For years now I have avoided gold jewellery. Why? Well, having a sallow undertone to my skin (think a toned down version of the Simpsons), I believed the ‘rules’ and stuck to silver, white gold, platinum and rose gold.
Now I do believe that golds and yellows are not really my colours, they tend to make me look ill. Yet so determined am I to challenge each rule, that when Eternal Collection offered me a selection of jewellery from their collection, I found myself filling my basket with the all things gold. Because I wanted to answer this question:
Can I wear gold jewellery even though it doesn’t suit me?
I decided to choose some bejewelled pieces – pieces that would catch the light. My thought was that the light bouncing from the jewels would counteract the glow being cast onto my face by the gold settings. And you know what? I think it works. Granted I do have a bit of a tan which makes a difference, but all-in-all I think it’s a bit of a success.
Dress – F & F / Jacket – Thrift store / Booties -New Look / Jewellery – c/o Eternal Collection
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The last pic isn’t photoshopped – the necklace really does sparkle THAT much! I do think I’ll be exploring more gold pieces in my future. As I said, I think my slight tan helps as do the bright nails. What do you think? Can I wear gold jewellery or should I stick to silver?
Eternal also offered the other members of The Over 40 Collective a chance to choose pieces for themselves. This is how they styled them:
Lisa (The Sequinist) chose black and cream to tie in with her rather sophisticated outfit.
Nikki (Midlife Chic) chose a dainty necklace with Autumnal tones.
Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb) went for a cascade of Autumnal leaves.
Liz (What Lizzy Loves) teamed bright jewels with a stunning red dress.
Michelle (RetroChicMama) chose aqua beads and styled them with blue denim.
Annette (Lady Of Style) wearing an intricate silver necklace.
I adore participating in The Over 40 Collective collaborations. It’s fascinating to see how seven mature women, all with very different tastes, style pieces from the same supplier. Click over to their blogs and show them some love.