Friday, August 31, 2012

Maxi Dress

I bought this maxi dress because it's a fun print and is Missoni-inspired, don't you think?   But it's a little difficult to re-style in summer so I just change flip flops when I wear it.  I know....that's original.  Once it's not 500 degrees outside anymore, I'll work with some layers.  So for now, you get the look with my black flip flops and black bag. 

Maxi Dress:  Walmart (yes, really, Walmart)
Flips:  Old Navy
Bag:  Coach
Sunnies:  Thrifted
Collar:  vintage, thrifted

Monday, August 27, 2012

Grecian Goddess Mini

I found this beaded Grecian goddess mini-dress at a local boutique and fell in love!  Even though the beading looks gold in the pictures, some of it is silver so I wore my silver heels.  My feet are not trained for 5 inch heels so I was over them pretty fast.  I opted for bare feet for most of today's outing but I think it only added to my Grecian goddess ambience.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  Oh, and I could not help myself with the obnoxious neon hoops.   Every outfit and everyday is another opportunity to wear neon!! 

Dress:  Local Boutique
Shoes:  Ebay
Sunnies:  Prada inspired
Lips:  Revlon Siren
Obnoxious Neon Hoop Earrings:  Claire's
Nails:  Manicure with stickers

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Beginnings

Thursday was kind of a big deal for me.  It's a brand new beginning, a totally fresh start.  A new way of life.  One that makes me feel to smile from ear to ear.  That's something you've never seen on here before.  I have lots of reasons to smile, but not like this!  Is the suspense killing you?  You just have to know what is so important in my life?  Ok, I get it.

I GOT MY BRACES OFF!!  It felt so awkward to smile in blog pictures with them but not now!  I'M AS FREE AS A BIRD!



 Celebrating with Ice Cream and a pedicure!

What a great day!!!  Enjoy yours!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to Wear Neon......Part 2

I'm sorry this Part 2 has been so long coming.  I'm back in school and getting into a early morning killing me.  I wish we had night school. 

Ok, here's Part 2 of my neon guide.  I saved the best for last, right?   All 3 of these looks use the same neon pink shorts so you can see how easy neon looks are to change and get different looks using some of the same pieces. 

Just go for it here!  Wearing monochromatic neon isn't obnoxious, it's cool!  I think my neon belt adds interest and the shoes add another dimension of Neonness! 

Need a night out look?  Change to a neon tank and silver shoes and how easy was that?  I've got a choice of silver heels or silver sandals.  This is one of my favorite looks!

Change to a neon green tank and you've got neon colorblocking down!  I like the wear the patterned Converse with this outfit, but I could wear the orange pair to add more color.

Hope you liked the Neon guide! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Wear Neon......Part 1

A few weeks ago, I was asked by this girl to write a "How to Wear Neon" guide.  I hadn't really thought about it--I just fell in love with neon and started wearing it all the time.  So here goes!

The guide is really simple.  You don't have to glow in the dark to get this look!  

You can ease into NEON slowly if you don't think this trend is for this belt or a pair of earrings or even nail polish.  I chose a belt and a pair of earrings for this easy look.

This next outfit is one of my favorites. You get little pops of neon with the tank top and earrings.  I couldn't help but pair my neon Converse with this outfit but you could go more conservative with a tan sandal or black flip flops.  This outfit isn’t over the top neon but it’s still neon.  

For the last look today, I used the neon belt again.  I love wearing all one color and then adding an accessory...a pop of neon!  I couldn't help adding the neon Converse again but you could add a more neutral shoe.  (and note:  the camera flashed so this orange isn't really this neon!)

I hope I've given you some inspiration and ideas on how to wear neon.  Finding a way to wear this trend is easy!  You gotta try it!  I'll be back with more neon looks soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Little Black Dress

Once upon a time I started showing you my collection of LBD's but I got distracted with the NEON trend and totally lost my focus.  But I'm wrapping up my summer vacay and I went out with friends a few nights ago and wore this LBD.   It's a simple dress and I'm a simple gal.   I'm sorry I'm not more creative with my post.  I've been "practicing" getting up early and it's not going well.  I have 5 days to ease my body into getting up at this witching hour because "S" (that's school) starts in 5 days.   And I am not a morning person.

So, nothing says "HAPPY WEEKEND" like retail therapy.  I'm off to the mall today.

Dress:  Thrifted
Shoes:  Kohl's
Earrings:  Claire's
Anklet:  DIY
Lips:  Chanel Flamboyant

Monday, August 6, 2012

Neon Inspiration

I've been so busy again.  I spent a week in the country with my grandparents where no one has ever heard of the internet.  Agony people.  How does anyone survive without the internet?     So back to my obsession with neon.  I am working on a neon guide for you guys and I took some pictures but can I find them?  Yeah, still working on that.   So while I rush off to get myself together (and shop for my school uniforms---big, exciting day....can you "hear" the excitement pouring out of this post???), I leave you with some neon inspiration! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Life's A Beach

Here are the last of my vacay pictures!  We ended the girls weekend at the beach and we had great weather!  I love the beach but I hate finding sand in everything I own for months after the vacation is over! 

Climbing a sand dune!  Shorts:  DIY cutoffs, Shirt:  Victoria's Secret

Neon nails! 

Sitting in the Lifeguard chair after the beach closed

Sunset!  Shorts:  Target, Tank:  JCPenney's, Sweatshirt:  Gift