So I followed a link from the Chronicle to a story about a college, and from there followed a link to a slide show of "clothes you can't wear to work", and thought most of them ranged from ridiculous to hideous, but there was one that made me think of elisem's jewelry.
So here's the link to the fashion show, and the particular image that struck me is number 11.
ETA April 7 -- link is broken. I found a slideshow on that side called "Clothes you can't wear to work" but the images don't match. Sorry.