How do you like my new broachlace?
I wanted to add a little finishing touch to my outfit the other day and thought my double chain necklace didn't quite do the trick. I decided to go old school and pinned on a fun bumble bee broach I bought at an estate sale for $10.
Then I remembered when British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, a broach devotee, died in 2013 fellow Deal Diva Lisa Gartner told me I reminded her of of the Iron Lady. Thanks Lisa. That's just what every mid 40-year-old woman in her prime wants to hear. "You remind me of an 87-year-old lady with circa 1952 hair, sensible shoes, pearls and broaches."
I have since made a point of never wearing broaches, or hanging my reading glasses on a chain around my neck or leading the House of Commons.
As I removed the broach from my dress I thought of pinning it on my necklace. Thus the "broachlace" was born. I think that's better than "neckroach." Now I can have something to look for at vintage shops and estate sales because I ant to create a library of chunky pins.
And by the way, just last week Lisa told me I looked like Audrey Hepburn in my new blue and white fit and flair dress. I think that's what the astute judge of good fashion meant to say all along.