Anybody reaching for your sunglasses looking at this post, it is bananazzz how in-your-face this is! That’s neon for ya. And you know I am no stranger to it. Quite the contrary, I assure you. I’m drawn to it like a pig on slop. PS-that is Patrick’s least favorite metaphor (simile?) of mine. Seriously though, just ask my friend (a soon-to-be-bride!) who I went shopping with the other day. Anything neon was like a Lindsey-magnet.




neon skirt: 2020Ave, top: marshall’s (similar), necklace: a bag lady (similar), black heels: dsw (similar)

Modern Romantic

I love colliding romantic tones and textures, like the lace and soft neutrals in this darling PB&J boutique dress, with urban chic black accents. The unexpected clash gives each piece a life of its own. Wore this to my newly discovered and current favorite brunch site in Minneapolis, Jax cafe. 
dress: c/o pb&j boutique, leather jacket: paper denim & cloth, rosette necklace: thrifted, clutch: the limited, heels: zara

Weekend Wear

I really enjoy that I can still braid my bangs. Extends the time between showers like a whole day. BTW, this skirt was a $5 thrift find! It’s super comfy and versatile, meaning it will be worn quite frequently. One downside, while I love flowy, this one’s a bit too flowy, if you catch my drift-a-lift (ha! so many puns).  Isn’t it annoying when skirts are vulnerable to any livin breeze? I blame pleats. We just have to have cat-like reflexes. Or walk hunched, white-knuckling it with the bottom of our skirt scrunched in our hands. Otherwise I think skorts may have to come back into the picture. HA! Just kidding. Those are on par with fanny packs I dare say. Watch, both skorts & fanny packs light up the runway this Fall. Oi veh.

PS-I wrote about Modest but Modern Fashion over at Creative Touch today, with a little head-to-toe highlight of my 5 go-to items in my summer wardrobe. Creative Touch is the style blog of sweet Esther, a 16-year-old from New Zealand. I’d love for you to check it out!

top: f21, scalloped cross body bag: similar,  necklace: MODE, gladiators: len, belt: f21, sunglasses: marshall’s, skirt: thrifted (similar)

Muted Tones + Neon

Ahhh these jeans make my heart melt a bit. They’re from MODE, a local designer outlet boutique in Maple Grove, MN. They carry some of the most quality denim around for crazy reduced prices. Totes love it. 

Not sure if it’s just free-spirited quirkyness or an Elizabeth Bennet style “abominable sort of conceited independence”, or an inability to waste a moment, but I’ve found that at times my multi-tasking gets a little wonky. No place is this more evident than in the hair salon chair. In general, the only activities involved are chatting with your stylist, tipping your chin this way and that for them, and sticking your neck in those miserable sinks. Not so with yours truly. I’ve been known to do far stranger things in the hair salon chair: pluck my eyebrows, chow down Potato Ole’s (w/cheese dip, of course), dink around on my laptop, and brush/blow-dry my own hair, just to speed things up a bit. Life’s too short to pass up Ole’s for a hair appointment.

Kova&T Jeans: c/o MODE ($39!), neon heels: c/o lulus, top: vintage (similar), fringe bag: Len, necklace: c/o MODE

Peplum Perfection

This silhouette can be a tad bit intimidating to style, extra hips aren’t always everyone’s top idea of flattering. But it is downright chic, so I came up with a few ensemble possibilities that make peplum possible for everybody! And the best news, in true Ruby Girl pocketbook-conscious style, everything is under $50!
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