In a special, guest post the beautiful Sarah - who runs the online jewellery boutique Temporary:Secretary - gives us a peek into her personal jewellery collection . . .
In the Elle Magazine manifesto, I read that: "We believe clothing without accessories is like a party with no cake." But I don't wear jewellery much (my friends know this so I don't get jewellery for birthdays and Christmases) which may be quite strange to hear seeing as I run an accessories brand as a full time job - but I work all the time and they just get in the way! I do have a lot of jewellery, though. I am a hoarder and this is why my jewellery box is so full. I keep things that are broken, snapped, rusted.
So, here's a snapshot of what is in one of my jewellery boxes. Lots of colours and fun! My mum keeps my expensive stuff for me because I lose things all the time. I have a Gucci watch that my mum bought me for Christmas but I lost it (it's in the house somewhere, I just don't know where!. . . Let's not go there!!!) hence why I now have a bog standard Swatch - which I LOVE! It is my favourite watch.
Not everything in my box is Temporary:Secretary - although I do admit that these days, if I want a new piece of jewellery, I source the things I need and make myself something pretty to wear! I wanted a nice flower garland for my hair a few weeks ago but I couldn't find one that suited me. I found that most were very bright or the flowers too big and it made me feel self conscious, like I couldn't pull it off or it didn't suit me. So I bought some small roses and made my own!
One of my favourite necklaces is my name necklace from Heidi Seeker (pictured below, right). It was a present from them. I used to work there and I have lots of little bits of bobs from my Seekerette days. I miss them, it was a great place to work. I recommend all of their products! It's all so much fun. I also have a black name necklace that Emma (from Kitschtique) made me for Christmas. I love it. It is a bit creepy when you forget you've got a name necklace on and strangers address you by your name! Actually, once, someone called me "Sarnah" because they misread my necklace! That was pretty awkward!"
-- Sarah x --
Lily says:Thank you so much to Sarah for giving us a peek in to her wonderful jewellery collection. Make sure you check out the Temp:Sec blog, which is always full of gorgeous pictures of how Sarah styles her pieces.