How to Style Peridot, August’s Birthstone!

Birthstones Series - Peridot - August's Birthstone

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.

 

Two birthstone posts in a row, but don’t worry Sharing Saturday will be back to normal next week and I’ll be looking at the gorgeous Sapphire for September’s birthstone in three weeks time.

 

 

 

Peridot was a tricky one to style, mainly because it’s quite a bright shade and I have to admit it’s not one I’m naturally attracted to. I love the gemstone and jewellery, however, it was the fashion items, dresses and make up that proved hardest to find. Some companies and retailers seem to be quite fond of the colour for women’s fashion, while others tend to lean towards khaki and olive. Unlike Emerald, Peridot is a much lighter and yellow hue shade of green. It’s spring greens, lime, chartruese and then the more mellow shades of olive and khaki. My tip for styling it, if you’re like me and not too keen on going for full on lime green, is to add it in little ways. A spot of make up here, some beautiful peridot jewellery to spice up an outfit or even just a flash of colour for your shoes or bag. It’s also a colour that goes really well with yellow, darker blues and purple which you can see in the colour palettes below.

 

 

Jewellery

 

  1. Peridot Butterfly Pendant Necklace from QP Jewellers.
  2. Raw Peridot And Pyrite Bracelet from Not on the High Street.
  3. Clogau Sterling Silver & 9ct Rose Gold Peridot Awelon Ring from H.Samuel.
  4. Peridot Copper Bangle by DesignedByAnnemarie.
  5. Peridot Leaf Drop Earrings by AnvilandThorn.
  6. Nina B Sterling Silver Heart Stud Earrings from John Lewis.

 

 

Dupes

Peridot is a stone that ranges in price so it’s not always necessary to look for a dupe, however, it can also sometimes be one that is hard to find. There’s a lot of suitable dupes out there using coloured glass, crystals, and beads that still have that vibrant shade you’re looking for!

  1. Sterling silver green cubic zirconia ‘kiss’ pendant from Debenhams.
  2. Lime Green Earrings by annakingjewellery.
  3. Green Stained Glass Cuff by AimeezArtz.
  4. Lemon Beaded Hoop Earrings from Accessorize.
  5. Khaki Cord Multirow Necklace from Dorothy Perkins.
  6. Green & Gold Tone Clover Drop Earrings from TK Maxx.

 

 

 

Colour Palettes

 

  1. Spring Flora Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  2. Yellow Rose Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  3. Sweet Tangerine Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  4. Sun Through Leaves Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  5. Lime Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  6. Green Peas Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Charter School Cardigan in Chartreuse from Modcloth.
  2. Torrid Jeggings – Neon Citron Green Wash from Torrid.
  3. Live Unlimited – Lime Floral Print Kaftan from Debenhams.
  4. Maine New England – Lime linen blend blazer from Debenhams.
  5. Lime Green High Neck Shirred Top from New Look.
  6. Lime Stripe Denim Shorts from Jane Norman.

 

 

Dresses

  1. Green Premium Strappy Lace Dress from New Look.
  2. Tall Plunge Front Maxi Dress from ASOS.
  3. Coast Jamie Printed Dress from House of Fraser.
  4. ISSA Mila Embellished Dress from House of Fraser.
  5. Wallis – Mint floral orchid shift dress  from Debenhams.
  6.  Craghoppers – Soft khaki Nosilife symone shirt dress from Debenhams.

 

 

 

Shoes

  1. Lotus – Lime suede ‘Briony’ wedge sandals from Debenhams.
  2. L.K. Bennett Coralie Flower Ruffle Sandals in Lime from John Lewis.
  3. Lime Green Suedette Trainers from New Look.
  4. Wedge Heel Sandals from H&M.
  5. Block Heel Ankle Strap Court Shoes from Marks & Spencer.
  6. Hunter Original Short Boots from Sole Trader.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. August Birthstone Pouch from Achica.
  2. Elegant Peridot Watch with Vintage Face by ArdentLife.
  3. Green Colour Block Saddle Bag from New Look.
  4. The Nellie Belt – Turquoise, Lime and Orange Buckle with Brown Leather Belt by AWCdesigns.
  5. Lemon Lime Gemstone French Barrettes by ReynaRed.
  6. Olive Green Paisley Bandana Knotted Jersey Headwrap from Claires.

 

 

Nails

 

  1. Zoya nail polish in Tangy from Holland & Barrett.
  2. Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds Super Shine in Partner In Lime from Superdrug.
  3. BeachClub Summer Collection Neon Yellow/Lime Crelly by MsSparkleBoutique.
  4. Bright eyes – Lime-gold Holographic glitter polish by DarkMetalLacquer.
  5. Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Where’s My Oscar from Europa Cosmetica.
  6. Ciate Nail Polish in Mojito from Europa Cosmetica.

 

 

Make Up

 

  1. LOréal Paris Infallible Eye Paint in Keep On Khaki from Look Fantastic.
  2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Chrome Summer in Venus Flytrap from Look Fantastic.
  3. MANIA Sparkle Eyeshadow by FabledFragrances.
  4. Green Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick Non Transferable Water Proof -Key Lime by michelerenaecosmetic.
  5. W7 Cosmetics Angel Eyes Eye Shadow Palette – Out On The Town from Scentsational.
  6. Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Lust by Urban Decay.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  1. August Peridot magnetic bookmark by 1107Studio.
  2. August Birthstone Print by HarknettPrints.
  3. August birthstone dragon with peridot gem by HowManyDragons.
  4. Ryman Soft Cover Notebook Medium from Ryman.
  5. Filofax Personal from Ryman.
  6. Personal Banker Organiser from Modcloth.

 

What do you think; has this style guide swayed your thoughts on lime green and peridot? Or were you already a fan?

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!

 

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How to Style Pearl, June’s Birthstone

How to Style Pearl, June's Birthstone

Pearl is a gorgeous one to style because it is open to so many different shades; pearls aren’t always white! They can be cream, beige, pink, blue, lavender and even darker shades of grey, blue and lavender. Essentially, they’re the dusty hues of these colours. So look for dusty pink, dusty blue and dusty lavender to pop some colour in. Due to the multi-tonal nature of pearls you can mix and match, and I’ve found a lot of great floral and patterned tops that use these colours.

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 or fourth Saturday of every month.

 

 

 

 

Jewellery

You will quite often find pearl listed as bridal jewellery, especially on Etsy; don’t be put off! Pearls can be worn all year round and for all occasions!

  1. Pearl Cluster Necklace from Curvissa.
  2. Aphrodite earrings by Kimberley Selwood from Jersey Pearl.
  3. Peacock Pearl Pendant from Monkey Puzzle Jewellery.
  4. Honora Cultured Pearl  Bracelet Stainless Steel from QVC.
  5. Knitted fresh water pearl earrings by TheWoollyTangle.
  6. White Mother of Pearl Filigree Ring by KRAMIKE.

 

 

Dupes

Pearls are relatively cheap in comparison to other birthstones, and sometime it’s not easy to tell the difference between dupes. So this time around ‘dupes’ is a mixture of faux pearls, beads and generally cheaper versions of pearl jewellery.

 

  1. Blue denim pearl embellished choker from River Island.
  2. Floral Earrings from Marks and Spencers.
  3. Pearl & Blue Statement Stone Earrings from Yours.
  4. Pearl Charm Bracelet by LottieofLondon.
  5. Silver Pearl 3 Pack Earrings from Quiz.
  6. Faux Pearl Open & Mixed Rings from ASOS.

 

Colour Palettes

  1. Pearls colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  2. Pearl Bag colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  3. Cultured Tones colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  4. Winter Greys colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  5. Easter Treasures colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.
  6. Flora Hues colour palette. View it here on Pinterest.

 

Fashion

  1. Grey Floral & Butterfly Boat Neck Top from Yours.
  2. Stripe Wrap Top from What about this?
  3. Ruffle Trim Lace Panel Plus Size Top from Rose Gal.
  4. Pink Suede Biker Jacket from What about this?
  5. Blue and White Stripe Cotton Pearl Detail Shirt from Quiz.
  6. ASOS Top in Mesh With Ruffles & Pearl Embellishment from ASOS.

 

Dresses

  1. Peach Chiffon Pearl High Neck Maxi Dress from Quiz.
  2. Cotton Blend Lace Skater Midi Dress from Marks & Spencers.
  3. Pink Floral Dress from Yours.
  4. Printed Choker Skater Dress from Select.
  5. Beachtime Pleated Beach Dress from Curvissa.
  6. Embellished Kimono Maxi Dress from ASOS.

 

Shoes

  1. Pink Pearl Strap Flatform from Quiz.
  2. White Crochet Lace Cowgirl Boots by Heartenhandknits.
  3. Lace Inlaid Ankle Boots from Curvissa.
  4. Pearl Sandals from Curvissa.
  5. Light Pink Floral Mesh Ballerina Pump With Bow from Yours.
  6. Blue Broderie Anglais Lace Up Plimsoll from Yours.

 

Hair Accessories

  1. Lalita Embellished Statement Bando from Accessorize.
  2. Cream hair clip set from Accessorize.
  3. Crystal pearl barrette by AllThingsBAB.
  4. Pearl Hair Grip from Studio.
  5. Pearl Heart Clips from ASOS.
  6. Rose Gold Leaf Headwrap With Tie Closure from Claires.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. Owl Scarf by Shovava.
  2. Silver satin bag with lace and pearls by SophistiKatebags.
  3. Silver Dot Scarf from Curvissa.
  4. Blue faux pearl embellished denim cap from River Island.
  5. Cream Rucksack from Marks & Spencers.
  6. Enamel Cut Oversized Sunglasses from Marks & Spencers.

Nails

  1. Essie Nail Gel Couture Twill Seeker 80 from Superdrug.
  2.  Miss Sporty Precious Pearl Nail Polish Mother-of-Pearl 20 from Superdrug.
  3. Attraction Nail Polish by PromisePolish.
  4. “No Shirt? No Pants? No Problem!” Nail Polish by PepperPotPolish.
  5. Demogorgon Nail Polish from Rainbow Connection.
  6. Ciate London Mini Nail Polish in Iced Frappe Gelology from Marks & Spencers.

 

 

Make Up

  1. Autograph Colour Luxe Quad Eyeshadow in Platinum from Marks & Spencers.
  2. Matte Nude Lipstick by CrushCosmetics.
  3. Pale Dusty Pink Eye Shadow by Kmms.
  4. Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow in Gypsy Rose from ASOS.
  5. Collection Speedy Highlighter in Pearl Sheen 1 from Superdrug.
  6. Miss Sporty Waterproof Eyeliner in Millionaire Precious Pearls from Superdrug.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Pearl White Reversible Dual Phone Charger from Claires.
  2. Pearl Holographic Earbuds from Claires.
  3. Pearl Notebook-type mobile phone case by pajour.
  4. Silver Pearl Planner Paper Clip by ShopChic Designs.
  5. Ted Baker Pearls of Wisdom Womens Mini Notebook & Pen  from Hurn & Hurn.
  6. Ted Baker Womens Thistle Brogue A5 Notebook from Hurn & Hurn.

 

What do you think; is pearl a birthstone you think you could style? Do you find yourself leaning towards a particular shade/type of pearl?

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!

 

 

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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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