I love wearing bright colors all year round and especially in Summer when my environment can be just as bright as I am. This year’s summer display in City Center, DC is so vibrant and fun! Palmer Alley has been draped with tinted material so when the sun shines, it’s reflected onto the ground. CCDC in Color is much different than the beach ball displays of the past and is the perfect place to show off my take on the neon trend that is so popular this summer.
I paired my go-to hot pink heels with a Lilly Pulitzer shift and a yellow jean jacket. I have mixed feelings on thee color yellow, but was sold on the hue of this jacket, especially after I saw the ruffles! I found it in TJ Maxx for 80% off the normal price. It’s originally by Talbots, so I know it will last forever. I also added my favorite heart/cat eye sunglasses to complete the look! Shop the entire outfit here. Before assembling this outfit, I didn’t think I had anything “neon” and didn’t want to change my style to fit a trend. But, by combining pieces I already had in a different way, I created my own, slightly preppier take on the trend. While it was in the high 90s this day, I’m glad I wore this jacket to protect my shoulders from the sun. I’d rather be a little more hot in the moment than burnt later! Adding a jacket to a spaghetti strapped dress like this one also makes it appropriate for work. I’ve worn this repeatedly to teach, it’s so cute and comfy! While we were shooting this outfit, a woman offered to take a photo of my mom and I together. It’s gems like these that make me still take people up on it. Usually when people take photos of us they turn out horribly, but this one is absolutely perfect! We were both looking bright and summery, coordinating with the background. I love this shot so much that I already printed and framed it on my wall! And no, half of her hair is not blue, it’s just the reflection.