WIW 9/16-17: Two orange dresses (Una copycat)

I didn't realize this until just now but I wore orange dresses two days in a row!
Yesterday I wore a J Crew origami sheath dress, with turquoise bracelet, shoes and purse. Got lots of compliments on the coral/turquoise color pairing. Today I wore my B44 orange stripe dress and gold OTBT booties to do an Una copycat. Funny anecdote...I came home and kicked off my booties and was playing with DS2. I kept giving him his toys to play with, but instead he kept crawling over to my gold booties to try to grab them. What can I say, he has good taste!

Another funny anecdote...we hired a new female doc recently. She's really nice and it's great to not be the only woman doc in our group anymore. At first I was curious to see how she would dress and wondered if we would get compared a lot (I kind of have a reputation amongst the nurses/staff of being a fashionista...they are always commenting on my clothes). But then she always tends to dress in very simple monochromatic outfits like a grey sheath dress, or a white button down shirt layered under a black sheath dress, so I haven't really been paying too much attention to her outfits. Plus I've been super busy these last few weeks. But yesterday she was wearing a grey sheath dress and she had left her grey suede heels at the computer workstation (she wore clogs into the procedure room) and I happened to take a peek to see what brand the shoes were...Christian Louboutin! Well well well! She's a stealth fashionista! And today she was wearing some turquoise peep toe wedge shooties. Hmm, now it's going to be a lot more fun around here--we can talk shoes in addition to talking shop! Her style kind of reminds me of IK if she were to work in a business office setting...clean lines, minimalist, monochromatic, not something that calls attention to yourself but high quality if you know what you're looking at. Whereas my style seems to be more loud and bright and matchy matchy and statementy and attention getting (although that's not reflective of my personality...I'm fairly introverted!). Hopefully I won't feel too cheap and gimmicky in comparison, LOL!

Good news...today I just ordered a pair of shoes online and a purse from eBay that I'm really excited about! Can't wait to get them and wear them with one of my favorite dresses...they will be the perfect match! Hoping to replace a pair of shoes and purse that aren't as comfortable or functional. I really want to post pics, but I don't want to spoil the surprise before my K/R. Though I'm sure you can probably guess what I bought! Bad news is I'm going to have to be on SYC...who knows how long...mabe I can aim to go for a month? SYC always makes me want to shop more, so instead of declaring an official SYC I'll just leave it as I will try not to shop for a while!

Thanks for looking and commenting!
1-2. J Crew origami sheath dress in poppy
Tommy Bahama turquoise tile bracelet
Kate Spade High Line Leica turquoise jeweled clutch
Kate Spade Shelly turquoise pumps
Turquoise peacock iPhone
3. Bailey 44 orange tiered stripe dress
Forever 21 bronze & orange bracelet
Alexis Bittar orange leopard pendant
Fossil vintage floral satchel
OTBT gold booties

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  • replied 6 years ago

    You are funny, Natalie! SYC makes you want to shop more :D.
    How about your colleague with the CL's! Sounds like you two will have fun.
    When you said orang and turquoise, I thought how fab, and it works well. I like the neckline on the JC dress, so unusual and flattering.
    I like the pairing of your metallic booties with the Bailey dress too. With the bag and bracelets you have some nice textures going on.

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    That is such a cute story. But who is more stealthy, the CL shoe wearer or the colleague who sneaks peeks at labels?
    I am on SYC too (sort of) and finding it much easier now that I have set up some pinboards. I pin all the items that I might want to buy online, leave them on my board for a few days, enjoy looking at them, then ditch them.
    Now, getting back to what you are wearing, oh my goodness, the cut of that first dress is superlative. And those complementary colours are dazzling.
    The Bailey is such a dear. I don't own one but I feel like an adoptive mother to all those on the forum; I love to see the Baileys come out to play.

  • Gillian Pearl replied 6 years ago

    Love your work anecdote! I love when my coworkers want to talk fashion. I'm a receptionist in a school district office, so it's important to be appropriate with cuts/coverage but there's a lot of creative freedom otherwise. Clothes discussion is a fun bonding tool. If I were you I would've peeked at the shoes too :)

    And I love your dresses and those booties!

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    I love the orange and teal combination. Both look fabulous but I am partial to high contrast combinations.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Two fabulous orange dresses! Love the teal combination in particular - such a beautiful combination. And you ROCK that B44!

    "Stealth fashionista" - lol!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I love that origami dress!

  • Vickie KY replied 6 years ago

    Love the orange and teal. The other dress is a WOW too.

  • nancylee replied 6 years ago

    I love you in orange, Natalie!  These are great dresses.  And I'm so happy you have a colleague who appreciates fashion now!  Maybe you can clue her in to YLF when the time is right.

    Good luck with your (non) SYC.  I'm the same way:  the prohibition makes me want it all the more!

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    The colors and shapes in the first outfit really speak to me! The B44 with gold is great, too. I can just imagine your little guy chomping on his mama's fancy footwear. Is he getting any relief at night? My guy keeps waking up, too, but I think he's just lonely, not hurting.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Orange and turquoise, classic complementary (sp?) colours. I love your Kate Spade patents!

  • Scarlet replied 6 years ago

    How fun to have a lady colleague for a change. I love both outfits. They are very different from each other but both so you. My baby boy also love shoes. All accessories really :)

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