Saturday, 7 April 2018

My New Obsession: Lariat Necklaces

Hello, so it's been a while! By the time you read this, I would have completed my first three professional exams yesterday for my job, and good news I found out that I passed them all today (life update post to follow!). Honestly, some of the hardest and most stressful exams I've ever done so far, so a break is very welcome! I can finally focus on getting stuff done, and sorting out my life haha (it's always the way that stuff stops working or goes a bit awry when you have enough on your plate).

Anyway, moving on to the post; Lariat necklaces. I can't remember where I saw them (heck I didn't even know what they were called!). I think it must have been on Instagram, but I knew they would be on my buy list this summer. I initially brought a simple one from Acessorize a few months back now, and I recently received some from Tobi to try out. I think it's the fact that they look quite dainty and elegant that appeals to me. I am over the chunky necklace phase now (honestly I was having a clear out the other day, and my first thought was why did no-one stop me?! There were some necklaces that were atleast an inch wide!).

From the ones I received from Tobi, I have to say the Starry Light Gold Stud Earrings* here are my favourites. For the last few years I actually haven't been much of an earring fan because I find them too chunky or they feel like they pull down on my earlobes too much, and my ears are a bit on the small side, but these are the perfect size and the perfect level of bling-iness for me. I love the way they sort of peek out from under your hair and the detailing is so cute, but at the same time they look quite subtle and understated. The outside of the stars is a a gold shade, whereas the centre has little silver diamantees. These are available for £7.

The two necklaces I received from Tobi also have a gold theme. The Daydreaming Crescent Gold Layered Choker* here is a three layered lariat style necklace, not so much of a choker apart from the flower layer that sits a bit higher. Again, I love the detailing of this one, I love the little moon and the flower detailing. I'm a bit of a daydreamer, so I think the theme of this one is quite relatable! This one is available for £22, which I admit is a bit more pricey compared to their other pieces.

Lastly, I received the Conquer The World Gold Layered Choker Set* here. This one is again made of three layers, where the first two sit as a choker. I like this one too but I wish the third chain layer didn't sit so much below the others as it can look a bit odd. Maybe it would look better with that layer removed? This one is available for £5.

The one I brought from Accessorize has two layers, with one simple chain layer and one more detailed bit. It does look silver, but it actually has a more slight rose gold theme, but it's a pain to photograph! This one is considerately longer than the others, so I think it would look best with a more v shaped neckline or a blouse. Unfortunately, it looks like they no longer stock it, but I think they might still have similar ones. This one cost me £12 which actually isn't that pricey in terms of Accessorize prices I guess.

Here is an awkward collage of me trying them out haha! Honestly, photographing necklaces was more difficult than I imagined so these aren't the best shots but hopefully they're a bit helpful.

I also received a shift dress* from Tobi which is perfect for a simple work dress, see here. Unfortunately, the sizing doesn't work for a UK 6, but then again I have that problem in a lot of high street stores too. Sigh, because the scallop detail is really pretty, if I manage to get it altered I'll show you!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What style of jewellery do you prefer?

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  1. Congrats on passing those exams! These pieces look super pretty.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  2. The jewellery is so pretty, welcome to have you back Hunny <3 :) and CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSS <3 !!!!

    Serene xoxo


  3. I've seen these on instagram too, they're gorgeous and I love the ones you have, the earrings are stunning too!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  4. I am loving theses jewlery pieces especially the love the Conquer The World Gold Layered Choker Set becuase it looks so nice and elegant. I think layered necklaces give the outfit more definition.

    Samara // The Marshall Wardrobe

  5. Those necklaces are so gorgeous. I can totally see why they're your new obsession!

    xox Kirsten // http://kirstenwendlandt.com/sunday-brunching-carbon-bar/

  6. Such fun pieces. Love those gold starry earrings so fun and versatile.

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  7. These are absolutely stunning. I love the earrings too. The design is so pretty and delicate x


  8. I love necklaces like these! They do the layering for you and look so good with nearly every outfit; I love your pieces! I also love those earrings, they're so beautiful! Congrats on passing those exams. I hope you can now relax and enjoy the start of the warm weather! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  9. First of all congratulations on passing your exams. However missed you. All the necklaces are really pretty and elegant. But I love the last one choker and the star earrings. I prefer wearing small and elegant pieces but even I have a good collection of chunky necklaces haha!

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

  10. Totally understand why you're currently obsessed with lariat jewellery - SO beautiful! I've also got a bit of a 'thing' for the style right now :) Have a lovely week babe!

    aglassofice.com x

  11. Congrats on passing your exam and hope you're enjoying your break! I love these necklaces, they're beautiful!

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty & Lifestyle Bits

  12. So pleased to see you back by the way! I love hearing from you, and reading your latest posts. I like delicate jewellery, this kind of style can look so classy and expensive. I own a mixture of jewellery in different styles but mostly end up wearing quite chunky pieces. I think it’s nice to experiment with styles though. You’ve done well with the photos too! :-) Xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  13. That's fab news about your exams- can't wait for that life update post! All of these jewellery pieces are stunning, especially those earrings!

    Emily xo

  14. Aaah CONGRATS on passing!! That's so exciting! And omg those earrings are so so pretty!


  15. OMG how pretty are these necklaces?!! I too absolutely love dainty delicate neck pieces! And those earrings are so cute too! Btw congratulations girl, so proud of you!
    Wishing you an amazing week ahead!
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

  16. I have to say, these necklaces are dainty and beautiful. There's something so delicately elegant about jewellery like this that I adore. <3 Madison x

  17. Well done on passing all your exams, I knew you could do it!! Those starry light earrings are definitely my favourite as well, they are so pretty and I love the way they look on the lobe
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  18. Congrats on passing the exams! You just reminded me that I forgot to send my paperwork to my school :D The earrings look so cute!

  19. I'm exactly the same as you - I never knew these type of necklaces were called lariat! You learn something new every day eh? As for me, I tend to have a habit of sticking to dainty pieces but I'm trying to widen my options!

    Musings & More

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  22. Those are truly really beautiful pieces! I love similar jewelry to this, especially when it's gold!

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

  23. Aww huge congratulations on passing your exams! I bet you're so chuffed and rightly so!! Well done! I love layering necklaces like this as they add a real feature to a look. Love those earrings too!

  24. Congrats on the exams! I've been loving these stacked necklaces lately. I put two with 3 chains each and I'm in love with the look :D This style is my favorite :)

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