Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Ways To Wear Brooches: Magnificent 8

Just like last quarter's Magnificent 8 post, this one had me a little stumped! Our chosen theme is styling brooches different ways. I do have a couple brooches I have been kindly gifted over the years but they are not an everyday wear for me. And so when I came across the few brooches I do have in my pre-Christmas wardrobe clear out I put them away in a safe spot, since I don't reach for them everyday but still wanted to hang onto them. And I put them away so safely I haven't been able to find them for this post! 😂

So instead of thrilling you with all of the different ways I've worn brooches this month I thought I'd delve into my 10+ years of daily blog photos and share with you a previous way I've worn a brooch, as well as an alternative styling idea for brooches.


What I wore:



Why I wore it:

All of the way back in 2014, I wore this for a "pinned" style challenge and pinned on this pretty floral brooch to my plain black tank. This is the simplest way to wear a brooch, just pin it on to a plain top! If you're thinking of wearing a brooch I'm sure this is the first way you'd try.

While I still have the Havaianas, tank and brooch (even if it's misplaced right now) I no longer have the skirt or sunnies in my wardrobe. Still mad I dropped the sunnies and they shattered!

Last worn: entire outfit last worn here.



I tried but failed to find early 2000s photos of me carrying my little denim baguette bag that I'd covered in pins I'd collected. I wore it for years but can't find a photo. But thinking of that little pin covered bag made me remember this embellished bag strap I have.

What I wore:

monochromatic blue tee navy printed culottes sneakers and magenta MbMJ bag outfit with embellished bag strap | awayfromblue

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet with navy printed culottes



Necklace: Kmart silver long circle pendant necklace
TeeCotton On The One fitted v tee in washed poolside blue
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bag: thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap


Why I wore it:

Not a single brooch or pin in this outfit, but look at that embellished bag strap! While I don't have that little pin covered denim baguette bag any more, or any photographic evidence of it sadly, this embellished bag strap is a similar look. You could easily try recreate this embellished look by pinning some brooches onto a plain bag strap you have. It's a fun way to add a little more interest to your outfit. Gotta add more flair!

The crystal embellishments on this strap are a repeated pattern but you could recreate this with similar sparkly brooches or just go all out and make your own pattern with whatever pins you have.

I wore this for a quiet day back in the school holidays with nothing much on the agenda other than a few errands and spending time at the bike track. I like the way this magenta Marc by Marc Jacob bag works with blues, and this blue tee and navy printed culottes were a nice combination together.


Last worn: blue tee, silver circle necklace, navy printed culottes, New Balance sneakers, Marc by Marc Jacobs magenta clutch.

Other ways to wearblue tee and maxi skirt, navy printed culottes and cardigan, Marc by Marc Jacobs magenta clutch and midi dress.



The Magnificent 8

The Magnificent 8 is a collaboration of 8 stylish women, ranging in age from early 20’s to early 80’s. The mission of this collaboration is to showcase how ageless style is. There are no age restrictions on style. So wear what you want, when you want, add a smile, and strut your style with confidence. And be sure to check out all 7 of these other amazing ladies!





Every quarter, the group chooses a theme and each create an outfit that suits our own personal tastes and fashion choices. We post them on the last Wednesday of every third month. Check out everyone’s posts with the links above for style inspiration at any age as they show you their best brooch style.


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51 comments:

  1. I admire brooches but never wear them. I should try and challenge myself to wear one!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I don't really wear them either, so this was a fun challenge to try!

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  2. Oooh I love the idea of adorning a bag or a bag strap with brooches! How cute! And I really like the traditional styling of brooches as well. The flower one looks great pinned to a plain black top. I am laughing that you have put your brooch collection in a safe place that you have forgotten! I have done similar things more times than I care to admit! Haha.

    Shelbee

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    1. Haha yes I do that far too often, forgetting where I've put things! It was a fun challenge to do :)

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  3. This is a fun one! I never think to wear a pin--or very rarely! I love your embellished bag strap. Havianas last forever don't they? Sorry about your sunnies. I hate losing a good pair! I hope you're having a great week Mica!

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    1. Yes I rarely wear them too so this was a fun challenge to try! :) I was so sad when the sunnies broke! :(

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  4. I don't own any brooches. I do love how it change up your outfit. It made it more classic and elegant. I hope you are having a great week and your teeth surgery is healing up.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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    1. I think not many people do - it was a fun challenge! I'm feeling better after my surgery, thank you!

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  5. Using a brooch on your bag strap is a fun idea! I need to try that!

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  6. I loved the look, it was beautiful. you look so good in blue
    xo
    https://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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  7. I had to giggle when I read you put away your brooches so safely that you couldn't find them anymore. You won't believe how many times that has happened to me! Not with brooches though. As a collector of the things, I obviously know exactly where they are, which is ... all over the place ;-) I love the little brooch pinned to your plain top, and would have loved to see a close up. What I often do, apart from the obvious, is secure a pussy bow blouse or dress with a brooch. Securing a scarf with a brooch is another idea, as is pinning one to a beret. I hope your week is going well Mica! xxx

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    1. haha yes I do that far too often when I tidy things, forget where they go! I wish I had a close up, it was a very old post!

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  8. Nice, the dress is simple but cute
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2022/01/why-are-women-more-likely-to-develop-alzheimers-disease.html

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  9. What a wonderful theme! I always think broaches look so stylish, because they can be really intricate or really simple. Just a lovely and underrated accessory! <3

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  10. So fun to see that outfit of yours from 2014. You look lovely...and that's a cute brooch. I agree that wearing a brooch is a good way to add some interest to a plain top. I love brooches but they are not a good option around small children so I don't wear them on every day basis either.

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    1. Yes they are best saved for kid free days and I don't really have any of them, haha!

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  11. I think this is a great way for a beginner to get into brooches. My favourite way of wearing them is on a collar or lapel, and I really like them in clusters of 2-3. That's too bad you don't have any pics of your brooch-encrusted baguette bag - it sounds so cute! I love the idea of brooches on a purse strap! So fun.

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    1. You always wear your brooches so well, it's very inspiring! :) I wish I had some photos of that bag - I wore it every day but any photos I could find it's always tucked under my shoulder and hidden away!

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  12. I don't wear brooches enough. I like the way you styled yours.

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  13. I love the way pins look on sweaters, dresses, and suits. When I worked in banking many years ago I would wear a pin on my suit jacket. I miss those days of dressing up everyday! You always look so nice in all of your outfits and dresses. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week Mica.

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    1. Oh that would be a great way to wear a pin to add a personal touch to your suit! :)

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  14. That cracks me up you put them away and now can't find them. But I love that you showcased an older photo instead.
    Thanks for playing along,
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haha yes I tried so hard, I know I'll end up stumbling across them soon! I'm glad I could still come up with a couple ideas for a post! :)

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  15. Beautiful outfits! I also don’t tend to wear brooches, but I can’t help but stop and admire them at the stores. This is a wonderful post and it makes me want to start incorporating them into my outfits. I love how it’s a great statement piece for a simple black tank! Thank you for sharing, I hope you’re having a lovely week!

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    1. I'm glad I could give you an idea of how to wear them! :) It was a fun challenge to try! :)

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  16. That's fun. I don't think I even own a brooch. They used to be a thing once upon a time.

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    1. I'm lucky I have a few it's just a shame I wasn't able to find them on time for the post!

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  17. I don't own any brooches but I like how they look. They are great for taking an outfit up a notch. Your MJ bag is super cute. The color is absolutely amazing!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  18. Oh brooches are so classic. I don't wear them often but I may try it. Love you styled yours here.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Glad I could encourage you to try it - I wish I could find mine to wear them more often! :)

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  19. Don't you hate it when you put something someplace to keep it safe and then can't find it? I do that all of the time! I have lots of brooches, but I always forget about them. I need to pull them out and use them! Love the sweet pictures of younger you!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com

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    1. haha yes! I think it's because I don't reach for them often I put them away and can't remember where!

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  20. Hi!
    Amazing looks, my fav is the first, it's very nice *-*
    thanks for sharing
    Have a nice day!
    Kisses ♥

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  21. You’ve put those brooches in the “dreaded safe place.” I’ve lost so many things there!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. So many things go missing there, happens far too often!

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  22. I'm with you on not wearing brooches very often, but I do have some back that are sentimental for me, gifted from family members. Love these pretty outfits!

    Wishing you a wonderful upcoming weekend, friend! Hope all is well with you!

    Make Life Marvelous

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    1. Yes all mine are sentimental gifted pieces sot hat's why I put them somewhere safe - they are not everyday wears for me!

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  23. Me gusta el collar te mando un beso

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  24. You know, I don't think I have any brooches! Although I was rewatching Schitt's Creek last night, and Alexis sure rocks a majestic brooch when she's posing as lawyer for the Blouse Barn, haha!

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    1. She rocks everything - I love how well she accessorises! :)

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  25. I love how your floral brooch pops against your black tank. And your brooch-like embellished purse strap is fabulously funky! I have a ton of brooches but rarely wear them; you've inspired me to bring them out of retirement. :)

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    1. So glad I could inspire you to get them out again! they are fun accessories and this was a good challenge :)

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  26. Beautiful look, happy sunday

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  27. I have some brooches that belonged to my grandma, but I never wear them anymore. Thanks for this reminder to wear them more often! I love that first look with the black tank and brooch!

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    1. Hope you can find some ways to wear them more often now!

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  28. I love the embellished strap and the pin covered bag you used to have sounds lovely! This post reminded me that it's been ages since I wore my brooches :)

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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    1. They are definitely not an everyday wear for me either!

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  29. I use to wear them on blazers. I still have a few. Will have to try them on bags.

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    1. Glad I could give you the idea to try Kim!

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  30. Thanks all for your kind comments on this fun challenge post :)

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