You know that feeling when an object sticks in your head, and you tell yourself there's no point in buying it, but it never really leaves your mind? That was the story with me and the Jill Stuart 5th Anniversary box! I've loved since I first saw it last year, but first I didn't really own any jewellery and then couldn't rationalize WHY I needed it. Plus, I had a lovely case from Yume that fit all my earrings nicely... and then I began to read more blogs and my jewellery collection suddenly outgrew my storage space!
I made do, keeping things in their original boxes, but after having an awful day at work a couple of weeks ago, AND with it being my birthday, I decided to give in and order the jewellery box I'd been thinking of on-and-off for more than a year... and I'm SO happy with it! I purchased from Gooddealer and everything was wrapped perfectly - styrofoam and bubble wrap with fragile stickers galore - and a tracking number.
As I wanted to show off my shiny new storage, I thought I should show off the shiny things that now live in it. This post for my dear Old Cow who is the reason my collection expanded so quickly AND why I started to wear necklaces :)
It's amazing who you meet through blogging! I can hardly imagine that a year ago I didn't know my dear Yasumi all that well at ALL, and it was only through the prodding of other bloggers that I finally had the courage to comment on the jewellery posts... and then I was lucky enough to finally 'win' one. Let me tell you, it was as satisfying winning an Ebay auction, finally getting my first 'Worship' necklace. I've taken pictures before, but as I received a brand new stand, I thought I'd take new pictures of my necklaces - with my camera, to practice taking super-close-up shots. :D
Next to my collection were the 'Beaux' necklaces. I *LOVE* these. I wear them with party dresses, over sweaters, pretty much any time I can't decide what colour would be best. I love the double strand of crystals and pearls, and the metal bows. These are just so, so classic.
I wear the Gold Beaux more with pink and green dresses since the 'coloured' earrings I do have tend to be gold with pink or green.
I wear the Silver Beaux with purple the most often, but also black (or anything else). It also goes well with all of my white gold hoops. :)
My last necklace - I don't know if has a name, as it was made just for me <3, but I call it Purple Velvet in my head, is my most recent Worship piece and one of the dearest to me. I had it made for a friend's wedding but I've worn it often since then, wearing the dark purple whenever I wear pink or white (or purple) and matching it to my earrings (which are a whole separate post, once I figure out how to photograph them). I love the silver rose, the silver bow, the double strands of beads... this necklace is perfect.
I am so, so fortunate to both have these pieces and to have 'met' the creator behind them. I can't wait to stalk her in person. My favourite thing is to be asked when wearing jewellery is 'where did you get that necklace?' and be able to tell the person asking that I got them from a dear friend... after beating the competition to them. :)