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Aug092012

Neon Summer 

I love fashion.  Certain garments just do something to me.  You fellow fashion mavens know exactly what I mean. BUT there are some days where it is so unbelievably hot, that I don't want to wear anything. HOWEVER I would be arrested walking around in public in the buff.  I can just see the headline, "Tall Girl Naked and Cuffed." I think we can all agree that this is something we would never want to see published about ourselves or others.

Thus, I take a smarter approach and find clothes that breathe.  That's why, when I found this asymmetrical, sheer, neon tank, buying it was a no brainer.  It's a simple piece, that makes a statement (gotta love a garment that contradicts itself). Also, it's shape yields to wear just a bandeau top underneath which further makes a hot girl, cool. Score.

I paired it with some cut off denim shorts (made by moi), some tribal inspired frosting, silver sandals from Payless and a handbag turned clutch (I just snipped off the strap) that I found at the Salvation Army for $3.99.

There you have it.  My 'stay cool when it's hot without running around naked' look.  How do you stay cool on a hot day?

Yes. My toes are long. I accept and embrace my tall piggies. Without them, I would be the tall girl with really small feet who falls down all the time. Not a good look.

Shirt/Bandeau top/Bracelet - Collage Clothing Lounge. Shorts - Free99 Cutoffs. Earrings - Charlotte Russe. Clutch - Thrifted. Sandals - Payless.

Photo credit: Doug-Ho (HkoPhoto)

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I just live in Seattle, so I don't get hot :) On the odd hot day we have, I'll wear a dress. I have a favorite from Olive Olivia that looks great belted and with a lacy bra underneath. The right amount of cool/sexy/fashion. Or I wear something like you just posted :)

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hi Alicia. This is such a cool look for a hot summer day. Love the tank top, it's a great idea to pair it with the bando top. ;) Well, here in Moscow we had a week or two of really hot weather, so my best outfit for the heat is a white cotton eyelet lace dress, thin fabric but not really see through - very comfy.
Off topic: I received your TSWAG tee! It looks even better than I expected! Thank you so much! Will send you a photo once I take it))
Have a great week!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrina

Amy -

I love Seattle! I am originally from Portland and miss the Northwest!

I am going to check out Olive Olivia. It sounds very cute:)

Alicia Jay

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Jay

Irina-

I am so glad you love your T SWAG and I can't wait to see the photo! Thank you so much for your support. I really REALLY appreciate it.

The cotton eyelet dress sounds fab! Comfy indeed:)

Again, thanks for the support:) I hope you are having a great week!

Alicia Jay

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia Jay

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