Can I Wear Gold Jewellery Even Though It ‘Doesn’t’ Suit Me?

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.

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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:

The Sequinist wearing a sophisticated black and cream outfit.
Lisa (The Sequinist) chose black and cream to tie in with her rather sophisticated outfit.

Midlife Chic wearing an Autumnal inspired necklace.
Nikki (Midlife Chic) chose a dainty necklace with Autumnal tones.

Not Dressed As Lamb wearing an Autumnal leaf cascade necklace.
Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb) went for a cascade of Autumnal leaves.

What Lizzy Loves wearing a bright, jewelled bracelet.
Liz (What Lizzy Loves) teamed bright jewels with a stunning red dress.

RetroChicMama wearing a turquoise beaded bracelet.
Michelle (RetroChicMama) chose aqua beads and styled them with blue denim.

Annette wearing Autumnal colours and silver necklace.

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.

Cheerio.

9 Comments

  1. November 2, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Oh my oh my you are luminous Michelle! Your skin is not sallow it’s olive & you’re beautiful wearing the gold, lovely choices mate.
    xxx

  2. November 2, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I love the gold on you, I think it is gorgeous with a brunette! You look so beautiful here, Michelle. The high octane necklace really suits you, and your skin (as always) looks glowing. My crystal ball says there is gold in your future. xx

    • November 6, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Ah thank you Lisa! It’s weird how we get these ideas in our heads, I still think silver is more flattering but there be gold in them there hills and I’m going to be wearing it
      xxx

  3. November 4, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Looks to me like you can wear gold and silver, but I know exactly how it is when you get this idea in your head that you ‘shouldn’t’ wear certain colours/tones. I am definitely a winter colouring but I think I may have taken it too seriously and am now in the process of having a word with myself and intend to throw the rule book out. You should too as you look amazing! Linny x

  4. November 6, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Yellow gold is such a cornerstone of jewellery pieces in Asia that never once have I even considered that it may not suit all skintones. What an interesting concept 🙂 I also remember being not too fond of it and preferring white as well as rose gold trinkets instead, which as my mother would lament, do not (then) carry the same resale value hahaha I think you look amazing, Michelle, and the gold suits you quite nicely. As you’ve rightly pointed out, it’s all about wearing what makes you feel good as versus what society deems acceptable. I’ve never been one for rules anyway.

    p/s My weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live on the blog, and I’d love for you to stop by and join in xoxo

    • November 10, 2016 / 8:13 am

      Thanks Emma! I am beginning to embrace my hair’s love to curl rather than fight it,

      xxx

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