Alex Monroe is my go-to for delicate, beautifully crafted jewellery that will work for any occasion. The latest addition to the Alex Monroe collection is the idiosyncratic Enchanted Twig Alphabet Necklace in 18ct gold. At £375, these dainty, elegant necklaces are future classics. You can shop these here, or if you're in London this weekend pop along to the Alex Monroe sample sale which you can find out about here.
Come Christmas, everybody wants something a little bit special.
When I begin to think about Christmas shopping, my imagination really does run wild. I have so many great ideas for gifts, but sadly my student budget restricts my delusions of gifting grandeur.
However, to quote my darling Mum, "it's the thought that counts". A thoughtful gift, such as a photo album chock-a-block full of memories, can be every bit as adorable as a pair of Manolo Blahnik BBs... Well, not quite that adorable. Let's not be daft now.
So if you're look for something special and thoughtful that won't break the bank, then look no further than the latest influx of personalised pieces to delight your darlings on Christmas day.
From ID tag bracelets through to jewel tone suede slippers, there is something for every giftee, no matter how fussy he/she may be. (PS boys yours is to follow so hold your horses.)
With a cool 19 days until you lay out your miniature mince piece for Santa's sustenance (yes, that IS your cue to panic), it is time to get personal and place your orders.
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One of Britain's finest affordable jewellery brands, Lola Rose have upped the ante this festive season with a pop-up personalisation service available across London. Beginning in Harrods this weekend (the 6th and 7th) designer and founder Nikki Gerwitz will be on hand at the Bangle Bar to help you design your own bespoke piece with complimentary engraving. And if that's too short notice for you, come the weekends of the 13th and the 20th, the personalisation bar will be at John Lewis on Oxford Street. Find out a little more information and join the party on Facebook here. The bangles start at £39, and you can shop them here.
I found out about the bespoke Anna Lou of London service at London Fashion Week a while back, and I have been smitten ever since. The pieces are great value, all gold/silver/rose gold plated and the engraving is complimentary. If you're looking for a necklace, you can opt for a dainty locket, a heart shaped padlock or a simple initial disc. On the bracelet front there are a wealth of dainty chain bracelets to choose from, though the swirling monogram ones are my personal favourite. Prices range from £45 for a plated disc necklace to £575 for a solid gold monogram necklace. You can shop the range here but be sure to make a move as the latest date for personalisation is the 8th!
PS You can enter my exclusive discount code- swfashion10 - at the checkout for a 10% discount on all purchases. Tell your friends too!
Last but by no means least, if you're not one for jewellery, head to Avenue 32 where top-to-toe personalisation is the order of the day. The cotton initialed pyjamas are great for family, while the personalised SchoShoes slipper flats are made for the "girl who has everything". Shop monogramming at Avenue32 here.