Hello, everyone, and welcome to my first post of the week!
Well, people who know me well may be rather surprised by parts of today’s post. I have mentioned The Purse Forum on here loads of times, listing the many threads that I follow, mainly centred on scarves. In addition, I am also interested in clothes and jewellery, not necessarily the most fashionable or expensive, but the beautiful and striking pieces. For those, I follow some of the threads about celebrities and “royals”. Now, I am not a monarchist when it comes to our own Royal Family, but I do like to see what some of the women wear.
So, with those points in mind, this image caught my eye last week…
This photo of Catherine is so lovely, but what really got my attention were the gorgeous earrings! Luckily, the clever women on The Purse Forum had identified them. I decided to go to the Chalk Jewellery website straight away…
On arrival, I quickly realised three things: 1) the website was under huge pressure from the large number of visitors doing exactly the same as me, and 2) loads of items were sold out or in other people’s baskets, but 3) the jewellery was definitely affordable for someone like me! What to do?
Well, like any good librarian I know how to search for what I want! I had a look around and found some of the Chalk Jewellery items on a very unexpected website. It turns out that the design of Catherine’s earrings is based on some of the architectural elements of the Royal Opera’s building. Furthermore, some of the jewellery can be found in their shop! Eventually, I chose earrings that were similar but smaller, for, obvious reasons.
Here they are…
The earrings are very cleverly constructed from wood, tiny mirrors and resin and are so light and easy to wear. I tried them on as soon as they arrived and laughed aloud when I realised that the pale green matched one of my newish nightdresses! There are other colourways of these earrings and matching or similar necklaces and bracelets available.
My modelling attempt…
Well, I am a little embarrassed to have put my photo in the same blog post as Catherine and, OK, I know I desperately need a haircut! I am going to try and make an appointment (and keep it). Er….. soon.
Right, I think that is enough for now. Wednesday’s post will be the usual Reading Roundup and I might have another purchase to show you on Friday, all being well.
Love and best wishes,