A Pop of Neon

Neon Skirt - Forever 21 / iPhone 5 Case - CaseCrown / Satchel - Nine West / Nail Polish - Drugstore Brand / Shirt - Old Navy / Flats - Zara

Neon Skirt – Forever 21 / iPhone 5 Case – CaseCrown / Satchel – Nine West / Nail Polish – Drugstore Brand / Shirt – Old Navy / Flats – Zara

Spring has officially sprung! Out here in Northern California, our temperatures have begun to rise, and with that, we are changing our wardrobes to reflect the sunny weather. This spring season, a trendy, fun way to showcase the transition from rain to sun is through brights, and I mean neon brights. I bet you never guessed one of your favorite fashion trends would come from the 1980s?

Pick one of these neon pieces to wear with a spring or summer outfit to make it POP!

Pick one of these neon pieces to wear with a spring or summer outfit to make it POP!

In order to not go totally overboard, I suggest only showcasing a “pop” of neon. Personally, I take my transition from winter to spring very gradually. I usually start off with something subtle, like my nail polish. I switch my oxblood or navy blue polish for a coral or egg shell blue. I guess I can’t let go of my comfy sweaters, riding boots, anoraks and infinity scarves.

With all the above clothing and accessories, they have the right amount of POW but not so much as to overwhelm and blind fellow citizens. But it’s not just the department stores that are picking up on the neon trend. Neon has been showcased on the runways in both the Spring 2012 and 2013 shows.

Below is a sample of our favorite designer pieces from the shop that showcase the neon trend.

Hale Bob Blooming Bouquet Silk Tunic Top

Hale Bob Blooming Bouquet Silk Tunic Top

Nanette Lepore Jacy Skirt

Nanette Lepore Jacy Skirt

Nanette Lepore Pep Rally Lace Dress

Nanette Lepore Pep Rally Lace Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Victor Print Lily Jacket

Diane von Furstenberg Victor Print Lily Jacket

Diane von Furstenberg Carpreena Sorbet Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Carpreena Sorbet Dress

What are your favorites? Will you be wearing neon this season?

xoxo, Courtney

Our First Polyvore Contest: The Winners

For the past week we held our first contest on Polyvore, giving users the opportunity to create sets with items featured in our shop, and in return the chance to win store credits to our site NewChicBoutique.com ranging from $50- $100! We had a generous out pour of beautiful sets so making a decision was quite difficult.

So meet our winners! And don’t forget to follow us on Polyvore, Facebook and Twitter for announcements of our contests so you can get in on the action and win some great prizes!

1st Place:

1st

barbarela11 wins a $100 store credit to NewChicBoutique.com!

Shop the Look: Blazer – Dolce & Gabbana / Top – Nanette Lepore / Skirt – Nanette Lepore

2nd Place:

gustosamente wins a $75 store credit to NewChicBoutique.com!

gustosamente wins a $75 store credit to NewChicBoutique.com!

Shop the Look: Blazer – Dolce & Gabbana / Dress – Alberto Makali / Handbag – Isabella Fiore

3rd Place:

roxy75 wins a $50 store credit to NewChicBoutique.com!

roxy75 wins a $50 store credit to NewChicBoutique.com!

Shop the Look: Blazer – alice+olivia / Dress – Free People

Congratulations to our winners!

xoxo, Courtney

The $91,500 T-Shirt

The $91,500 crocodile Hermes shirt - Spring/Summer 2013

The $91,500 crocodile Hermes shirt – Spring/Summer 2013

Hermes has been making headlines recently for the launch of a Crocodile t-shirt, for men. The shirt was shown as a part of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. As high-end designer fashion goes, women don’t shy away from spending a pretty penny on items like leather jackets, dresses, and handbags. Let us not forget the same brand bares the famous Birkin bag that starts at a mere $10,000 a pop. But this reptilian t-shirt is for men. I don’t know about you ladies, but the most expensive t-shirt in my boyfriend’s closet is a cool $25.

There’s no doubt that the $91,500 price tag is ludicrous. In some states, that’s the price of a house. In all states that’s nicer than most cars on the road. But even in a business where creativity is encouraged and admired, one has to take a step back and realize when they have gone too far. But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe crocodile t-shirts are in for men, and they want to spend their 2-years’ salary on a shirt. On second thought, maybe not.

xoxo, Courtney