So my love for (obsession with) all things neon has clearly not yet subsided, as I recently spotted this tank’s neon triangular appliques from across a boutique and beelined. Can we please bring neon with us into fall? I’m gonna go with yes.
Another thing of note about this outfit: When I was anywhere from, say, talking age to about 10 years old, I would have nothing to do with any and all things pink or purple and preferred to stick with my trusted blues, greens and browns. My 8-year-old self would be horrified at my current state.
I recently picked up this top at the super-awesome Anthropologie sale (made even more awesome by the 15 percent off code that Anthropologie sends during birthday months) – if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend you check out the sale. And soon. But I digress. I’ve already told y’all about my love of this season’s tropical trend, so mega sale+tropical=duh. This print in particular totally reminds me of a safari, and while I’m unfortunately far, far away from something as glorious as that right now, some sort of urban safari is certainly in the cards. Just watch out for the wild beasts.
Zara embroidered sequined mini skirt, Garnet Hill A-line seamed tank, Stuart Weitzman heels, Chloe sunglasses, Clare Vivier neon stripe flat clutch, vintage necklace
I’ve always tended to shy away from sequins in summer months because something about them has a decidedly holiday-ish feel. Attend a Christmas party or a New Years Eve bash and you’re sure to be blinded by the sparkly numbers donned by a likely vast majority of the female guests, so it’s no surprise that I’ve come to associate this shiny adornment with a particular (cold) time of year. But last week as I stared into my closet feeling uninspired while I got dressed for our anniversary dinner, I remembered my own advice regarding stripes and their ability to summer-ify almost any look, and decided to give sequins a summer whirl.
What do you think – Christmasey, or June-appropriate?
Sparkle & Fade neon mini skirt, Theory top, Dolce Vita sandals, vintage lockets
I first tracked down this skirt in electric blue a few weeks ago when I was compiling an ever-growing list of wanted neon items, and eventually I headed to the nearest Urban Outfitters to pick it up. But in person, the electric blue just wasn’t neon enough – and I’m a firm believer that if you’re gonna go neon, you’ve gotta go spot-me-across-an-enormous-field-at-midnight neon. Go big or go home, right? Anyway, this neon yellow version – exactly the color of a tennis ball – was just the ticket, and I scooped it up without hesitation.
I paired it with some neon pink nails for a seaside birthday party this weekend, and while it certainly fit the party-attire bill, it came with the added bonus that if I’d happened to fall off the dock and begun to float away, my fellow revelers could’ve easily tracked me down.
This weekend I had the honor of hosting a bachelorette party for one of my oldest friends, and not to toot my own horn too much, but it was a freakin blast. For the festivities, I returned to Bald Head Island, but I have to say it was a bit of a different experience than the usual beach weekend. In a very good way. In a likely not appropriate for this blog way.
I’ll spare you the awesomely ridiculous bachelorette photos (yes, they are everything you imagine and more), but one of the things I really noticed this weekend was the awesome seaside style of my buddies, and figured I’d share a little of that with y’all this fine Monday morning. Enjoy!
With the bachelorette and her pop of neon (Ella Moss Kaftan – similar here, Urban Outfitters hat)
Sarah in Dolce Vita wedges and Kimchi Blue Tulip Tank Top