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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Trend Spin Linkup Week 2 - Neon



 
 J. Crew Blouse (save) // BCBG Skirt (splurge, save) // Tahari Clutch via Marshalls (splurge, save) // H&M Pumps (splurge, save) // Michael Kors Watch (save) // InPink Chain Bracelet c/o (30% off with WIMIHH30) // Glamour Me Jewels Bracelet c/o // Apple of My Eye Spike Bracelet c/o (splurge, free shipping on $50) // Evie J Necklace c/o (save 20% with FASHION)
 
 
I woke up Saturday morning to a tweet and this picture from one of my amazing talented friends Brittany Fuson.  She drew this sketch of me from my Ombre & Stripes post from a few weeks ago.  I was literally blown away.  Not only is she incredibly talented, she is so genuinely sweet.  I was shocked that she would do a sketch of me, and it really means so much to me.  You can see the print here on her website appropriately named Memphis.  = )  Thank you Brittany; it really did make my day! 
 
The top I'm wearing today is one of my favorite tops from J. Crew (besides my blue and white striped popover.)  I know I wear it a lot, but I've been trying to see how many different ways I can style it.  I've worn it with denim, dressy shorts and now with this skirt that I scored for $40 at the BCBG outlet in Vegas.  I don't think I'll ever one of those girls who doesn't wear the same thing twice...or even 10 times.  I love shopping with coupons, on eBay, Poshmark, consignment stores, the Hunt, etc., and not trying to get the most out of my wardrobe is just not something I can do, especially since I'm in grad school.  I'm sure you've heard of the others, but you may not have heard of the Hunt yet.  It is definitely worth checking out!  It is fast, free and easy to sign up.  You can upload a picture yourself, or connect your Instagram or Pinterest account, click on the picture, and then let the Hunt do all the work for you.   They will find the exact item that you had been searching for, a similar item, an item that can be styled with the item you slect or the look for less!  Then they will send you an email when they find it.  You can also set a maximun price in the Hunt, so you can find less expensive alternatives.   I personally love the "Look for Less" option since I'm also looking to find fashionable items on a budget.  Don't get me wrong, every once in a while I will splurge a little for a purse (that I will carry almost every single day for a year, was bought on eBay, and then is resold on eBay with the profit being used to buy a new purse,) some sunglasses or maybe a coat.  But for the most part, I love finding a deal, and I try to make sure I don't buy something just because it's a deal either.  I'm trying really hard to build a well-rounded closet with classics and staples while also throwing in some fun, trendy pieces too.  Since I work at a very conservative corporate office environment, my biggest challenge so far has been trying not to get stuck only buying pieces that can be worn to work and also out.  I love double duty clothing pieces, but catch myself passing up shorter, fun, casual things sometimes just to stretch my dollar.  I love buying these than can transition from work to the weekend, but I don't want to get trapped thinking that everything I buy has to be worn both ways.  This is probably why you see me in the J. Crew Blythe blouse in about 10 different colors.  What have been some of your biggest wardrobe challenges?
 
Moving on, it's Tuesday again!  Thanks for stopping by the second Trend Spin Linkup with The Fashion Canvas and myself!  Today's trend is neon.   Show us how you wear it - a neon pair of pumps, a neclace, a clutch, denim.   It doesn't matter what clothing item it is or where it's from; we'd love to see it.  Last week we had over 50 submissions for our mint themed linkup!  Thank you all so much for your support!  It was a really tough decision, but here are our two favorite mint looks from last week's linkup.
 
Featured Bloggers in Mint
 
Next Tuesday's trend will be floral!
 
Non-Boggers:  All non-bloggers will be able to submit photos to Trendspinlinkup@gmail.com.  We will then select one photo each to be our featured reader of the week on the day of the linkup! 
Bloggers:  All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am with their take on our trend of the week.  This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas!  You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday!  So grab the button and link up.  = )  For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your 2 hosts and your cohost of the week - Walking in Memphis in High HeelsThe Fashion Canvas and A Spoonful of Style (the first 3 links in the linkup) and provide a link to the Trend Spin Linkup in your post or add the button below to your blog.  Don't forget to stop by the The Fashion Canvas and A Spoonful of Style to see how they wore their trend today.  Then spread the word.  Thanks, and see you next week in floral!
 
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Featured Readers in Mint
Maggie // Sara
 
 

Today I'm linking up with Tori, Lindsey and Lauren.

Photography by Pea Pie Photography.
 

45 comments:

Carly said...

I love that jcrew top, and the drawing of you? ADORABLE!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Lauren @ Style of One's Own said...

Loving these pops of neons!!!

Lauren
Style of One's Own

Margie said...

Love your outfits so much! And great sketch!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

I ADORE your skirt! And that sketch as fantastic!! Love it!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

adore the neon trend! all the ladies look fabulous!

XO Meghan

Elizabeth said...

Um, gorgeous!! Stop being so pretty;) Just linked up! Yah!!

xo,-Elizabeth
bookofleisure.blogspot.com

Annie said...

You look SO pretty in that blouse and skirt!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Loving all Hostesses' Outfits. You look beautiful Laura. You know I love that Skirt, I have featured it on My Blog before.

I became ambitious today (made up for not linking up Mint) and linked up a Brand-New Outfit as well as an Outfit from the not-so-long-ago Past. Hope you like them. =)

Take Care, Ada.

Marcia Ginger said...

That wrap skirt is amazing (the whole outfit actually)!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Neon is definitely one of my favorite spring/summer trends! Just added a few new pieces for summer. You look gorgeous. That wrap skirt is perfection.

sepatuholic said...

cuteness...
http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

That wrap skirt is so pretty! And the illustration she did of you is really cute...you should definitely frame the print!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Scarf Giveaway!

Alyssa said...

I literally own NOTHING neon!!!! I couldn't believe it!!!! haha that might need to change :)

Rachel said...

Your hair looks extra fab here, just had to mention that!

Erin @ Sugar Magnolia said...

Yep, definitely don't have neon either. What the hell is wrong with me?? However I am super stoked for next week because I have more floral than I know what t do with!!

Ladies in Navy said...

your skirt is insanely gorgeous! adore this
kw ladies in navy

Whitley S. said...

Happy to be linking up, lady! And you really need to get yourself that pair of neon heels!!

xoxo,
Whitley

smk053078 said...

All three of you ladies killed it!!! I am dying over your skirt!!! And I love how two sweet ladies sketched us both. I had tears in my eyes when I saw mine two. This crazy blog world is pretty dang fabulous!!

Elissa // Sparkles and Prays said...

I'm loving all these super model-esque photos of you! The photography is gorgeous and I think it really captures the joy that you are! Always a doll, thanks for the great summery-outfit inspiration.

xo,
Elissa
sparklesandprays.com

Lauren said...

Okay, I seriously love all of these looks! Fabulous! xo

Julia Bogdan said...

Love your look!! I need that outfit in my life. :) stunning as always. Neon is so fun to wear!

Misty said...

Now that I have my laptop back, I should be able to link up soon. Don't know about floral though. Ha!

Carolina Neto said...

belos looks

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Nikki said...

Love your neon look! I must try to remember to something floral so I can link up next week!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

The Marcy Stop said...

Beauties! Love how you all styled this trend.
xL

Last day to win a $100 Warehouse Shopping Spree!

Rachel Lynne said...

Really loving your wrap skirt! And what an honor that Brittany sketched you!

Kate said...

really great roundup!
xx Kate

The Style Department

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

LOVE that outfit especially your skirt!

Erin Kelly Cannon said...

You look stunning! Love this entire combo :)

xoxo
Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

That skirt is amazing! Scratch that, the whole outfit is amazing!
~Sara
Sincerely, Sara

M Brauns said...

I have the same problem with buying clothes... always try to make sure it'll be a 2-fer. I just linked up, too!

xoxo,
Marta
mbrauns.weebly.com/fashion

Rachel @ front row seat said...

I just bought that same top on the jcrew sale rack in saddle creek! yay for sales! :) Loving the neon pretty girl!

Alicia said...

Your outfit is super cute. Come to Michigan and style me up! lol Hope you had a wonderful day!

dreamingincashmere said...

That sketch is amazing!! I love that skirt on you, it's so flattering.:)
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Helena Oops said...

So beautiful post!

Victoria Mason said...

Love all the neon! I wanted to participate but didn't get beyond neon toes this week! :)

Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday @ www.themummychronicles.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

YAY neon! And I'm TOTALLY linking up for floral next week!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Kyra said...

That skirt is totally flattering!! I love the style of it!!
And that sketch is amazing!! I would totally frame it if I were you!!
Such a sweet friend!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love neon right now!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Angela said...

Thanks for stopping by and telling me about your blog hop! I love this idea! I hope you can join our blog hop as well! I am looking forward to continuing with you!

Danielle {Envision Pretty} said...

Thank you so much for telling me about the blog link up! So ironic that I am also focusing on neon today ;) You look fantastic- I wish my hair would curl like that!
xo,
Danielle
www.envisionpretty.blogspot.com

MK said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for the invite to linkup! There are some really fun & cute neon outfits!
MK

Nicki Parrish said...

Thank you for inviting me to the party. I linked up! You look great! My outfits were so uninspired this week! I will try to do better next time!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

So I am actually wearing neon pink right now as I read this post! Love that summer neon! :)

Peonies and American Honey said...

Your outfit is very classy and I love that you chose to wear a shirt with neon detail instead of one neon clothing item. This way the neon adds to the outfit instead of taking over completely.

Jo

Peonies and American Honey