Friday, August 10, 2018

Black and Gold

Mille Bangle in Yellow Gold Vermeil (c/o Astley Clarke)
I love black so much that it's becoming a joke with some of my friends. I wear black all the time and even decorated my flat in mostly black and white. It's classic, it's chic, it never goes out of style and it reminds me of my days in New York. Lately I've been hearing things along the line of "Oh surprise... Ashley's wearing black again," but honestly it doesn't deter me. I think black is perhaps my signature colour as much as pink is the hue of choice for Elle Woods. I'm not in mourning, I'm not trying to be invisible and I'm not a dark person, all of which have been suggested to me. I just love the simplicity, versatility and chicness of black. Moreover, I love the blank canvas it provides for me to get creative with accessories and makeup.

Gold bangle, gold leaf ring, hot pink nails, black leather clutch with gold studs

My favourite combo at the moment is black and gold - it seems impossible to mess up, making it an easy choice for days when I don't want to make an effort, but need to look well put-together. The Astley Clarke Mille Bangle in 18 karat yellow gold vermeil is my new favourite accessory and it pops so beautifully against my mostly black wardrobe. It's beautifully designed, comfortable to wear and its texture captures the light in a way that makes it shine. I feel like I can wear this sleek and chic stunner with pretty much anything from jeans and a t-shirt to my most formal ensembles and it never fails to attract compliments. My favourite thing about the Mille Bangle is the white sapphire set into the underside of the bracelet. You can't see it while you're wearing it, so it's like a secret little luxury that's not on show, but only for me. I must admit, I love that little indulgence! 

Gold Astley Clarke Bracelet

Black ruffle trousers, black heels, black top
Top: Old (similar here) / Trousers: River Island / Bangle: Astley Clarke
Clutch: Accessorize - SOLD OUT (similar here & also here) / Shoes: Dune
Sunglasses: Versace (old) / Ring: Chupi / Earrings: H&M (similar here)
The Astley Clarke Mille Bangle is £150 and available in 18 karat gold vermeil as seen above, 18 karat rose gold vermeil and sterling silver. For more information or to score this gorgeous bracelet for yourself, visit

* Mille Bangle generously provided by Astley Clarke, however all views are strictly my own and in no way influenced by Astley Clarke or any affiliated parties.

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