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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Ro

Celebrating Broochtober

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

Thank you Erstwilder for making this a thing. I support it.

If you know me, then you know I'm a huge advocate for bringing back the brooch. Besides maybe a string of pearls, there isn't much that you could convince me is more timeless or chic than a good old fashioned brooch. Just look at Catherine, The Princess of Wales, she is epitome of style and good taste and she never fails us with a good brooch on occasion, along with the late Queen Elizabeth II... and you can't argue with the styles of a princess and a queen, now can you?

So let's talk about other ways to incorporate these vintage adornments in our everyday style...

First and probably my most favorite way to wear a bar pin, is in my hair! There is nothing like a slight hint of elegance to finish off your gracefully pinned back hair. Whether you are getting ready to walk down the aisle or headed off to a lunch with friends, the bar pin will give you a subtle and graceful look.

The second way I like to add brooches or bar pins into my wardrobe is to attach them to my scarf, right where I knot it. Not only does it add a little flair to your fall/winter outfit but it also gives an extra touch of sophistication to the stylish but casual accessory.

The third way that you can embrace the brooch is to pin it to your clutch or handbag. Even though this can be a bit more formal it is a fantastic way to dress something up. For instance, adding a vintage rhinestone brooch to a solid black clutch, will give it a unique and glamorous upgrade. Or perhaps you have a stunning pearl brooch that you could attach to your clutch. This would add an extra hint of elegance with a very one-of-a-kind look.

Smaller and more charming brooches make great accessories for your collar, sweater, sleeve cuffs, etc. There is no better way to up your timeless look than to (as I loosely quote Beyonce)... put a brooch on it.

Regardless of how you choose to wear these timeless embellishments, we always want to remind you that you check the clasp and make sure that it is very secure! Also keep in mind that it might leave a teeny tiny pin hole so add them in on items that wouldn't be devalued from that. *wink, wink*

Also, just to note, my mirror is dirty. It's always dirty. No matter how much I clean it, I still live with animals and a toddler on a homestead. Things are what they are.

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