orange

This week, I am working at a local food bank as part of my dietetic internship. Just as I was leaving yesterday, my supervisor exclaimed, “Don’t forget to wear orange tomorrow for Hunger Action Day!” (Side note: learn more about Hunger Action Day and Hunger Action Month here).

My first thought was, “Wonderful! I’d love to show my support for a great cause!” But then I remembered. I don’t own a single article of orange clothing. Eep.

I know orange is really trendy right now, but it’s another one of those colors that I’m afraid would look awful on me. I took a quick detour to TJ Maxx on the way home to see if I could find a coral-y orange top, but I had no luck. Ultimately, I just bought a cheap scarf with some orange in it and called it a day.

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I’m not really thrilled with the resulting outfit–I think the navy skirt and the scarf make me look like a flight attendant. Oh well. I’m sharing it here because this blog is about learning to dress myself, and that includes making some mistakes!

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One positive aspect of this outfit is that the shoes are comfortable. I bought these shoes about a year ago to wear to my rehearsal dinner for my wedding. I thought I would wear them just a couple times, but because navy has turned out to be such a favorite color in my wardrobe, I’ve gotten great use out of them!

Here’s a closer look at the pattern on the scarf:

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Perhaps I will warm up to orange like I’ve warmed up to yellow–I just need to find the right shade for me, I guess!

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white scoop neck shirred tee {Target}, $10

geometric orange + navy print scarf {Wal-Mart}, $7

navy a-line skirt {Willi Smith via TJ Maxx}, $15

navy bow wedges {Nine West via DSW}, $40

tortoise shell watch {Fossil via Amazon}, $20

Do you have any orange clothing?

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9 thoughts on “orange

  1. I think you look great in orange – I think the more red-tone oranges are most flattering. I stayed away from oranges and yellows for most of my life – and now that orangey-red color that J.Crew calls “modern red” (who knows why) is one of my faves!

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    • That’s a good point–a lot of the orange I’m seeing in stores is that orangey-red. There were a couple pieces in the Michael Kors line in that color that I liked. I might just have to give it a try!

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  2. I really like this scarf, I bet this would be pretty with a navy top too with a khaki or denim on the bottom. I do like it as is and I don’t think I would have thought
    “Flight attendant” on my own
    Ginny

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  3. i love that scarf! what a pretty print that you can wear a lot of different ways! i have never gravitated toward orange, yellow, or red but recently i have added a lot of orange to my closet! i used to worry it wouldn’t look good against my skin tone/hair color, but now i just wear what i like! hopefully you find something orange you like — it’s a fun color!

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