Silver, sand and sea

Hello and welcome to nicspicknmix, on the blog I am discussing my tips on how I wear my jewellery. I am petite and I normally like my jewellery to be the same. I wear jewellery to compliment my frame. I feel that this works best for me. Although, I know some people prefer the exact opposite and wear pieces that stand out, but then again this may work better for them.

That being said, what I select for the daytime compared to that at night time tends to differ quite dramatically. During the day I choose to wear jewellery that keeps my style simple and clean. I like to wear only one or two pieces which in my eyes, isn’t going over the top, unless I’m wearing a full set of course. If I have a full set at hand to match my outfit then I’m quite happy to wear a bit more than normal, it doesn’t hurt to stand out a bit after all, especially if everything co-ordinates. My daytime minimalist preferences stem from my tendency to wear jeans and a jumper. At night however, things are completely different. When I go out I like to be as dramatic as possible in line with the event that I’m off to. This is reflected in the jewellery I wear as well. For me, I think a lot of the style you wear comes down to the individual and their preference. The World would be a boring place if we lacked individuality and I think it should be embraced at every opportunity. Heidi & Co must have thought about this. They have three different brands, Smeidi, Libby May and Evy B with the products only produced on a limited run. This gives me the confidence that I won’t be on a night out and see everyone wearing the same as me.

As a blogger I am always experimenting and trying to up my style game. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. Fashion for me is sometimes a bit of a learning curve, but it’s necessary to experiment especially when trying to find out what works well for yourself with the ever changing styles and trends. The one down side on this ever changing nature is of course the cost. It’s important to keep up with the times but there is no point in getting yourself into debt. I really am appreciative of being lucky enough to be a brand ambassador for Heidi & Co helping me keep creative and stylish.  Working in this team has been such an inspiring experience. Not only have I had the chance to meet other fantastic bloggers I have also been able to learn more about myself as a blogger.

Whilst browsing the latest jewellery from Heidi & Co I was drawn to the circle bracelet. I really liked the simple design and how delicate it appeared to be. I felt that this piece would be adaptable for using at many occasions from a day out exploring to a lovely romantic meal. I like exploring a lot and try to put a lot of thought into my outfit before the day. I visited Incholm Island near Edinburgh at the weekend and wore my new circle bracelet to compliment my daytime look, check it out below!

Double circle bracelet £18.99

The island is beautiful and I almost forgot I was only a short distance from Edinburgh. For such a small island there is surprisingly a lot to see. I explored the historic Abbey and remnants from the World War which was most interesting. If you are like myself and love learning about history I highly recommend this day trip. As long as you like travelling by boat that is, as this is the only way on to the island. You are given the freedom to explore as much or as little of this magnificent island as you like. The views are phenomenal and it made me think about what we have today thanks to the bravery of the soldiers.

Thank you for reading and please do check out Heidi & Co via the links below.

https://heidico.com/products/libby-may-double-circle-bracelet?utm_source=Nicole%20Abbott&utm_medium=Blog%20Post&utm_campaign=Libby%20May%20SS17

Heidi & co website

Hedi & Co Instagram

Much love

Nicole x

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Rosamund of Scotland

Hello and welcome to nicspicnmix, on the blog today I am introducing Rosamund of Scotland to you all.

Rosamund of Scotland is a new Scottish design brand for women using sustainability sourced textiles. Rosamund's designs are quirky, original, beautifully crafted and luxurious. Rosamund of Scotland is a family run fashion brand. In fact it is a mother and daughter team behind the brand- Girl power indeed! The whole process is carried out in their workshop. From sketching to creating the finished piece. The materials used are of top quality.

This brand is so unique and very different to any I have worked with before and I love how creative the pieces are. They certainly do stand out. It is a brand where you can tell who made it straight away- which is fantastic. I really enjoy fun and unusual designs. It fits in really well with my motto of experimenting and pushing boundaries with fashion. There really is not another brand like Rosamund of Scotland which is exciting. I am waiting eagerly to see what they design next.

I am so fortunate to have a bespoke dress designed for myself from the Love letter collection. With the dress being made to measure it makes it more special as it's designed to fit you only. The dress compliments my shape very well. It has an elegant style to it. The cream material compliments my skin tone which surprised me as this is not a colour I usually wear. The dress is so comfortable to wear and it makes me feel like a 1950's pin up girl.


Dress costs £130.00

Dress also comes with matching clutch. Price £48.00

The company have been getting a lot of attention from the media which is great and very exciting for a local company. The team behind the brand are so passionate and hard working that I am so pleased that they are getting the recognition that they truly deserve . No one realises how much time and effort that goes into creating and maintaining a business until you start one yourself. I enjoy reading about what they are up to next and what fashion show they are taking part in – maybe one day I could walk in their designs!

I honestly can't recommend this brand enough- I could rave about them all day and still have only touched the surface. Please check them out . They are so different and I can guarantee you'll fall in love with them and their designs. The company are one to look out for.

Thank you to Rosamund of Scotland for giving me this opportunity. I am forever grateful and I hope to work with you again.

Please check out their websites below:

Rosamund of Scotland Facebook
Rosamund of Scotland website
Rosamund of Scotland Instagram

If you do purchase a design please let me see you wearing them as I'd love to see your outfits.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you enjoyed learning about Rosamund of Scotland.

Much love

Nicole

Magnificent Mococo

Hello,

I would like to welcome you to Nic pick’n’mix. On the blog today I will be featuring Mococo.

Mococo was founded by Mr and Mrs Hooson way back in 2006 and has been growing ever since. Mococo features some of the very best jewellery and designers from around the world. Some of these brands include but not limited to Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Swarovski, Shaun Leane, Clogau and Chlobo. Mococo has most recently been highlighted as a “Retail Star” in the Professional Jeweller HOT 100. It is clear to see that they are taking the jewellery scene in the United Kingdom by storm.

Mococo’s ethos was to put the personal service back into jewellery purchasing. For every customers who sets foot in a Mococo store they are offered unrivalled customer service, from help with choosing the perfect item, right the way through to offering assistance and advice on looks, styles, fits and gift solutions. Another fantastic thing that this jewellery business has is the Mococo champagne bar which is a feature in several of the spectacular Mococo stores. Here the customers can have a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne while you shop the beautiful collections they have to offer.

This company caught my eye straight away for varying reasons but mainly because they were different from the other jewellery stores out there. I love the idea of having a glass of champagne whilst browsing so many beautiful jewellery brands. I like how easy the website is to use and the colour choices. There are so many brands for you to look at that you are almost spoilt for choice. Mococo’s ethos really does exist, the customer experience I received online via email communication was great. Clear and precise information and more than happy to answer any concerns or questions that you may have. You can sense how dedicated they are to making you feel valued.

From Mococo I received the most beautiful Swarovski bracelet that I have ever seen. The delivery was very quick and I was kept up to date with delivery information. I was very lucky to have been sent the Swarovski silver subtle bracelet, £99.00.  It is so delicate and just what I would have selected for myself. Mococo must really take an interest in their customers likes and dislikes as they got it spot on with myself. I do like silver jewellery and this bracelet was in silver. The Swarovski crystals catch the light and glisten away on your wrist.

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Swarovski Silver Subtle Bracelet, £99.00

 

The most impressive fastening I have ever seen was on this bracelet- it’s like a drawstring idea which for people with small wrists is a very clever idea. The bracelet sat perfectly on my wrist and didn’t slip at all which was just a relief. For years I have been struggling with bracelets always slipping off which doesn’t do for nights out. You are always trying to keep an eye on the bracelet in case you lose it. But with this new and very impressive fastening you will never have to worry about losing a bracelet every again. This bracelet will go with any outfit and will be a complimentary piece for any Christmas party that you have coming up.

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Drawstring fastening .

 

If you are like myself and enjoy loyalty programmes then Mococo have their own reward scheme. This loyalty programme entitles you to exclusive discounts on your favourite brands, monthly prize draws, free shipping within the UK on any online orders, exclusive pre-sale notice, early preview of latest collections and in store events for loyalty customers only. I think that is certainly work being a member of! All it takes to join is to provide them with your email address and to have purchased two items of your choice within a 12-month period. Go and join now!

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For more information on Mococo please see the below links:

Mococo Website

Mococo Facebook

Mococo Twitter

Mococo Instagram

I would like to thank Becky from Mococo for giving me the opportunity to work with such a fresh, dedicated and exciting new jewellery company. I hope to work with you again in the future.

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The Bangle Bear (Bela Bracelets)

On the blog today will be featuring the very simple yet great idea, The Bangle Bear. The Bangle Bear’s creators are two sisters who are big fans of all things classy yet affordable.

Once in our lives we will all have made the mistake of putting a hair bobble on our wrist just in case we needed to put our hair up later on in the day. You may have also forgotten about having one bobble on your wrist and added more throughout the day making a collection on your arm. Or getting a photograph taken and later finding out that you had a bobble on your wrist the entire time and it doesn’t quite go with your outfit you had on at that time. Well fear not as The Bangle Bear has this covered. The Bangle Bear is an affordable solution to the above problems. They can be worn almost anywhere, at work or on a night out. They magically transform your hair bobble into a piece of jewellery which compliments your outfit.

I was very intrigued when I saw this company as I have never heard nor seen of anything like this over in the UK. I am always very interested to try new and exciting things and felt that this brand was right up my street. I got in contact with Bela Bracelets and expressed my interest in working with the company to promote them over in the UK. And with great delight they said yes! They very kindly sent me over a selection of bangle bear bracelets that will be featuring on various outfits over the next coming months.

 

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Cost £9.72 +Shipping (other offers available)

They come in various styles and colours which means that there will be a bangle bear bracelet to complement each and every outfit. There is gold, silver and rose gold options to choose from. The exciting thing is that you can mix and match your hair bobble with the bracelets as they come off. This is a great idea as you may have a little black dress on which means you could have a black hair bobble etc. Even without the hair bobble the bracelets look great and add simple detail to your outfit.

They are very easy to use once you get the hang of how the bobble goes on. The bracelets themselves are a u shape which means that they will fit everyone.

I have worn my Bangle Bear since the day they sent me them. I can’t leave the house without using it. Not only does it look better it also stops your arm from having the horrible marks left from the hair bobble or from feeling like the circulation is being cut off from the bobble being too tight.

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I would like to thank everyone at Bela Bracelets for allowing me to work with them. I really do enjoy wearing my bangle bear and I hope you all agree that it is a great idea.

Please check out their websites:

Bela Bracelets Website

Bela Bracelets Etsy Shop

Bela Bracelets Facebook Page

Bela Bracelets Instagram Page

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