• Valerie Nijssen

What I Wore - Spring Broderie

Updated: Apr 28, 2019

Ahh don't you just love this time of year? Flowers that are blooming, trees that are regrowing their leaves and signs of new life everywhere. This is my favorite season of the year and I make sure to take advantage of it!

I am pretty lucky as to where I live, it is extremely green and it is not difficult to find pretty spots to take photos of.

In this picture I am wearing the Carat London Stella earrings I wrote about in my last Vienna post.

I never really have been a big spender when it comes to jewelry. Costume jewelry was fine for me until recently. Although there is nothing wrong with costume jewelry, I am always so gutted and dissappointed that when I have only worn a piece a handful of times that it starts to discolor or even break down. No more of that. I would rather have a handful of classic investment pieces that will stand the tests of time then rely heavily on pieces that can only last a few wears at most.

When I was in Vienna I fell even more in love with the star hairclips that were made famous by empress Elisabeth as she wore them in her most popular portrait. I thought it would be cool to find a piece of jewelry with that same sort of star design as a memory to the amazing weekend I spend there. They sold loads of star accessories in the souvenir shops in Austria, but I wasnt too sure about the quality.

Fast forward to last week when I came across a jewelry brand I had not heard of before, Carat London. Carat London has some beautiful pieces made of high quality materials and a warranty insurance with every order that their pieces should withstand the tests of time. It does not hurt that they have a lot of pieces available that are really affordable for high quality jewelry. I fell in love with the brands Stella collection which immediatly reminded me of the Hapsburgs and Vienna. I fell in love with the Nysa drop earrings and am so pleased that I have ordered those as they are so pretty. It thrils me that I can rely on these beauties when I wear them. They were also very reasonably priced at 79 pounds.

They go really well with this pretty Hallhuber dress which Carole Middleton made famous when she wore it to Wimbledon in 2016.

I hope you enjoy this lovely season to the fullest and that the weather will be lovely where you are.

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