Sunday, April 29, 2012

#25 Electric Prep

Allow me to make this metaphor: I think some colors are like new albums by your favorite artist. Sometimes at first, you aren't exactly loving it-- in fact, maybe you're not into at all. But, you decide to be patient and with each new listen, you find yourself understanding the intricacies and nuances of their new sound. Over time, as you listen and listen again, you slowly come to love their work.

That's exactly how I feel about acid/electric yellows and greens-- strong dislike at first, but over time, I'm coming to love the unusual acid tones that are currently very on trend. They come with a challenge because they aren't exactly flattering on all skin tones and hair colors, but I'm really into the way neon contrasts with my red hair. I think neons look especially gorgeous on women with beautiful dark cocoa skin-- something about how the colors come together is so breathtaking. Clearly, I am quite the opposite of beautiful dark cocoa; I'm more say... white chocolate.

SHIRT Acid Yellow Silk Button Up, Ann Taylor | SWEATER Honeydew Light Wool Sweater, Ann Taylor | JEANS Dark Skinnies, Eloquii | SHOES Men's Leather Sperrys, Vintage | BRACELET Ribbon Crystal Bracelet, The Limited

I know neon and neutral is not news but I love the contrast of the shirt with my brown Sperrys (which I got for $10 at a vintage store!). I also love the preppy look spiced up with neons-- I think it all plays really well off of my green glasses, too. Finally, I can't say it enough: I heart Ann Taylor. It's true. I used to think that it was a store that would age me, but they actually have some very trendy stuff in beautiful colors, which helps me be more stylish for work and still look youthful and fashionable. It doesn't hurt that they have 40% off sales all the time, too! I think there's one going on now, coupon code: April40. 

My favorite neon color right now will still be blue-- I have a similar shirt that is blue that I can't wait to show you (also from my love Ann Taylor). What about you? What's your favorite neon color this season?


  1. Wow I never thought I could like neons but you have just made me fall in love with them!! xx

  2. you are gorgeous!
    One day we will all find the one who will show us what love is

  3. I love this all together like you have it!

  4. I, too, love how the acidy colors play off your red hair...great look! This is one that I can easily adapt for my lifestyle too!

  5. this is a gorgeous outfit. I couldn't agree more about the fact that some colors are like music i deffinitely have the same feeling towards neon colors. The green and yellow look amazing agains the color of your hair. i love it.


  6. I LOVE this look. I'm not a huge fan of neon, but these colors look so amazing and vibrant with your hair! ANd those specs! THOSE SPECS!

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  7. Wow, I love these colours so much, I'm such a fan on neon right now. Need I say how gorgeous you look, seriously, SO PRETTY!

  8. I just Found your Blog and I just love your red hair in Kombination with your outfit. Just beautiful ;-)


  9. i'm not even a girl but this blog rocks :D really cool finds
    btw, you got this Emma Stone-thing goin' on haha :d nice