EARRINGS - THE FOLLY BOUTIQUE / SCARF - TOPSHOP / CARDIGAN - VINTAGE / DRESS - NEW LOOK / RING - DIANA BROUSSARD AT THE FOLLY BOUTIQUE / BOOTS - MISSGUIDEDEver since I watched the Sex and the City movie, and saw Jennifer Hudson's character showing off a gorgeous 'borrowed' designer handbag to Carrie, I've been obsessed with the idea of loaned fashion. I mean, why buy into a trend that's so expensive when you're undoubtedly only going to wear it for one season before making way for something new (classics such as a black Chanel tote aside of course - I'm talking about a Moschino McDonald's jumper or Stella McCartney's hoofish platform loafers)?
I love the thought of being able to rent an item for an event or two, before sending it back when I'm finished. This way, I can try out different looks before committing to a purchase, or simply never own an expensive item - just borrow them.
The Folly Boutique is a website where you can do just this, with designer jewellery. The site stocks hundreds of stunning pieces by amazing names such as Orly Genger, Loren Hope and St. Erasmus, and offers rentals for the duration of three or six days from as little as £15; simply choose the piece you'd like to rent, wear it for your special occasion, then send it back to The Folly Boutique in a postage-paid envelope.
Convenient, right? This could just be my favourite site of the year.
In this post, I'm modelling the 'Peony Pearl Ring'* by Diana Broussard and the 'Double Pearl Hook Earrings'* from Folly Boutiques' own brand, The Folly Studio. I absolutely adore both pieces - pearl jewellery makes such a beautiful statement - and I would definitely recommend giving the site a go for your next occasion.
Browse by designer, jewellery type or occasion such as Christmas Party or Business Meeting. If it's minimalism you're after, Myia Bonner makes beautifully simple pieces in silver, gold and a darker rhodium; however, if you like to make a statement, Tessa Metcalfe's jewellery is so effortlessly cool, you'll want to own it for yourself. Click here to have a browse, and let me know if you spot any pieces you love!
*Gifted for review