Friday, June 22, 2012

Neon Head to Toe

[Dress: Old Navy (old); Cardigan: Zara; Sandals: DSW; Necklace: Christmas gift from Nana years back; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Earrings: Rocks Paper Metal for BaubleBar]

For a long time now I had been planning to write about certain trends I am wary of buying lots of, and neon was definitely on the list. My value shopper self loves to have clothes around for seasons on end, even if they cost $20. So I've hesitated to buy any neon apparel for fear that it would be long gone next year. Until I remembered I had this Old Navy maxi dress from 2010, which is 1/3 neon yellow. Whoops.

But neon accessories are a different story. I can confidently say I love using them to explore the color trend. Like with these cap-toe flats (also from Old Navy), this scarf, and now these earrings. BaubleBar is one of my favorite new discoveries this year. Their jewelry costs slightly more than what I was used to spending at my go-to Forever 21, but it's so unique and interesting that it's worth the bit of extra dough. I often find store e-mails annoying, but BaubleBar is certainly an exception on this front. I'm always lured into checking out their inventory, and recently took the leap on this pair of earrings from their newest designer collection.

I was even inspired to submit a photo to a neon styling contest on their Facebook page. If you feel inclined, it'd be great if you toss a vote my way. I'm kind of a newb when it comes to contests like this and haven't really done any self promotion, so don't judge my low tally of votes.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets


  1. beautiful color scheme, great dress!

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  2. What a great dress! I love the color blocking. I really need to buy more maxi dresses...they're so chic and easy. Love the neon earrings too!

    <3 Jenny

    1. Thanks! And I need to buy more too! Comfy but chic for the summer.

  3. so sweeeeet!
    great blog!

  4. You're so pretty! I really like this outfit, too.

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  5. Love this! That dress is stunning.

    Alexandra xo

  6. LOVE that dress - such gorgeous colors!

    The Other Side of Gray

    1. Thanks Annie! I love the combo too.

  7. Super fun summerish maxi dress, those colour combos are one of my favourites :-)

    Nice blog, enjoyed looking through it :-)
    <3 Ani

    1. They're some of my favorites too! Thanks so much for reading :)

  8. Pretty dress. So summer chic! Just found your blog, and now following on Bloglovin!


  9. cute maxi, I love the color block look and the bit of neon. Fun for summer!

    xo erica

  10. I bought a neon skirt but it wasn't really for me - I prefer the look of neon in accessories, such a more accessible way to wear the trend :)

    1. Yup, totally agree! This skirt is as much neon as I'll get into any one outfit, I think.



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