Current favourite small crossbody bags

Small crossbody bags are so cute and convenient. The smaller the better! These bags usually hold my phone, small card wallet, small pouch with essentials, and keys. My three current favourites include: a black leather crossbody with tassel pull, a Victoria Secret dark … Continue reading

Celebrity Antique/Antique Inspired Engagement Rings

It’s been while since I last posted about celebrity engagement rings (Celebrity Antique Engagement Rings and Celebrity Antique Inspired Engagement Rings). I still get excited when I see a celebrity with an antique/antique inspired engagement ring. They are all unique and beautiful. Here are more for your viewing pleasure!

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Jason Sudeikis proposed to Olivia Wilde with an eye catching unique diamond and emerald halo ring set in yellow gold and platinum.

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Alexis Bedel received an antique/antique inspired engagement ring from her Mad Men co-star, Vincent Kartheiser. The ring seems to be set in platinum with an octagon shaped bezel holding a round diamond and a few small diamond details on the thin band.

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Adam Levine popped the question on one knee to model, Behati Pinsaloo, with a beautiful 1930s antique diamond ring. The band has delicate filigree detailing.

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Romain Dauriac, a French journalist, proposed to Scarlett Johansson with an unique rectangular shaped Art Deco diamond ring. The ring features three vertically set round diamonds surrounded by smaller diamonds. I particularly love her ring because it is a similar design to my antique Art Deco engagement ring!

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Sacha Baron Cohen proposed to Isla Fisher with an antique/antique inspired diamond ring (pictured with her wedding bands). The ring has lovely diamond detailing on the sides.

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Mary-Kate Olsen received a vintage yellow gold diamond and sapphire engagement ring from Olivier Sarkozy. It is reportedly a 1950s Cartier ring with a four carat old European cut centre stone, surrounded by a sapphire halo, held by a diamond encrusted basket in the shape of petals.

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Evan Ross proposed to Ashlee Simpsons with a custom made vintage inspired ruby and diamond ring from Neil Lane. The ring is made up of a five carat marquise cut center diamond surrounded by rubies and smaller diamonds to bring out the center stone. It is set in yellow gold and platinum.

Crossbody handbags

My favourite type of bag is the crossbody or sling bag that come with thin long straps. The long strap allows you to wear the bag across the body or off the shoulder. When I go out, and don’t need to take a lot of things, these types of bags are perfect. They are convenient, easy to carry, and easy to access. They come in many different shapes, colours, materials, and sizes, suitable for different occasions such as fancy cocktail parties, casual shopping, or adventurous day trips.

Some of my favourites:

Fossil Leather Vintage Re-issue Floral Crossbody bag:

The style of this bag is also called ‘Saddle’ hangbag.

Vintage leather draw string bag from my mum:

I love the floral print on this one.

Leather crossbody/sling bag from Camberwell Flea Market:

A very simple but easy to access small bag that can fit quite a lot of things.

Vintage Leather Marco Polo crossbody bag:

The bag that started it all. My first leather crossbody bag!

Vintage/vintage inspired ‘Docter’ purse from Camberwell Market:

Perfect for the night out!

Hand Engraved Wooden Box

It was our five year anniversary last week and my boyfriend gave me a beautiful wooden box that he hand engraved. He bought a wood burner/engraver and a plain wooden craft box. He sanded it, engraved it, stained and polished it, and wrote a lovely poem inside the box. It was a beautiful and heartwarming surprise. I think he’s more creative than me!

Fossil Christmas gifts

There was this Fossil bag that I really wanted and my boyfriend got it for me for Christmas. It’s the “Vintage Re-issue Floral Flap Crossbody” bag. It’s comfortable to wear and fits all the essentials. Also, the leather and velvet is soft and supple. I love it! I gave him a lovely Fossil watch.

Non-Traditional Engagement Rings

As you may already know, couples are increasingly getting engaged with ‘non-traditional’ engagement rings that suit their personality and relationship. There is a broad range of ring styles to choose from, such as coloured gemstones, coloured diamonds, antique style, vintage, nature-inspired and so on. Below are a number of unique engagement rings (or right hand rings) I found on Etsy that are both beautiful and inexpensive.

      

Left: Edwardian Antique Gold Diamond Clover Ring from Luxe Deluxe $315

Right: Emerald Cut White Sapphire Gold Twig Ring from Kristin Coffin $675

      

Left: ‘Black Knight’ Black Rose Cut Diamond Gold Ring from Sunday Owl $645

Right: Art Deco Diamond Gold Engagement Ring from Antique Sparkle $765

      

Left: ‘Hydrangea Blossom’ Diamond Ring from Patrick Irla Jewelry $189

Right: Art Nouveau Floral Ruby Rose Gold Ring from Neta Jewelry $294