Skirt: c/o New Look. Earrings & Necklace: c/o Dorothy Perkins. Jumper: Mango. Coat : ZARA.
I'll be honest here and say that Dorothy Perkins isn't the first place that comes to mind when I'm on the hunt for some costume jewellery. So I was admittedly, a little flummoxed (how wonderful is the word 'flummoxed?') when I opened a parcel from dear Dorothy Perkins to find these stunning, lilac and gold pieces from their new 'Polished Collection'. I emailed them straight away to tell them how much I loved the jewellery, and that if I'd seen this set in the shop, I'd have bought them instantly! They're exactly what I love in a piece of jewellery. They pieces are intricate yet 'statement' and delicate but sturdy, in a perfect pastel shade of lilac - ideal for the spring and summer months ahead! I've already worn this set a few times now and with each outing, I've had numerous compliments and surprised responses when I inform them of the jewellery's origin! At first when I heard the name 'Polished Collection', I assumed these pieces would be slightly more pricey - like a premium range, similar to Topshop's premium items which are supposedly of better quality and so carry a weightier price tag - however, these two bits from Dorothy Perkins are very sensibly priced (in my opinion!) at just £16 for the necklace & £10 for the earrings I'd find it hard to convince myself to NOT buy these.