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

26 comments:

  1. Ooh great items!!! :D And yea, LOVE that J Crew photo! *drools*
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  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
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  4. sparkly...nice picks...

    Etsy has a pretty good selection as well!!!

    Taylor

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  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 prices.lol. :)

    http://themessenger-bag.blogspot.com

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

    kisses my lovely:)

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  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!

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

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

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

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

    xxo Kelly
    Glamourous Spirit

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  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.

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  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.

    xo,
    Carrie

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  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 :)

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

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  16. great deals! I love vintage jewerly!

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

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

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

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  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. :)

    xoxo,
    Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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