Bright isn't quite as scary if it's really far from the face. I like the way this keeps some flattering colors around the face but then goes off the chain from the waist down. I could do this, I think. If I were to get uncomfortable once out and about, it'd be easy for me to hide the brilliance under the tablecloth. Or, you know, just sit in my car.
"d" suggested trying neon under a cardigan, and I like that idea. I went for this neon shade of turquoise, because turquoise is a universally flattering color. That is, it's flattering for women of any coloring. Coral is the other universally flattering color. Isn't that good to know? Anyway, yes d, I like this suggestion. Is this what you had in mind?
And then Megan also suggested trying neon jewelry/accessories with a crisp white blouse, and I immediately started thinking how neat that would look, and how easy it'd be to pull together. I love love love crisp white shirts with jeans and a statement shoe... so here I toned down the shoe a little bit and added pops of bright with neon bangles, a necklace and a precious Girl Scouty envelope clutch.
So now I'm thinking, well yes... neon. I can do this! What about you?