Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A striped dress and the world's most neon jumper...

Gloomy days call for bright clothes and they don't get much brighter than this jumper! Another Monki bargain, it cost a mere £8 in their sale and it is the perfect 'inbetweeny' jumper, warm enough to keep you warm but not so thick that you boil to death (anyone else who thinks that their work has put on the central heating far too early?!) Before it arrived, I didn't realise  just how bright it was but this is one very loud, very neon jumper! Despite worrying that it might be a bit *much*, every time I have worn it, I have had so many compliments from pretty much everyone who has seen me in it. If you are feeling grey, this neon cherry red Trudy jumper is a mood-booster in knitted form...  Although I like bright colours, I never think of myself as liking neon clothes (too many uni flashbacks) but this was way more wearable than I expected . Because the colour is enough of a statement on its own, I opted for my favourite stripey dress and plain shoes to (try) and tone it down a bit. 

Dress: Isabella Oliver (clothes swap), jumper: Monki, necklace: New Look, shoes: Office
I never used to like layering jumpers up with dresses but recently it has been my go-to when I'm not sure what to wear- all the fun of a skirt without having to find a top that matches! You all know how much I love Max Factor lipsticks and it seems I'm not the only one! This perfectly pinky coral is the 'Bewitching Coral' shade and the lovely Amy is also a fan (although it looks like a completely different colour on her!) Being matchy- matchy may not be cool but if this is wrong, I don't wanna be right! 


This necklace was such a bargain and is one of the hardest working pieces of jewellery that I own. You can imagine my horror then when I couldn't find it to wear with this outfit! Luckily Mark saved the day and stopped me having a meltdown at 6.00 am which I am grateful for. A temper tantrum definitely starts your day on a bad note!


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12 comments

daisychain said...

I have a fab neon jumper from Matalan but need this one in my life! x

Natasha said...

This is actually very pretty and I think you made it so wearable as you paired it with lots of great pieces. I really like the stripes with the neon. I only often wear neon accessories now unless we're heading out for a rave at university! :P - Tasha xxx

Leanne Cornelius said...

Love the colour of this jumper. I'd never think of picking up this colour jumper but you have tempted me.
I love jumpers and dresses too.
No worries here with my work putting the heating on, they don't do that unless they absolutely have to haha! x

Leanne - A Slice of My Life

Amy said...


I totally hate neon but it does really suit you. Still can't see me doing it anytime soon though, haha!

▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

Sarah said...

Gorgeous colour on you again!
x

The Style Rawr said...

Yum, you've somehow made it more subtle and it looks lovely on you! what a bargain.

Tara xo

duck in a dress said...

I love the colour of the the jumper - really bright and cheerful! And it looks really good on you!

I know what you mean about the heating at work; all our students arrived back yesterday to the uni where I work so naturally the estates team thought the heating should go on - regardless of how hot or cold the weather actually is! x

Sherin said...

OMG - that jumper is insane! I love it so much. I have to buy it. I love the bright colour - it'd be perfect once the days get darker.

Also - I'm wearing neon on the blog today too - great minds eh?

Sian Judd said...

Oh this is such a beautiful colour! It looks amazing on you, I can see why you've had so many compliments!

I love adding a splash of colour to a really "dull" (that's the wrong word but you know what I mean) outfit, it just finishes it off perfectly.

I love love love this outfit and I honestly can't get over that gorgeous colour jumper!! BARGAIN!!!

lots of love, Sian xxx

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Loving neon on you, and it looks awesome with the stripes and white. Looking like a total babe, as ever.

Sophie said...

i always love a bit of neon for the autumn. Brightens up the darkening nights!
Sophie
x

Harriet said...

I love the colour of your jumper! Neon and grey together are such a great combination too.

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