I can't take credit, as I stole this little idea from the ladies over at academichic awhile ago, but this if my first attempt at the concept. I love brooches, but am not a fan of how they can often over-take a whole look. So, fake a brooch! Here I took earrings from my jewelry box ( these happen to be my partner-less earrings) and have slipped them right through the holes in my sweater, and clipped them just as if they were holes in my ear. I love how dainty this look is, and how subtle it appears in the big picture of the outfit. This is such an easy look to achieve, and it is a great answer to all of my missing earrings! I have such a hard time parting with my lonely earrings. After folding laundry, I take all of the half-pairs and throw the loose socks out with such authority, but when it comes to earrings I simply stash the loose one in a little drawer in hopes that one day I'll find it's match. The idea I understand is silly. Finding a big sock is more likely than finding a little earring, but my heart breaks a little at the idea of these little earrings being left out in the big scary world alone. Now these left-over pieces have a purpose again! I've turned my little collection into all sort of brooches, and with it have helped to add just the slightest hint of accessory to an outfit.
Maroon Sweater: Target new via Goodwill $2
Pants: H&M $10
Shoes: Payless $7
Earring/ Brooch: Purchased through-out the years, always as a set. Now as sad little lonely pieces.