If it wasn't in the 90s and about 2000% humidity*, I'd totally wear this. I've joked that I buy my husband ties that I'd also wear for myself. I think they are so sophisticated when paired with feminine details. What's more girly than pearls and silk shorts?
I did cheat though, and rather than re-learn how to tie a tie myself, I asked my husband to help. O:)
If you have the time, go over to Pretty Shiny Sparkly and check out the other submissions. It's always inspiring to see how others create a look using the same guidelines. There is a lot of creativity out there!
* I completely blame said humidity for my hair, grr. But I shouldn't complain too much the weather barely cooperated for taking photos at all. Phew! I'd be sad to miss this submission.
Shorts: Madewell, Top: Gap, Sweater: Martin + Osa (boo), Tie: Ben Sherman, Pearls: Ann Taylor, Watch: Michael Kors, Ring: Harolds, Shoes: Nine West