Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pins-A-Lot

I had planned on piling on the necklaces today, but I couldn’t bear the weight of them around my neck. Instead, I wore seven brooches on my lapels.


Blazer, New York & Company. Vest, Cherokee. Skirt, Peyton Place (thrifted and shortened). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Nine West. Brooches, all thrifted except the owl who is borrowed from Tina.


23 comments:

Amber Lena said...

I'm loving the blazer! And you're rocking the brooches. I know what you mean about necklaces feeling heavy.

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Mel.J said...

I really like how the brooches tie the teal & orange together. And how with a more muted (for you) bottom half it becomes the feature of the outfit. This look inspires me to collect some brooches!

Iris said...

I love the contrast of the blazer but, I kept looking at the skirt for a little bit of teal for it to pick up on, I'm too matchy matchy :/

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I think I need to steal this entire look. Thanks for providing today's outfit inspiration. Is it okay to link to you when I post it?

Kasmira said...

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style - feel free to link!

Anne said...

IN LOVE with your brooches--especially the starfish! I would have never have guessed to pair the blazer with the outfit--but it works so wonderfully together!

Artfully Awear said...

The teal blazer is the perfect color for this outfit, and really showcases the brooches nicely. I love the starfish!

Leah Hollett said...

Absolute PERFECTION!!!

CJ said...

Love the blazer! The leaf brooch is definitely my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I love the whole outfit! It's edgy but really lovely! I especially love the starfish brooch. I remember oyu wearing it a few years ago as a brooch on your skirt in a sort of underwater theme outfit. I loved it. I've got a starfish shaped brooch but haven't worn it in recent years. I would really love to get a starfish brooch though!
-that anonymous commentor

Anonymous said...

Love the whole outfit...the colors are really good on you. Love the collection of brooches also.

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Love this outfit! And all the brooches too. Those are my jewelry item of choice most days and I have quite a collection. I remember when I first got out of college, I would go to antique stores and get them for next to nothing to spice up my drab suits. I still have them and I think some might be a lot more valuable now. The circle pins are really lovely.

Tiffany said...

Super cute skirt! I wore its second cousin yesterday. I actually had to go back and check my picture to make sure it wasn't the same pattern.

Tiffany
http://clothedcommuter.blogspot.com/

Katie W... said...

I love the color combination and the pin embellishment :)

Anonymous said...

Long time listener, first time caller...

I've been reading your blog for a long time now (which I love), and tonight I was reading another when I thought of you. Are you reading Della Street Dreaming? First of all, she's hilarious. But secondly (and what made me think of you), she is a big fan of Piling on the Jewelry. It's a look that I really want to pull off (but I always think I don't have enough jewelry) and the two of you just have it down. I hope someday I can get to the point of not being able to bear the weight. Sadly, two necklaces is not yet taxing...

Sheila said...

Everytime I see this blazer, I covet it! Such a gorgeous colour. I love all the brooches - what a great idea! Your creativity knows no bounds.

Kasmira said...

Anon - I DO read Della Street Dreaming. I would like to borrow (steal!) many of her chunky pieces. I wish I could pull off a single giant earring the way she does!

GeminiJulia said...

Oooh--great look :) I've done a pin collage, but this is taking it to the next level! Rock it!

Tina said...

I absolutely adore this look from head to toe!!! And I want to rip that starfish right off your gorgeous blazer, except that would put a hole in the blazer and then Sheila would be sad.

freeda said...

This seems very autumn at the beach to me for some reason. It's a really pretty color combo, but it may just be the starfish leading me thataway.

bastamb said...

Perfection!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I had a skirt like that --- in 1982!! Please some advice from Coco Chanel regarding the number of pins.

Londyn said...

I really like this! What a fun idea!!