Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trend Testing - Neon

Blouse: New York & Company {similar here}
Skirt: Ann Taylor, vintage and thrifted {similar here}
Shoes: L.K. Bennett "Idina" {similar here} {and here for $30}
Bag: Target {here}
Earrings: Made be me
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here}
Bracelets: Vintage
Hair Flower: H&M {similar here}
Sunglasses: Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here}

So here I am, trying out....yikes...neon! I will be the first to admit I do not like neon and never have. But since my 2010 resolution (that I've renewed every year) was to be more of  "yes girl" and less of a "no girl," I decided to test this one out, plus I wanted to participate in Marion's first "Trend of the Month" Challenge! Well, my mind isn't changed - I still don't like neon and I'm glad that Target has a return policy. Always keep your receipts, ladies!

With all that said, I am, however, lovin' this fuchsia pink Revlon Lip Butter shade in Lollipop! Now I can get on board with this fabulous bright color!

33 comments:

Chloe said...

Aw, I actually really like it on you! It's funny, because I'm not a huge fan of neon either (child of the 90's, a bit too Kelly Kapowski) but it has definitely grown on me, especially when mixed with fun prints and colors. I think you pull it off flawlessly. <3

Rakhshanda said...

Looking great! <3 Love your outfit too!!!
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Andi said...

I love how you styled this, so classy and true to your style aesthetic!

Molly said...

Cute. Very Kate Spade.

TheTinyHeart said...

The neon trend is a bit much for me too so I'll be sticking with hot pink :) I think this bag is a nice addition though, because it's a small dose of neon to your outfit.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Ally Garner said...

I'm loving the balance of neons with nudes. Pairing that bright yellow bag with nude heels is perfection. Beautiful outfit!

Kultur und Stil said...

a wonderful outfit, i really love the color of the skirt!!!

xxx Anita

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

I actually think the neon bag looks great with the more classic skirt and black & white top. Yay for Target!

Bravoe Runway said...

Oh do I know the feeling all too well! If you aren't feeling it take the bag back! Although I have to say...neon did grow on me....

alison*elle said...

I love the neon! Looks like a great alternative to those Cambridge Satchels.

xo, alison*elle

Marion said...

Hahaha! You are so wonderful Mary Ann! Thank you so much for trying this crazy trend (I am also a little bit wary of neon) and joining in on my first Trend of the Month Challenge :-) I actually think you look gorgeous and love the bag with the teal + zebra. But I agree with Bessie - if you aren't feeling it, then return it!

XOXO - Marion

linlicious-style said...

gorgeous outfit!
love the top!
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RubysNPurls said...

Love the outfit! Love everything about it!!

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Laces and Shades said...

I have been loving the Revlon Lip Butter shade in Lollipop, too :). I think it's the best shade of the line if one dares to wear this bright color heh.

Dietingfashions said...

Lollipop was sold out at my local Walgreens, but I picked up Cherry Tart which I absolutely adore! I think the outfit looks really good on you.

Kelly said...

This neon bag is super awesome. I love the pop it gives to the outfit.

smalltownbigwardrobe.com said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous outfit!! You look so amazing! I am kicking myself for not buying that bag at Target when I saw it last week. And I even love the pop of pink on your lips!

Juneli said...

Well, neon has grown on me too. I really do not think you need to use that receipt again as you are totally rocking neon!

Skinny said...

LOVING your neon bag, so cute!!

Samantha said...

Haha!! I hear ya - neon is one of those trends that I tend to stay away from. But you pulled off the bag!! At least you kept the receipt since you didn't like it!

And I LOVE that bright pink on the lips!

xo, sam

Well... said...

Haha, well, its good you tried it at least! I think certain doses of neon can be good. However...yeah...maybe that bag is just toooo bright a shade of yellow...haha
Love the zebra like top and teal skirt! :D

Trendy Teal

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I've seen similar neon bags from Cambridge Satchel Company which the owners pulled off so beautifully the way you do here. Since I'm still dipping my toes into the color pool, it'll be a while before I venture into anything bright.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I think it looks great! But it's definitely a tough one to pull off. I have a neon yellow tank that I picked up last year and I think I've only worn it once so far, to a Lady Gaga concert a while back. I did just pull it out of storage for the season and am tempted to give it another shot. :) xoxo

PAPS said...

Not tried neon since the 90's but I might actually give it a shot.
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MavJen said...

Love the entire outfit. The neon, the animal print top, and especially the LKB Idina's. ;-)

Sunny & Star said...

You look amazing. I love the neon handbag. And the zebra top is too darling.

Sugar with Spikes said...

Love the teal and neon!

IRENE
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moodswingsonthenet said...

I love this outfit!! I saw that same bag in Target awhile ago and totally fell in love with it, but wasn't sure what I would wear it with. I love how you paired it here!

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Even I don't really like the neon trend.. am all for pastels and subtle colors! :)

But you look great.. I dont think you need to return that bag! :)

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

LOL! Are you returning the bag? It's so cute...don't take it back.
I'm less into the floral pants trend than neon.
<3

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Baby Budget Blog said...

The neon is perfection with this outfit! LOVING the brights and stripes!

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Style Eyes said...

I love neon accessories! This outfit looks fantastic, the bag really works with the bold black and white.