4.01.2011

Daily Threads: Orange-ish

Orange isn't really a predominant color in my closet. In fact, I'm really not sure I even own anything orange. Turns out, it's really not that bad. When I received this top in my swap package (I requested it), I had a ton of ideas running through the styling side of my brain on how to wear it. With denim shorts (that I still haven't DIYed), white pants (that I still don't have), or my thrifted yellow pencil skirt (that I still haven't hemmed)... oh, the unavailable possibilities.

When push comes to shove - I always fall back on my skinny jeans. They are my staple, my sidekick, my no-fail-one-item-I-can't-live-without. I'm sure you have something like this? I tucked in the front, put on my turquoise necklace that's a perfect contrast, and some gladiator heels - done. I love the colors and the simplicity. 

 
 

 top: swapped {similar}
jeans: tj maxx {similar}
shoes: vera wang {similar}
necklace: my shop

67 comments:

Ashley said...

Love the orange! Outfit looks great as usual and I love the turquoise necklace paired with it. :)

Julie said...

Orange looks great on you! And I love the necklace your paired it with as well. You look so lovely!

Chloe Rushworth said...

Love this sooo much, love the colour contrasting, you look gorgeous.

C x
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Liz said...

Um that necklace looks good with everything! Love the simplicity of it all :)

thelifeacademic said...

That tangerine color is one of my all time favorites. I have more than a few bits and pieces in my closet in the same shade, but I've never thought to pair it with turquoise. I'm now super in love with the combo -- makes me want to run away to the warm places! Thanks for the inspiration.

thelifeacademic said...

That tangerine color is one of my all time favorites. I have more than a few bits and pieces in my closet in the same shade, but I've never thought to pair it with turquoise. I'm now super in love with the combo -- makes me want to run away to the warm places! Thanks for the inspiration.

Brandy said...

Gorgeous! I'm not much of an orange person either, but I really like that top.

Kuleigh said...

I'm totally terrified of orange but this looks so great! I like your braid and lipstick with that shade of orange!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Love that gorgeous pop of orange & I'm also loving that necklace, SO gorgeous. xx veronika

Liz said...

I love this! :) Orange and teal are such great colours together :) Your fishtail braid is also amazing!
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Allison said...

I am that way with skinny jeans too. I hope they are in style forever! I love the turquoise necklace with the orange!

Monique Zuman said...

Orange looks sooooo pretty on you!!! <3

Monique xx
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lilmissmarch said...

just lovely!

emma basilone said...

I want that necklace (maybe after 30/30?!) <3 your shoes too!

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megannielsen said...

I love this on you hun! Orange really really suits you!!!

Kate said...

Sometimes the simple outfits are the best. And that orange looks absolutely fantastic on you! And as Liz said, that necklace goes with everything (that is how fab it is).

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Ava said...

Love the fishtail... and you can NEVER go wrong with skinny jeans!

~Ava

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous colour! A great way to welcome spring :)

Kelly
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Think Twice Style said...

I'm so excited that it looks so good on you! But then again, how could it not? I agree with you on the color, it is probably one of the few orange things in my closet because it's so difficult to wear! I think the lip color and your dark blonde hair makes the orange pop, though. Glad you're enjoying it :)

Melody said...

You can never go wrong with skinny jeans..I love mine! lol and I love that color top,especially with the necklace!

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Kiki said...

Love it! I have been on a major orange kick lately! It is so fresh! xoxo kiki

JennaStevie said...

I dont think I own anything orange either!! I want a really bright orange dress for summer though. I love the necklace and orange top. My cropped blazer is my "go-to" item, it looks good with anything, fall, winter, spring, summer.
xJennaD

I am Khatu said...

I don't own a lot of orange either, but it's been popping up every where and now I want everything orange. def. a popular color this season.

CessOviedo said...

Although orange is not my favorite crayon, I've caught myself looking at lovely orangy items lately, kinda glad to be adding more color to my closet, think the top looks beautiful on you, love the boho-ish look, love your diy pendant, just the cute color touch! Have a lovely weekend dear!

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Michelle's Style File said...

Great top- the necklace is perfect with the orange.

x
Michelle
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Amy said...

Love this outfit and the combo of orange and the turquoise necklace! You look gorgeous!

amy day to day

MaryBeth said...

bright colors just go a soul goooood!
xoxoMB

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

I've never really worn orange either (even though I went to OSU), but I pulled a never-worn orange top out of my closet last weekend, and wore it with some citizens flares, and it turned out great! Yours looks pretty dang good too! I think the dark wash jeans are the way to go... I could be a little bias since that was my choice too. :)

christine donee said...

orange blouse = greatness

you are awesome

xoxo
Christine
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kileen said...

you look great in orange and the color really stands out against blue jeans. and the fishtail braid is so lovely!

cute & little

Nelah said...

I love the colors of your blouse and necklace...very pretty and vibrant. Some nice combo to wear to get into an energetic mood.

Aubrey said...

Haha I love the unavailable idea of the yellow pencil skirt! Sounds cah-yoote! So hem that damn thing already.

You're looking gorgeous today. (or yesterday...too lazy to scroll up to look at the date!) annnnd this makes me want to buy that necklace even more!!

Holly said...

you look great in orange! it complements really nicely with your hair colour, good choice!

Savannah said...

I love fishtail braids!! I wish my hair was long enough to do it. You look fab in orange!

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lilmissmarch said...

Thanks for the feedback on my training! : )

Lilaanaa said...

so great, love it

20 York Street said...

Love the necklace! It pops out so well!


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Sabina said...

I love your outfit (you look sooo fab in orange! :O ) and overall, your blog is amazing! :)) Love it!

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Kirstin Marie said...

You look great in orange! I love the turquoise with it. Very nice.

Dawniebee12 said...

You should wear orange more often. It looks great on you! I like it paired with the turquoise for sure. I found you off a blog from FTLOB. Hope you have time to come say hi to me.
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Piril Maria said...

Wonderful!




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emma basilone said...

I had to blog about the necklace I want from your shop!

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-21.html

gina said...

Hi! Very cute outfit! I'm a new follower and I'm simply loving your blog. It's very original :)

xo, gina

Christine said...

This outfit is so so chic! PLUS I adore your hair!
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Fashion Momma said...

LOVE the fishtail braid! Effortlessly chic (although I know it takes quite a bit of effort to do a fishtail!) Like you, I have a zillion things that need some sort of alteration and I'm not making the time for it! So I dream up outfits upon outfits and never get them worn!

Your tried and true skinnies did the top justice, though. That orange looks gorgeous on your skin and it's the super star of the outfit, this way!

Krust said...

I LOVE you orange blouse and your fishtail braid! You look awesome here. <3

Krust

Lisa D. said...

That necklace makes this an outfit. I agree with you -- it's really simple -- but it's totally polished. Your lip color adds another bright to pull it all together, too.

P.S. I love when you wear your hair like that!

Melanie said...

Pretty! Orange is a hard color to wear and definitely looks horrible against my skin, but you better believe I throw on my bright orange Flyers tee whenever I go to a game.

Anyway, there is an optical illusion going on here--you mentioned you tucked in the shirt and you did such a perfect job blousing it out I thought the top was just cropped!

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kelseywilliams said...

Oh, I totally didn't realize it was tucked in! Is it pretty long normally? I want some orange for spring!

Erin said...

New follower here! Loving the orange/turquois combo. Oh, and I'm sure you get this all the time, but your hair is FABULOUS!

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Laura said...

The orange is a gorgeous color on you! And I agree with everyone who has said that your braid is incredible. I really love it!

AubreyOhDang! said...

i like how you styled your hair. i really need to learn how to fishtail braid.

Melissa said...

I realized a while ago that I don't have anything orange in my closet either. I seriously need to remedy that.

I LOVE it with the pop of turquoise! Genius!

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Frances Joy said...

I love it! That top is so pretty and I'm pretty much in love with it. The simplicity of this outfit is pretty much perfect, too.

Sandy a la Mode said...

ok that's it! i need some new turquoise jewelry, ASAP!!!

Nikki said...

I love your top! x

Anna Jane said...

orange is totally your color...definitely look into wearing it more--you look awesome!

Emily said...

LOVE this!! You look gorgeous in this color!! So inpsired to wear orange today now :) And that fishtail braid is perfect -- I'm loving it. xoox

Rebecca said...

Orange looks great on you. I only own a couple of orange tops, but I really like them.

Lydia Marie said...

I really like the necklace with that shirt! Orange is one of those colors I usually stay away from too, but I've been embracing it a little more lately.

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Little Lovables said...

I almost got an almost identical shirt like that the other day but ended up putting it back (trying to save money and all)! Oh, this makes me so mad now!

Cara-Mia said...

Cute! I usually just keep orange limited to my accessories, but this is a great top. :)

Natalie Ryker said...

usually orange isn't a flattering color but it works this time
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Kayla said...

I'm terrified of orange but you look awesome! Maaaaybe one of these days I'll give it a try.

Kayla
Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

Ashley J said...

I have orange on today over at my blog, it looks great on you and as always love the fishtail braid!

Penny said...

i love this braid!how do you do it??