Wardrobe Re-Wear : Neon Lace Tank

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Can you believe it’s already September?!  I sure can’t, and neither can my closet.  I’ve really gotten hooked on neons lately, and snapped a lot up during the end of season sales.  Following my previous recommendation for how to transition brights and sleeveless shirts to fall, I put together the outfits below.

OUTFIT 1 : Late Summer Nights

I love this neon lace tank I picked up from Maurices–it’s bright, with a dainty touch, and versatile.  Here I paired it with my new skinnies cuffed at the ankle and bright accessories.

While these shoes are no longer available online, I saw them on the clearance rack at my local Target this week!
Necklaces: Lock, Tiffany & Company; Living Locket, Origami Owl.
Purse: Coach Factory (gift to myself).
Watch: Coach (gift from hubby).
Bracelet: Style This Life on Etsy, $9.

OUTFIT 1 : Early Fall Days

After my post about how to transition brights to fall, I was inspired to pair the tank with a black cardigan and black accessories.  I pulled in the orchid pencil skirt to make sure there was enough color in the outfit to balance the black.
Cardigan: Aerie, old (similar, $13.98 at Target)
Tank: Maurices, less than $7 (similar, $8.99; and similar , $8.80, both at Forever 21)
Skirt: Maurices, less than $10 (similar, $17.99 at JCP)
Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar, $29.99; and similar, $49.99 at Target)
Flats: Coach, $50 from Macy’s (similar, $16.99 at Target)
Bracelet: $6 from Style This Life on Etsy.
Necklace and earrings: Versona ($11 for necklace set and $6 for earrings)

Please excuse my wrinkles.  These outfits are actually worn most of the day before I take my pics:)  Real-world tested.

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  1. 9.4.14

    Great post! You are always so stylish. I need me some new fall clothes. Della@delladevoted.blogspot.com

  2. 9.4.14

    Such a pretty top! Love seeing it styled for casual wear and work wear!


  3. 9.4.14

    Cute look! I love the color of your skirt and bag!

  4. 9.4.14

    The top is so pretty! Especially love it with the purple skirt.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  5. 9.5.14

    Thanks, girl! Instead of buying some new fall clothes, why don't you let me come remix your closet and then recommend a couple of new pieces? 🙂

  6. 9.5.14

    Thanks, Jill! I almost didn't buy it–I don't know what I was thinking but I'm glad I came to my senses!

  7. 9.5.14

    Thanks, Becky! I think we've both been drawn to the orchid color lately.lol

  8. 9.5.14

    Thanks, Katie! I'm glad this is the Pantone color of the year, because I love it! I hated last year's color.

  9. 9.5.14
    Kat said:

    Super cute outfits, Tif! I loooooove that lace top!


  10. 9.5.14

    Kat, I'm totally in love with neons. I may need an intervention. Thanks!

  11. 9.7.14
    Claire said:

    Love all the colors! So chic!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire

  12. 9.7.14

    Love the use of colour in these looks!!

  13. 9.17.14

    Thanks, Claire! I love mixing bright colors!

  14. 9.17.14

    Thanks–they brighten up my day and make me happy when I wear them:)