Jacket, Tabitha (via eBay); sweater, Club Monaco; pants, Aritzia (thrifted); shoes, Sam Edelman (thrifted); bag, YSL (via eBay)
Jacket, Tabitha (via eBay); sweater, Club Monaco; pants, Aritzia (thrifted); shoes, Sam Edelman (thrifted); bag, YSL (via eBay)

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.

jacket love
jacket love
vintage brooches
vintage brooches

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.

column of black
column of black

6 Comments on Marigold Bouquet

  1. Glad to see you’re still rocking the column of black! I may try this…after I get through all the dresses I’ve promised myself I will wear in 2017.

  2. Hmmm, I may have to try this out – particularly given the cold temperatures we’re having to start off January. 🙁 I particularly like the shorter sleeves on the blazer with the longer sleeves of the turtleneck. I thought my 3/4 sleeve blazers were off-limits until spring – this now expands my wardrobe options!

    • Try it! I seriously love these turtlenecks for layering … to the point that I had to stop myself from wearing with every.single.outfit this past holiday.

  3. Brilliant formula for fast, statement-making and WARM dressing in these frigid winter months!!