Sunday, 3 February 2013

Restyle Night Whisper and Wild Rose Necklaces

If you've been reading this blog for a long time, you'll know how much I love jewellery. I feel bare when I'm not wearing any, so my collection is beginning to get quite big! I discovered Restyle a few weeks ago through reading numerous blogs that mentioned them. As much as I love Alchemy Gothic, I've always been a little bit put off by the price, so I was really interested when a saw that lots of people were saying that Restyle was a cheaper alternative.

I was a little bit unsure about ordering directly from Restyle because of it being in a different currency (I'm easily confused to say the very least) and I wasn't sure if I'd have to pay extra to convert it into pounds. Instead I ordered them from here, because I'd used that website before. They cost more than buying them on the actual Restyle website, but I figured that not having to pay the postage to get them shipped probably equalled it out.

I went for the Night Whisper necklace because I don't own a lot of purple necklaces except for my Morticia necklace. I thought the bat was adorable and that it would match my Morticia earrings. It features a silver bat with outstretched wings above a dark purple stone set in a silver frame. The rectangle stone isn't as bright as I was expecting, it's a really deep purple. My skin is really red in these pictures; I think I was reacting to the wash powder again! You can also see the shadow from my camera - I couldn't quite position it to capture the jewellery properly and not get a shadow, sorry!



I really adore this piece because it's a little more understated than most of the jewellery that I own. It hangs really well and the detailing on the bat is really nice. The only issue that I have with this one is that there seems to be a bit of a gap between the frame and the stone on the lower part of the necklace. Fortunately you can't see it when it's on so it's not a major issue, but I thought I ought to mention it nevertheless.



The other necklace I went for was the Wild Rose necklace. I'm really into deep reds at the moment and this one captured my attention immediately! I was torn between the necklace and the matching earrings - in the end I went for the necklace and decided that if I liked it I could always buy the earrings at a later date.  It features an oval dark ruby gem in the centre surrounded by roses and leaves, with two black stones either side and one hanging from the bottom.



This is definitely my favourite of the two necklaces. It's a really ornate and beautiful piece. I love more intricate jewellery designs and this is exactly the sort of thing that I love. I can't decide if buying the earrings to go with it would look a bit much or whether or not it's nicer on its own! The gem really catches the light.

On a side note, I also ordered this blouse last week in a size small, which was listed as being a UK size 8. I'm actually a UK size 4-6, but I've known size 8s to fit me, and I'd also heard that their clothing tended to be on the small side, so I took a gamble and ordered it. It was not a size 8. Nowhere near. It was more like a size 10-12, it absolutely buried me. Just a warning if anybody is looking at the clothing!

Overall I'm really impressed with the jewellery I bought; the quality is excellent for the price. I'm still debating ordering this fake fur stole, but I'm really worried after my experience with the blouse I ordered that it'll be too big. If anybody else has bought this, is it huge? I'm also very tempted by that red rose handbag too...

Have you bought anything from Restyle? What did you think?

Disclosure: I bought both of these necklaces myself.

16 comments:

  1. Hihi - I've bought that bat-necklace too and there is also a gap between the stone and the metal frame ... but I really love it :)

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    1. The gap doesn't bother me too much because you can't see when it's on, but it really is a lovely piece! I don't own anything similar so it's a nice addition to my collection!

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    1. I'm really pleased both of the pieces I bought! I have a few other pieces on my wishlist too.

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  3. Oh god wow all this jewelry is perfect! I must add some to my wishlist, it all looks ever so perfect. Suits you well too :)

    Elle xxx
    http://ellelouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is really nice! Very good for the price too. Thank you!

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  4. Oh my goodness! This necklace is exquisite. It makes quite a statement!

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    1. It really does! It catches the light beautifully so it's pretty hard not to notice it! I love jewellery that stands out so this is definitely my sort of thing!

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  5. They are two amazing pieces Claire, and the last one screams you all the way around, i won't say much about Restyle,because you know my opinion, i think the numbers are far of what they promise, bigger and smaller then the measures on the site.
    But two things i love about them, are the jewels and the corsets, so i would probably break my promise and end up buying some more things from them soon.
    Regards

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    1. That's exactly what I thought as soon as I saw it! Plus I don't have any pieces quite like it so it's a nice addition to my collection.

      I really wish I'd taken your advice and not been tempted by the clothes! They really do need to sort out their sizing or at least give more accurate measurements. I do really love their jewellery though!

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  6. Love your blog! I'm a size 10 according to this size guide:
    http://www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk/gothicclothessizeguide-g-20.html
    and the M fits me perfectly :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it! That's interesting, I wonder if I somehow got a medium by mistake? I was so disappointed because it was such a gorgeous top!

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  7. Hey, I'm looking at the restyle necklace to match my morticia earrings as well! I also have the Elizabethan ring. Alchemy Gothic's purple stones are kinda a redder violet tone I think, and I was worried Restyle's purple might be too deep/blue toned. Do you find that the restyle necklace matches them well?

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    1. Hi, the bat theme makes it a nice match, but I agree, the colours are very different. As you said, the Alchemy purple is on the lighter side with a little more red and the Restyle stone is darker with more blue. I do wish the Restyle necklace was a similar colour to Morticia ones as they would lovely together! Alchemy did bring out a necklace to match the earrings (I bought it with the earrings) and it was unfortunately discontinued. I've taken a photo of the Restyle necklace with the earrings so you can see the difference:

      http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee452/nocturnalbeauty/DSCN6997_zps39e85725.jpg

      I hope this helps! My apologises for the late reply, I've been swamped by revision lately!

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  8. Thank you! It is too bad they don't match :( but I appreciate knowing before I bought it!

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  9. I have the Wild Roses necklace and absolutely love it - for the price it's very good value and really makes a statement. I tend to wear it with Spin Doctor's Stephanie corset top (which I adore), as it sits on the neckline beautifully. I did dither over the earrings but in the end decided it would be overkill and wear smaller silver one's instead (Johnny Rocket's skull earrings are perfect, though eye bogglingly expensive - thankfully a gift for a special birthday).

    Love you blog :)

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