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Goodness and Gold | Little by Little Jewellery*

By November 13, 2017 Ethical, My Style

With age, my style has evolved over the years, drawing me closer to items and elements that I never used to appreciate when I was younger. Part of this evolution involved discovering the joy of high-quality jewellery and saying goodbye to costume necklaces and rings which turn my fingers green. They’re sustainable investments and certain pieces have now simply become part of me…

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

WHAT I WORE: Floaty Cover-Up (Jumble Sale) // Geometric Slip Dress £47.00 (Mayamiko)* // Recycled Denim Choker (Yours Again)* // Watch (Timex)* // Silver Rings (Old & Gemporia*) // Gold Wedge Fan Ring £45.00 (Little by Little)*

My love of rings started when my mum sorted through her jewellery collection a couple of years ago, discovering a silver ring which no longer fit her but was in perfect condition. Fortunately, I was handed it down and you can now see it gracing my finger in almost every picture I post. It’s simple and the stone isn’t anything too spectacular but it’s definitely been and will continue to be sustained by an emotional attachment to it.

It took a few weeks of taking it on and off before I realised I could simply wear it all around the clock because it wasn’t going to wear away or turn a different colour like all of the other jewels I owned previously.

Peculiarly, I get a sense of satisfaction from the idea that just anybody I pass in the street will never know how long it’s been there with me and that yes, I carry it with me all day and every day; it isn’t just a decoration to match what I’m wearing.

For someone in their teens who most definitely isn’t nearing marriage anytime soon, it gives me a similar sense of pride as to wearing a wedding ring (okay, maybe not quite in terms of the meaning behind it but I now get a sense of what it can feel like). It’s the one thing which makes me feel complete even if I’m having a bit of drab day, sartorially.

I added my next ring to my right hand not too long after and although it may seem even simpler, the sparkle to it is what’s missing from my first original addition. And now here I am, donning my third; a gold number – because I’m not against mixing metals – which can fit almost all my fingers (I have tiny ones so it was nice not to have to get a ring measurer out) and has a rather special inspiration behind it…

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little was set up in 2015 by Annabel, a jewellery designer, and Georgina, a cookery author. Combining their two passions, not only do the duo create beautifully designed jewellery to last a lifetime but they also put their energy into supporting the charity Action Against Hunger; the global organisation combating world hunger and providing healthy livelihoods for those in need.

It’s the reason as to why my ring might remind you of a fresh slice of lemon, which is rather fitting for me as not only do I love lemons but where I’m staying in Italy, is dotted with lemon trees around the garden.

Our main aim in establishing Little by Little in 2015, was to make a difference in a sustainable manner. That is why we partnered with Action Against Hunger.

Action Against Hunger’s teams work in nearly 50 countries worldwide to carry out innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene. The money that we have raised has generated enough funds to build a latrine and feed 100 malnourished children for a day.

I have to be honest and say that there are plenty of brands out there that label themselves as ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’ simply for the work they’re doing with what they generate from their revenue. I’m of course in no way against companies which do this but it can make you feel sceptical of what their end goal is all around.

A lot of the time when people ask me how to know if a brand is truly ethical, I tell them to trust their gut instinct and work out whether the brand is truly passionate about spreading awareness for the issues that affect the industry.

Speaking to Annabel about her core values made me understand and appreciate that it isn’t all about donating money once the item is purchased – it’s about being transparent and responsible from stage one. Although I’m able to let myself and others off for purchasing unethical jewellery and watches due to how long they last, it feels refreshing and satisfactory when you know your jewellery has been made with care.

The intricate jewellery is lovingly created by a well-established jewellery producer in Lima, Peru. The factory has been running for 25 years. It now employs 350 people.

From its inception, its aim was always to bring opportunity and employment. It does this by giving jobs to people with no prior technical experience, training them in the art of jewellery. Having visited I can verify that it is a well equipped, safe and spacious place to work.

Whereabouts are Little by Little items manufactured?

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger

Little by Little Ethical Jewellery for Action Against Hunger
whomademyclothes~ WHO MADE MY RING? ~
There are a number of different individuals that put together the different elements of Little by Little jewellery. Everything is made from scratch. The team are well-skilled jewellers who make and manufacture the jewellery. This is led by Sandra Romero and Piero Reinoso.

Fashion with a cause is often easier to get behind morally within the realm of ethical fashion because we know for certain that our money will be reinvested into something we support and believe in. Although this is the case the whole year round and I don’t need to sell anybody on it, I think as we near gifting season, it’s something to pay attention to. Little by Little combine charity and ethics; a double whammy!

Not only can you gift somebody with a piece to treasure for years and years to come, you can also gift them with a story and a positive message that they’ll be reminded of whenever they wear their new jewels or when, like me, they look down at their new ring every day.

Do you see jewellery as a sustainable investment? How would you style up my ring? Let me know in the comments!

(This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Little by Little. Read my full disclaimer here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Jewellery & Accessories for A/W 13*

By September 3, 2013 Fashion

Unfortunately, the leaves are turning. Autumn is upon us, and it’s time to change up our wardrobe. I’ve rounded up the best picks for your Jewellery & Accessories for A/W 13. At very cheap prices, anyone can afford these pieces…

seasons online jewellery Turquoise Bracelet//Ring//Pearl Collar//Tartan Scrunchy//Tartan Scarf

Turquoise Stone: I’ve seen a lot of this type of stone on jewellery recently, and I think it’s going to be even bigger this upcoming season. It looks great with anything monochrome, and it looks more expensive than it is. I love this bracelet and it looks great with the leather straps. The ring is also really nice! I love how it is such a statement piece, and it’s definitely a key piece for anyone’s jewellery collection!

Pearls: As I said in this post, I think pearls are definitely on the rise. Although this collar does not feature real ones, it’s still effortlessly gorgeous, and would go with any simple dress. After the film, The Great Gatsby, the rise of this type of costume jewellery has shown!

Scrunchy: I love the old school vibe of scrunchies. Although some people think these are just a little too retro, I think they can complete any outfit, especially when they are brightly coloured like this one from Season’s Online. It’s a cute and bright addition to your collection, and would look amazing with a simple smock or skater dress.

Tartan: The scarf and scrunchy are perfect examples of tartan. The print is quite hard to get right, but when you add a touch of it to an outfit, you will most likely get it spot on. Mix the scarf with a leather jacket and you’ll be ready to rock! Plus, it’s Buy One Get One Free so… it’s a bargain really!

I hope you liked this round up of Jewellery & Accessories for the new season! My favourite has got to be the scrunchy! It’s so cute!

(This is a sponsored post on behalf of Season’s Online. I may have been gifted or paid to write and publish this post, but all opinions are 100% honest and are in no way biased. All content was written by myself. You can read my full disclaimer here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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My Style: Pretty Mixmatching Prints*

By August 27, 2013 Fashion, My Style

Bonjour! It’s taking my ages to actually take the pictures for this My Style instalment. I tried it at the beach, but my hair got wet, but then I realised that we recently bought a tripod and remote for our camera. Which means… I can take the photos myself! Woop! Excuse the weird 2 toned hair colour… not sure what happened there…

ootd5 ootd3 ootd1ootd8What I Wore: Floral & Embroidery Print Bomber Jacket £18.00 (ASOS Petite), Monochrome Aztec Dress (H&M – Jumble Sale), Cyan Jelly Shoes £19.00* (Sun Jellies), Love Beaded Bracelet £3.50* & Spiral Above Knuckle Ring* (Both from Daisy Mae Jewellery)

Except from changing into a swimming costume or my PJs, I have been living in this outfit the past week or so. Slight exaggeration, I do change. I just love it! It’s a very LLYMLRS inspired outfit, because I have been loving how she mixes bright colours with monochrome. I haven’t really known how to wear my ASOS Jacket since the #stylebloggerawards, but I think this is the perfect way! It’s casual but it has a certain ‘some-in’ some-in” going on. It’s incredibly comfy too! Even in the heat, this jacket doesn’t get too hot, unless you are in direct sunlight, then you may, quite possibly, boil up into a brightly coloured soup (with croutons of course.)

ootd4 ootd2 ootd7As I said, this outfit is very LLYMLRS inspired. I’m trying to make my style a little bit more retro and quirky because I just love certain aspects of the retro vibe, but at the same time, I want to keep my grunge feelings running through my style, and of course my love of mixing prints.  Looking at the above picture though, my hair looks ginger at the front and dark brown at the back?! Weird lighting alert haha!

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In terms of jewellery with this outfit, I like to keep it simple, which means adding 2 cute pieces from Daisy Mae Jewellery. I found Daisy’s store over Instagram and instantly fell in love! She makes all the pieces herself, and I am obsessed with her chocolate and cake inspired rings! They are amazing! Daisy kindly sent me this gorgeous bracelet and ring. My favourite has got to be the bracelet! I was going to by a similar one ages a go for about 5 times the price because I loved the little gem (it says ‘love’ on the otherside!), but this one is so cute and it makes my summer tan look that little bit more.. tanned. Haha!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t so happy with the ring. I absolutely loved it when it arrived! It was rose gold and really shiny. There was a little note with it which told me to add a coat of clear nail polish, and I forgot 🙁 The ring is now a copper colour which doesn’t quite look as dainty. I love the shape of it, and it is the perfect of sizes, but it’s a shame it is now a funny colour!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Give-Away & Review with Harts + Crosses*

By March 12, 2013 Competitions, Fashion

Bonjour! Hello! Ciao! I am back again! This post has been long awaited now, as I have been a little bit poorly and busy with the family, I am now ready to do it! As you probably know already, I’m a fan of jewellery! I love festival style jewellery, bold necklaces and dainty little bracelets, and I know somewhere which has all of that, for the best prices! Harts & Crosses sell things that are purse friendly prices, with purse friendly P&P prices too! They are fun, cute and really friendly, and I am sure you are going to love them!

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4From L to R: Crossector Bracelet £2.50, Cameo Necklace £1.00 (On Sale), W-Oven Bracelet £0.50, Feather Ring (Out of Stock), Hey Daisy Earrings & Cross Charmin’ Earrings.

All of these items are super cute! My favourite has got to be the ring, which unfortunately has sold out, but there are plenty more cute rings to choose from like this Dragon Fly Ring, which I love! I also love the Cameo Necklace which at first I thought would be so dainty, you wouldn’t even be able to notice it, but after taking it out of the packaging, I realised how nice it is! The chain is a nice size and would look really good on top of a big scarf. I also love the woven bracelet! It would look good with loads of them together, which I actually may do… 😉 Harts + Crosses are a great brand, and you really should go take a look at them, because I reckon you’ll come off the site with something in your basket!

photo 2 photo 5 photo 1Here are the cross & daisy earrings. They are both brilliant! With daisies & crosses being in trend this spring, you cannot go wrong! If I had my ears pierced I would totally wear these all day long! My favourite are the crosses because they could make any outfit a bit more edgy! As I just said, I don’t have my ears pierced, so! I have decided to run a give-away! Harts & Crosses have allowed me to give both pairs away to one of my readers! Which is brilliant, because I will be celebrating 1 Whole Year of Blogging on March 29th 2013.  Here are the instructions and T&Cs:

harts1yearTolly Dolly Posh Twitter//Harts + Crosses Twitter//GFC//Bloglovin’//Tolly Dolly Posh Facebook//Harts + Crosses Facebook.

COPY THIS AND TWEET IT: Enter the @TollyDollyPosh & Harts + Crosses Give-Away: #fbloggers #bbloggers

This Give-Away is open for EUROPEAN countries. I will NOT post outside of EUROPE. If you are UNDER 12 please make sure you have your parent/guardian’s permission before entering. If you have not done all 6 steps, I will not except your entry (If you do not have one of the social media platforms, please tell me in the comments). This Give-Away will run until the 29th March 2013. The prize is not refundable, and cannot be swapped for any other Harts + Crosses product, or voucher. The prize will be the exact 2 pairs of earrings shown above, which are both brand new. The winner will be revealed on the closing date.

(This a * review. I am very grateful to Harts + Crosses for letting me review their products and do a Give-Away. I wish them a productive and successful year! All the opinions in this review were 100% true. I wouldn’t lie to you – would I?)

If you would like to see your products in a post like this, or you would like me to host a Give-Away please Contact me here.

Please vote my blog ( as the ‘Best Teen Blog’ in the Company Style Blogger Awards here.

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Top 10 Jewellery Essentials

By August 27, 2012 Fashion

From the results of my Survey, you guys said that you want more Top 5 & 10 posts, so here is one for you! I will definitely be doing more of these posts so if you want more stay tuned! Also, you can still enter the Survey here > TDP Survey.

1. River Island Maggie Mega Friendship Bracelet Pack £16.00 (ASOS)2. Mixed Opaque Stone Ring Pack £12.00 (ASOS)3. Flower & Jewel Drop Earrings £15.00 (ASOS)4. Stone Articulated Collar £28.00 (Topshop)5. Scandi Ear Cuff Pack £10.00 (Topshop)6. Gold Cross Rope Necklace £4.99 (Newlook)7. Gold Pyramid Stud Earrings £2.50 (Newlook)8. Black Diamante Lions Head Chunky Bangle £18.00 (River Island)9. Gold Tone Pearl Surround Stud Earrings £4.00 (River Island)10. Silver Cage Cuff £5.99 (Newlook)

If you don’t realise, I have put the Top 10 in 2 sections, the first being ‘Statement Pieces’ and the second being ‘Simple Pieces’. I am sure you will need all these pieces, and the should suit to all your outfits!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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ASOS Swallow Ear Cuff Review

By July 13, 2012 Fashion, My Style

I must say getting Next Day Delivery, is great! You don’t have to wait for things you love! Here’s what my new Ear Cuff looks like…

Ear Cuff on my ear!

Here’s my review…

Comfort – 9/10, Size – 7/10, Look – 9.5/10, Stylishness – 9/10, How Much I love it – 10/10. Total Score = 44.5!

It fits quite well at a certain point of my ear, but that’s understandable, because it’s not really meant to fit an ear of my size 😉 but you can adjust it so it grips on better. The size is good, and the Swallow stands out quite well, but it’s not massive. The Look is awesome, it is silver and I usually flick my hair over, so it looks really rock chic! It is really stylish, and I have looked around, and they are very in trend! I love it so much, because for £3.00 in the sale, it is a bargain! I am so glad I bought it, and if you want one, I really do recommend it. There are different styles, like ones that go around your ear, and other ones that have earrings attached. They totally rock!

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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School Girl Accessories!

By May 2, 2012 My Style

As it is basically Exam time right now, I thought I would do a post, on a few things you could treat yourself to after all the work! Take a look…

Holystone Bag £12.50 (Jack Wills), Georgie Eclectic Brooch Alice £10.00 (Accessorize), 10 x Cutesy Stud Set £10.00 (Accessorize), Ted Baker Sassey Purse £99.00 (ASOS), Red Canvas Women's £34.99 (TOMS Footwear), Britney Spears Circus Fantasy £27.00 (Boots).

The 2 which are my favorites, are Circus by Britney Spears & the Holystone Bag. I love the fragrance by Britney Spears, it smells really fresh, and slightly fruity, which I love! I also love the Holystone Bag which one of my friends from school, bought a similar version of, and it is really good value for what it is, I recommend it!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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