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


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  1. 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

  2. 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!

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

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

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

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