Pretty in Pink

Oh how I love pink. All shades of pink, and anything that comes in pink. And so, when I saw that one of the things on JCrew’s Fall 2013 trend report was mixing different shades of the same color, I thought I’d get a jump-start and test out the look with a summer outfit composed of a few of my favorite things. Which of course, should come as no surprise, are all shades of pink…

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Sequin Tank: JCrew (on sale!) | Jeans: Paige | Belt: Macy’s (old), similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade (old), Aldo (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: GroopDealz, similar, similar | Clutch: Hobo International Zoe (old), similar | Sandals: Candies

I know I am personally really excited about this new trend and can’t wait to experiment with it.  Especially as we get closer and closer to the Fall season.  But I would love to know, what do you all think?

Happy Tuesday!

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Pops of Neon

I LOVE adding pops of neon to an outfit (you can see some examples here, here, here, and here)-such a great way to add a little interest to an otherwise simple ensemble.  I am also finding that I am loving adding pops of neon back to prints.  And even though prints are fun on their own, those little neon accents just take them to the next level-an instance where more is more and not less. 

That said, I recently purchased the below dress for three reasons:  1.  It reminds me of this Marc Jacobs dress that I LOVE, 2.  It is black so I can wear it to work with a cardi or blazer, 3.  The cute little heart print is just begging to be paired back to a little neon and some fun accessories. 

Dress:  Macy’s Junior’s Department (recent)

Vest:  Macy’s Junior’s Department (recent)

Neon Pink Belt:  Macy’s

Necklaces:  Tiffany, My collection of charms, Forever21

Bracelets:  H&M, Forever21, Tiffany, Macy’s

Watch:  Michael Kors via Macy’s

Hot Pink Druzy Ring:  Amanda Lynne Luxe (etsy)

Sunglasses:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Shoes:  Aldo via Nordstrom (sold out)

The first time I wore this dress to work, I literally had people stopping me to ask where I found it.  And of course everyone was surprised when I told them I found it in the junior’s department at Macy’s (and for only $18!!!).  And while I don’t always shop in the Junior’s section, I do think it is worth checking out now and again.  A lot of companies are now targeting the “millenial” customer who they see as a shopper between the ages of 16-31.  So the breadth of assortment is slowly but surely imporving to garner a larger target audience who is on the hunt for more affordable and fashion forward pieces. 

Hooray!

xx