Ok, so this post isn’t about music, but the choices I made below are like music to my ears, so we’re going to run with that. Welcome to another intermittent submission for the fashion files. Wanted to share what I wore to the j-o-b today, particularly because it’s a step outside my style comfort zone. Further commentary and details will follow.

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Coral! I mean who would have thunk it? I definitely tend to largely stay in the earth tones family when it comes to my style choices. Nevertheless, when I saw this in the store last summer, it immediately called out to me. I think what I like the most, other than that fun color, is the wavy thing coming down the front. (“wavy thing”–an example of my fashion verbiage. You’re welcome.) But even though it called out to me on the rack, the fact that I waited an entire year to wear it should communicate the whole outside the comfort zone thing. I would glance at the dress in my closet and almost always bypass it. But not this summer, and not this time. It’s light enough for the humid atmosphere outside and dressy enough for the business casual environment (which is usually more dressy than the term implies) here at the job.

Dress – Ross (the go-to place for summer dresses, if you ask me)
Earrings – Target

Now, remember when I mentioned that I would be incorporating more statement necklaces in my outfits? See below!

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Lovely or what? The necklace was actually a gift from my sweet Mom to me (awwww), something she surprised me with a few weeks ago. (Proof that she is listening to my ramblings, I think.) Can I tell you how much I love this necklace? Beyond the fact that it’s from Mom, it also dresses up any outfit, which I love. I’ve been wearing it all over the place. Speaking of necklaces…

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I’ve posted photos on here that show that necklace above, but I wanted to say a bit about it. I purchased it about a year ago at a boutique in Alabama. I adore it, mostly because when I was a teenager, the one thing I wanted was jewelry with my initials on it. However, as I got older, I thought some of the name necklaces looked a bit too teenager-y. Enter this simple but swirly “S” (first initial of the government name). Not only do I wear it constantly, but it’s one of the few pieces I have that I don’t pull off at some point during the day. Remember my weird affinity for pulling off jewelry? Yeah.

Happy Wednesday, party people.

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