How I Store and Care For My Jewellery Collection

Jewellery is an accessory I’ve really got into over the last few years. I love how it can completely finish an outfit, take it from night to day or just add a bit of personality to a look. The range of jewellery out there is so versatile, and every piece in your collection can be too. You can really tell a story through the jewellery you wear, and personally I love wearing pieces that mean something to me. It could remind me of a special occasion, be bought by someone who is close to me or just be a unique piece I love. I feel like jewellery is just so under estimated, when it comes to an outfit, but I honestly can’t imagine the best outfits, without a touch of jewellery to finish the whole look off. So that’s why I want to share with you how I store, care and style my most treasured jewellery pieces…

My Jewellery Storage and Top Layer

This jewellery box is a new one to my collection, and is actually something I’ve been lusting over for ages. Not because they’re expensive, but it’s just one of those things I’d never got round to sorting out. However, as a treat for myself from myself, this Easter I bought two layers of the Stackers jewellery boxes. 

If you’ve not heard of Stackers, which isn’t that hard as I hadn’t of heard of them until I started working in a department store that sold them. Then they are a storage brand, that focus on providing beautiful pieces to store your most prized pieces in. I think they originally started by making these stackable jewellery boxes, but have branched out to make technology stands, watch and cuff link boxes, jewellery stands and so much more. I would honestly recommend you go and have a look on their website as they’ve got some beautiful pieces that would be perfect as gifts, or to treat yourself to as well. 

How this jewellery box works, is that you buy each layer seperately, and can customise the storage you want, depending on your collection. Normally you would buy a generic jewellery box, with all the storage and sections inside, which may or may not cater to your type of collection. I always found there was nowhere really for necklaces, and I have a lot of expensive necklaces that I want to store properly and look after. So, with these you can choose. The lid has a set layout; with places for your necklaces, rings and bracelets. But you can then buy separate layers which differ in layout, to cater for what jewellery you have. Mine is actually a very similar style underneath, but you can buy ones all dedicated to rings and earrings and deeper ones for watches too. Mine is the largest size, and the lid cost £25. You can then buy seperate layers for £20 each. 

I chose to go for the blush pink design, as not only am I a massive pink fan in general, I just think this shade is so classic and feminine. It would look so beautiful on any dressing table, and go with any bedroom decor. Personally I would love to pair it with a white dressing table and grey interiors, as the two colours would just look so lovely together. 

In the top layer of my box, I like to have the majority of my day to day jewellery in there, which I always reach for. I’m a bit of a creature of habit and tend to wear the same pieces everyday, and then switch them up for special occasions or to pair with a specific outfit. This way I’m able to easily reach the pieces I want to wear, and can also easily put them away at night. As I’m really bad at just taking it all off and leaving it on the side, when I should really just use the same amount of effort and quickly pop them away. It just stops your chain getting tangled and them getting damaged when you’re not wearing them. 

Some of the key pieces I love from this top section is my Tiffany necklace with the rose gold key, the two silver bracelets at the top on right, my Links of London chain bracelet and my Joma thinking of you bracelet. I love stacking these two bracelets and always wear them together on my wrist.  I also love the ring with the three roses, which my aunty bought me and is super special as its supposed to symbolise me, my mum and dad. The ring beside that, which is my favourite from Pandora and kind of looks like to leaves around your finger. It so elegant and feminine and I love to wear those two rings together, one of my left middle finger and one on the right.  The opal ring is also one I chop and change into my looks, as I love how unique it is and it’s also my birthstone, so its supposed to bring you a bit of good luck too. 

The Bottom Layer and Jewellery Care

The second layer of my box has more of my occasion jewellery, and pieces that I don’t wear everyday, such as my Pandora bracelets. I just find they are a little bit to bulky for an everyday wear, and can get quite heavy especially when they have a lot of charms on like mine. 

I have three Pandora bracelets in total and I thought I’d gone through some of the charms I have as well. So, first I’ll talk about my silver bangle, this is the newest to my collection out of them all and one that’s the most simple. Its just a plain silver bangle and has a silver heart clip on, as I wanted something that wouldn’t move around and irritate me. Then, I’ve got the little pink leather bracelet, at the top on the left. This is a softer, more everyday bracelet than the rest and is really comfortable to wear. That also have a silver clip on, but its engraved daisy’s all around it. I will confess I need to wear this more, as I have no wear got the amount of wear out of it as I should have. Finally, I’ve got my classic silver charm bracelet, with a crazy amount of charms on. I actually took some off, as it was getting so full, and popped them on the side for now. On here I’ve got tow silver heart clips to hold the other charms in place, I’ve got two small silver seperaters, a silver open daisy charm, a handbag, a sparkly R, a red love heart glass bead, a guardian angel and 18th charm, a bow and also a big apple from New York. I have an charm that’s got two angel wings, that I also need to pop on to finish the bracelet off. 

In the second section of this layer, I’ve got a few more of my necklaces. As like I love being able to have them on display and be able to see all the different one, so I can choose the right one for my outfit. Necklaces are something I change up quite a lot depending on what I’m wearing, and having them in this storage just really makes me wear them all a lot more. 

In the bottom section, this is a place for earrings or rings, but I decided to put my rings in the top layer and stick to having my earrings in the bottom one. This works so well as I can see each pair and decide which ones I want to wear and what will go with what outfit. My favourites to wear and buy are Pandora, as they are affordable but are also good quality and are so comfortable to wear in your ears, you wouldn’t even known you were wearing them. I have three pairs, and they are the silver knots, the all silver flowers and the silver tear drops too. I’ve also got a small rose gold collection, and do sometimes pair all my rose gold jewellery together. But usually I just like to mix and match my metals, which is mainly silver and rose gold together. 

I find that having the pieces out in the air, or being exposed to the air regularly is the best way to store them, as silver naturally cleans itself in the open air. It’s much better when its being worn, but you do have to be careful with your body lotion and products, as that make it need to be cleaned more regularly, or if you don’t ever take them off. It’s also great to invest in a silver cloth and silver dip, as they can clean anything that’s real silver or gold and can bring it out looking beautiful and clean. The cloth is better for when it just needs a small clean, however the dip is great for a deep clean and keaves it looking so sparkling. You can get them from a jewellers or I know John Lewis definitely stock them too. 

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Life Update: Back To Blogging and What’s Been Happening For The Last 6 Months

The last six months has felt like one big whirlwind in every single part of my life. It feels like I’ve been put on this crazy ride of completely turning my life upside down and trying my best to follow along with it and still be sane at the end of it all. This might sound really confusing if you only follow my blog, and don’t know me personally or on my other social channels. But hopefully this post will clear the fog on it all and explain why I’ve been so quiet on here for the last six months. 

 

University

University has been so crazy from the moment it started. This is my second year and the whole course has really heated up this year, as we’re learning about everything in so much more detail and have got more complex assignments to do. Don’t get me wrong I love my course, but being there five days a week and then working all weekend, wasn’t easy to balance. 

A huge part of my course this year was applying for a placement, so I could do a year in industry before completing my final year. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I first went to the open day. So September, October and November consisted of writing cover letters, doing tests and going to an interview. I was lucky that after applying to a lot of different places, I got offered a place with the first company I applied for. I’m so excited to be joining the TJX family and completing a year in Buying and Merchandising with TKMaxx. 

This is why as it started to get into October, I began to get really quiet on here and all my social platforms, as I was so busy working, going to uni, applying for placements and doing assignments. 

Life

Life, now this is the hardest part to not only write about but also to share. I’ve always kept my blog quite private from the lower points in my life as I like to keep this a really positive and inspiring place, to come and get away from the world for a while. But I feel like now is the right time to share what’s been going on and just make it a lot clearer for all of you. 

Early this year, I lost my Mum. It has to be the hardest and most heart breaking moments of my life. As my dad died five years ago, me and my mum have always been so close, and were not only mother and daughter but also best friends too. We would do so much together and always be each other’s cheer leaders through everything. She always supported me in what ever I chose to do, and always pushed me to work hard and achieve as much as a possibly could. 

These last four months have been the hardest of my life, and I’m not going to make out that loosing anyone is easy, as it really isn’t, and I’m sure so many of you out there have experienced similar things of loosing someone that’s close to you. 

House

If you do follow me on some of my social channels, you will have been seeing loads of house updates, decorating and interior design posts. That’s because along with everything else this year, I’ve also become a home owner, and a dog mum too! It’s crazy to think that I’m really a full blown adult now, and actually have to pay bills and think about washing and putting the bin out. 

However, its not only such an amazing thing for me to have at my age, but also a great project to get my teeth stuck into and investment for the future. So along with my love for fashion and style, I’ll also be taking you on my interior design journey too and all things to do with the house. I’m actually planning to do a brand new office tour post soon, so keep your eye out for that one. 

I’m not sure how you all feel about me sharing bits about adulting, organisation, renovation etc.., but let me know whether that would be something you’d be interested in, as I’ve become a bit of an expert when it comes to all things like that recently. As I’ve had to learn fast and understand how everything works pretty quickly.

Getting Back To Blogging...

Getting back to blogging is something I’ve been wanting to do for so long. I can’t tell you the amount of times that I’ve sat down and tried to write my first post, but it just never seemed to come across right. I’m such a perfectionist that I love the post to not only read well, but also look nice so you can have a bit of variety. However, with this post i was determined to get it written and get me back on the blogging game.  

So, now I’ve finally got this blog post up and got the ball rolling again, I want to create a new schedule so I can keep creating content for you to read and enjoy. It’s crazy how just writing this post is making me feel amazing, as I’ve been blogging for long it feels like a part of me. I have really been missing it lately, so that’s why i’m back, and back for good this time. 

 

There will be a new blog post every Friday and Tuesday evening at 5PM. I’m going to trial this out and see how well the choice of time and day goes, and I might change it round accordingly. As I want the biggest of amount of you to be able to read it as you can. 

The classic categories will be still the main fous of my content, and sharing fashion and style posts over the next few months, focusing on that spring/summer content, holidays, weddings and lot’s of other exciting things that the warmer months bring. I will also be sharing more lifestyle and house posts, which will be randomly thrown in and can be found on my main home page. 

The inspiration page will still continue to look beautiful and be updated at the start of every months about what’s inspiring me. So make sure to check out April’s before it gets changed ready for the May edition. 

I hope that this post has made everything so much clearer and it’s also made me feel so much better to share it all with you. I can’t wait now to move forward with my classic fashion and style related content, but also share some more lifestyle and interior posts too. I’m really enjoying renovating the house and just making my own, so get ready for paint colours, styling tips, and how to make a space your own..