the brooch brigade

9 August 2012

Is it just me or does anyone else find this Fall’s chunky collar trend incredibly awkward?  A tad too long, a bit too short or just baby bib-like.

What the oh-so-trendy “chokers” have indicated is that we are finally dipping our toes back into a world full of statement jewelry. No longer are we afraid to bejewel ourselves with embellishment, shimmer and sparkle.  So, setting my oversized collar aside, allowing my bruised collarbone to heal, I dug deep into my bag of baubles and broke out a more reliable, practical, and multipurpose “statement” piece:

The Brooch.

bring on the brigade

I call for a compromise. Let’s embrace the glitz, but lean towards grace. Float one in your hair, fasten it to your lapel or pin one to your peplum. Shala Monroque has the right idea.  


Chanel brooch, similar here // Vintage Wedding Pearl Style Crystal Brooch // Jeweled lips, if you’re fancy by Solange Azagury-Partridge // Red Arrow Gripoix by Catherine Baba // A timeless crescent brooch from the classic A La Vieille Russie // Bug Brooch, a lucky scarab, my mom’s favorite.

Featured image: Shala Monroque via Streetpeeper

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