My Updated Pandora Jewellery Collection & How I Style My Pieces

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Jewellery is something I’ve really grown to love over the last few years, as my style hs developed and I’ve been able to find more timeless jewellery pieces to pair with my more classic style; and Pandora has been one of my favourite place to get these from. It’s far from the cheapest place to find jewellery, however they offer a good level of quality, and style for the amount of money you’re paying for your pieces. They also regulary bring out new season collections to keep your love for their jewellery going and create beautiful items that you can really customise and make completely personal to you.

So, as I’ve now got quite a substantial collection of their pieces, I thought I would share my collection with you, and my favourite ways to style them up with my wardrobe…

Woven Leather Bracelet | £45

This bracelet out of my whole Pandora collection, is the one I wear the least simply because nowadays I’m just really into more classic jewellery pieces, that I can pair with any outfit and it won’t clash. As this pink woven leather bracelet is a little bit more unique and wouldn’t tie in with every outfit that I wear, however it is a really good casual Pandora bracelet as it’s not super heavy, like all the others can be. It has a round, silver floral clip on which they no longer make, but I love how it ties in with the silver clasp and having the single bead just keeps it looking nice and simple.

How I Style? –  So, my favourite way to style this bracelet up is just with a really casual, everyday look. Maybe a pair of jeans, a graphic or slogan tee, and a pair of converse. Then the bracelet just ties in really well and adds a little bit of casual glamour to your outfit.

Pandora Jewellery 2Silver Cream Flower Enamel Ring & Silver Floral Band

These were the first two rings I ever had from Pandora, and were actually both bought for me as presents. Before I had these, I never really used to like wearing rings because I had always had cheap one’s that felt uncomfortable to wear or were more statement pieces. However, once I added these two to my collection my love for rings began and I’ve loved them ever since.

How I Style? – I love to style these two rings separately, as the thicker floral band ring can’t be stacked and looks much better on it’s own as a single piece. So, I always tend to wear them together and put the thicker banded one on my right middle finger and then the thinner floral enamel one on my left middle finger. Then, I will usually pair my silver heart bangle with them, as its not too over the top and just ties all the silver pieces together nicely.

Sterling Silver Bangle | £55

This bangle has to be my favourite out of all the bracelet’s in my collection, and that’s because it’s so simple and classic, and is also really wearable with so many outfits. I usually hate wearing bangle’s because they always seem to dig in around the bony parts of your wrists and move around a lot; however this one is just a little bit bigger than my wrist and because it has the clasp it makes it so easy to put on and take off. I also love the Pavé Open My Heart Clip that’s on it, because it adds a bit of glamour and sparkle to the piece, but it still looks chic and super feminine.

How I Style? – I would style this up with a more dressy outfit, such as when I go on a night out or for drinks with the girls, or when I go to work and want to add a bit of classic sparkle to my outfit. I think it also looks beautiful paired with my two floral silver rings, and a pair of silver crystal earrings to finish the look off.

FullSizeRenderDazzling Daisy Ring | £55 & Daisy Band Ring | £75 & Classic Band Ring | £100

My three rose gold rings are my favourite items out of my whole collection, because I absolutely love rose gold and think it looks so pretty and feminine; and these rings are no exception.

Again all these rings have been presents and have little stories behind them that make them even more special, such as the thin band daisy ring was bought with money I got from my family for my AS Results. So, I know that whenever I wear it, it reminds me of my achievements and those results. Similarly, the classic band ring, which is the newest addition to my collection and something I can’t stop wearing was bought my mum as a present for my A-Level results, so it will always remind me of the day I got them and how happy I was. As the daisy band ring was an 18th birthday present from my Aunty and Uncle, and something I will always treasure and remember from a special birthday.

How I Style? – My favourite ways to style these rings is to stack the classic band ring with the daisy thin band flower ring on the top, and then also wear the thick daisy band ring on my right middle finger. I don’t always wear all of them, but I usually alternate and wear two at a time, one on either hand. Then I usually pair it with a dainty gold initial bracelet I have as well, to finish the look off.

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet | £55

This is the first ever Pandora jewellery piece I had and will still always be the most classic from the brand, as it’s where they started. Their charm bracelets are still so iconic and I love how you can personalise them and make each individual one to suit you, tell a story and have memories behind each bead. All of mine have been presents, that have bought for me for various different occasions, so they all have a lot of meaning for me. For example, the bracelet, two heart clips, the bow and the two thin crystal beads were all a present from my mum for my 16th birthday, and then I had various beads for my 18th birthday and other special events in between. The only thing I don’t like about these bracelets is that they can get really heavy with all the beads on and then be hard to wear all day.

How I Style? – Generally as this bracelet is so heavy, I usually only wear it for special occasions, such as going out for drinks or on a night out. I never wear this everyday as it’s too bulky and I also don’t want to risk loosing any of the beads, which I actually have done before.

What are some of your favourite pieces from Pandora?

Rachel x

Mothers Day Gift Guide

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‘Inside Vogue’ | Amazon, Daisy Perfume | Marc Jacobs, Candle | L’Occitane, Cleanser and moisturiser | Liz Earle, Beauty Products | L’Occitane, Bracelets | Pandora

Mothers day is only a few weeks away and it gives us all a chance to show just how amazing some of the lovely women in our lives are. It’s not only your mum you can thank, as I also buy presents for both my grandmothers and my aunty’s as well; as they’re all such a huge part of my life. They’re all such strong, independent, hard working women that have moulded me into the woman I am today and are forever in support of what I do. So, I think it’s only right to show them my appreciation during this special day. However, they’re not always easy to buy for, as they all have different taste’s and already have lot’s of things themselves. So, I thought I would compile a little gift guide, with a few present ideas for you this Mothers Day.

There’s one thing that you can never go wrong with buying and giving this mothers day, and that has to be flowers. I don’t know of one woman that doesn’t love a beautiful bunch of flowers and they’re even better when they’re bought buy someone else. They will definitely not last forever, however they will give someone an amazing amount of pleasure whilst they’re alive, and they’re amazing at making your home have that spring vibe. My favourite ones have to be tulips, because I just love the shape and how feminine they.

On the other hand, If your mum is really into beauty and looking after her skin, then why don’t you buy her some gorgeous new beauty products. At the minute, I’m really loving these two lovely products from the skincare brand Liz Earle. Not only is the brand truly British and home-grown right in this country, which is actually really rare nowadays, they also use all naturally active ingredients to make really gentle yet effective, skincare products. I particularly love the cleanse and polish, as you can combine the steps of removing your makeup and washing your face together. It’s also super gentle on your skin, and works really well with my normal to oily skin type; as it does not strip all the moisture from my skin but just lightly cleans and revitalises it.

If all things beauty and skincare isn’t quite down your mum’s street, then a good book might be the answer to all your present problems. This ‘Inside Vogue’ book is the prefect choice for that amazing woman in your life that no only loves a good book, but is also really into the world of Fashion. I absolutely loved every single minute of this diary style book, and getting an insight into what life is truly like to be the editor in chief of vogue magazine. One of the oldest, biggest and most prestigious fashion magazines in the world. This really is a must-read and I’ve written a review all about HERE, if you’re considering buying it for your mum this Mothers Day.

Rachel x

Get Ready With Me | Valentine’s Day

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Whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with a special person in your life or you’re just going out with the girls; getting your outfit right is a priority. I always feel so much more confident and ready for the night, if I love my outfit; so choosing the perfect piece to wear is super important to me. It could be a jumpsuit, playsuit, or a beautiful dress, like one form AX Paris, it’s all about finding that item you love, that fits perfectly and makes you feel camera ready, at any point throughout the night. So, here’s what I would wear for a date this valentine’s day or just a few drinks with the girls.

This beautiful floral A-Line dress from AX Paris is the real star piece of the outfit, and is an item I really love in my wardrobe. It’s such a feminine and pretty dress, which is perfect for those more special evenings out or even a wedding. I’m actually planning to wear to one of my best friends’ wedding, so I know it’s super appropriate for that as well.

The A-line style is really great for my body shape, as it really highlights my small waist and flares out nicely to cover my stomach. It’s the perfect dress style for anyone who is more curvy and who finds that pleats around the waist just don’t do anything for their body shape. As the floral design looks really pretty and adds a more spring/summer vibe to your outfit. It looks effortlessly stylish, chic and the satin style fabric makes it look really expensive and a good quality piece.

To bring the whole outfit together, I paired it with these nude strappy sandals from Next, which are super comfortable and perfect for you to party in all night long. As, this silver clutch bag is a gorgeous addition to any outfit and especially when it’s paired with some lovely silver rings from Pandora. My fragrance of choice for the evening would be Olympea by Paco Rabanne, because I love how empowering and feminine this scent is. It lasts all night and ensures you always smell amazing.

What are you planning to do this Valentine’s Day?

Rachel x

What I’ve Worn | Girls Night Out

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I’m known by all my friends for my Mary Poppins wardrobe and the endless amounts of pieces I pull out from it, to wear to different events. I’m always shopping around and buying new items, that I love, to add to my collection. So, considering this, I thought it was about time I started sharing some more of my outfits in a blog post; showing you my latest outfit combinations and the pieces that I repeatedly love to wear. The series is going to be called  ‘What I’ve Worn’ and will hopefully feature lot’s of different pieces from my wardrobe; from casual everyday outfits, to going out with the girls. I hope you’ll love it, and feel like you have a bit of a better insight into my style and taste…

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This combination was my outfit of choice on Saturday night, when I went out for drinks with one of my really lovely friends. I wanted to look dressed up and ready for night out, but also classy and chic. So, I felt like this sparkly jumpsuit, from Topshop, was the perfect choice. It’s really comfortable, which is an essential when your going to be drinking a lot and probably going to be pretty tipsy. It looks great on and really works with my height ,due to the jumpsuit style elongating my legs; and fact it’s all in one, makes it a really easy piece to just throw on and look instantly glam. The gorgeous silver sparkle, adds another dimension to the look, however I do find myself regularly shedding glitter, wherever I  walk.

To pull the whole outfit together, I went for my lovely black, satin, strappy bow heels from M&S. I’ve already raved about them, over in my 18th birthday Get Ready With Me, but I just have to mention how lovely they look on. They look so glamourous and perfect for any evening out, however they have a really feminine and girly edge to them, which I really love. I also paired the look with my blue ‘en vogue’ clutch bag, from Miss Selfridge, which just screams me and that I actually forgot about until Saturday night. It added a really nice bit of colour to the outfit, and made it pop! The jewellery was my normal rose gold, fossil watch, and I wore my two gorgeous silver Pandora rings, to top the whole look off. I thought the silver ones would look better and tie in nicely with the silver on the jumpsuit, opposed to my rose gold ones; which I’m constantly wearing at the minute.

What key pieces do you love to wear for a night out?

Rachel x