Elevating the everyday

Somewhere along the way I got kinda casual.  Oh wait, I think I might know what happened…  a baby, a house in the country, two dogs, free moments a distant memory, realised I’m a bonafide mid thirties grown up.  Yep.

But you may have noticed over the past few weeks I’ve started dressing my tees and jeans (aka mama uniform) with gold.  It started innocently enough with a project with Ottoman Hands and grew into a borderline obsession where I want to wear ALL the pieces ALL at once ALL the time.  And so now my desk is littered with these beauties and I am really over the moon to share that I will be something of an ambassador for this wonderful brand.  So you will likely see a lot more of the magpie inducing prettiness over the coming months and I truly could not be happier about that.  Here’s why…  Ottoman Hands was founded in London by Deniz in 2010 and grew from a stall in Portobello Market to a brand stocked in stores all over the world – girl power.  Working with Turkish artisans, Deniz creates one of a kind pieces loyal to the beauty of ancient Ottoman jewellery making traditions with beautiful gems and metals – originality (basically the kind of stunning pieces you usually only find on holiday and wonder why there’s nothing quite like it at home).  The delicate pieces look perfect worn alone or layered up (yeah, I know I got a fistful of gold – that’s my new thang) and that fits my style – honestly I have rediscovered my love of jewellery over the past weeks.  And you know what else?  The prices ain’t gonna scare you either.

In other news I plastered my living room pink (I use the term ‘I’ somewhat loosely) and I love it, like stroke the walls daily love it (and yes it’s a complete coincidence that the walls make the perfect backdrop for photos); so if you’re looking for me you can find me swanning around my half decorated home dripping in gold.  And a t-shirt.

hammered semi circle & pearl necklace   |   open hexagon necklace
circle stacking rings   |   feather ring   |   black flat pebble ring
open diamond bracelet   |   black flat pebble bangle
all Ottoman Hands

tee – River Island   |   jeans – Zara
berber rug – Next

With thanks to Ottoman Hands for supporting this post.



  1. 27 Sep / 7:29 am

    I lvoe dainty gold pieces like this!

    And yes, motherhood instantly leads to a more casual style! But you’ll have more energy and time to experiment more when baby is bigger – I just embrace the postpartum time and think about clothes as little as possible, if it’s easy and clean it gets worn haha! Plus when you can dress up your casual style with pretty pieces like this it really helps you look and feel more put-together! 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thankfifi
      1 Oct / 10:05 pm

      So true – if it’s easy and clean it gets worn! 85% of my clothes are still in boxes after moving house so I literally have a handful of things in rotation and it’s a whole lot easier on a day to day basis to not even think about the clothes. And the pretty gold bits sure do help me feel *slightly* more put together.

  2. 27 Sep / 12:20 pm

    Love these pics wendy, the plaster back drop is a genius idea 😉

    Mel x mediamarmalade.com

    • Thankfifi
      1 Oct / 10:05 pm

      Thanks! It wasn’t originally meant for photoshoots but we can just call this a very happy coincidence!

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