!!!!
And yea, the classic stuff doesn't really fit with me yet, but pretty soon I'll need it all. I could use the purse, pumps and trench now though ;) Just not the white shirt...haha
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@Closet Fashionista: yeah, I thought after I wrote that that I wouldn't say no to the trench! ; )
@ A: Thank you! But I'm sure I'll be back before Christmas! I have no self control!

Diana said...

ahhh school is such a drag! its such a bummer that school interferes with blogging but i have found that blogging is a great (and productive) form of procrastination! ;) good luck with your work -- i am in the same boat, but it will be over soon!! really awesome photos, they are so fun as always

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CessOviedo said...

Love the black ring! It's beyond great! ...

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Terri said...

The POW photo is my favorite. Your time out fits perfectly with my planned time out. Starting Friday, i will be grading, grading, grading for 7 days straight. Aaaargh.

jadaandjon said...

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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Your RING!!! I'm so in love with that ring!!! :)
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Krystal said...

I just saw some of her new jewelry and they are such great pieces!

Madeline said...

study...I don't envy you! But I do envy your jewellery! really lovely!

Molly said...

Love, love, love.
Love the "cartoony" shots. (esp the Pow one. Dang, girl. You look stunning)
Love the floral shorts.
Love the epic jewelry.

Hope your essays come together!!!
Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

CAITLIN said...

that jewelry is gorgeous. i have such a hard time figuring out how to style statement pieces like that--i'm so much more of a minimalist when it comes to baubles.

good luck with the essays! maybe you'll just have to treat yourself to a pair of expensive booties (or an UO cardigan...) when you finish all of that hard work :)

ana said...

YOur look is great! I love floral skirts in winter very much! And the jewerly!!! the ring is amazing! hope you get everything done with your research!
How's the winter in London???

Raquel said...

These photos are so fun hehe! I really like the ring, though I can't wear rings that aren't made of silver or gold, since every time I do, my fingers get green :|
You talking about you don't wear purple made me remind me I don't wear it (much), although I have a Zara purple dress which I've worn only twice, one of the times was to go to a job interview.

I love your floral shorts, they look amazing with the top and the tights. You look so simple and cute!

Raquel said...

PS: Good luck with all that amount of essay work!

Anna Jane said...

wow wow - i love those shorts! they look awesome with your gray tights. i definitely want a pair, now.

xx http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com/

daisychain said...

I love what your wearing!

Shallow Mallow said...

Looks great and these photos are so fun :)

btw. I got my satchel for about 40 quid. Not cheap but they are selling these for ridiculous money some places. There are three sellers listing tons of these in red, green, blue, brown and black if you do a search on eBay UK for "60s leather vintage satchel" Some patient snipers have bagged these for about 30 quid but I was being way impatient *sigh*

All the best for the essay marathon!

Amber Blue Bird said...

well good luck with your research :) I love the text you added to these photos, very clever and cute

Lisa said...

cute outfit, love the shirt!

Catita said...

Grey tights are the best!
love it
xoxo
CAtita

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

That is some lovely jewelry! I've always been drawn to amethysts and after looking at her Etsy I now have my eye on a few things. Oh, and I agree about her blog. She rounds up some seriously inspiring stuff.

Loving this outfit. In fact, I'd say it's one of my favorites of yours.

Wishing you all the best as you undertake all that researching and essay writing.

P.S. That's bizarre you haven't come across Yorkshire tea yet. Hmm. Well, while we're on the subject at least, have you seen this? http://www.taylorsofharrogate.co.uk/item.asp?itmid=1731 Haha, cute!

Sewon said...

The jewelry is really beautiful!

A Little Brighter said...

Love this! You style the bracelet perfectly and I adore this outfit on you! That colour is one I will never pull off, but I adore it on you!

Ayesha x

SMASH said...

That ring is so great, lord knows I loves me a piece of statement jewelry. I had no idea that she had an etsy store! I'll need to check it out :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Anthea said...

I love that ring! Going to check out the Etsy shop right now. Good luck with the essays! It's been so long since I last wrote an essay but I remember them being a lot of work!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Abi said...

I love the use of stones in jewellery, and these are no exception. Gorgeous pieces. Didn't know Jazzy Elizabeth had an etsy shop. I'll definitely be stopping by.

All the best with those essays. Hope you get it all sorted soon!

Jan said...

Holy freaking cool cocktail ring Batman! Me likey!!

NRIGirl said...

Poor you! This is the one thing I don't miss about my student days...

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

This is a great outfit, I think you did a good job of styling the bracelet! I hear you on the pain of finals, I'm right there with you :o)

Jenny Morris said...

i love the writing on these pictures! you are a really innovative blogger - i like to see all the new things your adding, they are working so well :)

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La Vagabond Dame said...

These photos bring nostalgic feelings. I like it :) great post, sweetie!
stop by sometime, xx natalie
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Gudrun and Iris said...

terrific jewelry and the tights are amazing too!
don't despair over your essays, i vividly remember my tiem at uni - always stressed, cause you knew whenever you had time off that you should actually be doing something :) it gets better - make sure you enjoy though, cause work is not always great fun either (even though money coming in every month is very mcuh appreciated ;))

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eagle-eye-cherry said...

I like the accessories made by Hivennn, maybe in future i will shop from her.

Sands said...

That bracelet and ring are fabulous! And I love your skirt :)

xo
Sands

Ashley said...

oh hey...that ring is awesome! I love the pow! photo :) Looks like you just kicked someone's ass :)

UP WORLD by KC said...

cute look! and awesome ring :)

come here soon :)
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Daniella said...

Nice pictures :)!! love your skirt!!

danniekate said...

i love all the colours here, it's so cute, especially the red top :) great blog! x

Laura Bella said...

nice blog,came to you through hivenn actually!really like the POW picture.am now following :) would love it if you would check my blog out and follow me too :)
Laura Bella
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