Friday, March 14, 2014

Monochromatic Orange

What is monochromatic?

Monochromatic denotes a color scheme using variations of lightness and saturation of a single color.

I'm no fashion "expert" per say, I only know what looks "right" to my eye. Sometimes it is difficult for me to articulate why it looks "right". That is one of the reasons that I have truly appreciated reading Angie's articles over at for years. She provides thorough explanations of absolutely everything related to style and fashion. 

I purchased this dress a little over a year ago. When I got home and tried it on, I saw that it was slightly too big from the waist up. It was a final clearance markdown, so I figured I'd either get it altered, or wait until my weight shifts (it happens). 
The other day I was in the mood for something bright, and this dress came to mind. I thought I'd try it out wearing a top underneath. I perused my closet, and out sprung this combination.

The only con about this cotton number: it wrinkles almost instantly.

Is it monochromatic?

Sunnies: Betsey Johnson, worn here
Earrings: Vintage, clip on
Necklace: Loehmann's
Shirt: Talbot's, worn here
Dress: Calvin Klein
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: Unisa
Coat: Vintage, thrifted
Handbag: Kate Spade, worn here


  1. Looking good! love the statement neck piece :)

  2. You are AMAZING and channeling my inner being right now. Yes I am orange over this look and I love the dress, coat, handbag. . .everything!! When you get tired of it all, just let me know I will come pick them up.

    1. I know you’re partial to Orange Neti! Just as soon as I tire of it- I’ll let you know :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Claudia! I've been "orange-spired" as of late!

  4. Orange is my favorite color! It looks beautiful on you!

    1. Thanks Pepper! I'm starting to realize that I have quite a few orange pieces in my wardrobe!

  5. I love your style & how you always stay true to your style. You encourage me to be authentic to myself & to do me & only me. Thanks for staying inboxes.

    1. Correction: thanks for staying OUT OF THE BOXES!

    2. LOL! I was wondering if that is what you meant :) Thank you so much for the kind compliment! Doing "You" is key to style satisfaction and confidence! :)