I finished off the year writing about local companies, so why not (finally!) begin again on the same topic?
I first discovered Rebekah from Lines and Current on Instagram and hit that moment where you realise you are ‘liking’ a post from six months previous! The main thing that captured my attention was the simplicity of her photos, her jewellery and her style. In the midst of creating an envious world, wanting the designer, the next best thing, always wishing for ‘more’, Rebekah exuded calm, and in her own words her brand has been…
Born out of a love for clean lines with a boho twist, ‘Lines & Current’ is a brand for normal girls who ‘work hard to keep it simple’ so there’s enough time for play & things that matter. It’s about de-cluttering, finding clean lines & pursuing your version of minimalism or simplicity. When this happens it frees up some soul space, we can lean in the unpredictable current of life & follow the creative, generous spirit that prompts us.
I sort of want to steal this as my own ethos!
As the name suggests, her jewellery mixes the straight lines with movement. Having browsed her website on many an occasion I finally had an opportunity to buy. A treat for a friend and one for me.
Rebekah also chooses a charity (this month the Significado Foundation) and donates 10% from each sale to support it and if your sign up to the newsletter, you get to enjoy 10% off too – always giving:) So after dry January, go browse, and write your shopping list for February;)
Last summer I visited the newly opened Dr Martens store in Belfast, only to discover my love for their clothes. While at a recent summer event, I found a new love of the brand in their bags.
Of course, Dr Martens is best known for its footwear, and I saw a few options of shoes I would happily buy for me…
And for my little boy (or if I had a girl?!)…
But on this occasion, I picked up a bag.
As a busy mummy, an over the shoulder bag works best – throw it on, throw a million things inside and go! But I also loved these options…
Now that the summer feels like it’s gone, I’m watching out for their new season coats – that one I saw last year still plays on my mind:( Maybe I’ll just go shopping…
For any regular readers, you will already know that I love local talent. In fact, even from starting wriitng at silverbrogues, local bloggers have been a huge support to me. So when I had the opportunity to take part in Belfast FASHIONWEEK’s Charity Challenge I wanted to use this opportunity to support local designers.
Four designers donated pieces from their current collection to my charity collection. The pieces were then sold off and the money was donated to Cancer Research. Have a look at each designer…
First up, Zoe Boomer. Drawn in initially by her prints and delicate fabrics, one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe is a dress by Zoe – it is my staple piece during the summer with heels or flats. Already supporting The Freedom Campaign, Zoe donated the Freedom vest. I paired it with this season’s pleats and returning cobalt blue. Unfortunately the added Nike New Balance trainers didn’t work on the night but the aim was to create an edgy look, sticking with the season’s trends.
This is another of my favourite’s from Zoe’s collection.
Next up, Sam Mercer. Selling her unique accessories in St George’s Market every weekend, she kindly designed and donated a quirky piece to accentuate the plaid pleat dress.
And to what I want to buy to update my accessories…
Roseanna McReynolds has a collection which epitomises my love of pleats, with each piece managing to look subtle and striking at the same time.
The trend continues at Roseanna’s online store, I love this dress.
Milk & Honey Boutique is a unique find in Fivemiletown. Focusing mainly on bridal accessories, Helen created this piece especially for the catwalk – the polka dot feathers gave the striking look needed against the black t-shirt dress.
And to my perfect piece – I would happily design my whole outfit around this!
Thanks to the local designers for their donations – I’ve added the links to each designer’s website so make sure you head on over to give them a bit of your support!
As the spring begins to show itself, the colours don’t just appear in your garden but also in your wardrobe. Suddenly all the fresh and colourful jewellery that has been hiding itself away, reappears again!
From the Spring/Summer accessories in store…
Argento‘s Spring/Summer launch at Belfast Fashion Week
To the outfit of the day…
Karma Bracelet – a little gift ‘Made in Belfast’ from Argento – similar here
Emily Loves Vintage – similar here
What accessories have you been wearing to brighten up a spring day?
I replied to a comment on a post saying I feel like a broken record. I don’t know what it is this season but I am really disliking the winter. I do normally love to get the layers on and make the most out of the season, but not this year.
So for that reason, when I had a lovely e-mail from Lulu Winter asking if I would like to choose a piece of jewellery to review, I chose this piece. Look at those colours – spring has arrived, on my wrist at least!
I adore stackable bracelets, and I knew this little piece would look great either by itself, or with gold or silver accompaniments. Since it arrived in the post, it has hardly been off my wrist!
The great thing about this piece is that there are so many colours, it pretty much matches everything. And as my current love seems to be mixing prints, the bracelet can bring together any outfit! The German brand Coeur De Lion is best known for this Geo Cube shape and their bold use of colour. But not only is the colour striking, but the mix of materials in the bracelet – the shimmering Polaris, acrylic glass and Swarovski elements, and the stainless steel quality seal add to the beauty of this piece.
Check out the full range of Coeur De Lion on the Lulu Winter website, in fact while you are there, have a look at their unique combination of classic and cutting-edge branded jewellery. I also have my eye on these…