Flats: Banana Republic, Scarf: c/o Bootlegger,  Necklace: Claudia Accessories, Clutch: c/o Plum, Broach: vintage

Accessories are meant to give a pop to your outfit.  For me this doesn’t always mean colour.  Neutral accessories worn with a neutral look can still be interesting as long as you add texture and print.  Pieces like this winter floral scarf or sequin bag will add instant personality.  A braided metallic necklace, nude patent flat, or vintage seed pearl broach are simple on their own, but have impact when mixed together.

Little details like adding a vintage broach to a modern clutch is a simple way to personalize your style.

 

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to bring out your sparkly clutches.  Weather it’s a gold sequin stunner or a vintage inspired baguette, a bit of shine can make even the simplest dress the star of the party.   Today I was digging through my own collection to see what I’ve got to work with for my upcoming holiday soirees.   Here’s my mix…

Apple & Bee from OMG Vancouver

Scoop Pop-Up shop Vancouver

Kiss & Makeup boutique West Vancouver

If sparkle and shine are not really your thing, try something a little different.

Why not accessorize your accessories?  I took this brown leather vintage clutch ( c/o Shoppalu)  and attached a pretty little vintage broach to add some shine and whimsy.   Now I have a fabulous one-of-a-kind bag that will work with anything from jeans and stilettos to sequins and tulle.

I’ve been noticing some trends form…in my closet!  I clearly have some obsessions.  One of the things I’m loving now are bangles.  I stack em on.  I have a real variety.  Some are from H&M and Forever 21 and then others are vintage that I got from my grandmother, and I recently bought a new mesh one by local Vancouver label Harriet Grey .  They all work well together.

I’m loving jeweled flats.  I found a great pair by Sam Edelman…the love affair continues.

Recently my grandmother gave me some beautiful vintage beauty accessories of hers from the 50′s.  My little collection consists of a compact with puff, jeweled perfume bottle, gold zippo lighter case, and a hard case evening bag.  I have these vintage beauties displayed on my vanity in my walk in closet.

I also have a thing for owls.   I’ve got an owl tee and a couple of necklace that are faves of mine to wear.  My parents just gave me a little stuffed owl that they got at the Burrowing Owl winery.

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