Summer is here (although the grey clouds and low temperatures here in England suggest otherwise) which means it’s time to revamp our Winter wardrobes – If you live in most other countries you would’ve done this months ago, but this is the land where Spring and Autumn do not exist; the months simply seem to have no definition. Below are my top picks for Spring and Summer – I am absolutely loving the new collection from & Other Stories, I want every single piece!
Here’s just a few photos that I posted on my Instagram this week… Follow me here @_hannahstocking
So this is what my hands look like today:
I was feeling a bit “ghetto fab” when I got dressed this morning and it reflected on my hands.
Nail polish: Essie – Aruba Blue
Left hand: (1st ring from left): From a market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Topshop
Right hand: (1st ring from left): ring from the market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Claw ring bought for my birthday from Asos
Top nail rings from eBay.
Bracelet from River Island (Alexander McQueen knock-off).
It has to be said, I’ve never really been a fan of New Look. In the small town where I live, the only “good” shop is a teeny tiny New Look and because of that, when I was at school everyone used to wear the same thing. Now I’ve never been one to conform (I cut all my hair off, and I mean ALL of it when I was 9 or 10) and so New Look just never appealed to me. However lo and behold, the tables have turned. I don’t know who is in charge of designing the jewellery at New look at the moment but they’re doing a damn good job of it!
I was browsing Pinterest one day last week, as usual, and I came across this photo:
I thought to myself “Wow! That necklace is to DIE FOR!” Thinking it was going to probably be about a gazillion pounds I repinned it as I do with every other dreamable item I see on there and didn’t think about it any more (for fear of subequently becoming severely depressed at how poor I am). It wasn’t until that evening when I sat down with my mum and showed her it that she said “I saw that in New Look!”. Not believing her, she made me go on the website and look for it and guess what? It was bloody there! And only £20!!! As I scrolled down the pages and pages of jewellery, there was surprisingly, very few (if any) that I DISliked!
So here is my selection of favourites of ethnic/tribal style pieces from New Look’s current season, as you’ll see they’re such affordable yet effective pieces! I’ll DEFINITELY be adding some to my already mountainous collection!
Go to New Look to see their full collection!
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This Vivienne Westwood necklace is probably the answer to everyone’s problems. It’s the answer to world hunger, all recessions and the peacemaker in war-torn countries. Okay well maybe not, but it does solve a lot of my problems. Well at least I think it does. Does it? I don’t know. Look, ALL I KNOW IS THAT THIS NECKLACE IS AMAZING AND I CAN’T HAVE IT BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE AND I WANT TO CRY. Moment over, enjoy this piece of beauty in all it’s emerald glory.
Necklace: £125 Vivienne Westwood S/S2013 collection.
Also available are matching earrings and a bangle, for more info on the ‘Emerald Frames’ collection click here.