Urban Raven Review

Toward the end of last Month, Shiran from Urban Raven and I got chatting on twitter (as you do) and discussed how nice it is when a blogger genuinely connects with a business and can work well together, as the chat progressed, we worked out that we were a pretty good match (collabs are a bit like blogger dating in a way) anyway, I had a browse of Shiran’s Etsy shop and picked out this absolutely stunning sailor themed handmade pendant to review.

Urban Raven upcycles materials that you and I would consider rubbish and manages to turn them into the most stunning pieces of jewellery. From earrings made out of computer chips to beautiful pendants made out of original vintage stamps, you’re sure to find something to suit among the plethora of handmade goodies and the best bit…each piece is unique.

I chose the naval stamp necklace as a little to nod to Luke, some of you may know that he is an Ex-Sailor so anything a little nautical is must have. I love the fact that the pendant isn’t a novelty item, it’s a teeny piece of history with a whole story behind it that we’ll probably never know but it’s been given the chance to make a new one albeit around my neck – I guess that’s what upcycling is (minus the neck part).

Receiving the pendant (in the most beautiful packaging, might I add) gave me the inspiration to write another OOTD post as I have so many outfits that can be made with the help of this pendant. The first one that popped into mind was this bright yellow tunic I picked up in the Boohoo sales, as you’ve probably guessed, I love yellow! It’s my happy colour and I immediately feel cheerful when wearing anything yellow. I love the fit and material of this tunic, it’s perfect for summer and spring and adds sunshine to the dullest of days. The embroidery around the neckline adds some boho chic which is complimented by my Birkesnstocks (found in TK Maxx for £25…kerching!) that I will be wearing all summer. I teamed the tunic with my leather-look leggings (also from Boohoo) I have a love/hate relationship with pleather leggings; whilst they offer an alternative to generic day-to-day leggings, they do tend to rip and tear quite easily (maybe I need to invest in a better quality pair) until I look like a tiger has attacked me, I’ll continue to wear these.

Now I’ve gotten into the swing of editing my photos, expect a lot more fashion posts from me and definitely expect too see a lot more if this pendant featured in them. Check out Urban Raven for some more stunning pieces and be sure to follow them on twitter at @UrbanRavenShop to spread some small business love.

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