Thursday, November 18, 2010

Granny Chic

While working at Beauty Chat we were asked to describe our style for a site bio. Mine is best categorized as granny chic. I love pearls, oxfords, argyle and pretty much anything that your grandmother probably used to wear. Paired with modern items, I think that the aforementioned items work as staple pieces that never go out of style.

One of my favorite fashion pieces is one that isn't as popular today as it was in years past, the brooch. I think it's the easiest way to add a little class, or pizzaz, to any outfit. I have one that I adore and it was only a few bucks at Forever 21. I need to buy more!

What's cool about them is that you can buy vintage inspired brooches or more modern ones.






What's your take on brooches? All about 'em, or too old fashioned for you?




Photos courtesy of: Amazon, Polyvore, Little Viking Girl, Wooly Fabulous, Bionic Unicorn

22 comments:

Alyssa said...

I'm a lover of the brooch! you can shove them on anything and they dress up an outfit or make it look a little more cute straight away. and can always me made into a necklace!!

I just bought a fantastic vintage one on ebay that is a coat of arms.

Gigi said...

I LOVe em, but don't wear them so much. They're pretty to look at and buy but I'm not sure what outfits to work them into lol.

this free bird said...

Pass me a knitted brooch and I'm in! I love that bumblebee!!

xo,
carrie
hows your head??

Claire Kiefer said...

I was just talking to Micaela about this! In theory, I think they're really pretty, but I never wear them. I don't know why, I just never think to put one on. Maybe on coats!

L.A. Daze said...

I love the bee one! Although i'd personally forget to pin one on. I'm already bad when it comes to necklaces and bracelets.

mscharmschic said...

I like brooches. I actually wore a brooch with my sweater on Monday :)

Meg said...

The last one is very pretty.

Mimi said...

i looooooove brooches! the ones you have here are beautiful! :D

<3, Mimi
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Gracie said...

I love brooches! They are a nice little extra on an outfit. I would love to wear them more often though.

P.S. You must start watching the Harry Potter movies!!

Debby said...

I guess my style is a bit of Granny chic too... I like all of the things you describe. Perhaps we are old souls at heart. Have a wonderful weekend... headache free. xo

Debby said...

I guess my style is a bit of Granny chic too... I like all of the things you describe. Perhaps we are old souls at heart. Have a wonderful weekend... headache free. xo

Debby said...

I guess my style is a bit of Granny chic too... I like all of the things you describe. Perhaps we are old souls at heart. Have a wonderful weekend... headache free. xo

the runaway romantique said...

I love brooches, I think they're making a comeback, especially modern ones on the corner of a nice blazer :)

Just wanted to drop by and say hi and that you have such a lovely blog! Maybe we could follow each other!

- the runaway

KDC Events said...

I would not call it Granny but more "classic". I love your look =)

bananas. said...

i still love brooches...and pretty much anything antique-y looking. i don't wear them as much though.

btw my disney swag is not from the new f21 collection...most are directly from d-land. but thanks for telling me about it. i actually ran to the nearest f21 during lunch and picked myself up a few things.

Kinsey Michaels said...

i love all of these pretty brooches! i admit i've never bought one for myself, but i could see them looking great dressed up with a blazer or tweed jacket!

Sage said...

I love that terminology of "granny chic" if I had to choose, I would say I have my own style. I do though love sportswear.

E said...

That second brooch is so beautiful.

ivy's closet said...

So pretty! & very vintage.

better days said...

Sweet blog. A very fun post.

ellie said...

So great to think about this kind of things for the holidays, too.

Jules said...

Pearls and argyle are two of my faves as well and they will always be a classic. I’m all about the brooches too. I add them to otherwise plain outfits to give them a little something. I wore a dress to a wedding a few weeks back, threw a brooch around the satin waistband and bam, instant glam ;) I love the 2nd brooch and 4th brooches you posted.