Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Love Affair with Orange

{Sweater, Shirt, Skirt: J.Crew (all old) / Necklace: Banana Republic (old) / Shoes: J.Crew / Sunnies: LOFT (old) / Bracelet: J.Crew (old) / Watch: Gift from D}

"Hi, I'm Ally, and I have a problem. I am waayyy too obsessed with the color orange."

My infatuation with the uber-bright color started early in elementary school, however, the playground peer pressure as a young girl forced me to say that pink, of course, was my favorite color. Best not to stand out as the oddball, right?

I spent my middle school years concealing my true feelings for the hue and only in High School did I finally let my orange flag fly, in the form of this amazing backpack (in a gorgeous clementine shade!). I proceeded to carry it all throughout college as well, even when backpacks were totally out in favor of the trendy messenger or canvas tote bag. That baby went all over the country, Canada, and twice to Israel with me. It was def my MVbP :)

So, I guess it's fitting that in my color-coded closet, a significant chunk of orange-y hues reside in multi-season wears. I do realize and admit it's not the most flattering of colors, but that hasn't stopped me yet :) I dream about the day J.Crew comes out with a bright orange pencil skirt. be still, my 'add to cart' faster, fingers!

Hope everyone has a great rest of their weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's so funny about your history with orange! I also was obsessed with BRIGHT orange in school but thought it was too weird, so I never told anyone or wore anything orange. But one summer my mom let me buy orange shorts that were the same color as a construction worker's vest - I felt so amazing! In high school I let my love show with an orange Jansport, and wore it all 4 years... lol. Glad to know I wasn't alone in my passion! haha!