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You know the adage that if you were around for and can remember the first iteration of a trend, then you’re probably too old to partake in its next appearance?  I can’t help but feel that with neon.

I remember being about 10 years old, and we went to a family wedding in the States.  We visited Washington DC, and while I have a vague recollection of Lincoln Memorial, driving by the White House and the Washington monument, the thing that excited me more than ANYTHING was that I got a whole bunch of super bright neon clothing.

Political education?  Whatever!  I was all about the neon (for the record, I actually am not a complete political ignoramus and even served as a tour guide at Parliament Hill and I’m a total news junkie).  hehe

So that being said, you can imagine my wariness vis-à-vis the current neon trend.  I just can’t get behind even the smaller touches (like the ubiquitous j crew yellow shoes) because it’s SO not me.  So when I spotted this shirt on clearance at Mexx (bonus: 40% off reduced items in-store), with its subtle pops of chartreuse, I thought it would be the perfect gentle appearance of neon for me.  I also love all the colours in the shirt that I can pull from, so I think I’ll be able to wear this in a wide variety of ways.  And versatility makes me happy.

navy skirt neon print top black shoes

I don’t normally take too many photos of an outfit, because as I’ve mentioned quite a few times before, I’m REALLY not a model.  But I like the back of this shirt, so even though you can see my back fat (ugh…time for more workouts and less wine?), I’m sharing.  I like how the silk stops (with a nice button detail) and then it’s just plain gray.  Also, this clearly shows that it would have been prudent for me to iron my skirt.  Note to self for next time.

navy skirt, neon print top black shoes

Shirt – Mexx (Size 8, same – 40% off this price in stores), Skirt – Mexx (Size 12, similar), Belt – Dynamite (Size L, similar), Necklace – Tiffanys (same), Bracelet – Forever21 (same), Shoes – Vince Camuto (Size 8, similar).

Thanks for reading!  Are you trepidatious of neon?

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