I picked up this neat top in Vancouver this past spring but it hadn’t made it onto my blog until now. I like the mesh and color blocking and the 80s vibe I get from it. I also like that it’s from a store we don’t have in the USA so the chances of someone else wearing the same top is slim to nil.
It’s a great piece for Visible Monday–check out all the other posts at Not Dead Yet!
Pants: The Gap
Bag: Sue Huston
Shoes: Kelly & Katie
Since it has an 80s feel, I paired the top with my neon yellow boyfriend jeans. But that wasn’t enough. I added a bright pink purse too. I love pops of color and even though black is classic and elegant, it’s hard for me to leave the house without a bit of bright.
This works best with a strapless bra because of the sheer shoulders. However, I think a colorful, intentionally visible bra strap might work. I’m still of the mindset that bras shouldn’t show. That’s why I have strapless, racerback, and other types of bras to choose from. However, the bra as fashion statement is popular. I’m okay with that unless it looks sloppy. I like a clean-looking tank top, for example, without straps hanging out. Is that old-fashioned?
Speaking of bras, I’ve heard that up to 80% of women are wearing the wrong size. I recently went to Nordstrom for a professional fitting, expecting to be one of the 20%. In fact, I was convinced the clerk would congratulate me on my ability to correctly fit myself. Boy was I wrong! I was not wearing the right size bra. She helped me get into one that fit. And of course, I bought six. They feel great and wearing the right size really makes a difference in terms of comfort, posture, and the way my clothes look.
8 responses to “Neon with Black and White”
I like your look and the way the colors pop, but don’t clash. And I’ve kind of come around to thinking that bra straps showing is okay, but I used to hate it. With your outfit, a pink bra that matches your purse would be cool!
I just read about Coobie bras – have you heard of them?
See? I think a pink bra that matches my purse might work! I’ll have to get with the times 🙂
And I’ve never heard of Coobie bras–thanks for the info. They look comfy.
You look great! I got fitted at Nordstrom a few years ago and was totally surprised by my actual size. My bras now fit so much better and I feel so supported!
Yes, me too! My bras fit well now. Going to Nordstrom for a fitting was an uplifting experience 😉
Love your colorful plus black-and-white look, Jean! I am pretty old, and still have never done the bra fitting thing . . . maybe I should do it now or never : > Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.
Pretty old? Well, I wouldn’t have guessed! I can’t believe it took me this long to get fitted. It’s time well spent. I recommend it! Sooner than later, Patti 😉
I love how you add pops of colour!
Thanks for the advice on proper bra size – now that I’m in Seattle, I’ll go to Nordstrom and find out my bra size. This could get costly if I need to replace all my bras!
Elegant tats and shirt to enhance them … really beautiful.