Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prissy Brooches

Brooches are nice accessory pieces to add to your wardrobe.  Here are a few of mine...not precious stones, but still prissy and cute!

The gold Chanel brooch with pearls is my favorite!

Brooches, at the most proper place, are pinned to a garment high up on the left shoulder.  Of course they may be worn anywhere...on a collar, on a purse, at the center of a button on a collared blouse, and they also look nice to secure a scarf or shawl.


Some more of my favorites...

Of course, the Queen of Brooches is Queen Elizabeth II.  Her brooches are very tasteful, eye-catching, and priceless!

Love the "True Lovers Knot" brooch she wore to Prince William's wedding.

On Christmas Day 2012, she wore this fabulous "Eternal Dove" brooch.

At Royal Ascot in 2011...wearing the "Williamson Jonquil" brooch.  This brooch features the finest pink diamond in existence!

On a trip to Australia, she wore the "Australian Wattle" brooch.

The "Jardine Star" is said to be her favorite brooch and she wears it regularly.

Have you ever seen the Queen photographed without a brooch?  Her pearls, hats, gloves, and prissy pocketbooks are always elements of her Outfit of the Day.  Before you start thinking that brooches are just for us Senior ladies...take note that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge likes to rock a brooch too!

You don't have to spend as much as the Queen does to accessorize your wardrobe with brooches.  Department stores and places like Target all carry cute brooches...Dress like a Queen y'all!

6 comments:

Lori Foster said...

Miss Janice,
You have impeccable taste and style. I love all of your outfits, decor and Southern charm. The Spring table setting you posted on Instagram this morning was gorgeous!Thank you for your inspiring ideas.

A Preppy State of Mind said...

I am loving brooches right now! I love the way Sarah Vickers wears them, and that got me searching through my Mama's old jewelry and wearing hers. I love your brooches as well, Miss Janice :)

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AngelaV said...

I wore my mouse brooch to church this past Sunday. Also, my birthday was this past Saturday and my husband presented me with a gold miniature schnauzer brooch! I love seeing pics of others wearing theirs!

Laurie Tester said...

Beautiful pieces! I just love brooches.
Laurie
Lulu and Daisy

Mummy said...

Lovely brooches! Of course you must add the Duchess of Windsor's brooches to your list. Her flamingo brooch and the Prince of Wales feather brooch are classics.

Kara said...

My Darling Miss Janice...I simply adore brooches. I have a lovely collection from my mother, Dearest Elizabeth(costume jeweler) and from her own dearests Aunts. I've been wearing them for years. Yet, I must say Queen Elizabeth's are fab. And I want her hats..every single one!

Miss Kara