Christmas gift guide: every shade of SILVER

07/12/2012

Malgosia Bela in Vogue Spain July 2011 (photography: Greg Kadel) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / christmas gift guide in silver
I never thought of silver seriously. Although I absolutely adore and wear a lot of grey, I am more of a gold king of girl. Strange, isn’t it?

As I was working on my Gift Guides I thought of every colour but silver and was torn between two other options before posting the second instalment. None of the options were silver.

Why did I change my mind? Well, I stumbled upon a pair of charming Ted Baker bow shoes on NumberEight while I was actually looking for something by GANT. I stopped, looked at the shoes and suddenly thought of Christmas, twinkling silver stars we always decorate our tree with, sparkling snow and glistening frost.

Silver made sense. A lot of sense. It had the same glamorous impact was white but was better, looked just as luxurious as gold, but felt more elegant and understated. It became my winter fantasy filled with the soft glow of silks, coolness of silver leather, fairy tale of shimmering lace and festivity of glitter – all finished with a few crystals for there’s no winter without ice.

Malgosia Bela in Vogue Spain July 2011 (photography: Greg Kadel) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / christmas gift guide in silver

Where to buy: 1. Metallic silver bag by Gerard Darel (£270) – use XMAS100BAG to receive £100 off any bag worth £250 or more / use XMAS10FBL to receive 10% off anything on the website, 2. Lip balm by Bobbi Brown (£15), 3. Lurex gloves by Michael by Michael Kors (£45), 4. Cream & silver silk cashmere scarf by Jil Sander (£349), 5. Mayter glitter origami bow pumps by Ted Baker (£100), 6. Blackened silver-toned crystal drop earrings by R.J. Graziano (£64), 7. Gemstone lace silver ring by Arosha Designs (£102), 8. Sequin-embellished mini handbag by Dolce&Gabbana (£401), 9. Silk satin dress by Ann Demeulemeester (£262 Was £655), 10. Silver lace and silk set by Stella McCartney (£145), 11. Silver silk PJs by Araks (£335), 12. Loose powder by Chantecaille (£48), 13. Eiffel tower crystal ornament at Nordstrom (£17.91), 14. Glitter watched by Lipsy (£25), 15. Metallic skater dress by Warehouse (£20 Was £66), 16. Crystal bracelet at BaubleBar (£17), 17. Florence cashmere cardigan by Crumpet (£182.50 Was £365), 18. Star necklace at Mango (£59.99), 19. Bergamot scented candle by Tom Dixon (£55), 20. Alice silver glitter clutch by Wilbur&Gussie (£165), 21. Brik silver cosmetic case by ONE by Louison (£41), 22. Silver Rain perfume by La Prairie (£64), 23. Janna silver sandals by DKNY (£65 Was £130).


Photo source: Malgosia Bela in Vogue Spain July 2011 (photography: Greg Kadel)

64 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! I love silver too, am still careful with it, but I recently bought silver nail polish, which looks really good. I would love some silver shoes :)

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  2. That is funny that you wear so much gray, but prefer gold! I really agree with you, silver is so elegant and is amazing for winter time, it has a very cold, regal look to it. (Love your comparison of it to frost and the stars, that brings such a beautiful image to mind.)

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  3. Love the Ted Baker shoes! They look amazing! x

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  4. great post!!
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  5. your gift guides are the coolest! I love the categorization by color. That tote and candle are spectacular!!
    Have a delightful weekend;-)
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  6. Great silver selection!!! I adore it!!!
    kisses

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  7. Cool! Love this gift guides. so informative :)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Followed your blog already :) Hopin gyou'll follow mine too :)

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  8. This is genial!!!!
    Love silver, it's the perfect shade for Xmas holidays!
    Great selection!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love this - I actually just pinned it. I love 5, 9, 18, and 22! Great picks!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. I guess you know already which are my favourite shimmering silver items this season: Mary Jo's handbags. She made me covet metallic accessories, because that's as far as I can go for now as far as silver is concerned. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. I love all things silver - and silver and gold is such a chic combo!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  12. I love silver, your propositions are amazing. So many great things :-)

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  13. yay this is so helpful! <3 thank you for sharing! <3
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  14. I love silver and consider it a neutral so this gift guide is right up my alley :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. Fabulous guide. And those sandals are now really cheap. And beautiful.
    Totally love this post.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Red xx

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  16. that silver dress is cute. i have a thing for metallic apparels be it silver or gold ^^

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  17. I love silver! mostly because gold looks horrible on my skin, hehe! I love your picks too!

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  18. first let me say grey looks spectacular with gold, so i can understand your preference : ) what elegant finds! someday i hope to have a reason to wear really sparkly shoes. this holiday season is showing me how much i love glitter! who knew?

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  19. I'm definitely a grey girl too, love these silver options.
    My favorite is that #1 bag and the cute Eiffel tower.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  20. Wow, what's gorgeous spread of silver looks. The skater drop waisted dress caught my eye!

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  21. i love greys and silvers ! great collage of products !
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  22. I've gotten more into silver lately! Think it's that whole futuristic trend that's happening right now. Love the Warehouse dress! xxx

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  23. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  24. 15 dress is amazing:) and high heels. i don't have clothes in this colour but that's amazing :)

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    Gracias por su atención

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  26. i want an all-white and silver xmas!

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  27. I am also much more of a gold girl than silver but there's a few little gems that have caught my eye!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  28. I love your picks. Silver is gorgeous this holiday season!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  29. I am liking all the bling bling ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  30. Обожаю такие подборки, когда вещи по цветам! Серебряные туфельки - мои фавориты)
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  31. Wow, I am dazzled by all these gorgeous silver picks! 5, 15 and 23 are my favourites

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  32. Oooooooooo.. Gorgeous!! I love ur sum-up :D

    Maybe you have time to read our post about Winter Essentials

    Love
    Chic Factor Team

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  33. Silver lingerie <3 Love then number 10

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  34. Heaven for my eyes, my love ♥

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

    LOts of love,

    Nicole

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  35. Lovely silver items! I prefer silver over gold, it's such a nice metal :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  36. nice


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  37. love the Gerard Darel tote and thanks for the discount code :)

    It sounds a bit odd indeed that you love greys but were not into silvers until recently. I normally sheer from greys as it's not the most flattering for my skintone but a bit of silver I find fun

    *MlleWanderlust *

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  38. Wow, what a heaven!!
    Love this collage :-)
    Happy Sunday! Kisses Coco

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  39. I love silver, though I've been more of a golden girl of late. BEautiful picks, the winner for me are those Ted Baker origami bow pumps, swoon!
    Thanks angel for your sweet comment!
    x.o.x.o

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  40. Love it ! I was just thinking yesterday what should I put on my gift guide for blog. I love what you put it :)) I want every each piece from there :))
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  41. Красиво и вдохновляюще!

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  42. Silver is my favourite colour to wear! I love the silver dresses.

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  43. Such a great list, I love Silver color! :)
    xoxo

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  44. А я люблю серебряные вещи (в меру) и серебряные детали! Например, однажды сумка была серебряная, я ее просто обожала:-)
    Отличная подборка!!!

    xxx
    Таня

    http://bonnie23blog.blogspot.ru/

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  45. I LOVE silver,and I do prefer it to gold! Maybe because I also love gray and I love how it looks with some silver sparkle! This is a really lovely gift guide, I especially love that skater dress and the glitter watch! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely Sunday!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  46. love the skater dress! :) x

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  47. Lovely collage! Those silver glitter pumps are amazing!

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  48. I love that inspiration picture! Such a great gift guide!

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  49. one of my favourite colours and perfect for the festive season ;) love the shirt and shorts!!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  50. Loving all the sparkles and sequins...so fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  51. I like your list with silver clothes/shoes/accessorizes a lot, Little Rus! I am a silver girl with temptation for gold these last months. So, I never was keen on gold, my parents used to buy me a lot of gold present when I was a little girl. But while growing up I embraced the silver, I just love the way it looks and I found it more elegant than gold (like u said), plus I was too fed up with my parents jewels I had to wear for years. But I saw one gold cuff and everything started from there. So, a couple of minutes ago, the courier brought me another bracelet in gold from JCrew. It happens, enjoy your silver moment/discovery, fashion is so amazing :*

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  52. I like this post :)
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    Coline.

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  53. These selections are very pretty! I love silver and gold. Just depends on my mood and what I'm wearing.
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  54. You have such a cool blog! Love all these metallic pieces!

    Melissa
    www.prettyinpolkadot.blogspot.com

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  55. great selection!!!
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  56. love silver!!! great blog.

    chloe x

    www.bloominfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. I would say I am more a gold girl myself...but I have just bought myself a faux silver fur coat. So I guess is it silver for me after all. Xxxx

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