Monday, July 6, 2009

Neon



I know this is a little bit kid-ish, but I still pick out my birthday outfits (not be confused with birthday suit- why aren't we allowed to pick those?). So this year I wore my new neon (sear- your-retinas neon) crop top from American Apparel and a black zip-up dress from H&M. I'm a big fan of the comfort of crop tops, but I'm not much for showing my belly to the world. I think it has something to do with exposing a belly-button which feels a little too Britney circa what? 2002? That said, I know things like neon and crop tops (regardless of how they are worn) are big no-nos on most people's wardrobe list. Would you wear either?

ps- Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Even if you weren't stateside for fireworks, I hope you were swamped with massive quantities of delicious food. Good times, noodle salad.

LL

31 comments:

camerafilmroll said...

I love this outfit! I still pick out my birthday outfits too, heh.

miss a. said...

i recently wore a crop top and found the best way to skirt around the belly issue is a high waisted skirt. i think the belly button showing is where it becomes trashy.

Maeko said...

This is fantastic! I agree with you on crop tops and neon, but this outfit is perfectly statement making. So bravo!

I've been out of the blogging loop for a minute (1 month) so it's good to welcome myself back to the blogosphere with this post!

Thanks!
--MK <3's AC!

Sal said...

I'd wear BOTH! And love how you've styled this birthday ensemble, lady.

Fashion Therapist said...

I totally pick out outfits for my birthdays too. In fact - it's a tradition for me to always buy a new outfit. ;)

indigotangerine said...

i love neon, though it is often hard to find a flattering shade. this is the perfect solution for a crop top sans belly button
-indigo

Fell4fashion said...

Great pic! I don't know if I can pull off neon or crop tops, but you do it well!! :)

Sher said...

Nice outfit! I always had a thing for crop tops but too shy to ever try it :P

DM said...

OMG! I finally made AsianCajuns! Why is no one commenting on my daring blue polo and khaki shorts?!

Happy Birthday ladies...you crack me up!

~ Faith said...

Very nice, i agree, this definitely takes the crop top away from trashy.

~Faith

Katy at A Life Fulfilled: Atlanta said...

I love the neon — and those are killer heels. I fully support your crop top paired with the black dress. Awesome.

And did you at Taqueria? Mmmmmm! Can't deny that Memphis taco.

stylewithbenefits said...

You look fab Lauren! Love the hot pink.. it's perfect for summer! Um, Mel and I totally pick out our birthday outfits still. :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

xo, Becs

lisa said...

You look great! I never say never when it comes to trends nowadays, since whenever I say I'll never wear something I end up eating my words.

Hanako66 said...

You look amazing!

I no longer show my tummy, but if you want to (and have the figure for it, which you do), I say go for it!

Lily G. said...

Love it! Love the shoes and the neon shirt. Neon is so in now!

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Savvy Mode SG said...

cute, what a shocking pop of lovely pink. i likey!

Lily Kae said...

Oh I like this outfit a lot. It would be ugly on me I think but with you it's gorgeous!! Maybe I'll try one day!

Shin said...

I was just wearing the same shade of pink yesterday! I think that crop tops and neon can look on the right body types and the way it is worn. But it's not for everyone. Those shoes look great with that outfit! xxoxoxoxoxo

Ike said...

i still pick out my birthday outfits too! I don't think you're ever too old to stop! as for neon and crop tops; i like them both. i've never tried them together though...
what did cath wear?

Kayla said...

i was at work today and i said "good times, noodle salad". i really thought i was the ONLY person who ever quoted THAT line from the movie.

love your birthday outfit!

Ela said...

I love this shot, hair blowing in the wind really does make things extra lovely (please notice I said "extra"). I'm not big on trends, if it looks great wear it - and you wear it well :)
Totally agree, I wish I was allowed to pick my suit...

greenjeans said...

For some reason, I never tried a crop top...although I did rock a neon hypercolor shirt for a looong time.

Mrs.Zeus said...

Im accustomed to wearing dresses for my birthday and since I started dating my husby we celebrate our bdays for 2wks... pretty silly huh?

Love the neon on you! Im getting inspired... So BIG 26?

DiamondHurts said...

Happy Birthday!! i know it's too late, sorry :(
wish u all the greatest things in life darling :)

btw, i love the neon top, the way you wear doesn't look kid-ish for me tho :), it look so cool :), especially the pose haha, your hair on this pic remind me of some running scene on baywatch movie :P in a good way ok :D

perfect outfit! :D

hiking in stilettos said...

Bon anniversaire! Lar, you look great! Don't worry, I still pick out my birthday outfits as well... but like for at least a week :) haha

wreckedstellar said...

Love your birthday outfit! I actually have been getting a bunch of crop tops recently- some of which show my stomach and some don't really because while they say they're cropped, they're slighly big on me. I actually just bought neon pink/orange/green heels- I'll have to post when I receive them in the mail from shopbop- I'm all for neons when done right!

Also, I took a few classes for copywriting at this advertising workshop/(not really a school, but it's more hands-on as it's taught by actual art directors and copywriters and has actual semesters), but it's not for me, at least right now. I'm an Interactive Project Manager so I work with the studio designers and developers :)

Wanderlusting said...

LOVE that colour!!

LovelyTwoLips said...

You rocked the crop top with the high waist. I am currently looking for a zipper-dress myself, but I am planning on pairing it over at graphic tee.
Addicted to this blog :)

[Tara] said...

I have and will always love neon!!! You look amazing and i love the wind-blown picture!

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

Birthday outfits are always a must! American Apparel is awesome and the crop top is stellar. Also, lovin the hair toss :)

Nerdic.. said...

Love love love!!
Great outfit!
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