Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Look :: Neon Obsession

J.Crew blazer; Old Navy tee (available in stores now; similar); vintage pencil skirt (similar); J.Crew Mona patent pumps; Claire Vivier for Refinery29 clutch (similar & many on her site); Michael Kors watch (similar); vintage ring; Target gold hoop earrings (similar)

All photos by Rachel Bodenstein

The emergence of neons as a prominent trend for spring has found me fully on board. Ever since I glimpsed Jason Wu's Spring 2012 show (one of my favorite looks here; full runway show here), adding bright pink and citron pieces to my wardrobe has been my quest, of course always balancing with neutral stamples - in this case navy, camel, and nude. I put this look together around a tee I found at Old Navy today which meets both requirements with it's soft beige and acid yellow stripes. I paired it with my bright pink vintage pencil skirt which typically resides on the 'spring' side of my closet, but why not bring it out on our coldest day yet this winter? These subdued J.Crew nude patent pumps have frequently been completing my outfits even though I'm much more of a statement shoe kind of girl.

And now, let's talk about my clutch. I'm in love with this clutch. I purchased it back in November from Refinery29's Reserve, part of an exclusive collaboration with Clare Vivier. I went back and forth when making a decision between this one with it's acid yellow stripe and the other with the day-glo pink. I just love the statement it adds to any outfit and the leather is just so incredibly soft. Life has been so busy and full lately (no complaints here!) but the bright colors of this outfit instantly gave me renewed energy.


  1. I'm so bummed I didn't end up snagging that Clare Vivier clutch... I too saw it on Reserve and was so tempted. Such a fun bag and very in right now! ;)

  2. thanks for this! You're cute and the bag is adorable on you!
    We still have them in stock at our store in Silverlake. :)

  3. You look fantastic! Love that skirt and clutch :)


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