Staying fashionably safe.

After recently deciding that I desire to purchase my first designer handbag by the end of the year, I got to thinking about insurance. Someone close to me had their handbag stolen whilst on holiday last summer, and a work colleague lost her purse only last month - theft, loss and even accidental damage can strike at any moment and I don't know about you but I personally could not stand the thought of misplacing half the stuff that's in mine! Insurance is pretty pricey though and seeing as I'll already be spending enough on the *cough* Louis Vuitton *cough* handbag, I previously doubted I'd be able to afford insurance as well... until I discovered insuremyhandbag.com. They're cheaper than most phone only insurance deals, starting at a mere £3.99 a month (one large starbucks then) so even if you already have that you'll be saving considerably by switching. Their excess is cheaper than the banks at £25 and both high street and designer handbags worth up to £1500 can be insured... so whether you're a gal who travels a lot or simply treasures her every day items as much as I do, then I'd highly recommend popping over to the site and taking a look for yourself.

Remember, it's better to be safe than sorry!


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Tough pastels.


 Primark coat, top and socks
Topshop skirt
Office boots
Pandora tiara ring
Gemporia blue zircon and white topaz ring*

Sometimes, having a blog where I document outfits allows me to look back on ensembles I've put together and consider how I could improve them; for example this here look, when I wear it again I'll add a statement necklace. However, despite the slight accessory-based regret, I am crazy for this coat - it's definitely been one of my biggest savvy finds of the past few months, ringing in at a measly ten pounds (thanks Primark, for always having my back!) To make up for that bargain I went and splurged on a Zara leather jacket yesterday, which my bank account will forgive me for eventually... I hope.

Most worn jewellery.


Avon white and rose gold plated watch
H&M rose gold assorted rings
Gemporia White Topaz and Sterling Silver ring*
Topshop coin necklace and tribal necklace
Celeste Barcelona hamsa hand charm bracelet and necklace
Accessorize assorted charm bracelets*
JJDR designer inspired nail bracelet*

As a child I used to hoard jewellery unnecessarily and yet hardly ever remembered to wear it, so over the past year or so I've tried to cut my stash down and focus on only purchasing sleek, versatile pieces. Don't get me wrong, I still love the odd rainbow gemstone or unnecessarily cheesy charm bracelet, but my current style tends to lend more towards simple midi rings, watches and statement necklaces. Every day favourites include the tiara ring by Pandora, a Cartier-esque rose gold bracelet from JJDR, and also recently a stunning white topaz ring from the lovely folks over at Gemporia. I'm loving the aesthetic of combining rose gold and silver as both suit me more than gold, although in the warmer months I can make an exception for the coin necklace a la Dolce and Gabbana SS14 which I discovered in the topshop sale last year - can you tell I like my jewellery designer inspired? Ebay is a great place to find such items (my basket is already brimming!) and I also plan on treating myself in Tiffany's when I visit New York in July.

What jewellery pieces do you reach for daily?