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Embracing NEON~What I Wore

For those new to my site, every once in a while, I like to share my outfits, as I like to look at the pleated poppy’s site on Wednesdays to see what outfits others are sharing. I’m trying to “shop by closet” more and I get ideas there!  To see my past fashion posts, head here.

A few months ago I was not a fan of the NEON trend. I told myself I wasn’t going to get into that (similar to the Santa Fe trend), but somehow I found myself buying florescent orange shoes, and I haven’t looked back! In general, I am trying hard not to buy myself new clothes. I’ve had a fun year of buying smaller sizes since my weight loss, and it seemed more of a NEED (2 pants sizes smaller=need), but since I’ve stockpiled items in my new size, it’s now more of a luxury. I’m trying to save my extra pennies for the home projects I’ve set out to accomplish.

In having a pair of NEON orange shoes, I have had to really think about what they “go” with. I wish it were effortless, but it’s not! I didn’t want to wear neon orange shoes with neon orange shirt, but thought it would pair well with another neon shade. I was excited when I saw the neon pink and white striped top at Forever 21, so grabbed it. I also love my new arrow necklace from Designs by Tiffany and Pink sunglasses from Wal Mart.  I had a fun little mini shoot with my 7 year old daughter as my photog;)

Neon clothing trend #neon #fashion  neon orange neon pink

The shirt below I got from the Printed Palette via the Queen Bee Market. I love it so much! What is it about anchors lately that I’m obsessed with?

Embracing the NEON fashion trend #neon #fashion

neon orange anchor

Have you embraced the NEON trend? What about an obsession with arrows or anchors like me?

Kristen Duke

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  1. Kathleen Clegg says:

    Very cute. It looks like you and your daughter had some fun with it!

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I’m actually not a fan of neon, but I really like those orange shoes.

  3. I have embraced it. Brings me back to my childhood. Also having some sort of obsession with stripes lately too. Can’t get away from them!!

  4. i hated neon when it started making a comeback (as well as skinny jeans) but now i buy both!!!! lol. it wears you down until you lov e it! love your WIW posts!
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    • Kristen Duke says:

      Ha! I love how it says it wears you down! I’ve seen your neon jewelry tutorials–so fun!!

  5. i love neon… i don’t really have anything but i sure love buying it for the daughter and grandbabies. you my dear are rocking the neon. :)

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Girlfriend–get yourself something! Star with something simple like earrings or a necklace–i just started with the shoes! I actually haven’t bought any for my daughter yet, her wardrobe is crazy excessive, so I try to hold back. At least I can wear mine forever, she grows out of it next month! Oh, baby neon, I need to see that!

  6. diane love says:

    Too cute! Neon is growing on me also. I wasn’t sure if I was “young” enough to pull it off but once I bought my neon yellow sweater I was a believer. :) I LOVE my neon new balance running shoes. Wearing those bright colors while I work out just makes it that much more fun!
    I really enjoy your What I Wore section of your blog! It gives me great ideas on how to wear the clothes I have in a different way. :)

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy the what I wore stuff…sometimes I wonder if people think it’s too silly (I’m sure some do). I forgot I also have neon workout shoes, and yes, it does give me a little pep in my step!!

  7. Super cute baseball shirt!! :)

  8. I haven’t ventured into neon quite yet, but when I see something that catches my eye I will get it for sure :)
    Yolanda Ronaldo recently posted..Flowers with Different AnglesMy Profile

  9. anchors… oye. LOVE them!!!

  10. You my friend are seriously so cute and I love your fun playful style!!! Neon is such a fun trend and I love it too!!!
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  11. I haven’t been by to visit in forever.. thought I’d say hello. And you look bright & happy as ever!

  12. Neon is so YOU! Keep it up.


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