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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Neon and Stripes

by Heather

It's been 80 degrees and sunny here for the past couple of days which gets me thinking about Spring. Spring and the color yellow go together in my mind and I love stripes as well, especially in nautical blue and white, for the warm weather.

Prabal Gurung for Target sweater; Target scarf; Chico's boyfriend jeans

When I saw that the Prabal Gurung for Target line featured a neon yellow and white sweater, I knew I had to have it. Glad I didn't wait too long -- read later that the line pretty much sold out its first day. Also happy that I picked up both the small and the medium sized sweater. I didn't have time (or maybe it was energy) to try it on in the store, so I took both. The small is plenty big even though I usually wear a medium in Target tops. While shopping for the sweater, the scarf section was directly across the aisle and the blue and white striped scarf with the slash of neon yellow caught my eye.

With the scarf tied, the sweet little white V-shape of the sweater gets hidden so here's a picture with the scarf draped.
A close-up of the Target earrings and a BCBG neon yellow and silver ring

And, of course, the jewelry section is right next to the scarves and. of course, there were cute neon yellow earrings to coordinate with the other pieces.  I do like a matchy-matchy look so the three items had to come home with me.  I first tried the new pieces with white jeans, which is a nice look, but technically it's still winter so the old-fashioned part of me just couldn't do it. Pairing it with boyfriend jeans kept a little bit of a "winter in Scottsdale" look with the yellow and white being my nod to the Spring-like weather.
Ann Taylor yellow and bling bracelet; BCBG yellow and silver ring; white ceramic Michael Kors watch; (hard-to-see neon) yellow braided wrap bracelet 
Charles David heels
 I had the yellow shoes in the pile to go to our upcoming swap party. I love the style but they're not really comfortable to wear for extended periods. When summer rolls around, I'll pull out the white wedges or the pale grey with yellow sandals or the...well, who knows for sure, but I'm thinking that the yellow and white sweater will pair well with a lot of shoes!
 Here's another sweater (Urban Outfitters) with a little stripe of neon yellow. I've paired it with my J. Crew Edie purse, white jeans from White House Black Market, and a neon yellow necklace purchased last summer.

I've been working on expanding my repertoire of scarf-ties so stay tuned for next Monday's blog when I'll show you what I've learned.  Join us the rest of this week, too, for topics ranging from food to money to furnishings and fun!

Love,
Heather


47 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous spring outfit! I love the way you combine the colours. And your shoes are amazing!!
    I am looking forward to your scarf tutorials as I am wearing a flowery scarf today and can always do with some inspiration.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you, Annette. I saw the outfit on your post today and it's fabulous! Especially love that gorgeous necklace and the colors of your dress.
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  2. Wonderful spring yellow, Heather - love this cheerful, chic look. Thanks so much for sharing it with Visible Monday : >

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Always fun to see what you and the rest of the ladies are wearing this week!
      Heather

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  3. Hi there! I really love how the neon sweater and blue striped scarf go together, lovely earrings too!

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    1. Thank you! How are things in the UK today?
      Heather

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  4. 80 degrees and sunny...are you TRYING to make me lose the will to live!?!? It rarely gets that hot here, and when it does, the Scots all start to melt. You three are an inspiration to female friendships. I have added you to my feed :)

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  5. Glad you're going to stay connected with us! Two of the three of us have Scottish ties: Sheila's husband is a Scot and my mother was born and raised close to the Scottish border. Let's trade lives for a little while -- you can enjoy the sunshine and we can enjoy the beauty of the Scottish highlands!
    Heather

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  6. The yellow sweater and the jeans suit so well together. You look fabulous! Again I see you found the perfect jewelry for the outfit. You bring sunshine in my misty grey day.

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  7. Thank you, Sabine. Your words are so poetic!
    Heather

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  8. Hey chick! I'm selecting you as one of the recipients of the Leibster Award for up and coming bloggers. Check my site out for more information on passing this award on. This isn't a gimmick! LOL ----> I hope you'll join!

    Nicki@ SweetParrishPlace
    http://sweetparrishplace.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Nicki,
      I did check it out and it's for real! Thank you for thinking of us. We will definitely join in and pass the award along to other new up and coming bloggers.
      Heather

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    2. Awesome! Have fun with it! It took me a while to choose the blogs, but I had fun doing it!

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  9. I love the yellow!

    I missed out on the Target thing--bummer cuz i love the line.

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    1. Thank you, Paula. Think of it this way, you saved money!
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  10. Love, love the outfit. I looked at the Target collection, but unfortunately they do not size any of the designer collections for anyone in a plus-size. I guess they think (wrongly) that we have no interest in fashion.
    I have a coral necklace like your yellow squiggly one. I need to look that up.
    You do look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Debbi. If you can remember where you bought your coral squiggly necklace, please let me know. I was going to put the store's name in the post, but couldn't for the life of me remember where I purchased it. Loft? Ann Taylor? BCBG??
      Oh well... Wish I would have bought it in coral, too!
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  11. That scarf caught my eye at Visible Monday and I had to check out your site. I love the idea that's it's three friends blogging together!

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    1. We love blogging together! Thanks for visiting our site, Debbie.
      Heather

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  12. Wonderful outfit - will you now be keeping the yellow sandals?

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    1. Thank you. Yup, the yellow sandals are back in the closet :)
      Heather

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  13. That is one really cool necklace

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    1. Thank you. What's really cool is that it's very lightweight and easy to wear in the summer heat here.
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  14. Great job Heather - those colours are fresh and perfect. Thanks so much for visiting WW this week!

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  15. I am so jealous of your weather!

    The whole outfit is just lovely. That colour looks fabulous on you.

    It's too bad that the shoes aren't comfy. You would think that they could figure out how to make something that looks good and is comfortable by now.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Maybe we can make our first million by figuring out a way to make good-looking shoes comfortable!
      Heather

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  16. Oh your neon and stripes are PERFECT. I adore these colors together and you pulled it off so beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, Allison, for your sweet comments.
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  17. Great outfit! Nice and sunshiny bright. I like your shoes too.

    ~FringeGirl

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  18. I'm completely new to wearing yellow but I think blue is one of the prettiest ways I've seen it. You look great!

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  19. Thank you, Franziska. I like the combination of yellow and blue -- the sun on the sky blue waters of the 10,000+ lakes in Minnesota where I grew up.
    Heather

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  20. Thanks for linking up, Heather! Have a great weekend.

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  21. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. I love your blog, its super cute :)
    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. So glad you found us so we could find you! Your blog is darling and I love the pictures!
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  22. I love this outfit! Blue and yellow are two of my favorite colors. They didn't have that sweater in my Target store -- it's so cute!

    Thanks for linking up! xo

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    1. Thank you, Carly. I wonder if your Target just sold out of them early? I know there were only a couple left when I bought mine and it was just the day after the merchandise arrived!
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  23. What a great resource! Thanks and more power to you.

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  24. You look fabulous in yellow! I love the whole outfit! Thanks for linking up today to Thursday Target Threads! I love your blog!

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    1. Thank you, Peggy. Glady you're enjoying our blog!
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  25. What a beautiful outfit. Gorgeous color combination.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Shannon, for visiting our blog and leaving a nice comment!
      Heather

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