Wednesday, April 20, 2011

orange crush

orange crush

orange crush

I apologize for the cheesy title. I should have called this "Fanta" or "Cheez-It" or something. This jacket was one of my scores from Megan's and my successful shopping trip on Saturday. I realized today that I've been steadily stocking up on electric orange clothing items and accessories in recent months, which is odd because I'm not usually an orange person...

orange crush

Next order of business: we're taking a little trip to Richmond this weekend and I need some recommendations! Where should I eat? Most importantly, where should I shop? It's been a while since I've been to the Commonwealth's capital and I want this visit to count!

Zara blazer
Express t-shirt
can't remember where the belt came from
vintage, thrifted and Madewell bangles
Chanel purse
Miu Miu shoes

73 comments:

  1. Loving the color of your blazer, and those shoes - they are so so gorgeous! Have fun in Richmond! :)

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the matching shoes and belt, really ties everything together!

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  3. Orange is such a happy, optimistic color and it's lucky that it's "a la mode" these days because it means the hues are much richer and more saturated than we are used to (which I'm guessing is why you are suddenly drawn to it). You look beyond chic.

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  4. Those are seriously interesting shoes! very cute:)

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  5. Great casual look with a pop of color. I actually have an orange blazer too -- and had named my post "Orange Crush" also! Great minds.

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  6. lovely find. really looks great on you. :)

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  7. the blazer fits you to a tea! and love your shoes! :))

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  8. Oh. My. God. Your blazer is TDF!! And, hehe, I went through an orange phase too, before. It was awesome. :D

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  9. This blazer is fabulous! So striking!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  10. That blazer is amazing. So modern, so flattering, and in such a funky hue.

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  11. Love this - especially that jacket. So gorgeous.

    C x
    Last chance to enter my giveaway today.
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/2011/04/soap-love-and-new-giveaway.html

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  12. Beautiful outfit, love that colour on you and the shoes are amazing!

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  13. Love that Zara jacket! I am loving everything Zara has been doing right now specially with all the bright colors.

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  14. So pretty! The orange blazer with the subtle pink in your belt and shoes reminds me of summer sherbet.

    Looks & Books

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  15. Wow, you look extraordinary in that tangerine Zara blazer. Zara has such an amazing color collection this spring, what a perfect choice to buy! And your Miu Miu shoes are complete eye candy.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  16. Well now I'm developing a bit of an orange crush myself, what a great find!
    And those wedges, so gorgeous!

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  17. Great blazer!!!! Love it!

    Xoxo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  18. I tried on a very similar blazer at Zara - it is too cute and I love how you matched your shoes to your belt!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. You must shop at Need Supply in Richmond! Beyond cool! My friend who lives there recommends Eurotrash (despite the name). Love Richmond, love your blog!

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  20. I'm loving the whole orange/red/pink togetherness I've been seeing lately. Orange is a hard color to pull off, but you are doing it beautifully. Kudos!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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  21. Nice find with the blazer. It is cute. If done right, orange can really make the outfit pop.

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  22. Love the blazer, I can see some color blocking happening with that piece. And the shoes are a work of art.

    http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

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  23. I'm in love with all the colors this season. I really want to find a pink blazer. It's hard to wear such a bright color. You definitely know how to wear orange.

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  24. I'm in love with all the colors this season. I really want to find a pink blazer. It's hard to wear such a bright color. You definitely know how to wear orange.

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  25. I'm in love with all the colors this season. I really want to find a pink blazer. It's hard to wear such a bright color. You definitely know how to wear orange.

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  26. The orange looks great on you, and I'm loving those shoes.

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  27. you always make the simplest pieces look spectacular. this is beautiful.

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  28. Ah, such a flair... the colour of that blazer (and the pairings you smartly chose) is gorgeous. I have a leather Calvin Klein tote in that colour and although it's pretty bright (and was more expensive than I would care to remember), I have never regretted it. This lovely photo reminds me so!

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  29. Love the pink and red color combo!

    www.luellajune.com

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  30. I love the bright pop of orange E! Definitely makes the outfit! You look lovely!

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  31. oh wow, that orange blazer looks stunning!

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  32. I love this look, that blazer is gorgeous! x

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  33. Love your shoes and blazer! Happy Wednesday hun xx

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  34. So subtle but so cool. Love that touch of pink with the orange with the belt.
    And oh, would have loved a close-up of those amazing shoes.

    Great jacket. I love orange.

    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  35. This is soooo pretty! I love your blog! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  36. red looks marvelous on yoU!

    jess s//LadyFlashback

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  37. That blazer is stunning!!!

    http://fancythat29.blogspot.com/

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  38. That big gold bangle is calling my name!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  39. Orange is brilliant and the cut of the blazer is amazing!

    I have nothing to recommend in Richmond other than the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. (Do you LOVE those Richmond ads in the Metro or what?!?!)

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  40. Ooh, I love the combination of the orange blazer with the pink belt so much! Such a fun color combo! You look awesome!

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  41. ooooo I'm so happy to see you wearing your new jacket!! You look fantastic!! Gosh I love that thing so much - i'm so glad you got it!!
    I hope you guys have a great time in Richmond hun!! XOXO

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  42. I love, love the blazer and shoes combo! I live in Richmond...sure wish you'd be my personal shopper for the weekend;) How long will you be here? You'd probably be fine to do most of your shopping in and around Carytown. Pink, Clementine consignment, Halcyon Vintage. Eating - so many options!! One of my favorite date night dinner spots is Zeus Gallery Cafe in the Museum District. Happy to share other info, but don't want to hog space! Have fun!
    Joanna

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  43. Wow, that's an amazing blazer! (not to mention the shoes!) I really like the simplicity of this outfit with the bold color accents. I've been drawn more to orange clothing items myself, seeing so many great examples, but still don't have any in my closet...

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  44. Fab sleek look here! Richmond is my hometown, and I am so proud of its many great vintage and consignment shops. As another reader suggested, you can't miss Carytown - on that one strip is The Hall Tree (consignment store), Clementine (consignment boutique), and Bygones (vintage clothing). Just a short drive from there on N. Robinson St. is Halcyon, another charming vintage shop where I've had great luck - I've never left empty-handed. For dining - the restaurant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, or Balliceaux can't be beat! I wish you good shopping kharma! Patrice

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  45. Perfect blazer!!!! You are wonderful as always!

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  46. Looking great as always! i love the pops of orange and pink. Wonderful blazer too :)

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  47. Absolutely adore this look, it's one of my favourites I think. The clazer and heels are perfect together

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  48. Wow, the colour of the blazer is awesome! And I love these shoes too, very cool!

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  49. lovely!! i think you are by far the most sophisticated blogger i know. (: this blazer is such a great color!

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  50. Ooh E! You look incredible, as usual. The bright colors are just so fabulous and I love the way you've toned them done with the perfect-fit jeans, Chanel bag and awesome bangles! I'm still crushing on those shoes, too. Fab!

    Leia

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  51. ♥ So nice post.) Love your blog.) ♥

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  52. Love this look ! Kiss xxx
    http://marieblogueuse.blogspot.com

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  53. Pink + orange is such an awesome combo- I love this! Those shoes are SO cool.

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  54. So effortlessly chic! trully elegant too, LOVE your jacket!

    www.elekonchicboutique.com

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  55. Your shoe collection is to die for. Love how you took such a bright piece and kept it from looking costume-y at all. The pink bits in the belt and shoes are a fun take on the color blocking theme going on this spring!

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  56. I love red blazers and denim. You look effortless in this.

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  57. The orange paired with the pink is genius! You make cool twists like that seem so obvious so I think why haven't I seen more of this before? You look rad!

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  58. Richmond is wonderful. I recommend having lunch at Garnett's. If the weather is nice, you can borrow one of their picnic baskets and eat in the park across the street. It's in a lovely neighborhood! Kuba Kuba is also fantastic, if you are a Cuban food fan.

    http://www.garnettscafe.com/
    http://kubakuba.info/

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  59. Richmond! Eats: Kuba Kuba, Tobacco Company, Black Sheep, Millies for brunch. Shopping: Halcyon Vintage, Need Supply, Roan in Carytown for awesome splurges. Visit the VMFA (virginia museum of fine arts), they expanded it last year and it's amazing. Also the Valentine Museum has a costume exhibit.

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  60. I love brights this spring, and I think this blazer is such a great way to add a pop of colour to an outfit! It's simple cut really lets the lovely, bright colour stand out.

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  61. I LOVE that blazer! Great blog! I'll definitely be following you. Please check out mine and follow if you'd like :)

    www.SimpleStyleSecrets.com

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  62. the blazer is stunning. you look lovely as always!!!

    xx,
    betz
    Empire State of Heart

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  63. I love your bag!! Soooo amazing!

    BUt gorgeous blazer. I love to bring out bright colours for spring.

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  64. OMGosh, I am so completely envious of that fabulous blazer!

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  65. beautiful outfit. That blazer is killer and it's such a cute skinny pink belt you're wearing!!!

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  66. I love your style, darling :)

    I am now a follower

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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