smitten with . neon

as a child of the eighties — my trademark look as a five year old was those black bicycle shorts with a neon green stripe down one leg and neon pink down the other (with coordinating mismatched socks no less) — this recent resurgence of neon is both a little bit awesome and a little bit frightening. as long as the shorts don’t come back into style though, i think we’re good. 😉

here are a few fun things i’ve found around the web lately.

1. blanket (via styled mag issue 5): so perfect for a spring picnic.
2. nightlight: lila would love this to keep bad dreams away.
3. printable wrapping paper: this makes me heart happy. and it’s free!
4. deer tote: just yes.
5. cushion: cozy and bright.
6. good times print: this makes me laugh. laughing is good.
7. books: add a little bit of fun to your to do lists.
8. nylon twine (via you are my fave): this is perfect with my packaging… yay!
9. animals: i think i need one of these in my life.

  • March 9, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    Nina - Please tell me that your five year old self also had on some snap bracelets or maybe a scrunchie? As a child of the 80’s I would have rock those too! This post made me smile 🙂ReplyCancel

    • March 9, 2012 - 12:47 pm

      andrea - to avoid further embarrassment, haha, i wasn’t going to go into too much detail… but yes, you got me 😉 it was usually the neon shorts, then one foot would have a pink sock under a green sock and then rolled down so the opposite colour was showing… and vice versa on the other foot. coordinating hair accessories were a must. and i’m fairly certain there were snap bracelets involved too. haha, talk about full disclosure.ReplyCancel

  • March 9, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Amanda - Hahahaha I HAD THOSE SHORTS!ReplyCancel

  • March 9, 2012 - 5:42 pm

    Michelle - Old Navy has some cute neon coloured tights (orange & pink/white stripes). I thought they were cute for my 2 year old!ReplyCancel

  • March 9, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Christine - hehe, that ‘good times’ print makes me giggle. I totally rocked the mismatched neon socks! And remember those neon shirt clips to cinch your shirt to the side? awesome.ReplyCancel

    • March 9, 2012 - 7:41 pm

      andrea - haha, oh man i had forgotten those. so awesome.ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Shabana - omg I love the animals!!! they would make a kick-ass addition to my collection of these:

  • March 12, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    get dressed . neon for girls | adventures in pinksugarland - […] for kids has come a long way since the aforementioned striped shorts… 1. jeans . 2. windbreaker . 3. dress . 4. satchel . 5. boardshorts . 6. tee […]ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    Cheryl T - Good thing you fessed up to the coordinating hair accessories, otherwise I was going to have to let the cat out od the bag : ) I’m thinking I could probably find pics to prove it too, so you better be nice to me : )ReplyCancel

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