In a past life I must have been a magpie because I really do love shiny things. Since I turned 30 however, I have been leaning towards simple pieces of jewellery that can liven up an outfit but still give off that minimalist vibe I seem to be into at the moment.
In the spirit of supporting local brands, I wanted to share some earrings that I am loving. They are the kind that make a simple white tee and jeans look super chic.
The first pair are inspired by the earrings worn by women from the West African Fulani tribe. The women there normally wear much larger earrings but I got these smaller ones from Spinners Web on Peponi Road for Kshs 1,500. They are so light and almost feel like you don't have earrings on.
If you like African art, pottery, fabric etc Spinners Web is just for you, they have curated a selection of brands and vendors in one store.
At the Bizarre Bazaar last month I came across the stand by Shopsoko.
ShopSoko was started by 3 women entrepreneuers to empower artisans to sell their items at a global level and increase their incomes. I got these simple earrings for only Kshs 500. Check out their site!
I saved the best for last. I saw these earrings on the KungaraKenya instagram page and ordered them immediately despite the fact they only had a sample piece ready. They were good enough to let me know when the final pieces would be ready and delivered them to my office. If you haven't already, check out Kungara Kenya on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, they have some uber chic clothes, shoes and jewellery.
These earrings are by ZikoAfrika which is a brand that was founded by Sisi and El, their focus is on simple and minimalist pieces which are just what I am inspired by right now.
I love these earrings and I kinda want to go to a ball in a white dress, nude lipstick and these earrings!
What jewellery are you guys loving at the moment? Are there any local brands that I definitely have to check out? Would love to hear about them in the comments.