2.15.2012

Neon Yellow & Floral

 Skirt & Coat c/o Karen Kane, Blouse Tobi, Pumps & Clutch Zara

I bought a couple of these blouses from Tobi not only because they were really inexpensive, but they are so versatile and can add color to almost anything. I thought that I would bring out the gorgeous yellow in this skirt and really make it stand out. I'm drawn to anything neon yellow right now (Old Navy has some great stuff!) and I like it against my dark hair. I felt so ladylike in this outfit, which I love because I would describe myself as pretty girly. (I think I'm somewhat like Jess from New Girl) 
I want to thank all of you SO much for all of the support/help you gave me on my new hair color. I cancelled my appointment to get the color stripped off after many of you told me that it would severely damage my hair. The dark is slowly growing on me and I can see that it's already slightly fading. I took some of your helpful tips and went and got some of the products you guys recommended!  


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106 comments:

edvina said...

I think your hair looks amazing like this :) it's very beautiful.

Rin said...

Love the dark hair!!

xoxo
Rin
Ramblings with Rin

Fabulously Average said...

LOVE that top! It looks great with the skirt. Like always, you look amazing:)

PetiteLittleGirl said...

I am so in love with your yellow blouse. It certainly adds color to any outfits. You look lovely as always, Julia!

Petite Little Girl

Grace said...

Julia, your darker hair looks stunning! And the bright pop of yellow looks fab on you! So envious!

xo
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libby said...

love that blouse! your hair looks gorgeous!

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Heather said...

I love the dark on you. It looks great with your light colored eyes!!

~Heather

Kelli said...

The dark is really striking on you- I really do think it looks great!! And that blouse is SO great!

B's Mommy said...

Hi Julia, I just discovered your blog. I am soooo happy I did!! I stayed up late last night reading old posts. I am hooked!! You have amazing style & grace. YOU are stunningly beautiful! You will make an exquisite bride. Looking forward to your wedding.

Chrissy said...

I LOVE the darker hair! I especially like darker hair on people with lighter eyes! It will probably feel a little less harsh whenever you get a little bit of a tan this spring!

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said...

Wow! Your hair looks amazing dark!! Loveeee

La Coquette de la Mode said...

How did you decide to get your hair done? I need to re-do mine and I want it EXACTLY like this :) It looks absolutely fabulous...

XX Kathryn
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alison*elle said...

I love the new darker hair colour on you, Julia! You're lucky you can pull off both blonde and brunette! Love the bright shirt and how it looks paired with that gorgeous skirt.

xo, alison*elle

Tina said...

Love your hair! It's lovely!

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Shannon said...

Yellow is such a pretty color on you. Looks great with your dark hair.

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thestylediaryblog said...

I love, love, love your hair!! I'm so happy you decided to keep it dark! Whenever I dye my hair, I'm a little nervous the next day... but after I give it a few days to fade, it always turns out looking much better than I expected.

Do you know how you're going to do your hair for your wedding??

Also, the outfit is adorable; I really love that skirt!

Molly Dixon said...

I think your hair looks so gorgeous! but just tweeted you some ways i just lightened mine - prell shampoo works and leaves hair really shiny (it's only $2.99) also any anti-dandruff shampoo will strip color. their is a l'oreal product that you can get at sally's (it's in a yellow box) if you mix 1 part solution with 2 parts shampoo it will subtly lighten your hair.

i think you look beautiful though!!!!

xoxo

Maca said...

This outfit is amazing and so ladylike as you said. The neon yellow looks amazing with your darker hair (which I love)

WearAbouts said...

it looks amazing!!!! <3
p.s. that skirt is gorgg
Rory
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Abbey Brandon said...

You look stunning!

xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
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modern Suburbanites said...

love the blouse and your hair color!!

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Pop! of Style said...

Love your new haircolor!
xo
Missy

Taylor said...

hey julia! i've been reading about your hair issues and i feel ya. i one time got low lights and it turned out to be really dark brown (i am a honey coloured blonde), and it just didn't suit me. but, turns out, it faded over a week or so and it was really a great color. i eventually went up a few shades, but sometimes it's good to experiment with different colors/shades. maybe in a few weeks if you change your mind you can go back to your old color! i think it looks great regardless. good luck! and ps love your top.

Tereza said...

awesome outfit, I love the colours!!!!
Your hair looks great also! I had the same thing happen to me in the fall where the girl dyed my blonde hair super dark, but I ended up liking it too :)

HeyDahye said...

Your hair looks fantastic, keep it!!!

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beescloset said...

I love your new hair color!!!!!!
It looks great with your outfit too!
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Kimberly said...

Love the outfit - the yellow looks SO pretty against your new dark hair...I think you should keep it forever!! :)

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Devon said...

your hair looks so good! and I love the citrus shirt! fun way to bring in brights to the winter months.

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Tori said...

Loving that gorgeous yellow blouse!


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Lena's Blend said...

Gorgeous outfit, I especially like the skirt.

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jahorn12820 said...

Gorgeous, girl. I LOVE your hair! And I agree, getting it stripped will damage it like you wouldn't believe. I had hair about the same length as yours and I colored it dark and HATED it. I kept dying it and dying it back light, finally it was so damaged I had to cut it off :(
now I'm trying to grow it back! Your color will fade, but i like it! :)

Jay said...

so pretty! I love your hair :)

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

love this look. you are so right - these colors are great with your new dark hair!
xx

BronsonBloopers said...

OMG you dyed your hair! You look so pretty and sophisticated. I dyed my hair from blonde to dark about 2 years ago for my mom's wedding hehe and I'm glad I did it at least once :)I figured out it's harder to go blonde fast the more you dye it dark. You look great :)

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Jessie @ Style and Pepper said...

Wow. How am I JUST NOW discovering your darling blog?! SO happy you said hello so that I could find you, and now I can't wait to follow along! You are absolutely adorable and your style is so inspiring! XOXO

Kelly said...

love the yellow!!

xoxo
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Trendydolap said...

this hair color is definetily your color! perfect.

Melanie Liliana said...

you look great with dark hair! welcome to the dark side!! I however am slowly transistioning to blonder hues!

Love the yellow!!

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Lace and Tulle said...

You look fab!!! amazing photos and i love shirt!!!

Mandy said...

Julia-I absolutely love your hair color. It looks so great with your complexion and bright lipstick will look so fab against the darker hair! Glad you decided to not strip the color...it looks awesome.

xoxo
Mandy
Kini Style & The Klury Report

Natali said...

Wonderful skirt and beautiful blouse! Very refreshing look!

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Walk This Way said...

Omg I absolutely love your new hair color!! I think it looks SO good on you!! :)

xo,
Jenny

Sarah said...

That color looks so beautiful with your dark hair!

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La Petite Olga said...

I absilutely adore your new color! And it's really good that you canceled the appointment because I'm still strugling with my hair after the procedure over 2 years ago.

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Carmen Myer said...

Your new hair color is amazing! You look so striking--in a good way of course!!

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skye-loves.com said...

Love this shad of yellow. Stunning.

Antonia said...

Gorgeous combination! Love those colors on you!


xoxo
Antonia

Anna said...

your new hair looks so good!!


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Becoming Refined said...

The neon yellow is to die for, perfect with your new dark hair. The photo print on the skirt is so modern but the cut is classic; love the whole ensemble.

xoxo
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Anna (South Molton St Style) said...

Ooooh had never heard of Karen Kane before, must not be around in the UK. Will definitely check it out next time I am in the US xx

South Molton St Style

Joie De Vivre said...

Love the blouse! And your eyes are gorgeous with your the brown hair! xx

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Maja said...

you're so gorgeous..and your hair too! :)
you look like amanda peet!

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FashionFlirt said...

LOVE this! :)

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Sammie said...

i love your new hair color,it makes your eyes look so bright :)

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Natalie said...

love this outfit x

Agnes in Wonderland said...

wow, what a change! Like your new hair ;)

Estherina said...

That is such a great skirt!

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i love your hair! and you look gorgeous as always :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Sweet Little Stuff said...

You look beautiful =)

The hair looks really good!

xoxo *

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Gawgus things... said...

I love this yellow colour and it looks amazing with your hair!
Emma x

Ballerina'sBun said...

Beautiful look :) but honestly i loved your old blonde long wavy hair! Xx nadine www.ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

Nicole Marie said...

i'm sure you've heard this a million times before but i LOVE your dark hair! not that i didn't love your blonde hair but this totally suites you!

doyouspeakgossip said...

Love this yellow blouse! It looks great on you!
Good luck with your hair color! I'm sure it would be perfect in a few weeks.

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Fields of Heather said...

That lip color looks great with you hair color too-glad you decided to keep it! Change is fun, and I think this change is very becoming on you.

Autumn Kisses said...

I love your new hair color!...it makes you look a bit like kate beckinsale.

elizabethashleyphoto said...

I thought your hair was beautiful before, but I am really loving this darker color!

Sia said...

You look BEAUTIFUL!! XOXO

Heather said...

Julia, you can do no wrong. You are a gorgeous gal regardless of your hair color! xx

Aracely said...

Seriously I love your hair like this :)

Team Babb said...

you're gorgeous, seriously!

~Mel
http://teambabb.blogspot.com

Brandi LeAnn said...

You look dashing in this hair color. It's so rich on you and compliments your features very well. Change is good! :)

Katya said...

your darker hair looks amazing.. I love it ♥

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Loving the brunette hair and the bold yellow...so fun!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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whatjocraves said...

What a super cute, chic outfit! The yellow looks great on your darker hair, which also looks fab on you!

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LindseyY said...

I commented on your hair color yesterday, but I wanted to reiterate that the dark color really does look beautiful on you. Rock it with confidence, girl!

Jessie said...

Very pretty look, love the dark hair against the yellow blouse so so pretty :)

Kaisa said...

I love this dark color!! And you look gorgeous!

x Kaisa

Brookelyn said...

Love the neon, and you're lucky to be able to pull off both dark and light hair! You look gorgeous!

Cara said...

Loving the neon and the sparkly clutch, and yes your hair looks beautiful against the bright top!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

MaviDeniz said...

I love the new hair color. It looks great on you

Xo

pinkpeonie said...

The dark and light hair color looks great on you! You look great, and I like that you wrote I'm a Girly Girl. It seems people give Girly Girl a bad name these days. Girly Girl doesn't necessarily mean high maintenance..To me, it just means you enjoy looking nice! When you look good, you feel good!

Alexandra said...

Glad to hear you're liking the darker hue! I think it's absolutely stunning and colours always fade so quickly anyway, all you have to do is find a deep cleaning shampoo and then you can almost adjust it to exactly the shade you want. This is a stunning look too - the floral and neon yellow combo is perfection!

Alexandra xo

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Jolie Jouel said...

Cute post! And the dark hair really suits you! You're lucky that you can actually pull of dark or blonde hair!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

you look absolutely beautiful! LOVE neon!!

Chelsea said...

First of all, I think the color looks great on you. I am a hairstylist in SF and totally understand wanting to go back to blonde for your wedding. I always tell my clients to look like themselves on their wedding day because you will be looking and these pictures forever. As far as going lighter goes, give yourself about a month for your hair to fade out, then you can start the highlighting process. It should take 2-3 highlights to look like your normal color. Go every 4-6 weeks. I always tell my clients who are drastically lightening to use bedhead resurrect shampoo and conditioner and redken cat protein packs. Your hair will feel like new! Good luck!

Gretchen said...

I am so in love with your new hair color. My hair color is very similar to yours and have always envied your hair, but recently have been considering going a little darker (closer to my natural) just for time and money ease. I was terrified, but seeing how great yours looks on your skin tone makes me want to consider it again!

Adore that yellow shirt as well, thanks for introducing me to tobi, that shirt is perfect for work/weekend for me and I'm considering buying a few colors myself!

L.A. in the bay said...

love the way you paired everything together.
And love the new hair. You'd look great in pretty much any hair color though!

socalgirl said...

Soo pretty! Your blog is amazing-so inspirational :) Keep up the great work!

xoxo
Kristi @ www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

girl in the poodle shoes said...

Julia,

I really like your hair darker and I think you should think on it more at the very least! Why not wait just a couple weeks and revisit how you feel about it.

I loved your ombre hair and think you're gorgeous as a blonde but I also think the dark warms up your face a bit! Truly stunning.

But hey, maybe I'm biased as a brunette (more like redhead) myself.

Best,
Casey
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Andrea Clare said...

wooowwwww I love the dark hair!!

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pinkmate said...

i sooo love your skirt!

vanessa

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Taa said...

I love yellow color

I have sweater and wear it often - but this shirt is just perfect on you :)

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Vanessa Ribeiro said...

Julia, you're beautiful! I love your hair like this now, wonderful. The outfit is perfect, the color yellow shirt with the pattern of the skirt, magnify.

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Belle de Couture said...

Aw Julia, I think your hair looks AWESOME! In fact, it's the first time I've actually asked myself "hmmm could I do that? I think so!" It looks really really good, and I think it would look really good even when it starts to fade out! I mean, let's be real... you're a gorgeous goregous girl, so really you could die your hair every color of the rainbow and you would look fabulous! ;) I'm sure your beau Thomas agrees with me! {p.s. Ya'll are just the cutest couple ever... and will make some great looking babies one day! ;)}

xo
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hannahstiff said...

You look adorable! I can't get over how GREAT you look with dark hair. It's truly an upgrade and beautiful transformation! XO

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garde said...

you look very beautiful. i love this clutch
kisses
fran

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Sally said...

I really do love the dark hair!! And I am STILL in love with that clutch!!

Jessica said...

Too cute! And I LOVE the hair still! It's very adorable! The clutch is also fabulous!

Mackenzie said...

I love your hair color now!

DB said...

Love the new hair color...and your neon blouse is very NOW! Fantastic outfit!

Cheers from Germany,

DB
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Borjana said...

Wow look at your hair!I adore the color,your eyes pop up!Never change it again:)
Look how the yellow blouse look different now;)
xx
B.

Katie Kondek said...

I think you look great with this dark hair color! I agree that it really pops with this vibrant blouse. Love the pairing of this blouse with the skirt - it gives life to the yellow tones in the skirt! :)

Ally said...

Love this bright and floral look! The yellow really looks great with your darker hair. I might just have to get some bright blouses myself!!

April said...

Julia! I LOVE your hair dark! I know its a dramatic change but you definitely pull it off well! I went from being blonde to dark brown last winter and i loved it but hated keeping up with it so i'm back to blonde again. It was a nice change though.

XO

Unknown said...

Hey! I can't find that shirt on Tobi! I want to see it in different shades, can you send me the link anyone?

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