Sunny with a Chance of Preppy

It was a sunny weekend! Sunny with a chance of preppy 😉 
I took that chance of preppy–not a style I do often, though I adore it. I just generally inch towards vintage-girly more so than the straight lines of preppy. 

Braided gold flats with a tiny wooden heel certainly feel preppy to me. Very nautical. 
I picked up these bright green bermuda shorts, thinking I could use them as a summer version of colored skinny jeans. Do you think colored shorts translate as well? 
The shirt is yellow gingham, but it’s hard to tell in the photos above.
I got SO many compliments on this sunny yellow nail polish. 
I’ve been wanting to try the yellow nail polish trend for a few summers now, but kept telling myself I had plenty of nail polish to use up first. But when a perfectly yellow bottle of Sally Hansen showed up in the clearance bin for $1, who was I to argue with my deep-seated inner yellow-nail-polish love? 

It lived up to my expectations and I just adore it for summer. It will definitely be a regular part of my summer nail polish rotation. 
Don’t worry, seafoam green…we’re still friends, too. In fact, I think you and sunny yellow will play nicely together, like this:
{found online…anyone know which blogger this is?}
Because aside from the fact that she’s wearing way too many accessories, those amazing polka-dot pants paired with yellow & sea foam green alternating nail polish are crazy-inspiring. 
Have a great week, my dears! You’re looking lovely this Monday morning!
xo
Natalie

Summer Looks: Nothin’ But Neon

Nothing says summer like neon brights. Whether you just pick some neon accessories (hair ties, sunnies, hat, watch, purse, or shoes), or go head-to-toe neon glow, you’re sure to get noticed in this trend! The neon lace peplum top would look so cute over the darker blue swimsuit top, then pair it with the hot pink board shorts and sunnies, and highlighter-yellow laceless tennies and a bright bag. If you swim laps, grab a hot pink swimsuit edged with orange, and layer on the neons when you’ve clocked your time. Be bold: do dayglow bright!

Nothin' But Neon!

Happy Colors

Back to rain. 

I think orange pants, a light pink lace top, and pink/orange accessories are called for, don’t you?

So I’m still smiling. You can’t get me down (yet) rain!

Necklaces. 
Pile on the brights while we wait for that sunshine again!
xo
All outfit items thrifted or gifted!

Bright Mother’s Day

All anyone had to say about this outfit was, “Bright!” They lost their ability to speak in complete sentences because apparently this outfit is so “Bright!” and distracting like a shiny object to a toddler. They would point, jaw down, “Bright!” And I am only slightly exaggerating 🙂 
I’m totally into yellow as of late…and it’s a color I never thought I could wear. The conclusion thus far is that as long as it is warm yellow–mustardy—then I can wear it. When my mom was here we did an experiment and all of my cool yellows looked significantly better on her skin tone, so off they went in her suitcase. 
What do you think about this in-between yellow? Is it quite right or quite wrong? 
Style Secrets
Citrine earrings: Borrow from a friend
Blouse: F. by Faconnable, thrifted
Skirt: Bloomingdales, thrifted
Bracelets: Walmart and J.Crew
Purse: Vintage
Flats: Old as the hills (?)

Have a great week!