• MISSOMA JEWELLERY HAUL/REVIEW

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    LARGE SILVER HORN NECKLACE
    I really love this piece. This type of necklace seems to be very popular with bloggers at the moment, and though it might be a bit over-saturated right now, I still like the look. My favourite thing about this particular necklace is actually the chain; the little silver balls are subtle but add more texture. It feels sturdy, luxurious and perfectly completes an outfit. This necklace, and the fang one below, are part of the collection designed by the blogger Lucy Williams. I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of her before seeing this jewellery pop up everywhere in the YouTube/blogging world. I must have been living under a rock or something, but now that I know who she is, I’m obsessed. I love her laid back and easy style, and I would highly recommend stalking her blog and Instagram if you haven’t already.

    MINI FANG NECKLACE 
    This is my favourite pieces. It’s very versatile; it’s delicate yet still makes an impact. The only thing I dislike is the clasp. I don’t know if it’s just me but I find it difficult to open it. In spite of that, I’ve worn the necklace with lots of different looks and I think it adds a something to every outfit. I’ve always loved pictures of layered necklaces but I’ve always found it difficult to achieve the look. They look so good on Pinterest but they turn into a weird knotted trying-to-hard mess on me. But I’ve actually been able to layer necklaces with this one. I do wish it was slightly longer, I know I have a large neck but I can only wear this necklace on the longest length.

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    STAR CHARM NECKLACE AND CITRINE CHARM
    These are the pieces I’ve struggles with the most to wear.  I like the star but… okay this is going to sound ridiculous, but it’s so small and dainty, it makes me feel like I look bigger. Like I think it might be too delicate and dainty for me. Ridiculous, I know. I’m not sure how I feel about wearing the two of them together, which was my original intention. I’ve started putting the citrine charm on another necklace I have and I’ve been enjoying that.  I think I just need to play with them more to figure out the best way to wear them.

    Over all, I was really happy with my purchases.  The pieces are a bit over-priced but I do think I will get the wear out of them! I also have the bracelet that matches the fang necklace; I’ve worn it a lot (not taking it off for showers etc) and it hasn’t tarnished yet, so I am impressed with the quality of Missoma’s jewellery pieces. The website has a nice variety of pieces, though being a silver gal, I wish they had a few more silver options. They have a really great variety of gold pieces though, so if that’s your thing, definitely check them out!

    Jane x

    P.S. If you want to see some more jewellery content, click here to check out my Daisy London jewellery review/haul 🙂

     

     

  • Closer To My Roots

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    My favourite thing about Cleveland is the Metroparks.  I will actually choose the longer route to and from work most days so I can drive through them.  Everything is starting to turn green and bloom at the moment and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  I don’t know why, I’m not a super ‘outdoorsy’  person.  I can’t only handle being in the sun for more than about 2 minutes before I need to crawl into the nearest hole and hibernate. My mum calls me a mushroom because I spend too much time indoors.  The other day, I was at my cousin’s track meet and I had to hide from the sun under an umbrella. Yup, I was that person.

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    But there’s something about the leaves and the branches and that speckled sun light… I grew up going on hikes with my Mum. She grew up in the Dublin mountains and the little cuts she got falling out of those trees turned into scars. She can’t escape it, the rivers and the plants fueled her as a child and shaped her into the adult she is today. She’s a hippie.  Not the tie-dye-wearing, incense-burning wannabe type, it’s just who she is.  Well that particular apple didn’t fall too far from the literal tree. Being surrounded by trees makes me feel at peace and my Mum is probably the reason that I love pretentious quotes like this:

    ‘By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us’ – Robert Macfarlane

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    Anna Saccone-Joly necklace available here!

    So I’ll drive an extra 10 minutes so I can feel modest. So I can feel all warm and fuzzy inside, feel closer to my roots and closer to who I am.