Hi lovely people!
I’ve decided for Outfit Of The Day posts I’m only going to link to wear to buy one or two main items. This is partly because I’m sure your savvy enough to find your own wardrobe basics (to suit your own budget) and partly because I want to promote delving into the back of our own wardrobes and only adding a new piece every now and then to create outfits, rather than always buying fast-fashion.
Clearly Instagram knows me very well as it suggested I follow Hell Bunny, a UK shop which sells a lot of retro Rockabilly and sexy vintage styles of clothing and accessories. The clothes are new and well made and the sizing is spot on. I bought this Poseidon blouse because I’d never seen a pretty blouse with such a an awesome and unique pattern as this one before!
I already had the ‘pirate’ ankle boots after seeing them in the Vivienne Westwood shop and spotting an affordable pair in Topshop. I already had the the little cute-but-punky hoops and black skirt from EMP, and thin leggings from Matalan. Am I the only one who gets claustrophobic/stupidly hot wearing those really thick, shiny leggings that are everywhere now?
I was approached by DIWAH to design my own necklace which I’ve done with another company before (and struggled with) so I was immediately interested if a little skeptical. I needn’t have been as it was incredibly easy and fun!
You can buy a pre-designed piece of jewellery, choose and adjust a template to your own liking or design a piece from scratch. You choose from 9 collections (genres) of components such as Rebel, Sea Breeze, Evening Glam which all feature beads, chains, fastenings and pendants (which are all sorted by price, size, colour type and shape) and then simply add them by dragging and dropping them onto your chain.
If you want to remove a piece just click on it and drag it off again. You can also save your progress so you don’t have to finish your design in one go. A tally of the cost is kept in the top right of the screen as you create. Once you’ve named and saved your design, DIWAH will hand make your jewellery and then promptly send it to in the post.
Here’s my ‘Glam Punk’ collar necklace in it’s stylish box.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will know that I don’t do subtle when it comes to my accessories. I’m kinda urban, kinda rock chick but also into my bling so I was immediately drawn to the skulls with sparkly eyes and the big gun metal grey spikes. I love the silver sparkly balls that DIWAH added surrounding the fastener and at the end of the chain, I think that’s a really nice little detail.
If you have problems with your co-ordination and dexterity or don’t want to buy beads in bulk or you need some fashionable design inspiration then DIWAH is definitely worth a visit.