{Outfit Inspiration} Brown & Orange

Orange is a tricky color for me. Not just because of my general paleness, but it’s one of those colors that is iffy for a blonde. Without enough saturation, it can send me straight to Jaundice Land (not a fun place to be!). Also, I have a fear of looking like The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…so I use it in small doses.

When Will, from one of my favorite blogs, Bright.Bazaar, posted this stunning picture, I was instantly inspired.

orange brown - bright bazaar

If you’re going to hose a room down in color, then go for it with vibrancy! But what keeps this room from being garish, is anchoring it with dark brown…in the sideboard, table legs, table and lampshades. I love the mix of patterns, and how the white in the rug and chevron chair ties them together.

Here’s my outfit interpretation from this beautiful room:


Could I look anymore painfully awkward? I’m actually bracing myself against the tree so I don’t tumble into the staph-pond! But I guess it’s a step-up from the headless self-photo I used here. (Thanks Jen for being my straight-faced photographer!)

Oh, and since some of you emailed me for outfit details last time:
(cardijcrew (where else?!), ruffle top — target, skirt — forever 21 (or ‘In there forever’ as Mr. Sugarplum refers to it), shooz — Nine West)

What about you guys? Does orange appear much in your wardrobe or home decor?

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  1. Jen Eaton wrote:

    You are so adorable! I love that room & love your outfit. I could live in your closet for weeks & still find new things:) Love you!

    Posted 6.10.10 Reply
  2. Krystal wrote:

    lovely blog, i just stumbled across it and am excited to read more!

    Posted 6.11.10 Reply
  3. Heather wrote:

    Yay! So happy to see you posted this on MUA – I've missed your OOTDs!

    Posted 6.11.10 Reply
  4. In there forever? TOO funny! ha

    Love that cute outfit.

    Posted 6.12.10 Reply
  5. christine wrote:

    Just found your blog and wanted to stop in and say hello! Love the room-becomes-fashion post!

    "in there forever" haha, I love that. SO true…

    Posted 6.14.10 Reply
  6. Morgan wrote:

    Ohmygoodness you are so cute! Love your outfit!

    Posted 8.18.10 Reply