Bright on a Budget

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wardrobe Re-Wear: Neon Flamingo Shorts

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I think the evidenced has been firmly established that I love bold neon pieces, but just in case it hasn't, let me submit another post into the record.

For me, summertime is all about bright colors. Neon pieces are especially eye-catching, and they work really well to color-block with neutrals.  I first styled these neon flamingo colored shorts last week, which you can see here. This time around, I paired them with a gorgeous black tank that I won as part of the giveaway from A Dip of Darling.

While I've been really digging sunglasses in fun shapes and colors here lately, I slipped on these classic black shades that I won in a giveaway from my eye doctor's office week before last.  They keep my look more classy.  And the earrings and necklace from my latest Rocksbox provide the perfect splash of color to the top of my outfit.  They are both Kendra Scott pieces in Teal Magnesite. Finally, I tossed on my Purple Peridot bracelet stack and grabbed my black straw clutch from Vera Bradley.  Straw bags are really in this year--I also styled one here.

I kept the shoes simple with a pair of black sandals that are very affordable dupes for a designer brand.  This outfit would also look great with a pair of black wedges.

Top: A Dip of Darling--comes in a variety of colors and you can save
10% w/ code bright10
Shorts: J. Crew Factory
Earrings + Necklace: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox--get 1st month
Bracelet set:  Purple Peridot
Sunglasses: Elle brand from Stratton Eyes
Handbag: Vera Bradley
Sandals: Shoe Show--designer dupes

Also, the location of this outfit shoot just so happens to be the place I got married almost seven years ago! Chauncey and I will celebrate our anniversary on June 13.  And speaking of weddings, be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out our latest How I Style It blog hop--we're doing looks for wedding guests.

Have you jumped in on the neon-trend for summer?  If so, how are you wearing it?  And you can check out other Wardrobe Re-Wear posts here.

Friday, May 27, 2016

High Five for Friday 05.27.16: Ice Cream Date + The Blog Societies

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week we're doing something a little different--our very own Katie is our featured blogger today to celebrate the birth of her son William!!! We're so excited to welcome the newest little member of our H54F family:)  Congrats, Katie!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rocksbox Revamped

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Rocksbox.  All opinions are my own, of course!

Rocksbox recently underwent a makeover.  Their website got an overall, as did their boxes.  How cute is the navy and blush together?!  I also like that the website has a fresh feel to it. I've shared about Rocksbox before (here and here), but I wanted to share my current box with you, along with what's on my Rocksbox wishlist.  If you're unfamiliar with Rocksbox, click here for my rundown on their service.  To try it out yourself, you can use code BRIGHTONABUDETXOXO at checkout to get one month free!