My birthstone is turquoise, though I also have the rare and expensive tanzanite as a second option. I was doing a little research and here is what I found.
‘Reminiscent of the sky and sea, turquoise is a potent protective stone that can get rid of negativity and represent self-realisation, inner calmness, creativity, stability and good luck. What’s more, it is connected with qualities of the sign Sagittarius such as boldness, positivity and compassion.’
If you want to know more about TURQUOISE click HERE
While I love the colour turquoise, I do not own a lot of it. The blues I prefer are of a darker hue, alhough I featured a kimono before in a previous Style Not Age, which is predominantly blue and might have done the job.
But then I remembered a dress that I bought during lockdown from Dunnes Stores (€10) and realised it would do nicely, as it had lots of blues. And I also found a fab bag my daughter left here and decided that was even more suitable. Paired with a pair of white shoes from Asos, my problem was sorted.
Gail’s birthstone is TOPAZ which comes in two colours: blue and orange. And Gail has plenty of blue in her wardrobe, as it suits her so well. But she also has topaz jewellery. Look at her blue topaz pendant, bought on a Greek holiday, and bracelet from Etsy. I also love her Kurt Geiger rainbow bag. You can find out more on her blog IS THIS MUTTON.
Anna’s birthstone is GARNET. While she has very little in dark red tones, she was able to borrow a jumpsuit from her friend Fiona who takes her blog photos. I also borrow from friends, everything from handbags to ball gowns. It really suits her, so she might just keep it. Head over to Anna’s blog ANNASISLANDSTYLE to see what she has been up to on Tresco.
Emma from THE STYLE SPLASH has RUBY as her birthstone. She is wearing different shades of red to reflect the multiple tones and levels of saturation found in rubies. Her rings are an uncut ruby and one with a red glass stone. And her necklace has a small ruby in it. I absolutely love the different shades of red together. Your birthstone colour suits you, Emma.
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This is a lovely summery outfit for you Hilda. Such a pretty dress and it works really well with your handbag too. Hurrah for another challenge done and dusted!
I did a post last week about birthstones. Love drives. And what a lovely dress you are wearing!
You wear it well Hilda, I love this whole look and has inspired me to look for a dress like this. Jacqui x
Ah thanks friend…
I am green with envy for your £10 Dunnes dress. It looks like an expensive model from a stylish boutique. It’s the way you have styled it; the plaited belt around your waist is so flattering & really lifts the whole look. It’s such a dreamy mixture of turquoise & blues. I always look forward to your blogs, not alone for the fashion inspiration but also for your book recommendations. I am an avid reader, head always in a book!
Fran Whyte from Limerick
What a lovely message. I really appreciate you taking the time to write it. And you have reminded me that I need to do another post on the books I have been reading, Thank you so much. xx
You look fab! Love your bag. It’s beautiful!
That dress was such a bargain! I love the bag too!
That’s a gorgeous bag — such pretty colors and the bold geometric pattern is quite interesting. You look great in that dress, and the bag complements the colors, too.
Thanks Carol. I love the bag..