28 September 2009 – Flowery

September 27th, 2009 § 8 comments

28 September 2009 – Flowery, originally uploaded by academichic.



This is a relatively simple outfit and what I was wearing this past Sunday when a good friend, who happened to be in town for the day, called to see if I wanted to meet him for coffee. Although my outfit wasn’t all that exciting, I figured it was nothing a good brooch couldn’t fix. Or two, for that matter.

Going for a flower motif, I added this beautiful turquoise and pearl vintage brooch to my neckline, which provided the perfect pop of color against the dark purple tank-worn-as-vest. I found this little vintage gem at Vintage Threadz on Etsy and was delighted to add it to my ever growing brooch collection (isn’t that so little old lady of me?)

Vintage Threadz is where E. found her dainty leaf brooch, and where I’m currently obsessing over these pretty vintage flower earrings or these really cool green and gold 80s earrings. Thank God I’m no longer in the US, because the temptation to order these would be all the more difficult to resist. But if you’re in the market for unique vintage finds, check out this Etsy seller for some really great prices!

Anyway, I decided one flower brooch just wasn’t enough, so I added another larger D&D fabric flower to my clutch, stealing A.’s awesome idea from a little while ago. All flowered-out, I was ready to go.

What are your favorite accessories for sprucing up an otherwise ho-hum outfit? How do you add intrigue on your way out the door if you feel like your ensemble is somewhat lacking? Do share your style secrets! S.

28 September 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 8 Responses to 28 September 2009 – Flowery"

  1. Clare says:

    I love how the brooches/flowers add a feminine vibe to this outfit! A great way to dress up a casual jeans ensemble.

  2. Sal says:

    What a fabulously simple way to add some glamour to an ensemble.

  3. I love the flower on the clutch!

  4. Luinae says:

    That purple tank works so well as a vest.

  5. Dr. Ding says:

    My secret wardrobe sprucer-upper: glitter.

  6. Nadine says:

    So clever – you look great!

  7. Dottie says:

    I adore the flowers here. That brooch makes the clutch. I’m all about little-old-lady fashion :) I’m not great at accessorizing. If I’m walking out the door and feel my outfit is lacking, I usually grab a nicer purse or put on red lipstick. Can’t go wrong with red lipstick.

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