- White tuxedo front top – J.Crew, remixed
- Purple tank worn as vest – BR Outlet, remixed
- Jeans – ON Flirt, remixed
- Gray wedges – Report, remixed
- Clutch – Ann Taylor, remixed
- Flower brooch on clutch – Dulken & Derrick, via Blue Onion Marketplace
- Vintage turquoise flower brooch – from Vintage Threadz on Etsy
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.