Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sparkle & Shine

By now we've all lusted over J.Crew's 2010 fall look book. The styling of the collection is, in a word, perfection - right down to the artful excess of brooches adorning a menswear-inspired blazer. I'm never one to turn down a J.Crew bauble, but this season I'm taking it to eBay's variable collection of vintage jewels to recreate the look.

first row
Green Rhinestone Brooch, current bid: $9.99
Amber and Blue Round Brooch, current bid: $5.25

second row
Monet Goldtone Brooch, current bid: $7.99
Topaz and Citrine Rhinestone Brooch, buy it now: $28.99

third row
Crystal Oval Brooch, current bid: $6.99
Art Deco Sunburst Brooch, current bid: $24.99


  1. Ooh great items!!! :D And yea, LOVE that J Crew photo! *drools*

  2. OMG - GREAT Ebay Finds and you're collage/styling is incredible! JCrew Fall = Impeccable!

    xx Vivian @

  3. I just love ebay but sometimes find it a bit grueling to search and I always end up seeing the hours fly by! Thanks for doing the work for me!

    xo Lynzy

  4. sparkly...nice picks...

    Etsy has a pretty good selection as well!!!


  5. the brooches are lovely and they are becoming a trend, say this lovely ladybug brooch that was too pretty...and love the picks and there :)

  6. I adore their new book and the brooches are so sweet:)
    Its time for a shopping trip...hahah:)

    kisses my lovely:)

  7. Wonderful finds to get this look - I can never bring myself to buy new, expensive brooches when there are so many pretty vintage pieces!

    Love the post!

  8. you should charge people to hunt for them on ebay - you found great stuff!

  9. Wow, great finds! If you bid on the auctions, I hope you win them all!

  10. Fantastic finds, thanks for doing the Ebay work for us!

  11. I'm so in love with the J Crew lookbook! I love her hair chic.
    I also love to scour ebay for vintage jewelry...usually vintage rhinestone jewelry ;)

    xxo Kelly
    Glamourous Spirit

  12. J.Crew just keeps turning out fab pieces, Jenna Lyons is a genius. I just hate how expensive things are! Their jewelry collaboration with Fenton Fallon had me weak in the knees.

  13. Jessica,

    You really found some wonderful ones here. It will be nice to have a unique piece amongst the J.Crew mass produced (yet lovely) ones.


  14. I admit I wasn't sure how I felt about this when I first saw it a while ago... but it's definitely growing on me. I love the idea of a mix of feminine vintage brooches, but I think my personal style is a little more restrained. Gimme one huge sparkler and I'm a happy camper :)

  15. Thank you for enabling me further....I am now off to purchase everything you listed, lol....super great finds!!
    Thanks for sharing:)

  16. great deals! I love vintage jewerly!

  17. wow i really love the vintage pieces! and shopping on ebay, what a good idea!

  18. That look is so delicious, I am covering a blazer first chance I get!!

  19. gah, i love the jcrew photo! great finds!

  20. J.Crew has really stepped it up over the last few years! Go Jenna! ;)

    Loving your ebay finds Jessica! The best part of vintage is that you won't see someone else wearing the same piece. And the price of course. :)

    Bren @ Chasing Beauty


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