Friday, September 4, 2009

Fooling Around

neon3-1.jpg picture by stylebook18neon11-1.jpg picture by stylebook18

Trying to pack for New York has turned out to be harder than I thought... My mom and I have already stuffed a suitcase with all kinds of footwear that I highly doubt we'll even wear, and I also feel like I'll be wearing more than one outfit a day, which means more luggage to drag behind me... it all seems like a disaster right about now.

These random shots were taken yesterday during one of my many five minute breaks I took while working on my school projects. I attempted to play around with a few pieces to see if I could at least get some sort of idea of what to wear while on the east coast... the idea of a fluorescent color paired with something rather dull and simple seems kind of cool, except for I don't want to look like a neon traffic sign in the middle of Central Park.

Wearing Kain pocket tee, Lanvin silk-lined blazer, American Apparel nylon tricot leggings, and Forte crystal sunglasses

221 comments:

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leliko said...

Leggings are cool, love the colour!

Anonymous said...

i adore this outfit,im ur Mexican fan No 1 hahaha kisses¡¡¡ Norma.

McKenna said...

Your expression in the first pic is ROCK AWESOME :)

Anonymous said...

SHOW US YOUR ROOM

SHOW US YOUR CLOSET

SHOW US YOUR CLOSET

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

XO ANNA :)

LessthanThree said...

Hello! I love that color its mindblowing beautiful. I think it would be perfect for NY. Have tons of fun.

<3
Stella

mona said...

ok. normally i like boys, but right now with this outfit... i have to think about it hahahahh
it reminds me of THE bomb amber rose!
looks reeaallyy good

kisses from austria!

Elizabeth said...

you have so many great blazers, it's incredible. cute outfit. :)

http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

thatsorad said...

Those pants rock almost as much as your expression!!!

:) CS

Jane said...

Oh trust me, nothing seems out of place in NYC. That's what I love about New York, you're never really over-dressed :)

Love the leggings!

Pearl Westwood said...

If anyone can get away with neon leggings it you!
http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

FashionMonger said...

uhh karla!!!
this is a perfect combination of the leggings and the blazer..


love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


FASHION
MONGER
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tia said...

i think its cool for new york.
random question, what kind of lettering did you get your tattoo in?

stilettolover91 said...

Those leggings are HOT!!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Rafaela da Costa said...
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karla said...

jane: good to knowww! thanks!

tia: which tat are u talking about?

LaurenSchoon said...

Awesome leggings! They're soo bright.. I love it!
http://champagneandmarshmallows.blogspot.com/

Teeney said...

i loove contrast! and neon + dull darker colors is def cutee

becca. said...

adore the colour of the leggings!
and the blazer is gorgeous too.
you're like 80's brights tailored queen in those pictures
( you gotta quote that )
lovely.
hope you have a great weekend
and an awesome time in new york!
XOXO, BECCA

Holly said...

this is awesome, possibly one of the first shots indoors
I'm totally on love with your style
You look completely gorgeous as always

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a new reader. Stumbled upon you after the WhoWhatWear article. Love your style and the haircut rocks. Been toying with the idea of cutting mine short again. Do you reccomend?

Brigadeiro said...

Love the sunnies! :)
xx

jointjumble said...

Love the poses! Neon and slightly sheer tshirt is a very good idea. PLEASE PLEASE can we see your closet??:)

http://jointjumble.wordpress.com

6roove said...

great jacket and leggings, i adore these pics, cool!
kisses
6roove

Anniken Cecilie said...

I really like your wall! I always try to make it seem casual like that, but it never turn out that way.

Ashley said...

Who cares if your neon leggings happen to stop traffic in Central Park. With your amazing style, you're bound to turn heads and stop traffic anyway. =]

Carissa said...

wow, Karla! this is somehow genious. I love your blazer and your legging, you combined it well. :D

Terry said...

God. I love this. Sheer awesoooome.

Karen Estrada said...

thanks to you Karla, I have now developed an infatuation with blazers! you always look fab in them! on that note, i found a Karl Lagerfeld blazer at a second-hand store for $12.00! I will showcase it in my blog very soon.

harps said...

damn, those are some bright leggings

Jrg said...

"I don't want to look like a neon traffic sign in the middle of Central Park." xD

Love it (:

Jrg said...

Love the leggins :D

Midge said...

Love grey with neon... the color really screams! Also, glad to see you back on Chictopia :)

http://wastedwardrobe.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

KARLA! <3

I'm also leaving for NY soon and I'm having the biggest trouble trying to figure out what to pack. Please let us know what you come up with!

<3,
MN

The Sideshow Scrapbook said...

love love love the shades!!

Danielle said...

Those leggings are so much fun and that blazer is beautiful!

Christen said...

Please take pictures of all of your outfits! I can't wait to see them :)

Have fun!

Tia said...

the one on the inside of your arm. i just think is so simple and lovely.

Gerri Ward said...

Solely Fabulous as YOU are, believe me You'll stop traffic with YOUR GLAM SELF!!!:)
p.s. HAVE FUN!

Tip said...

LOVE the first pic and the leggings!! Have fun in NY!!

lamardemona said...

leggings look amazing on this outfit!!

Sarah said...

Karla, you have inspired me to dust off my fluorescent leggings! This outfit is great. The quality of the pictures is amazing. Have fun in NY and definitely take a lot of pictures!

simplychic said...

that outfit will fit in well in NY. have a good trip!

styleantagonist said...

Hy Krl,

Lkng Gd hr! He he! BTW, CNGRTLTNS!

Happy & Safe Journey~!

Damsels said...

so glad you posted ! i love the strong shoulder on your blazer.

when will you be here ?

what shows are you going to (youre going to thefashion shows no ?)

dress to express in nyc. i for one am hoping karla goes grungy ;)

Margaret said...

totally go for the outfits with pops of neon colors. If you look like a traffic sign, then you'll be the best damn looking traffic sign there is!

p.s. that Kain pocket tee looks super comfy, must find one for myself!

Joan said...

neon tights + blazer = blew my effin' mind

Have fun in NY!

karla said...

tia: it's in roman numerals- my daddy's birthday!

Smelly Cat said...

love the neon!

LACY said...

i luv those neon leggins, i want some now!! :)

lacysmess.com

Natalie Low said...

love the photos and that grey blazer! let us know of any great places in NY, i will be visiting soon!

Tia said...

i thought so. thanks, its gorgeous.

Jade said...

lovey dovey the blazer
sorry nawt a big fan of neon
but ur karla :)

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!!!!

Angie said...

thats cool. hope you have fun. buyt how could you not in the city that never sleeps. this look could work in new york. the people there will wear anything n make it their own.i like the color of your tights.

angie xoxo
http://mintvintagejunk.blogspot.com/

Vanessa said...

Neon or not, I'm sure you'll rock something amazing in NYC. :)

Delmy said...

I live in New York. Maybe I'll bump into you. Have fun Doll!

The Barely Tattoo'd Artist said...

For some reason, I really like this whole '80s look, even though I'm not at all a fan...

Sometimes it's fun to fool around during breaks inbetween major projects...keep it up...

Domennie said...

those neon leggings are amazing!

Nadia Kamballa said...

wow, great neon leggings!!

Ale. said...

Love the pictures, the neon leggins are kickass!

I'm terrible at packing, always take too many clothes & if I buy more stuff on a trip, I'm in trouble.

xx,
Ale.

oyen said...

i like your fashion sense

Allie said...

Such an original styyyyyyyyyyyyle.
In love with the blazer, trying to find a good one for EVER.
Great expression in pic one, btdubs.

Jacqueline said...

love this!

wanna see a girl rompin around in the garden?

visit me at www.fashionsnag.com

Anonymous said...

the blazer is beautiful!!please do a post of your closet soon!!!!!

Dane said...

Amazing amazing amazing. Im a sucker for neon.




www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

cheddah said...

you will see a lot of people rocking neon tights with duller colors on the east coast!

i love your tights though!

Malú said...

Great, I love it.
You look amazing

http://nosoytanrara.blogspot.com/

Jayo. said...

With every blog update my jealousy increases!
You look amazing, neon traffic sign or not...

Anonymous said...

neon IS a dull color in nyc. you'll fit right in - and i actually mean that as a compliment!

love your looks, you're an inspiration!

June Paski said...

loveee ur style!!

xxx

MultiKulti said...

Love your style... love your blog!!!!!!

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have a good one

Musadinessuno said...

OF course you won't look like a neon traffic sign in the middle of Central Park! You'll be just perfect! Have a nice trip/stay!
Irene.

Amy Rae said...

Neon is so hot right now. Who cares if you look like a traffic sign!

MIA Style Fiend said...

those tights with that blazer are ridiculous in the sickest way possible, you're too good.

bisou-joue said...

wow your outfit is amazing ! I love those leggings, the color is so great, moreover you wear it so well !

Anonymous said...

love the poses, i love the blazer,sunglasses,top. Im not a fan of neon green, i would of worn purple leggins. Have a great time at nyc love that city. Plse give us a tour of ur closet soon!

lisa said...

i love how the green makes it look as though the t is fading from a flourescent green to a stark white. i love the contrast of this outfit. the grey really adds a strong contrast to the vibrance of the green.

check out my blog at
http://lisa-smalldetails.blogspot.com

kaolini said...

great photos :)

The Biche said...

so 80s, so cool

Susu Paris Chic said...

An interesting idea to pair fluorescent with a tee, a sober white tee. Works well on you. I'll have to try something similar one of these days.

kristin said...

you're freaking awesome!
LOVE your style

can you take pictures of your fav clothes/shoes etc one day, or your whole closet? :D

Martyna said...

nice wall and these leggins are amazing fluo.have a nice trip!

agatiszka said...

Great leggins!!

T said...

I love your blazer!!!

http://theblueshoes.blogspot.com/

playwithfashion said...

Nice & funky! Different pics that usually, but still love them...

Kasia said...

crazy leggings!;)

http://mypointmystyle.blogspot.com/

Antonio Barros said...

Woooow! You look amazing!!!!!
Great outfit!

thesingular.blogspot.com

[ raqueel * ] said...

i love this leggins

Karina said...

you really know how to dress!

Jo said...

love the blazer and sunglasses!
oh New York, best place in the world - I lived for 3 months doing an internship and it is the best city in the world. Enjoy!!

www.most-curious.blogspot.com

THE UNIQORN said...

OMG Karla!
You totally rock this shit!

I love love love the outfit!
It's kind of extraordinary but simple too.
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



xoxo
THE UNIQORN

zoe. xox said...

I love your blazer! Great picturess :)

Ore, said...

I love the ensemble, it's perfect! :)

dy said...

i really like the color combination.

Champagne said...

Karla, you'll fit right in. ;)

M said...

Ok, this is something I would usually hate, but I love it! :)

http://thevoguette-233.blogspot.com/

Laura MW said...

The first photo kinda reminds me of Lady Gaga! Awesome hair though...have you dyed it?

And I always have been a bit dubious of neon - little 12 year olds go around wearing it in London which kinda ruined it for me...but I still might give it a go after seeing this.

X

Anonymous said...

CAN WE PLEASEEEE SEE YOUR CLOSET AND YOU ROOM KARLA?xxx

style of olya baileys said...

amazing leggins!
nice look)

xoxo

THE UNIQORN said...

is your hair more dark now?
looks like a new hair color?

madzikzet said...

new image??
I have the same leggins:D:D

vancouvergirl05 said...

those are really cool photos. I love the setting. btw that is a really great blazer! you always have such nice blazers.

tellmeyourprettylies.blogspot.com

Saar said...

fresh look!

with sum cool sneakerzz would be awesome!

Isabel said...

You're so pretty, I love this look!

Moomby said...

yay for neon!

K said...

nothing in new york is too loud :)

Camila said...

Love the first pic. You look amazing! The sunglasses are great!

Sabrina said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this pair of leggins rocks too muh!!

a(muse)d by Fashion said...

Perfect Chaos . . . love it!

www.amusedbyfashion.com

Monika P. said...

Can't wait for the photos from NYC. Have fun right there. Hope one day I will see New York too. Like your stylish photos!

http://jeadorefashion.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Have fun in new york!
sigh they hve lovely vintage shops there.....

moded'amour said...

soo cool! love ur blazer!


www.mode-damour.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Can't believe I'm saying it but I like the colour of those leggings!

The style strutter said...

gorgeous pictures! i love mixing neons with muted colours, makes it so much more sophisticated.
xxx

KLEE said...

neon!

love-decoded.blogspot.com

Little lulu said...

Lol. its funny because I I wore something freakishly similar to this yesterday, only my pants wear silver silk bottoms, a grey top and hat and the same neon coloured belt. I love matchin dull colours with bright hints but I slyly felt like all I needed was a bike :s loooool. This outfit suits you tho! Have fun in new york! pack light!

freckles and fringe said...

have fun in NYC! love it there...your photos are great!

sofiasophie said...

OMG!

I loove this leggins, the color is amazing and I love the match with the blazer!!

really cool outfit!

Christing said...

love the lanvin blazer paired with crystal sunglasses...so classic but with a twist!

http://fashionhedonism.blogspot.com

styleetbidous said...

Loooove your blazer! And your face, lolll!

Dylana said...

Your blazer is amazing. And paired with those neon tights! Awesome!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Sydnie said...

Those leggings are gorgeous! Loving the idea of simple paired with fluorescent; I actually do that a lot, and I get tons of compliments on it. I'm glad we think alike, Karla!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

sparkle motion said...

i really like the neon green with the simple tee and blazer. also, there are not many places where one would could get away with leggings so bright but i think nyc is one of the few.

alanna said...

so not tacky karla- you look fabulous in everything girl!
p.s. just saw your "interview" in lucky- so much congratulations girl! cant wait to see your guest blogging!
xx

Miss Head Over Heels said...

The leggings is awesome!

http://missheadoverheels.blogspot.com/

helena said...

sickkkk

Katy said...

Okay, I am buying a whole new wardrobe- even new basics. What are your essentials/do you recommend?
Thanks! Kate

Hawa said...

oh how i'd love to be in new york right now!! stopping traffic with an outfit is never a bed thing in my book....colour in my opinion needs to make a come back! even if its bright neons!

Dea said...

NEW YORK IN MY HEART FOR EVER.
And can your leggins be any cuter!!!! xxxx

E M M A said...

it actually looks good with those neon-pants! the look was great

Ina said...

Hell yeaaaaa! My fav ever!!!!!!!!

rebecca said...

totally love the pictures in the background! it reminds me of my bedroom wall which is like that but on a bigger scale! x

k. simpson said...

I'm loving the neon! Also, I peeped your WhoWhatWear feature the other day, and you look fabulous hun!! Congrats! :)


-k a m
www.shesavanitygirl.blogspot.com

Ilo said...

cool leggins :-)

Anonymous said...

as a new yorker i'll verify, pop one color with an otherwise monochrome outfit - we love our black!

sugarandspice said...

i love this outfit and also, your wall is so cool!

matahari said...

i looove the first pic... it's the first time for me to see your such kinda expression :D

EM$ said...

SHOW US YOUR CLOSET!!

Hanna Persson said...

you look really cool in those tights :)

arteydespues said...

nice pictures

Jessica said...

I love the blazer!!

patryszja said...

i am so jealous of you! want to see nyc so much!

CC said...

Looking fab! Love the blazer. :)

Xx

Maria said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are brilliant at wearing colour.

Maria x
www.myeverywish.blogspot.com

Margaux. said...

Love the leggings! So fun!

*** said...

I think I have been packing for NYFW for the last 5 days and still have no clue as to what I will actually wear. I have changed my mind everyday.
I know you will look stunning no matter what though, good luck with school and packing.
Maybe I'll see you in NY.

Giovanna ♥ said...

Gray and neon green/lemon green are my favorite color combination! Anything bold and bright goes perfectly with neutrals. Good luck with your packing. You look gorgeous!
xxx
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Becca Jane said...

this outfit is fabulous and that blazer is absolute perfection

Supercalifragi Fashion said...

i´ve been searching for a legging like this! LOVELY

xoxox romylicious.blogspot.com

Ayelet said...

love the outfit, however I agree that maybe the leggings are not the best choice for what you're doing/where you're going. Perhaps pair the cardigan and tank top with a pair of strategically/purposely cut black leggings. The simple "dull" cardigan will offset the rips in the leggings, making them more presentable.
:) good luck and have a great trip.
love your blog, keep updating!

Audrey Leighton said...

dude. you always look great.
thumbs up to you darling.

xxx

Vanessa Krystin said...

love this outfit!

Regina A said...

LOVE THE LEGGINGSSSSSSSSSSS! LOADS!

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Violet said...

oh i love the neon leggings.. please forgive if i go out and buy pair

XX
Vi from Cali

Olviya said...

ok, right. the leggings are so good! neon color+simple male blazer= strong mix. so good.

Juu said...

BEAUTIFUL PANTS '-' greeen [L]
:*

Britty said...

heyhey girly love your blog and lucky in new york and oh i'm going to used one of picture in a collage i'm thinking about doing so i hope you dont mind your is inspired me!

shots and sticks said...

What camera do you use to take your pics? :)

Anonymous said...

What camera do you use to take your pics? :)

Noelle + Kendall said...

Neon colors and gray always look fab together,
we love this look!!

-N + K
www.fanseapants.blogspot.com

julia said...

You have a really good blog! :) Were in the states do you live? :)

hidzume said...

so lovely <3

xoxo

FashionJazz said...

Awsome look!Did u get the message I sent u on Chictopia? : )

Adenike said...

Lovin the outfit..poses are cute too

www.co-co-butter.blogspot.com

Rosanna said...

love the burst of color!!!

Emilie said...

I adore this outfit!
Great pics!

Anonymous said...

show us your room,closet,brother,boyfriend and bestfriend!:) so we'll get to know more about you.first pic -epic win!
xo

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I just picked up my LUCKY magazine and you had a blurb in it! Congrats...HOW COOL!!

Claudette said...

Only you could pull off those leggings!

http://newgateknocker.blogspot.com/

The Stylist said...

love, love, love the neon green paired with a grey blazer!

Liberty London Girl said...

If it's any consolation, my excess baggage charges from New York - Milan - Paris - New York for the collections last time round were $500...Thank God I wasn't paying! And, of course, I wore barely half of it. Thing is: for the SS collections, the European fall weather changes so much, so you have to pack coats, and boots as well as sandals and silk frocks...LLGxx

Azn Glow said...

You look so pretty! You're definitely rocking the hair--so lush punk.

I can't believe you're still in high school..you look much more mature, but in a good way--not a saggy-old-person way.

xx
http://azninneverland.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You're an inspiration. I check up on your blog every day. Keep it up. -lifesarunway.wordpress.com

Taylor Sterling said...

I can imagine packing for NYFW would be hard. I love your unique style! Those leggings are rad!

Adwa & Ayah said...

I think you found a perfect match, street chic mixed with 80's fanatic.

Extend your fashion to the extreme:
www.rubberfashion.blogspot.com

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Cool Skulls said...

perfectt!

su$ka said...

Great colour of leggins :) And jacket is also gorgeous :)


http://suskaa.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

EXPRESSION IS SO WEIRD
NEVER DO THAT AGAIN LOL
love the outfit
:P

Laura Taylor said...

Work it girl!

Madame Recamille said...

beatuful
nice blog

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the neon leggings and jacket. have fun in NYC!!xx

UNordinaryCHIC said...

Karla,

You are NOT going to look like a neon traffic sign. You know in NY there are crazier/aweful outfits out there. I personally think it's great! Have fun while you are here.. maybe I will actually meet you!!!

UNordinaryCHIC

Monica said...

This is my first time commenting...been following this wonderful blog for quite a long time now! Its weird how you think you "know" someone after following them on their posts!

your style is soo cool! you'd be the absolute queen here in spain!

kisses from madrid

M.

http://mise-enscene.blogspot.com

Soraya said...

Nice Blog, I love it!

Manhattanite said...

#1 rule when going to NYC and not wanting to look like a tourist/wannabe:

Don't try to hard.


Just keep this in mind, Karla. You look cool here, but it's not nyc. Keep it clean, simple, and remember it's AUTUMN in New York right now...

Kat said...

I think the leggings are perfect for the rest of your outfit, they offset the neutrals. I love the blazer by the way.



Kat
http://holyhooligans.com

Insomnia said...

I bet Amber Rose loves these leggings :p but I do too. I'd go for it if I were you!

Anonymous said...

dear karla
just stop overposing in the photos and i like this outfit because it's so simple, reminds me of your starts when your style was way better, now your trying to be fashionista too much...

AzaharaJS said...

your closet is amazing, but your shoes so much amazing, I loved

Krystal Simpson said...

i love the pants with that look, you look gorgeous! when do you get to NY!!?? xx

Mare said...

Love love love your style!

xx Mare

http://www.looksgoodgirl.blogspot.com/

The Stylish Biter said...

Cool outfit, I like the leggings!

CASS said...

its the perfect combination.
that Lanvin blazer is to diiiie!!

Liya said...

those leggings are so necessary

myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

Raquel said...

I like your style, alot!
check my blog and let me know what u think!
http://www.raquelbrandao.wordpress.com

Agata said...

i love neon leggins and combinig it with basic peaces.

http://fashionjumpers.blogspot.com/

Aleho Limón said...

love ur photos
u are nice
big kiss !!
X

MakiMaki Vintage said...

i hate packing too. why can't i just bring everyhing?
you look amazing as usual.

Em said...

I am LOVING the colour of your leggins. You have a great style miss!

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