Beautiful Roses…not just for the garden…

So apparently this season accessories are the new black. Aside from the practicality of such a fashion philosophy, it also works well in these recession impacted times. After all, there is no better (or more efficient) way to update an existing wardrobe than with the addition of a few well chosen accessorising pieces – remember, contrast or complement ladies. Rather than allow these challenging economic times to completely hamper my shopping style (or in other words force me to sacrifice the joys of shopping altogether…such a horrible thought), I’ve simply learnt to adapt to the current set of circumstances.

I recently indulged in a little ‘accessorising’ when one of my favourite online stores, Maubourg took a fantastic 50% off all their in-stock items. I took the opportunity to purchase two beautiful Joveeba ‘Rose Belts’ – one in black and one in silver. They are gorgeous beyond belief and I’m convinced they will make any outfit transform into something even more wonderful.

Joveeba Rose Belts

A strong economy will need some strong spending, and I feel obliged to do my part for the good of the country. In any case, there is much to enjoy about purchasing accessories. There are a wide variety of items available at any given price point, they are often more compact than clothing (and therefore easier to hide if necessary), and regardless of how you’re feeling on any given day, they will always fit.

The only downside with focussing spending on accessories is that items such as jewellery, scarves and belts are so much easier to buy than clothes (and may therefore negate any perceived money saving intentions). But with that being the only real negative, I hope you’ll agree that the positives certainly win.


  1. Jess

    Those are just gorgeous! Off to check out those shops…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jess – Aren’t they divine?? I’m feeling that I’ll be going through a bit of a ‘belt’ phase for a while. Really I can’t help myself really when there are so many pretty designs to choose from…

  2. Paul

    I have lots of birthdays and celebrations coming up. I never know what to get people. I will just trust you from now on, I think.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – Flowers in whatever form they come are always a very happy present alternative…the challenge of finding a great gift for someone can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task – happy to help in any way if I can…

  3. The Triple Echo

    Lovely and chic rose belts for adorning the waist year round. The black roses are a front runner for me.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Triple Echo – I have to admit that the black is my favourite too, but the silver is a really lovely shade of light-purple grey, so I’m hoping it works well also…I just couldn’t stop at only one!!

  4. Mental Mist

    They are beautiful :)!! My favorite accessories are large painted wooden bangles that go clunk when i hit the keyboard 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mental Mist – Aren’t they gorgeous?? I’m thinking that I’m going through a whole ‘accessory’ revival at the moment and feel very spoilt for choice amongst all the pretty, pretty things on offer… I just couldn’t resist these adorable roses…

      Oh I love the idea of your wooden bangles ‘clunking together’… I love jewellery that knows how to make some noise…especially when you’re doing something else…

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