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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cat Fish Brooch

Smiling wearing rust coloured heavy cable knit sweater with a gold brooch of a car sticking his paw in a gold fish jar, dark brown leather skirt, light brown shoes, holding brown Louis never full bag.

This outfit is built around a vintage brooch.

I purchased this brooch from Beacon’s closet, a vintage shop in NY, a while ago. It’s a gold brooch of a cat standing over a fish bowl, which I thought was adorable and very unique. Though I came to discover that there are several of these brooches for sale on ebay. So it's not very unique, but still cute none the less. To make the brooch stand out I chose this rust coloured cable knit sweater. Then I paired it with a dark brown leather skirt and light brown heels. What do you think of this outfit? Have you ever centered your outfit around one particular piece? Have you ever purchased something that you thought was unique only to find out there are dozens of them out there?


Cat Fish Brooch Outfit - head turned side
Cat Fish Brooch Outfit - upclose of full body.
Cat Fish Brooch Outfit- close up of sweater and skirt
Cat Fish Brooch Outfit - close up photo of brooch.
Sweater: Moda International (old) Similar here and here.  Skirt: Vintage, Similar here.  Brooch: Avon (search cat fish brooch on ebay.)  Shoes: Banana Republic

Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far!

~Lili

110 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever centered my outfit around a piece of jewelry before. But I don't wear much jewelry on a daily basis anyway.

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    1. My mother never wore that much either, but my grandmother was a big influence in my jewelry wearing. She would wear different coloured pearls to match her outfits and I just loved the way it looked. Thank you Anne.

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  2. Such a lovely outfit! The brooch is absolutely amazing. x Alona

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  3. that's so cute! a lot of times I center my outfit around my shoes.

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  4. So classy!
    xx
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  5. Am not even looking at the brooch my dear, the sweater is simply too edgy to ignore,please ship that sweater to me.Your leather skirt is totally a show stopper and the brooch adds the remaining touch of elegance! And you did make the brooch as you intended.
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  6. Awww I love how your brooch livens up the entire look! Have a fab week, Lili :)

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  7. I'm certainly guilty of having purchased something thinking it was unique and different and then putting it on, and seeing loads of it on someone else. It's silly, but still. I love this whole outfit! I think it's beautiful and classy how you paired everything with the brooch as the important piece. I love knitted things, they're beautiful. And this colour is amazing.

    Ella Pinto

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  8. The brooch makes the outfit truly special!
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  9. Love the sweatshirt and leather skirt!

    - Seyra x
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  10. Beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.


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  11. Lovely Statement Piece ;-)
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  12. Nice look :)

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  13. Great look, I love the sweater and the brooch is one of the kind, so cute. xoxo

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  14. Great look, I love the sweater and the brooch is one of the kind, so cute. xoxo

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  15. Amazing outfit :)
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  16. That brooch is adorable! I love the whimsical look of it! Love it with the sweater!

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  17. Such an effortless chic look! Love the brooch so cute.
    xox
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  18. Simple, but also stylish.

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  19. what an adorable brooch! can't wait for brooches to make a grand comeback.

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    1. They are coming back in style and I'm so glad, I just love wearing them. Thank you Wynne :)

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  20. Oh I do love a brooch! This one is no exception it's really pretty. I can see why you like it. I love the outfit today it's perfect and I love your handbag too. Have a great day Lili. I love your blog. Gemma x
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  21. I absolutely love the fact that you created your outfit based on the brooch! I honestly am not a fashion savvy person so I usually wear whatever nearest to my hand but I do the same in the kitchen. I would create a recipe based on one ingredient, it's a challenge sometimes but super fun!

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    1. Oh I've done that too with an ingredient. I bet you are an amazing cook. Those tapas you wrote about sounded delicious! I'd love to hear some of your recipes :)
      ~Lili

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  22. I love this brooch!!

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  23. Love the brooch on the cableknit sweater! Cool outfit Lili!
    ♥♥♥
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  24. Love that you built this around something classic and vintage.

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  25. Love this outfit, the contrast of the jumper and the skirt is perfect! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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    1. Thank you Adele. I followed you :)

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  26. Beautiful post:) I like this a lot. I follow you :)

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  27. So cute brooch!!!
    You look very chic!
    xxx
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  28. This is such a lovely pairing, Lili! I adore the color and style of your sweater and the brooch looks great with it, the gold compliments the color of the sweater perfectly; I also lover your bag! Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a lovely day and start to your week!

    XO,

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  29. Lili, this look is so lovely! I love the color of your sweater and the brooch just gives a perfect touch into the look. You nailed it, girl. Have a wonderful day. xo Anita

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  30. Such a cute brooch! Loving the sweater!
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  31. OMG, that brooch is adorable!! I really have a thing for brooches :) Also love your outfit and the colour of the sweater.
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  32. Really elegant look, Lili! Wonderful with how much grace your wear this outfit. Beautiful leather skirt!

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    1. Thank you Ira. This is such a nice comment :)

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  33. nice look!

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  34. Such a lovely Brooch ♥

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  35. Oooh your brooch is fantastic! And I say it's still super unique...even if there are dozens of them out there. :) I've recently started an obsession with novelty brooches. So, I'm sure I'll be centering some outfits around them as well. :)

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    1. Oh I'd love to see your outfits with brooches. I hope you feature some on your blog :)

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  36. U look great love!! nice spring look

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  37. U look great love!! nice spring look

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  38. I love beacon's closet. you can always find great things there. you did a great job with the outfit.

    xoox,
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    1. It's such a great shop. Thank you Geri :)

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  39. love your sweatshirt
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  40. Lovely sweater and yard!

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  41. Bare legs..oh my gosh thats something that I've to wait for.
    Great Outfit dear.
    Have a lovely day


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    1. The weather here has been up and down. This was one of those unseasonably warm days. Thank you Kelpa :)

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  42. This is such a stunning post! Hope you have an awesome and productive day!!!

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  43. Such a cute brooch with so much personality! Love it, doll!

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  44. great post!
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  45. That brooch is so funny and original :D Love it !
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  46. Great look dear! Love the brooch!
    Hugs, Pisa ❤
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  47. wow what a fantastic colour on you!! Love this outfit, that skirt i want it!! x
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