Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pretty Little Things

I love jewellery. I love looking at big expensive stones in windows at a jewellers, I love the £1.50 primark packs of stud earrings, I love big chunky manly watches and I very very rarely leave the house without at least my watch, 2 rings and earrings.

My love affair with jewellery began at 18. I was given 2 beautiful pieces of jewellery by my parents and when I was given money by lots of other family I decided the best thing to buy would be jewellery- it lasts, it can hold meaning and you can use it as opposed to it forever being sat on a shelf or behind glass. I've been hooked ever since. My latest shiny obsession is bugs. I bought these earrings from ASOS last summer


Fly earrings, ASOS
Not really intending to, I ended up on the Temporary Secretary site last week. I had heard good things about their jewellery and have been following them on Twitter for some time (you can do this here). Whilst there, this is what I fell in L-O-V-E with.

Cicada ring, £6 Temporary Secretary
Cicada Ring, £6 Temporary Secretary
Having not seen any bug rings that make this kind of statement, I jumped at this one, and a snatch at £6. It's also an adjustable one-size-fits-all ring, which is great because I can wear it on any of my fingers.

I'd also heard about the Lucky Dip bags available. 5 items for £10 and 12 items for £20. Looking for a couple of gift type things, this was perfect so I picked a 5 item bag. At £2 per item, nothing to lose. All of the items in my bag were awesome, but when I saw this necklace, I knew it was staying right here with me.

Necklace, Temporary Secretary Lucky Dip

Necklace, Temporary Secretary Luck Dip Bag
I've worn glasses since I was 2 years old although since I was 15 I've mostly worn contact lenses for the convenience and better field of vision they offer. I still love glasses and I can't wait to wear this.

So far, so good right? Pretty things, bargainous prices? Well it gets better. I can honestly say packages like this one make me never want to shop with the big boys like ASOS or Boohoo etc again. My goodies came in pretty candy striped bags. They arrived in one piece and were not faulty (ASOS, I'm looking at you). They arrived well within the estimated delivery time.They came with a handwritten post card wishing my enjoyment of my purchases AND a sweetie in with everything. Naturally I couldn't hold off tweeting about the brilliant service, and a lovely response came back.

So to recap- pretty and individual pieces, amazing customer service, efficiency and value for money. My friends, what are you waiting for?

Oh and P.S. they also sell some of the cutest stationery for those of you with penpals or a passion for writing letters.

And P.P.S you can find the Temporary Secretary Blog here
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