April 30, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Orange Crush






































I have a crush on the color orange lately. When I was a kid, it was always my least favorite. I didn't like orange markers, and I didn't like orange popsicles. But I'm loving all the citrus hues shown on the runway recently, and I've come to learn that orange is an excellent color for my skin tone. And now I can't get enough! :-)

Styling tips: Are there colors you've been afraid to try? This summer, make it your goal to try on at least one new color that you may or may not love on the hanger. If it doesn't work out, no harm done. If it does, you might find yourself with a new favorite color just like me!

Occasion: Errands
Shirt: Moda, c/o MJR Sales, $24
Jeans (left): Gap, $35
Shorts (right): American Eagle, $25
Belt: H&M, $20
Shoes: c/o Chinese Laundry
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Charm: c/o Stella & Dot, $19

30 comments:

  1. I prefer with long pants ;) love orange top <3

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  2. I like it better with the shorts.. and orange really does look great on you!

    www.shoesandjules.com

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  3. I love orange now too and used to hate it when I was younger but now I find like you, it goes great with my skin tone! I don't like wearing red too much, I just feel too "bright" when I wear it.

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  4. Love this look both ways! :)

    It's not really a "color," but gray always washes me out. I just can't quite get it right . . . but I think it's my pale coloring and freckles that make it tough for me to pull off. I'll just stick to black or white, I guess!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE that top and you look gorgeous in orange!! I must get one to wear with my new white jeans from NY & Co.!!

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  6. J, the link to the top doesn't seem to work. Can you check on it or tell the name of the top or something to help me find it on that site? Thanks!

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  7. The link is being weird, but the site works like eBay - one listing for every item so I can't link to the actual top. Use the search categories to narrow it down - the brand is Moda, so I would look for Moda tops/sweaters! :-)

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  8. Light gray is hard for me to pull off too. I love a dark charcoal gray though! Similar to black, but with a little more depth, you should try it. :-)

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  9. You do look amazing in orange! I love that top with the beading. I am OBSESSED with orange right now; wearing an orange top right now, actually! Just received the most gorgeous platform peep-toe suede ruched Nine West pumps by UPS yesterday and I am having a hard time deciding what to wear them with!

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  10. Taylor, post a picture or link to my Facebook page and we can help you think of some outfits!

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  11. So fun seeing your Stella and Dot necklaces knowing I have those and can pair it with a similar outfit. :-) Still loving those necklaces on a daily basis. Really digging this outfit with the shorts.

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  12. I've always disliked purple. I recently tried it and discovered that although I'm still not crazy about bright purple, I'm loving lavender and a dark smokey purple.
    I also very recently fell in love coral. I HATE orange, but coral with pink or red tones is perfect for spring. :)

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  13. LOVE this color and that top is gorgeous! I've been searching for a great pair of white pants- with every pair I've come across so far, the fabric is either way too thin (see through pants... yuck!) or feels too bulky for spring.. I can't wait until I find a great pair so I can try and recreate this outfit! Love it, J!

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  14. I rarely wear yellow, but that orange looks absolutely fabulous on you! Maybe I should try out a yellow shirt again :)

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  15. I just posted the pic to your FB page. Suggest away! (And... admittedly I am a clothing & accessory collector so I have quite the expansive wadrobe to choose from, ha.)

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  16. What other color bottoms could you wear with this. I don't have white jeans or pants because I feel like it makes me look heavier on the bottom. :) any suggestions? And shoes with a different color bottom? Love the top and want one!

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  17. jseverydayfashionApril 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Natalie, I would also wear this top (or one like it) with blue jeans or khaki-colored bottoms with the same shoes. The beads are brownish so the shoes go well with them!

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  18. Just bought a light weight orange sweater at H&M today! Can't wait to give this look a try!

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  19. I have to say, I love that watch... your shoes... and orange looks great on you! There are probably a lot of colors that I'm afraid to try. I usually play it safe and wear blues, because they look good with my lighter hair and eyes. You make me want to go out and buy something in a fun new color though!

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  20. Hi J! Love your blog! I just bought some awesome white skinny jeans, and I am a little unsure what shoes to pair with them...can you do a post where you talk about white jeans and shoe pairings since they are such a hot trend this spring?? Thanks for your help!
    K

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  21. Love the bright orange. And those white pants and shorts look like they came from the same store. I was actually surprised to see they were from different stores, because I thought you cut them yourself!

    Samantha
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

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  22. jseverydayfashionMay 1, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    That's too funny! I've had the shorts for about 4 years actually! They definitely aren't the same in person. :-)

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  23. jseverydayfashionMay 1, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    Kim, I have always loved white skinny jeans and I think pretty much any shoe color goes. I tend to not pair with black because it's too harsh, but literally everything else - red, gold, taupe, nude, brown is fair game! If you want to see some of my outfits with white jeans (I wear them a lot) check out my 400+ outfits on Facebook in 3 photo albums labeled "J's Everyday Outfits." Part 1 has tons of looks with white jeans!

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  24. gorgeous blog! keep up the good work!
    would love your support for mine!
    xoxo
    www.misskatatny.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm obsessed with coral lately too! I've always been anti-orange, but I guess it's just s matter of finding the right hue.

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  26. Hey There Carole!May 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    I loving your shorts with the tunic top. Right now I'm loving long sleeve tops with shorts. I have a striped boatneck sweater that I want to wear with shorts... Shorts that I don't have yet. I really need to start looking because I have a limited window here in the south that I will be able to wear long sleeve anything let alone a sweater.

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  27. You look so fantastic! And holy cow does that color combo bring out your beautiful tan! I'm jealous :)
    xoxo
    Lia

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  28. Love this top. I tried searching for it on MJR Sales... couldn't find it. Do you know if they usually only carry one of each item or does it depend? Thanks for all the great tips!

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  29. jseverydayfashionMay 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Lindsey, it depends on the item, but they usually only have a few of the item, and I don't think I ever saw another one of these. Check "new arrivals" from time to time though - that's where you find the really good stuff before someone snaps it up!

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