Designer crush - Salar Italian handbags

I've been eyeing up the latest addition to my handbag collection and have fallen in love with Salar Milano handbags. I love their shape, supple but sturdy leather, and modern designs. I've narrowed it down to my faves below, and my first pick for my upcoming birthday present and will share it with you on Instagram very soon!

Check out Salar here.

Sadie x

Posted on February 21, 2018 .

As worn by: @journeyofastylist

I've long admired Greet's stunning, colourful style, and so am thrilled to see her once again rock a Shh by Sadie piece! Here she mixes pink, mustard and BANANA PRINT! A-mazing. 

Greet is a female entrepreneur, fashion stylist and fashion blogger - she creates wonderful looks and encourages her followers to be more adventurous with their style.

Check out @journeyofastylist here and Greet's online clothing store here.

Sadie x

PS - you can see the Bananas bracelet here :-)

@journeyofastylist wearing Shh by Sadie pink Bananas bracelet
Posted on February 20, 2018 .

In the press - Charmed Heart charms in Exeter Living Magazine

Thank you Exeter Living magazine for including the Shh by Sadie Charmed Heart bag charms in your Valentine Gift ideas - they look super cute!

Shop them here.

SbS x

Posted on February 17, 2018 .

In the press - Sadie's exclusive necklace tutorial for Mollie Makes magazine

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I'm so excited to share my beaded necklace tutorial for Mollie Makes magazine with you! I designed the necklace exclusively for the magazine so that you can create your own pink beaded beaut of a necklace!

The full tutorial is available in the latest copy of Mollie Makes, out now.

Much love,
Sadie xx

Posted on February 3, 2018 .

Shh by Sadie jewellery at The Spring Fair 2018, Birmingham

We're excited to be part of The Spring Fair 2018, as part of The Great British Exchange.

You'll be able to see, touch, and try on a number of Shh best-selling pieces at The Great British Exchange (GBE) stand - Hall 6-7 & 20 Stand 6H02-J03. GBE staff will be on hand to take enquiries, wholesale and custom orders.

Find out more about The Great British Exchange's stand here.
And find out more about The Spring Fair here.

Here's a peek at what we're exhibiting!

Posted on January 31, 2018 .

As worn by: YOU! Your #shhbysadie style round up

From England, America, Germany, New Zealand and, of course, Wales! Thank you for sharing your #shhbysadie style this month!

Tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook - we LOVE to see how you wear your Shh!

SbS xx

Posted on January 26, 2018 .

WIN a Rocked Up crystal quartz necklace!

We are planning exciting collections and releases for 2018 and need your feedback to help us perfect them! By filling in a short questionnaire you can enter to win a Rocked Up necklace worth £79! 

HOW TO ENTER

Click here to take the survey and enter the competition.
One entry per person. Winner will be selected Saturday 20th January 2018.

shh by sadie statement necklace competition

Full terms and conditions

  1. The competition is open worldwide.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Shhbysadie.com.
  5. Multiple entries will be accepted per person.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 20/01/18. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as above.
  9. Shh by Sadie reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Shh by Sadie’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Shh by Sadie.
  10. The prize is as follows: a purple Rocked Up necklace. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable.
  11. Shh by Sadie will select and notify the winner within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. Shh by Sadie’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
Posted on January 12, 2018 .

Things to do in Plymouth - DIY up cycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall!

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I'm running another upcycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall near the Barbican, in Plymouth, Devon! So if you're looking for a new hobby, or to try something different  - this might be for you!

Bring old, broken, unused or unloved beads and I'll show you how to make them into a long beaded necklace! There will be free basic extra beads available at the class, as well as fancy 'extras' you can buy and add to your own.

Last time each lady made two necklaces, with one super speedy lady making two, plus a bracelet!

Deets:
Thursday 18th January
7-9pm
£25
Book here.

Posted on January 11, 2018 .

New! Shh by Sadie Tribe Leather Fringe Bags

Make way for our colourful leather fringe bags! Now you can make a statement with your bag as well as your jewellery!

Bright, beautiful embroidered bags with genuine leather fringe detail. The bags have a detachable, adjustable length strap so that they can be worn as a cross body or shoulder bag, and also as a clutch!

We have worked with fair trade artisans in Thailand to bring you these ethically made, perfectly hand-crafted bags.

Check them out below - which is your favourite colour?

SbS x

Shh by sadie tribal print leather fringe embroidered bags
Posted on January 10, 2018 .

Perfume review - Tom Ford's Private Blend

If you've read my previous blog post about my tropical perfume favourites, you know that
a) I'm very fussy about perfumes
b) I like coconut scents
c) I'm not very adventurous with perfume!

Well for the last few months I've been sniff-testing Tom Ford's Private Blends and I can officially say, I'm in LOVE!

There are two that my my nose is particularly taken with - Soleil Blanc (which is right up my coconut loving, tropical perfume wearing, street). And then I have also found myself strongly attracted to its musky, exotic sister, Santal Blush.

As mentioned previously, I encourage you to spray sparingly when testing a new scent, and then see how it blends with your skin. I've done this several times, and both scents are delicious. If they weren't £158 each, I'd buy both!

In the meantime, I'm narrowing down my favourite for my Christmas wish list!

Sadie x

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Getting festive at Exeter Christmas Fair, Westpoint

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We recently spent two very festive days at the huge Christmas Fayre at Westpoint Arena in Exeter, Devon. There were Christmas songs. Mulled wine. Christmas jumpers. And a huge variety of stalls!

Sadie's parents also popped down from Wales - this is the first time they've seen her at a show, as she'd always lived in New Zealand! See her mum here! ->>>

We had two fantastic days (albeit, Sadie's feet were very sore afterwards!), and loved meeting both customers and fellow artisans alike.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 10, 2017 .

#TBT - chains galore for Shh's Treasure Huntress collection

Channeling edgy winter vibes with a #TBT this week to our Treasure Huntress collection. Sadie layered vintage, salvaged and new chains, charms and trinkets. We stacked 'em high for our edgy shoot with the gorgeous Anneke!

The shoot took place in Wellington, New Zealand. 
Styled by Sopheak Seng.
Photographer Rose Burrowes.
Hair and makeup Kelly Manu.
Model Anneke Hoek.

See more Treasure Huntress photos here.

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

As worn by: Angela Brasington

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Check out Angela Brasington, designer and founder of Anjé clothing, businesswoman and NYC-based influencer rocking our Acapulco necklace...!

She also wears it in her video explaining Anjé's participation in the new virtuous model called The Virtueconomy - see it here.

Follow Angela's Instagram here.
Shop Acapulco here.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

New necklace - Skinny-licious Miami Nights!

More jewellery maths here (did you see the Acapulco short necklace?)...

This time I combined the styles of Miami Nights and Twilight Long necklaces and made the Miami Nights Skinny!

Both the original necklaces are popular and versatile, and I thought that a skinny version of Miami Nights would be an easy to wear, light and layerable piece, that like all Shh pieces, can transition from day to night.

See the results below! 

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Posted on November 19, 2017 .

Travel diary - take me back to Cascais, Portugal!

With weather getting colder and colder the closer we get to Christmas, I'm fondly reliving the week of gorgeous sunshine I experienced in Cascais!

My sister is a teacher in Portugal and has tried and tested many of the restaurants, cafes, bars and beaches, and so I was in expert hands!

This was my first trip to Portugal and I already can't wait to return. The buildings, the people, the food, the WEATHER - everything was amazing. I can't believe I haven't visited sooner. I'm a longtime vegetarian and Cascais was one of the most veggie friendly places I've visited outside of the UK. Yay!

See a selection of pix from my trip below - and if you have any questions write them in the comments and I'll try to help!

Sadie x

Posted on November 12, 2017 .

Four of the best tropical perfumes

I love holidays (who doesn't!). And I love perfumes that remind me of times spent lounging with a coconut cocktail while I'm sat working at my desk.

I'm always keen to sniff a new scent, but it is rare that I buy one. I love subtle scents - I have a strong sense of smell and so find heavy perfumes nauseating. Who else has had the annoyance of squirting perfume all over themselves after an initial quick sniff, only for it to quickly become overbearing, and you spend the rest of the day feeling sick from it?! Well I have done this MORE THAN once at duty free before a long-haul flight. Learn from my lesson, my friends! Spray cautiously! ;-)

So after several years of sniffing, resisting the temptation to spray, and then re-sniffing, here are my top recommendations for a coconut / vanilla / tropical scented perfume...

Enjoy!
Love, Sadie x


1. Lavanila Vanilla Coconut

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Hands down THE best smelling perfume I've ever worn. I've worn it almost every day for three years and am still in love with it. I get so many remarks of "you smell nice", even when it's not been freshly sprayed! I first bought it in Sephora Times Square at 1am. A sales assistant asked if he could help, and to my delight he found me my perfect perfume. I also tried the Lavanila Vanilla Summer fragrance which did the whole-i-feel-sick thing to me, after I'd purchased it of course.

It's a subtle scent of vanilla and coconut. It smells great sprayed on your hair! The bonus is that it is also a 'healthy fragrance' which has no chemicals.

Shop Lavanila here.  


Lush Vanillary

2. Lush Vanillary

See the trend here? Vanilla smells? Well there'll be more coconut smells too, as these are my scent-vibes! ;-p

Lush Vanillary is a STRONG scent! If you have a sensitive nose, spray sparingly. One or two squirts is plenty! It's a perfume that lingers, too. Unlike Lavanila, it's quite easy to find Lush products in the UK, and so I recommend having a sniff next time you see a Lush store.

Shop Vanillary here.


3. The Body Shop Coconut Eau de Toilette

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Cheap and cheerful, a simple coconut perfume that's good for every day wear. It's a nice, summer scent, and a good back up tropical perfume. And it's even easier to sniff in store than Lush!

Shop Coconut Eau de Toilette here.

 


4. Pure Fiji Starfruit Coconut Oil Rollerball

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I was lucky enough to holiday in the South Pacific seven times while I lived in New Zealand. During our holidays at Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai, in Fiji, we were given Pure Fiji toiletries in our bathrooms. They. Smell. Divine. I've since bought several of their heavenly scented products and whenever I use them they take me back to my holidays in Fiji.

One of my favourites is the Starfruit Coconut Oil Rollerball - it's a handy size to keep in my handbag and it smells amazing. I do find that the scent needs to be reapplied regularly, though.

Shop Pure Fiji here.
See my Fiji travel diary here.


Posted on November 8, 2017 .