Friday, 16 January 2015

New In | Black & Gold Accessories

Friday, 16 January 2015

This season I've loved having an excuse to wear a lot of black. In fact the other day I was dressed exclusively head-to-toe in black. Bright colour has never really been my 'thing' and though it may seem a little drab to draped in such sombre tones, I usually look for items with some kind of detailing, trim or texture to make it more visually exciting. My wardrobe is brimming with black and gold accessories as a result, so maybe it's not surprising then that the newest additions to my collection have been following the same colour combo.

Shoes - Primark | Bag - Topshop | Necklaces - Forever 21 | Purse - River Island


The Topshop arm candy (£40) was a present from my boyfriend at Christmas. After favouring a giant H&M grey handbag for the past few months (seen here), it's been nice to downsize and not carry every item known to man around in my bag everyday. This version with the gold detailing is currently sold out online, but they have a very similar rose gold version still available. I bought the River Island Purse (£17) separately, but oddly the texture surrounding the back of the purse matches my bag perfectly. I'm not usually a fan of snake skin, but the contrasting textures and the chevron pattern on the front is a nice touch.


I've not been wearing flat shoes a lot lately instead opting for chunky platform or heeled boots, but it's been good to give my feet a break now and again. These double strap 'almond toe' shoes (£10) from Primark are a cute basic, comfy (now I've broken them in) and easy to slip on to complete a relaxed outfit.


Every aspect of my style is simplistic and minimal, including jewellery. I have a penchant for dainty necklaces and these two gold pieces (roughly £3 each) are from Forever 21. The store has an overwhelming array of glittering chains, bracelets and earrings so it's hard for me to ever stick to just a few purchases when frequenting the accessory department (which is why shamefully my trinket boxes are filled with fashion jewellery).

What kind of accessories do you like?

Lesley x

15 comments :

  1. Very nice combinations, very sofisticated. I like cognac for accessories but colour for clothes.

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  2. I love that bag, it's so simple but stunning!

    Lydia
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  3. Agreed! Black and gold complements any occasion. Lovely pieces.

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  4. Pretty cool bits you have there babe! Loving the primark shoes x

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    1. Thanks lovely, the shoes were a good buy x

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  5. I'm a huge fan of black shoes, bags and jackets with gold hardware. It's so classy and chic! That top shop bag though! Amazing

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  6. You're making me want to go shopping Lesley! Lovely picks as always :)

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