Marigold sounds better than mustard, doesn’t it? And, in all fairness, this boiled wool jacket is more golden than yellow. We’ll get to the bouquet part in a moment. First, let’s talk about my new favourite outfit formula: the column of black + statement piece. It’s so easy, and when you have as many cool blazers as I do, it’s almost too easy. My next step is to try it with a different neutral in place of black. I’m thinking forest green or plum, thanks to my new Club Monaco turtlenecks.
So, the bouquet. It’s brooches, of course! I recently thrifted this simple gold bow, and it’s a perfect complement to my big sparkly pieces like this old favourite (made in Australia!) hyacinth bunch. I love doing brooch bouquets because they feel a bit more modern and funky than just single brooches, and they allow me more opportunities to showcase my ever-growing collection. Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve starting looking at vintage brooches on eBay again and … ho, boy, I smell trouble. Someone needs to stop me from looking up any more Trifari pieces before I do something I’ll regret. Hashtag: crazy brooch lady.