Thursday, 19 February 2015

gold jewellery (and grainy photos!)

 Shirt - 2nd hand
Leggings&Rings in right hand - Primark
Rings in left hand - Topshop
Earrings - Mama's old
Necklace - Gift from my godmother

Firstly, can we talk about how excited I am about being able to plait my hair again? Obviously it's not long enough for proper plaits, but it's getting there. And even that is very exciting news.

Secondly, you know, when you buy something and mentally pair it with something to make an outfit? This shirt is one of those items, and I rarely wear it with something else than these leggings. Pretty sure there's another post from a couple of years ago with me wearing the exact same combination, but never you mind!

Thirdly and lastly, to match the gold tones of the leggings and the golden threads in the shirt, I dug up a few of my gold pieces from the jewellery box. You might've seen the Topshop rings briefly in one of my daily photos, and  really love them. I might have been wearing them all the time, but I mean, you can't really overuse rings, can you? Whereas I've been wearing the rings almost daily, I've also realized I've many things that I love but don't use as much. After I got these earrings from my mum they've been a favourite that I used to wear all the time when I was ~17. Similarly, when I got the little angel necklace, I never took it off my neck for almost two years until the original chain broke. I was ten when that happened and it possibly took me another ten years to replace the chain.. But now I love it just as much and wish I still wore it as much. It's funny how you can have those go-to pieces that are a staple for you for years and then at some point you just change them. Or perhaps replace them. It's not as if I started disliking any of them, I just can't see myself having the same earrings or the same necklace every day right now. The only piece of jewellery that I actually do have on me at all times is the wee silver (ooh, I'm still wearing gold&silver at the same time, controversial!) ring on my right lil' finger. Even that is just something that I've only gotten so used to in five (I think?) years that it'd be strange without it. And it's been on my finger so long now, that if I take it off my finger looks deformed.

Right, cool story Laura. Maybe go get some sleep. (Especially when talking to oneself in the third person..) See you later, lovelies♥!


Amy said...

Oh, I love your outfit and photos! All of your jewelry is gorgeous. And congrats on growing out your hair enough to braid it! I'm kind of going through the same thing with growing out my bangs, by not on the same scale ♥
Amy xx

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Laila said...

Oh my gosh I love that shirt! I have a thing for second hand shirts - about 30% of my wardrobe is shirts/blouses which is an insane amount as I have so few skirts / leggings to pair them with haha. Also love the stories about all your pieces of jewellery! I always have my watch on me - it's gold and a 21st birthday present and I feel completely naked if I forget toput it on. xx

Leah Talks said...

I love your plaited hair! Those rings are so pretty :) xx

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

My hair is getting longer and I am excited as well! High five to us woo!
Gorgeous photos, I love your leggings and that shirt look so comfy xx
Have a great weekend doll!

Lauren Bonheim said...

I love Primark! I just discovered it over here in Spain! Such good finds! I love everything about this outfit and all of the dainty gold jewelry! All beautiful :D

Irene said...

Tosi nättejä kuvia! :-) Mä oon kanssa viime aikoina täysin hurahtanut sormuksiin, ihan arkilookkiinkin kuuluu sormukset joka sormessa :D Mutta niitä ei vaan voi olla liikaa!

Emily @ Ember Grey said...

Such fun photos! Your hair is adorable.

Miranda | Miranda's Notebook said...

Your hair looks so pretty in these pics! I remember when I was growing my hair out and was so excited when I could start to do plaits again too! Love the earrings as well. xxx

Mieke Beelen said...

love your style, I love my old jewelry more then my new ones. It adds history to an outfit. Alss the burgundy lipstick works so well with your look!
x Mieke

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Corinne said...

I love the grainy photos. Also the rings are fab, Laura! Hurrah for being able to plait your hair :)

Corinne x

Eline said...

Your jewelry is so pretty! And the grainy photos fit perfectly with the style of your outfit; it gives it a nice vintage look.
You're totally right that you can't overuse rings haha, i wear my H&M rings all the time!

FloralConstellation said...

gorgeous photos!

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writergem said...

How special that you have bits of mom's and grandma's jewelry to wear; sentimental stuff is the best. Really love those earrings and plaits. Well-styled!

Eatlovemerry said...

Lovely photos! xo

Asahiyama zoo

Lady parisienne said...

Dark lips are amazing on you, and I love all the little accessories!!

Gail J said...

I saw you tagged me on Instagram, and I gotta say that I really LOVE your choice of lipstick colour! So beautiful!

Silvia Negretti said...

Lovely photos, love the retrò vibes!
You look very pretty!

Sara Gerard said...

Beautiful jewelry! I actually need to pick some more up, I lose all of mine. I love the dark lippy too!

Ourdestination said...

love your lips <3

Hena Tayeb said...

very pretty. love all the pretty rings and your hair looks lovely.

Nieszka said...

Hi! Yes I posted :) Sorry, I've been hibernating during this non stop freezing Canadian winter. It just won't leave :( Did I tell you I love the pretty hair in your pic. You inspired me to do this style for work today :) Also, I learned a new word thanks to you: plait. As if that means braid, how cool!

And thanks, yeah I can't wait for the next few weeks to go by. So excited for the road trip!

Laura said...

Amy - ah, thank you, lovely! and good luck with the hair-growing, that can be so annoying as well, haha:-) xx

Laila - 2nd hand shirts are so great! and i feel like i don't have enough skirts/leggings to pair them with either, haha! and thank you, lady:-) the good thing about my ring is that i only take it off when washing my hair so i never really forget to put it back on! xx

Leah Talks - thank you so much, hun! xx

Kelsey & Kenecha - yes, high five! thanks, chick! i do appreciate a good roomy&comfy shirt, haha:-) xx

Lauren Bonheim - i know, you can find some really lovely (and cheap) stuff in primark:-) and thank you, love! x

Irene - kiitos, ihana! ja niinpä, ehkä täytyy kuiten alkaa rajoittamaan sormusten ostoa, haha! :-) xx

Emily - thank you, dear! x

Miranda - thank you, doll! and i know, actually cannot wait to do proper plaits, and get back to doing heidi braids and everything, haha:-) xxx

Mieke Beleen - i love both, but the older ones usually are more meaningful and have more stories related to them:-) and thank you, sweets, i really love the shade! x

Corinne - haha, i suppose it was a happy accident:-) and thank you very much, gal! xx

Eline - thank you, hon! that's so nice to hear:-) rings really do bring one's outfit together and are a good wee accessory to make you look like you've made an effort - just like lipstick! x

FloralConstellation - thanks, pet! x

writergem - sentimental stuff really is the best:-) i do have quite a few things from my mum, and do actually have things from my grandma as well, even though she didn't wear jewellery, haha! thank you, thank you, dove! x

Eatlovemerry - thank you, honey! xx

Lady parisienne - ah, thank you so much, sweetie! so nice of you to say so:-) xx

Gail J - thank you, m'dear! xx

Silvia Negretti - thank you, thank you, girl! xxx

Sara Gerard - uhh, i hate losing jewellery, every time i lose something it's my favourite item and usually it's one earring. never two, haha! thank you, hon! x

Ourdestination - thank you, chicken! x

Hena Tayeb - thank you, hen! x

Nieszka - haha, hopefully spring will start to make its way over there soon! why, thank you, darling! i bet you can make amazing plaits with your hair, cannot wait for mine to get back to that length! and ha, it's a good word:-) hope you'll have the most wonderful time on the road trip, if i don't talk to you before that! xx

Nieszka said...

haha thanks Laura! yeah I hope the nice weather comes soon too. Again, thanks for the good wishes for my trip. I can't wait. Just letting you know I nominated you for a Liebster award. Only do it if you want though. I recognize some people have done it many times. But at least I wanted to let you know I like your blog and staying in touch with your happenings :)

Laura said...

Nieszka - aww, thank you so much, doll! i've done it before, but will probably still answer your questions:-) love posts like that and i'll let you know once i do it! xx

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