Club Monaco blazer & clutch, H&M top & skirt, necklace c/o Jeweliq
This outfit is a veritable smorgasbord of faux pas's: from the navy and black duo to the longer blazer and flared skirt combo, I really just nailed fashion don't after fashion don't here. But here's my justification: a. I've never understood the navy-and-black faux pas (and Yves Saint Laurent put his stamp of approval on the combo years ago, so there you have it), b. I actually like the trapeze-esque silhouette that the silk blazer draped over the flared skirt creates and finally, c. though I'm not a crazy "out there" dresser, I think discretely breaking rules to give little udpates to a basic look (like I did here) is a pretty safe way of eeever so slightly adding some edginess to a stale ensemble.
This Jeweliq necklace is another example of discrete edginess: on its own, its tame but still statement-worthy, but when layered with other jewellery or thrown into a more complex look, it can really up the ante too. Once it gets just a bit cooler, I'll be layering it under collared-shirt-and-sweater combos like crazy.
In other less fashion-related news, I'm still on the job hunt but am still feeling pretty hopeful and good about everything. I have faith that the right thing will come into place soon and in the meantime, I'm just plugging away at the application process and following up here and there at a few prospects that really appeal to me. And looking on the bright side, this has been a great period for a lot of little catch-up duties: my desktop, phone, etc. are all finally tidied/organized, I have some exciting blog-related opportunities that have opened up and I have all the time in the world to work out so I think that's really buoyed my spirits too. It looks like the sunshine has finally let up just in time for the autumnal equinox on the weekend, so I'm happy I had that time to really soak up all the rays while they were shining (these pics aren't doing it justice but my tan is pretty much back in full force).
The winner of the Keltie Leanne Designs giveaway is Natalie by the way, she came up with the wonderful name of "Restore" as a tribute to the healing properties of the necklace's gemstones!
Hope you all had a great weekend!