16 September 2013

Trying a Fave

orange  orange

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love the color orange. I lean towards the more red tone orange hues (like J.Crew's "modern red") because I find that more flattering on my complexion, and I get the punch of red without its harshness.

I'm playing catch-up with orange though, as it yet another something that I stayed clear away from before I started blogging - i.e., going outside my natural comfort zone with my own style. Chalk orange up along with wearing pink, belts, skirts, dresses, pretty much all accessories.

orange  orange

(Think of all the stylish things I would have missed if I hadn't started a blog and began experimenting!)

Granted I'm not jumping on every single trend out there (like this - thinking folks at the office might talk), but I'm all for trying interesting new things at least once. Sometimes things don't quite work out harem pants, other times I end up with a new fave color that I wear over and over and over again.

orange

Jacket: J.Crew maritime (worn here - same solid, factory version, sim)
Dress: BR factory (sim, sim, dif necklines scoop, cowl, square)
Belt: Anthropologie ekbal (worn here - sim, sim, neutral)
Earrings: Amrita Singh (deal, sim)
Ring: BR (sim, sim, pink)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory chainlink (sim pave)
Shoes: Michael Kors hamilton (worn here - sim, sim)
Bag: C.Wonder colorblock (worn here - this year's version, sim flap, pink)

75 comments:

  1. WTF to the nose or ear jewel cuff?!?

    Orange is fantastic, I'm quite partial to it myself. Love it with that tiny bit of turquoise. :)

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  2. This stunning Lisa, for spring, summer, autumn. A very versatile dress!

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  3. I love orangey red myself, it is very flattering on my skin tone and it looks so vibrant! I think you look radiant in that dress :)

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  4. You look absolutely stunning, Lisa! I love the way you combined so many different colors - it's incredibly chic...and perfect for all seasons! :)

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  5. WAHAHAHA! That nose cuff made my day! XD

    Know what you mean about trying out a new colour - the risk is that if you love it, you just won't be able to stop yourself from picking up more things in that colour, right? (Btw. if you had to pick an all-time favourite colour, would it be orange? Or green? Or...what?) I was looking at your old links, and I love your fluffed-up hair! So cute! Anyways, you look smashing in your orange dress and striped blazer. Thanks for the striped blazer inspo! ;)

    And yeah, blogging has totally made me braver in trying things out too. Which is nice. Even if we do end up second-guessing what we wore one time or another. :)

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    1. I'm overdue to get my hair done again - not sure if I'll be brave enough to go bob-length again, but I'd love to have more bounce.

      I think my stand-by answer for fave color is blue ... though I do have a lot of orange in my closet now ...

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  6. Beautiful as usual. Love the belt with the jacket/dress. Love it all.

    Blogging has made me braver for sure, though I still sometimes find myself taking off my jewelry/accessories mid-day (sometimes too heavy, sometimes just too much...).

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    1. I sometimes take off a bracelet or two if I'm at my desk working on the computer for a while. The clanging and banging gets in the way!

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  7. OOHH! I love that belt with the dress! What a gorgeous combination Lisa!

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  8. Lisa I LOVE this dress! It is perfect on you! :)

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  9. Heehee harem pants (in teeny teeny letters). ;)

    That red/orange is divine on you, one of the best colors from J. Crew, really. You glow in that shade.

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    1. The back of my mind still thinks that I will make harem pants happen. Haha, maybe someday.

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  10. I love the orange dress with the stripes jacket

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/09/polka-dot-pants.html#

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  11. Love the dress. What a gorgeous colour.

    (Nose cuff. Wow. WTF.)

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  12. That dress is so sophisticated, love it on you! I don't think I own a single orange piece in my closet...it kind of scares me.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. What a gorgeous outfit! I LOVE the color of your dress and the fit is perfect too!

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  14. Orange is a great color on you and I don't see myself going with the nose trend thing either. Kinda creepy.

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    1. I can't stand having a loose hair on my face, I can't imagine what I'd feel with a dangly nose cuff!

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  15. I used to shy away from orange myself. I always thought it would wash me out like most shades of yellow do. I was pleasantly surprised that I was actually able to pull it off. Now there are quite a few orange pieces in my closet.
    You look so elegant in this outfit, Lisa! Love that striped blazer!

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    1. One color I've found that actually does wash me out is lavender. Sigh, which is a shame since it's such a pretty hue!

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  16. Hilarious nose ring/cuff. I can't even imagine trying to pull that off. It might make a great Halloween costume accessory....

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  17. You look fabulous in orange! I don't know why I'm so against the color myself...maybe because I'm worried with my orange hair I'll look like a giant pumpkin. As a side note, I really like how you posed your different pieces together to show the different colors, prints, and textures of your outfit. I'm glad I've found your blog. You're going to be great inspiration for color and pattern mixing - I can tell!

    - Liz

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Liz!

      I think the right shade of orange may work for you.

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  18. What?! Are people seriously wearing these nose cuff things?! Whoah. I think you look great in orange. I'm still scared of it, because of my complexion and hair I think. Maybe a toned down version might work for me.

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    1. Pamela from "Ginger Girl" used to wear reds and oranges all the time and she was a redhead too, and she looked great in it. May be worth a try?

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  19. Orange lloks great on you Lisa!

    Which jcrew is your favorite in the ATL metro area?

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    1. I don't think you can beat Lenox for its shopping in general, but a lot of times new stuff is sold out really quickly at that JC store, so I personally prefer the Perimeter location. However they just opened a store at the Westside Provisions District (kind of by where the Ikea is) that I haven't been to yet, so who knows, that one may rock.

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  20. Spectacular !!!!
    This is a lovely dress and you wear it well.
    I dont pay much attention to what colour flatters me-
    I like to think that blue looks good on me.

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  21. that orange dress is stunning on you Lisa.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  22. Beautiful! You wear this shade so well! Thank you for steering clear of the nose jewel thingie. That's just wrong.

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    1. Only if blingy nose rings become a thing at my office, I may consider trying it, haha.

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  23. This tomato red is phenomenal! Love, love, love!

    M @ www.myclosetcatalogue.com

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  24. that shade of orange is divine on you!

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  25. Faaaabulous dress! You look stunning. I love the neckline! The belt is perfect with this too. Well done Lisa!!

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  26. You look fabulous! Love that dress with the striped jacket. And that belt is great.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  27. orange has become one of my favorite colors to wear (never thought i'd say that), so of course i was immediately drawn to your look today! love the interesting textures & patterns you incorporated as well with your belt and blazer!

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    1. I'm with you - I never thought orange would be one of my faves.

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  28. um what the heck is that nose thing?! i can't believe that's seriously a thing.

    you look lovely in orange! i'm still discovering i can wear various shades of green, which makes me happy to no end. ;)

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  29. I love that color as well! You styled the dress perfectly with the jacket, shoes and belt, love this!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  30. Yay for orange! You convinced me to try wearing orange, and now that I've found the right hue, I love it.
    I love this outfit on you!

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  31. I love this shade of orange too. It's a great alternative to a bright red and it looks great on you! The detailing on the neckline makes it extra special.

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  32. This dress looks awesome on you! I'm loving the belt. And that striped blazer looks so good with it!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com






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  33. The belt and stripes are the perfect accent to this dress, you look gorgeous!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  34. I love that colored dress... it does look great on you! And the belt that you paired with it? Perfect!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  35. I put the harem pants right in the "what was I thinking?" pile.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. I agree. Though part of me still wants to try to make them work, I don't know why!

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  36. Lisa - for the fashion blog - I would love to see this nose cuff on you :) OMG - who buys this stuff? I love orange as well and love it with navy...such a classic combo.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  37. Hi Lisa, I just found your blog via a fellow blogger and it's lovely! I absolutely love that orange dress on you, it's so chic.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Emma! I hope you stay a while!

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  38. i love that blogging allows (and sometimes forces) us to step out of our comfort zone. this dress is amazing on you. i love the color and the belt detail!

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    1. Thanks! If I hadnt started blogging, who knows, I may still not be wearing most of the color palette!

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  39. If only I still worked in a corporate setting, I'd be bookmarking your every post! I love how chic these outfits look! :D

    Abi
    aka The Belated Bloomer - Blog Giveaway Still Open!

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  40. ha ha! I'm so glad I'm not the only one to succumb to the lure of the harem pants and be disillusioned with them.

    This colour is fabulous on you. It is funny since for so long I thought it was unflattering to all skin tones. Turns out the right colour of orange will work for all skin tones.

    This dress is very MadMen. I love it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I felt the same way about orange and yellow. Now I love a red-orange and a bright sunny yellow!

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  41. this outfit is so pretty! I love the bold color of orange but how sophisticated it looks by the way you styled it!
    xo,
    nancy

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  42. This is a brilliant color and a seriously great dress. Love!

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  43. I love this color! The belt is really pretty too. My favorite go to colors are probably boring black, spicy red, and hot pink.
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  44. That's a great dress. I love the silhouette.

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  45. i definitely get a lot of inspiration from bloggers such a yourself. Growing up I was a total t-shirt and jeans (with flip flops) kind of gal.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  46. This dress is gorgeous and fits/flatters so very well. I love the navy stripes with it. What a great transitional outfit!

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  47. I have always thought you are a natural at styling. I think you are always doing such a good job. Like again with this outfit. I often think of you when I am trying to think of something to combine (does not help however... I have not got the fantasy, the eye).
    Greetje

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  48. When you find something that works - you go with it!! You look fabulous in this color...this dress is so beautiful on you!

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  49. when you find something that works...you go with it! this color is stunning on you, I don't blame you for rocking it out repeatedly!

    The Fab Life

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  50. What a perfect outfit, really like this, and the color (one I would never ever be able to pull off!) suits you sooo well, love it!

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  51. Totally love the dress with that jacket! I started a fashion blog too because the people I work with kept telling me they love coming to work each day just to see what would wear next. www.TWMsite.wordpress.com

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  52. What a Stunning Dress. Super duper Chic. Orange looks great with Camel or Tan. I am loving the pops of Turquoise, too. I love it every time you wear this Striped Blazer.

    And I am now all caught up with your lovely self. As always you look incredible Lisa. I want every single outfit you wear: clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses. I want it all. SERIOUSLY. PERIOD.

    <3 Ada.

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