pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

I’m not always very adventurous with mixing prints but I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m certainly not short of inspiration from my fellow bloggers; it was Jennie’s fabulous mix of prints which gave me the idea of pattern mixing with floral print and spots this week.

The dots are so small that you can only really see them close up, making it a much more versatile print than one with larger dots.

You may remember that I mentioned in last week’s link up post how I bought a bundle of heavily discounted Finery items from Secret Sales – which included these trousers. The cut and fabric are great, just what I expected from Finery. The dots are so small that you can only really see them close up, making it a much more versatile print than one with larger dots. The perforated leather of the sandals mirrors the micro dot print of the trousers, while the chunky heels and contrast velcro ankle straps give the look a more modern edge than classic court shoes. It may be hard to believe, but these vertiginous Jaeger beauties are actually quite comfortable. They hug my feet perfectly, with absolutely no slipping.

To add another modern twist to the outfit I chose a backpack instead of a handbag. This grey faux leather backpack from Ooh Accessories is big enough to carry all of my essentials for work, and is also really useful for days out when I’m doing a lot of walking around. When Isobel was a baby I only ever used a backpack because I needed both hands free at all times. It’s quite liberating to not have to carry a bag on one arm. You can also put more weight in them than crossbody bags without getting a sore shoulder.

The floral print crossover top is quite old now but still one of my favourites. It’s soft and stretchy, and has a very flattering deep V neck and a side tie to accentuate the waist. The pink and red in the print brings just enough colour to the outfit without over complicating it. My beautiful Gardenia Akoya pearl and cubic zirconia necklace from Eternal Collection seems made for this top.

I’ve been featured in IFB’s Links à la Mode!

In other news, my post about finding the perfect pink coat was featured in IFB’s Links à la Mode last week – you can see all the other featured bloggers below. Also, I’m very excited about some upcoming collaborations…so watch this space!

Do you love to mix prints? If so, what’s your favourite combination? Let me know in the comments and share what you’ve been wearing in the link up!

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

Finery trousers | Kaliko top | Ooh Accessories backpack c/o | Jaeger sandals | Eternal Collection necklace | Pia ring | Joe’s sunglasses

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Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace

I can’t remember when my obsession with jewellery started, I think maybe I was born with it. As a little girl I was mesmerised by sparkly necklaces and rings. Over the years I’ve acquired quite a collection, mostly costume jewellery which is fun to wear, but I really treasure the special pieces. This Eternal Collection Akoya pearl and black Cubic Zirconia necklace is one of those pieces. When Eternal invited me to choose an item of jewellery to review I browsed the website for ages, wondering how on earth I was going to choose from so many beautiful pieces. However, after much deliberation I finally decided on the Akoya pearl and cubic zirconia necklace. It will go with so many outfits and I love it’s understated elegance.

Pearls are incredibly flattering to all skin tones and add a touch of sophistication to any outfit.

Pearls are incredibly flattering to all skin tones and add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The single Akoya pearl sits at the centre of the flower, surrounded by jet black Cubic Zirconias. The pendant hangs from a sterling silver diamond cut box chain with a hallmarked lobster clasp fastening. I chose a simple black dress with a deep v-neck to wear with it so I could show it off to full effect.

Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace

The Eternal Collection costume jewellery online store was established in 2007 and is owned and run by husband and wife team, Paul and Pauline Buttress. Paul and his team make about two thirds of the jewellery, while the in-house ranges are complimented with beautiful items sourced from around the world, including a stunning range of Murano glass necklaces and earrings.

The team will adjust lengths of necklaces on request, fit alternative clasps and change types of earring fitments.

The necklace arrived in a beautiful box with a lovely handwritten note. I thought that was a lovely gesture. In fact Eternal have been an absolute delight to collaborate with. Pop over to the website and have a browse, I guarantee you’ll love the jewellery! The team will adjust lengths of necklaces on request, fit alternative clasps and change types of earring fitments.

Standard UK delivery is only £2.50, which I think is very reasonable. You could start your Christmas shopping early!

Do you love to wear pearls too? Let me know in the comments!

Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace

Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace

Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace

Eternal Collection Akoya Pearl and Black Cubic Zirconia necklace Ganni dress Carvela silver shoes

Necklace : Eternal | dress: Ganni | shoes: Carvela

 

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