If you follow Bruised Passports regularly, you would know that Vid and I went on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate my birthday because we’re of the firm belief that holidays make turning an year older somewhat less tedious :-).
A fancy holiday and an occasion called for some special jewels. I dislike precious jewellery but I couldn’t have packed my usual bohemian accessories either – they would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb amidst satin gowns, ornate staircases, and bejewelled capes on the cruise ship. Then I got lucky – I was sent some jewellery by a US-based jewellery house, Kanupriya. This package really couldn’t have come at a better time. All their jewelry is 22kt gold plated and handcrafted and embellished with semi-precious stones sourced from Jaipur , Arizona, and Bali.
Their decadent jewellery has been worn by the likes of Oprah Winfrey , Kaley Cuoco, and Meagan Good, so I spent my evenings on the cruise feeling pretty special.
Ever since we spoke about our love for cruises, so many of you have asked us to write a post on packing for Cruise holidays. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to compile an edit of some interesting accessories you could pack for black-tie dinners and smart-casual dinners on board your cruise ship.
Collar Tips: ASOS
Blue Statement Earrings: River Island
Wrist Cuff: c/o Kanupriya
Bangles: c/o Kanupriya
Gold Clutch Bag: Peacocks
Corsage: Marks and Spencer
#1 A wrist-cuff that goes with EVERYTHING – this textured gold cuff is perfect to add glamour to any outfit
#2 Bejewelled Collar Tips- they are perfect to add interest to a basic black or white shirt
#3 Jewel-Toned Statement Earrings
#4 Gold Clutch Bag – pair it with a corsage on your wrist to tszuj up your outfit
#5 Edgy Loafers – up the ante by swapping your heels for a pair of studded loafers
#6 A Layered Necklace – combine it with art-deco inspired earrings when the dress-code stipulates ‘smart-casual’
As usual I saved the best for last- the perfect dinner accessory is *drumroll* a glass of wine of course!!
That’s a wrap- those are some of my favourite accessories for formal dinners. If you’re going for a picnic or BBQ this summer, then you just need to hop over to Bruised Passports’ post about my favourite summer accessory.
What is your most favourite accessory?