Orange Crush

neon_orange_dressAfter living in Denver for three years, it’s hard to see orange and not think of football. But when I spotted this dress from across the room at Banana Republic, all I could think of was summer. I’ve never really been partial to the color orange (except for fun kitchen appliances), but in a rack next to a bunch of neutrals, this dress really stood out and I had to try it on. What if it was my color and I just never knew? I ended up leaving with the orange dress that day. It is seriously a bright, neon orange and it’s a lot of fun to wear, plus the sale price couldn’t be beat. I paired it with brights and lots of gold here but I think it would also work with grays or even some leopard print. For such a bright color, I’ve been really surprised by how many items from my closet actually work with it.

neon_orange_dress4The dress has a trapeze shape, which is probably my favorite dress shape of all time. I love how easy to wear it is and it’s so simple to switch out different belts for new looks. Or I can even wear it without a belt for a more relaxed look. The pleats are a fun addition and this neon orange dress even has pockets!

neon_orange_dress2When paired with this bright blue cardigan, this dress doesn’t make me think of football at all, just warm weather!

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neon_orange_dress3Blue Cardigan: old, similar here, here, and here // Orange Dress: Banana Republic (on sale!) also available in white or violet // Cross Body Bag: Kate Spade Mikas Pond Janelle // Gold Flats: Gianni Bini, old, similar here and here // Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory // Gold Belt: old, similar here // Necklaces: vintage, Macy’s, Gorjana, old, similar here // Bracelets: Gorjana, Kate Spade, Forever 21 // Watch: Betsey Johnson, old, similar here // Rings: Stylemint Ursa Major Ring Set, Tiffany // Lipstick: NARS Schiap // Nail Polish: Julep Hayden

-Molly

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