I got asked recently why I don't wear jewellery. I hadn't really thought about it until somebody commented on it (Thank you for your feedback!) so for this post, I thought I would go with the biggest piece of jewellery in my box!
After all... 'Life is too short to wear boring jewellery!'
When I'm planning an outfit for an occasion, I usually start with my clothes then my hat.
If you've had a chance to look through my Hat Gallery, you will know, I adore lots of detailing on my hats - Feathers, flowers, swirls, pearls, you name it, I love it!
But by the time I have my clothes chosen and hat made, there is very little room left for jewellery. I adore jewellery but sometimes the hat is enough to complete the outfit.
I picked up this embellished neckpiece in Zara about two years ago - It has been missing the last twelve months (Sisters, eh!)
I love the detailing on it (a mixture of pearls and gold beads). It works perfectly with the sweetheart neckline on this jumpsuit - almost looks like an extension of it!
For the hat, I decided to go with a plain black felt beret because the neckpiece is very detailed - These style hats are also the perfect accessory for a Winter coat!
What do you think of jewellery with hats?
Would you agree that plain hats can take detailed jewellery? Extravagant hats need less jewellery?
I guess it's different in each case and of course, there are no rules - It's whatever you feel works best on you!
Hat: Jennifer Wrynne.
Jumpsuit: Miss Selfridge.
Shoes: Black pointy pointy toes, Zara
Make-up: Grainne, Enhance beauticians, Carrick-on-Shannon (Tel: 0719623254)
On a completely separate note, I'm very excited to be going travelling for a few weeks over Christmas (Dec 14th - Jan 14th) with two of my best friends!
I have just updated the 'Contact' section of my website with the dates which I am free for appointments before I go and when I come back.
The lead time for making a bespoke hat is one week.
I will be sure to update my facebook, instagram and twitter during my travels.. It's going to be an exciting Christmas and an even more exciting 2015!
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