So, disclaimer: this isn't, by any means, a fashion blog. It's a blog about my life in London and how this intersects with my various interests ... and I wouldn't even say that "fashion" is one of my interests. BUT ... shopping is! And I can't help but share the terrific bargain I recently scored at Primark, of all places. I know, I know, it's evil and the lines to pay and try stuff on could induce cardiac arrest, but it's only a hop, skip, and a jump away from my office, so I admit to speed-walking over there when I need to let off some lunchtime (spending) steam.
Luckily, I didn't feel too guilty about this purchase, because it only set me back by £8. Yes, it's a piece of statement jewelery that's even affordable on a publishing salary. I loved this graphic, 60s-inspired, pop-art flower necklace so much that I wore it twice in a row. See? Major fashion faux pas, further proof that I'm no fashionista.
But here it is. On Monday, I wore it with a bright, persimmon-colored sweater from Gap, with a denim shirt (also by Gap) and a black Zara blazer. The red really made the necklace pop, and, if anything, it provided for a good talking point at work. On Tuesday, I paired it with a simple black sweater dress with lace collar from Asos, going for the monochrome look, which was a lot more refined, but still playful. Et voila.