Color Burst

Do the spring doldrums have you down? One minute it is sunny, the next there is an inexplicable hail storm. Flowers are slowly creeping up among still-decaying mounds of brown snow. The hell? Listen, Spring, you were exactly what we needed at the tail-end of a grey and snowy winter, but now it might be time for you to pack up your subdued hues and get lost, because we are in desperate need of some color. We need some bright and bold, and we need it now. We need a reason to wear sunglasses and neon, tank tops and pink nails. We need summer to officially start so we can break out all of these fabulously cheerful duds we’ve been DYING to wear. While we all impatiently wait for the temperatures to crawl up, beaches to open, and windows to roll down, check out some truly colorful finds that will leave you begging Summer to hurry up and start, already!

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 23 Apr, 2013 by Rene

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  • Rhyme Los Angeles Ruano Kaleidoscope Print Shift


    Show off your toned, bronzed summer gams in this fabulously psychedelic print shift dress. Just add some brightly colored pumps or flats, some plain hoop earrings, and you’ll be the center of attention.

    $79 at Piperlime | Buy

    | Posted 02 Jul, 2013 by Janet
  • Metal Plate Stretch Belt


    If you’ve been doing tons of ab workouts all winter and spring long, why not show off your efforts by cinching your favorite tops and frocks with this bright belt? Available with orange, green, black, or camel-colored webbing and accented with a gold metal plate buckle, it’s a great pop of color and shine around your newly whittled waistline.

    $11 at gojane | Buy

    | Posted 04 Jun, 2013 by Janet
  • Blooming Pop Garden Pencil Skirt


    Basic, one-color skirts are soooo boring compared to this blossom-bedazzled skirt. Made from 100% cotton for comfort all summer long, the classic pencil skirt silhouette really lets the vibrant poppy pattern do the talking.

    $36 at Conversation Pieces | Buy

    | Posted 28 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Banded Totem Shift


    Stripes and color and pattern, all in one little dress? We don’t know how, but it works in this charmingly offbeat and cheerful shift.

    $178 at Anthropologie | Buy

    | Posted 24 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Leather Foldover Clutch


    A dash of neon is sometimes all you need. Liven up your all-black night-out ensemble with a leather clutch that pays homeage to a highlighter marker.

    $40 at Gap | Buy

    | Posted 23 May, 2013 by Rene
  • 13 China Glaze Nail Applications in Shake Your Tail Feathers


    Nail art lovers who can’t paint their way out of a paper bag (that would be us) will love these fun nail stickers. Vibrant turquoise, teal, and blue peacock feather-emblazoned appliques are easy to fit onto any size nail bed, and will last for days without any chipping or breakage. Be sure to check out the other print options, like pink leopard print, cherry blossoms, and more.

    $5 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Monogrammed Enamel Cuff


    A chunky cuff is always a good idea, and we love this super-shiny enamel one from Wimberly. A big, fat, block-y monogram takes things to a new level of preppy-chic, and you can mix-and-match your own color combos to create a signature look all your own.

    $54 at Wimberly Inc. | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Watersnake Chain Sandal


    Those resin chains are beyond glam on their own, but then you add the watersnake leather straps, and then make it all an awesome shade of coral, and BOOM. Your favorite summer sandal has arrived.

    $128 at C. Wonder | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Aqua Crystal Tear Drop Necklace


    Bling it up (in a classy way) with this aqua crystal bib necklace. Graduating sizes of brilliant and marquis-cut stones create a dramatic pop of color that’s perfect for special occasion outfits, or just adding a little sparkle to a gray Monday morning at work.

    $68 at Required Flare | Buy

    | Posted 10 May, 2013 by Janet
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors MK Plate Jelly Sandals


    Remember the glittery jelly sandals you wore as a kid? They’re back, and re-imagined for the adult crowd. These sleek jelly thong sandals feature a metal logo medallion accent across the top of the foot, and a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort. Also available in pink or yellow.

    $49 at Shoes.Com | Buy

    | Posted 09 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Dior Birds of Paradise Nail Lacquer Duo


    Even if you can’t do nail art (neither can we), you can still have an impressive peacock feather-inspired manicure with this gorgeous polish set. The blue-green duochrome is perfectly paired with the cool turquoise green creme polish on alternating nails, or one shade on fingernails and one on toenails, or using the two together for a French manicure… the possibilities are endless, and all gorgeous.

    $29 at Sephora | Buy

    | Posted 06 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Hair Color Chalk


    Loving those multicolored French braids that are all over Pinterest, but taking the plunge and putting permanent or even semipermanent neon highlights in your hair is too much for you? Hair chalk to the rescue! Available in a rainbow of delicious tints, you just rub it into your locks, style as desired, then wash it out later - it’s specially formulated not to stain your hair so you won’t be left with a faint pink or green tinge for weeks afterwards.

    $16 at | Buy

    | Posted 01 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Gap Market Printed T


    Zhuzh up the everyday basic tee with this neon pink neo-gingham printed number. The easy fit, banded cuffs, patch pocket, and scoop neckline are comfy, breezy, and just tailored enough to take it from sloppy to slouchy chic.

    $25 at Gap | Buy

    | Posted 01 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Square Straw Clutch


    Feeling a little yellow? Or, maybe, a little red? Go both ways in one perfectly square clutch. The snap-top ensures your essentials stay put and the warm, merging colors are summer-ready.

    $99 at Lucky Brand Jeans | Buy

    | Posted 01 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Ace&Jig Duo Rackerback Tank


    Perhaps the most understated nod to neon we’ve seen this year, Ace&Jig’s breezy tank is a summer must-have. Easy to layer and wear, this billowy racer-back will keep you cool with just enough pop of fluorescent pink to make you look cool.

    $123 at Madewell | Buy

    | Posted 01 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Joe Fresh Slim-Fit Sateen Pants


    Keep things simple up top and rock a pair of BAM pants for major visual impact. Joe Fresh’s adorably chic line for JC Penney features a bevvy of graphic trousers, but we especially love the summer hues and Spanish flair of this slim-fit pair.

    $29 at JC Penney | Buy

    | Posted 25 Apr, 2013 by Rene
  • Lychee Grove Maya Playa Long Skirt


    The comfort of your favorite jersey PJ pants gets styled up in this boldly striped skirt. Beachy hues of pink, yellow, turquoise and blue are offset by graphic black and white, resulting in a piece that will go with half the summer tank tops in your closet.

    $42 at Lychee Grove | Buy

    | Posted 23 Apr, 2013 by Janet
  • Colorblock Canvas Tote Bag


    This brightly color-blocked tote will definitely not get lost in the sand at the beach. And, because it is made of canvas and neoprene, this bag will keep your gear dry while you splash the day away.

    $68 at Echo Design | Buy

    | Posted 23 Apr, 2013 by Rene
  • Free People Capri Sandals


    Sure, these suede and leather sandals come in four colors, including basic taupe, camel, and black, but why wouldn’t you want them in joyful fuchsia? With chunky ankle straps secured with a silver buckle and a comfy flat sole, they’re the perfect summer sandal.

    $68 at Free People | Buy

    | Posted 22 Apr, 2013 by Janet