Don’t you just love buying yourself a treat (or two) on Saturday and then wearing them on Sunday?! That’s exactly what I did today! Yesterday, I went to the McArthurGlen Outlet Village in Ashford and I bought myself a Ralph Lauren silk scarf and two friendship bracelets from Links of London (one of which is actually a watch!)
Ralph Lauren Scarf
When I was browsing the stores at Ashford Designer Outlet, this Ralph Lauren silk square really took my fancy! It is made of 100% silk twill and has hand rolled edges, the print is beautifully designed with an equestrian theme. I love silk squares because they are so chic and easy to wear, I thought this one is special because the print is traditional, but the colours are so vibrant!
Links of London Friendship Bracelets
I have been wanting a Links of London friendship bracelet for a while now, but I never got around to buying myself one. When I found out there was a Links of London store at Ashford Designer Outlet, I figured this was a pretty good opportunity to treat myself! I opted for this cool black and metallic bracelet, as I figured it would go with everything. I think it has a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll feel to it too! As I was leaving the store I spotted a friendship bracelet which was a watch. Or maybe a watch which has a friendship bracelet strap. Either way, I thought it was totally worth having as it is really cool and unusual, as well as being a massive bargain. I thought the two would look cute layered up together.
Swedish Hasbeens Sandals
I love a good pair of clogs and I spotted these beauties as soon as I stepped into the new Swedish Hasbeens store at Boxpark. They have a chunky wood sole with thick black leather uppers and dainty cut out detailing. They are super comfortable and super cool! I figured if I wear them with tights while it’s cold, they would be like slippers by the time it’s Summer!
Where is it all from?
#FWIS is a fun way of taking a photo for social media. It’s kind of a selfie, but it’s looking down. It’s a nice way to capture your clothes, shoes and jewellery. Some people also use it to capture their food or where they are (poolside, park, festival, cafe… you name it!). I’m not so into the selfie phenomenon, instead, I love a flatlay and I love a FWIS shot. I thought it would be a fun way to show off my new Anchor & Crew Jewellery.
Anchor & Crew Jewellery
Anchor & Crew are is a British rope and leather accessory brand that combines Great British naval heritage with great design. Anchor & Crew take inspiration from mechanical and nautical objects, and recreate them into jewellery, using a lot of the functions of the real objects in the jewellery, for instance, the pulley is used to fasten the bracelet.
Masculine / Feminine
So often nautical themed jewellery can look a little cutesy and girly, but Anchor & Crew is different, as it is a unisex brand. The ropes and knots are nice and chunky and the shapes of the anchors, wheels and detailing is strong and simple. I really love the clever use of the anchors, pulleys and knots to fasten the jewellery and the authentic feel of the ropes. Each piece is handmade in the UK and the craftsmanship involved is beautiful. If you follow their instagram account, you can see pictures of pieces being made in their studio which is really interesting.
I love my Anchor & Crew jewellery, which is your favourite piece?
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Sweaty Betty Leggings / Vintage Moschino Trousers
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