Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Obsessed With Accessorising

I seem to be on a bit of a shopping kick lately. I've bought new clothes for myself (unheard of), bought things for the house and my latest obsession seem to be accessorising. I have ordered a couple of makeup items but beauty products are playing second fiddle to everything else for a once. In the interests of over-sharing, these are the items that have been filling up my internet cache...

Accessory Lusts

Athena Procopiou Galactica Scarf \\ Net-a-porter \\ £185
10m2 Chunky Bracelet with Three Circle Charms in Hot Pink \\ Orit London \\ £90
Hultquist Double Cord Bracelet \\ Stripes Fashion \\ £19
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Day Yoconda Cuff \\ Stripes Fashion \\ £14
Todo Joia Stripes Cuff \\ Orit London \\ £195
10m2 Double Chunky Tube Bracelet in Black \\ Orit London \\ £80
10m2 Single Ball Bracelet in Taupe \\ Orit London \\ £65

I really like the Day Yoconda Cuff on the bottom right and I found it on sale on both and Stripes Fashion. Unfortunately, both sites charge £5 for p&p. I can't tell you how many times I've shelved a purchase because of £5 postage (I'm looking at you, SpaceNK). Spying Hultquist jewellery on Stripes, reminded me how much I used to covet the 10m2 cord bracelets which lead me to Orit London. I really like all three styles that I've posted here and the hot pink version was Miss MB's personal favourite. In the end, I went for the Double Tube style in black and hopefully it will be with me tomorrow.

I cannot stop thinking about the Athena Procopiou Galactica Scarf, the fact that it takes centre stage probably gave that away! It reminds me a little of the gorgeous Black Milk Galaxy leggings that London MakeUp Girl posted about. £185 is more than I have spent on a single item of clothing, never mind accessory, in a very long time. I think it might be nice enough to justify a bit of girl maths. Price per wear, anyone?!


I realised after I'd assembled the images above, that I had forgotten to include the Blue Leopard Spot Scarf from Scarf Envy. I'm often drawn to animal prints (you've already seen my bag) and I particular like the blue colour in this scarf. Of course, I can't be the only one as this colourway is out of stock.


One of the few beauty items I'm lusting after at the moment is Lancôme Hypnôse Star mascara. It's due for Nationwide release from 15th July but I signed up for the waiting list on Feel Unique and I received an email letting me know I could order from today. I admitted on Twitter that my interest in this mascara has more to do with the inclusion Betty Boop in the adverts, than anything else. Boo boop be doop!!

What are you lusting after at the moment? Are you good at accessorising?


  1. I really like the look of the scarf - I love that whole galaxy imagery. The chunky bracelets also look cool.

    If Betty Boop wasn't in the Lancome advert, I don't think I'd give it much thought but I might take a closer look when released as it's rather cute.

    1. Thanks Meeta, I have a feeling the scarf is not going to leave me alone until I buy it! I love the galaxy imagery too and the colours will work well with many of my outfits. Or so I'm telling myself ;)

      I get on quite well with the Hypnose mascaras and I'm intrigued by the brush shape. I might have to cave on this one too!

  2. Love the Athena Procopiou Galactica Scarf! Bit outside my budget though! Love accessories, they really complete an outfit just like make up I suppose.

    1. It's probably outside of my budget too. I really should buy new glasses before splurging on something like this. is very tempting all the same :D

  3. Oh my just had to exercise extreme self control to stop myself buying about 6 pieces of Hultquist on the Stripes site!

    I totally share your passion for accessories!

    Nic x

    1. I rapidly filled a basket on Stripes too. I liked a number of the Hultquist earrings they had. The scarf is *still* talking to me! x

  4. Gorgeous stuffs! I love accessories but am useless at wearing them, I drape scarves and look like I am mid-escape from a straitjacket and am always worried that with wearing glasses the addition of earrings and necklaces makes me start to look like I have a chandelier instead of a head. Love a good chunky ring though, especially if the nails are in good nick!

    1. I know what you mean about the earrings/glasses issue. I have my ears pierced multiple times but I pretty much gave up wearing earrings (other than for special occasions) once I had to wear glasses all the time. I want to buy some small studs but fear I'll look like I'm still desperately trying to cling on to my student days!

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    1. I keep going back to look and coming up with good reasons to buy it. I have yet to cave though...


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