Banana Republic cowl neck top - 2007 - $30 (similar) / Gap short sleeve sweater - 2005 - $20 (similar) / Old Navy trousers - 2006 - $6 (similar) / Enzo Angiolini peep-toes via Nordstrom - 2007 - $70 (similar) / Nordstrom pyramid stud earrings - 2010 - gift (available) / Metal leaf necklace via Vanity Lounge Salon - 2010 - $22 (similar)
Another one from the archives (and there's still more where that came from). This was worn on February 9, which I remember because it was my mom's birthday (and my cousin's twins' birthday, too!). As you can tell, it was a gorgeous day outside...short sleeves! In February! And peep-toes! I miss that weather. I definitely love getting outside shots--these are straight out of the camera, not even a Photoshop auto contrast (the extent of my skillz).
One of my favorite work staples is a few good cowlnecks. I like sleeveless versions that can layer under things, or sweater versions that work well on their own. Usually I forego necklaces with a cowlneck, but that day I remember just feeling a little empty up top and grabbed this eye-catcher. I really loved the effect.
This outfit is a great go-to for a business casual office--good trousers, some sleeves, some color, and a fun (but not too crazy) accessory. It was such a feel-good ensemble, as you can tell from my giant smile.
I'm not sure the leaf necklace and the stud earrings really jived--I paired them together because of the dark metal colors (well, the necklace has multiple shades of metal), but I think the effect may have been too heavy.
What kind of neckwear do you usually pair with a cowlneck?