How to style April’s birthstone Diamond!

Birthstones - Diamond (April)

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? For some people yes, for others diamonds just aren’t that exciting. Add in the fact that they are super expensive, and the dupe diamantés can sometimes look too fake, and styling for April’s birthstone Diamond is no easy task. As a transparent gemstone selecting colours was tricky, and I didn’t want to end  up with a board full of greys and white. So for this colour scheme I took some inspiration from the rarer pink diamonds (did you know diamonds actually come in a wide range of colours?) and created a palette of white, silver, greys, hushed pink and nude tones.

The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.

 

 

Diamond Jewellery

 

  1. 9ct gold Diamond Wing Pendant from Simply Be.
  2. Rough Diamond Bracelet by AbizaJewelry.
  3. Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Locket Pendant from Argos.
  4. 9ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Cluster Earrings from Argos.
  5. Rose Gold Infinity and Heart Intertwined Necklace by GemsJeweleryStore.
  6. Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Bangle from H. Samuel.

Diamond Dupes

With the price tag associated with diamonds, diamond dupes are a necessity. Here you’ll find a selection of jewellery using cubic zircona, clear crystals and diamantés.

 

 

  1. Embellished Arrow Wrap Ring  from Express.com
  2. Sterling silver earrings from H&M.
  3. White PU Charm Collar from Quiz.
  4. Earrings with Glass Beads from H&M.
  5. Sterling Silver and Cubic Zircona Ring Set from Simply Be.
  6. Dreamcatcher Pendant from Simply Be.

 

Colour Palettes

  1. Beaded Tones, view it on pinterest.
  2. Comfort Tones, view it on pinterest.
  3. Colour Palette – Ivory, Dove Grey, Blush and Rose Gold, view it on pinterest.
  4. Raw Diamond, view it on pinterest.
  5. Reindeer Tones, view it on pinterest.
  6. Colour Dew, view it on pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Joe Browns Dashing Beaded Top from Freemans.
  2. Buffalo London Sequinned Beach Top from Freemans.
  3. Crazy Diamond T-Shirt by Luciaduenasbsas.
  4. Pink Chiffon Flower Applique Bardot Top from Quiz.
  5. Nude Glitter Diamond Print Ruched Top from Quiz.
  6. Super Strip Smart Shirt from  Joe Browns.

 

Dresses

  1. Little Mistress Floral Print Maxi Dress from Freemans.
  2. Heine Cocktail Dress from Freemans.
  3. Curve Pink Lace Skater Dress from Quiz.
  4. Grey Slinky Wrap Over Bodycon Dress from Quiz.
  5. Cheryl Fitted Glam Vintage Dress from Dolly & Dotty.
  6. Cindy Sassy Swing Vintage Dress from Dolly & Dotty.

 

 

Shoes

 

  1. Leda Diamante Sparkle Sandals from Monsoon.
  2. Jeffrey Campbell Lindsay Sandals from Shopbop.
  3. Stud embellished lace-up heeled sandal from Express.com.
  4. White Lace Diamante Trim Pumps from Quiz.
  5. Mustang Lace-Up Shoes from Freemans.
  6. Mustang Shoes Lace-Up Boots from Freemans.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. J. Jays Suede belt from Freemans.
  2. Modern rose gold geometric Phone Case by InvoArts.
  3. Silver diamante owl keyring by customengravedgifts.
  4. Silver Diagonal Jewel Front Bag from Quiz.
  5. Block-coloured Shawl from H&M.
  6. Free spirit brow bar sunglasses from Express.com.

 

 

Nails

  1. Silver glitter and light pink nails by We Are Ladies.net.
  2. Gold accent with complimentary colours by Nail Salon Sou Sou.
  3. Rose Gold French Tip Nails by Mon Cheri Bridals.
  4. Pastel Marble Nails by Lulus.
  5.  Quilted Nail with Rhinestones by Noemihk.
  6. Bridal Nails by Ithinity Beauty.

 

Make Up

 

  1. Eye Shadow in Cuveè Rose from H&M.
  2. Eye Shadow Pencil in Heavy Metal from H&M.
  3. Ice Queen Diamond Highlighter by CheriCosmetics.
  4. Frosty Pink Lip Gloss by CheriCosmetics.
  5. Lipstick in Time to Shine by MAC.
  6. Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Silver from Superdrug.

 

 

Stationery

 

 

  1. Moleskin Volant in Magenta from W.H.Smith.
  2. Laura Ashley Grace Gold Magnetic Memo Pad Set from W.H.Smith.
  3. Sorbet Pink Document Box from W.H.Smith.
  4. Rose Gold Crystal Pens by DottyMooShop.
  5. Crazy Diamond Hardcover Journal by Emilyg22.
  6. Geometric Rocks by Butlersemporium.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

  1. Flower and Diamante Mirror from Monsoon.
  2. Rose Gold Geometric Heart Pillow by peggieprints.
  3. April Birthstone and Flower Print by RococcoLA.
  4. Soap Diamonds by PommeDorGiftIdeas.
  5. Crystal Tealight Holders from Perry Maison.
  6. Necklace with USB Stick from H&M.

 

 

What do you think; is diamond a birthstone you think you could style? Were you a fan of diamonds before this post, or like me, did you find them a bit bland?

I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!

 
 

Geek on the High Street [Geek on the High Street]

Sharing Saturday: Geek on the High Street

It’s that time again! The aim of Geek on the High Street is to find and highlight geeky products that can be found in normal high street stores. Unfortunately a lot of women’s clothes stores and department stores like Debenhams & M&S consider geeky stuff to be for men or children. So Geek on the High Street was born to shine a light on some of the hidden geeky treasures for geek girls. I’ll be mainly focusing on women’s fashion since mostly women read my blog, but if anyone is interested in a male version please let me know in the comments!You can check out round 1 here and round 2 here 🙂

Like last time you can find a few of my favourites featured in this post while the pinterest board has everything! 🙂


 
 

 

Dorothy Perkins

Not much over at Dorothy Perkins as usual, however, there were a few cute and quirky items such as these racoon slippers, retro top and unicorn socks.

 

George at Asda

This time around George at Asda was quite a let down. A few socks, a Minnie and Mickey top and a few unicorn themed items were the highlights.

 

 

Evans

 

 

First timers on Geek on the High Street, Evans don’t have much in the way of geeky but I did manage to spot these quirky tops and some fab items in their nightwear section. Namely some awesome animal pyjama and night mask sets and animal themed dressing gowns.

 

H & M

H & M have an eclectic selection right now, including some DC underwear, this fabulous dragon onesie and some Disney and Star wars goodies.

 

New Look

Sorry unicorn fans, it seems that New Look has ditched their fascination with unicorns. Instead there’s some grungy gothic items and some cutie pie socks to satisfy your geeky needs!

 

Next

Next had a surprising amount of bits that caught my eye, including items from Disney, some rock band tees, these snazzy Star Wars PJs and just look at those awesome swan slippers!

 

Matalan

Another newcomer, Matalan seems to keep their geeky and quirky items for places that can’t be seen in public. Namely, sleeping, shoes and socks. If you’re partial to quirky socks then this is a place for you to check out.

 

River Island

 

River Island is mainly focused on dark, rock and grunge items, although there’s a few quirky items such as this science planet t-shirt that I spotted.

 

Select

First time here for Select, and and as you can see they don’t really cater much to the alternative and geeky crowd. I did find these two items though, and loving the #witchplease top.

 

Sports Direct

Sports Direct are once again the winner in all round awesomeness for alternative, quirky and geeky items with a tonne of well known fandoms and names covered. Like always you can view all the items I found on the Geek on the High Street pinterest board, but here are a few I had to share with you!

 

Sports Direct – Dresses

Wait.. Sports Direct have a new shop? ‘Fraid not folks. There were just that many absolutely awesome geeky dresses and skirts that I had to give them their own section, and even then this was me ‘narrowing it down to a select few’. Yep, you need to check them out on the pinterest board pronto!

 

TK Maxx

Ok, I may just be a little bit obsessed with the TK Maxx cat hoodie and t-shirt featured above. There’s not really any fandoms over there and the only geeky brands are band related. There’s some fun quirky and fantasy stuff though, like the dinosaur top and the wolf eyes t-shirt.

 

Topshop

Topshop’s geeky game is a bit all over the place this time around to be honest. There’s not really any fandoms, other than the Disney PJs seen here. However, if you’re looking for weird, whimsical, whacky and quirky then Topshop has you covered. As you can see from the selection here there’s some science stuff, zodiac, a few unicorns, some nifty slogans and those damn awesome snake jeans.

 

Uniqlo

Sadly Uniqlo’s collaboration with Disney is over, as is their Star Wars one that featured in December (although, to be fair you didn’t miss much as most of it catered to men or unisex). There’s still some Minnie and Mickey items about, as well as a bunch of Peanuts stuff and some awesome Marvel comic t-shirts too.

 

Have you spotted some geeky items around your local high street? Anything I’ve missed? Let me know, and don’t forget to follow the Pinterest board for future updates!

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Geek on the High Street

Sharing Saturday: Geek on the High Street

Now that it’s autumn and there’s new clothing lines in, it’s time for round 2 of Geek on the High Street! The aim of Geek on the High Street is to find and highlight geeky products that can be found in normal high street stores. Unfortunately a lot of womens clothes stores and department stores like Debenhams & M&S consider geeky stuff to be for men or children. So Geek on the High Street was born to shine a light on some of the hidden geeky treasures for geek girls. I’ll be mainly focusing on women’s fashion since mostly women read my blog, but if anyone is interested in a male version please let me know in the comments! You can check out round 1 here 🙂

This time I decided to create a pinterest board as well, and have pinned everything I’ve found on that board. This post only features a few of my favourites while the pinterest board has everything! 🙂
 
 


 
 

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New Look

New Look are continuing their love for unicorns in a range of products including these awesome t-shirts that I thought were fantastic! There’s also an umbrella and some lovely purses with cats and unicorns too.

 

 

Sports Direct

Sports Direct remains the ruler of Geek on the High Street by far and right now a bunch of awesome stuff is on sale with ‘MUST GO’ tags. So go go go! There’s t-shirts, leggings, dresses, swim wear… really so much and all pinned on the pinterest board!

 

   George (Asda)

 

Sadly, George at Asda doesn’t have any geeky t-shirts or main clothing products but they do have a whole bunch of wonderful underwear and sleeping wear. How awesome are those Teenage Ninja Turtle briefs?!

 

Dorothy Perkings

Dorothy Perkings is sadly not very geek girl friendly, but I did find these cute quirky socks that I thought would appeal to come geeky girls.

 

 

H & M

H & M has a range of Disney and Band/Rock products to choose from. Here’s some of my favourites, and also a random esoteric/alchemy tote bag that I came across (and may have fell in love with…. 😉 ).

 

Miss Selfridge

Carrying on the popular trend of Minnie and Mickey is Miss Selfridge and here’s a selection of some of their products featuring Disney’s infamous couple.

 

Next

Another store that seems to think geeky stuff belongs firmly in the men or kids section is Next, however, I did find these few items that are a bit on the geeky side. Personally I love the Mouse socks, I think they’re so cute and elegant and a touch subtle.

 

River Island

Found these few gems in River Island; that cat t-shirt screams geek to me!

 

Tesco/Tesco Direct

I know Tesco has its own clothing range, however, the website is for Tesco Direct which doesn’t really tell me whether these can be found in store. On the website there is a load of geeky stuff, however, this is Geek on the High Street not Geek on the web. I wanted to include a few of the goodies I found there because there is some seriously awesome stuff and if you have a Tesco near you, take a look sometime and see! More on the pinterest board if you want to see what else I found.

 

 

TK Maxx

TK Maxx is more about brand names at affordable prices so they don’t tend to have much geeky stuff, occasionally you’ll find a few and these are what I found. A random Superpowers top which comes in a range of colours and this Art Loves unite which I thought might appeal to some artistis/art geeks 🙂

 

Top Shop

 

Top Shop had a reputation to keep up with after my surprise finds last time and it didn’t disappoint! There’s a range of Disney stuff, some random geeky things like the NASA and Dinosaur tops featured above, band/rock t-shirts and some Snoopy thrown in there too. Like before, everything I found is on the pinterest board.

 

Uniqlo

 

So it turns out that Uniquo have an arrangement with Disney and these are just some of the wonderful results. As you can see there’s still some Minnie & Mickey, but a load of other Disney characters too! I am so excited to see the chipmunks (!!) and love the Tangled and Belle t-shirts. Be sure to check out the whole range on the pinterest board.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this round of Geek on the High Street! Is there anything that caught your eye? Anything I’ve missed? Let me know!

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