Swarovski crystal puppy dog brooch

Rubin

[This post is a collaboration with Eternal Collection.]

When the people at Eternal Collection got in touch last week and asked if I’d like to try a piece of their lovely jewellery, I went straight to the brooch section, and then straight to this little Swarovski crystal puppy dog… which just so happens to look just like my own little puppy – although it has to be said that the brooch is definitely a whole lot cleaner.

I may not have a great track record with brooches, but I do love them, and they’re one of the few pieces of jewellery I wear on a regular basis. I’ve always been lazy about accessories: I love the look of pretty bracelets and necklaces, but brooches seem to work better with my personal style, and I love the way they can make a plain sweater seem special, or brighten up a winter coat.

This little guy didn’t take much justifying on my part, though – he just reminds me so much of Rubin, from the sweet little face to the exuberant personality, that my mind was made up as soon as I laid eyes on him. (And yes, I DO think of this brooch as a “him”…) With that said, there was also a cat, a horse, an elephant and a penguin which caught my eye – I’ve had to stop looking, or I’ll end up with a brooch menagerie. Well, you all know how I feel about Things That Have Faces

As I said, there are many ways in which I like to wear brooches, but for ‘Rubin’ here’s first outing, I chose to use him to fasten a faux-fur collar:

full green skirt and black sweater

bichon frise brooch on sweater

green full midi skirt and red hair

This collar actually came with the black leather jacket I bought a few months ago: I haven’t worn it with the jacket yet, but I have worn it a few times with cardigans and sweaters: unfortunately you can’t see it too well against this one, as they’re both black, but it creates a bit of a vintage effect, as does the brooch. Which I promise I’ll take very good care of, and not drop on the ground, like I did with the last brooch I featured here. Ahem.

You can check out the Eternal Collection’s brooch collection at their website, which also carries a range of beautiful jewellery and other accessories. If you do end up buying yourself a brooch with a face, don’t forget to tell me which one you choose!

WEARING: Green Choies skirt*, ancient sweater, Topshop collar, Buffalo shoe boots*

6 Comments
  1. D’aww, it really looks like Rubin! Love the outfit with the green pop of colour and the sparkling quality of the brooch, very elegant.

  2. Dog brooches are basically the best brooches. I have an Erstwilder one of my future dog (seeing as I can’t have a real one right now) and it makes any outfit instantly brighter. Funnily enough, I’ve been wearing it particularly on my black faux fur short jacket! I love yours on a furry collar though, such a nice touch.

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