The Brighter Side of Things

I looked in my closet last week and realized that almost everything in it was a shade of gray. Sweaters, tees, tops, hoodies, bags, shoes and scarfs. All gray. That can really start to depress a girl. I worship gray and find myself always gravitating towards it in every store. Since it is not black and not white, I guess I have been fooling myself into thinking gray is actually a color. Well, it's not. And it is time for something other than a neutral to throw on. I saw this fantastic orange dress in one of my favorite Chicago boutiques Sofia Vintage over the weekend. I contemplated the insane color for a second, then decided to just try it on. It was like a breath of fresh air. The simple shift shape, three-quarter length sleeve, and scoop neck are perfect. the simplicity of the design allows for the color to speak for itself. I took it up one more notch with this Alice & Olivia belt, but paired it with a simple gold bracelet and nude heels to tame it down just a bit. The dress is by Myne and I could not find it online. I did find a few other bright pieces that I think could shed some light on your wardrobe, though.

Long Blue Shirt Dress by Anthropologie, Skinny Leg Trouser from Zara,  Yellow Clutch by Balenciaga,  Red Pleated Short Skirt from Top Shop, Two Tone Reversible Belt by Jil Sander, Cobalt Drape Front Dress by Diane von Furstenberg



  1. jenna6.4.11

    so cute!!! what happened to the lent-induced spending freeze?! ;) love the color. so adorable with the belt. xo, jenna

  2. I know, I was bad and took the day off. Haha how could I not as this was the last one in my size? :) Thanks! It also came with a cute rope, nautical looking belt that is a little tamer.. We have to go to this store when you come in town. You will love it. xo

  3. ADORBS!! PS = your body looks ROCK-ING in this photo. Where's your HEAD!?!
    And.. awesome news! I figured out how to add Imperfect Polish (and F&A) to my blogroll. We're linked up now, baby! Keep up the awesome work. XO.

  4. Thanks! I have been awkwardly taking the picturers of myself in a mirror. Lol need to figure out a better way! Thanks so much, so fun to blog "network." :)

  5. Hey Erin, this is kind of funny ... I spotted this dress online and came *this* close to getting it myself. I found it here: http://www.shoptheviolethour.com/product.asp?name=Sienna-Dress&pfid=TVH00805. I also love the bright colors and easy drape of Ali Ro dresses. Awesome blog!



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