Thursday, 24 July 2014

#Glasgow2014 | Accessories Edition

*Part two in my #Glasgow2014 series celebrating the marvellous host city of this years Commonwealth Games*

If you already have enough clothes (said no one ever) then that's fine because as we all know, the real way to make an outfit pop is with the accessories and Scotland has you sorted.

Bonnie Bling
Bonnie makes the most incredible laser cut acrylic jewellery, the current Mr Harpy is already drowning under hints that owning the Highland Cow brooch would make me a very happy girlfriend, but if you want to show off your Wegie pride then it would have to be the Duke of Wellington necklace commemorating the Conegate incident that took place in Glasgow earlier this year. (PS, Mum if you're reading this, Christmas is coming up and the Duke is already in the sale...)
Clockwise from top: Highland Cow, Ladybird & Bluebell, Rubber Duck, Duke of Wellington Conegate Tribute, Pair of Puffins.

Ness
I am in love with Ness clothing, their colours are unashamedly in your face and I've had to stop letting myself try their coats on because taking them off makes me want to cry. See previous post for one of the pretty dresses they do as well. This overnight bag looks perfect for a city break, the zip pocket on the side is perfect for keeping your train tickets or hotel reservation handy and it has the most amazing lining. Seriously, go and check it out.
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Karen Mabon
Karen's designs make me ooo and ahhh and sigh over the lack of digits in my bank balance. When I started thinking of pieces to include in this post I realised Karen had a few designs that are perfect for celebrating Scottish design and the Commonwealth Games. These enamel jewellery pieces for instance:

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Or these scarves featuring Gymnasts and Swimmers:
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Isolated Heroes
This is another Glaswegian brand that I think it's fair to say are a bit out there, a lot of their stuff isn't for the shy retiring type but there are some gems in there that will appeal to everyone. Currently Scotland is experiencing a heat wave (it got up to 24ÂșC today!) so you won't want to be wearing anything too heavy, this silk kimono is perfect for a bit of lightweight sun protection and brightening up any outfit.

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Now we can't talk Scottish accessories without mentioning Harris tweed, famous the world over you can get everything from shoes to deerstalkers made up in this fabric. The honourable mention of this post though is going to Doreen MacRae of Ten10Creations for her Saltire Tweed hip flask, just the thing to celebrate your nations medal haul with! Made on the Isle of Skye, this is a limited edition hip flask in celebration of the Commonwealth Games.

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Joy xx

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7 comments:

  1. I love acrylic jewellery but I've never heard of Bonnie before. AND it's payday tomorrow. This could be dangerous... xxx

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    1. Well she's an independant small business based on the Isle of Bute, so really what you're doing is suporting local growth and stimulating the Scottish economy. Any fabulous jewellery is a simply a perk...

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Not pay day until next week for me though. Boo!

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    1. That just means you've got plenty of time to search out your favourites before you buy!

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  3. You've introduced me to Ness and now I just can't stop looking! x

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  4. I love Ness! I was always popping into their boutique when I lived in Scotland! I'm also so in love with that hairy coo brooch!!

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  5. I love the highland cow brooch!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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