Neon and Neutrals

Neon and Neutrals, another trend that I loved on the runway and on others but was a little weary to try myself until it became the most recent Bloggers Do It Better challenge (check out the rest of the bloggers participating here). Summer might be officially here, but I’m still pretty pale and most likely, save for a few sunburns if I’m too lazy to lather the sunscreen on, will remain just as pasty. I’m “that” girl at the beach or the pool who’s rubbing in the SPF 65 and coating her face in sunscreen intended for women post facelift for maximum coverage and protection. Coupled with my camping out under any cabana/umbrella/awning that’s free, my oversized glasses that would make Jackie O proud, and large hat I’m not one to get a tan unless its being sprayed on me by a salon technician. That rant aside, I was pretty surprised at how much I ended up liking this colour combination on myself. I’ve been loving injecting neons in to my wardrobe via my nail polish choices but with the concept of pairing those same neon colours with neutrals gives you a great way to look runway chic without looking like a silly teenager who went on an American Apparel shopping spree. Now lets all collectively coo over how cute Nikki is.

Top: H&M

Shorts: Forever 21

Belt: Hermes

Wedges: Prada

Cuff: Street vendor

Necklace: H&M

 

30 Comments

  1. Still blonde after all these YEARS!

    June 17, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I love your paleness. I too am very pale and embraced it years ago. I don’t tan..not meaning that I don’t go outside and tan but I don’t get tan! SO why ruin my skin? Love everything about your outfit. You have a unusual Euro beauty…enjoyed your post very much (I found this neon+Neutral hard to do as well!)

    See how a Slightly Vintage Woman wears the Neon+Neutral look: http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/06/a-little-bright-a-little-white-neonsneutrals-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45-bloggers-do-it-better

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

      Thanks so much!

  2. Erika

    June 17, 2011 at 6:10 am

    This is so cute. I am loving the necklace. This outfit is style perfect. Great job.

  3. Erika

    June 17, 2011 at 6:11 am

    This is so cute. I am loving the necklace. This outfit is styled perfect. Great job.

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

      Thanks so much Erika!

  4. Jeanofalltrades

    June 17, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Love the pink shorts. The necklace is terrific too. It’s a polished summery look. Don’t worry about being one of “those” girls; I’m a pasty SPF user too. Let’s make it trendy!

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

      Here’s to us pale people! Thanks for the super sweet comment!

  5. fshnonmymind

    June 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I think we have the same F21 hot pink shorts!!!
    I love your outfit (and probably because I would wear something similar). Your wedges are tdf and I love your topknot. It adds a fun “Carrie Bradshaw” touch.

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

      Thanks, your totally right about the Carrie Bradshaw touch…I always loved when they styled SJP’s hair like that!

  6. Rebecca

    June 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Absolutely adore the top and that necklace. Great look!

    -Rebecca

    http://www.rubin-hood.blogspot.com

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

      Thanks Rebecca!

  7. Paulina

    June 18, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Cute pics!! Love the pic with your doggie!! I must get some shorts like that 🙂
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, hope you can stop by again soon 🙂
    ~pau
    http://www.lilbitsofchic.com

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

      Thanks Paulina, they were a total steal at Forever 21!

  8. Ette

    June 18, 2011 at 4:33 am

    We are true albino euro beauties!!!
    love your blog once again. your bun is perfectly coiffed.
    you should try China Glaze – Shocking Pink nail polish. this shade would match perfectly.
    xoxox

    ♥, Ette

    http://www.thriftedkarma.com

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:07 am

      I’m going to have to track down Shocking Pink for sure, I’m always on the hunt for a great pink polish. Thanks for the heads up Ette!

  9. Chelsea

    June 18, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I love this outfit! The shorts, the necklace, and the bun, very cute! Also I love your little dog :]

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    http://pickuporangefarm.blogspot.com

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

      Thanks Chelsea!

  10. Caroline

    June 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I just found your blog on BDIB! I love your bun, I wish my hair would do that. 🙂

    Make sure to stop by my blog for the big giveaway!

    http://sweetcarolineinthecity.com/style/giveaway

    XO,
    Caroline

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:05 am

      Thanks Caroline, it sounds a bit icky but it took a few days of not washing to get my hair to cooperate for that big of a bun. Love your blog!

  11. Robin

    June 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I love your shorts! You have the cutest doggie! Summer just started girl, give yourself a break! You look great!

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:04 am

      Thanks so much from Nikki and I!

  12. Jarette

    June 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Nice outfit….love the chain….

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:03 am

      Thanks Jarette!

  13. Kimberlee

    June 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    That’s a gorgeous bun! I think neons can look great on us pale folks 🙂 Love the look!

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:03 am

      Thanks Kimberlee! I’m a total neon convert now, they actually can look really great on us wonderful pale people.

  14. Pigalle Passions

    June 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    love the shorts!

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    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:02 am

      Thanks so much! Love your site, it’s such a great find to a Louboutin lover!

    1. jessica

      June 23, 2011 at 3:01 am

      Thanks so much Abigael!

  15. Miss Rockwell

    July 8, 2011 at 2:15 am

    You are gORGEOUS-pale and all! Love this look on you-it’s really classy and timeless. And that bun is what sets it all off…we need a tutorial please!?

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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