Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Crown and Glory Haul

You may have already heard of Crown and Glory, as their beautiful assortment of hair accessories have been gracing the heads of a number of bloggers recently. But for those who have not, Crown and Glory is a line of handmade hair accessories ranging from floral garlands and clips to velvet and suede turbans. It is the brain child of Sophie King, a Photographic Art Graduate on a mission to create a line of hair accessories that would make the wearer feel pampered and unique the second they put them on.

For me, my hair IS my crowning glory, I spend endless amounts of money and time trying to make it into a barnet to be proud of, so I was instantly attracted to Crown and Glory and their wide array of gorgeous accessories.

I purchased a number of items, including two of their glorious garland 'crowns' which are made to measure (you will receive an email asking for your measurement). I was shocked, but very pleased, at how quickly I received the items and was not at all surprised to find they were packaged with as much thought and care put in as the items themselves.

So without further or do... on to the good stuff!

"My Only Sunshine" Floral Crown, £8.00

"Over the Picket Fence" Floral Crown, £10.00

"Purple Rain" Bobby Pin Set, £6.00

"Plum Pudding" Bobby Pin Set, £6.00

"Seven Seas" Bobby Pin Set, £4.00 (On Sale)

I also received a free gift of a keyring/bag charm, which unfortunately my cat has taken a serious liking to and claimed as his own! Must be the birds me thinks!

I absolutely love this line of quirky accessories and if given the chance and the budget, I would buy one of everything. The floral crowns are the perfect addition to summer looks and the bobby pins give an instant update of intrigue and glamour. For the beauty and craftsmanship put into the pieces, they are more than reasonably priced, making them the perfect little indulgence!

So what do you think guys? Are you liking Crown and Glory?


PS. to take a gander at their website, simply click to banner below.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

It's in the bag

I'm totally obsessed with all things neutral toned recently; tan, mink, peach and everything in between! So when I went to pick up a new bag for the summer, I B-lined straight for this beaut.

It's from River Island - my go to shop for accessories. It's made of leather and feels incredible, not like something from the high street at all. The label states it as being "Cream" but it's definitely more of a mink if you ask me.

It has a long leather strap with a gold chain detail that can be adjusted via a buckle on one side.

It's interior, which I lovelovelove, is a blue and silver almost holographic fabric, with a strange print that's somewhere between leopard print and snake skin.

I also picked up a purse in the same sort of colour scheme, only the purse is a slightly cooler stone colour.

It has a coin section, two sections for notes and a very handy twelve card slots! Perfect for me with my accumulation of store cards and loyalty cards.

The bag was £29.99 and the purse £19.99. Absolute bargains when you consider how much they would be for their quality in places like Topshop.

I'm in love