Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Brooches are totally one of my things. They are such an easy, cheap, cool way of conveying personality through style. I have a small collection of brooches and badges, and here is a selection of them!


I think I have had this tiny peacock brooch since I was little. I assume it was my mother's, but it has always sat in my jewellery box, waiting for me to grow into it. Like a lot of my mum's old stuff, I used to think it was daggy, but Past Jess had no style!


The moustachioed dinosaur is from my friend Kaari, for my last birthday. It's from Etsy and it's made of felt and it's awesome and suave and adorable.

I can't even remember where I got the amber-stone brooch, but I never wear it because it's too fancy. It's like something I would wear if I were invited to some posh award ceremony. But I love the design anyway.


These badges were from Smiggle, I think, back when they first opened. I bought a bunch of them, but the "this badge is intentionally blank" one was the best of the lot. So witty and ironic! Like me!


Okay, some of these photos were actually taken on different days, I just wear collared shirts all the time. Anyhow, the polar bear brooch is from A Skulk of Foxes and it's my favourite, I wear it all the time with everything. The space invader one is also from Smiggle, I believe.

So there you have it! I want to expand my collection and I'm looking for more animal-themed badges. I'm thinking a sloth, because sloths are the shit.


  1. Oh my gosh, I love those badges. And I can't wholly see them, but I love the color of the red and mustard sweaters (?) ! Have you made an outfit post with them yet? I love the colors!

  2. Oh shoot! I've been dying to get my hands on some good pins/badges because they are so very twee. I love yours. ;)

  3. I like how brooches are your thing, these ones are cute. I don't have any of my own, though, I'm not much of an accessoriser!

  4. Ohh, I always envy people who pull of brooches nicely. As far as my accessories are concerned, a wear a watch, ring, earrings.. and occasionally a scarf or necklace... but that's it.

    I really like your collared shirts too... I should invest in them more. They're nice. :)

  5. this blog is a good example of style and taste.

  6. Looking good sweetie! do you wanna follow each other?:X


  7. Ooh, I was so into brooches and badges back in the day - why in the world did I get out of that?? I'm off to dig through my jewelry boxes!