I have bought this necklace in Mexico a year ago, in Oaxaca. Since then, it was hanging on my little jewelry shelf. I tried to wear it several times but never had the courage. I thought I bring it with me to South America, as it is not made from metal and thus hopefully does not look too valuable. I do not want to get the attention from the wrong people here.
I thought it would look great with the yellow shirt and black trousers. Also as the colors are somehow repeated in the outfit, it does not stand out that much.
Anyway, I got a lot of compliments on it today and I am happy I dared to wear it.
Today I have the courage to wear it
I just remember that scientific study that we overrate how much attention other people pay to us. They are usually busy with themselves. So why am I afraid to wear that unusual piece? Even if someone looks at me a little longer than normal – it should not make me nervous. Maybe he or she appreciates the piece that I am wearing or the effort I put into the outfit? I have three more months in South America and a limited range of jewelry. I am sure I will have the courage to wear this necklace more often.
Right now, I love the “pressure” that a limited wardrobe has on me.
PS: That night was another night of travelling in a bus. Not in the bus that you see on the pictures, but one of the long distance busses, going from Bariloche to Puerto Madryn.
What I wear
- Sunglasses: Digel, bought in Bariloche, Argentina
- Black jeans: Jessica Simpson, bought in NYC, USA
- Yellow shirt: Massimo Dutti, bought at Massimo Dutti in Frankfurt, Germany
- Necklace: handmade, bought in Mexico
- Bracelet: handmade, do not remember where I bought it
- Trekking sandals: Jenny, bought online
More about the pear shaped 365 style challenge
Today I have been shopping my closet for 116 days! If you like my article on having the courage to wear it, you can see more of my pear shaped 365 style challenge here!
by Verena Valeria