Oh Etsy. I love it, I really do. It's a veritable treasure trove of amazing stuff. Yet it's so very big (and, let's be honest, not the easiest website in the world to navigate) that I tend to go "oof" at the thought of idly browsing through it for pleasure. I haven't got the patience. I have to brace myself and do it all in one huge go when I've got my Christmas presents list in front of me instead.
I cope much better with Etsy when someone goes "OI ALEX, LOVELY STUFF ALERT!" That way I can add it to my favourites, check back every now and then for shiny new things and not have to go through the whole palaver of browsing through 987623 pages of stuff that I don't want to find the one perfect thing that I do want.
Louise from Naive Melodies got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago to let me know about her Etsy shop which sells v. pretty jewellery.
She very kindly sent me the rectangle charm necklace. Isn't it lovely? I know the trendy fashion blogger thing at the moment is for massive, chunky, neon necklaces but I do not like them. At all. Massive jewellery, whether that be necklaces, earrings or rings, is for other people. It's not for me. It weighs me down and irritates me. Big or long necklaces are the worst. I have a terrible habit of getting them caught on things (especially door handles, which hate me) and either breaking them or nearly garroting myself. I like my necklaces pretty and, even if they're not exactly what you'd call little and dainty, on the simple side. This is perfect.
I did want to do a proper outfit post but, well, I've got the plague and my face isn't fit to make an appearance on the blog right now. The hedgehog jumper is from ASOS btw.
Louise has very kindly provided me (and you!) with a discount code for 33% off all purchases at Naive Melodies - just enter SOCKS33 in the appropriate box when you're paying. I'm sure you'll find something you like on there! I think I'll treat myself to the arrowhead necklace. I need a bit more gold coloured jewellery in my life.