We eat plants and live with them in our homes, so why shouldn’t we wear them as well? This jewelry designer thought plants were perfectly fashionable, and created wearable planters — tiny, miniature planters worn on necklaces and brooches that can be filled with the sprout, a succulent, or a flower of your choice. The planters are made from 3D printers and can be painted any color you choose, too! What a way to create a movable garden of earthly delights. [$30, Etsy] Keep reading »
My friend Molly has recently become obsessed with miniature pigs. She dreams of having a miniature pet pig named Penelope and walking it around town on a little pig leash. And can you blame her, really? I mean, look at this. Speaking of miniature pigs, check out this adorable vintage brooch. Pin it on a black tuxedo jacket as a quirky accent piece. Or just name it Penelope and keep it in your pocket for good luck. [$11, Etsy] Keep reading »
Madewell’s Draped Chain Brooch is the illegitimate child of the multi-chain necklace and the over-the-top pin. Yet there are so many ways to wear this brooch that it will never get old. We like the idea of it pinned to the back pocket of a pencil skirt or the pocket of a blazer. It would also make a not-so-sweet cardigan clip for the girl who wants to add a little of Rizzo to her usual Sandy look.
If your dress or top is looking a little plain, follow Drew Barrymore and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s lead by spiffing up an outfit with a sparkly brooch. Most of us only think of adding a pin to a jacket lapel, which looks cute, though a little businesslike. But adding a decorative piece to a simple dress — especially near the neckline — will make your outfit unique; in a sea of black cocktail dresses, you and your gems will stand out. Keep reading »
When you don’t have the money to buy a whole new outfit, it’s all about the accessories. For example, if you take a simple dress and add a jeweled brooch, you’re suddenly as stylish as Michelle Obama! The gems at 1928 Jewelry look as though you inherited your grandmother’s gorgeous baubles because they’re based on vintage jewelry from around the world. While you’ll look like a million bucks wearing this brooch, bracelet, or earrings, buying them will barely put a dent in your bank account. [prices vary, 1928 Jewelry]
We’re giving away the three 1928 Jewelry items pictured above to five readers, but you have to work if you want to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 5 — will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Not that style and politics should mix, and we certainly don’t think a candidate or a candidate’s spouse should be criticized for lacking style, but Catherine and I have both been bowled over by Michelle Obama’s nose for fashion over the course of the campaign. And never more so as when we both came into the office after the final night of the DNC and said nearly in unison (after we discussed the actual substance of the night’s big speeches, of course), “Who was Michelle wearing?” Now we have the answer! According to Fashion Week Daily, Obama was wearing a Thakoon dress adorned with three Erickson Beamon broaches. Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether Obama did the accessorizing herself or whether they came with the dress as is, but regardless, this just backs up our belief that printed dresses and costume brooches are totally going to be huge for Fall. [Fashion Week Daily]
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