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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A L'Orange Look 3

I have finally figured out what to do with my sheer, peter pan collared shirt from Zara. I'm layering it! I loved this black shirt so much in the store but its cap sleeves don't do my arms any justice. But I think it works wonderfully with this Joe Fresh dress I got in NYC a few weekends ago.

I was leery about adding a cardigan vs. blazer because when I was heavier, I lived in J. Crew Jackie cardigans and their graphic tees.  Hence why you don't see a lot of cardigans on me. But it was just too warm today for a blazer. And with my sausage arms, I really need to cover them. So out came the bargain cardigan I got over Christmas at Banana Republic. I think I paid about $17 for it.

Even though this dress is pretty bright, I think how I've styled it can really work for an office environment. It's professional yet still trendy and fun.


{Dress: Joe Fresh | Cardigan: Banana Republic | Shoes: Nine West Andriana | Shirt: Zara | Watch: Cartier | Lipstick: Covergirl Hot Passion | Necklace: Ebay}
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18 comments:

  1. I've been reading and cyber stalking (sounds creepy) your blog for more than a month now and I must say this is one of my favorite outfit post. You look so fresh, polished (heavy word, i know) and happy :) I'm only in my mid 20s right now and hoping when I reach your age, I'd still be as glamorous as you are. I love your smile and how you embrace life. Keep it up!

    Rochelle, Illinois

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle. I appreciate that! I am pretty happy in my life. I have a great husband, a nice house, and a good job. And I love writing. However, when I was in my mid 20s, I wasn't so happy. I married young, was in a bad marriage for 11 years, and just kind of miserable. I now have a pretty good life and something about turning 40 has given me a more relaxed sense of purpose and things seem more fulfilling now. It's hard to explain but I'm at a really good place in my life right now. Thanks for stalking my site (not creepy at all)! ;-)
      Niki

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  2. WOW...

    These colors really pack a punch...but they are so much fun. I really like this outfit. Even though the colors are bright and happy, they are balanced by the black and not obnoxious. Love it.

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    1. I agree. I think the "neutral" black helps keep things in check. I wore this outfit to work and didn't feel standoutish at all.
      Niki

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  3. I love this! Well done! :) I love how the stripes are offset by the black top and cardigan. You look lovely!
    ~Kristen

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  4. I love this look. You look amazing. That skirt and cardigan are fab.
    Creamy

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  5. This is such a fashionably elegant outfit. I love it!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your comment.
      Niki

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  6. Love having themes & it helps me think outside the box too. These are indeed polished (really like that word esp. in this increasingly sloppy world...my poor eyes!). Well thought out, without being similar. Wonderful, sublime riffs on l'orange. You look lovely & really like the engaging pic in l'orange deux! Thought the exchange between you and Rochelle was honest & special. I must agree...you are totally glamourous! Thanks again for the inspiration & guidance. All the best.

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    1. Oh good! Cause I already have ideas for other themes. Theme week is a little more challenging than my other daily posts. Not in so much as the outfits (I have a lot of orange - probably 2 or 3 weeks worth), but in terms of daily pics. I like to have a 'down' day once during the week where I dont' dress up (jeans, tee, flip flops, jacket, and hair pulled back wet. Those days aren't post worthy. But with theme week, it's hair, makeup, and outfits every day for 6 days straight (unless I do a few weekend shots). I'm not complaining, just saying I don't think I'd be able to do theme week every week.
      I am having fun with it, though, and check out tomorrow's post for something a little different.
      Thank you for your wonderful comments! I really appreciate that!
      Niki

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  7. P.S. Great commentary & info too over @The Impossible Girl! Will comment there as soon as I receive my PW.

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    1. Oh good to know. Didn't realize you had to get a pw to comment. Hmmm.
      Niki

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    2. oops Niki, my bad going @lightening speed. Correction Everyone! There's a comment tab at bottom. Thot since I registered & was awaiting pw, needed that. My sincere apologies.

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    3. Thanks for the clarification, Carol.
      Niki

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  8. What a great colourful outfit. This just looks perfect on you!

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