Different Accessories on which to Wear Your Brooches

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

Brooches for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: On an Accessory

Quote of the day: “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.   But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”  Mother Teresa

I’ve always been a fan of accessorizing but I must confess that until about 2 years ago, I considered brooches old fashioned. Luckily I still had a couple from many, many years ago, but I really hadn’t worn them! Then along came blogging and trying to keep abreast of all the new trends, and lo and behold, I read that brooches were becoming stylish again!

I did have to laugh though when I created my article for Sixty + Me (here). There were many comments on the Facebook post of this article that women would never wear these items! These women, thought they were too antiquated or reminded them of an old relative! That’s why it’s good to have an open mind when it comes to fashion. What was once thought of as ugly, can change gears and be considered fun! Just like those Christmas sweaters of old, right?

If you are a newer reader, then don’t forget to check out  last year’s series where we wore our brooches here (on the top half), here (on the bottom half) & here (on an accessory). Because of all of the nice feedback and great suggestions from the last series, I thought we’d see if we could do it again.

Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I know that some of the outfits I post on the blog, don’t really get worn in public. But I’m here to say I wore this one on my birthday as we traipsed around Park Meadows Mall. We were going to tour the Governor’s mansion first, (which is where these photos were taken), but the line was long, the wind was biting and I’m an outdoor wimp!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

The brooches I picked for this outfit, were ones that brought in the colors I was wearing that day! It’s a fact that I styled a brooch on my knitted hat in last year’s post, here. Yet, I figured this one is a little different since the hat is more of a floppy hat and I used 3 brooches.

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

I also wore my long, Stella & Dot earrings, since I didn’t add in a necklace. Since we’d be shopping (which means trying clothes on and off), there was no sense wearing a necklace that would get in the way.

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

I don’t know what it was about this outfit, but it was amazing how many compliments I received at the mall that day. My guess is that the fact that I was wearing a hat made me stand out? Whatever it was, it sure made me feel fabulous!!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

Jeans: Garnet Hill-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: Mauritius (similar here in faux leather)~~Top: Banana Republic (similar here in a darker hue)~~Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here only in a L or here without the fuzz)~~Shoes: Mercanti Fiorentini (similar here with a bow)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (similar here)~~Hat: BP (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here, here & here)~~Purse: Kelly & Katie (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s outfit, I wanted to use a suggestion from one of my readers from last year! It was Bernadette from Haddon Musings and she said she likes to wear her brooches on a wire as a necklace. So Nancy & I gave it a try!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

I wanted to incorporate more than just one brooch for this look, so I grabbed a blue one and her snowflake! We put them on one of her black cords instead of a metal chain, but I don’t see why a metal chain wouldn’t work too!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

I figured since the rest of the outfit was black & white, I’d incorporate the blue into Nancy’s accessories!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

The sweater has these small, sparkly beads throughout the material. Because of this detail, I played that up by having Nancy wear her beaded ballet flats! Needless to say, we were taking photos on a much warmer day, than my pictures above!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

Pants: Liz Claiborne (similar here in a palazzo version)~~Sweater: J. Jill (similar here with long sleeves)~~Shoes: H&M (similar here with metal buckle)~~Brooches on Necklace: (similar here & here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelets: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since mom has a plethora of scarves and wraps in her closet, I wanted to add this accessory to one of these items. I actually got this idea from J’s Everyday Fashion, here! I’ve always loved the idea of throwing on a wrap, but I don’t love that it won’t always stay in place. So not only is this stylish, it’s also extremely functional!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

In J’s example, she only used one brooch to anchor the scarf, but I figured why stop at 1? Mom & I put some fun on each side (besides, it’ll stay better that way). The coat of arms brooch almost looks like a patch on the scarf, but it’s actually a pin.

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

I used 2 brooches on the other side so they’d take up about as much space as the coat of arms one! I realize you don’t see much of this velvet blazer in these pictures, but mom made it. She’d actually given it to me years ago when it was too small for her. But now it fits her marvelously!

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

Now these are the same pants that mom wore for our Winter Wedding series here. Remember how short they looked with her pumps? Yet they look absolutely normal with these lace up shoes. So if anyone out there has some trousers that they think are too short, maybe you just need different shoes?

Wearing brooches for Women over 50.

Pants: Talbots (similar here)~~Blazer: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Evelyn & Arthur (similar here)~~Shoes: Sould Out through Groupdealz(similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here but expensive, here monogrammed, & here)

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  • Such a cool idea to put these on hats & capes, etc

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle—-it seems like they just go everywhere!!

  • The Style Crone

    Brilliant display of brooches. I have a collection, so loved what you did with this wonderful accessory. Adding them to your hat is a stroke of genius. Hats always precipitate compliments, and you look spectacular, so now surprised than you received so many at the mall. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Judith!!
      I can totally see why you have this love for hats now! They are more unique since not very many women wear them daily!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Of course you got compliments on your outfit all day, Jodie — it was perfectly styled in colors that look amazing on you! Seriously, I love that idea for putting brooches on your hat like that.

    I love the ideas for Nancy and your mom too! I have quite a few brooches but rarely wear them for some reason–you know I forget to accessorize half the time. But you’ve given me great reasons to pull those brooches out and try them with wraps I wear and wear them as necklaces on a chain or cord. Very cool!!

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The only reason I’ve been wearing these brooches more, is I think I’ve finally gotten more into the habit! That and the fact that I finally got smart enough to store them with my other jewelry!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Jodie, How fun is this post! I love all the different ways you’ve used the brooches. I think I’m going to have to find a hat cause I love how you paired the 2 cool pins on it, no wonder you got so may compliments, they look great. I also love the hint of pumpkin in the blouse and the shoes. Just lovely.

    Your outfit was my favorite, but I love the other 2 also, I will be trying the brooches on a chain or cord, and what a great idea to hold my wraps in place!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a positive comment Nikki!! I a girl who loves her bling & lots of color—so it’s nice to know that not everyone thought my outfit was “too much”!
      🙂

  • What great ideas for wearing brooches. I have a few really nice ones but I always forget to wear them. I’ll definitely try pinning one to a hat. Thank you for linking up to Style With a Smile 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know that feeling Emma!! I’ve been trying to be so good about wearing all of the fun things I have!! I’ve decided it’s all about getting in the habit!!
      Thanks for the love!

  • Those are cute brooches! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mackenzie!!

  • Marci Vaughn

    Oooohh… I have a snowflake pin and will definitely be combining something like Nancy’s! Thank you for all the lovely inspiration! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love the snowflake pins too!! It’s such a pretty design and perfect for this time of year!!

  • You’ve been so creative with the brooches! Love how you used 3 on your hat! I’ve got a few brooches but they’re fairly recent acquisitions…like you, I thought brooches were a bit old-fashioned but then I came round to them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gail!!
      I think that is the advantage of being open to the new styles & trends—it’s like a refresh button!!

  • That poodle brooch from Nordstrom Rack is calling my name! I really appreciated this post because I have a drawer full of my grandmother’s old brooches, but I never know how to wear them. I’ve pinned them onto jackets and lapels, but it doesn’t feel inspired. I love your idea of using one accessory (a brooch) to adorn another, like a scarf, hat, or necklace. I also like your outfit as a whole. The warm palette is so perfect for cool January days, and all of the rich, textured layers look cozy-chic. I also like Charlotte’s tactic of pinning brooches to a shawl. I like the idea of pinning them through the shawl onto whatever I’m wearing underneath to secure the shawl in place. I get fussy with them sliding around on me, and this would be a way to hold things in place!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous that you have such sentimental ones in your possession. Liz!!
      As a maximalist when it comes to accessories (I blame my mom for that trait–LOL), I love how grouping the brooches with more than one is so popular now!! To me it makes more of a statement!!
      You have to start wearing them…I’d love to see what you’ve been handed down!!
      And isn’t it smart when they can do double duty—functionally by holding things in place, and look great? That’s the bestest ever!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, I am so glad you are revisiting the brooch idea. It keeps bringing it back to my mind, because I tend to forget about stuff….don’t get me going on the dementia jokes….now what was I going to say? Ha, ha. Anyway, I keep trying to get myself into the mindset that I can put pins on other things besides a scarf or a lapel. I recently got a canvas bag at a thrift store and it came with a pin on it. I thought, I could really jazz up the bag, by adding a few extra pins. I just need to remember to do it. I love the pins on your hat and I never would have thought of making a pin into a necklace…what a great idea! And I also never would have thought to pin the scarf/shawl to my jacket….I am so excited! It really doesn’t take much these days. Thanks for sharing these great ideas. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you hit upon a great point Amy—it really is just getting into the habit.
      Either doing it everyday for awhile until it’s part of your thinking, or storing them where you can see them and think about them more!!
      But considering how small they are, they can certainly add some great impact, eh?

  • Oh, funny! I love brooches and have a nice collection but sometimes I forget that they are an option so I put them all on a ribbon to hang in my closet.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great idea. I may use that for Nancy since she doesn’t have that many and it’ll help remind her to wear them!!
      #twinning!!

  • I’m late commenting on this but I love Nancy’s pants! I clicked your link and saw all the options at Kohls for more cute pants. I’m not sure though about palazzo pants b/c I’m short. I might have to get over there and try them on. Isn’t it funny how a post can inspire someone in a way you didn’t intend? I love your tough models getting photographed outside in the cold without coats. Modeling is hard work!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad you like Nancy’s pants, Julia!! I really had to twist her arm to get them, and I’m not sure she actually wears them except for the blog?
      I have a pair of palazzo pants and I’m short. But I did have to alter them to make them look better. I had to shorten them (that’s almost a definite with all pants) and I took in the width a little so they weren’t so overpowering!! You know me—I think it’s all about the fit, not so much the style!!
      As for the photographs outside, I have to admit that we are pretty lucky here in Denver. We try to pick days that are somewhat warmer, and it usually can get to 40 or 50 degrees during the day!! But we are wimps at times and have taken indoor shots too!!

  • All such great ideas! I do love brooches. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! They are so fun!!

  • Gorgeous brooches on all of you! I love the use of them on your hat for a little extra bling.

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ruth!!

  • I love them!! The hat is incredible!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dora!!

  • Such cute looks – I never know how to style brooches, and these 3 are all such great ideas!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!
      I think it’s like anything, the more you do it, the easier it becomes!! If you have a brooch or two—just start wearing them! I have 3 on today on the front of my shirt—kinda like a necklace, but they don’t move!!
      Happy Tuesday!!

  • What a great article, Jodie. Thanks for commenting on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com so that I could become aware of your site. I really love the 3 models/3 ages approach, especially given who they are! You had me at the hat, however.

    I rarely follow fashion blogs, since most of them are hosted by 20-30 somethings, I don’t usually dress that way anymore, and time is a limited currency. It’s great to find one I can actually use for tips for MY wardrobe.

    I’m not in my 70’s, but I love the secure-the-wrap idea in example #3. I have a ton of black, so a throw or scarf with color is perfect — but only if the darned thing will stay put!

    btw – I do something similar to the necklace in #2 with my mother’s vintage clip on earrings. I even have one on which I’ve clipped tons of her rhinestones, which I’ve worn to fancy-dress events. No other necklace has *ever* received so many compliments, even before I have explained what it really is.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a great comment, Madelyn!!
      There are more and more fashion blogs for us older women, I’m happy to report!!
      My mom still has some of her old clip on earrings, so that’s such a great idea to still be able to use them (although she’ll still wear them as earrings too!) I know we’ve done it with some old shoe clips (my mom doesn’t throw anything out!), but I hadn’t thought about the clip earrings!!
      I hope you stop back occasionally and give me some feedback—it sounds like you have some fantastic ideas & experience!!
      Happy Tuesday!

  • Such a great idea. I’ve never thought of a hat or necklace but it really is such a perfect place!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      It really makes it fun to find different ways to wear them!!

  • I am a huge fan of brooches. I collect vintage jewelry so I’m on board with styling them in the present. All these looks are fabulous!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet you have a fabulous collection Kathrine!!
      I signed up to follow your blog, so I’m sure I’ll see some of them in the future!! 🙂

  • You are too cute in that hat! I love how everyone stylishly incorporated the brooch, so much fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!! The brooches add so much fun & bling!!

  • dan

    I love everything which is beautiful. Included brooches, of course! I have some nice ones but, to be honest, I very seldom wear them.
    The fact is that I can’t style them at all!!

    You included yours into your outfit in a very cute way…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course you can style them Dan!! You’re a whiz at putting fabulous outfits together. I think it’s all about having fun with them, and experimenting!! Practice makes perfect, right?
      🙂

  • I don’t own a brooch, but like you I like to keep an open mind. Such clever ways for wearing them!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I probably didn’t have a brooch until I was older either, Amy!!
      But you probably could raid your mom’s jewelry box?? 🙂

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    These brooches are so cleverly placed and worn! Love it! I inherited a few from my grandmother. I will see what goes with my yoga pants, LOL! Seriously, I think they are making a comeback, and so are the old fashioned girls names!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That cracked me up Terri!! But hey, adding them to the waistband of your yoga pants could be the next big trend!!
      It is fun to wear them especially when they remind you of someone (at least someone you liked, ha ha)! Like my mom always says, “everything comes back around”—including names, right?
      🙂

  • Enchanted Club // AASTHA
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aastha!!

  • Cynthia Peterson

    Great ideas about using brooches. I have at least a dozen of them that I never wear — thanks for spurring me on to use them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cynthia!!
      I was just as guilty (but at least I kept them—usually I purge what I don’t wear), but once I started playing around with them, I feel like I’m really getting great use out of them!! I think it’s just like anything—getting into the habit is the hardest part!!
      🙂

  • Lauren Blair .

    Love it on the hat (I’ve considered doing that!) and on the shawl! I LOVE brooches and only got into them a year and a half ago. Some fun and quirky ones are made by companies like Erstwilder, Deer Arrow, and Luxulite if you ever get curious! Loved this post- all 3 of you are so stylish and fun! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    http://www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Lauren—they can be fun & quirky!! Maybe that’s why I’ve been loving them lately! They are such a statement in such a small piece!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Flawless looks, all 3!! I love the brooches!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Adi!!

  • Hi Jodie, well what a stonkingly good collection of brooches here! Firstly love the 3 on your hat. They totally make it and no wonder you got compliments. The whole ensemble is great. And what a neat idea about wearing the brooches on a chain. An inspired tip which I shall try. Ideal when you don’t want to pin through a delicate garment which often puts people off wearing brooches.
    Good to be back. I’ve missed my trio of belles.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So glad to see your smiling face again Jacqueline!!
      And putting the brooches on a cord is the perfect option when you don’t want to mess up the material. Hah—I show the idea, but don’t even realize how it would be so beneficial!! Thanks for the insight!!

  • Sue Loncaric

    These brooches are lovely although I have to admit I’m not one to wear them. I prefer a necklace and earrings. I love the use of the brooches on the hat though, I wouldn’t have thought of that. Thanks for the ideas and you all look great as usual xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sue!
      I never would have worn these items before I started blogging. I am totally a necklace and scarf girl instead. But I have been trying to mix things up a bit!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • prayernotesbycynthia

    Wonderful brooches! My grandmother and mother-in-law loved brooches. I have inherited a few of them and need to wear them. Thank you, for the ideas! Cynthia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How wonderful to have such sentimental pieces, Cynthia! It’ll mean all that much more when you wear them!!

  • What a creative way to wear brooches! Love this post a lot! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • LOVE all the brooches! I think anywhere we can possibly add sparkle, it is advisable to do so. I adore the brooches on your hat; they’re so fun! xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You have the best outlook Lisa!! Sparkle and shine can never be wrong!! 🙂

  • Laura

    These are all such fun ideas! I love them on the hat and using them for a necklace is very creative! You all have some beautiful broaches!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!!
      A couple of my newest brooches have been picked up at the thrift store—I got 8 of them for $10!! Not that I really needed more of them, but they are such a fun accessory!
      My mom has been collecting them for 70 years as she likes to say (and since she doesn’t throw things out—they keep multiplying!!).
      As for Nancy, she only has a couple, but I just bought her one on my last trip!

  • It’s always lovely when you get lots of random compliments on a look in real life – such a mood booster! The broaches on the hat are a nice accent, and using them as a pendant on a necklace is really clever. I haven’t experimented much with broaches lately, but In the past have added them in a cluster to jackets and jeans.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do tend to get in a habit about either wearing certain things or not! Lately I’ve been seeming to be gravitating towards my brooches more than usual. I do wonder if the cold weather and layering makes a difference?
      Thanks for stopping by and happy Monday!

  • The sixties outfit is my favorite! These are so great! 😀
    http://www.sincerelymissj.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jackline!! Nancy will be so happy that you liked her outfit!!

  • These are all such creative ways to wear brooches! I never would have thought of putting them on a hat, but I love how they turned out!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shea!! It is so fun to try to be creative with what we have!!

  • Rebel

    So many beautiful brooches! I don’t have any, but I would love to buy one from Chanel 😉

    TheNormcoreRebel

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nikoline!!

  • jess

    These are some cool ideas! I espcecially love your brooches on your hat Jodie! cool idea.. Im going to borrow it! I am a cold weather wimp too, I think thats why I live in the South! All of these are great ideas and I have a collection!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is so nice to see you wearing your brooches too Jess!!
      I think we both like bling—so it’s easy to see why we are attracted to these pieces!!
      Happy Monday!!

  • Sometimes we are so on the same page. I was considering using one of my many vintage Poodle pins with one of my Berets. I like the round circle pins/brooches and was just looking on eBay yesterday at them. Some folks just have to see something to believe that it works. And I love your Mom’s plaid.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really have enough brooches now, but I still love checking them out at the thrift stores too!! There always seem to be such interesting ones for very little cost!!
      Thanks for stopping by and your compliment will put a smile on mom’s face!!

  • Aren t they fantastic! I never wore brooches untill a few months ago. Because I saw them on Jess and your blog I decided to wear them. I now have a lot of them and wear them quite often!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they so fun, Nancy??
      I’m so glad I got out of thinking that they were too “old fashioned”!!

  • Deborah Ross

    I love the idea of wearing brooches on scarves and hats. What a great idea! Like you, I have some brooches that just sit with my jewelry and haven’t been worn in years. Time to get them out again!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly!!
      I can’t wait to see what you put together Debbie!

  • Really loved how you used brooch with a hat, looks so fun, I definitely am giving it a try! In fact all 3 of them seemed such a creative and fab way to sport brooches with your outfit. And needless to say, you all look stunning in the outfits you created! 🙂

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ankita!!
      It is fun to figure out how to incorporate these small pieces of jewelry into our outfits!! I can’t wait to see you do it too!!

  • Such fun ways to wear brooches! I love your hat and the brooches on it! You look fabulous – of course you got many compliments! And wearing them on a wire/band is a fabulous idea, too. I love the necklace you created for Nancy! Finally, using brooches to hold wraps in place is a great idea!

    Isn’t it funny how ideas about what is old fashioned/who would wear a certain item get stuck in our head? I don’t own any brooches but I would totally wear one that “speaks” to me…

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I always like to try to figure out the why, Andrea!! And so it is interesting, how our brain remembers some “rules” so well, but then why can’t we be open to it when it changes?
      Mom & I were talking about this one day, since she grew up with a ton of “rules” and tends to revert back to them constantly! I told her if it’s that hard for her to change her ideas about clothing, can you imagine how hard it is for people to change their thoughts about more important issues. Like women voting, working, etc!!
      It is quite interesting!!
      Thanks for the nice compliments…Nancy & mom will love reading them!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I love brooches and wear them as necklaces, to close an open sweater or kimono, and most recently wearing them more traditionally on a jacket or even duster sweaters,

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they just so fun, Tracey!! I like that as opposed to a necklace they don’t move around!!
      How smart of you to already wear them as a necklace. In fact, my mom just bought one when we were in Vegas, and it had a piece on the back of it in order to wear it on a necklace!!

  • I’ve definitely seen brooches becoming more popular lately. I love all three of these styling ideas! I need to pick up some of my own and give it a try!
    By Lauren M

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Lauren!!
      I do think for those of us that like some great bling, these are the perfect pieces!!

  • One of your posts some time ago used a brooch as a closure… I have adopted that for several of my wrap sweaters and really love using them that way.
    My grandmother (long ago passed) was never without a brooch. I picked a few as keepsakes and have loved opportunities to incorporate them into an outfit…
    Thanks for a few more ways!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hat, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww, Em! That really made me smile to read that you use a brooch as a closure now!! I think it’s perfect since so many of the cardigans don’t have buttons or anything!!
      Want to wear one and be a blogette for Friday’s post? All you have to do is take an outfit photo wearing it and email it to me?

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Well, imagine my surprise this morning when I got included in your styling and Nancy looks fabulous. But then you all always like wonderful.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I was so happy to try some of the suggestions, Bernadette, so thanks for giving your voice!!
      Happy Monday and thanks for being such a great supporter!!

  • Amazing outfits and i love the brooches!
    http://zunera-serena.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Zunera!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Very clever uses of these brooches. Your hat is awesome, and the brooches make it really stand out. I like the idea of wearing them as a necklace, and your Mom’s wrap being held in place by brooches is brilliant…makes me want to take mine out and experiment with them 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Janet!!
      That’s exactly how I’ve been lately. I figure I have these items, so I might as well get some enjoyment from them, right?
      If you want, you could send me a photo by email of you & your brooches by Thursday and I’ll include it in Friday’s post?