As the founder and creative vision behind a jewellery company, I find that people are interested in the jewellery I wear. Where did you get that from? Is a it RockPaperRoses piece? are some of the questions I get asked. I do wear a lot of our jewellery all the time- as I hand picked each design, I totally believe in each piece. But I never limit myself when it comes to styling an outfit. I'm always interested in great jewellery design so I'm always on the lookout for truly unique, fashion-forward jewellery.
It was an aquamarine green and blue enamel flower necklace from Accessorize that started my passion for jewellery and accessorising. It was given to me by some girlfriends as part of my 18th birthday present. I've been a lover and collector of jewellery ever since.
These days my 'second skin jewellery'- the pieces I wear everyday, include my wedding and engagement rings and my rose gold Marc Jacobs watch.
I always add one statement piece to my look. Whether that's an interesting necklace or some on-trend ear crawlers, I always wear one item of jewellery that draws the eye. This summer I've been loving delicate rings- I bought this set from H&M back in April. I often wear a single ring on my index finger as a statement or if I'm feeling adventurous, I add them to both index fingers with my other rings.
Another look I'm loving this season is layering necklaces. I'd tried and failed in the past to get this look right, until I realised it was about creating balance with different shaped-pendants and the right graduations of necklace lengths. So I've been layering the Pandora Floating Locket that my husband got me for my birthday, with the RockPaperRoses Love is The Thing necklace. I love contrasting the round locket with the rectangular pendant- I think it adds interest to a plain summer tee.
As I'm gradually recovering from the oversized earring trend of the last decade, I've tended to only wear tiny studs in my ears. Until ear crawlers happened!
I love that they add interest to a day-time look by peeking discretely out from behind my mid-length hair. They transition nicely to an evening look by adding a statement elsewhere and give a look of understated glam.
Jewellery is about expression- of your personal style, of the season we're in or even your mood that day. Above all have fun with it, experiment, add shapes and different coloured metals. The rules are: it's all about you.
Images by Kate Luscombe Photography. Please do not reproduce any of the photography.