I love, love brooches. I especially love brooches in the shape of birds and hearts – my favourite motifs. Lucky for me, I work in an office with a handful of women (we are seriously outnumbered by high-fiving, in-joke sharing, sport-talking blokes) who like brooches too. I so appreciate every brooch I spot – the often simplified, iconic shapes and patterns, the use of colour and sparkle, how it's been combined with an outfit and how every brooch usually has its own story and journey. This one is real vintage, a hand-me-down from mother to daughter, striking on a turquoise coat.