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BDIB* : Neon + Neutrals.


Neon + Neutral is becoming such a huge trend. And I have to admit without this Blogger Do It Better* (or BDIB) assignment from Kristina, I’m not sure I would have thought to try it myself. But that’s the best part of BDIB: being challenged to try a trend.

My first thought after the assignment was “oh no, what to wear?!” But after a quick trip to H&M earlier this week, I didn’t have to worry. This neon striped shirt was the perfect piece, and not to mention two of my favorite colors for summer piled in one breezy top.
  
{Outfit Details – Top: H&M, Skirt: J.Crew, Heels: Aldo, Sunnies: Betsey Johnson, Earrings: Vintage, Necklaces: Target & Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, }

Neon nails are another summer love – I am a total sucker for any bright shade of polish right now. I decided to mix it up and try the whole ‘ring finger’ thing. You know, paint it a different color. What do you think? When my younger sisters first asked me about whether I’d do it or not a few weeks ago, I laughed and said no way! But after second thought and seeing it in a few photos, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would look like on – so I tried it.
If there’s any advice I can give about anything to do with fashion, it’s try it. That skirt looks totally different on the hanger than it does on you. So does the nail polish color. And so does a trend. It’s all about the way you wear it, the confidence you bring while wearing it. If you’re comfortable, then go out there and rock it! Make it yours, with your own personal little twist or spin. Because everyone can wear a trend, but only you can wear it your way. (Note: I’m not saying to just wear trends. Don’t do that! I’m literally saying: wear what you want your way and make it your own trend)

If you’re visiting from the BDIB link up, nice to ‘meet’ you! Be sure to leave a comment with your link so I can come find you. I’m also on twitter, facebook, tumblr, and pinterest. Come find me and let’s chat! 
XO,
Marissa
*BDIB is a blogger project created by Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Want to get involved? Visit her site here for more info!

36 Comments

  1. RosaLovesDC said:
    6.17.11

    I love this combination, neutrals and neon are just amazing. I love this trend a lot. And those nails are just too cute!

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  2. Kimberly said:
    6.17.11

    Love that top & the way you did your nails – great job on this challenge!!

    http://pennypincherfashionista.blogspot.com

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  3. 6.17.11

    love this trend and you do it perfectly! great top. PS- you TOTALLY look like carrie underwood in some of these pics, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Neris said:
    6.17.11

    I really like your outfit! That shirt is amazing! Great job! Im a new follower ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  5. 6.17.11

    love your striped top!

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  6. 6.17.11

    i agree, ive tried so many things on that look pretty close to awful on the hanger. you did great, i love the flowy feel of the top!
    Easy Petite Looks

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  7. 6.17.11

    It’s a fun & playful trend. I like your take on it & such adorable nails! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Jen said:
    6.17.11

    I love the entire outfit! Simple yet dressy – perfect!

    http://www.jendressesup.blogspot.com

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  9. 6.17.11

    love your jewellery! x hivenn

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  10. Maria Camila said:
    6.17.11

    Soooo cute! I have been looking for a pretty stripped tee like yours…btw ur hair looks great! xo

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  11. 6.17.11

    I participated in the BDIB challenge too, I saw your link…Love how you incorporated your neon with stripes! lovely!

    Jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

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  12. Michelle said:
    6.17.11

    You nail polish looks great like this- really stands out.

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  13. Mandy said:
    6.18.11

    SO darling. I love this look and I NOW know how to wear the shirt I just bought ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loving your manicure too! Great look!

    Mandy
    http://www.fashionistammc.blogspot.com

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  14. PaulinaMo said:
    6.18.11

    CUTE! love your outfit, especially the colors of that top!! perfect for summer, and your nails are awesome too!!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, hope you can stop by again soon and follow if you’d like ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll follow back ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Pau
    http://www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  15. 6.18.11

    Oh I adore this look on you! The neon top is so bright and beautiful! I love your nails too! Def gonna try this trend out myself!

    xoxo!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this manicure! It does look so cool, huh? Im visiting from BDIB today, cool vibe!

    Jess@ balancedlibra10.blogspot.com

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  17. Che said:
    6.18.11

    Cute! I especially love your nail polish :]

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    http://pickuporangefarm.blogspot.com

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  18. 6.18.11

    I Really like your take on the neon and naturals. I hope you’ll check out my blog. I’m following you.

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  19. Jenna said:
    6.18.11

    Love this, m’dear! Saw that top at H&M… it looks a million times better on you than it did on me! And I love your neon bright nails, too. Just recently did a post about them… brilliant.

    XO,
    Jenna

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  20. Jamillah said:
    6.19.11

    Oh man!!! I need to go back to h&m!! I saw that tee while on my shopping ban and had to run out of the store, b/c I nearly nearly bought it.

    Wonderful BDIB- I am copying your nails for sure.

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  21. Angelica Ng said:
    6.19.11

    Try it! Definitely good advice in fashion. You never know if it’s going to turn out great. If not, oh well! Love your top. My fave colour combo of late is orange and pink.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  22. Kimberlee said:
    6.19.11

    You look gorgeous! H&M is great to find trendy cheap pieces ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Ashley said:
    6.20.11

    I LOVE this outfit and your nail polish! Too cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  24. Kristin said:
    6.20.11

    You look gorgeous and your mani is too fun!

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  25. 6.20.11

    Fresh and fun…this trend suits you, my dear!

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  26. Rachel said:
    6.20.11

    Love your shirt!!!! Very cute outfit!

    XO,
    Rachel

    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  27. Sherry said:
    6.20.11

    I love this!! Very cute! The top is gorgeous on you!

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  28. 6.20.11

    I’m loving the waistband on this! And as someone else said, this really is fresh and fun. Plus the shape and colors of your top are so summery- LOVE!

    Oh, and those Betsey J sunnies are just too cute ๐Ÿ˜‰
    x

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  29. Cee said:
    6.20.11

    I agree wholeheartedly about trying out trends. That’s the fun of blogging, right? Learning what works and what doens’t work for you — your body type, skin tone, your daring level, etc ๐Ÿ™‚ I lovveee this H&M top on you paired with the khaki skirt. A perfect summer ensemble for sure!

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  30. 6.20.11

    Such an adorable look. Love your multi-colored nails ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ The Wildfleur (formerly Paris in Pink)

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  31. 6.21.11

    a. that top is perfect on you
    b. love the colors
    c. sooooo good with the skirt
    d. jelly of your tan.

    xo,
    c

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  32. Jaclyn said:
    6.21.11

    I love this look, the neutral skirt with your top is such a great combo

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  33. 6.21.11

    Love the color strips and the nail colors!

    xoxo
    Stella

    http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

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  34. viewfrom5ft2 said:
    6.22.11

    ummm HELLO GORGEOUS!!! I die over this outfit… you look amazing and I love your post for BDIB! You should wear your hair up more often, I’m obsessed! xoxo

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  35. Amy said:
    6.22.11

    I’m dying over your nails with this look! Stellar advice as well, “just try it” is the perfect fashion mantra! Found you through BDIB! Now I can’t wait to see your more recent posts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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