On this Monday morning, I am joining my friends Adrienne and Jill at
for this month's "How I Wear My Brooch".
Their blog will be posted on the 9th if you care to see how others wear their brooches. See it HERE.
Do you still wear brooches? I do not wear pins very often anymore. However, I thought it might be fun to participate in the post this month.
Just a word about my little pin. It is a Mother-of-Pearl pin that I bought while visiting in Israel in 1972. It is very delicate and I love the intricate design.
I selected this sweet vintage brooch to wear with this dress because the dress itself is quite busy and I didn't need anything to compete with the pattern.
Because I wear glasses and consider them as an accessory, I try not to over do the jewelry around my face. With the cowl collar of this dress, I felt a simple brooch and earrings would be enough. I also considered the large belt buckle as an accessory; therefore kept it all simple.
Wearing a brooch is a timeless way to add some sparkle to your fall outfits.
|Getty/GoRunway, Art by Bobby Doherty|
Here are some suggestions:
1. Mix old with new. Wear a vintage brooch with a structured, graphic print dress, such as mine above, or neon clutch for a look that’s polished with added modern flair.
2. Placement is key. A brooch always works when worn, left or right, over the bust, (I was always taught to wear it on the left) but it can also be a surprising embellishment at the center of a buttoned up collar.
Now, how do you like to wear your brooches?