The Chartreuse Experiment

Tee- Loft sunwashed tee (on sale) | Sheer black shirt- Cheap Monday (old) | Pants- J.Crew pixie pant | Sunglasses- Elizabeth & James | Watch- Michael Kors | Jewelry- House of Harlow 1960 necklace, David Yurman bracelets, Michael Kors belt bangle, ASOS star ring | Bag- Alexander Wang | Lipstick- Revlon Kissable Lip Stain in “Darling”

I am not sure if one accessory can change your style of dressing for a few days (or weeks) but for this girl, it’s definitely happened. I am also not sure if that’s embarrassing, or just completely natural. Since I got this glorious bag, I find myself living on the edgier side (one, two). Of course, the necklace also adds to the drama. I have been wearing both absolutely non-stop and they’ve been the best purchases I’ve made all year!

I’m not one to wear much yellow or chartreuse, but I spotted this on the sale rack at Loft this weekend and thought it would be an easy way to try out chartreuse on a more day-to-day level. This soft, slub-knit tee will work just as well with a casual pair of bootcut jeans running errands on the weekend.

Photos by my ever-loving husband. Thanks HB!

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  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    Love how you edged up this sunny hue with the all black ensemble…you pull off edgy looks SO well! Love your star ring and that necklace! :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Thank you so much my dear!! xo KB

  • http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com Shelley, Still Blonde after all these YEARS

    Boots=Fab! So Leg Elongating. Also, that seer black top. I have just received a Cabi Chartreuse skirt and black jacket. You give me some ideas how to pull it off!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Excellent! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • http://livingchel.com Chelsa

    Love the Alex Wang bag! I just sold my Darcy hobo that is similar on ebay last week because it had water stains. The person who got it was very happy, but it drove me crazy that I spent $800+ on a bag with a stain :-/

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      oh sadness! nobody ever wants their $800+ bag to get water stains…any ideas on whether scotchgarding it would work?

      • http://livingchel.com Chelsa

        I don’t think you have to worry too much with the black leather. Mine was in the light tan color and I stained it the very second day I bought it :-/

  • http://www.thequeencitystyle.com Whitley Hamlin

    That picture of you walking is bad to the bone!! Love the pop of bright with your blonde locks! The booties are pretty fab too! Whitley Adkins Hamlin

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Now I have “bad to the bone” stuck in my head, Whitley! xo

      • http://www.thequeencitystyle.com Whitley Hamlin

        haha, that is funny! Can’t wait til your next link-up!!?

  • http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

    You’re truly rocking it in edgier styles & colors Kristina!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Thanks so much! I feel like a style deviant..it’s so far from my usual style but I quite like it!

  • http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/ amy

    Love this, I totally think you rock the “rock” look well! So chic!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Thank you so much Amy!

  • http://TheStyleChronicles Ericka

    You look AWESOME!! Edgy!! XX ~ E

  • http://shinyinlove.com Larkin

    I too have a difficult time with yellow. I love the color but my skin tone doesn’t. I think you did a great job with the making it not only work but look fantastic!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      I agree yellow can be difficult – and this color of chartreuse even more so. To keep it from washing me out I did put the sheer layer over the top which helped a little – something I’d recommend trying if you’re ever in the mood! :) Thank you so much!

  • Laurin

    Hi there : )
    I am a small town girl with a big city sense of style. I love heels and a classic look with a little pizzazz but I have the constant problem of finding a place to wear anything nice. Any advice?

    p.s love your blog!! Your beauty reviews have changed my make up bag : )

  • http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/ Jessica

    Love the edgy-ness of this outfit! The shoes are killer and I love the bag. The yellow looks great!
    ~Jessica

  • http://www.themollybuckley.com molly

    love this!!! and i love your phone case – where is it from?!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      It’s by De Bari ?? in my local mall at one of those kiosks. :)

  • http://www.horsesandheels.com Raquel

    It’s like day time rocker meets a little glow of sunshine ; ) Plus I love your iPhone case too, it matches perfectly.

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com Rachel

    Such a great look! I love edgy and now I want to wear my black skinnies! Haven’t touched them all summer, been to darn hot… ready to wear them again! Love your necklace and bag too!

  • http://www.dreamingincashmere.com Amy

    Good idea to kind of mask the chartreuse. Not many people can pull that color off. Love how you styled this look:)
    -amy

  • http://CaitlinsCloset08.blogspot.com Caitlin

    Love the color combo with the mixed metallics!! Very chic!! :)

  • http://www.onceuponaproduct.com Lori

    Still flipping out over that gorgeous bag – LOVE!

  • http://collegiatechic.com diana pearl

    those pants are perfect for every sort of outfit. the pop of yellow and the gold on the bag is the perfect touch! xx

  • David

    Thanks for posting! I think I’ve finally found just the bag to get my gf for her bday. I wasn’t able to get the same bag though, but the Prisma Tote in black was on sale at the Zendeals Facebook page thankfully :)

  • http://www.girlbythelake.com Megan

    Kristina, you look GREAT in this post! I love everything about your outfit, not to mention the wavy hair. I need to start letting my hair do the wave again…thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com Jennifer Goh

    I love the bag with the outfit! How’s the bag? I’ve been eyeing it online for a while… is it quite heavy with the studs? Does it hold its shape? Plethora of questions – hope you don’t mind!

    Do feel free to check out my blog too at http://www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com

    XO JENN

  • http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com Morgan (Style Oyster}

    I absolutely LOVE that bag! It’s awesome! I totally believe one accessory or clothing item can change your style…or at least help to evolve it into something greater. That is what style is all about right? Continuously discovering what suits you, taking risks and constantly evolving and improving. I think this look you put together is fabulous. I love your blog and I hope you’ll check mine out and follow back. xoxo

  • http://www.pandaphilia.com Angie

    that’s a really smart way to include neon into your outfit without looking crazy at work :) i’m learning slowly from your mastery – brand new med1 student and taken aback by how often we have to dress in professional wear. thanks for being an inspiration!

  • http://orimono.se/blog.php Kara

    You look great!! Lovely outfit!

  • http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/ Chelsea

    I think you look great! Love the bold yellow and your bag is fantastic!

    I also wanted to thank you for your The Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging Series, i used ti to start my blog and the part where you describe how to take photos was perfect and just what i needed. Thank you again!