Do you ever get your friends asking you to quickly come round and to them a massive favour? That massive favour obviously meaning that they have gone through their wardrobe and taken out everything that they do not want / need anymore, and your job now is to go through this pile of discarded stuff and see if there might be something that you’d like to keep.
I’ve received some of my absolute favourite pieces of clothing, and in particular pieces of accessories, through such trades. My favourite hair band I got from my cousin at the age of around 12 and it has served me loyally through all these years and still keeps serving, beautiful as ever.
Another such accessory, and a more recent acquisition, is this white wool hat. I absolutely love it! It is the ultimate savor of the bad hair day and such a cute addition to any outfit. It keeps my head warm against the cold Baltic winds and reminds me of one of my best friends every time I put it on. What more could you want from an accessory?
When I think of Autumn I immediately think about yellow. So, it’s natural that my go-to jewelry this season is gold-oriented. Big, bold and splashy earrings were seen on the Winter/Autumn runways in the Spring and that suits me fine; I love a statement piece and have purchased amazing earrings along the years.
I used to work in a jewelry store and the discounts that we got as employees were hefty, so of course I horded some of the prettiest pieces straight from the top of the box when a new collection arrived to the shop. These particular leaf earrings are from that particular store and have been my very favourite statement pieces for years now.
As is expected, I continue the yellow theme in a lot of my accessories during Autumn months. Like this hologram bag from River Island. I usually forget about it during winter, when I need a big enough bag to fit my scarf and gloves in, and Summer months but come Autumn, I always find use for it. It’s a bit of a statement piece as well, which I love.
As a goldsmith’s granddaughter it probably surprises no-one that I have a particular soft spot for gold jewelry any given day, regardless of season. The necklace I’m wearing here is actually a piece I got when I was born and this is why gold is my go-to material jewelry-wise; it’s strong and stable (did I just steal that phrase from someone?…)
This is a necklace that I rarely leave behind: I have it on always, showering, sleeping, exercising, what ever, this necklace is hanging from my neck. I also like to pair longer gold-coloured chains with this piece because they all together make a really nice looking combo.
In addition to necklaces I’ve never had shortage of rings. And if my mum would be prepared to part with any of her amazing collection of gold rings I’m here, ready to receive them! There’s actually a story behind the this particular ring with the ruby on it:
I was walking along the Aura river in Turku when I still lived in Finland and, as the crow that I am, I noticed something gleaming on the ground. It was a discarded gold ring. More specifically a man’s engagement ring. Bought from that specific store where I worked (I recognized it from the pattern on the ring). I took it and peaked inside the ring in case there might be a a name engraved there.
No name or date or any sign that it had been worn for more than perhaps the previous weekend. I thought that somebody probably had a row with their significant other and tossed the ring away as a result. Their mistake!
I took the ring to my grandfather who then measured my finger and gave me a box of jewels (everything from diamonds to sapphires to rubies, you name it) and asked me to pick a stone that I wanted on the ring. I picked this ruby because I had diamond rings already.
My grandfather passed away a year ago so this ring is a beautiful and a very concrete way for me to remember him. It’s so beautiful and I am weirdly obsessed with pairing it up with this row of diamonds. I simply can’t wear them apart, they must be worn together! Something bad will happen if they are worn separately, I’m sure.
The rose gold ring with a bow of zircons is actually my first ever precious metal ring that wasn’t made by my granddad. It has become part of my everyday accessories due to its slightly larger size and the cute bow.
And let’s not forget the ultimate accessory; bright red lipstick! During Autumn shades of plum and brown make an entry to the lipstick selections in many households but for me the bright red never loses its appeal.
What’s you ultimate favourite Autumn accessory? xx
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