Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fluorescent dress + Summer trends!!

I actually have a strangely long post for you guys, today! I recently moved and am very far away from my friend Michelle who always takes my photos, but my friend Minkie has been nice enough to let me and Josh borrow her camera so that we can take photos again, yay! Our old camera has a pretty hard time holding a charge, so I'm really thankfull for my friends who have helped me out so much recently!

Anyway, this is one of the first real "neon" or "flou" items I've ever owned. I really liked neon when I was younger and felt like being bright any annoying, but I feel like this trend is coming back with force and in a much better way, so I'm actually going to talk about trends at the end of this post, which is not something I often do, so I feel like it might as well be touched on!

(Dress is from Banggood, necklace is from RIRE Boutique, and shoes are from Deandri!)

Also, I want to give specially attention to my shoes in this post. They're fucking AWESOME. Deandri is basically one of my new favourite brands ever!!

Necklace by RIRE Boutique.

dress- Banggood
necklace- RIRE Boutique
shoes- Deandri

Now, on to the trends!

Neon Summer

This summer has been mostly about floral, monochrome and two-toned prints when it comes to fashion. However, this post is about neon colors and how this trend has been driving up over the roof this season.
Neon colors aren't only confined to your pink and orange colored lipsticks. They look just as chic and stylish when used in dresses, skinny jeans, heels, handbags and jewelry. Neons make bold statements about your character as well as make you appear more hip and daring.

Here are the top neon trends for summer 2013!


If you’re searching for a scrumptious look to steal the spotlight, a cute and short neon colored dress will do you justice The possible colors you can consider wearing are candy pink, fluorescent green, bright purple or delicious orange. The neon dresses currently available are sleeveless, with a tight bodice and a flowing frock structure.
If you’re looking for some cute baby doll neon colored dresses, Kate Spade coupon and promos from other brands can help you save while shopping. Fashionistas have spent ages obsessing over the standard little black dress, and neons are the little black dresses for the season. You can also wear them in evening to your next Gatsby ball.

Colored Tights or Skinny Jeans
If you think it would be mundane to wear neon colored dress, you can find stylish neon bottoms. These bottoms are available in the form of translucent leggings, tights and skinny jeans. Translucent leggings look stunning if paired with a plain white top, or something along the dull side like grey or in the light blue range.
The colors that celebrities have been wearing religiously include candy pink and bright orange. You can even go for opaque leggings and skinny jeans to make the look more solid and strong. If you’re really willing to take a risk, wear neon with a neon dress. Complementary colors are orange and blue or purple and green.

Chunky wedges are in this summer. What makes them look even better is a neon color base. It’s recommended that you go for any neon colored heels (preferably wedges) with skin colored leggings and a plain dress.
You can easily save on neon colored wedges through online coupon codes and other discounts that aren’t difficult to find on the web. This look will make you feel you popped right out of the 60s. Sometimes it’s good to revive a bit of the old style. If you’re tired of wearing heels and your feet hurt, take a break by wearing one neon color toned pumps. They look adorable as well.

The possible accessories you can pair with a look are endless. Form handbags, clutches to earring and necklaces; anything looks great. However, make sure you don’t over-do it. If your look is simple and you’re dressed in plain white, peach, tulle grey or powder blue, you can sport a large handbag along the tone of orange, pink and even yellow neon colors.
Yellow is quite a daring choice. Wear it only if you think you can manage to pull it off. If you want something simple and make a hint of fashion evident, it would be a good idea to wear tiny neon colored studded tops. You can also pair a plain white cotton shirt with a chunky necklace that has two different neon colors or even one.
Spend summer in style with neon colors all around you. Not only they’ll make you be the eye of wherever you’re at, but you’ll look stylish and ooze panache. 

I really hope you enjoyed this post, and as always, 

xoxo, ashlei


  1. Those shoes are definitely amazing! and I always have problems with finding a photographer too... I have the camera but I need an actual person haha. The dress is definitely amazing, love it! xx

  2. i lovveee youuu dress girlll!!!!! you lookin goooooo d<3

  3. Those shoes must take some practice to walk in!

    xo Jennifer


  4. You are... freaking awesome yourself! :) I think I saw this on LOOKBOOK long ago and thought this was a great outfit. Your usual lovely face and hair are as charming as this dress. While there aren't too many lace-up chic shoes I like, I do adore these here.


  5. Love the dress!

  6. I love tiny necklaces! I, too, don't like wearing a lot of jewelry especially around my neck because I feel like I'm being choked. I got some really cute necklaces, love the fluorescent dress for summer!

  7. Very bright and fun! LOVE that dress :) You look gorgeous as always!!!


  8. omg your look totally sweet and awesome in this dress! and I'm so desperately in need of a pair of deandri as well! Stunning <3

    check out my latest outfit post on blog! :)

  9. Wow I had to check out banggood because I love the neon dress you are rocking in this post, and holy S. Their stuff is SO cheap compared to chicwish and they even sell some of the same items. Wtf. Kinda makes you wonder what chicwish is paying for wholesale...lol. The markup is insane!

  10. So I ordered this same neon dress, Ashley, and mine arrived all fucked up. They put the seam down the front!! wtf.... also they didn't finish the raw edges. I messaged their customer service w/ photos and my complaint and I never heard back from them. The dress is wear-able but it's so shoddy...I just really hate the seam going down the front. ;____; oh well. $15 so I guess it could have been worse.