Is it time for brooches to have a moment in the style spotlight again? I vote yes. ✅
I’ve had brooches on my mind since our recent Europe/UK trip, when I spotted some interesting ones in London. I didn’t bite at the time, but they’ve definitely been on my style radar. And then I happened upon a recent Instagram from Alyson @thatsnotmyage that inspired me to try a grouping.
Top photo: I really like to keep groupings to odd numbers. I started with two cocktail-themed pins. The pink one is from Banana Republic HERE, (and for my Canadian readers HERE). The green martini is several years old, and I don’t remember where I found it. I added the antique circular pearl pin to make 3, and I’m kind of liking the juxtaposition of classic and quirky.
Ideas for groupings:
- Theme (animals, florals, abstract designs)
- Color: go with variations on one or two colors
- Materials: mix sparkle and pearls, or refined and rough
My brooch collection is pretty sparse at the moment. They aren’t as widely available as a few years ago, but I’m keeping my eyes open for contenders.
More whimsical brooches & pins
And if you’re looking for actual vintage brooches, check out Etsy.
Posting will be light for the next couple of weeks. I’m (mostly) giving myself a little break to enjoy the season, and to get myself organized ahead of the new year. Thank you, as always, for reading and for your support!