HOW TO: Design Your Own Charm Bracelet

Sunday, June 21, 2015

If you had the chance to design your own piece of jewellery, what would you create? Would it be something that expresses your stand out style or an artful piece to remind you of a special moment in time?

The Emma & Roe Collection by Michael Hill lets you become the designer and create an individually inspired piece to stand out from the rest. Known for their charm bracelets, every girl will be able to find a piece that represents them but with over 680 charms to choose from, building your own charm bracelet for the first time can be a little confusing. 

In case you're not sure where to start, I thought I would share my process with you which hopefully offers a few helpful pointers! 

1. Start with the bracelet 
When selecting a bracelet, try to look for something that you could wear from day-to-night. Something that matches the colour palette of your wardrobe and daily accessories such as your bag, watch, classic necklace or studs.

So with this in mind, here are some blank canvas bracelet options:

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If you're still unsure as to which bracelet design matches your day-to-day style, browse through Emma & Roe's pre-built bracelets or search #emmaandroe on Instagram for design inspiration. 

2. Choose Your Length 
After selecting your bracelet, depending on the size of your wrist, choose the size available that feels most comfortable on your wrist. 

3. Choose Your Charms
What represents you? 
Start with the pieces that have the most relevance to you such as your starsign, zodiac, initials or something that represent your childhood nickname.

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What/who do you love? 
Consider charms that represent your hobbies, things you love, your favourite colour, your pet(s), things that represent people you love. 

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Where have you been? 
For the girls who love to explore, find some charms to remind you of the countries you've been and save some room on your bracelet for the charms you'll purchase on your travels as a memory token. 

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What is your style? 
There are also abstract and decorative pieces to choose from, its always great to have at least 2 or more of these pieces to showcase your personal style or add colour and add balance to your bracelet's design. 

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I hope that was a helpful guide to building your own bracelet, I would love to hear how you would build your own bracelet and which charms you would choose from Emma & Roe!

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Fame & Partners - Chanel

Monday, June 8, 2015

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Chanel dress by Fame & Partners, Shoes by Boohoo || Photos by Tito-licious 

About The Dress 
"The Chanel dress by Fame & Partners is a bonded scuba jersey two piece set featuring a criss-cross bandeau neckline, off-the shoulder sleeves, and a fitted cropped bodice. The accompanying skirt features a fitted waistband, peplum detail, and an asymmetrical pleated hem."

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Ripple in Time With Ruby Sees All

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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I can't wait for the release of this spectacular collection from one of my favourite Australian labels, Ruby Sees All. Stay tuned for more previews, coming soon to stores!

I promise you'll fall in love with the sleek silhouettes, classic colours but with a modern and edgy twist. I know I have!

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Dion Oversize Coat

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Dion Oversize Coat by Trend Threads, Roll Neck Jumper by H&M || Photos by Tito-licious

Although I haven't missed the weather back home, I have missed the luxury of layering, oversized coats and jumpers and my greys on greys. 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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In a few hours time I'll be boarding a plane on my way to Shanghai to witness a long and dear friend finally get hitched!!! I can hardly contain my excitement and hopefully I can take a few snaps when I'm overseas and upload my memories along the way.

Thank you Shilla the Label for keeping me nice and toasty in this oversized cardi for my trip. It'll be my Shanghai uniform, no doubt!

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Textured Stripe - Staple The Label

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Textured Stripe Top by Staple the Label, Tailored Pants by American Apparel, White Coat by Boohoo || Photos by Tito-licious 

I'm certain after putting this top on that this winter I'll be living in Staple the Label. Not only do they have a great range of rib roll necks, they haven't stepped a foot wrong in monochrome stripes their selection of monochrome stripes and layers... one of my favourite combinations!! 

To keep it simple and to let the stripes do all the talking, I've gone borderline labcoat with my white on white. What do you think, yay or nay? 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Have you ever bought something you saw online only to realise that it doesn't look nearly as good on you as it did on the size XXS model wearing it on the website? Well, I'm a self confessed vertically-challenged-and-pear-shaped-shopaholic and I hear ya sista! I love online shopping for its convenience but it's hard to imagine how certain outfits will look on my body shape compared to the tall, leggy blonde who has probably never had to pay for a drink in her life, wearing it in the picture.

This is why I've come to love Sizeable. Sizeable recognises that all women come in different shapes and sizes, their website features a range of models with different body types wearing clothes available to buy from the Sizeable online store including some of my favourite Australian labels: Ruby Sees All, Keepsake The Label and Black by Geng.

When shopping on Sizeable, I simply click on "Pick Your Model", find the model that best fits my body shape (each model even has her own profile and measurements so if you're not sure you can measure yourself and compare it to the model's profile) and for the remainder of my shopping experience, I get to look at realistic representations of how certain outfits would look like on an average gal like me!

Now THAT is how all online stores should be, don't you think?

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Movin' in my Movers Stripes..

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Ever felt so comfortable in your clothes that you could wear them forever? That's how I feel when I put on culottes, flat zip boots and 100% rayon tops. 

A perfectly covered but breezy combination, great for the unpredictable Sydney weather. 

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P.S Don't forget to follow me on Instagram: @annnieo and see the latest pics from the Reebonz Blogger Night at Park Hyatt 

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