I have a confession - I skipped a challenge day this week. Yesterday was supposed to be "take something from your mending pile, fix it and wear it." I have said pile, but with getting ready for upcoming festivities this weekend, I just didn't get to mending anything. Plus, I feel like whenever I sit down to sew, I owe my husband some hemmed pants first. Anyway, all of that to get to today: statement jewelry. Over the last couple of years, I have started collecting a lot of fun necklaces, but I had one in particular that recently made its way to my home but hadn't see the light of day yet.
I had loved this necklace in all colors for a while, but I just couldn't bring myself to even spend $30 on it (the first cut price at Anthro). However, when I saw it hit $10 a couple of weeks ago, I jumped on it. I love how it kind of becomes the shirt in a way. I think it is truly the focal point and a statement so I was glad to have a great excuse to wear it. I tried to keep the rest of the outfit simple, but I still had to have me some color in there. I also had to be outside again to observe some more school traffic so I was trying to wear few clothes but still be work appropriate.
My office is pretty much business casual, and I don't really know what that means for me, so I just wear what I want that is dressy. I'm not wearing cocktail dresses or anything, but I work with either men (mostly over 40) or women (mostly over 55) so they don't really know fashion or care too much. I work for local government, and I don't think it is generally known for being a creative workplace with fashion forward employees. However, I decided I would rather push the envelope a little than wear my khaki trousers and blah shirt everyday (like I did for a while because I didn't care).