Friday, June 25, 2010

pull on my neon heartstrings

I've had a small problem for a long time: I own a lot of skirts that are too short to be worn without tights, and even with tights, you can't exactly bend over and it's uncomfortable to sit down. Problem solved: American Apparel neon bike shorts. They are incredible and add an awesome pop of colour into my outfits. I want to get a pair of neon green and yellow ones still. I could wear them everyday.
























American Apparel bike shorts. Head tennis skirt. vintage tunic. pearl cross necklace gift. pepper necklace and Colosseum ring from Aldo. unknown green belt. Ray Ban Wayfarers.

46 comments:

ilsteviewonder said...

I love the neon color!! I love this top the print is really cute! I love your use of color and the green belt is chic :D

KLVG said...

I. Am. A. Huge. Fan.

I, too, have a penchant for short skirts. I've figured out that layering two pairs of tights make them opaque, but it's still...odd. Also, it's summer.

This is a great idea and you wear it so well!

Polina said...

I have the same problem! That's why I tend to wear spandex shorts underneath all skirts/dresses I own haha. Love the outfit, and thanks for the advice :}

Annie Spandex said...

That vintage tunic is GORGEOUS!

Lightning Heart said...

ohh that burst of neon pink is genius, you look kick ass!

libys11 said...

definitely love the touch of neon pink underneath that white skirt!!! great call on the shorts!! :D they add that funk in the outfit! :D

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Luci Ana said...

You look very nice, beauty:-*

beckyxoxo said...

Wow those shorts look really great ! Lovely outfit ! Love the idea :D

Mila said...

Oh it looks amazing with pink tights!

Felicia Marcellina said...

The pink tights are so cute!
well yeah, i think that you've got such cute stuffs!

Pauline said...

Really nice outfits !
Nice skirt.
x

ergyerg said...

I love this so much! And the photos are beautiful too, especially with the setting, wish i lived near there! :D xxxxxxx

Spence. said...

Your cycling shorts are amazing! I love all the vibrant colours at american apparrel (:
x

Baśka said...

great idea of wearing the skirt over bike shorts :)

Miss Woody said...

lovely skirt !

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i loke the pop of color, very unexpected!

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sallyannie☆ said...

Ah! I know what you mean about the short skirts...I've never thought of wearing longer bike shorts underneath, though! Interesting idea.

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

I HAVE THIS PROBLEM ALL THE TIME! especially because my legs are really long, the skirts always look shroter than they actually are. i actually have a pair of hot pink AA spandex, but i never thought of using them for this purpose. thanks for sharing!!

Carys said...

Such a great idea for skirts that are too short!! I also envy that you have this problem, as I have such short legs that skirts are invariably too long. Such a great solution though, and it looks so cool!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

cassandra noëlla said...

you are a brave woman for wearing neon. i just couldnt do it !

coy colleen said...

the perfect alternative to tights! i really like this look!

Mode Coco said...

I love the touch of pink:)

Laura Tenshi said...

You had a brilliant idea. This is a perfect combo.

Katie said...

love the twist of the bike shorts- too cool!
xx

annamargrete said...

tights like those are so clever! Perfect under skirts if it´s windy!

duckalicious said...

bike shorts (or short leggings, as I prefer to call them :D) ftw! they're a lifesaver with too short dresses and skirts.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh man, I remember bike shorts. I knew it was only a matter of time before they came back again...

Love those earrings, they're like confetti on your ears.

La Rédacteur said...

Oh, gosh, I LOVE bike shorts! (: I, too, got a pair from American Apparel recently, but, alas, I only got classic black ones. I plan on going back soon for some other colors, and maybe a metallic pair or two, to wear with all the dresses I got last summer that are too short for me, now. (:
Great outfit, and you wear it very well! :)

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WOW. These are such fabulous pictures because 1) that blouse looks AMAZING in the sunlight and 2) those shorts are the perfect POP of colour. Love how the look's classy but youthful/ fun AT THE SAME TIME.

Also, I like your look below - pattern mixing ftw!

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Victoria said...

nice skirt ! and I like the choice of pants to wear under ! :P

knk said...

lovely skirt , looks very neautiful

great outfit ruta
i think i miss you

happy weekend

Fashion Rehab said...

I like the idea of the Pink tights. really cute!

Lenne said...

Your blog title really caught my eye! But on the contrary I don't think you look ugly in photographs at all haha.

Love,
Lenne

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Vicky Klbr said...

heeey...great top... but I still don't like these bike shorts... hahaa...maybe they remember me of times when I was younger...

Miss Mae said...

I'm obsessed with your vintage tunic! I also happen to be a HUGE fan of hot pink neon biker shorts under romantic skirts. Very well done!

Stay Stylish,
Miss Mae
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Tere said...

I love the combination between your skirt and your pink short! fantastic and very original!!
congratulations!
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Devina said...

Thanks for your sweet comment... :)

Loved your outfit... I loved the way you mix and match the pattern top with simple white skirt... You look gorgeous and stunning...

Audrey Allure said...

Love the pink bike shorts - they're so cute!

AMY said...

that's a very cute look! love that idea of biker shorts underneath a short skirt!

Shop T.O. Live said...

So loving the neon pink shorts!

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Sophie said...

cuteeeeeee:)

.....InStyle.... said...

wowow...very original.....i like as always your outfit!!!! now you can see my last blog...about the beach!

rouli said...

omg!

u look absolutely stunnin!

love ur skirt and ur short leggings!!!!!


keep in touch stylish girl:)

kiss

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Lisa said...

I do that too not usually showing but my bike shorts aren't an amazing neon color, I need more neon colors in my wardrobe!..another trick is a lacy slip or some tulle..adds that extra you need when something is slightly too short.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute skirt!;)

The Backseat Stylers said...

I am in LOVE with your ruffled tunic! Head over heels!!