When I was styling the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Lifestyle event, I came across the jewellery brand Livto which I immediately fell in love with.
Not only do I like their jewellery but the Livto story is lovely too. It’s amazing how many businesses start out with best friends from school getting together and making “their own rules” and it was the same with Kate and Gemma, the creators of Livto. Taking simple coins, they stamp words or phrases on them – there’s a selection of twelve quotes, or it’s possible to choose your own quote of 17 letters for £5 extra (different criteria apply to different items). I love the fact that the business is made of only a tiny team and that everything is made by hand and individually wrapped by the girls.
I’m wearing the double rose gold necklace (£27.99) together with the tan leather bracelet (£20). Livto also make silver bangles which can be personalised and with Rose gold being so popular at the moment, this Rose gold bracelet (£25) is a real winner and makes a fab Christmas present.
There’s a huge trend at the moment for personalised things – from monogrammed luggage, to notebooks with quotes on them, to gifts bearing your children’s name or indeed your own name. There’s something so special about receiving a personalised gift and the Livto jewellery is brilliantly priced.
In addition to Livto jewellery and the Mint Velvet top and Boden coated jeans that I’m wearing (neither of which seem to be available any more which is a bit rubbish!) I’m wearing the Carter boots from the Reiss outlet (£95). I whipped them off the feet of my sister in law when she was here. Apparently she was after some Reiss boots and the staff in her local store directed her towards the Reiss outlet (online) which has a great selection of past season pieces at a reduced price – so another little gem to peruse when you have a spare five mins.