Sinequanone jacket, size 36 :: H&M t-shirt, size 2 :: Paige “Blue Heights” jeans, size 23 (hemmed) :: Christian Louboutin Simple 85 pumps, size 35 :: Chanel East/West handbag :: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent belt, size xs :: Iridesse pearl necklace :: Bracelets: sterling silver bangles, sterling silver ball, vintage carnelian :: Vintage brooch
Going through my mom’s jewelry collection is one of my favorite things to do. She’s been a collector for decades, and digging through the bags and boxes of fine, costume and vintage jewelry is only made more exciting when she decides she can part with a rarely worn item…and I’m there to snatch it up!
This little brooch is one of those items. It’s a vintage piece of costume jewelry, made of rhinestones in the form of a dangly military badge. I thought it was wonderful, but I struggled to find something that would match it’s toughness, so it sat all alone in a jewelry box for way too long. I thought about putting it on the Banana Republic silk camp shirt, but I was afraid it would leave stretched holes in the delicate silk. Then this military style tweed jacket came along and I knew instantly the brooch had found it’s new home.
The two haven’t parted ways since. :)