Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft // Tank: GapBody // Jeans: Gap // Boots: Nine West
This outfit is part serious part grunge. Yeah, I know what you're thinking... just like a mullet! I like the bottom half because it reminds me of my days as a true basement show fanatic. The top half is what happens when you move away from a college town, get a real job, and buy clothes only appropriate for work. Mixing the two ideas together seems to be the best of both worlds!
Now, on to the jewelry. The earrings and large bracelet are from your everyday H&M, but this beaded bracelet is something very special. I bought this bracelet inside one of the world's largest Buddha statues. I kid you not... it's from this big guy right here:
See, he's waving! He must like you! Inside the Tian Tan Buddha is a gift shop, and tadaaaaa... it's where I found this beautiful bracelet. But it wasn't all easy. First, I had to travel to Lantau Island in Hong Kong, and drive through these gorgeous mountains:
Then I had to climb up 268 stairs. (I know that because Wikipedia told me.)
In all seriousness, I made this trip in 2005, and I am constantly thinking about returning for a second visit. Not only was Hong Kong a beautiful city, but the Po Lin Monastery was a truly unforgettable trip.