Accessorize Bullring Shouts Out To Spring

February 28th 2018 will go down as one of the coldest nights in living memory. The mercury reached the depths of -6.5 degrees in Birmingham, it was literally freezing, not really a night to be out in. But the Accessorize store in the Bullring was warm, especially when a group of bloggers were invited for a lock in, complete with gorgeous fashion and accessories, Parma Violet gin and nibbles. Clearly this was worth braving the cold for.

The idea of the evening was to give style and fashion bloggers an opportunity to get up close to the latest Spring collections, and to do a little bit of styling too, looking specifically at looks for Spring and gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Accessorize is a treasure trove of riches, with so many fabulous pieces in store that you can often lose track of just what is on your mental shopping list. This was a chance to really enjoy the collections without the Saturday crowds.

I really enjoyed the fun of the challenges to style pieces for the new season and Mother’s Day. It was an opportunity to see which looks worked together, matching the colours and textures. There were prizes up for grabs, and I was really pleased that my Mother’s Day idea was one of the winners, leaving me to choose a bag and a pair of earrings of my choice – a real lovely treat.

My mother’s Day look

Accessorize is full of beautiful accessories for Spring, it really feels like after the dreadful weather of what seemed to be a never ending Winter, we now need that splash of brightness and warmth in our wardrobes. If we don’t feel like we can cope with too much colour in our wardrobes, we can certainly do it through our accessories.

Here are a few more pieces that took my eye.

It was a lovely night of fashion. Big thanks to the Ting and the Brum Bloggers for the Invitation.

 

 

A Christmas Rainbow and Art Deco Shimmer at Accessorize

 

This Christmas the High Street accessory heaven that is Accessorize is asking you a question ‘are you a rainbow bright queen, or do you prefer the decadent sophistication of Art Deco trends?’ Whichever way you answer, or whether you are shopping to treat yourself, or looking for gifts to suit another, you will definitely be treated to a feast of fabulous things when you visit Accessorize.

Teenage daughters and nieces will love the rainbow lip balms that are presented in a girlie cupcake box, whilst the Rainbow Jewel Statement Necklace shows that mixing bright colours can be sophisticated too. Soft Cashmere blend knits will be the perfect accompaniment to this seasons baby pink coats, a beautiful gift for those who love to look their best whilst taking brisk winter walks.

For those who like their accessories edged with sophistication and glamour, there is still Art Deco inspiration to be found.  The Great Gatsby movie is now out on DVD, and the trends it influenced are still to be seen in the Winter collections. In particular, statement jewellery pieces with straight edges and geometric shapes make even the simplest of outfits sharp and chic.

Rainbow Brights

Rainbow Jewel Statement Necklace £29 click to visit Accessorize

Rainbow Jewel Statement Necklace £29 click to visit Accessorize

Verona Cashmere Blend Stripe Scarf £47 click to visit Accessorize

Verona Cashmere Blend Stripe Scarf £47 click to visit Accessorize

Verona Cashmere Blend Stripe Capped Glove £27 click to visit Accessorize

Verona Cashmere Blend Stripe Capped Glove £27 click to visit Accessorize

Sweetie Fur Lined Slipper Boots £20 click to visit Accessorize

Sweetie Fur Lined Slipper Boots £20 click to visit Accessorize

Bubble Fairisle Beanie £19 click to visit Acessorize

Bubble Fairisle Beanie £19 click to visit Acessorize

Knitted Owl Cosy Cushion Hottie £18 click to visit Accessorize

Knitted Owl Cosy Cushion Hottie £18 click to visit Accessorize

Lipsmacker Cupcake Lip Balm Tin £10 click to visit Accessorize

Lipsmacker Cupcake Lip Balm Tin £10 click to visit Accessorize

Floral Print Butterfly Weekender Bag £29 click to visit Accessorize

Floral Print Butterfly Weekender Bag £29 click to visit Accessorize

 

Art Deco Shimmer

 

Shelley Gem Clutch £35 click to visit Accessorize

Shelley Gem Clutch £35 click to visit Accessorize

Kate Hardcase Encrusted Clutch £55 click to visit Accessorize

Kate Hardcase Encrusted Clutch £55 click to visit Accessorize

Wanda Premium Earring £29 click to visit Accessorize

Wanda Premium Earring £29 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Petal Stretch Bracelet £15 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Petal Stretch Bracelet £15 click to visit Accessorize

Beth Chunky Chain Statement Collar Necklace £19 click to visit Accessorize

Beth Chunky Chain Statement Collar Necklace £19 click to visit Accessorize

Gemma Scallop Leather Gloves £22 click to visit Accessorize

Gemma Scallop Leather Gloves £22 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Stone Short Drop Earrings £12 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Stone Short Drop Earrings £12 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Shield & Stone Earrings £8 click to visit Accessorize

Deco Shield & Stone Earrings £8 click to visit Accessorize

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Friday Shopping Special – Monsoon and Accessorize

This Friday I’m bringing a little sunshine into the mix with the fabulous heritage collection from Monsoon. With the store celebrating its 40th birthday (in the year my husband does the same), Monsoon has decided to delve into their illustrious archives to bring us a little bit of seventies boho, global traveller style chic. This result is a gorgeous range of cotton and cheesecloth style separates and dresses that hark back to those hazy days of summer summed up so beautifully through the misty lens of ‘The Virgin Suicides’ (one of those movies that just charm and hypnotise in equal measures) and Kate Winslet’s wardrobe in Hideous Kinky, seventies maxi dresses with quilted detail – totally boho, totally lush.

So, if we finally get a summer this year, this is just what you will need in your wardrobe.

Woodblock Panelled Skirt £65.00 click to visit Monsoon

Manu Woodblock Smock Top £49.00 click to visit Monsoon

Woodblock Peacock Shirt £45.00 click to visit Monsoon

Amisha Maxi Skirt £55.00 click to visit Monsoon

Deepa Kaftan £79.00 click to visit Monsoon

Deepa Jacket £89.00 click to visit Monsoon

You can view all the Monsoon heritage collection here.

Accessorize

I can’t finish this post without giving a shout out to Accessorize, and their totally beautiful new season clutch bags, jewellery and accessories. Accessorize have always been a place I visit each season when I need a statement necklace, some Beyonce style chandelier earrrings, or a cute pair of flat shoes. It always delivers, and this season is no different. Check out my picks and see if you don’t agree.

Amazing Phoebe Embroidered Hardcase Clutch £45.00 click to visit Accessorize

Roses Hard Case Clutch £35.00 click to visit Accessorize

Glitter Carry Case Clutch £42.00 click to visit Monsoon

Bloom Wow Collar Necklace £19.00 click to visit Accessorize

Turquoise Bloom Flower Statement Necklace £17.00 click to visit Accessorize

Sunshine Embellished Collar Necklace £17.00 click to visit Accessorize

Cotswolds Crunch Glitter Ballerinas £25.00 click to visit Accessorize

Lola Embellished Sandals £35.00 click to visit Accessorize