Amy writes: Well, I actually wrote to you with a personal shopper request in 2010 for help accessorizing a dress that I was wearing to my new boyfriend's holiday party. Your ideas were fantastic and I went with the inspiration from the #2 pick. Anyway, excitingly enough, that new guy from 2010 is now the fiancé! We're in the midst of planning our wedding for October of this year! I wanted to reach out to you because I have 7 amazing ladies in the wedding party and the color of the dress they'll wear is dark purple. I am not choosing their dress, they all are unique and I want them to wear whatever it is that makes them feel beautiful. What I did think I would like to do is get them a broach to pin on their dresses. Something that is fabulous. I have no idea where to start. They will be wearing gray shoes and another accent color is marigold, so thinking maybe something with a little silver and gold. I am at a loss. And when lost in fashion, and unable to ask my best girl friends(since they are the ones who will be enjoying this gift)... I had to Outblush!
You know what people don't sell a lot of? Brooches. Well, at least brooches a girl of Outblush age would want to wear. While I genuinely like the traditional brooches (1-5) I selected for you, I believe you are better off finding unique vintage pieces like the Monogram Brooch. Those will still unify all the dresses, but each girl will have something special to her. Hope you have a fanciful wedding day!
1. Cuteberry Rhinestone Flower Brooch ($38)
2. Cuteberry Rhinestone Purple Flower Brooch ($62)
3. Swarovski Regency Brooch ($100)
4. Jones New York Brooch, Gold Tone Purple Cluster Pin ($23 on sale)
5. Alcozer & J Lucky Clover Pin ($92)
6. Vintage Sterling CINI Initial H Letter Monogram Brooch ($95)
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Magzilla here: When I'm not busy eating my way to the bottom of a ginger candy bag, I'm tweezing my eyebrows. I prefer the hard core body modification scene but can also appreciate a ruffle or bow when I see one. Beauty and barrels of maternity/kid crap are my specialties. When you need help finding the right shade of eyeliner to match that new shade of "I haven't slept in days" tint your skin gets after a baby or four, call on me. Loudly.