|Jeweled Brooch, J Crew|
She did mention something to me I found interesting:
...watching so many films from 1930-1963 constantly has inspired a lot of little things in my everyday: one is I pulled out the few brooches I have and put them on my outerwear coats and jackets. A nice, well made rhinestone piece on a black jacket or coat pinned properly does just as much for your look as a great scarf, good lipstick, a subtle but designer structured handbag and classic heels or flats-you could wear these items with anything and look polished, put-together and wearing a few brooches again has added that extra punch: the compliments a scarf sometimes gets a brooch gets tenfold. This time of year rhinestone pieces are also festive looking, and if you wear a lot of black it breaks up the look without introducing color or fabric...
Funny as I had just been reading an excellent review of the brooch, pictured above, written by our Gigi. You can review her review right here.
I've been intrigued by this brooch since I spotted it on the website (which was no easy task by the way, as it is "hidden" in the bridal section).
I do have one brooch given to me by a friend and it is very sweet, it's in a flower pattern so I think of it as having a "spring" feeling. I like the idea of a brooch, most especially around the holidays, and if you attach one to your outerwear you've accessorized and you're done, it will be there waiting for you next time you are on your way out the door.
Do you wear a brooch? How do you like the J Crew piece?