lady fox accessories 50% off mid-season sale

Lady Fox Accessories - Neon via @houseofturtle

Lately, I’m more than a little obsessed with Lady Fox Accessories, a unique and fun range of jewellery and accessories from Melbourne designer, Penelope Dudgeon. You’ve probably seen a few of her pieces here on my blog before or featured on my instagram feed, such as the neon pink and gold Carrie necklace, and the black and white gold Spike necklace.

House of Turtle in Lady Fox & vintage necklaces via @houseofturtleIf you haven’t ventured into Lady Fox, or are already a massive fan, her 50% off mid-season sale is your chance to stock up on your most coveted items.

I quickly snapped up 4 new necklaces including the absolutely incredible Renaissance necklace and the very sweet Vintage Floral necklace in bronze (featured below).

Lady Fox Accessories - Antique via @houseofturtle

So, whatever the occasion (or for everyday wear, like I do!) – grab some neon or antique-inspired bling now. But, hurry… these Lady Fox beauties will not last long! Make sure you enter promo code FOXY at checkout (ends 15 May 2013).

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of Lady Fox Accessories
TOP IMAGE Left to Right: Neon Flat necklace in neon yellow, Python cuff, 3D Triangle stud earrings in neon yellow and Oversize Pencil clutch in lime spot.
MIDDLE IMAGE Left to Right (Image by House of Turtle): Me wearing Lady Fox Spike necklace in black and white gold, and Carrie necklace in neon pink and gold. Please note, bottom right image features my own vintage necklaces.
BOTTOM IMAGE Left to Right: Jewel earrings in Garnet, Vintage Floral necklace, Renaissance necklace and Geometric earrings.

Lady Fox Accessories - 50% Off Mid Season Sale via @houseofturtle


wish list: boots, jackets and jewels

Acne Studios Star boots in blueBoots, jackets and jewels are three of my all-time favourite fashion items. So, it’s no surprise that I’m currently coveting these super H-O-T, deliciously blue, Star ankle boots from Acne Studios; this oh so light, bright and colourful silk blazer from Scanlan & Theodore; and this fabulous bling from Lady Fox Accessories‘ new collection, which is inspired by vintage classics, geometry and a dash of the Renaissance.

Scanlan & Theodore Silk Blazer

Lady Fox Accessories Necklace 2013

If they all magically appeared in my wardrobe, I’d wear them together with a simple tee and a pair of skinny jeans. Divine!

What are you currently coveting?

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle, Green With Envy and Lady Fox Accessories.

Beautiful, tragic and wanting

There is nothing that is not fabulous about Emmy Rossum‘s cover and appearance in Genlux (a luxury magazine created for the affluent Southern Californian woman). She reminds me of one of Alexandre Dumas’ heroines from the 17th century. Beautiful, tragic and wanting.

GENLUX_EmmyGenlux_S_WillsBlack Star ring - Samantha Wills

I also love that she is wearing Australia’s own, Samantha Wills Black Star ring, available now for $259. So stunning that it can be worn for special occasions for years to come!

Turtle xox

Dig deep with That Vintage – QLD Disaster Relief Appeal

Toowoomba Flash Flooding 10 January 2011

By now many of you will have seen the devastating images of the floods that have hit Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Some of you may even be experiencing it. Australians are digging deep to support the people and communities affected by this devastation.

I was inspired to see jewellery designer, That Vintage putting her creative endeavours forward to support the cause. And you can help too.

That Vintage is having a 12 item Auction to raise funds for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal on the That Vintage Facebook page.

The auction has already started and will end on Monday 24 January at 9am EDST.

The items are absolutely gorgeous, but more importantly support those affected by the floods.

Dig deep!

Read Sophie Hill’s blog That Vintage to find out more or ‘Like’ the That Vintage Facebook page.

Turtle xox

Down Yonder goes Yonder

Alexa Chung wears the ever comfy Saltwater Sandals

So excited, one of my fave stores on Malvern Road South Yarra, has branched out beyond the confines of regular retail hours and launched a brand spanking new online store!
If you’re anything like me the urge to shop your favourite stores often hits at random times of the day or evening, like when reading Down Yonder’s fabulous blog in the wee hours of the morning. So, an online store can help feed the addiction, fill up the wardrobe with H-O-T buys and rapidly deplete the bank account.
Even better, if you get your orders in before 23 December, you’ll get them in time for Christmas. Woo hoo! for those of us stuck at work or those far away from Malvern Road.
Down Yonder first introduced us to the fabulous label Friend of Mine last year and also stock Saltwater Sandals (made famous by Alexa Chung and so comfy you’ll never want to wear anything else), jewellery from Stolen Girlfriends Club and more.
Check it out now! I’m pining over the Friend of Mine Life on Mars rings.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, Down Yonder are even offering fashion advice for when you’re a little unsure about mixing spots with leopard print – simply email them at 😉
Turtle xox
PS. Slight delay on getting the link transfer through to the new blog… However, it is live! So the choice is yours. Check out my posts here until the official change over… or if you want to start using the new blog now, check it out at Would love to know your thoughts.
Images from Down Yonder

H-O-T Trend: Get Chunky Baby

I’ve always been a big fan of chunky rings. So, I’m obviously loving that they seem to be back on trend in the fashion world.

Wear one on its own, or go all out and wear a few. I’m a more is better kinda girl though! Just remember, to make the look work, it needs to be boho luxe, not bling bling!

Here are a few of my favourites:
1. Mania Mania Immortals Ring
2. soixante neuf silver hammered ring
3. Low Luv by Erin Wasson Aztec & Snake rings

If you’re thinking of adopting the trend as a seasonal thing, rather than an investment, check out cost effective options from Diva and Sportsgirl.

Turtle xox

Images sourced online

Aztec Charm from Cristiana

Cristiana, Isabella bracelets

Channel the spirit of Saints and Madonnas this summer with Cristiana’s range of Aztec inspired jewellery.

This Sydney-based accessories house is already renowned for its Isabella bracelets, which are available in eight bright colours, each with their own special spiritual charm, representing love, success, protection and peace.

Cristiana’s charming jewellery collections combine glass beads, ribbon, suede and sterling silver trinkets to subtly bring mystical elements into your life.

For a boho look wear them with your favourite maxi dress and a pair of super hot sandals.

Stack them together, wear on their own or give one to each of your BFFs to elevate fashionable karma within the group.

Spotted on Hilary Duff, Elle Macpherson and Cheyenne Tozzi.

Turtle xox

I Love NY Market – Hurry – Stall Applications Are Closing!

I Love NY Market


Smart Artz Gallery

2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne

Sunday 31 January

11 – 3pm

The I Love New York Market is a fundraising event to send Airdrie Makim and her beautiful Joolz jewellery label to show her wares at New York Fashion Week – this is a market you won’t want to miss. With an eclectic mix of preloved gems and new products from some of Melbourne’s fantastic boutique businesses, the I Love New York Market will have something for everyone.

Individual hoarders that need to clear out their homes of secondhand clothing, jewellery and knick knacks can secure a stall for $20 and save eBay listing fees and a truckload of time.

Businesses with interesting products or clothing can grab themselves a stall for $40.

A glass of wine is available upon arrival to both guests (gold coin entry) and stallholders. We will also be holding a raffle with fantastic prizes.

If you would like to hold a stall at our market (either individual or business) please email by 14 January for details – that’s today!!


Dinosaur Designs is not Extinct! Just on sale…

Exciting news! Dinosaur Designs have opened their new Sales and Seconds Store, Extinct, in Strawberry Hills Sydney.

Extinct provides samples, seconds and discontinued Dinosaur Designs Homewares and Jewellery. All items are hand made in Australia; some may have slight imperfections.

This exclusive store is by appointment only!

Turtle xox

Images from Dinosaur Designs website

H-O-T Look: Get GG’s Vanessa Abrams look for yourself

Get Vanessa’s H-O-T look for yourself!

Turtle xox

Christmas Gift Idea #4: Viv & Ingrid Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings

Viv & Ingrid Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings

I love Viv & Ingrid’s Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings, particularly these turquoise ones. They’re great for summer with a maxi dress and pair of sandals, or for jazzing up a plain white tee and jeans. And, they’re available in both gold and silver.

Mico-Mico, my fave stockist of Viv & Ingrid, are offering 30% off storewide for the next six days too, which means you can pick them up for a fraction of their usual price. Exclusive to email subscribers, so make sure you are signed up when you place your orders. Enter discount code XMAS at checkout.

Turtle xox

Image from Mico-Mico

Christmas Gift Idea #1: Samantha Wills Gift Sets

Over the coming weeks I will be posting some Christmas gift ideas to help make the arduous task of gift giving that little bit easier. Good luck and enjoy!

Samantha Wills Narella Ring

If I was shopping for me… I would so be getting this… H-O-T!!!

Samantha Wills Night Song Christmas Gift Pack

But… we are shopping for others, so check out Samantha Wills Christmas Gift Packs. 😉

Turtle xox

PS. Things have admittedly been quiet of late. I have been quite unwell and spent the last week in hospital. On the mend now, so House of Turtle will be back on track very soon. Don’t leave me dear readers, I have not forgotten you. xox

Channel your inner Rachel Zoe with Precious Love

Long time readers and friends know that I have what I call my Rachel Zoe moments. You know the ones where I say ‘OMG I die’ and ‘loves loves loves it’. Today is one of those days.

Precious Love is a brand spanking new online jewellery and accessories store that offers a wide range of gorgeous and affordable high quality fashion accessories – including rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, bags and more.

If you’ve been watching season two of The Rachel Zoe Project and are ‘dieing’ to know where to pick up pieces like Rachel’s, then Precious Love is the place to go.

With bejewelled and metal cuffs, sparkling animal rings, ’80s style earrings and glittering clutches, you’ll ‘shut it down’ in no time… and at an affordable price. I love the blingy rings and Swarovski clutches. Perfect for jazzing up a simple outfit and when channeling your inner Rachel Zoe.

Precious Love are also available at design markets around Melbourne over the next few months, including this Thursday night at the South Melbourne After Dark market. Be sure to pop by to check out some of their amazing one-off pieces which are not available online.

And, as a special offer to you my lovely readers, Precious Love are offering 10% off their entire collection till 16 December 2009. Simply enter LOVE at checkout. I know, I know… ‘Shut up right now’.

Turtle xox

Images from Precious Love, layout by House of Turtle

Vested interest

A change in season means it’s time to take a good hard look at what you’re wearing and what’s in the wardrobe. With so many exciting new looks and trends each season, we soon think it’s time to give the wardrobe a massive overhaul and throw everything out. But do we really have to? And, can we do it cost effectively?

My approach is take a look at the pieces I already own and then work out how I can adapt them to create my ‘must’ have looks.

Vests are great. They can take a simple outfit and turn them into something unique and special.

A simple white tee and denim skirt – teamed with a funky vest and necklace can create a look that is perfect for sunny afternoons at the pub, festivals, and catching up with friends. You can even mix and match the look with leggings, funky boots or a great pair of ‘roman-style’ sandles.

Voila – a simple, effective and H-O-T look – using an investment piece that works!

Warning, not all vests suit everyone – make sure you pick ones that sit just right around your bust line – some can make you look bigger, smaller or just plain silly. If you’re not sure, get the shop assistants to help, and be sure to try them on with your base outfit.

Good luck!

Turtle xox

Image: House of Turtle