New Kid On The Block

Whoa... the 80's and the Pop Art bright neon colors are back and now more appealing than ever. While they energize everything from fashion to furnishings and fabric this season how exactly are people suppose to wear these loud colors?

Well, make some room for the New kid on the block cause...there's a new face in the retail world of fast fashion and always changing trends. Specializing in mostly accessories at the moment AndThat's certainly alluring and a threat to be reckoned with. But don't be scared....tackle the neon trend with some of the season's best and brightest. With a history more interesting than some people, here's a few facts about neon that might just leave you in awe.
  • Possibly the most amazing fact about neon is, that it's a common gas in the universe but very rare on Earth
  • It was discovered by William Ramsay and Morris William Travers who are credited with its reveal in 1898.
  • A rare gaseous element occurring in the atmosphere it's 18 parts per millionth and obtained by a fractional distillation of liquid air.
  • It is colorless but glows reddish orange in an electric discharge creating it's iconic appearance.
  • It's name NEON means new in Greek.
With a trend so fascinating it goes beyond looks,"And That" recreates this iconic look through a whole new perspective showcasing its raw beauty.

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User Anecdotes

We've solicited a number of user anecdotes on this topic, and have hand picked some of the more interesting ones below. We feel that anecdotes can give a practical, human perspective on a topic.

"As a parent of a new kid in the neighborhood, I understand the challenges that come with being the 'new kid on the block.' When my family moved to a new city, my son had to adjust to a new school and make new friends. It was tough for him at first, as he felt like an outsider and struggled to find his place in his new environment. But with time, patience, and effort, he slowly started to build connections and become part of the community. One thing that really helped him was joining after-school activities and clubs, giving him the chance to meet others with similar interests. Another crucial factor was the support and understanding of his teachers and classmates. They were welcoming and inclusive, which went a long way in helping him feel like he belonged. As parents, it's essential to offer support and encouragement to our children as they navigate new situations and face new challenges. It's also important to teach them the value of empathy and inclusivity so they can be kind and welcoming to others who may be in the same situation."
Michelle T.

"Being the new kid on the block can indeed be a daunting experience, as I can attest from my own personal experience. When I moved to a new country for work, I had to adapt not only to a new workplace but also to an entirely new culture and way of life. Initially, I felt overwhelmed and isolated, but I soon realized that the key to overcoming these challenges was to be proactive and open-minded. I joined local clubs and attended community events to meet new people and learn more about the local culture. I made an effort to learn the language and tried to understand and embrace the customs and traditions of my new home. Through these efforts, I gradually began to feel more comfortable and connected to my new community. Looking back, I can say that being the new kid on the block was a valuable learning experience that taught me the importance of adaptability, resilience, and open-mindedness in facing life's various challenges."
Carlos R.

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