Sunday, January 6, 2013

All Ears

I love the idea of wearing brooches in place of bow ties or bib necklaces. Obviously with this outfit, a bow tie would look ridiculous because there is no collar, but you get what I'm saying. A brooch right in the center of a sweater or collared shirt (or even better: a collared shirt layered under a sweater) is a pretty eclectic style statement. 

I had my doubts on whether or not this outfit was too much (the headband, the beehive, the dotted tights, the giant elephant brooch) but then I was all, "Grow some big ole' balls, Ash! Who gives a care?!"

I'm glad I listened to myself. I encourage you to do the same when feeling shy about that muumuu you're wanting to wear out on the town, or even something less statement-y like pattern mixing, or simply wearing heels! It feels good to reach your toe (even ever so slightly) outside your comfort zone. 

On the brooch: I found it on eBay through an arduous process of typing "GIANT ANIMAL JEWELRY" in the search engine, then flipping through pages of results. This highly difficult technique is also how I obtained my birdbath ring, which you might recall from this post

{Vince Camuto Boots: Nordstrom Rack} {Belt, Hair Scarf: Thrifted} {Shorts: Vintage, Girbaud}
{Free Press Dot Tights: Nordstrom Rack (similar)} {Elephant Broach: Ebay} {Sweater: Vintage} 

25 comments:

  1. I love this look. It is effortless. Also I LOVE elephants <3 Amongst everything is beautiful, but the grace of your step and bow-tie and your hair is so great to look at !

    Kiss,
    Carnetta Sheffield
    www.CarnettaSheffield.com

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    1. Oh my! Thank you for the sweet compliment! I love elephants too. Animal accessories are the JAM!

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  2. God your photos are amazing! I may ask for some tips as a new blogger!
    Your new follower!
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    1. Thanks Caterina! Having a great camera is key and knowing a bit about some sort of editing software is key!
      xo
      ash

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  3. I love to do the same with brooches. That elephant brooch is gorgeous :)

    Jennie x
    http://vintageowlboutique.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh i really really love this look. It's so creative.

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  5. love the idea of the broaches it look really nice, all the look is really cool

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  6. What a super idea using a brooch in place of a bow tie. You're a genius.

    Amy
    alooscloset.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your style! Thanks so much for checking out my blog! :) Love the polka dot tights! :) Courtney http://cupcakeobsessions.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a beautiful style and elegance - incredible shots and outfit ^.^

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  9. That broach is AWESOME. (I also love elephants.) I also never thought a brooch would look good smack in the middle like that! So cool!

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    1. It looks even better with a collared shirt!

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  10. Such a cute pairing with the brooch :) The colors all together are gorgeous!


    Mai

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  11. great post!!!

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  12. Love the broche! And your photos are just great!!
    xo www.couturella.blogspot.com

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  13. Great outfit! And I'm totally in love with your elephant broach.

    Your photos are gorgeous!

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    Emily
    http://a-devine-life.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous brooch, and congratulations on Link á la Mode
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  15. The elephant brooch is GORGEOUS! this outfit is just perfect

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  16. This outfit is so pretty! Love your style girl, you're totally rocking it!

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  17. Love this outfit, you look amazing! How do you do your hair like that, it is great!

    Em x

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