This time of year is perfect for wearing blazers, and my eons-old trusty black blazer will tone down or smarten up all manner of outfits. With my floral neon pink top and some distressed jeans it's a perfect weekend look for the autumn, and the fact that I can still wear open-toe shoes without freezing my tootsies off makes me very happy.
The star of this outfit for me is, however, the fabulous pendant that was kindly gifted to me from Eternal Collection, a family-run company in Scotland that makes exclusive, handmade costume jewellery. They use Murano glass jewellery from Venice (the material used to make my pendant), sterling silver jewellery from Mexico and semi-precious gemstones and pearls. I'm wearing the Grazia black multi Venetian Murano glass pendant, and I love the fact that each one is unique... the patterns made in the glass by the gold, black and silver swirls is beautiful (see the close-ups below).
I think the black blazer and the neon pink gives it the perfect "frame" to really shine - I find that wearing the right necklines and colours are important to show off a necklace (and can be tricky to get right). The wrong neckline or fabric can ruin a beautiful piece of jewellery, so I find I often wear a particular necklace (especially if it's a statement piece) with the same items of clothing each time. From these pictures I can see that this pendant needs a light or bright colour and a high neckline, so I'll be sticking with that formula in future when I wear it.
Do you find that you often wear the same pieces of jewellery with certain outfits? How do you know if it's working - are you like me and see from photos that you're onto a winner? Do share in the comments!
Below are some of the other pieces that I considered - none of the ones I've featured are over £45 so you can see their prices are incredibly reasonable. With 1,713 earrings, 170 bracelets and 504 necklaces to choose from (plus accessories and clip-on earrings), there is a vast selection to suit all budgets in every colour and material imaginable.
My pendant arrived in the most beautiful gift box, and information on care and authenticity was included as well - if you're thinking about Christmas presents (yes, I said the "C" word) you can't go wrong!
1. Crystal Floral Y-Style Necklace, 2. Feathers Silver Necklace, 3. Brushed Gold and Deep Hematite Necklace, 4. Honey Bee Necklace, 5. Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Silver Bangle, 6. Arc Gold Tone Cuff Bracelet, 7. Brushed Silver and Hematite Stretch Cuff Bracelet, 8. Jet Black and Diamante Silver Tone Drop Earrings
P.S. Eternal Collection also specialise in clip-on earrings and are about to launch a new clip-on earring mechanism that is comfortable, not pinchy. With 2,480 clip-ons currently on the website you've got loads to choose from if you (or a loved one) can't get on with pierced earrings.
Pendant necklace: c/o Eternal Collection, Top: Asos, Jacket: La Redoute, Jeans: Asos, Heels: Faith, Bag: Debenhams
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I have written this post in collaboration with Eternal Collection. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.