I’m not one of those people to let my jewelry sit in my jewelry box unworn. If I have it, I want to wear it! Hopefully, you feel the same way. If you’ve wanted to start collecting period jewelry or already have a collection of it, follow me through this blog series. It will show you how to wear very modern clothes and pair your basic wardrobe with fabulous antique and vintage jewelry. I’m not going to tell you to go out and buy a new wardrobe or even get vintage clothes. If you WANT to, then be my guest- shopping is so fun for so many people! I, however, HATE clothes shopping. It’s just not my thing, so I rely on my jewelry to make my less than stellar wardrobe more appealing. My philosophy is if I wear classic styles I can wear them for many years (since “classic” is always in style, alleviating the need to shop) and spice up my bland clothes with awesome jewelry!
I wear this brooch pretty often. And it actually is a brooch. I “McGyver-ed” it into a pendant by slipping a bail with a jump ring on the bottom through the pin stem and keeping it in place with two plastic earring backs! It was simple to do and I didn’t need to solder anything on. The best part is that I didn’t have to convert the pin to a pendant by "traditional" means. Look how easy it was. You can do the same thing with any pins you have that you don’t wear as a pin.
Now on to the clothes: This is just a basic sleeveless dress with a bold print. The only real color in it is the pink, so the pin really accents the dress well. You can wear a suit jacket with it if you work in an environment that requires that or just throw on a coordinating shrug like I’ve done.
Do you have any antique or vintage jewelry that you wear with modern clothes? Send me a picture on my Facebook page, you just might find yourself featured in an upcoming blog!