This is my "going back to work after a 12-day vacation" look. It's comfortable, but still conveys a willingness to check e-mails and schedule events/meetings for my department. The sweater is an old birthday gift, but I get so much wear out of it! It has a great boatneck, so isn't constricting and pairs nicely with a patterned silk blouse.
I just tied my hair in a ponytail, then pinned the barrette in underneath the rubber band, giving it volume. An idea from Sex and the City!
There's something so easy but chic about wearing a necklace beneath your collar and over your sweater. I love this layered look.