I carry a little man around on my back. I am responsible for both providing food and wiping butts at regular intervals. I am - heavily - relied on by two tiny people who yammer at me all day. "Mum! Mum! Mum! Mumumumum!!!" until I hear myself echoing the empty threat of my mother: "No more 'MUM'! I'm going to change my name!"
They give me the same strange look that I used to give her. For all of these reasons (and more...so much more)...I am, officially, grown up.
Here's how this grown-up (who also happens to be ever-so-slightly color adverse) wears neon:
Neon + Navy
Neon is so expected with black...which is why I think navy is a fresher choice. Even when the navy comes in the form of my, uh, much-loved, ratty turtleneck sweater.
I know someone is starting a petition to rid this blog of that sweater. Don't bother. IT. WILL. BE. BACK.
Neon + Creamy Neutrals
Got something cream? Off-white or blushy? Nude? Even a pair of old khaki pants? Yup. These all pair perfectly with neon. It's like they tone the neon down to a manageable glare. A dull roar of color, if you will, much like my children's "inside voices".
Long time readers may remember we covered something like this two (yes, two!!) years ago. We blatently copied some fashion week glamazon who wore neon with khaki, army green, and leopard print. I think that my have been my subconscious inspiration for the cream + neon pairing.
The neon + navy pairing? My inspiration came from Raines' windbreaker.
Digging for shells with Nana. You should've seen what we dug up. Jack. Pot.
But tell me...is anyone else falling deeply in love with neon? I might actually dive in and do more than just flats. This top would make khakis so freaking cool...or I'd tuck a cream-colored tee into lightwash denim and finish with this belt. And don't even get me started on the gorgeousness that is this scarf. It's a little pricy, but is handmade in Ethopia by actual people paid fair wages.