Orange Dress

would you believe me if i told you that this is the only piece of orange clothing that i own? when i was blonde (for years), orange was a rather difficult color for me to pull off because i sort of felt like a two-toned highlighter walking around. with my fair skin and bright blonde hair, i didn’t need the addition of another color. i often catch myself in the mirror and forget that i don’t have that hair anymore, even though it’s been a couple years. maybe the lightener seeped into my brain a little bit 😉 
anyway, i took a risk picking up this dress because it was one of those things where i really liked it and wanted to be the kind of person that would wear it, but wasn’t sure if that would translate once i was home. also, why does everything look better in the dressing room? i swear, retailers have some special lights and mirrors that make all of their items look good. so, i wasn’t sure about the orange but here we are and i love it! so, that’s new. but possibly short-lived. only time will tell.
also, orange/coral/orange-red paired with cognac/brown is one of my favorite combinations, i’ve discovered. see:

dress | Old Navy
shoes | Jessica Simpson (similar)
bag | J.Crew (similar)
necklaces | Elisabeth Ashlie (here and here)

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