We are now entering one of our favourite times of the year, where occasion after occasion is pencilled into the diary, making you wonder when you’re ever going to get a minute to yourself. As you start to fill up your weekends and Bank Holidays with a wedding here and a christening there, you realise that outfits need to be planned and your occasion wear jewellery needs to be bought.
With the season fast approaching, us KASHKA girls thought we would let you in on the occasions we are attending this year in a bid to inspire you with your outfits and to give you an insight into the jewellery we will be wearing.
Rosie’s occasion wear jewellery
The girl with the bursting-at-the-seams Filofax who is attempting to recycle the same dress
It’s true! Rosie, our Marketing Manager, is a self-confessed shopaholic who has a Filofax with no empty weekend from now until September. From holidays and birthday parties to day trips around the country and concerts, it’s a wonder how she is fitting in a day out to the Ascot races, a work dinner and a wedding. But she’s going to do it, and in style too. She may be recycling the same dress, but she’s going to make her look different by changing the occasion wear jewellery she wears and complementing the different colours within the dress… or maybe she’ll just opt for a new dress instead!
Rosie tells us that she has bought herself this floral number from Chi Chi London for her events this summer, and will wear it to Ascot with a navy fascinator, blood orange court shoe heels (which she will probably regret as she slowly – and dramatically – sinks into the ground) and silver Venus earrings. Because of the bardot neckline she isn’t going to wear a necklace, as the neckline is enough. She is going to keep it simple, and only wear earrings and a watch.
For the work dinner she is attending, this is a formal evening, but not formal enough to warrant a fascinator, so she can afford to be a bit more relaxed. For this she plans to wear some strappy black sandals, the Nina bracelet and matching Nina Drops in rose gold to warm the bright and bold colours in her dress. Having said this, she seems to be seriously toying with the idea of a new dress completely so we’ll have to stay tuned for that one…
Now for the wedding – and boy do we love weddings at KASHKA! The wedding is the last of Rosie’s events in the calendar, but the reason why she bought her dress in the first place. She tells us that she does have another occasion-worthy dress already in the wardrobe, which is this lacey teal v-neck number from ASOS, which she will probably take with her (because a girl needs options, right?), as well as the dress that she is adamant she will wear to all three events… we think not.
In any case, for both of these dresses, Rosie will be wearing the Venus earrings in gold (she makes no apologies for the fact that she brags about her love for them in the office on a daily basis) with the Nina silver bracelet. If she wears the teal dress from ASOS, then she will also pair this with the silver Twilight necklace.
Naqiyah’s occasion wear jewellery
Someone’s off to a wedding…
Naqiyah, the founder of KASHKA, has not one, not two, but THREE weddings coming up this year. To all of those weddings, she will be wearing traditional Indian clothes, like she has done to every wedding in the past, where she always sports an Indian silhouette rather than something more Western.
The colours of Indian clothes are rich in colour, bright and aesthetically beautiful – reminding us of regal clothing – which is why it is important to complement this with elegant occasion wear jewellery that adds to the beauty of the outfit.
As a cardinal rule, Naqiyah doesn’t wear necklaces, but with Indian dress who needs one anyway?
Oana’s occasion wear jewellery
Day to night, you know how it is
Oana is our most newest member to the team and will be attending her first work event in the next couple of weeks, which she is very excited about. She will be going straight to the venue from the office, so it’s one of those outfits that need to take her from desk to dancefloor. On the evening, Oana will be rocking a pair of black skinny jeans with a sheer blouse and comfortable shoes, which is the best way to keep it smart casual, whilst not killing your feet in heels.
To vamp it up, Oana would pair the elegance of the Nina Drop earrings with our Orbit bracelet for her occasion wear jewellery, to make more of a statement. Mixing in pearls to your day outfit will instantly transport you to the evening, and you can keep this simple with one of the Orbit bracelets, or take centre stage on the dancefloor by stacking them.
Being the newest addition to the team, we were curious to find out what Oana likes most about KASHKA’s products and here’s what she said:
“I love the shapes of the jewellery; they are chic and elegant yet feminine and youthful at the same time. The designs are discreet and perfect for anyone who loves jewellery, but also perfect for the individual with an edgier style. Above anything though, my favourite thing is that the brand has its own great beliefs and values which affects everything they do, from the people they work with right down to the products they create.”