Although I never actually stopped wearing them, brooches are back in a big way this year - I for one am glad because I have quite the collection.After wearing a sculptural masterpiece disguised as a brooch a couple of weeks ago on the blog, it made me remember how much I love them and how they can elevate a reasonably plain outfit into something far more interesting. And what can be better than one brooch? Why, three, of course (more is more as they say)!
I WORE SOME NEW STRAPPY SANDALS THAT WERE GIFTED TO ME... THE FIRST SANDALS APPEARANCE THIS YEAR, HURRAH!
After I received my little rose gold initial 'C' brooch at Christmas soon after finding the New Look brooch I wore on Christmas eve (the three-flower cluster one you see here), I got the brooch bug again. It led to an impulse buy of this gorgeous rose gold crystal flower from Debenhams, and for a bright, sunny spring day this weekend I wore all three on a pale blue knit which I teamed with perfect-for-spring green trousers and some new strappy sandals (UK link) that were gifted to me... The first sandals appearance this year, hurrah!
If you're after brooches I think the best place to go is Etsy (especially this seller) - there's so much choice!
SHOP THE LOOK:
I don't know if you may have noticed but in an attempt to improve my blog photos I've switched over to shooting in RAW - something I've been meaning to do forever. I've always used Photoshop Elements to edit my photos, but Adobe Lightroom is what you should use to get those really, REALLY sharp, bold photos that are always so full of depth... I've always envied those bloggers who get that richness and I always knew RAW shooting was the way to go. I've yet to fully get to grips with it but you're able to shoot in that format I'd recommend it 100%. One of the things I love about it is that bright skies don't get "blasted" and lose all the detail - just look at the glorious sky in these photos.
I just probably shouldn't have decided to edit photos with something new (to me) that I'd have to learn to use on the day the photos have to be published. It explains why this post is soooo late, but I hope you like the richness of the photos as much as I do and think it was worth the wait (the last one is my favourite)!
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Sweater: New Look (similar fine knit, similar chunky knit) | Trousers: ASOS (reduced! all sizes currently available!) | Sandals: Vionic (UK link) c/o | Bag: Accessorize (LOVE this one) | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (love these Kate Spade ones: US link, UK link) | Brooches - Initial 'C': Christmas gift \ Single flower: Debenhams \ Flower cluster: New Look (I love this one) | Lipstick: Maybelline
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