Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her "neighborhood mom" contest last week. She wore a beige blazer and multi-strand pearl necklace: http://youtu.be/QZBSXPU_J-o
The mayor seems to have really hit her stride with her style in 2012. The contrasting piping on her jacket helps give definition to a garment that could otherwise look bland. Her makeup is present but tasteful, the necklace is bold but sophisticated and not too distracting (a problem she was having earlier in her term). This look is an example for us all.