I just love accessories and in my opinion they can simply make an outfit.
Being a total SHOPAHOLIC – there are a few pieces I am never without. Everyone has those ‘reliable accessories’ they always wear and love more than any new one that may come into their wardrobe / jewellery box.
A lot of the items below are good quality and designer. Of course we all have our Penneys necklaces and our bargain buy accessories that we love too, but if there is anything I learned in the last year, it’s to INVEST in good quality accessories, and that way they will last you a lifetime.
Below are the key accessories for me and I wear them nearly everyday!
1. My Mi Moneda Necklace – ** A Statement Neck Piece **
Like most girls out there – I am Mi Moneda (which means ‘my coin’ in spanish) obsessed! First if all, I just love anything ‘medallion’ style and as soon as I saw the Mi Moineda Range launching in 2011 – I wanted one asap.
The fashionable and luxurious brand is inspired by vintage coins and combines high style jewellery with ancient spiritual ideas. The unique interchangeable pendant, designed to change coins, makes it possible to create a personal necklace. With over 250,000 combinations you can create any look with a “flip of a coin. I have three, a sliver one with two coins on it, a rose gold with one coin and a gold with two coins. I am forever wearing mine and they go with almost everything! I got mine from lilywho.ie.
2. My Diamond Ring – ** A Statement Ring**
Of course it’s not a real diamond, although I hope to treat myself to a real one this year after I work my butt off! I have a friend who knows a diamond dealer in Dubai – so I’m thinking about treating myself in the summer. Who know’s, we’ll see how the savings go 😉
I spotted this ring in September and I fell in love with it, it’s a Platinum Plated Silver 2½ Carat Look Ring. I adore the elegant, royal look to this ring and I kind of see it as my good luck charm. I actually thought I lost this ring during my house move in November and thankfully I found it last night – I was delighted! You know that feeling you get when you think you lost something and then you find it unexpectedly? Yeah that feeling ran through me last night and I was over the moon
3. My Louis Vuitton Handbag – ** A Statement Handbag**
This was my first big treat to myself for all my hard work over the summer. As you guys might already know from my previous blog posts – I actually wrote my book during the summer months! And when all you guys were out sunning yourself during that incredibly hot sunny summer we had, most days, I was shacked up with a computer writing, stressing, deleting and rewriting. I handed my manuscript over to my publisher in the Aug/September time and as soon as I did, I headed into Brown Thomas to treat myself to my first ever Louis Vuitton handbag.
I have wanted one for YEARS and as soon as I had the opportunity to buy one, I jumped at it. Of course my mother nearly DIED when I told her the price, but do you know what – I use it every single day! I get so much wear out it, its incredible so I am very happy with that purchase and I use it all of the time.
4. My Guess Watch – ** A Good Quality Watch**
I got this watch about a year ago and I absolutely love it. The reason this watch is so versatile is because it is silver and rose gold – meaning it goes with nearly ever outfit I wear. I love a really big face on a watch and a chunky look too and this watch offers that perfectly! You can see this watch in more detail here.
5. My Chanel Earrings – ** Good Quality Studs**
I was eyeing up these earrings for weeks and I was very lucky to be handed them Christmas day from my lovely boyfriend Dylan. They are so classy and elegant looking, everyone always admires them.
I actually wear them on nights out all of the time now. I was never really one for big dangly earrings anyway – I have always loved studs and now these are perfect for most outfits.
6. My Michael Kors Wallet – ** A Good Quality Wallet**
If there is one thing I always notice – it’s peoples wallet styles. From working in retail for years, I always thought you could judge a persons style pretty well by the type of wallet they have/use. If you think about it, it is one item people see a lot of – you take your wallet out of your bag to pay for items everyday and so it is always on display.
I personally think every girl should invest in a good quality wallet and that way you will be stylish, yet owning a quality piece that will last you awhile. My Michael Kors one is my fav, Dylan actually bought me this for our one year anniversary last year and I love it.
7. My Missoni Glasses
Last year, I noticed my eyes getting very tired very fast while on the computer, a few days later I went for an eye test which you can read all about here.
Turns out, I needed glassed for reading and for when my eyes get tired… I was actually delighted because I wanted to wear the geek style glasses for ages, I just think they’re so trendy! I opted for the Missoni style geek glasses and I wear them everyday while blogging!
8. My Faux Fur Gillet – ** A Staple Gillet**
I bought this Faux Fur Gillet in Vero Moda in October and I have wore it so much!! I wear this gillet over leather jackets, shirts, tee’s and cami tops! This wardrobe item has become a huge staple for me. It instantly jazzes up any outfit and for €50 you cant go wrong
9. My new Suzanne Necklace – **A Personal Touch**
I got my very first CARRIE style necklace yesterday and I adore it.
I was searching online for a pressie for my best friend Sara just before Christmas when I stumbled upon this website MyNameNecklace.ie. I had a look at the different style name pieces and I fell in love with the necklaces and so I decided to buy one for her and one for me – kind of like a friendship chain type thing. The online shop is based in the USA I think and the delivery did take 3 weeks, but it’s so worth it. I will probably never take this off now!
10. My Gucci Bangle – ** A Quality Bangle**
Would you believe, I was actually given this Gucci Bangle as a gift from one of my readers called Kayli at my book signing in Waterford.
Kayli a lovely, timid girl full of smiles came over to my the table I was sitting at to have her booked signed. We had a chat for a few minutes and just before she headed off – she handed me a little gift bag with a pressie in it. First of all, I was shocked and second of all a little embarrassed – I dont expect anything from my readers and to be handed a gift, it was so heart warming and thoughtful. I didn’t really know where to look. Kayli asked me to open it when I got to my hotel that evening and that’s exactly what I did. As I was unwrapping it, I noticed how immaculately wrapped the gift was, I am SHITE at wrapping and so I envy anyone who can wrap like a pro!
When I tore away all the wrapping paper and the gucci brand revealed itself, I couldn’t believe my eyes. When I opened it, I fell head over heels in love with it and I shed a tear or two. Seriously how amazing is it – Kayli you know me so well… I adore bangles and this one now never leaves my wrist! Thank you so much, you are a sweet heart!
Over the course of my signing sessions – a lot of you brought me & coco gifts, cards and treats – thank you all very much! I love you guys! xx
That’s my top 10 accessories list guys – what are your fav’s? Do you have a range of stuff you too wear all of the time?
Let me know in the comments section below!