2011-10-23

Stripes and Dots

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Sweater? Gap (online here, but way more than I paid) Shirt? Brinn and Em, Winners Skirt? Loft, thrifted Shoes? I.D. Browns Cowhide clutch? Thrifted Necklaces? Thrifted

This sweater seems to photograph more as a yellow than neon. But it's more 90's than bumble bee, I promise.
I'm glad neon is back... The last time I wanted neon clothes, I was 6 years old and we had just immigrated to Canada. I had a bowl cut, I wore my brothers' sturdy leather, hand-me-down sandals and I would have been OK with all of that... if only my mom had let me wear some awesome neon bicycle shorts too. But she didn't. And I survived and I even made friends, friends that stuck around even when I added giant pink glasses to the bowl cut and sturdy footwear in Grade 2.
I think it was a bit of latent rebellion that drew me to the neon striped sweater at Gap this weekend. Or it was the fact that all clearance items were an extra 50% off...making this sweater $16. I make my life decisions based on teenage rebellion and sale racks.

43 comments :

Eleanor said...

Just so, so good.

Shey said...

This is one of my favorites outfits that you've worn.

Brenna said...

Too Funny! I thrifted the same skirt not long ago! I'm going to have to try pairing mine with a bright shirt! Looks great :) Here's my take: http://cornflakesandcoffee.blogspot.com/2011/10/polka-dot-tulip.html

~brenna

GFS said...

If anyone can make neon look hot..it's you!

A.Co said...

THis totally looks bumble but I'll believe you when you say neon.

Love how you put this together and your new necklaces look AWESOME.

PS - about those necklaces, holy crap did you ever score well in GR!! Well done, my friend, well done.

Kate said...

HOLY smokes, I love everything about this outfit! One of my favorites of yours ever! So good on all levels! Neon didn't make elementary school all that much easier, so don't worry about missing out. Even my black shiny skin tight bicycle pants with the neon pink stripe down the side didn't cover up my buck teeth and mushroom cut that grew into a mullet.

Jas said...

cute combo!

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Erin said...

Oooh, bought the same pretty sweater yesterday! Love it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

In love with this sweater...and I second your sentiment on neon being back :)
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Tabitha said...

Woman you are killing it with this outfit. I have outfit envy!

CessOviedo said...

Fun and cute mix and match! I'm so happy for neons too, you've totally nailed it, can't imagine you with your bowl cut you must have looked cute anyways!

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Frannie Pantz said...

In fourth grade everyone had Umbros. We couldn't afford them, but I was able to get them a la birthday present and they were neon pink. That was one of the best bday presents ever.

Loving the bright color and the stripes/polka dot mixing here. Well done.

Bri said...

Very pretty outfit! I love it when you fin a piece of clothing and it reminds you of some childhood memory!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I can think of no better basis to make life decisions on.

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This Outfit is Super cool, especially color combination is eye grabbing! You Look Stunning in this awesome outfit!!

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

SO funny--I bought the very same sweater this weekend on sale. After putting it on later, I excitedly squealed, "Do you like my new sweaterrrr?!" at my boyfriend, whose response was, "Are you going to be a bumblebee for Halloween?"

I agree with YOU. The neon color is far too amazing and not bumblebee-like at all! I loved seeing how you styled this--I hadn't thought about pairing it with polka-dots, but it totally works. Adding to my inspiration folder!

amanda said...

i had some bike shorts with a wide neon pink stripe down the side of the leg. i was pretty badass. and i am so diggin this.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

I LOVE stripes and dots together! you are looking absolutely gorgeous :)

Happy Monday!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

sartoriography said...

How are you so bloody gorgeous? It's just not fair to the rest of us, woman! Hot and rebellious, too? You're basically a girl James Dean. I think ol' JD would've looked pretty rad in neon stripes and polka dots, too. :)

Meg said...

You are rocking this! I love the neon stripes, especially mixed with polka dots.

Kat said...

I love how you layered two of your thrifted necklaces. It works so well!

Please may I? said...

Wow, super outfit. Loving the jumper.

X x

briannelee said...

Love it!!! Really like how you layered the necklaces.

chris @ court + hudson said...

Ohhh, just bought this sweater this weekend - and paid like $17 for it! Winner! Love the way you paired with polka dots, planning mine for sequins : )

MONKEYFACE said...

I get that in the first photo you are probably just laying your arms up on the seat behind you, but I prefer to think of that pose as catching you in the middle of laying down some serious gangsta rap. About bumblebees. HEY-AY. HO-OH.

April said...

Dang, girl...you look HOT! Oh, I love this look!

hannahstiff said...

I love neon and I love polka dots. I thought only my brand new baby girl could pull off polka dots, but you look great (just don't try onesies :)

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Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love that bold yellow and the dots.

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M. (formerly known as Shakespeare's Feminine Ending) said...

Yes, I thought "bumblebee" but not in a bad way, not for an instant!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The stripes and dots - gorgeous combo!

Anonymous said...

Ho-leee! Lovin' those shoes!!
Outfit is fab - as usual. :)

Kym ((bitty)) said...

pure genius!
xo
kym
http://bittyandbunny.blogspot.com

A Mother and A Daughter said...

So unexpected but cute! Love it!

Annie said...

Love the pattern mixing...and the elementary school reminiscing!

Kyla said...

You are so super cool it kills me. Know what would make you even cooler? A picture of 6 year old Jentine :)

Sal said...

I'm with you on the neon - glad it's back, and better than ever.

And I second Kyla's request for a photo of your 6-year-old self.

Audrey said...

Love this look! I love combining mixed patterns and this looks fabulous! www.casualglamorous.com

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Anonymous said...

Oh man! I left that same skirt behind at GW last week, because I didn't know how to wear it. Bummer.

Justyna said...

the whole outfit is SOOOO awesome! love the pattern mixing!

Rebecca Jane said...

Loving the mix of stripes and polka dots - as well as the fabulous pop of colour from that little fuschia bag!

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Free Coupon said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! I love your polka dot skirt and bumble bee combination! Stunning!