Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bloggers Do It Better: Neon + Neutral

So I'm already taking a break from 30 for 30 for the latest BDIB challenge of Neon + Neutral. I'm not even taking that much of a break, though, because half of what I'm wearing is actually from my 30 for 30 wardrobe (the dress and shoes).
Yellow necklace - Nordstrom, Oatmeal-colored tunic as shirt - Arden B., Hot pink belt - Bebe, Yellow dress as skirt - Nordstrom, Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs (Present from Husband), Strappy wedges - Jeffrey Campbell
You know what was super tough about this challenge? I don't even have that many neutral colors! I have some white and enough black and gray, but black and gray seem too easy, so I really had to look through the closet for this tunic. I really wasn't sure if this would work, but adding the accessories helped, and I ended up getting several compliments, ranging from, "Cute outfit!" to "You look like sunshine!"
Have you met my purse? I like to change out my purses every two weeks to four weeks, and this bright blue color went perfectly with the challenge.

Tomorrow I'll wear my other Neon + Neutral outfit I came up with, featuring black and hot pink! I felt like black was too easy, but the outfit is too cute to not wear.

12 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! Cute purse and yellow dress. I'm looking forward to your outfit tomorrow. :)

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  2. Thanks! I can't wait to wear the yellow dress as just a dress--I think it's pretty cute on its own. Let me know which neon + neutral outfit you prefer!

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  3. That Bright Blue Bag is as neon as you can get! I think you nailed it!

    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

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  4. The blue and yellow looks great together! I like the oatmeal tunic as a top. Great idea! I also like how you called it "oatmeal." Perfect description - and much better-sounding than beige :P

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  5. Thanks for the comments! I love the bag too--it's the perfect size (holds a lot but isn't too big), there are a good amount of separated sections inside it, I love that I can hold it by the shorter straps or sling it on my shoulder, and the color is fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to others as the perfect summer purse.

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  6. Haha, also I think I ate oatmeal for breakfast that day, hence the perfect color-naming of this top.

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  7. great neon+neutral outfit! i've seen a lot of people use white as their neutral (which i don't agree with) but this is done perfectly!

    a peek of chic

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  8. I can see why people went with white, especially since I think some of the examples had white with a hint of neon. There's definitely a lot more white in my wardrobe so it tempted me too! It probably would have been better to call the challenge nude (color, not meaning "without clothing"!)+neon.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! The colors work great together here - and I love that pop of blue!

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  10. I love this outfit, truly fabulous!

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  11. Glad you approve, CindyWindy!

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