Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New series: Orange Crush

Hello dearest readers and welcome to the first edition of "Orange Crush" a collaborative series between myself and the interior guru Alek of From the Right Bank to the Left Coast.
As I'm sure you can already tell, this series is about all things orange and I couldn't have a better partner in crime. Our shared desire is to discerningly discuss the best side of orange, an often neglected and overlooked color. Monthly, Alek and I will kindly press upon you- our favorite readers - the challenge of using orange in a fresh, stylish, and uncomplicated manner. Our hope is, that if you aren't already an orange advocate, that you'll at least grow a certain fondness for this special color.
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I know that many of you, if not the majority of you reading this blog, have trouble wearing orange...I know I do. Being in the south, I don't want to mistakenly be taken for a Tennessee fan, a fashion misstep in and of itself (sorry Tennessee fans, just saying). I've collected a few wearable orange pieces that I dare you to try out...ok, double dog dare you! Oh, I almost forgot to mention, these pieces are all priced under $100!
If you fear that orange will wash you out, why not try it on your bottom half? The white/orange combo in this dress makes it easy to wear and the top detailing is very sweet.
aryn k- women's cottage dress $69
via 80's purple
J.Crew has always done orange well and their new fall pieces are no exception. Perhaps my favorite is the slinky, crinkly, sheeny (like those adjectives?) metallic skirt. This skirt would translate well from the office to drinks downtown.
Hammered Metal Skirt $78
via J.Crew
Looking for a sexy, colorful shoe? Look no further.
Seychelles Turnaround $74.99
via Piperlime
You didn't think I was going to leave out my favorite accessory did you? Try an orange scarf around your neck for an unexpected pop of color.
vintage VERA scarf Peach floral print Ladybug signature $18
via the Vintageholic frog
Still a little wary and not yet willing to commit? Try a small but bold brooch on your fall jacket or cardigan. This one has me drooling.
Jeweled starburst pin $68
via J.Crew
Make sure to to check out the other half of this series here (major decor eye candy!) We'd love your feedback and any suggestions or requests you may have.
Would you wear any of these pieces?

48 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

I never wear metallic (I'm a little too much of a wallflower), but I absolutely love that J. Crew skirt! Such a hot shoe, and that brooch is just stunning!

Southern Aspirations said...

Love, Love! Should have known y'all would pick something fabulous and Orange it is. I've been mistaken for a TN fan... or sometimes even Clemson. (for me, it will always be Virginia).

Kris said...

I LOVE that scarf! tre chic!

Collins said...

Um...those shoes are fantastic!

Morgan said...

Love this post!

GUGAW said...

hmmm i'm just not sure that orange could ever work with my pale skin?

pranksygang said...

all are gorgeous dear!The star bust pin is Amazing!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the orange color in that j. crew skirt! and the shoes are to die for!

paula said...

loving that skirt. Oh, and I would be an Auburn fan so orange is always the color to wear coming fall.

Life Abroad said...

Orange has always been my favourite colour, my wardrobe is filled with bright citrusy shades and coral/oranges. It wasn't until I entered the world of blogging that I heard so many people HATE orange! I would wear all of these pieces!

I'm glad you also have a love of orange. More people should too!

Kate Gabrielle said...

I love this new series!! Orange is actually my favorite color, so I don't need any convincing. I think it's so happy!

bananas. said...

ok so i really love the color orange but i have a hard time wearing a solid orange piece. i prefer accents of orange like a gray top accented with bright orange, orange nails, etc. but that first skirt is quite tempting...could i? would i?...

great post. looking forward to more from you and alek. xoxo.

FabBlab said...

Orange is such a pretty color. They did a piece on it in Vogue India :)

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

yummy! that pinis gorgeours!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

yes...gorgeours...smh @ me....

live a colorful life said...

I am a huge fan of orange--not to wear. But here is a question. I want to paint a little sewing chest in bright orange enamel for my sewing room. I don't think it's an antique--might be. Don't care that it's a possibly an antique, even though it had my grandmother's sewing stuff in it--it would look cuter in orange. Would you, or your readers, paint a possible antique orange? Is that breaking some kind of rule?

Haven and Home said...

I like orange. I have an orange sweater dress that I love but here in Alabama everyone mistakes it for an Auburn dress. I love that skirt!!!!

Iva said...

oooh Orange Crush! this is a great collaboration. I think orange is great, I really like it a lot, but yes, wearing it does get a bit tricky for me. I really like the aryn k- women's cottage dress. Its just the right shade of orange, and I like the mix.I had no idea J.Crew was so well Orange Oriented :)

Can't wait for the next edition!

Hanako66 said...

I love and want all of them!

TERI REES WANG said...

Orange is the color of Creativity.
We should each find a place for it in our world.

christina said...

What a fun series! Love that top outfit; and those shoes are too cute.

meohmyoh said...

I have an orange sundress from Venice that I LOVE. But that is my only claim to orange :]

Diana said...

orange is such a great unexpected color. pops of it are sexy!

♥Aubrey said...

Ohlalala...that first dress just might have to belong in my closet. It's adorable and just my color. Love it ♥

jlc said...

Lovin the adjectives! hhaha and LOVE your blog too!! Glad i just found it!! :D

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

orange fan checking in! at last count, i have at least 4 pairs of orange shoes. my wardrobe consists of many orange and rust and coral items. i was just renaming the labels on my blog, to go by colours. how coincidental :)

Gabbi said...

One of my favorite colors! Burnt orange especially... I love the 'VERA Peach floral scarf'. The name alone sells it. Off to read the other 1/2 now.xo

Tammy Tant said...

I have an orange dress hanging in my closet that I've had for about 8 years and never worn. I decided last night that I'm wearing it Friday night to my birthday party !

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

both of you are such cool chicks, so i'm looking forward to read about your brainstorming!

tiina

Blair said...

Adore Orange, these pieces and this idea for a series! Can't wait for next month.

Simply Mel said...

The shoes would definitely be worn on my feet! Lovely Premier Orange Crush debut!

Kellie said...

I would wear any of these! I really love the J.Crew skirt! And pair that w/ a neutral top and that pin = gorgeous! :) Great finds (as usual!)

Sam said...

Poor orange! It is a tricky colour to wear though. I love that cute as a button little dress with the white top and the shoes and brooch - actually it's all rather lovely!! XX

Yansy said...

I absolutely love the color orange. I guess being from Miami and our tropical climate all year long has something to do with it. I'm so excited about this series!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Really fab orange crush.

Marilyn said...

The shoes are bad ass and I'd wear them in a heartbeat.

Rachel Follett said...

I was just thinking about orange after I did my mood board the other day and I really like what you have picked. I think the shades and style is just perfect and definitely wearable. Thanks for sharing and motivating me to wear orange. Great post!

Callie Grayson said...

I love orange!
those shoes HOT!
beautiful broach! and that scarf is divine.

love the new "Orange Crush" series

xxcallie

drollgirl said...

hoooooray for wearable orange!!! i have some! i like the corals and pumpkin oranges best (if that makes any sense!). they are lovely!

and i want that scarf up there pretty badly. i have been really into scarves (scarfs?! ha!) lately, and that one would work perfectly!!!

p.s. hope things went well with el doctor yesterday!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I didn't realize it until now but I'm actually wearing orange and white stripes today! I'm totally embracing Orange Crush without even knowing it! I'd say our little collaboration is off to a good start! See you next month for our next installment. And obviously, I'll see you again before that. :)

The Consummate Hostess said...

What fabulous finds!

Deanna Jackson said...

Hi Cristina! Love the uniqueness of your blog!! Orange is such a bright, fun color especially for summer!

Happy Blogging!

Sanity Fair said...

Weeeee! I love orange. Great series!

Erienne said...

I have a love/hate relationship with orange. I had the misfortune of attending a university with the colors of Halloween. I spent nearly 4 years trying to be fashionable without being connected to a Beaver supporter (our school mascot!). To make things worse, I currently live in the city home to my school's rival and receive death glares if spotted wearing orange (such a tragedy because I really do adore the color). But I've managed to find a great few pieces (a cropped coat I LOVE) and would most certainly incorporate each of these pieces in my collection as well!! Great finds!

B said...

orange has been my favorite fresh color for this year. i am very excited to see how orange will be incorporated into the fall fashion.

loving those shoes!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I LOVE orange pants. I have orange cords that I wear at least twice a week. Even when it's hot! Great roundup :D

captivate me. said...

YES!! I adore that jcrew skirt--I can already imagine all the yummy things I'd wear with it. Love orange :-)

Kristen Sara said...

I'm so glad you and Alek did this post! I was just reading in a magazine how hot Orange is, but I struggle with how to wear it without looking like a giang pumpkin. This was perfect!

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