I love this plaid tunic - it's fun and brightly colored (which has been seriously lacking in my outfits lately) and it fits well. With that said...I do feel that I should be carrying a picnic basket of fried chicken around with me today, instead of my laptop and work bag.
Because the print on my top is such a statment, I picked small jewelry - Grandma Kappy's amethyst & diamond necklace and a pair of amethyst earrings my Dad gave me for my 12th birthday.
I couldn't get a good shot of the earrings, so I'll tell you a quick story about them instead. The amethyst studs were my first "real" jewelry - I remember feeling so grownup when I lifted the lid of that little York Jewelry box to reveal the shimmery, shiny earrings inside. Eighteen years later, I've been lucky enough to receive additional pieces of jewelry. And the rush is always the same, seeing the jewelry box and slowly opening it. And it always makes me think of these earrings.
Plaid tunic - Lane Bryant
Jeans - Lee
Shoes - Payless
Necklace - Grandma Kappy
Earrings - Dad