Pop of Neon

2 May

I’ve always thought of pencil skirts as a piece of clothing that takes itself way too seriously. To me, they were boring, restrictive, and simply not cute. I filed them away in my “I’m never going to wear this in my life” category, and focused on buying the clothes that I was interested in. That fantasy came to a screeching halt when I graduated college and realized that I was now in the real world. In the real world, people have jobs and have to wear business attire (e.g. pencil skirts). Much to my delight, J.Crew has an amazing assortment of pencil skirts. This was quite the revelation for someone who had convinced herself that pencil skirts only came in black.

J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt Purple, Gianni Bini White Neon Blouse

After entering pencil skirt heaven (J.Crew), I now realize that the styling possibilities are endless. These colorful, textural skirts can be worn to the office and beyond. I love the way the neon and purple complemented each other, creating a fun yet work-appropriate outfit!

J.Crew No. 2 Purple Pencil Skirt, Gianni Bini White Neon Green Blouse

Gianni Bini White Neon Green Blouse

Gianni Bini White Neon Green Blouse, J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt Purple

Gianni Bini White Blouse with Neon Stripe

Top: Gianni Bini (loving this short-sleeve version!) | Skirt: J.Crew (factory version on major sale) | Shoes: BCBG (similar) | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Ring: J.Crew (similar)

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46 Responses to “Pop of Neon”

  1. alovelysideproject May 2, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    The skirt looks awesome! Love the contrasting neon!

  2. nickelcitypretty May 2, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Love the color combo!

  3. FreeUrCloset May 2, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Yes, J Crew is a total pencil skirt heaven lol. Love your whole ensemble. Those colors go truly pop. Such a fun look.

    XOXO Nensi

  4. lycly May 2, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    This color combo is just fabulous!! You look so chic and perfect for any office environment (or drinks afterwards!)

    • Baubles to Bubbles May 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      Thank you, Christy! It’s a great transitional outfit from work to after work festivities!

  5. lalovesblog May 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Perfect work outfit! Love it!

  6. carascliche May 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    This skirt is anything but boring, I love the vibrant colors!

    • Baubles to Bubbles May 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Thanks, Cara! I used to be so sheltered when it came to pencil skirts!

  7. essentjewels May 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I like the hint of neon yellow, very nice!

  8. Lauren May 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Totally gorgeous! LOVE this look! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  9. Nikki May 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Pencil skirts do have the tendency to be boring, but there are so many great ways to style them that make them WAY less boring! I love them with a peplum top. Love your purple skirt. You look adorable!

    • Baubles to Bubbles May 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      Thank you! I totally agree with you. Peplum tops do look great with them, and there are so many ways to style them!

  10. Giovanna May 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Cute look! Loving that neon with the purple!


  11. LOLA May 3, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    Beautiful blog!!!!


  12. "They'llNeverKnow..." May 3, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    You were not kidding, that skirt is on MAJOR sale! Great find, might just have to add to my shopping list this weekend! – Rochelle


    • Baubles to Bubbles May 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

      The sale price is amazing! It’s almost exactly identical to mine at half the price, so I had to share!

  13. Kristin May 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Lovely!!! 🙂

  14. kli17 May 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Lovely! 🙂

  15. The Screen Siren May 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Would never think to pair those colors together but they look perfect- such a fun look!

    • Baubles to Bubbles May 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

      Thank you! Once I held them next to each other, I knew it would be a good combination!

  16. Rachel May 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    You look awesome, pencil skirts are infinitely flattering, love them ❤

  17. Veloria in Velvet May 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Purple and yellow are one of my favorite color combos! You look great 🙂

  18. naomianj15 May 14, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Pretty and elegant nice combo 🙂

  19. sonjadurand May 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    You know how to make a work outfit fun:-)

  20. ChicTrends May 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Loving the look! Especially the pop of neon.

    We think you’d be perfect for a fashion contest we’ve got going on, check it out if you’d like: http://chictrends.co.uk/june-chictrends-contest/ . Best, x

  21. lunaswwong June 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    The color are cute! Love the not boring pencil skirt!


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