summer inspiration

Hello August!

Hello August, my favorite month of the year!  I might be slightly partial because it’s birthday month, but it is also the last real month of summer.  So time to get in all those summer activities for a wanderlust August; pool days, beach/lake/river days, ice cream on a hot night, exploring, and of course summer vacations!  I’ll be headed to Kauai Hawaii this month for our honeymoon (10 months later…) Also in August all the back to school stuff comes out in full force, so it’s a perfect time for some newness as well as a great time for shopping sales.  It’s also treat yo’self month for me!  I try to make it a special one in honor of my birthday. Last but not least, it marks the beginning of football season, my favorite time of the year!  Here’s my inspiration for August and an idea of what you can be seeing this month here on the blog!

Wanderlust August

Kauai Inspiration

Kauai Inspiration

napalicoast

Na Pali Coast

hbay

Kauai Hawaii

Summer Skirts

The "IT" summer skirt

The “IT” summer skirt

Transition summer skirt to fall

Transition summer skirt to fall

sydneystyle.com

sydneystyle.com

Back To School Shopping

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Fall Wishlist:  Plaid Shirt

Fall Wishlist: Plaid Shirt

Plaid and Camel

Plaid and Camel

Camel Satchel

Camel Satchel

 

 

Dog Days Of Summer

 

cali icecream lemons river warmsummernights

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Hello August!  Nice to see you again!

Trending Tuesday – #neon

If the world of Alicia was the internet then #neon would be trending!  I’ve always been a fan of neons, like in 3rd grade where my favorite items were my neon green hair bow with my stone washed jeans with neon green stitching and pockets and my biker shorts with the neon green stripe down the side that I paired with layered tanks!  3rd grade was totally awesome!  I don’t have nearly as much neon in my life now as I did in 3rd grade, so I guess I need to step up my neon game!  Like all trends that make a comeback, they come back modernized and more wearable.  Here are my top picks for embracing the neon trend this summer!

1.  Neon on nails!

 

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

My favorite mani/pedi shades in the summer are neons!  (as shown in my must have summer pedi colors post!)  I love the pops of bright on my tips and they work really well with my summer tan.  My summer go to nail shade is China Glaze Shocking Pink, this is the one neon nail shade I do own so I definitely need to add some more to my arsenal!  That’s why this mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet set ($28) would be perfect addition.  All in one set you get 2 neon polishes and 4 bracelets to mix and match.

Nail This Look!  source:  happy sloths

Nail This Look! source: happy sloths

 

2.  Trim it in neon!

 

Trimmed in neon with mark.

Trimmed in neon with mark.

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

When in small doses, neon can be worn everyday.  Like the neon pink trim on the mark. Get Packing tote ($40), perfect for everyday with the tan base and easy shape.  This is the perfect larger bag for summer in size, shape, and design! I’ve definitely already shown my love for this bag here and here!  I also love the neon blue trim on the black and white pattern on the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag ($36).  Updating my handbag to one with a little neon trim is for sure an easy way to embrace the neon trend. Then there’s my favorite kind of trimmings… jewelry!  I think a killer statement necklace over a white dress, or a neon arm party (like the ones in the “nail this look” kit above) would be the perfect kind of trimmings.

mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote

Pinspiration:  Neon Trimmings

Pinspiration: Neon Trimmings

3.  On eyes and lips!

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

Wait, what!?!  Neon eyeshadow and lip gloss?  That’s what I thought too until I started seeing it be worn!  I LOVE the idea of doing a thick winged out line across the top lashes with neon eyeshadows.  Pair it with bronzed cheeks and lipgloss for a super easy summer makeup idea!  Perfect for day or night!   Get the look with mark. Neon Gaze eyeshadow ($10) in violet fever, neon gaze, sun flash or orange sizzle.  I’m personally loving the violet fever (purple) paired with mark. Neon Kisses in shade neon kisses (pink).

Get The Look:  mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

Get The Look: mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

4. 5. and beyond… Neon wardrobe wants!

Neon Shorts for Summer

Neon Shorts for Summer

To fully embrace the neon trend I need to add more to the wardrobe.  I added these neon pink lace shorts last year, but now I’d love some neon denim shorts.  I’m also on the hunt for some fun tanks for work and play, neon dresses for hot summer nights and a good pair of neon pumps!

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. love on the lime dress

mark. love on the lime dress

Because my neon wardrobe want list is so long check out my Pinterest board “Neon”  My top two are the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and Love On The Lime Dress.  Bold in color and easily wearable anchored with neutrals like black, nude or white.  Plus super versatile to wear for work or play.

Pinspiration:  Neon Shorts

Pinspiration: Neon Shorts

Pinspiration:  Neon Pumps

Pinspiration: Neon Pumps

I hope I’ve inspired a little neon love in you and be sure to check back tomorrow for another installment of Wear and Share Wednesday featuring the mark. Love On The Lime Dress!