Tuesday, 6 October 2015

BY INVITATION ..... AUTUMN FASHION ..... OUR ' TAKE EVERYWHERE, CAN'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT ' !! .....




Our By Invitation subject this month is all about Autumn fashion and the one thing that we take everywhere and can't leave home without .....


I'm not really a jewellery lover but, I do love silver bangles and, in particular, silver cuffs.




The above are my favourites ..... two silver cuffs from Afghanistan and .....


..... my silver cross which, I think, was a Bible hinge and you'll never guess where it came from ? I bought it when I was about 18 from the shop called Chelsea Girl { now called River Island } at the end of the 1960's and, I wear it and the bracelets everyday when I go out. The cross cost me £1.99 !!!! It's solid silver and, I've seen them for sale for over £100 !!  Over 40 years of wearing it, pretty much, everyday. I think that I have got my money's worth, don't you ? ..... Good old Chelsea Girl !!



I do vary the bracelets from time to time . My husband bought me most of them including the one above ..... I then saw it on a catwalk image on Pinterest !!!! ..... my bracelet is famous !!!! ... ish !!

I guess that I'm cheating a bit as, I do wear them in Spring, Summer and Winter too but, they are really the only things that I take everywhere !!


" Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles "

{ Sarah Phillips }




If you would like to see what other people can't do without this Autumn, pop over to Marsha where you'll find all the links.











image 1: via daniel pardini, images 2 & 3: via envers du decor, image 4: via margadirube, images 5, 6 & 7: via me

Jackie

49 comments:

  1. Your silver cuffs are beautiful - I don't wear any jewellery at all - I find it an encumbrance- I can't explain it very well but it makes me feel a bit claustrophobic - stupid I know. The thing I never leave home without is my camera I guess. It is simply tipping it down at the moment and has gone very dark - more like November than the beginning of October - thank goodness we had that late blast of summery weather to see us through.

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      Although I wear my silver cuffs, I think I know what you mean about it making you claustrophobic ..... I am ready to take them off when I come in and, in the hot weather, they are not the best !!
      Dark and rainy here too but we will have some sunny days at the end of the week. XXXX

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  2. I saw those silver cuffs and I knew in a flash . . . It was YOU!
    Lovely . . .
    I am a one or three, thin silver . . .right hand/arm only . . .
    And have several that make my choice depending on the day . . .
    If I go out . . adorned always . . .

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    1. Hi Lynne ..... I do ring the changes sometimes and wear thinner bracelets too !!
      ..... we should all be adorned, everyday !! XXXX

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  3. Oh, I'll have to remember that about the wrinkles. Alas, I guess I am out of luck as I don't wear anything but earrings. I love looking a jewelry, but don't wear it. Yours must look wonderful on you. My friend and sister wear much jewelry all at once. I think this year I need to get the blush cashmere wrap I got as a Christmas gift last year and finally wear it. It is so pretty - too pretty to wear with sweats.

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    1. Yes Donna ..... get that cashmere wrap out and wear it ...... it's not doing any good sitting in a drawer !!!!! haha XXXX

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  4. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOUR JEWELS..........as I will have to come back as the PHOTOS areNOT showing UP!Think its my problem.............what was that bit about jewels and wrinkles?LOVED THAT!!!!HAPPY AUTUMN to YOU...................I would IMAGINE YOUR A SMASH when you walk OUT THAT DOOR no MATTER what time of YEAR!XX

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    1. I need more and more jewellery now because of the wrinkles !!! haha XXXX

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  5. I am right there with you on this one Jackie as my silver cuff that I bought in Cambodia is the only jewelry that I really love. I wear it with a stack of delicate rattan bangles (bought on the same trip), a silver bangle bought from a Nigerian man and a Cherokee horsehair friendship bracelet bought at the Musee Quai Branly in Paris! I feel like they make me into WonderWoman. ;) And I really wear them when I need extra confidence for whatever reason. Yours are so lovely and that necklace - and the story behind it - is fantastic!

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    1. Ahhhh Heather ..... a girl after my own heart !!! ... and, I would love some of your other bracelets too. They sound right up my street. XXXX

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  6. I have one of those ASHTRAYS......as I call them mine has a bottom to it so cannot wear!Found in ITALY and HAD TO HAVE MANY YEARS AGO!!
    ARE you wearing the napkin rings too???THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!
    I can SEE NOW!!!!XX

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    1. Hi Elizabeth ..... yes, I wear them all and alternate them with others that I have. I LOVE a bracelet. XXXX

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  7. These cuffs are stunning. The only kind of bracelet I wear is a cuff (tiny wrists). Love your picks! And love love love that quote!

    :)

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    1. Thank you .... I LOVE them and, I now need the wrinkle help more than ever !! XXXX

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  8. Your cuffs are stunning! What a very great deal on the cross! Simply wonderful looking. You sure did get your money's worth! Love that quote too!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer ....... I was very lucky with the cross ..... if only I had bought 100 of them ..... I would have made a fortune !! XXXX

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  9. Your bracelets are beautiful Jackie! I always wear bracelets as well, but I am more a 'ring' girl. Over the years I built up quite a collection! Wish we could still buy silver at the price you bought your cross for. That is a bargain!!!

    Have a great week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Hi Madelief ...... I think we always veer to either liking necklaces, bracelets or rings. I like all of them but favour bracelets. I do love my cross and it was indeed a bargain,
      Happy Autumn Madelief. XXXX

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  10. I , too, love silver cuffs. My husband gave me an Elsa Peretti cuff many years ago and it remains my favorite bracelet and people still comment on it. I also have some ancient old bone bracelets bought in Paris years ago l.. they look like Ivory but with not .. with intricate silver locks.
    It helps to have a skinny wrist lol

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    1. The cuff that your husband bought you sounds lovely and must be very precious to you.
      I also love the sound of your bone bracelets ..... I think that I would love those.XXXX

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  11. Jacky ...your computer is working again !!...happy autumn!..love your post ..love you....Warner autumn hugs from me x

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    1. Yes Ria ..... I'm back !!!!! { more's the pity, some might say !!!!! haha }
      Enjoy the Autumn Ria. XXXX

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  12. I love your cuffs and cross Jackie, what a bargain! I didn't know Chelsea Girl is now River Island. :-)

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    1. Thanks Deb .... it was a bargain wasn't it ? .... and, re Chelsea Girl/River Island ..... you learn something everyday !!! XXXX

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  13. le charme est au rendez vous avec de tels bijoux !

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    1. Merci Christelle..... i peu près jamais quitter la maison sans eux. Profitez de l'automne. XXX

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  14. That is one thing that I too take with me everywhere - my bangles which I wear daily. I rotate them every now and again, but clearly have my favorites which are always on my arms! You have such a lovely collection of bangles!! Even though I don't need anymore, I am always on the hunt for new ones that I can't live without. I hope all is wonderful in your world, Jackie. Alex and I are coming to London in a few weeks for a quick trip and I couldn't be more excited to pack my warmer clothes to wear. I've actually put up a blog post too...crazy I know....haha....much love to you and Mr. H! xxoo

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    1. Ah Cathy ..... we are birds of a feather !! I have so many ... the ones that I've shown are just the tip of the iceberg !! I definitely don't need anymore.
      Wishing you a lovely time in London and will be over to catch up with your post { my computer has been away being mended and I'm only just back on track } Lots of love. XXXX

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  15. What absolutely stunning and unique bracelets! You have a gorgeous collection.

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    1. Thanks so much ..... I have a bit of a thing for silver bracelets !!!! XXXX

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  16. Gorgeous..... I didn't know Chelsea Girl was River Island..... remember the communal changing rooms? Glad that trend died the death!!

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    1. Haha ..... me too ...... especially now it's all going south !!!!!!!! XXXX

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  17. I love your cross necklace. All the necklaces that I wear are on black satin ribbon just like your cross necklace here. It is what I find most comfortable around my neck. I always take the chain off that the necklace came with and replace with a black satin ribbon. Beautiful Jacqueline xo

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    1. Thanks Kerrie ..... your's sound lovely and what a nice idea to hang them on black satin ribbon. They must look so pretty. XXXX

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  18. OMG, I've never seen things this beautiful !!!
    All antique, irreplaceable, treasured items given to you as gifts.
    I wouild wear them all year round too.
    Thank you so much, Jackie, for being with BIO, I'm late to my own party, & I beg your forgiveness.
    Sending love.....

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    1. Oh Marsha .... I'm sure that you have !!
      ...... and, you don't need my forgiveness ..... you have to do so much to organise our BIO posts. I'm sure that I'd be VERY late if I had to do as much as you..... sending love back. XXXX

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  19. I love your amazing style, and silver is so chic with dressing up or down.

    You inspire fabulous pieces, I love to mix my silver jewelry with leather and rope chains. Your cross is soulfully you.

    See you soon.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. I've always loved silver Dore ....... I don't think that I've got anything gold apart from my wedding ring but that's white gold !!!!
      Your jewellery sounds lovely .... I really like the sound of the leather and rope chains.
      Have a great weekend. XXXX

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    1. I am so glad that you appreciated it and found it useful !!!!!! XXXX

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  21. Your silver cross from Chelsea Girl is beautiful; it caught my eye at once (although I don't agree with you about bible hinge)

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    1. You can now see why I love your cross ring Cro !! I thought it might have been a bible hinge as I have seen some very similar on an old bible but, I bow to your greater knowledge as I haven't got any evidence that it is !!!!!! XXXX

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  23. Oh do I love your taste in jewelry Jackie! I too love silver cuffs and rings as well. Yours are amazing! I loved knowing where you got the lovely silver necklace and I can only imagine how stunning it is on you! I really love the way silver looks on the skin. It is always eye-catching (not that I like catching anyone's eye anymore :)))) I LOVE your cuffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope all is great with you dear Jackie, I think of you so often.
    much love...

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