Bookia, Rose Gold + Accessorising…

Have you ever felt so busy, yet you also feel as if you have accomplished very little or nothing?

I have been in that muddled state lately, but the stirrings of life out-of-doors can never fail to cheer me up.  I’ve also found myself wearing lesser layers and lighter clothes, and that makes me happy.  I push the limit sometimes, too, because I’m lucky that I don’t get cold easily… but I do manage to raise quite a few eyebrows around town.  I can’t help thinking that if only I were Scottish, romping around town in skirts and bare legs might be more easily forgiven.  *sigh*

Any way!  Here’s a quick outfit post with my beautiful Flaska Laverne ‘Bookia’.  My man bought it for me as an early Christmas present last year, and I only managed to use it once since I got it because of all the rain we’ve been having.  The leather is just so buttery, soft and gorgeous, and to protect it I found myself hiding it awkwardly under my coat from the raindrops.  I decided to put it away until dryer weather came along, and a few days ago, I brought it out from its dust bag to bring some fun to my outfit.

Blazer:  Talula by Aritzia (2010)

Top:  ASOS Top with Peplum and Bow Detail (2012)

Skirt:  Juicy Couture (unidentified) via eBay (2012)

Necklace:   Swarovski small ‘Loveheart’ pendant in Provence Lavender (2011)

 Bracelet:  Modern Mix Boutique ‘Skyler’ rosegold bracelet (2012)

Ring: cubic zirconia sterling silver leaf ring with rose gold plating (2009)

Bag:  Flaska Laverne ‘Bookia’ in chocolate (2012)

Shoes:  Bloch ‘Arabian’ ballet flats in stone wash (2012)

You don’t see it very well because of the lighting, but the bag stands out so well against navy and black.  And of course, the colour is so aptly described as ‘chocolate’… every time I look at it, it reminds me of a half-bitten milk chocolate truffle with a cherry centre.  So excited, and hope to use this bag more often… it would look just as beautiful against the lighter colours of Spring fashions, I think!

I’ve been trying to accessorise a lot more, as well… Being a girly tomboy, (isn’t that such a …a paradoxical dichotomy?!) I like pretty things, and I have some pretty jewellery, but I don’t wear them enough because sometimes it can just feel like a hassle, and I worry about scratching or ruining them because I get into scrapes a lot.  It’s one of my New Year’s resolutions, though… to not just keep pretty things, but to use them too.  That’s the point of having things, after all!

For this outfit, my lavender heart necklace ‘matches’ the navy hues of my outfit,  while the rose gold bracelet and ring provide a complementary contrast and looks beautiful and expensive against the bag.

I’ve also decided that I like wearing my arrow bracelet higher up on my arm.  I just couldn’t get it to sit snug and tight on my wrist, but pushing it up a little, it fits perfectly and adds interest in a different place.  Yay!  I have so much fun making my jewellery work for me.  🙂

Have any of you ever had to learn how to accessorise?  Any inspirational ideas to share?


— Miss Cathie


  1. Cindy
    March 10, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    Love the bag! It is gorgeous and I didn´t know the brand!

    • Cathie
      March 25, 2013 / 10:59 am

      Hello Cindy,

      I just discovered it last year and it has quickly become one of my favourites. It really is so much fun discovering new labels from around the world –everyone has so much beauty to offer!

  2. April
    March 14, 2013 / 3:44 am

    Gorgeous clutch!!!! Is it a new brand? It´s so unique!

    • Cathie
      March 25, 2013 / 10:56 am

      Hello April, from what I understand, Flaska Laverne’s been around for a few wonderful years! ^_^

  3. March 14, 2013 / 8:54 am

    I find a lot of inspiration from classic movies. Things one just doesn’t see these days, like multistrand pearls, brooches, etc.

    • Cathie
      March 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

      Hello Kathleen,

      I do like pearls and brooches, but am always worried about ‘aging’ myself, so I try to go for coloured pearls that are not perfectly round, and brooches that are a bit sassier to compensate. How do you do it?

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