Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Fab Forties: Lord Animal and Lady Neon

Neon Sweater Jeans and Animal Print Shoes {living outside the stacks}

The Fab Forties is a group of five style bloggers from around the globe who come together once a month to share their common love of fashion. Each month we choose a different theme and invite a guest blogger, who is also in her forties, to join us. The group’s goal is to take on a style trend and show how we each interpret and incorporate it into our lives. Six different ladies, six different styles, you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

The Theme

Our theme: Lord Neon and Lady Animal was selected by Sheela. Our guest co-host is Sam from Fake Fabulous. Scroll down to see Sam’s outfit. And don’t forget to visit my cohosts’ blogs…

I wasn’t sure about this theme. I mean, I haven’t worn neon since I was a teenager in Italy. And, back then, people use to tease me. But, I decided to give it the ol’ college junior high school try… This was my original outfit. The pictures below show my favorite version of theme…

My Outfit

Neon Sweater Jeans and Animal Print Shoes {living outside the stacks}

When I decided to wear this outfit, I wasn’t sure how I was going to accessorize. I mean, neon and animal print are kinda bold and don’t really need much more, but I decided to add my deep pink Nickel & Suede earrings. Sometimes, more is more is just right.

Neon Sweater Jeans and Animal Print Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I’m still trying to get the hang of the half tuck. I love the look, but I think I end up looking sloppy most of the time and I’m not comfortable tucking in all the way around. Do you have any tips on how to achieve the half tuck without looking like you forgot to finish dressing?

Neon Sweater Jeans and Animal Print Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Sweater & Jeans – Target | Shoes – Zulily

I’d just finished taking my pictures and it started to drizzle, then it started to pour. Not gonna lie though, I felt like I was bringing all the sun in this sweater.

Guest Co-host

Sam {Fake Fabulous}

Sam {fake fabulous}

Sam’s outfit is oh so chic. I just love the color combination. Sophisticated, no?

My Co-Hosts

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Jennie {a pocketful of polka dots}

Jennie is bringing all of the sass. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such cool hosiery before. I’m digging them. I wanna add a pair to my leg wear wardrobe.

Sheela {Sheela Writes}

Sheela {sheela writes}

I don’t know what I love more – Sheela’s glasses or her her zebra print pants. All kinds of fabulous.

Shelbee {Shelbee on the Edge}

Shelbee {shelbee on the edge}

Shelbee is the queen of mixing prints. The snake and leopard are perfect against the black backdrop. And the pop of neon is fun.

Suzy {Pixie Chick in Portugal}

Suzy {a pixie chick in a portugal}

Suzy’s fuzzy purse, y’all! I absolutely adore it. I like the casual elegance that it brings to her outfit. Cool and effortless chic.

To find out more about my co-hosts’ outfits, click on the blog name above the photograph.

Neon Sweater Jeans and Animal Print Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Do you have any neon pieces in your closet? If not, what’re you waiting for? It really is much more flexible than you’d think. If you need some inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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