The Chartreuse Experiment

I am not sure if one accessory can change your style of dressing for a few days (or weeks) but for this girl, it’s definitely happened. I am also not sure if that’s embarrassing, or just completely natural. Since I got this glorious bag, I find myself living on the edgier side (one, two). Of course, the necklace also adds to the drama. I have been wearing both absolutely non-stop and they’ve been the best purchases I’ve made all year!

I’m not one to wear much yellow or chartreuse, but I spotted this on the sale rack at Loft this weekend and thought it would be an easy way to try out chartreuse on a more day-to-day level. This soft, slub-knit tee will work just as well with a casual pair of bootcut jeans running errands on the weekend.

Photos by my ever-loving husband. Thanks HB!

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  1. 08.20.2012 / 10:01 am

    The Chartreuse Experiment:
    Tee- Loft sunwashed tee (on sale) | Sheer black shirt- Cheap Monday (old) | Pan…

  2. 08.20.2012 / 11:17 am

    Love how you edged up this sunny hue with the all black ensemble…you pull off edgy looks SO well! Love your star ring and that necklace! 🙂

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much my dear!! xo KB

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:26 pm

      Excellent! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  3. 08.20.2012 / 1:36 pm

    Love the Alex Wang bag! I just sold my Darcy hobo that is similar on ebay last week because it had water stains. The person who got it was very happy, but it drove me crazy that I spent $800+ on a bag with a stain :-/

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:27 pm

      oh sadness! nobody ever wants their $800+ bag to get water stains…any ideas on whether scotchgarding it would work?

      • 08.21.2012 / 1:11 am

        I don’t think you have to worry too much with the black leather. Mine was in the light tan color and I stained it the very second day I bought it :-/

  4. 08.20.2012 / 1:55 pm

    That picture of you walking is bad to the bone!! Love the pop of bright with your blonde locks! The booties are pretty fab too! Whitley Adkins Hamlin

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:27 pm

      Now I have “bad to the bone” stuck in my head, Whitley! xo

      • 08.21.2012 / 1:01 am

        haha, that is funny! Can’t wait til your next link-up!!?

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much! I feel like a style’s so far from my usual style but I quite like it!

  5. 08.20.2012 / 4:13 pm

    You look AWESOME!! Edgy!! XX ~ E

  6. 08.20.2012 / 5:20 pm

    I too have a difficult time with yellow. I love the color but my skin tone doesn’t. I think you did a great job with the making it not only work but look fantastic!

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:28 pm

      I agree yellow can be difficult – and this color of chartreuse even more so. To keep it from washing me out I did put the sheer layer over the top which helped a little – something I’d recommend trying if you’re ever in the mood! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  7. Laurin
    08.20.2012 / 5:54 pm

    Hi there : )I am a small town girl with a big city sense of style. I love heels and a classic look with a little pizzazz but I have the constant problem of finding a place to wear anything nice. Any advice?

    p.s love your blog!! Your beauty reviews have changed my make up bag : )

  8. 08.20.2012 / 6:28 pm

    Love the edgy-ness of this outfit! The shoes are killer and I love the bag. The yellow looks great!~Jessica

  9. 08.20.2012 / 9:35 pm

    love this!!! and i love your phone case – where is it from?!

    • 08.20.2012 / 10:29 pm

      It’s by De Bari ?? in my local mall at one of those kiosks. 🙂

  10. 08.21.2012 / 1:50 am

    It’s like day time rocker meets a little glow of sunshine ; ) Plus I love your iPhone case too, it matches perfectly.

  11. 08.21.2012 / 2:10 am

    Such a great look! I love edgy and now I want to wear my black skinnies! Haven’t touched them all summer, been to darn hot… ready to wear them again! Love your necklace and bag too!

  12. 08.21.2012 / 5:33 am

    Good idea to kind of mask the chartreuse. Not many people can pull that color off. Love how you styled this look:)-amy

  13. 08.21.2012 / 11:28 pm

    Love the color combo with the mixed metallics!! Very chic!! 🙂

  14. 08.22.2012 / 4:50 am

    Still flipping out over that gorgeous bag – LOVE!

  15. 08.22.2012 / 6:25 am

    those pants are perfect for every sort of outfit. the pop of yellow and the gold on the bag is the perfect touch! xx

  16. David
    08.23.2012 / 12:23 am

    Thanks for posting! I think I’ve finally found just the bag to get my gf for her bday. I wasn’t able to get the same bag though, but the Prisma Tote in black was on sale at the Zendeals Facebook page thankfully 🙂

  17. 08.25.2012 / 2:14 am

    Kristina, you look GREAT in this post! I love everything about your outfit, not to mention the wavy hair. I need to start letting my hair do the wave again…thanks for the inspiration!

  18. 08.25.2012 / 4:36 am

    I love the bag with the outfit! How’s the bag? I’ve been eyeing it online for a while… is it quite heavy with the studs? Does it hold its shape? Plethora of questions – hope you don’t mind!
    Do feel free to check out my blog too at


  19. 08.25.2012 / 1:15 pm

    I absolutely LOVE that bag! It’s awesome! I totally believe one accessory or clothing item can change your style…or at least help to evolve it into something greater. That is what style is all about right? Continuously discovering what suits you, taking risks and constantly evolving and improving. I think this look you put together is fabulous. I love your blog and I hope you’ll check mine out and follow back. xoxo

  20. 08.26.2012 / 9:31 pm

    that’s a really smart way to include neon into your outfit without looking crazy at work 🙂 i’m learning slowly from your mastery – brand new med1 student and taken aback by how often we have to dress in professional wear. thanks for being an inspiration!

  21. 08.26.2012 / 10:57 pm

    You look great!! Lovely outfit!

  22. 08.30.2012 / 4:46 pm

    I think you look great! Love the bold yellow and your bag is fantastic!
    I also wanted to thank you for your The Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging Series, i used ti to start my blog and the part where you describe how to take photos was perfect and just what i needed. Thank you again!

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