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21/03/2017

Claudia Bradby - New Savanna Collection - No Need To Dress Up


Hello from windy Essex!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of having lunch with Claudia Bradby at a fantastic location that is called the Wolseley in Mayfair London. A very fine dining restaurant. I could have sat and chatted to Claudia for hours and hours. We hit it off straight away, me sharing my tales of blogging and Claudia telling me her story of how she decided to design fine pearl jewellery. The restaurant was buzzing with people, a very lively place, and I will definitely be going there again. If you would like to take a nose, here is the link to the restaurant here And of course you may have seen some photos of the restaurant on my Instagram.

The reason for the meeting was to take a first look at the new Savanna Collection A collection made up from my favourite precious stones Aquamarines and Pearls There was a lot of ooh and ahrring when the collection was laid out on the table!

I have been kindly gifted the long Savanna Pearl and Aqua necklace. The Pearls and stones sit between a fine silver chain and it's a breathtaking piece. 



I decided that I didn't want to dress up to show this gorgeous necklace off. I just wanted to let it shine all by itself. That's the beauty of Claudia's jewellery. You can literally wear anything with all of the items. I love how the models layer the jewels together on the website.


I'm in sunny Leigh On Sea in Essex today. Although it really is windy! The first thing I thought of when I was deciding how to show this necklace was Blue background.


So just a T-Shirt and jeans is the look of the day, with my necklace, Pearl bracelet from my other Claudia Bradby collection (See that post here) One thing that I really like about the Aquamarines on the necklace is the raw cut of the stone. They really are beautiful,  encased in a bevelled silver frame. Aquamarine is Latin for sea water, which I have just discovered. Weird that I chose to take shots near the sea front!


The large Nucleated pearls balance nicely against the Aquamarine, you can actually double this necklace so you have two Aquamarines at the front or two Nucleated pearls at the front. I know that I will be wearing this Savanna necklace endlessly. I don't think pearls should be waiting in your jewellery box for a special occasion, but worn with casual or dressier outfits at a whim.


The necklace has fitted in well with my other pearls, and this can be layered with other necklaces to make a real statement. I'm sure you will see me wearing it with more dressier outfits too! It's my birthday soon and I have just added the savanna bracelet to my wish list!


Do you have pearls in your jewellery box? Do you wear them often enough? I so much prefer them paired with silver rather than gold. I think the silver gives off a more on trend look.

 The designs that Claudia Bradby provides are so wearable and changeable. From a special event or wedding to simply spicing up your jeans and T-shirt, Claudia has brought pearls back into fashion and made collections that will fit into your everyday wardrobe. Take a look at the Claudia's  Pinterest Board to see how some of our well-known celebrities style their Claudia Bradby pearls


I just had to leave you with a close up of the beauty and cut of these Aquamarines

I'm leaving you with two interesting short videos. The first is about how Claudia was inspired to use the Aquamarines and the second is about how Claudia began her popular brand.
Xo Laurie



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  1. Silver and teal perfect. Pearls added in would be adorable. Setting it off against the blue jumper is such a chic understated look. I love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Anna. It's a collection well worth looking at x

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  2. Lovely post. You styled outfit beautifully.
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  3. Dear Laurie, you look fantasic and this necklace is so beautifull!
    XO tina

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  4. That necklace is stunning! Love it Laurie!

    Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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  5. Very elegant! And what a great choice to keep the rest simple!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I just wanted this beauty to shine all by itself! xx

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  6. Beautiful post and pictures Laurie. Love your necklace. I have a Claudia Bradbury fresh water pearl necklace, it is stunning :) Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you Claire. Pearls are so classic! xx

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  7. I love how a beautiful necklace adds such a sweet touch! Looks fabulous!

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  8. This is a stunning necklace Laurie, you're showing it well here. Looks like a windy day for you! I had a few photos the other week in the wind, your hair stays looking super mine, however doesn't! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui. You wouldn't believe how many photos I had to take for this post! xx

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  9. Lovely statement necklace!!!

    Come stop by my blog for my latest collaboration with Los Angeles-based indie brand BACIANO & lemme know what you think!

    Happy Spring!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  10. Beautiful. I like the way you style it, Laurie.

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  11. You look so pretty in this outfit and the necklace is just stunning!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  12. The necklace is beautiful. Wearing it with a plain navy top shows it off so well. Pearls and silver go together so well, I have a few items of pearl jewellery, they never go out of style.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. You can't beat the classics Emma xx

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  13. What a beautiful necklace. Laurie, you look lovely in your jeans and long sleeve tee. What a perfect backdrop for that lovely necklace and the sea was the perfect backdrop for lovely you! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy. It was blowing a gale though! xx

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  14. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party.What a great necklace. The look is the perfect canvas for it!

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  15. Great scenery and can I just add, that wind was playing in your favor ;) Love the necklace! It's simple yet a statement piece
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear,

    xo
    Mel

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  16. I love how that necklace elevates a tee and jeans outfit! It looks so chic and fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up with me every week!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  17. So lovely. As you know, I'm a fan of Claudia's work and I love that you've chosen a backdrop of jeans and top, showing how super pieces look great with casual clothes too.

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    1. Thank you Mary. You must take a look at the new collection. It's gorgeous! xx

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  18. What a beautiful necklace! You're right too, while I could see this looking great with a dress for a formal event it works perfectly with your casual jeans and tee outfit :)


    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  19. Gorgeous necklace, and I love how you paired it with a casual look to let the necklace shine. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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  20. That's a gorgeous necklace and I love how you are giving it full attention here! Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  21. Yes, the necklace is lovely and you've done a spectacular job of styling it and letting it shine against your outfit. But, I must exclaim at how FANTASTIC your photos are. You look fabulous. Thank you for sharing and posting with my link up.

    Rena
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    1. Thank you so much Rena. Still learning on the photography part! Sometimes it works in my favour! xx

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  22. The aquamarine is a stunning colour and I like the simplicity of the design. Yet it remains very striking. I can see that becoming one of your go to necklaces.

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    1. I'm wearing it all the time Jacqui! I love it xx

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  23. Such a lovely casual outfit and that necklace is stunning on you!! Thank you for sharing with us at On Mondays We Link-Up!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  24. What a fabulous thing to do over lunch. I love the Wolesley. Lovely pieces and gorgeous pics of you in Leigh. Thanks for linking up to #TweensTeensBeyond Nicky

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    1. Thank you Nikki. The Wolesley is gorgeous isn't it? I could sit and people watch all day there! x

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  25. Gorgeous necklace! I have pearls but don't really wear them often at all. I may have to pull them out and rock them with my jeans. Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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    1. Your very welcome Morgan. I hope Iv'e inspired you to get them out. Do it! xx

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  26. It looks stunning Laurie, I love Aquamarines too and am a big fan of a longer necklace. Thanks for linking. #TweensTeensBeyond

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  27. Laurie, I love the shimmering blue shade in this lovely necklace. Perfect pairing with jeans and a navy top. It looks great!
    Thanks for linking with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
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  28. Gorgeous necklace! Really dresses up a simple outfit!

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  29. Oh the Wolsey sounds lovely. You and the necklace look gorgeous. I love jewelry that can dress up a casual top it can change the whole look. Have a beautiful day. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. I haven't stopped wearing it xx

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  30. I absolutely love the simplicity of this necklace! Simple and understated, yet, stunning and completely eye-catching! Very versatile! Love!!!

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    1. Thank you Melinda. Thank you so much for stopping by xx

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  31. It looks lovely and great to have some sun for the pics. Thanks for joining us at #TweensTeensBeyond

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