Monday, May 9, 2011

OOTD: Whoever Said Orange Was the New Pink...

If you can finish the sentence from the title of this post, we are destined to be best blog friends.  If not, well, I suggest you quickly brush up on your classic movie knowledge :)

I've never been a big fan of orange (especially when it has to do with a certain university in Texas.)  I've always considered the color to be an enemy with my first and true color love, pink.  But when I saw this orange number at Ann Taylor, I had to try it.  Sure, it had all the wrong things going for it...the color, the oversized bag-lady territory...but something called me to try it on.  And I'm so glad I did, because I LOVE it!  I wore this last week on Cinco de Mayo when most of you were sunning on the patio and sipping margaritas.  But I was stuck working a shift at the store, so I figured if I had to be putting back clothes instead of cocktails, I could at least look festive doing it :)

DSCN4733Open cardigan: Ann Taylor (sold out in orange, but here in different colors)
Dress: J. Crew (its navy jersey, but looks black in the pictures)
Belt: Gap
Necklace: vintage; from a trip to Cabo
Ring: David Yurman
Earrings: my mom's from the 80s :)

DSCN4737The orange looks a little different in real life than it does in these pictures, but I guess that's what you get with not-so-awesome bathroom lighting :)

DSCN4738I got this chunky beaded necklace when I went to Cabo one spring break in college, and even though I love it, I always have a hard time pairing with actual outfits.  So when I couldn't decide between the beaded or the gold necklace, I just decided to wear both!

DSCN4745PS: Notice a different background from my usual bathroom OOTD pics?  When Matt and I moved a few weekends ago, we had to start sharing a bathroom.  Which sadly meant my wall of jewelry storage system had to be relocated (tear!)  It took some getting used to, but I'm adjusting :)

So while my love for pink is still in full force, its going to have to make some room, because I have a feeling this orange number is going to see a ton of wear this summer.  Is anyone else being a traitor to their favorite color this season?

15 comments:

Lex C. said...

Wow the orange looks fierce and I love your jewelry.

Emily Kathleen said...

Love the title of your post! I've never been a big fan of orange either (as a Florida State alum anything that reminds me of those Florida Gators is not okay...), but I must admit I love your orange cardigan! Great outfit...love the jewelry/orange combo!

Pilar said...

...was seriously disturbed." HAHA. I LOVE that you referred to Legally Blonde as a "classic". I love that movie.

Anna Walker said...

Legally Blonde! Ha I love pink but seriously I am ALWAYS jealous of people are able to wear orange! LOVE your sweater!

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jayme said...

was seriously disturbed!

i now realize that i'm late on the answer but i did know it!

always a classic.
xo

Melissa said...

Very pretty!!

I LOVE orange and it looks amazing on you.
So sorry you have to share a bathroom with a boy now. Gross ;)

xo

Makenna Van Liew said...

Whoever said orange was the new pink is seriously disturbed! The second I read the title I automatically finished the quote haha. Love Legally Blonde and love your outfit! I'm loving coral orangey pinks right now too.

Luisa said...

"...was seriously disturbed."

Like Jayme, I know I'm not the first, buy I gotta say...

Legally Blonde is the.best. and is totally a classic. One of my faves!

Erin said...

Legally Blonde! ;-)

Lilly's Style said...

The color looks fab on you! LOVE the necklace, gorgeous.

Lindsay said...

I don't wear orange very often either, but I love that sweater! It looks great on you!

amiracle said...

<3 Legally Blonde. It's what inspired me to be a lawyer, initially :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh i LOVE that orange cardi! the chunky jewelry is great touch too :)

Glitterista said...

Thank goodness Elle was at Fred Segal to talk Cameron Diaz out of that sweater! ;)

I love that sweater on you--fab Cinco de Mayo outfit!

My Legal Union said...

I love your blog and the fact that you quoted the one, the only, the fabulous . . . Elle Woods! I'm a recent law school grad who loves all things about Elle Woods and Legally Blonde (for obvious reasons). My blog is new, and I'd really appreciate if you would check it out and maybe even follow it. :)

Hugs,
MLU