Eternal Collection Aurora Crystal Necklace + Style With a Smile Link Up

Eternal Collection Aurora Crystal Necklace Style With a Smile Link Up

Happy New Year! We made it through the first week of January which is always a dreary time of year for me. The transition from sleeping in and eating with abandon, to getting back to business as usual is quite a gear change – and not one that happens overnight. It’s fair to say that it’s taken a week to regain my equilibrium. From now on we can look forward to more daylight and the shops being full of Easter eggs – it’s happening already!

One thing I am embarking on for 2017 (that definitely doesn’t require deprivation) is a brand new link up!

I don’t really make New Year resolutions for two reasons: mainly because it can set you up for failure if you go off track early on, but also because if it’s important, why wait until the new year? Start when impetus strikes and resolve is strong. January has to be the hardest time to start something that’s going to be a challenge. However, one thing I AM embarking on for 2017 (that definitely doesn’t require deprivation) is a brand new link up! Starting my own blog link up has been on my to-do list for ages, and finally I’ve got my act together. Finding a name wasn’t easy, but as looking good and feeling good go together hand in hand, I decided to call it Style With a Smile. You can add your outfits at the bottom of the post 🙂

I love the elegant design of the Aurora crystal necklace, and how the toggle clasp and heart charms are the focal point.

Now on to what I’m wearing. As unlikely as it may seem, the starting point for this outfit was actually the beautiful crystal necklace from Eternal Collection. You may remember the stunning Akoya pearl necklace that I wore in this post back in October (I’ve worn it lots since then, including on Christmas Day). Well, the lovely team at Eternal have wowed me once again with this elegant Aurora crystal necklace.  It’s in sale at the moment along with many other amazing pieces of jewellery, so if you feel like treating yourself (or someone else) pop over to Eternal for a browse.

The crystals are midnight blue/black with an aurora borealis (AB) coating, which produces an iridescent effect..

I love the elegant design of the Aurora crystal necklace, and how the toggle clasp and heart charms are the focal point. It was only when I came to write this post that I noticed I’d fastened it with the T-bar back to front…and my husband made such an effort to photograph it looking just so! The crystals are midnight blue/black with an aurora borealis (AB) coating, which produces an iridescent effect and looks particularly beautiful when the light catches it.

Eternal Collection Aurora crystal necklace

It would have been easy to just wear the necklace with a black outfit but I was craving something more colourful. Looking through my wardrobe I was drawn to the deep inky tones contrasting with the neutral snake print in this blouse. I think it compliments the necklace well. The Asos mustard trousers provided the punch of colour I needed. They’re surprisingly versatile and I’ve worn them several times before on the blog (with blackpurple and even pink!) The outfit needed another colour accent so I added a burgundy crossbody bag…and has luck would have it, I picked up these shoes in the exact same colour in TKMaxx for £15 a couple of months ago. They are incredibly comfortable with a cushioned insole. The RRP on the label was £110 so I guess I got a good bargain there!

At the last minute I decided to wear the hat, which prompted my daughter to shout from the doorway “You’re a cowgirl mummy, shout YEEHAW, go on DO IT, DO IT!” So, of course I had to do it in order to finish the photos. The  neighbours probably think I’m crazy!

Have you recovered from the festivities? Have you made any resolutions or set yourself any goals for the year ahead? Let me know in the comments…and don’t forget to link up your outfits! 🙂

Asos mustard trousers Mary Portas blouse Eternal Collection crystal necklace

Eternal Collection Aurora crystal necklace Asos mustard trousers Zara hat

Eternal Collection Aurora Crystal Necklace Style With a Smile Link Up

Eternal Collection Aurora crystal necklace Asos mustard trousers Zara hat

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Eternal Collection Aurora Crystal Necklace Style With a Smile Link Up

Eternal Collection Aurora crystal necklace Asos mustard trousers Zara hat

Asos mustard trousers Paul Costelloe burgundy bag

Burgundy Geox shoes Asos mustard trousers

Trousers: Asos (similar)| blouse: Mary Portas (similar save or splurge) | shoes: Geox (similar here and here, and I love the heels on these) | bag: Paul Costelloe (similar)  | hat: Zara (similar)  | necklace*: Eternal Collection


 

* I was gifted the necklace but all my opinions are completely honest and unbiased.

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42 Comments

  1. January 10, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Yeah congretulations on your first linkup! And what a great name for it! I love your outfit, what a fabulous blouse and so perfectly styled with those trousers!

  2. January 10, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Congrats on having your own linkup, Emma! So exciting. Resolutions are tough. A friend told me she prefers to look for inspiration in the world, rather than making resolutions. Her inspirations drive her to do better, be better, and drive her to achieve her personal goals. I love it! So that’s what I’m doing this year.
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you Roxanne! That’s a lovely idea 🙂

  3. January 10, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I love this color combination- this gives me an idea- thank you!!

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you Joi! So glad you linked up your fabulous outfits 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Great minds think alike hey? 😉 Thanks for the RTs 🙂 Looking forward to joining in your link up!

  4. January 10, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I love this outfit! You are so creative with color combinations – very bold! I’m not sure I could pull it off, but you look fabulous! xx

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Tianna! It was one of those times where I just tried something to see if it worked…and to my surprise I liked it 🙂

  5. January 10, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    The necklace is so pretty and sparkly! I love the pieces from Eternal; they have SO MANY THINGS it is hard to choose! xx

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      It is VERY hard to choose – but it’s a nice problem to have 🙂

  6. January 11, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Hi Emma
    I LOVE your pretty delicate necklace from Eternal. With many large jewelry pieces out there, it is nice to also see and own some more delicate styles. Love the irridescent effect too. The top is a great choice and I love the purple, mustard combo with your magenta shoes and bag. I love seeing different color combos on ladies as it is a great inspiration! Haah! What the kids make you do! 🙂 Happy to join in your linkup! congrats
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks Jess! Yes, although I am a huge fan of the statement necklace it is nice to have some classic pieces, and Eternal do those so well. Thank you for linking up 🙂

  7. Andrea Nine
    January 11, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Yay!!! So happy to link up with you beautiful!! That necklace is darling and you shine, so pretty!

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you Andrea! It’s lovely to have you link up 🙂

  8. January 11, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I love your bold colour choices mixed with the animal print!

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • January 13, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you Monica! I have them in four colours 🙂

  9. January 12, 2017 / 11:45 am

    These colors pair so well and the hat is the perfect touch to this outfit!

  10. Amy Arnold
    January 12, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Pretty necklace, and I like your blouse!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. January 13, 2017 / 5:46 am

    I love this color combo! So bright and fun. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks Megan! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  12. January 14, 2017 / 5:48 am

    brilliant color combination and you’ve put together a very striking look. thank you for sharing your style inspirations with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  13. January 14, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Stunning outfit, and Eternal Collection are fab aren’t they, love the necklace x

    • January 22, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks Vicki! Yes Eternal is a treasure trove of stunning pieces 🙂

  14. January 18, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Oh, congrats on the new link-up! I just love the name and will definitely add it to my list.

    Your necklace and shoes are just divine. I like how they compliment your look wonderfully! Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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