Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Not Quite Koi

Today is the third day of the Pantone Fall Color Challenge with Heidi at Literately Stylish and Marissa at The Modern Austen and I failed quite convincingly.  Koi is more of a subdued orange, almost a washed out color, but I  only have a few orange pieces and I don't think any of them can be called subdued.  Instead, I choose this bright orange sweater and wore it over my new Banana Republic striped dress.
Sweater: LOFT (last year); Dress: Banana Republic (on sale)
Earrings: Old Navy (really old); Necklace: Vintage
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (about 5 or 6 years old)
I love this dress. I bought it on eBay from this vendor and I bought it because I loved my navy blue striped dress from last year and I wanted one with a v-neck as well. I love the fit of the ponte material, although I probably will not wear it this way again.  I initially wanted to wear black wedges, but that is how I wore this color combo last year and I wanted to add some color.  This is one of those outfits that I wouldn't have posted if not for this challege because I'm not sure I liked the final outcome.  :(
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  1. i really liked this outfit -- i didn't realize that was a dress instead of a skirt, but i love the bright orange sweater layered over the stripes. thanks for joining our link up again today! :)

  2. I think this is a great outfit! You did a great job layering, I had no idea that was a dress and not a skirt. And your top looks really comfortable.

  3. How fun! I love when people are unexpected with their layering and this is no exception. I love stripes with this bold color!

  4. The orange-y red and the stripes work really well together - great combo!

  5. I actually really like this look! A lot! I think the sweater is so pretty, and it works so nicely over the dress (which I thought was a skirt at first). I'm new to wearing sweaters over dresses, but I really like the way it turns out!


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