Not So New Neon

{J.Crew jeans + top, Sperry Top-Sider flats, House of Harlow sunnies, Banana Republic ring, Michael Kors bag, Lady Slipper necklace-similar}

Before going out to dinner with a good friend, (visit her blog here), I looked into her closet and thought to myself, ‘Hmmmm… What should I wear?’ I knew this was a such a silly question because I could have thrown on a simple dress and been fine, but I wanted to add a fun flair to my outfit. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this pair of white jeans. I hadn’t worn them in a while, so on they went! While my first instinct was to pair these with my chambray shirt, which has been seen here, and here, so I knew I had to mix it up. I added a (bright) pop of color with my t-shirt. I hadn’t worn this shirt out for a while, and I bought it almost two years ago, so it was about time to put it to use again. I am glad that I brought it out, and hopefully it will be worn a few more times before fall is here for good.

Pretty in Pink

Dress: JCrew, Shoes: Banana Republic, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Watch: Charming Charlie’s, Ring: Vintage, Necklace: Tiffany’s & Co.

For a bright sunny day, I decided to throw on a bright outfit of my own. The shirt dress is a classic, but the neon color makes it modern. To make sure that the dress had center stage, I added nude shoes. I would highly recommend getting a pair of neutral colored shoes. They can work with anything- bright outfits such as this, an all neutral outfit, or anything in-between. Then, adding bold accessories such as a chunky, gold watch, a gold, sparkly cocktail ring, and a sweet, silver necklace make the dress pop that much more.

When I went shopping to get this dress it stuck out to me in the store. But I still wasn’t sure if it was for me or not. Even when I tried it on, I was still unsure. Then all of a sudden, I just knew that it would have a new home in my closet. One of my helpful rules when shopping is: If you keep coming back to it again and again, just get it. Go with your gut. You can always return it or send it back. I mean, why not? You only live once!

A little peek at what I was reading…


{Ana shorts, J Crew tee + scarf + bracelet, Michael Kors sunnies, shoes, double wrap bracelet, Fossil watch}

The flowers are in full bloom down here, and I absolutely love that. The grass is green, the flowers are full, and the sky is cloudlessly blue. I’ve been here for two official days, and even though I am getting tanner, this neon tee really makes anybody look tan. That is why I puzzle over the fact that neon is a spring/summer trend, when really people need to look tanner in the winter. Who knows, maybe a new trend will start and neon will be big in January…. Maybe.

I think that the scarf goes well with the neon. In general, any patterned anything goes well with a solid color. But I am nervous to try pattern + pattern. Maybe that will happen next January, too…. Maybe.

Pictures: Thanks CSC!