Si Se Puede wear neon in the workplace with Gambita style

This past week has been filled with Si Se Puede spirit in the air. It was big week! DOMA was dismissed in the U.S. Supreme court, immigration reform legislation passed in Congress and Sonia Sotomayor – first Latina Supreme Court Justice – had her birthday this week! Carrying on the Si Se Puede mood – I am si se pueding it by featuring neon attire for the workplace – it can be done. Especially at Gambita – an online boutique shopping experience for fashion-forward petites.

Wearable neon garments for the workplace are tricky. The color and cut have to be just right. It’s no where near the task of fighting for gay marriage and immigration reform, but curating attire for the workplace with neon garments is by far one of the most challenging for me to pull off. It’s why the neon green Ryder Shirt by Alice & Trixie was a garment I just had to style and feature on this blog! It is one of the pricier items at Gambita, but they are offering La Bella Tanchi readers a special promo! Just enter Gambita4LaBellaTanchi at checkout for 25% off all items in your order!


Last week I featured a Day-to-Night look with the gorgeous coral Lena Tank, also available at Gambita. They have so many garments for sale that are incredibly versatile!


For today’s post, I paired the Ryder shirt with pleather shorts from Forever 21, an animal print belt from bebe (of course), black Toms shoes, and neon pink studs from Express – previously featured in my first post on neon attire for the workplace.


I choose black bottoms since it’s a great color to work with for the work outfit and nightlife outfit also.


For the work look, I paired the Ryder with an Express black pencil skirt (similar here) and my “Party in the front, Work in the back” bebe leatherette panel icon skinny jeans for night time.


No matter what the mean girls say – I stand by my vests, and I paired one with the Ryder skirt a navy pinstriped one from the Gap. It’s a great way to make the Ryder shirt work-appropriate. You’ll notice one of the great and uncommon features of the Ryder shirt is the open back cut-out! This is wonderful for day and night, but not so much for the workplace. It’s why a vest is a great way to hide the cut-out – not to mention also to tone done the bright neon color and create a slimming look (dark colors) – making me look taller and covering the panza.


The Ryder shirt is a tanchi and panza friendly shirt. There’s no tailoring necessary and it falls just right on my petite proportions. It does the trick of making the panza look fab whether tucked in such as in the day and work looks, or hanging loose. The last component to make the switches happen, is simply swapping the Toms for Alfani black patent and blue suede pumps which are great for work and night time.


Bright Blue and neon green is a favorite color combo pairing of mine. For years, I didn’t wear this Macy’s shoe clearance find, but eventually started wearing them all the time when I discovered great neon pairing. They’re a fun shoe, yet professional – again great for sporting the color but having some darker hues to tone it down.



With just a few swamps, this tanchi is ready for the workplace to strut the neon or for any occasion in a jam-packed day! Neon on neon with a touch of classy black garments makes this Ryder shirt a great addition to the tanchi and panza friendly only closet!

If you have loved the Lena Tank and Ryder top thus far, be sure to check out the great selection at Gambita. Here a few of my favorites!


Beth Romper

Jayne Dress

Mya Top

Tulip Skirt

In addition to the great selection at Gambita, the service is impressive! Especially since Gambita is a start-up. Often, petite apparel is only available online which makes for a hassle with shipping and handling, but Gambita offers free shipping and returns. I have to say, I have yet to encounter a comparable online shopping experience that’s as good as the one with I love places that make it an ease to shop and Gambita does it right! This wont be the last tanchis of Gambita features – she’s got fresh stock and it all so fitting for my petiteness and the panza!

Thanks to Tyson Gardner for the photos! I’m excited to start collaborating with this photographer on upcoming shoots!


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