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HOW TO STYLE: LAYERED JEWELLERY

Layered jewellery can seem tricky to get right. Either you’ve layered the wrong jewellery together or you’ve overdone it so much you look like you’re wearing your whole jewellery collection. However, if layered right it can add an accent, a pop to your outfit, and create a unique look. "I don't know how to layer" I hear you say, but have no fear! We've scoured through the internet and put together a list of the best layered looks that's not only easy to follow but easier to add your own twist to the layered look.

Dainty gold jewellery, gradually getting bigger and longer with each chain.

Mix and match gold and silver and add a personalised touch to your layers with letters and/or pendants.

Layer the chunky and statement necklaces with the more delicate ones for a alternative look.

Layer chunky jewellery on top of each other . Make sure they are in the same colour palette.

As a special treat for our layering girls out there, we’ve put together four different layer looks to help you to not only layer but save some cash. With each layered look on offer, there’s no better time to pick up a bargain! shimmer in silver  

Shimmer in Silver with this silver crystal bow and peace tag necklace £45.00* Original Price £82.00

nature calls

Nature Calls layer look available at £38.00* RRP £48.00

GOLD GODDESS

Gold Goddess layers available at £60.00* RRP £121.00

WOODLAND DREAMS

Woodland Dreams layer available at £50.00* RRP £95.50

What's your favourite layering look?

By Hyejin Kwon

NEW YEAR PIECES

A new year is upon us and as the saying goes, out with the old, in with the new! 2015 is filled with excitement, opportunity and the unknown! To a better, wiser and newer you. There is no better way to celebrate than to dance the night away, sharing laughter and champagne with those you love and counting down the seconds till the clock strikes midnight. Whether you are attending a big new year’s party or inviting a couple of close friends to your house or your simply spending some quality time with your family, we’ll all be celebrating a fresh new start along with the rest of the world! The one day everyone comes together to share a common celebration and to drink for a better future. Anna Lou of London offers a wide range of statement jewellery pieces, made to dazzle. You are the main character of your own story, so why not treat yourself and shine bright and sparkle whilst bringing in the New Year? initial  

Sparkle in this Crystal Name Necklace (sml) available at £20.00

cuff

Stand out in this funky Cuff Earring available at £25.00

 neon necklace

 Make a statement in the Neon Heritage Necklace available at £75.00

By Hyejin Kwon

GET THE LOOK: FLEUR EAST, X-FACTOR

Fleur East, if you haven’t heard of her in the past few months, I don’t know where you have been hiding! Initially wowing Simon at the Judges house and moving onto live performances in front of millions of viewers at home, Fleur has captured the hearts of many people with her sassy character and incredible vocals. Although Ben Haenow grabbed the first place spot in the X factor Finals yesterday, not all is lost for Fleur. If the previous X Factor shows are anything to go on, you don’t need to win in order to succeed. As proven by One Direction, Olly Murs and most recently Ella Henderson who have all had chart topping albums after losing out on the finalist crown. Winning doesn’t necessarily mean winning. Although Fleur didn’t actually win X-factor 2014, her confidence, charisma and a-star like performance will carry her onto a bigger and brighter career.

Fleur's outfit always compliments her toned body, in particular her hard rock abs. In these photos she rocks an edgy look, along with her signature name necklace.

You can get the look with our bespoke personalised collection at Anna Lou of London.

gold name necklace

The personalised name necklace comes in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. Available at £52.00 - £62.00.

By Hyejin Kwon

ALOL CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Christmas is officially less than one week away! Celebrations have already begun at Anna Lou of London where we enjoyed Christmas Lunch, mulled wine and good company. We went all out and donned Disney princess outfits. Having a good ole chin-wag, the champagne, laughter and fun flowed as we enjoyed all things Christmas-y. And with Christmas just round the corner the ALOL team have been writing their Christmas wish lists. Here is a rundown of our ultimate pieces from Anna Lou of London. Hopefully this will be helpful and inspire you to treat yourself or to buy for those really last minute ”I still don’t know what to get” people in your life. There's still time guys! You can order any of these non personalised pieces on or before the 23rd of December for a guaranteed Christmas delivery!

Sophie's Top Picks

christmas_wishlistEngraved Disc Necklace available at £67.50

Initial Heart Ring available at £40.00

Bow Hairslide available at £12.50

Coins Bracelet available at £175.00

Ellis' Top Picks

christmas_wishlistELLIS

Crystal Bow Necklace - Red available at 25.00

Inspirational Charm Bracelet available at 55.00

Initial Stud Earrings available at 36.00

Pearl letter Bracelet available at 18.00

We'd love to hear what's on your Christmas wish list this year!

By Hyejin Kwon

CHRISTMAS PARTY PIECES

Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing, party season is well and truly upon us. Whether you’re attending an intimate gathering or a large scale RSVP party, this month will be a whirlwind of celebrations, champagnes and mince pies. This means the perfect Christmas party outfit is top of every girl’s shopping list and a frantic worry and search for the right dress, shoes and jewellery. Look no further! Anna Lou of London offer a wide range of jewellery tailoring to every outfit and styles, be it glamorous, cute, sexy or sophisticated. These stunning pieces will complete your party outfit and make you feel a million dollars.

PEARL EARRINGS

Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings, a reinterpretation of the classic pearl earrings have been spotted on the likes of Emma Watson, Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, adding an elegant and unique touch to any outfit. Available at £47.00.

EAR CUFFS

Rock an edgy look with these glamorous Cuff Earrings. Available at £25.00

COIN NECKLACE

Make a historical statement with this beautiful Coin Necklace. As part of a limited addition collection, it is made from recycled out of circulation coins. Get them quick before they're gone! Available at £125.00

PS I LOVE YOU RING

Show some love this Christmas with a PS. I love you ring. Available at £30.00

CRYSTAL BAR NECKLACE

Add some sparkle to Crystal Bar Necklace to create a modern but effortless look. RRP £40.00, now available at £32.00*

*Offer ends at Midnight 09/12/2014.

By Hyejin Kwon

Plus Size Accessory Style Inspired by Adele

For those of us who aren’t minute, having style can often feel like a near impossible task with the majority of the high street being aimed at skinny minis, with bodycons, clingy fabrics and revealing cut outs everywhere we go. Fortunately, when it comes to your accessories, the world is your oyster and Adele shows us how it’s done - turning any outfit into a success with the use of a few simple accessorising tips to achieve ultimate plus size accessory style.   The look: Big hair with statement earrings. Adele elongates her face by putting it into her signature bee-hive style which takes hair away from the face and ears giving the perfect platform for a pair of big sparkly earrings to dazzle the crowd framing the face perfectly.

 Adele accessories

  The look: The Black dress with matching accessories. A black dress is the perfect background when you’re trying to really show off your sparkles and one of the most slimming colours. We love Adele’s matching earrings and ring. Tying accessories in together gives this look a sense of completion and unity.

Adele black dress matching accessories

  The Look: Hair Accessories By making your hair the signature piece of your outfit, you’re detracting attention from problem areas. Try playing with hair bands, clips and netting like Adele to create a sophisticated and striking look

Adele hair accessories

To see our selection of sparkly jewellery and hair accessories, and have fabulous plus size accessory style inspired by Adele, click here. by Daisy Searle

10 Spring Essentials every Brit Needs...

This time of year can be a royal pain in the behind at times with regards to the weather. The sun likes to deceive us and then we leave the house with only a light jacket to find its actually arctic levels of freezing and don't even get us started on those hailstones. Sun one minute, golf ball sized hail the next. Us Brits have to be prepared for it all, and so there's certain items that no Briton should be without. We've compiled the top ten spring essentials every Brit needs to own if they want to survive a Spring in the land of all weathers, and most of them should preferably be kept on your person at all times. 1. The umbrella - well of course this has to be the number 1 essential. It's best to carry a small umbrella in every bag you own just to avoid getting caught out! 2. The Parka Jacket - ah the parka, the jacket which will see you through every eventuality from muddy festivals to weekend trips abroad. Normally they are fleecy on the inside to keep you warm and have that all important waterproof exterior. Win win. 3. Wellington Boots - can you see a trend developing here? Welly boots are now seen as a pretty fashionable item though so you can easily get away with them for more than just a festival. We love the colourful Hunter styles. 4. A Pair of Sunglasses - did you know that the sun can harm your eyes even through clouds? Apparently in cities we are much more susceptible to sun damage because most of the time we don't even realise the sun is hitting us through all of the pollution. Always carry your favourite sunnies and even if you feel a bit silly wearing them on a cloudy day, we promise it's doing you good. 5. The multifunctional scarf - as well as your winter woolies, everyone needs a lighter scarf which can work with all of your outfits and easily be thrown into your bag. One amazing scarf can be tied around your hair when it gets warmer, around your neck when its a bit cooler and added to bag when you just need a bit of colour injected into the outfit. 6. A transitional dress - a dress that's easy to throw on in a fun floral print is a must for a british spring. Add tights and boots on colder days, go bare legged and add a denim jacket on warmer days. 7. A pair of 'wear with anything' boots - its not quite sandal weather but your ready to give up the winter shoes so a cute ankle boot is definitely your friend at this time of year. Wear with that dress we mentioned above and layer your legs as appropriate. 8. The lightweight knit - it may look sunny sometimes but once the sun goes so does any heat that came with it and you can be left rather cold come evening so a lightweight knit is the ideal in between. Keep it thin and easy to throw over tees and under jackets and that way it can be rolled up and slipped in your bag should the sun come out. 9. A great hair accessory - you know the scenario, you do your hair lovely first thing in the morning and by the time you reach the office having battled the elements you look as if you crawled backwards through a bush. Keep a jazzy hair accessory on you at all times to save you from having to survive a whole day of bad hair. Whether its a stylish bobble or glam headband, it's worth keeping in your handbag. 10. A bag big enough to fit all of the above!

The Ultimate DIY Mother's Day Hamper

As you may have heard us mention a few times, Mother’s day is very fast approaching. For those who haven’t quite got around to it yet (eek pull your finger out), now is the time to turn your mind to one of the women you love the most. This year, instead of the half wilted flowers and slightly rubbish card, why not go for something a little bit special with the ultimate DIY Mother's Day Hamper. This is something you could even do with your own little ones on a rainy afternoon with little else for entertainment.  The Photo Album We all know how much Mum’s love to wander back down memory lane with the aid of a sentimental photo album. Find or buy a notebook and get creative! You can cover with sequins, make glitter hearts or even get funky with some florescent paint! Pull together some silly photos of you both from years gone by, and with a little bit of prit stick, some page decor and some cheeky annotations, you have yourself a cheap yet charming home made photo album. The Biscuits Because which Mummy doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Baking a batch of biscuits is a lovely and simple task that will leave your house smelling gorgeous and will be a lovely home-made treat to accompany Mummy’s afternoon cuppa! Wait for them to cool before putting into a clear cellophane bag and finishing with a ribbon. Here’s a recipe for some exceptionally scrummy custard and white chocolate biscuits! The Necklace that Says it all Although time’s run out to order a bespoke piece, there’s still just about time to really show her you love her with one of Anna Lou’s ‘Love you’ pieces. This necklace is one of our favourites. The Decoration Cover an old shoe box in wrapping paper (you knew you’d use it one day!), plump up with some tissue paper and fill with your goodies! The perfect Mother’s Day Hamper from the perfect daughter!

Choose it, Style It, Shoot it... The Love Necklace by What I Bought Today

We're loving an all gold jewellery look at the moment and it seems one of our blogger ambassadors, Anneli of the blog What I Bought Today is in agreement. We asked her to style up one of our most popular necklace designs, the love necklace, and along with some of our gold stacking rings she's put together a great easy weekend look. She's made double denim look pretty damn stylish and the gold tones of her jewellery compliment the subtle shades of her outfit perfectly. Read more about Anneli's styling tips below... The Love Necklace by What I Bought Today What I bought Today Love NecklaceLove Necklace by What I Bought Today"I am so into gold at the moment; layered, dainty, statement and unique styles are my current favourites and I love anything personalised." "I was so pleased to be asked to be one of the blogger brand ambassadors for Anna Lou of London! So much of the range is right up my street, and fits perfectly in together with my existing jewellery. I chose the dainty ‘Love' chain, which looks great together with other gold pieces on my wrists and hands, to complement the overall look" Love Necklace by What I Bought TodayWhat I Bought Today gold jewellery"I also adore the more chunkier gold trio ring, which I layered together with two simple gold rings. It’s all about adding your own touches to your jewellery." Love Necklace by What I Bought Today"I'll be wearing my Anna Lou of London pieces stacked, layered or on their own - simple pieces go with everything." We're also pretty pleased to have Anneli on board as a brand ambassador. To see the full post and get more tips on how to style this outfit, check out her feature here. All images courtesy of What I Bought Today. Thank you to Anneli for the short interview.

Get the Look: Spring Outfit Inspiration

This time of year can sometimes be the most difficult to dress for. It's not quite warm enough to thrown on a summer dress and lose the coat, yet with the sun shining down on us we want to feel suitably Spring- like. So as always we're looking to our favourite celebs for some spring outfit inspiration on what to wear during this transitional period. These are some of our favourite ways to look Spring ready without being caught out should the heavens open. get the look, spring outfit inspiration Add some florals a la Gisele Bundchen Ditch those black and grey skinny jeans and embrace a floral trouser or pastel print denim. Being a trouser you don't need to brave bare legs just yet, yet you give a nod towards summer trends. get the look spring outfit inspiration Inject a pop of colour a la Reese Witherspoon No need to move away from the monochrome colours completely but by adding an electric hue you can turn your everyday office look into the perfect transitional outfit. get the look celebrity spring outfit inspiration Go sheer a la Allison Williams Nothing says Spring ready better than a smart but sexy sheer white shirt. It's the perfect transitional piece as it works for day and for evening, throw on a pair of courts with your smart trousers and you are ready for cocktails after work. get the look spring outfit inspiration Dress up your denim a la Karolina Kurkova It's the oldest trick in the book but denim is your best friend during the season change. A pair of distressed boyfriend jeans will look great with flats and a comfy sweater at the weekend and equally as good with heels and a blazer for week day meetings. Layer a warmer coat over the top of your blazer for added warmth. What's your go to style during this transitional period? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting us @annalouoflondon or following us on Facebook.