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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Favourite Accessories (better late than never!)

I have arrived rather late to the party - many apologies. Janet from the wonderful blog that is The Gardener's Cottage asked us about our favourite accessories a while ago and I meant to email mine to add to the great post that she has done on the subject. However, I did not get my act together in sufficient time (story of my life I think!) so am doing a post about them now......

First off, and the one that I wear every day, is my Hermes Cape Cod watch. I can't tell you how much I love this - everything about it pleases me especially the 'double tour' strap and the gorgeous taupe colour of the leather. It was a present from Mr SE for a 'milestone birthday' 2 years ago.

Secondly this one. A horn bracelet. This is the accessory that I always reach for and would be devastated if I lost. I once took it off in a shop to sample some hand cream and left it on the counter. When I realised about 15 minutes later I retraced my steps and found it exactly where I had put it down - the relief that it hadn't gone was huge. I bought it in Lewes, in England about 7 years ago when I was shopping with my friend Stuart from FONTAINE antiques.

And then these gorgeous grey pearl earrings. Again, a present from Mr SE and perhaps these should have been second on the list - I wear them most days.

The next three photographs show my Valentine gift from yes, you guessed it, Mr SE. So whilst they are not yet on the 'most favourite accessory' list they certainly have the potential to be. An orange box... Exciting!

And look what was inside - these lovely classic tan leather sandals (and they each have their own little drawstring bag too!)

This is what they look like on. Comfortable as well as stylish too. A really lovely Valentine's gift and such a surprise!! We normally just exchange cards....

My niece will say that I am too spoilt, I know! And very lucky. Love them.....

Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend.


  1. Ha! Snap, Semi Expat, I just did a similar post but with a bit of a twist!

    Love the Hermes watch and gorgeous horn bracelet - you were very lucky someone didn't run away with it!

    Anything in an orange box is always ultra-exciting! Have you had the Hermes sandals before?

    I had them in black years and years ago and worn them to death.

    Yours look great with that nail polish - is is the Chanel??


  2. I am loving these lists!

    Sarah, they are all lovely. I'm most in love with your Hermes slides! And the horn bracelet. And the Cape Cod watch....

    More than one there!

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  3. SShoeG - Yes, just been on your blog and saw that we did a 'snap' post!! No, never had Hermes sandals ever before and yes, nail polish is Chanel but not the new one - this is the Particuliere one (which matches my watch strap perfectly too, knowing you have a thing about matchy/matchy!!) X

  4. SSG thanks for the comment - glad you like the accessories - don't know what I would do if I had to pick just one though! X

  5. Isn't that funny we were commenting at the same time!

    I was referring to the Particuliere, however, didn't know how to spell it...

    Yes, noted and loving all the neutral-coloured matching!!!

  6. They are gorgeous shoes. So practical but very stylish.

  7. That orange box always makes me super exiting too! Loved your favourite things and loved your blog too.
    SE, visit my blog x

  8. Love your choices - all ridiculously chic. The watch is stunning. Is it comfortable to wear? And the earrings are fabulous too.

  9. You are one spoilt little bunny...and so very derserving..love your little ..ehem..HUGE gifts..with a big H for Hermes! x

  10. I am so glad you shared the colour of that divine nail polish in the comments-I love it!

    You are so very stylish Sarah-I just adore your gorgeous accessories!

    Best wishes and happy week,

  11. A well turned ankle. No wonder Mr SE spoils you!

  12. hi sarah,

    i'm starting to get a little jeoulous over here. mr se really is a charmer. i love the watch and bracelet, really they are so gorgeous and the hermes sandals are amazing. i love the way the straps make an h. you are spoilt but that's ok b/c you don't seem to let it go to your head. you are lovely.


  13. Your collection is a fine one. Classic, simple and elegant. Well chosen :)

  14. Mr. SE has gone up another notch in my opinion...elegant and luxe choices, he's very clever indeed...you obviously appreciate his fine taste...well done Sarah!
    These favourites have been worth waiting for!

  15. Your watch is possibly my favorite, but I love all these. Mr SE is a superstar!

  16. Haha! Spoilt Aunt! You deserve it though... :-) XXXX

  17. Dear S
    I LOVE that watch! And I want those shoes too. So chic. it is so hot here. And storming. Yuck. How is your garden?

  18. All very classic with a twist, love them.

  19. I love that man of yours Sarah...he listens!! Now..are these fab gifts coming under your direction or is he being totally spontaneous? Either way...he is a keeper :) Love the watch, have a similar bracelet, have identical pearl studs, and those Hermes shoes....I LOVE THEM!!

    We have such great taste, don't we ?? :)

    Jeanne xxx

  20. Dear SE, Those Hermes sandals are too gosh darn gorgeous! Yes, spoilt, as you say. "Spoiled rotten" is what we say here in the states! (Love the "timepiece', too)

  21. you are indeed spoilt, sophie is right :P

    and love love love the pearls!


  22. Lovely. All of the above:). The shoe remind me so of California in the 1960s. A great time for style.

  23. Everything you've shown is gorgeous... but I really covet your earrings.

    You're lucky to have such a wonderful husband who knows good style and isn't afraid to spend on it.

  24. By the way - just thought I'd pop over to let you know you won the tea from my competition! Pop over to my blog to see how to get your prize!

  25. AFWife : Thanks, glad you like the shoes.
    Mrs R : Orange boxes always make the heart beat faster, agree!
    Miss K : Yes, the watch is very comfortable to wear.
    Anna W: Hooray for Huge Hermes Happiness!
    Natasha : Glad you like the polish - its a great neutral.
    James : Blushing here! At least ankles never seem to gain weight!
    Metscan : Glad you liked the collection.
    Hostess : Thank you and Mr SE has been "trained" well!!

  26. English Organizer : Yes, think the watch is my FAV. too.
    Sophie P : Yes I know, but be nice... I've lent you my Chanel polish!
    FF : Thanks for dropping by...Glad you like the watch and the shoes would be super good for you espec. at the moment!. Garden here is ok but bit jungley! Garden in UK I think is ok - must check with Hamish (who looks after it) next wek - you've reminded me!!
    Jeanne : Yes, Mr SE does listen. He knows the things I like and makes "mental notes". When (and if) I'm given things is totally spontaneous though, which is nice. You and I are "twinsies" in the accessory department!
    B.Body : Love the word 'timepiece' - am going to use it!!
    SWIW : Tee Hee!! Sophie P is always right (she's a teacher!)
    LPC : Thank you! I was in California in the 70's - but there was quite a bit of style then there too, 60's would have been FAB!
    Fiona : THank you, the earrings are classic and seem to go with everything.

  27. Black pearl....I can easily see where Mr Lagerfeld & co got their inspiration from, for the latest Chanel nail polish. While I think they've done a great job, no doubt that the real thing has such an incredible colour and shine to it that it's impossible to re-create it completely.

    I love those pearl earrings. I wouldn't exactly say no thank you to any of the items featured here. But the pearls stand out as my absolute favourite. Beyond beautiful.

  28. Gorgeous watch. And the shoes! Big wonderful "H"s! What a thoughtful husband Mr. SE is.

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