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Fluorescent Florals

warby parker_kate spade_INC_arturo chiangA splash of neon and a dose of floral; two current trends coming together in one top. How could I not own it? Once purchased, I immediately thought of the number of ways this blouse could be worn. I love items with versatility, since it decreases the cost per wear, thereby stretching every dollar! A dinner date my with fiance? Black skinny jeans and pumps-definitely. Brunch with the ladies? A pleated skirt and flats – perfect!

For its debut, I gave it the office style treatment. With the neon floral print and loose fit, I neutralized the outfit by pairing it with fitted cropped black pants and nude pumps. I still decided to go with a statement necklace but kept it balanced by highlighting a muted color in the top. Couldn’t help myself and grabbed the neon pick pouch on the way out. In a sea of suits and ties, this was a standout in the office.

Neon Floral Top: ka y, $40. This was a boutique I came across while in Tel Aviv. Here are some options, stateside: (1) Asos: Mina Floral Blouse, $42.43; (2) Zara: Floral Print Blouse, $25.99 and (3) Zara: Floral Print Blouse, $25.99

Black Cropped Pants: INC from Macy’s, $20. This was definitely a lucky find on the clearance rack and of course, I used a Macy’s coupon to get them at such a great price. For a similar look, try these Gap slim cropped pants ($49.95). Keep an eye on the “Check Out These Deals” section of my blog for promo codes. Gap constantly has something for additional savings.

Patent Nude Pumps: Arturo Chiang from Vince Camuto Outlet, $30-ish. For a few alternatives, Lord & Taylor has a selection of nude colored pumps. Use code SAVINGS and save 15% on regular priced and sale items or 20% off clearance items (valid thru 7/30).

Green/Jade Gem Drops Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet, $15. Here are a few options: (1) New Look Gem Chain Wrap Necklace, Asos $11.86 (free shipping both ways); (2) Chameleon Lucite Bib, Bauble Bar $$34 (also free shipping both ways) and (3) Green Garden Bib, Jewel Be Mine $32.

Bracelet: Rose gold open triad cuff, Bauble Bar, $38.

Rings: The gold band I am constantly wearing is my dad’s wedding band. Take a peek at the gold classic cigar band from Bauble Bar, $36. The open pyramid ring is by gorjana-griffin from Rue La La, $29.90. Piperlime has a solid pyramid ring by Hive and Honey which is now marked down to $15.99.

Pouch: Kate Spade Outlet, $28. Once again, major savings at the store. The purse was tagged $50, followed by a 40% store promotion and an additional 10% off coupon. Love the brightness and size of this pouch. To add a pop of bright color to your outfit, try the Nolita Textured Wallet Clutch $28 or the Bridgeport Studded Clutch in Pink, $19.98 both from Francesca’s. For a limited time, buy one full priced item, get the second full priced item at 50% off.

Sunglasses: Warby Parker (Sinclair in Midnight Blue), Gift. Most glasses and sunglasses are $95. The Sinclair is only available in optical but you could inquire about getting them as sunglasses.

2 Comments on Fluorescent Florals

    • Linda
      July 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Veloria! BTW, love your blog. Definitely on my list of blogs to read 🙂