An Orange Shout-Out

I bought this blazing-orange shirt because I simply love the colour. This shirt has just the right amount of drape, and you don't really have to do anything else to it to make it into a look. That's look... in italics. This is a colour that warrants italics, perhaps because it is the sartorial equivalent of shouting. Actually, now that I think about it, perhaps I should have USED ALL CAPS INSTEAD OF ITALICS. THAT'S THE INTERNET EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING, ISN'T IT!? But, as we all know, there's a special place in hell for people who type entire correspondences in all caps, and I would not be so insensitive as to subject you to it for a minute longer. I can't imagine what such a place might be like, except maybe a bit like being locked in an unairconditioned van driving across the Nevada desert with Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly backseat driving the whole way.


I apologize. Let's go back to our happy place and talk about clothes again. I like to take a look like this that is comprised of simple pieces, and add a pair of killer shoes. I think the relative simplicity of a garment (even one in this shouty colour) allows you to pair it with something a little higher up the mayhem scale. I chose these SNAKE PRINT, POINTED METAL CAP TOE PLATFORM STILETTOS BY MICHAEL KORS.

Oops. Again with the shouting. Sorry.

Karen Kane shirt (no longer available), very similar / Mango jeans / Michael Kors shoes (old), similar / Studio Barse turquoise ring (old), similar / HSN necklace (old), similar

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  1. It's OK TO SHOUT about those fabulous shoes, and orange blouse. Oh, Bill and Donald in the back seat, there's not enough chardonnay in the world to get me into that car. : 0 Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look terrific.

  2. Come to California and be my friend.

    That is all.

    1. If only. I'm actually about to get on a plane right now, but heading in the wrong direction...

  3. I'll refrain from making a joke about why your orange shirt is no longer available. Let's just pretend it sold out in a stampede of fashionistas who camped out overnight, right? : ) All kidding aside, I love orange in my decor but haven't figured out how to make it work in clothing. Your outfit has inspired me to give it a try. Looks fab!

  4. Yep - love a great orange shirt. I've a lovely silk one of my grandmother's which is now a bit too small, but I hang onto it all the same, and keep looking for similar oranges. So alive!

  5. I 'dunno if your orange is exactly shouting. Perhaps belting out an aria in a deep and rich mezzo soprano, enthusiastically. It's more lyrical on you than color-hollering. Really yum, this piece, and your customary, all-around spectacular job of styling with the turquoise.

  6. that top is divine - love the way it drapes. The pop of colour with the necklace finishes the look (and it is most definitely a look) perfectly.

  7. Very nice. Great colour on you and I like the turquoise accessories. What do you actually do in those heels, though? Surely you don't walk about town in them? Just sit at a desk something? (They are lovely, by the way)


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