Put a Brooch on It

Happy Hump Day all!

Okay so is it safe to say Fall is over?  We went from basking in the warm Fall sun to 30-40 degree temps!   I ignored the forecast and still continued to wear my trench coat even though it wasn’t keeping me warm.  Finally after  freezing on the train platform last week, I ended my standoff.  My initial thought was to buy a new coat but then I  started thinking of ways to update my old coat. Adding a brooch instantly came to mind.  Brooches are great way to liven up an old coat.  Colorful and sparkly  ones will definitely make your coat stand out.   Try putting together different brooch shapes and sizes. And don’t be afraid to add more than one brooch either.  As they say “the more the merrier”!

Would you add a brooch to your coat?

Have a great evening!

Coat: Old Navy (bought it 3yrs ago)

Jeans: Evans

Turtleneck: Gap

Brooch: Forever 21

Boots: Joan & David


  1. November 15, 2012 / 12:30 am

    Yes, I would add one; if I needed a coat. Still hitting 80 in the daytime here, although we had a couple of cold mornings with lows around freezing. Now the lows are back around 50+. I do not miss the cold weather y’all get up there!

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:12 pm

      I would give my left arm for 80 degree temps right now! Im on my way NOW!!! LOL

      • November 16, 2012 / 12:16 am

        It’s great for the winter, summer not so much!

  2. keyse
    November 15, 2012 / 1:12 am

    thanks thanks thanks! You not only blog amazing plus size outfits but also show that you’re real, that you work, that you get cold, the whole package! What most frustrates me about other blogs is they show picture perfect spring-y/summery outfits in the middle of winter or outfits that can’t possibly be used by a working woman. I love your approach!

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much for this! I want people to see that Im just a regular person who works, gets cold, etc. I never want ppl who visit my blog to think that my style is unattainable or highbrow. So Im glad you enjoy my blog and hope you come back and comment often!

  3. November 15, 2012 / 1:15 am

    Love the color of the coat, I have a red wool coat.

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:09 pm

      I so want a red coat! Love vibrant colors during the gloomy winter!

  4. November 15, 2012 / 3:32 am

    Sometimes just a little accessory is all it takes!!

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:08 pm

      Absolutely! A little bit goes a long way!

  5. November 15, 2012 / 4:39 am

    I love the touch of glam your brooch gives your classic coat. Very nice. If I had that style coat, I would definitely add a brooch. The only thing I have that I would like to add a brooch to at the moment is an atypical black and white blazer. It was designed to hang open, but I think, on me at least, a brooch to pin it loosely together would be more flattering and add a little sparkle to an otherwise sort of boring top layer. I just have to find a brooch I like…

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:08 pm

      Oooh I like your idea of wearing the brooch w/a black & white blazer! Thanks for the suggestion! See I have the BEST readers!!!

  6. November 15, 2012 / 4:47 am

    i use my brooches in multiply ways…sometimes just as an accessory on clothing or hats but other times to help keep my girls at bay in v neck tops… 😉

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:06 pm

      Yes! Brooches have so many uses especially when it comes to the girls!!!

  7. November 15, 2012 / 6:53 am

    Lovely brooch. The vibrant color of your coat is a perfect pick me up for the upcoming winter weather. Did we even have fall?

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:06 pm

      We had a tiny bit of it and then the weather just changed! I was really looking forward to those 60-70 degree temps! 🙁

  8. November 15, 2012 / 11:32 am

    I love brooches! It looks lady-like and classic. Very pretty!

    • November 15, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree, they are very ladylike and proper!

  9. Alison
    November 15, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    WOW! Girl, I LOVE your style! You wear things I never would attempt and you look so good! You’ve given me some awesome ideas!!!! I love you!

    • November 16, 2012 / 6:28 pm

      Im glad I was of some assistance! Thank you for your wonderful comment!

  10. November 18, 2012 / 1:09 pm

    Love you girl!! Your writing is great, and I appreciate so much that you let us know where you find your fabulous clothes…and the color palettes you use are bright and beautiful (and fearless!) I so appreciate you and your contribution to the continuing conversation we beautifully curvy women have about how to love and accept our bodies as they are..your presence is affirming and much needed..Have a blessed Sunday! Ann

    • November 19, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Ann for this WONDERFUL comment. Im glad you enjoy my blog and my message of self acceptance. Please feel free to visit anytime and comment. Your feedback means alot to me.