I must confess that yellow isn't usually one of my favourite colours, but in light of summer ending and wanting to cling on to that last little bit of sunshine, I've been wearing one of my favourite lemon citrines (given to me by my mum). I think there are very few people who would put an outfit together with the yellow being the main focus point, but a yellow accessory such as a highlighter tinted yellow clutch or a sparkling yellow gemstone, make for a perfect focal point. I've wanted a piece by Samantha Wills ever since I saw her amazing jewellery and her beautiful lifestyle that goes with it. Centred around luxury bohemian style, her jewellery looks ornate and contemporary at the same time and adds a relaxed but bright aesthetic that would perfectly compliment a loose, flowing dress. The Gemini Dreams Ring in yellow features two dyed natural, yellow teardrop stones set amongst a gunmetal finish and comes in the most gorgeous wooden box that would make a great keepsake. The second ring that I've chosen to admire this week is a Castle Platinum 50pt Yellow Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring. This comes from Jeremy Hoye, a great jewellery store in the centre of Brighton which always has the most immaculate window displays. This ring has what they've called 'a contemporary castle turret style setting', which I guess is perfect for anyone that wants a princess esque wedding. Last but not least, certainly the biggest and arguably the most striking is the Chameleon Oval Ring by Annoushka. I love, love, love jewellery by Annoushka because everything she designs looks like something I would dream up as a perfect piece of jewellery. This ring in particular is 18ct white gold with lemon quartz framed by blue diamonds and comes from her Chameleon collection of cocktail rings, pendants and earrings. I'm sure any of these beauties could convert anyone to yellow.
Okay, so I know I'm usually more in to fine jewellery but who doesn't love a great piece of costume jewellery to improve your outfit. Mawi is pretty much the go to brand for stand out pieces that are inspired by British heritage and other cultural influences alike and one of my favourite collections is Pretty Tough. I particularly like the rose gold plated rings that juxtapose the soft hue of the gold with hematite spikes as well as the chunky cuff like bracelets and large necklaces that contribute to Mawi's signature style. Brilliant for girls who like to wear a lot of black or like an androgynous spin on jewellery. On the complete opposite scale, I also love Neon Rocks which showcases flashes of brightly coloured pearls with spikes.
Brighton is a brilliant place for wandering and finding beautiful little shops on the way. I stumbled upon DOWSE, a design company created by Susannah Dowse whilst on my way to pick up a hot chocolate and take a walk by the seafront. I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous range of perfectly laid out prints, neat little tote bags, homeware and accessories all sourced responsibly from British designers. The whole store reads like a well laid out infographic, with bright colours and witty phrases that catch your eye and make everything feel like a sweet pop up book.
The jewellery in particular was obviously what caught my attention. Made from steel and brass the pieces range from necklaces that look like net shapes, pendants made out of reoccurring patterns, and motifs of feathers, birds and bows. My favourite collection is Tiny Geometry, featured here, which is made up of triangles, diamonds and hexagons that feature within large necklaces, matching earrings and what I'm wearing above, charm necklaces. The daintiness of the smaller necklaces juxtaposes with the harsh geometric lines and makes for great everyday wear - it's minimal and matches everything. Anything from DOWSE would make for a great gift, next on my ever extending list is this folding geometric vase cover.
I wore - Pilen Necklace, made from etched stainless steel on a 45cm sterling silver chain.