I have a small confession to make, I love clothes, and I love new clothes. I have a terrible habit of buying something new whenever I have an occasion coming up instead of re-using what is already in my wardrobe. I made a promise to myself in November that I wouldn’t buy anything new. There were a few reasons for this:
- I’ve almost lost all my baby weight and want to wait until I’ve lost those few extra pounds before buying anything new.
- Whilst I have lost most of the weight I gained having G clothes that haven’t fit me for over a year are now starting to so it feels a little bit like having something new.
- I’m trying to be a bit more selective in what I buy and I wanted some time to figure out what my wardrobe actually needs.
- I’m on maternity leave and there isn’t too much spare money to be spent on clothes!
Okay, I may have cheated once in this. I have a wedding on Saturday and I really did need a new dress to wear and in my defence, I got Next vouchers off my Auntie for my birthday so it didn’t really cost me that much at all. There’s going to be quite a lot of work people at the wedding and considering the last time they saw me I was the size of a small house I wanted to feel a bit more glamourous so I’m not feeling too guilty about the dress (I did also buy a skirt but I’m taking that back, see I can be good!)
Whilst I am on a clothes shopping ban I’ve been trying to think of other ways in which I can update my wardrobe so when the lovely people from Happiness Boutique got in contact to ask if I would like to review a couple of their items I was delighted. When I was younger I used to wear a lot of jewellery (possible too much judging by my gold phase of 18) but over the years I find that other than my wedding and engagement rings I don’t often wear it. I’ve started to wear a few necklaces if I’m going out and really like them so that was the section that I headed towards.
The first thing you notice is just how much choice there is and the second is how reasonable priced it all is. I also had a quick look at the bracelets and rings section and there are some stunning pieces. I love a bracelet but with an almost six month old baby it isn’t too practical with nappy changes and the like. The rings were also really pretty but I often take my rings off as I’m worried about catching G with them so, again, it wasn’t the practical option for me.
Instead I chose two necklaces, one to wear day to day and another that was a bit fancier, more of a statement necklace.
I was drawn to this Lucky Star Rose Gold Necklace as I seem to have been drawn to all things starry since G was born. His nursery wallpaper has stars on, as does his blanket and several of his baby grows and for that reason, it reminded me of him. It is such a pretty chain and ideal for wearing during the day. G seems to have taken a shine to it and loves to grab onto it as he starts to doze off to sleep.
My second choice was this Art Deco Style Statement Necklace. I love how glam it is. I haven’t worn it yet (mostly because I haven’t been out out much since G came along) but I am planning to wear it with my leather pencil skirt and a black top over the Christmas season. It is the perfect accessory for finishing off what could otherwise be a bit of a boring black outfit.
If you are looking for a way to update your wardrobe for the festive season but don’t want to spend a fortune on clothes head over to the Happiness Boutique website and I’d be amazed if you couldn’t find a couple of pieces of jewellery to brighten up an outfit you already own. Let’s be honest, we all love a bit of sparkle in the run up to Christmas!
Disclosure: I was sent these necklaces for the purpose of the review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.