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  There's been a flurry of sterling silver star earring purchasing at Starry Towers.  Suddenly work won't permit diamonds, which I've worn for the last, what? ten years I'm guessing.  Anyways, through gritted teeth, Silver Star Earrings, first pair bought at Amazon, the Dew Women's Solid Star Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, width 7mm, £10.29 and slightly bigger second pair, width 8.8mm, depth 3mm, best price at TSjewels £12.95.  
crystal ring

Cuffed to the Bling
  An adjustable Sterling Silver Blue Crystal Ring with a tanzanite (violet blue) Swarovski crystal from Aminah Andrew, only £16, available on Etsy and NuMonday.  
photography stuff

Cuffed to the Bling
  I've given in and purchased a camera bag.  OK, more accurately this time...another camera bag.  This one is different, not a fashion camera bag.  I discovered I need a normal, purely functional camera bag.  My other camera bag is a gorgeous leather Grafea camera bag, however, it turned out to be too heavy to carry around avec camera and equipment.  I had to admit fashion defeat and buy a lightweight, nylon (shudder) actual camera bag.  However, the Grafea bag will become a handbag instead, or an ornament looking pretty in the walk-in-wardrobe, win-win really.  This hasn't been easy for me, but what a difference it makes, I can now go out and about with my camera equipment without feeling like leaving it in the car to save me all the humping and bumping.  I eventually went with the Crumpler Proper Roady Photo Sling 4500 in black nylon, (280 x 100 x 190 mm) and at a mere 545g, this is useable.  £69.99 at Amazon.  When I am out and about I look at photographers and growl at them with their fancy-smancy tripods, so I took the plunge and got myself a wee starter tripod.  An Amazon Basics 127cm (50") Lightweight Tripod with Bag.  An easily and smoothly adjustable-height tripod made of lightweight aluminum, I lurve the colour and it weighs just over a pound.  It has a 3-way head allowing for tilt and swivel motion, portrait and landscape options, 3-section lever-lock legs for easy height adjustments, extends up to 127 cm (50 inches), measures 42 cm (16.5 inches) collapsed and comes in a zippered storage bag, £13.99.  I also had to find a leather camera strap of an appropriate to me length and this is a task and a half due to most quality straps I looked at being either ugly, brown and most usually...too long.  I found the 1901 fotografi leiter STEICHEN Leather Camera Strap in the short 90cm length and the Stereo Black colour option which means the strap is black on both sides, it's rather lovely, perfect actually...sleek, attractive, comfortable, classy and of good quality.  Craftspersonship.   

Cuffed to the Bling
  New stuff from H&M.  The Pleated Tulle Skirt, a lined knee-length pleated skirt in tulle with elastic waistband, £14.99. The slim-fit Biker Trousers in soft imitation suede with zipped front pockets and a zip at the hems, £39.99.  Ankle-length Tuxedo Trousers in a stretch weave with satin details and stripes down the sides, a regular waist with a hook-and-eye fastener at the front, back welt pockets and slim legs, £24.99.  The Top With A Woven Front in dark grey, a jersey top with a crêpe chiffon front, 3/4-length sleeves, a chest pocket, seam centre back and gently rounded hem with short slits in the sides, all that for only £9.99.  The Long-Sleeved Top, a jersey top with a yoke and sleeves in transparent mesh fabric, £12.99.  Rib-knit jumper, a V-neck, long-sleeved jumper in a soft, rib-knit viscose blend with a sheen, £17.99.  The Long-Sleeved Blouse, in a woven fabric with a gathered yoke at the back, buttoned cuffs, slits in the sides and slightly longer at the back, in black, also in the black glitter, £14.99.  
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