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TREND: SINGLE EARRING

Could this be the simplest trend to pull off? If you’re anything like me, there’s bound to be a cluster of single earrings, you've lost one side to but you can’t bear to throw them away. Now the perfect solution has come our way, in the form of the single earring! That’s right, I said earring – and no, you haven’t read that wrong. Louis Vuitton, Celine, Tory Burch and many more, sent their models down the fall 2014 runway with one big statement earring in preference over the traditional matching earrings. Now, I must admit, initially I was a little apprehensive about this fashion trend, what if no-one realised I was going for the one earring look? What if it just looks like I’ve lost the other side of my earring? However, this trend has been gaining momentum off the catwalk with some of the most stylish ladies rocking this mismatching look. Most notably our girl crush Emma Watson has been supporting this trend on various red carpet appearances. The perfect mixture of cool and pretty, try styling this with simple clothing to put focus on the jewellery.

Achieve the same look with our Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings £47.00

PEARL EARRINGS

ARROW EARRINGS

Arrow Earrings £17.50* - RRP £35.00

coin earrings

Gold Coin Earrings £65.00

EAR CUFFS

Cuff Earrings £25.00

Will you try this trend?

*On sale for a limited time.

By Hyejin Kwon

2013 Brand Highlights!

Can you believe 2013 is almost at an end? It's been a crazy but great year for the Anna Lou brand and although we are sad to see it go, we're all looking forward to whatever 2014 will bring! As a little farewell to this year and to thank all of our customers for their support over the past 365 days we've brought back some of our most loved pieces to the site and are offering you the chance to shop our bestsellers at reduced prices today. So if there was ever a jewellery item that passed you by earlier in the year, then this is your chance to grab it before it's gone! For your viewing pleasure we've also collated some of our 2013 brand highlights into a fun montage as a little reminder of all that the brand has achieved this past year! So without further ado, these were our 2013 moments (and please do share yours too!)... 2013 brand highlights January - We shoot our new look book and team up with the lovely Olivia Purvis as she becomes our 2013 brand ambassador. February - We launch our products in House of Fraser stores across the country. March - The ALOL brand goes global as we visit Tokyo for the first time! April - Anna Lou of London takes part in Jewellery Week and  we show our collections to a whole new set of jewellery lovers. May - The now much loved social tag necklaces launch online for the first time! June - We host our first blogger event and have a ball doing it too, with our 'Anna Lou gets personal' evening! July - Our bespoke 'design your own' service gets bigger and better than ever! August - We launch our new evening wear Luxe collection to much acclaim and our new fashion blog is born! September - We hit LFW and take part in the Handpicked Media suite with our new collection. October - It's Tokyo take two and the launch of our new younger collection - Miss Anna! November - Anna Lou of London products make up the goody bags at the Cosmo Blog Awards and we see our girl Liv Purvis take home the prize of best fashion blogger! December - Ahead of Christmas we launch our collection in Selfridges and host our very own design your own jewellery events! What a year! Do tell us what your highlights have been in 2013! We hope you all have a fantastic New Years Eve and celebrate in style - Here's to 2014 and all it brings!

Inside Anna's Stocking...

Inside Anna's StockingInside Anna's Stocking...

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas this week and are enjoying the holidays (eating plenty of mince pies) and gearing up for the new year celebrations! I had a great day with the family and despite the stormy weather it was the perfect Christmas! As something a little different on the blog this week I thought I'd do a more personal post and tell you what was inside my stocking this season. Santa was very good to me this year and brought me plenty of my most coveted items (thank you hubby) and these were a few of my faves: 1. An adorable lingerie set from Freya Lingerie 2. A new iPhone case from Lazy Oaf 3. A chic clutch from the Cambridge Satchel Company 4. The Anatomy of Fashion by Colin McDowell 5. A DIY gingerbread biscuit kit from Biscuiteers 6. My favourite scent - Chanel No. 5 7. Smokey Eye shadow set from Bobbi Brown 8. A pair of sprinkle socks from Happy Socks What did you get in your stocking? Send me a tweet @annalouoflondon and tell me all about your Crimbo pressies! Anna  

Happy Christmas from the ALOL Team!

Just a quick post today to wish all of our customers and readers a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS from us all here at Anna Lou of London! We hope you all have a fantastic day however you celebrate it - eat, drink and be merry! Thank you for all of your support over the last year and many happy returns! Festive wishes The ALOL Team x

Sale starts Today!

It may only be a couple more days until Christmas and more than likely your last day of work (happy days!) but we have an extra little treat for you ahead of the festive season! Yes our end of season sale starts today! Hurrah! From today you can expect up to 50% off some of our bestsellers on the website AND as if that wasn't enough there is also free shipping on all orders over £25 every day during the sale! So as well as picking up some of your favourite pieces at half price, you can sit back and let them arrive at your doorstep hassle free! It's a Christmas miracle! So now that Christmas pressies are out of the way, why not indulge yourself!

Anna's Christmas Playlist!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWKsDemzH58 The holidays are almost here and we're all in those last couple of working days before the Christmas period which let's face it hardly ever revolve around that much 'work'. At ALOL HQ we're busy packing up Christmas orders, gearing up for a big end of season sale (stay tuned!) and getting into the festive spirit by banging out our favourite Christmas tunes as loud as they will go in the office! We found this Christmas playlist on Youtube by Vevo and thought we'd share it with you so that you too can get into the mood on your walk/ drive/ cycle home this evening! Here's to a fab holiday season!

Three Ways to Wear - The Alphabet!

Last week we discussed slogan jewellery but this week we are looking at a more personal trend – wearing the alphabet! Nowadays there are lots of different ways to add the personal touch to your jewellery but one of our favourites remains adorning your jewellery with the simple initial. More subtle than the name necklace, initialled or monogrammed pieces can give your outfits an injection of your personality without giving too much away. There are many options from the initial necklace to stamping them on the front of your favourite leather purse but we’ve put together our top three ways to wear the alphabet this Autumn Winter…
  1. Monogram it – Monogram initialing is a huge trend at the moment and in much part because it’s the less obvious form of personalisation. A monogram can look arty, creative and unusual and not like the regular initial stamp. Put your stamp in a bright colour on a leather cuff or simple bracelet.
  2. Initial It – For the more classic option, add your initial to a pair of simple gold earrings or long pendant a la Anna Della Russo.
  3. Spell it – similar to those slogan jewels we spoke about last week, adding multiple initials to a charm bracelet can be a great fun way to add personality. Spell out a word that means something to you, and once you’ve collected a few charms you can switch the words up daily to keep everyone guessing!
Do you have a favourite type of personalised jewellery? How would you wear yours? You can shop all of the Anna Lou of London alphabet jewellery here.

Stocking Fillers for Young Girls!

Still looking for a few more things to fill those socks on the mantelpiece with? No matter how much you put in them they just never seem to fill up do they? Today we thought we'd bring you a few easy and affordable ideas for stocking fillers for young girls! Although the obligatory tangerine and chocolate is a must, it's nice to treat them to something a little special too. Our younger Miss Anna range of jewellery consists of bright, colourful and fun pieces all made from acrylic and perspex ideal for younger jewellery fans. With everything from crystal necklaces to quirky cuffs we've got stocking fillers for the younger years sorted. And the best part? Nearly all of the items are under £20! Check out our pick of the top ten stocking fillers for young girls below: 1. Rainbow Necklace - £20 2. Crystal Bow Hairslide - £20 3. Cherry Hairband - £18 4. Crystal Initial Necklace - £20 5. Ice Cream Earrings - £22.50 6. Lovely Necklace - £20 7. Strawberry Cuff - £18 8. Heart Hairslide - £12.50 9. Cat Bangles - £15 10. Watermelon Earrings - £15   What do you think of our choices? Have you got any great ideas for stocking fillers?

Last Chance to Order Bespoke before Christmas!

This weekend is your last chance to order your personalised or bespoke pieces and guarantee Christmas delivery!! Yes it may only be the 7th December but remember that it can take up to two weeks to create your bespoke masterpieces, engrave those messages, add on those special dates, make sure the chain length is correct, get the font you've requested, you get the idea right? We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke service that really caters to what YOU want and like to make sure we get all of the little details perfect for you to ensure you get an item/ gift you are truly happy with and want to treasure. But of course all of that care and attention requires a little time so if you are thinking of getting your other half/ best friend/ mum or yourself something unique and personal this Christmas then don't take any chances and get your order in by the end of day tomorrow. We can then work like super troopers to ensure it gets to you in time for Christmas and you don't have any disappointment when the presents under the tree get unwrapped on Christmas Day! For all of your other orders you have until the 13th but for bespoke items your last day to order is the Sunday the 8th! Email us today with your specifications or order straight from the site!

Everyone's Wearing... Slogan Jewellery!

You've heard of slogan tees but now allow us to introduce you to slogan jewellery (and the slogan necklace to be precise). Not to be confused with the name necklace or initial necklace, the slogan necklace is from an altogether different family of jewels! While the name and initial necklaces are personal, often quite dainty and fairly subtle, its slogan counterpart is bold, loud, powerful and aims to make a statement. First seen on the likes of Lanvin's AW13 catwalk show, this trend has slowly filtered down to the high street and strong messaging through jewellery is now big news. There have been many variations of Lanvin's now infamous words of 'happy', 'cool' and 'help' but you can find lots of other options too. Whether you prefer handwritten scrolls or block capital charms doesn't really matter, the key with this trend is to choose powerful and inspiring words to really give your jewellery the wow factor. So what words or phrases speak to you? What would you choose to dangle around your neck? Although you may already be aware of our bespoke name necklaces at Anna Lou of London, what you perhaps didn't know is that we can create that same design with any word or words of your choice. So if instead of 'Anna' you'd rather have 'Awesome' then that's no problem. We also do the same thing with our name bracelets and our knuckle duster rings and we can even add a hashtag if you want to be really of the moment. If this all sounds a little too in your face for your style then check out our engraved tag necklaces which come with various inspirational words adorned such as 'Dream' 'Happy' and 'Achieve'. If you want something quirky, and more affordable, then peruse the Miss Anna range of slogan necklaces with everything from 'Billionare' to 'Lady' in bright colours. Will you be joining the slogan crew this season?