Be Bold

You know you are officially a working woman when, instead of your feet hurting after a night out of wearing heels, your feet have become so accustomed to wearing heels that they hurt when you don't. 

Or maybe that just means you're crazy. I don't know.

It's no secret that I love a good pencil skirt and heels for work. It's gotten to the point when people notice when I'm wearing pants instead of a skirt. Sometimes (especially on rainy days) I miss college when I could roll out of bed and go to class in my PJ's. But really, I love dressing up every day. Who am I kidding?

It has also gotten to the point where I've said bye-bye to my bangs and have started to show my forehead for the first time in months. Oh DC humidity, how I love you.

Remember the flower necklace DIY from a few weeks ago? I know you were all just dying to see what it looks like on a human rather than draped across the windowsill or on a Coke bottle.

Sometimes I play by the rule of thumb that if you have a statement necklace, you wear minimal earrings, and vice versa. But then, sometimes I say screw that and wear a bold necklace AND bold earrings. Life is just so much more fun that way.

On a side note, when I get compliments on this necklace, is it bad to follow up with "Thanks, I MADE IT!" ? I try really hard to be modest about these things, but let's be real....when a craft project actually turns out right, I think the world needs to know.


  1. Great necklace DIY! I am totally the same way. If I made something and someone compliments it, I always say, "Thanks! I made it!" I can't help myself!

    Hannah Tattos and Pearls

  2. I love that necklace. I am definitely going to try this when I get a spare moment in my life.
    A pencil skirt and heels is my go-to work outfit as well.

    Penniless Socialite
    Enter My Giveway!

  3. of course it's not bad to follow up with "thanks i made it!" i've done that before with my DIYs and it always leads to an interesting conversation- especially when people have something they made that they want to share!!!

  4. Wow Brenda!!! You always so well dressed and put together who is your style muse?

  5. Your necklace is SO cute and I think you should def take credit for making it!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. I'm a "Thanks, I MADE IT, COME BUY IT!" kind of girl, myself.

    haha. not really. but as it happens, if you say "thanks, i made it" enough, people will start asking if you've made everything. which is only a problem when you have to say, "no". you start kicking yourself for not making your entire wardrobe.

    i now only wear dresses i've made to family gatherings because i'd rather say yes and hear "that's awesome" than say no and hear "oh."

  7. I'm the exact opposite. I rarely wear skirts or heels. I'm usually cold so pants are better and I'm so into comfort that I usually want flats. YES! Tell 'em you made it. It's okay to be proud of it. It's very cute.

  8. so so cute necklace I love it that it's yellow, what a sunny and adorable color! Looks perfect against the white of your top. I like it that you kept your outfit clean and minimal. Very classy and chic. I like the pencil by the way


  9. When someone compliments you on something you've made, you should DEFINITELY tell them! The world needs to know!!! :)

  10. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels weird without her heels on! I love your necklace and am on a mission to create my own this weekend using your DIY post! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  11. So cute! Everything about that outfit. And your blog as well. I haven't been blogging in a while and to see your new blog layout.. Love it! Hope all is well :)
    <3 oohv

  12. Brenda I missed your diy but so glad to see it on you. It is wonderful and looks just gorgeous with what you have paired it with. A real stand out piece. Have a great weekend. dawn suitcase vignettes xo


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