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Femininity & minimalism.
Why does it feel so refreshing to hear those two words together?
Perhaps because as women, we’re so often encouraged to be frivolous consumers – shopping for fun, buying fast fashion, the latest shampoo or lipstick, always required to stay pretty & neat.
In fact somehow, the more feminine you aspire to be, the more stuff you’re supposed to need: girly-girls must always have big shoe collections, wardrobes & makeup bags. Women in romantic comedies won’t even consider cohabitation without scatter cushions, doilies and framed prints of kittens. Feminine is frilly, beribboned & excessive.

So new online store Object‘s mission statement of ‘fusing femininity with minimalism’ makes me happy; yes, minimalist design can be oh so feminine, and women can make smart choices about what they buy, from where, and when.

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Rachael’s store is pretty much everything I love; strong independent, women-led design; simplicity; Nordic influences & considered, intelligent, curated style, all under one cyber-roof, so to speak. There’s a lifestyle blog too that looks promising – fresh female voices talking about interiors, travel, living & design. (She’s looking for more contributors too, if you’re interested).

Here you’ll find simple, functional, beautiful interior pieces; a bridal range under the heading of ‘white’, & clothing of the simple, minimal style I’ve become obsessed with. (I have a whole, lengthy post inside me on how true women’s fashion pays no attention to flattering or flaunting, & how meaningful & empowering that is – but I’ll save that treat for another time 😉 ). Even the first lookbook is pure photo-inspo-joy!

As part of Rachael’s recent launch, she’s kindly giving away this amazing morganite & rose gold necklace. It’s handmade in London by British designer Kirstie Maclaren, who aims to ‘create something that people love and won’t discard after one season, but can still look on trend for years‘. This design is made exclusively for Object, & retails at £175.

object style minimal giveaway
Main entry is via this instagram post. Additional entries available via Rafflecopter below. Open worldwide.
Win it & wear it as a talisman against every awful stereotype you’ve ever felt obliged to fulfil. Wear it with jeans & a t-shirt or your frilliest dress. Wear it & remember that all that matters is what you want, & not what you’re told you need.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

& finally, because we can’t all be winners (boooo!), Rachael’s also offering 20% off all Object brands for this weekend only, using code STYLE20 . T&Cs here.

Giveaway sponsored by Object, but all views entirely my own.

228 Comments

  • Charlotte Hood

  • June 19, 2015

Gorgeous necklace! I can think of a million outfits to wear it with!

  • Louise

  • June 19, 2015

I love this, it is so beautiful. xx

  • Susan Naylor

  • June 19, 2015

This necklace is so pretty, I would love to win it.

  • WSmith

  • June 19, 2015

Lovely necklace, great prize

  • Amy Jo McLellan

  • June 19, 2015

That necklace is beautiful 🙂

  • Natalie Crossan

  • June 19, 2015

Oh wow, that is BEAUTIFUL X

  • Mums The Law

  • June 19, 2015

What a gorgeous necklace!

  • hmd104

  • June 19, 2015

Amazing, this is fab x

  • kim neville

  • June 19, 2015

Beautiful necklace 🙂

  • Liz Ferguson

  • June 19, 2015

lovely xx

  • Erica Price

  • June 19, 2015

What a gorgeous necklace!

  • Amy L

  • June 19, 2015

Love this!!

  • Paula Phillips

  • June 19, 2015

A lovely gift thanks.

  • Irene Murdoch

  • June 19, 2015

I have a rose gold engagement ring so this would be a lovely partner for it.

  • Melissa Manning

  • June 19, 2015

Thanks very much!

  • Kelly Martin

  • June 19, 2015

This rose gold ’Ivor’ necklace is perfection. I love the stone morganite and the design represents a very feminine symbol of empowerment.

  • TracyJo

  • June 19, 2015

Lovely giveaway, beautiful necklace, I would love to win it, thankyou x

  • Debbie Snell

  • June 19, 2015

A beautiful piece of jewellery thanks for the chance 🙂

  • z.g

  • June 19, 2015

brilliant prize thanks

  • jo liddement

  • June 19, 2015

A really unusual and beautiful necklace

  • SHARON

  • June 19, 2015

love it

  • Lynn Hughes

  • June 19, 2015

I never go anywhere without a necklace and this one is lovely.

  • Kelandab

  • June 19, 2015

Lovely prize, it’s really unique

Kelly Ellen Hirst

  • Carrie Wilson

  • June 19, 2015

lovely 🙂

  • PamGregory

  • June 19, 2015

Lovely necklace!

  • Kerry Lethbridge

  • June 19, 2015

Wow that is stunning

  • James McKenna

  • June 19, 2015

My girlfriend would love this

  • Mimicat

  • June 19, 2015

Couldn’t do the instagram bit of this as tansu_me as the page was missing BUT on the Facebook the engagement rings………..oh sigh.

  • Mimicat

  • June 19, 2015

Wow…….something I like!

  • Katie

  • June 19, 2015

Lovely necklace

  • Laura Pritchard

  • June 19, 2015

This is a stunning necklace, I love it 🙂

  • Kayleigh

  • June 19, 2015

This is fab!

  • lindsay chadburn

  • June 19, 2015

fab gorgeous love this so much

  • Mandi Davison

  • June 19, 2015

I love this, it is so quirky and me 🙂

  • yasmine041

  • June 19, 2015

gorgeous xxx

  • Janet Carter

  • June 19, 2015

Fabulous,so stylish

  • Theresa Parker

  • June 19, 2015

Thank u for lovely comp..am sorry but could not fill in the last three options on raffle copter. .my phone would not let me click them? but I do follow on pinintrest and insta gram …Thank u

  • Martina Alban

  • June 19, 2015

so lovely

  • Jordanka Patricia Pulido

  • June 19, 2015

so unique

  • Gwen Maynard

  • June 19, 2015

Love it. Unusual which I like.

  • Ellie Spider

  • June 18, 2015

looks lovely – slightly unusual too which I like

  • chimocho

  • June 18, 2015

Such a gorgeous prize! -Sammi

  • Leanne V Mckenna

  • June 18, 2015

wow that is gorgeous!! <3

  • Teresa Sheldon

  • June 18, 2015

gorgeous

  • Susan Trubey

  • June 18, 2015

Ivor a feeling I could win this

  • Sarah Walford

  • June 18, 2015

Lovely xx

  • Andy Tanner

  • June 18, 2015

stunning

  • Sheri Darby

  • June 18, 2015

Really beautiful

  • Ellie powell

  • June 18, 2015

so pretty

  • Noisette

  • June 18, 2015

That is so very beautiful. What a lovely prize!

  • Lauren

  • June 18, 2015

Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • MANDY DOHERTY

  • June 18, 2015

Beautiful prize

  • Joanne Welsh

  • June 18, 2015

Gorgeous prize!

  • Philip Boyle

  • June 18, 2015

It’s a great comp. More please.

  • Heather

  • June 18, 2015

Very lovely 🙂

  • Charlotte Pike

  • June 18, 2015

Absolutely stunning!

  • Sarah Bates

  • June 18, 2015

Wow, what a lovely unique looking piece x

  • Rebecca Moon

  • June 18, 2015

Lovely necklace

  • Lucky Dan

  • June 18, 2015

Awesome thank you I could really use it as a good luck charm as I really need some right now

  • Luna Salazar

  • June 18, 2015

Love this necklace!

  • GCforever

  • June 18, 2015

What a classy giveaway. Thank you!

  • John Russell

  • June 18, 2015

Rose Rose my kingdom for a Rose Gold pendant

  • John Russell

  • June 18, 2015

Rose Roae, my kingdom for a Rose Gold Pendant!!!

  • Rainey C

  • June 18, 2015

Beautiful

  • Amanda Gregory

  • June 18, 2015

Really love this.

  • mamadesignsltd

  • June 18, 2015

LOVE this!! x

  • Kat Glynn

  • June 18, 2015

Wow I love it!! x

  • trevor linvell

  • June 18, 2015

Very beautiful necklaces

  • alison

  • June 18, 2015

So beautiful, would love to win

  • Joanne Creegan Jarvis

  • June 18, 2015

Gorgeous, fingers crossed x

  • CaliMel

  • June 18, 2015

Gorgeous necklace! I would be super excited to win such a pretty one! – Missy

  • Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid

  • June 17, 2015

beautiful

  • Kim Beale

  • June 17, 2015

beautiful necklace, would love to win it x

  • Natalie Osborne Thomason

  • June 17, 2015

Unusual object of desire 🙂

  • L H

  • June 17, 2015

This is a beautiful necklace! Thank you for the chance of winning it.

  • Gemma Nisbet

  • June 17, 2015

Wow this is just beautiful!

  • shirlz51

  • June 17, 2015

beautiful necklace

  • Jime Olivares

  • June 17, 2015

Gorgeous necklace. Thanks for the chance of winning it!

  • Teresa Lee

  • June 17, 2015

Wonderful Giveaway….Thanks

  • Оксана Золотухина

  • June 17, 2015

Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Helen J Sheridan

  • June 17, 2015

pretty little thing 🙂

  • Stacey Birchenough

  • June 17, 2015

Oh my, it’s beautiful!

  • Robert Price

  • June 17, 2015

This would be ideal for my Grand Daughter

  • Kimberly

  • June 17, 2015

I am currently obsessed with rose gold anything.

  • abundantreality

  • June 17, 2015

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Lydia Gascoyne

  • June 17, 2015

Cool giveaway!!!

  • charlotte

  • June 17, 2015

gorgeous! great giveaway

  • Rebecca Nisbet

  • June 17, 2015

wow, beautiful! fingers crossed!

  • Marc Barnes

  • June 17, 2015

Great give away good luck everyone

  • Kristina

  • June 17, 2015

amazing giveaway, thank you!

  • Ruth Harwood

  • June 17, 2015

awesome giveaway, thanks xx

  • Sasyla Dyrs

  • June 17, 2015

nice giveaway 🙂

  • Patricia Edwards

  • June 17, 2015

Lovely design!

  • cheryl

  • June 17, 2015

Fab giveaway, thanks x

  • Jc Loh

  • June 17, 2015

What a unique design, love it!

  • Debora

  • June 16, 2015

Great giveaway!

Debora Ferri
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  • louisefrierson

  • June 16, 2015

Great Giveaway,

  • C Kennedy

  • June 16, 2015

I think that’s got to be one of the most gorgeous necklaces I’ve ever seen!

  • Avery A

  • June 16, 2015

Trying to build up my accessories collection with pieces that will LAST, rather than pieces that will be gone in a moment. Love this!

  • Harriet Higgs

  • June 16, 2015

It’s beautiful 🙂

  • Claire Woods

  • June 16, 2015

What a lovely necklace.

  • jandoc

  • June 16, 2015

beautiful prize

  • Denise Walker

  • June 16, 2015

its so pretty – thank you

  • Peter Jones

  • June 16, 2015

Unique

  • Karin Shaim

  • June 16, 2015

this necklace is beautiful! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Vivien Taylor

  • June 16, 2015

Thanks, its lovely

  • Jessica Reynolds

  • June 16, 2015

wow…so beautiful!

  • Michelle Banks

  • June 16, 2015

this is beautiful x

  • dorcontest

  • June 16, 2015

This necklace is absolute divine. It is unique and beauty. I adore it .
DOREEN LAMOUREUX

  • Layla

  • June 16, 2015

I love the unique shape, it’s beautiful and I think I’d wear this a lot.

  • SophieR

  • June 16, 2015

That necklace is beyond beautiful

  • k8053

  • June 16, 2015

Thank heavens! People who think like me: to be feminine does not mean pink, frou-frou & sparkles!

  • Stephen Fowler

  • June 16, 2015

That’s more than just a necklace; it’s a work of art.

  • Banesh

  • June 16, 2015

This is an amazing giveaway! I’m completely head over heels for minimalistic fashion. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Tea Šainović

  • June 16, 2015

The necklace is gorgeous, thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  • Petra Kos

  • June 16, 2015

Beautiful necklace! 🙂

  • clint odeza

  • June 16, 2015

would love to win this and be a birthday gift to my daughter

  • Mai Tran

  • June 16, 2015

What a marvelous piece! Very unique!

  • Helen Battle

  • June 16, 2015

Lovely necklace,beautiful design x

  • chris2468

  • June 16, 2015

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  • Raine Dawson

  • June 16, 2015

What an amazing artist, the necklace is absolutely gorgeous -both edgy and classy.

  • Julia

  • June 16, 2015

Very lovely design!

  • Gustavo N.

  • June 16, 2015

So nice my friend.

  • Mel Borhi

  • June 16, 2015

would love to win this, its so pretty

  • melanie stirling

  • June 15, 2015

Fabulous prize,thank you,it’s gorgeous!

  • Debby Brown

  • June 15, 2015

Interesting and unique piece and the rose gold would look great against a summer suntan – fingers crossed

  • Rachel Butterworth

  • June 15, 2015

Beautiful geometric shapes necklace. Fingers crossed.

  • Tracy K Nixon

  • June 15, 2015

What a beautiful necklace. Thank you so much for the giveaway! You have a heart of rose gold!

  • Helen Clayton

  • June 15, 2015

I love the warmth of rose gold, great to see a resurgence-it works so effectively with this gorgeous geometric piece-love it!

  • Janet Humphrey

  • June 15, 2015

Rose gold is my favourite and this is really unusual liked and shared

  • lynn heath

  • June 15, 2015

What a gorgeous necklace, I would love this!

  • supastar1501

  • June 15, 2015

This necklace is gorgeous x x

  • John Taggart

  • June 15, 2015

Great giveaway

  • Iris Waldburger

  • June 15, 2015

Lovely jewellery fingers crossed

  • Louise Asekokhai

  • June 15, 2015

Great comp and lovely jewellry

  • IsabelBloggingforsanity

  • June 15, 2015

I’m loving the geometric shape type jewellery at the moment.

  • clairdownham

  • June 15, 2015

thankyou very much for the lovely giveaway

  • Michael Griffin

  • June 15, 2015

lovely gift

  • Kirsten Southard

  • June 15, 2015

A beautiful necklace for a beautiful blog!

  • jennifer bolognesi

  • June 15, 2015

I have a friend getting married in August & she is s Libra. I understand morganite is a modern birth stone for Libra & brings divine love so it would make a great gift

  • Karen Barrett

  • June 15, 2015

Hi and thanks for the lovely prize.

  • Sally Gurteen

  • June 15, 2015

this is just gorgeous, x

  • Jenny Brady

  • June 15, 2015

Fab giveaway, necklace is so unique, want!

  • haxell

  • June 15, 2015

What a beautiful design – has almost a sci-fi/futuristic feel to it. Definitely timeless!

Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  • dkthomson

  • June 15, 2015

My wife and daughter would both love it.

  • Julie Paton

  • June 15, 2015

A stunning and unusual necklace

  • Michelle Dagger

  • June 15, 2015

I’d absolutely love this fingers crossed!

  • laura stewart

  • June 15, 2015

beautiful

  • CAROL PATRICK

  • June 15, 2015

I love this gorgeous necklace, and unusual design. Rose gold is so attractive, it will be sure to win compliments when the lucky winner wears it x

  • Carol Emmett

  • June 15, 2015

Lovely. And I love the ethos – I hate cushions, my main ornaments are studio pottery pieces, and my main ‘clutter’ is books (loads and loads of books!)

  • Steven Lane

  • June 15, 2015

What a beautiful prize , my wife would love it.

  • Tom Baines

  • June 15, 2015

just perfect nothing more to be said

  • Sabine Bassler

  • June 15, 2015

So beautiful, I love this design and colour!

  • Joanna Butler-Savage

  • June 15, 2015

perfect for my sister

  • Jane Willis

  • June 15, 2015

What a beautiful design.

  • Michelle Addy

  • June 15, 2015

Fantastic giveaway. Fingers crossed and good luck 2 all.x

  • Sophie Lewis-Wells

  • June 14, 2015

Gorgeous Xxx

  • Andrea Tinks

  • June 14, 2015

This is so pretty x

  • Karen Cowley

  • June 14, 2015

Stunning , thanks for the chance xx

  • i wilson

  • June 14, 2015

Beautiful

  • Tony Teece

  • June 14, 2015

Wow, lovely gift for my mother’s birthday

  • catherine warburton

  • June 14, 2015

Fabulous design, a touch of Art Deco meets modernism, Love it!

  • nixnjj

  • June 14, 2015

Really beautiful

  • Ang Gallant

  • June 14, 2015

Such simplicity but beauty, I love it!

  • Peter Foster

  • June 14, 2015

Love it

  • recipes4cooking

  • June 14, 2015

Very retro necklace

  • RockChickEmz

  • June 14, 2015

Gorgeous necklace!

  • Peter Guy

  • June 14, 2015

That’s a very unusual and interesting piece

  • barbara daniels

  • June 14, 2015

beautiful,fabulous, gorgoeus

  • Marsha Richardson

  • June 14, 2015

Wow, very unusual. Just my style!

  • Karen Laing

  • June 14, 2015

So very beautiful,would be absolutely thrilled if I was lucky enough to win this x

  • lindseyxxx

  • June 14, 2015

So pretty, I love the style.

  • daylinn

  • June 14, 2015

Wow

  • John Thuku

  • June 14, 2015

That is a gorgeous and unusual necklace. I would love to have it.

  • Michaela Hannah

  • June 14, 2015

This is a very unusual but pretty necklace x

  • Andrew Collier

  • June 14, 2015

Beautiful necklace.

  • Neil Firth

  • June 14, 2015

Love to win for my daughter

  • michele hemmings

  • June 14, 2015

Beautiful necklace.

  • Claire Harrington

  • June 14, 2015

Rose gold is my favourite, really beautiful necklace

  • Kayleigh Tanner

  • June 14, 2015

Super pretty! I love rose gold 🙂

  • Lisette Davidson

  • June 14, 2015

what a beautiful necklace!

  • maci234

  • June 14, 2015

fandabidozy giveaway

  • Irene Wright

  • June 14, 2015

Love the necklace – would be brilliant to win it.

  • Tina Edwards

  • June 14, 2015

Beautiful necklace fingers crossed

  • Anita

  • June 14, 2015

very pretty

  • Kelley // The City and Us

  • June 14, 2015

So gorgeous! Femininity and minimalism are captured beautifully in this piece.

  • Anthony G

  • June 14, 2015

Simply stunning!

  • Kelly Holyoake

  • June 14, 2015

Great Prize! I would love to win the necklace!

  • leanne williams

  • June 14, 2015

What a gorgeous piece

  • amy bondoc

  • June 14, 2015

stunning necklace fab prize, fingers crossed

  • Hannah Marazzi

  • June 14, 2015

Feeling thankful for entrepreneurs that are willing to provide options for women trying to cultivate a lifestyle of simplicity and honesty thereby freeing us from having to give stereotypes the time of day!

  • Holly Morgan

  • June 13, 2015

What a beautiful piece

  • A Z

  • June 13, 2015

The melding of femininity and minimalism is perfect. The necklace is beautiful!

  • Heather Reading

  • June 13, 2015

It’s very beautiful, have entered on Instagram

  • Alison

  • June 13, 2015

Its such a lovely necklace. I love Rose Gold

  • Victoria_CosmeticCravings

  • June 13, 2015

This is just so pretty

  • kayleigh bates

  • June 13, 2015

Absoluetly stunning, what a fab prize x

  • Minnado

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful and simple..it is lovely. I’m interested in the book underneath too and can’t help reading it, fascinating..

  • Ms Gilly Clara

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful necklace x

  • Stephen Wilson-leach

  • June 13, 2015

would love to win thank you

  • ΜΑΡΘΑ ΠΑΤΖΑΡΤΖΗ

  • June 13, 2015

Just discovered you…Beautiful site gorgeous necklace

  • Alica

  • June 13, 2015

What a lovely piece! Thank you for the chance x

  • sarah goodman

  • June 13, 2015

what a gorgeous modern necklace

  • Christine Dodd

  • June 13, 2015

This is a classic piece – I would love to own it

  • Debbie Skerten

  • June 13, 2015

I love her statement – “create something that people love and won’t discard after one season, but can still look on trend for years”. I would certainly wear it for years. It’s stunning.

  • Heather Haigh

  • June 13, 2015

What an unusual and beautiful necklace.

  • Nicole

  • June 13, 2015

Some great points here. I started to email a response but it’s been something that has been rattling around my head for a while so I blogged it (http://www.alfies-studio.com).

I’m not much of a one for shiny things these days but this is gorgeous. I think both have hit the nail on the head with their mission statements, perfection.

Oddly the creative force behind Object’s lookbook photography is the very same I worked with on my bio and lifestyle shots for my web overhaul, small world.

x

  • Fiona

  • June 13, 2015

Lovely prize / gift

  • Olivia

  • June 13, 2015

Looks lovely 🙂

  • ClaireT

  • June 13, 2015

Very different!

  • Jodie

  • June 13, 2015

Such an unusual shape – I love it!

  • gfa01

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful necklace.

  • Beverley Cousins

  • June 13, 2015

So Unique and pure class!

  • Marta García

  • June 13, 2015

What an amazing design, it’s extraordinary. Congrats to the artist!

  • Kamara

  • June 13, 2015

Wow, what a gorgeous necklace! Fingers crossed.

  • Gillian Holmes

  • June 13, 2015

Thanks
for the chance to win this extraordinary prize

  • debbie

  • June 13, 2015

perfect necklace

  • leanne moore

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful

  • Elizabeth Hinds

  • June 13, 2015

So beautiful!! Amazing giveaway. X

  • clare martin

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful necklace!

  • Zoe Goulding

  • June 13, 2015

Wow, the necklace is stunning

  • Paul Wilson

  • June 13, 2015

Lovely.

  • Elizabeth Doody

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful necklace & great giveaway x

  • Sophia Miller

  • June 13, 2015

Beautiful!

  • Frances Heaton

  • June 13, 2015

A super prize. Would enhance any outfit.

  • cass chan

  • June 13, 2015

The necklace is so pretty! I’m sure it will perk up any outfit I decide to put on no matter if I’m going for a dinner date or just a simple trip to the dry cleaners. No matter what I wear and where I go, I have the right to feel beautiful.

  • Mary

  • June 13, 2015

Lovely design

  • Meghan

  • June 13, 2015

That necklace is just.. oh my. Its’ elegant design and shape definitely speak far beyond its’ simplicity. Minimalist in nature, but not in meaning. It’s so important that we, as women, remember that those things are not exclusive to each other. Femininity and minimalism can not only coexist, but nourish the other. These things are one in the same. It’s not necessary to sacrifice strength to be soft, or softness to have strength. We can be both. We are both.

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