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DIY Neon statement Necklace & Meeting style Guru Brad Goreski last Nite

Do you DIY? From grade school to present day, I try to pass off anything arts, crafts or sewing related to my mom. But if it’s a 2-stepper, I’ll give it a try. I saw this simple fun neon statement necklace DIY (do it yourself) on a blog called A Pair & A Spare.

I’ll show you how to make the neon necklace around my neck that I wore to an event last night at one of the best men’s & women’s clothing stores in SF called Black Fleece. They were hosting a book signing event for celebrity stylist Brad Goreski who has his own reality show called “It’s a Brad Brad World.” More on that later, plus HOW TO get guys to an event that is even remotely related to Bravo or Rachel Zoe…

Spring Simplicity ~ There is nothing more comfortable and easy to throw on for women than a maxi dress when you have to get ready fast! I found this Calvin Klein tomato colored maxi in Palm Springs. Similar here

DIY 2-Stepper ~ I found this clearance necklace at Claire’s and should have spray painted it white first, but forgot. After spraying it neon lime green, there was a problem. All the chains hanging down were stuck together. Thanks to the cheap quality, I just pulled them off and the finished necklace is below….

NEON…Just Do It! ~ For anyone timid to try neon, accessories are the easiest way to incorporate your favorite fluorescent shade. Wear a neon statement necklace or bracelets with a solid color, a black dress or a white V-neck T & boyfriend jeans.
Tuesday Night in the Fillmore ~ The event was held at Black Fleece in the Fillmore neighborhood next to shopping, bars and restaurants. Whether you’re going to the Kentucky Derby, just got your tax refund, or want some guy style inspiration for spring, the collection is here or check out the store in person.

Brad & the Boys~ How do you get two Anti-Bravo guys to this book signing? I decided to attend at the last minute so I called my friend Steve & brother, Drew, to go with me. They were at a sports bar watching the Giants game so I had to think fast! “Wanna go to a really fun event, but we have to go now!?” I asked. They agreed without pressing for details and as we approached the store I saw their looks of “Ugh, what is she bringing us to?” But once the Pinot Grigio started flowing and the crab cake platters appeared, guess who totally recognized Brad, chatted him up, and wanted to take pics with the celeb stylist?

Born to be Brad ~ I like his show and love his style, so I bought his book. As I browsed through the chapters last night, it includes funny stories, super styling tricks and 10 items every woman must own. He was nice enough to give Drew & Stevie some complimentary style tips including (Steve ~ ‘Nice shirt, but lose the vest’) and a bit of “How to Tie a Bow Tie” advice…(Practice, and don’t look at yourself in the mirror while you’re doing it because it can mess you up. Go by feeling. Thanks Brad! 🙂


Maxi dress ~ Calvin Klein, necklace ~ Claire’s, orange clutch ~ H&M, neutral wedges ~ Franco Sarta

Do you attempt DIY projects and would you wear neon jewelry? Also, for the guys out there~it’s okay to watch Bravo and like it. 😉

Hope you’re having a great day & thank you for all the support on my blog, I really appreciate it…

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  1. Menachérie says:

    Sweet DIY. Super simple!


  2. Francesca. says:

    Love the idea behind this project, great way to freshen up your accessories for the season! xx

  3. Oh, I LOVE the neon yellow! I recently did the same thing with a collar necklace from H&M!! I didn’t like the pearls so I spray painted it a very bright turquoise. It was so easy and fun, and a great way to pump up my spring wardrobe for like NO money! Here is my post: http://www.leopardandlavender.com/2012/04/outfit-nordstrom-rack-event.html

  4. Giovanna says:

    Super cute post! Love your dress and Brad! Jealous you got to meet him!


  5. CottonCandyINK says:

    you look amazing and such a beautiful dress

  6. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    Oh my gosh, how fun! What cute pictures! I love what you wore. And that necklace is incredible! Definitely a fun statement piece!

  7. Gracey at Fashion for Giants says:

    That is a fantastic outfit – love the tomato red with the neon. And I LOVE the DIY. I don’t really DIY – I mean, I hem stuff (badly, usually) but that’s about the extent. I’m not very patient. I would love to try this though!

  8. Vonae Deyshawn says:

    I love your dress. It’s so effortless but pretty. I’ve been shopping around for some great maxis for the summer. Your DIY is actually a really great idea. I’ll def have to try my hand at it.

    Vonae Deyshawn

  9. TheUrbanUmbrella says:

    Gorgeous dress! You look beautiful! Love that necklace and how you changed it up, it looks fantastic!

    The Urban Umbrella


  10. Annie Louise says:

    love the dress, and I do like the necklace as well, but I don’t think I would wear it myself… neon isn’t really my thing. but it looked really good on you. Honestly, DIY is something that I would love to say I practice, but no… i’m one of those who prefer to save up somme money for a extra nice piece instead.. !
    Love your blog, been scrolling through some of your posts, and you really have a nice style. Especially loving the read dress rom last post. Do you live in SF?
    followed u xx


  11. What Sadie Did says:

    Love your DIY! (Don’t talk to me about DIYS this week though, LOL LOL!!)

    And it looks GORGEOUS with this dress 🙂

    Sadie xx

  12. I have been wanting to try this project ever since I saw it on the blog – A pair and a Spare. She did spray paint it with white first but I love your necklace too. Great project and you look amazing!! Lovely event too…love the pictures. He is amazing. Can’t believe you got to meet him 🙂

    Heel in Mint

  13. VERY nice one of a kind piece!!

  14. the DIY is nice. 🙂

  15. How cool is it that you got to meet Brad!
    And great DIY idea btw… I’ll have to try that out on some old jewelry that could use a modern revamping.

    <3 Hudson East

  16. That looks like such fun and it’s also really cute that you got two guys to go with you too. Love your neon nails as well

  17. sonia de macedo says:

    Super duper jealous of you right now! So amazing you got to meet Brad! And FYI the neon necklace looks much better minus the chains too!


  18. that ‘s a hoooooooot dress you had on, i really like the final result of your necklace, it’s better without those chains hangin:))

  19. Petite and Hungry says:
  20. PoetessWug says:

    I make my own crochet and bead jewelry in a little shop on Etsy called “Wuglyees”, so I’m ‘doing it myself’ all the time! ^_^ I never paint anything though. I leave that kind of adventure to those who do it best…which apparently now includes YOU! ^_^

  21. That's My Mama says:

    You look really cute! I think your diy necklace turned out great and really brought this whole look together nicely 🙂

  22. So jealous you got to meet Brad!! Love your dress!

  23. Something About Kerri says:

    beautiful combo of neon yellow and red orange =) i never DIY. maybe the most DIY thing I do is sew on buttons or secure buttons on my clothing items LOL

  24. amaaazing dress!
    xx Nora


  25. Kristina says:

    Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. 🙂

    — Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

  26. A Bit of Sass says:

    You look gorgeous. Thanks for the DYI:)

  27. Kiwi Fashion Blog says:

    Omg you got to meet Brad?!? So jealous!
    The DIY necklace is brilliant!
    I’m following you back 🙂

  28. I Love your look and the neon yellow!! 😉

    Now following you! 🙂


  29. omg. first, you look beyond stunning. the red is so beautiful on you. And second, so excited you got to meet Brad. He’s so beyond hilarious. fabulous post, love. xo


  30. hi! just found ur blog, and so glad I did! 🙂

    xx, your new follower Hanna

  31. B Allen @ What2Wear says:

    I’m so jealous you got to meet brad! And I love what you did with that necklace, I might have another DIY in my future. And thank you forth sweet comment, I’m a new follower 🙂
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  32. I love that! What a brilliant idea!

  33. Wow!!! The necklace is really nice!! Brilliant!!
    Follow u now!!

    I have a nice giveaway, check it out!!


  34. Gaby de Modacapital says:

    OMG! you look amazing! Love the color of your necklace 🙂

  35. Diva In Me says:

    I bought a neon top from Forever 21 and kind of afraid to wear it at 1st but now the more I look at it, the more I like it! =D I’ve not tried a neon accessory but maybe I’ll start with a ring.
    Your DIY necklace turned out great! Very outstanding when you pair it with the red dress.

  36. Nice outfit and great diy idea!

  37. Adeola Naomi says:

    Great dress and lovely DIY!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, will you like to follow each other?
    Am already following you right away, hope you can follow back too.

  38. Love this cute outfit! Amazing combination 😀 Would you like to follow each other? 🙂

    With love, Mia

  39. I love this post! The color of your dress is perfect and that DIY neon necklace is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Big City Farm Girl

  40. that looks amazing! xx

  41. Love your dress, and love the combination with the necklace!

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  42. Cool Vanity says:

    Lovely DIY. Kisses.

  43. I love what you did with that necklace. It looks so cool! And Brad looks like an amazing person, so nice that you met him! x

  44. Can't Afford Chanel says:

    Love your dress and love your DIY!!

    Can’t Afford Chanel Blog

  45. Such a perfect outfit! & the fact that you got that necklace at Claire’s & then gave it a face lift makes the outfit that much cooler! I will definitely be trying this technique out! & i love BRAD! xo, Megs


  46. Dale, The DIY necklace is very nice and your outfit is perfect for the occasion!

  47. cute post love , i like the shots

    Follow my blog on bloglovin please and i do follow you back.


  48. Jayme and Mendi says:

    OMG. So jealous right now. We’d diiiiieee to met Brad. Love him!

    What a perfect idea for making a boring necklace spectacular!! I want to do this. 😉

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  49. The Fashion Moodboard says:

    You look so pretty! I love your DIY necklace, the color is so beautiful! <3


  50. Biser Sable says:

    Lovely outfit!^^

  51. Tere Ávila says:

    this necklace is so nice, i really love itttttt!
    nice to meet your blog!


  52. I love how you did your necklace, it looks gorgeous with the red dress and thank you for your lovely comment. Would you like to follow each other? 🙂

  53. Looked like a fun event! I like his show. Love your red dress! Just found your blog, and it’s so lovely! It’s so great to find another SF fashion blogger! =) Following you now on GFC. I hope you can follow back so we can stay in touch!

    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
    PS. If you’re interested, check out my $50 Gift card GIVEAWAY!

  54. nanooosh says:

    Cute ! Love this and the whole blog !
    You are so stylish !
    Followed your blog dear , would love if you check my blog and follow back if you like 🙂



  55. Vittoria @ The Beautiful Things says:

    oh my, you look fabulous! i LOVE that dress!

    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

  56. LOVE that dress!



  57. wow, i love this diy!
    thanks about your visit and commet
    and i following you too


  58. pinkmate says:

    i love that dress! So gorgeous on you!



  59. love everything!!!!we can follow each other?kisses

  60. Ana Costa e Silva says:

    great necklace!!!

    So cool!!! I follow you!!!


  61. your dress is so stunning!

  62. Caroline says:

    The necklace looks great, the colour goes gorgeous with your dress 🙂 Looks like a fun night!

    Caroline x
    Caroline’s Catwalk

  63. your necklace looks so amazing!
    thanks for comment on my blog =) following you,btw


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  65. GlamorousGirl says:
  66. Anonymous says:
  67. a beautiful red dress!
    It suits you! ..
    good weekend!

  68. looks like you had an awesome time =) plus I’m crushing on your ck maxi dress <3

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

  69. Fuchsia and Viscaria says:

    awww, your DIY project is so awesome!
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    It would be so lovely if you read it and email Spark what do you think about it.
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  70. Your necklace looks awesome, Dale! I love the dress too – I die for Calvin Klein.

    I just subscribed to Savvy Spice & look forward to reading more posts <3

  71. Morgan Brooks says:

    Adore this post love!
    I would love it if you would come and check out my latest post!


    omg i love your necklace!



  73. The necklace looks amazing ! Would have never guessed it was a DIY 🙂

  74. Hipstalur says:

    Brilliant necklace, it looks so simple to make! I love DIY things and I would be really grateful if you checked out my blog, http://www.hipstalurquirkyfashion.blogspot.co.uk. I am following now 🙂

  75. Estilo Hedónico says:

    I love your outfit!!!



  76. Clara Turbay says:

    It´s great to visit you again and find good stuffs!

  77. Dirty Closet says:

    beautiful combination dress+ neck!

  78. style point says:

    Omg what A nice post.u look stunning in red dress .cant stop admiring !Like a movie star on red carpet.

  79. Sarah Stright says:

    What a great DIY!!! Seems so easy. And super jealous about meeting Brad. He’s fantastic.

  80. Maria Bastida says:

    love how you matched the necklace with that red dress!! looking gorgeous 😉


  81. Fashion Lookbook says:

    Gorgeous dress. I love the color on you.

  82. TripsTreasures says:

    Hey ! thanks for your nice comment

    That dress looks great on you and I love the DIY necklace, so stylish !

    new outfit post !

  83. Thanks for visiting my blog girl! Great style. The color of this dress paired with the neon necklace looks amazing!
    EF xo


  84. Steph C. says:

    oh wow! love your DIY hun, it looks absolutely amazingg <3
    Ginger and Lace

  85. MªJosé Fernández says:

    me ha encantado tu blog, te sigo…muak guapisima

  86. what a great DIY! the necklace looks awesome! and I love your dress!!


    Love the neon necklace 🙂

    – Malena

  88. micah gianneli says:

    The neon necklace is bangin’, looks great with the red dress!

    Micah x


  89. Love this neon d.i.y. Such a great idea!!!!


  90. Camilla says:

    I love this yellow necklace diy.
    What a great idea! 🙂

    xxx Camilla, http://www.NativePassion.blogspot.com

  91. clotheshunger says:

    I’m totally going to try this DIY neon jewelry idea!!

    I’m doing a bit on neon in my next blog entry as well, check it out. 🙂


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