Brooches are a fun and easy way to elevate your style during the holidays, adding a touch of timeless elegance and festive flair. Today I’m joining Kim and Elizabeth to talk about adding a little bling to our holiday wardrobes with brooches.
Last year Kim encouraged us to bring out our brooches and sparkly things for the holidays. Maybe an inherited piece of something vintage or thrifted. Whatever’s in your jewelry drawer. And she coined the hashtag #BlingIt for Instagram where we had a lot of fun sharing our shimmery and sparkly pieces throughout the season. Maybe you joined us. Well … it’s time again to bring out our bling with new hashtags #ShowUsYourBling and #ChristmasPin
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During last year’s Bling It festivities I shared my sparkly snowflake brooch. I’m not sure where it came from, it’s been in my jewelry drawer forever and adorning my winter coats for eons. This year I’ve pinned it on my long winter coat.
Getting caught up in last year’s Bling It moment, I bought an inexpensive, pearly Christmas tree brooch at Macy’s that I’ve pinned to my camel car coat. And just like that I’m ready to Bling It through the season.
Of course, brooches aren’t just for outerwear. They can be worn so many ways … pinned to sweaters, dresses, adorning belts and bags, even shoes. Added to cuffs or joined together to create show stopping necklaces. No one does this quite like Tamera Beardsley. The possibilities are endless if you’re creative.
Not to bore you with my personal problems, but I’ve been sick since Thanksgiving with some dreadful flu cold thing. I planned to venture out to a few local shops to look at brooches yesterday, but leaving the house wasn’t an option so I searched the inter-webs. Labels, a local luxury consignment shop, has several options online (and in the store) … look at these pretties. They’re on the pricier side. Vintage and second hand stores, like my favorite Wayside Inn (Assistance League shop), Goodwill Stores and similar shops will have plenty more affordable treasures.
Not surprisingly, Etsy is a great place to search for fun and inexpensive brooches.
The Real Real has a ton of options and these beauties caught my eye.
Even Poshmark has a decent selection.
And here are a handful of sparkly and colorful new brooches found at favorite retailers.
Of course, the best source for fabulous brooches is likely your mom, grandmother or aunt’s jewelry box! My sweet little Swedish grandma loved a little glimmer and shimmer and wore glittery brooches, and earrings the size of brooches, along with big, fabulous and sparkly necklaces during the holidays. And she always had a big Christmas tree brooch pinned to her coat lapel. As I wrote this post I had a photo of her in mind. From Christmas Eve long ago. Wearing lots of blingy things. I searched and searched my archives (or artifacts, as Jim calls them) and finally found it. And, much to my surprise, Grandma isn’t wearing any sparkly things … the only bling to be found is on my Aunt who stuck a bow on her shoulder! Have you ever done that? Felt certain you remembered something so clearly, only to be presented with evidence that it was not quite as you recalled? I guess our dearest memories are those kept deep in the recesses of our mind.
But back to the matter at hand.
Won’t you join fun by sharing your holiday brooches and other sparkly jewelry on Instagram and tagging us so we can reshare!
And don’t forget to include hashtags #ShowUsYourBling and #ChristmasPin
Now let’s visit Kim and Elizabeth and see how they’re blinging out this year.
If you missed my Annual Holiday Gift Ideas you’ll find them here.
We’ll be back on Saturday with our weekend inspirations.
Until then, cheers from Snowberry!