A good part of my time as a blogger and TikTok creator is spent talking to parents- most often, Mums. We chat about all kinds of things- gentle parenting, home education, parenting autistic children, travelling with kids and more- and something that comes up time and again is ‘mum style’ (or lack thereof).
It seems to be a tale as old as time- trendy women who take pride in their appearance have kids, lose all sense of identity (as well as the vast majority of their free time and disposable income) and simply don’t have the resources to invest in their own appearance and style as they’d like to.
Society is pretty harsh when it comes to judging women’s appearance and it’s partly this criticism and partly the general lack of feeling cared-for that can leave Mums feeling really down on themselves. It can also seem completely pointless to spend time and money on nice clothes and jewellery when we’re going where- the park? another softplay? The living room?
It’s easier, quicker and simpler to just give up, which is what I did for years. But it didn’t leave me feeling good and as my kids got a little older I realised I didn’t want to set an example for them where if you become a parent, you don’t practise self care! If my kids have children of their own I still want them to value and look after themselves, so I figured I should start setting the bar a little higher for myself.
Now I still needed to keep things practical; I don’t want to spend hours doing my hair and make up every day, and I like a fairly classic, minimalist style so keeping up with fast fashion and quick trends was never going to work. I decided that I would do three things:
- Instead of buying several cheaper bits of clothing, save for fewer classic items that were good quality and would last for years.
- Invest in some classic, high quality jewellery that would make any outfit look polished and classy.
- Keep my hair, brows and nails maintained for a general ‘groomed’ appearance even when I wear joggers (regularly) I still feel like I’ve made a little effort if these things are done!
Number three was easy enough, and I started asking for clothes for my birthday so number one was covered, but I really had no idea to start with the second until Daisy Jewellery got in touch. I’d looked at their collections previously (and practically drooled on my phone screen) but honestly just lacked the confidence to buy and wear such gorgeous jewellery. It was a bit of style imposter syndrome; I just didn’t feel cool enough!
As you can imagine I was absolutely thrilled when I had the chance to try some of Daisy Jewellery’s earring collection; it took me ages to choose but I eventually went for the Beloved Green Onyx Stud pair, the Isla Mother of Pearl shell drops and the Silver Flow Chain earring set, which I still think is way too cool and funky for me!
Review of Daisy Jewellery Ethos & Packaging
I really had no idea what the earrings would be like, but the packaging set the standard- inside the beautiful white box was a note on seed paper (love this touch!) talking about the eco standards of Daisy Jewellery.
They use 100% recycled silver, they are carbon positive (neutral is so last year) and they even have a plastic pledge where they remove 10 small plastic bottles from the ocean for every piece purchased. I don’t know about you but I don’t need any more incentive to buy from a company that is so conscious of the environment!
The earrings came in small white boxes and were nestled carefully in grey velvet bags; the packaging is very classy and I think the jewellery would make a beautiful special gift for someone as it is presented so nicely.
Review of Daisy Jewellery Earrings
I tried on each of the earrings and stacked the flow chain set, and was instantly so impressed with all of them. The silver was absolutely gleaming, especially on the smaller flow earrings (these are slightly chunkier than the others so the silver really showed up).
All of the earrings were exactly what I’d hoped for. The green onyx pair is ‘different’ enough to be noticed due to the shapes of the stones (a baguette framed with triangles) but still subtle and classy because of the size. I think these will be perfect for Christmas daytime events or lunch dates and they also make green eyes ‘pop’ so if that’s you, I highly recommend these!
The mother of pearl drops are the evening earring I feel like I’ve been looking for forever; again really classy but with a bit more ‘show’ due to the drop and the shimmer of the pearl. These are going to be my go-to for any Christmas evening do and because of the neutral colour they go with absolutely everything!
The flow chain earrings are my new everyday earrings; I love wearing the smaller hoops as my default earrings for adding a bit of glam to my everyday mum-routine, and adding the longer chains if I’m going for coffee or lunch or doing anything without the kids!
I am so impressed with Daisy Jewellery and will certainly be ordering from them again- if you’re looking for beautiful, ethical Christmas presents for a loved one do have a look on the Daisy Jewellery site; they have rings and necklaces too that I’ve got my eye on!