Emily rocked a blinged-out top...
Take it from her: "It's fun to be a human disco ball!"
Anne sells Premiere Designs jewelry and had a mountain of beautiful baubles to choose from...
She said, "I wanted maximum adornment without looking like a crazy aunt."
I think it's pretty clear she succeeded. Says Becky: "I wish my crazy aunt looked as elegant."
My aunt isn't crazy, but is certainly elegant. I don't want to brag, though.
Mica added a rocker edge to some beautiful basics.
Says Mica: "Although I have lots of accessories, and I love my bracelet stacks, I don't have a lot of what I would call bling. I do however, have this old Mimco wrap bracelet that I think stands out enough to be classed as bling with all the studs!"
You can read more on her blog.
Becky wore this enormous necklace she's been hoarding for a few years...
Becky said, "This necklace has all the practicality I look for in a piece of jewelry: It's incredibly heavy and covered in little bells that jingle piercingly when I make the slightest movement. At least you always know where I am when I wear it!"
And let it not be said that Becky is the only one with lovely and stylish co-workers. Here's Jenny, who livens up the office we work in with fabulosity such as this necklace from Francesca's.
Last and least is yours truly, who shines most typically from my bald head rather than any bling. However, I did veer out into atypical territories by wearing a stacked thumb ring purchased in Hawaii and a minimalist leather bracelet. I don't tend to find thumb rings comfortable for long periods of time, and I generally don't like having anything around my wrists. (Ankles, yes. Wrists, no. Weird? Absolutely.) Still. I did it for the challenge. I did it for...you.
The silver ankh pendant hails from the depressingly defunct Toronto goth store Siren. And the M-knot band on my right right finger is my engagement ring. My wife's is identical, except the metals are reversed: yellow gold on the outside, white gold on the inside. The pair came from a fantastic jewelry store in Toronto, The Claddagh House.
Ladies and gentlemen: challenge met! Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures.
And now, Becky unwittingly unleashes the possibility of me showing off my legs...
Friday is the The National Day of Silence, which brings attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Since silence is not a sartorial choice, I thought we'd participate by wearing androgynous and transgender accessories.
Clockwise from top: Flanked by a drag queen and stylish ladies at the Stardust Fashion Runway Show in 2011; My first-ever golf outing in 2008; Geared up for a drag-themed fundraiser for the Cincinnati Rollergirls in 2008
Um, obviously, you don't have to go all-out drag style. But ladies in menswear are awesome and dudes in nontraditional togs are hot.
Ladies, break out your blazers, oxfords, vests, and suspenders. Gentlemen, don your jewelry, purses, flowing clothes, and girly colors. Everyone, email me your pictures by Sunday, April 22 to take part!