Style Saturday, 8 October 2016

Welcome back to Style Saturday, the day of all things style, fashion, and beauty! This week is all about existing accessories- pieces I own that jog my memories, make me smile, and just generally step up my outfit. I personally struggle with buying jewellery for myself, I just don’t have a great sense of what goes well with my wardrobe when I am out and buying. I sometimes forget how many wonderful necklaces I already own, and how the memories that they bring up affect my mood when I wear them. These few pieces are some of my favourites…

Locket, Origami Owl

Liz is an Alpha Gam that I met while I was studying at UCD. I met her at Centra, the shop on campus, when I happened to be wearing letters, and it was one of the best things to happen to me that year. Liz is an intelligent, warm, funny, and loving woman, and I am incredibly lucky to be able to call her my sister. In addition to one of my favourite Alpha Gam shirts, Liz gave me this locket for Christmas. I adore that not only does it have our letters but also a little shamrock to show our time together in Ireland. I think of her every single time I wear it, and it makes me remember that woman like Liz are the reason I joined Alpha Gamma Delta!

Origami Owl Alpha Gamma Delta Pendant

Vintage Coin Squirrel Necklace, Etsy

I found this necklace by accident- I was actually looking for something to get for Liz one Christmas (inevitably searching “squirrel” on Etsy, as I always do), and I happened upon this necklace from a Winnipeg artist! The Historian in me is absolutely thrilled with the vintage nature of this, I love that it incorporates the history and culture of another society by using the Norwegian currency. Shout out to Olaf V for gracing the back of it! It was less than $20, and I have received quite a few compliments on the unique nature of it. A longer chain, a squirrel, and a piece of history- couldn’t be more perfect me!

Vintage Squirrel Coin Necklace

Ballet Slipper Pendant

This is one of my favourite necklaces, and I have had it for nearly two decades now. My parents gave it to me when I was much younger, right before we went to see The Nutcracker one Christmas! I have a matching pair of earrings to go with it. There are a few reasons that I love this necklace: 1) the pendant is clearly a pair of pointe shoes without being overly costume-y or dramatic, 2) it’s silver, thus matching the rest of my silver and white gold jewellery, and 3) it is one of my favourite gifts that I have ever received. Kate Spade currently has a very similar necklace available in her AW16 collection in yellow gold, but it doesn’t hold a candle to my own- sometimes the memories are worth more than the piece itself.

Ballet Slipper Pendant Necklace

Ballet Slipper Pendant Case

Do the history of certain pieces affect the way you feel when you wear it?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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