WIW thanksgivings oranges

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Here are my various Thanksgivings outfits, which I thought would be fun to style around orange (and red) pieces. Orange makes me hungry! :D Worn for visiting (#2), hosting (#3,4), and restaurant (#5) meals.

Mainly old pieces with a handful of new things: orange textured sweater, plaid bomber, and orange floral scarf. The outfit in #5 I feel ambivalent about, not something enough (still thinking -- trendy? printed? glitzy? dramatic? probably dramatic.) for me.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Now I'm craving an orange and want more in my wardrobe. I realized that several of my "burgundy" pieces are actually more of a deep orange. The color is better on me than a bluish red burgundy yet the tones seem to look ok together

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    I think the word you are looking for is creative - #5 looks fab, but doesn't have the Aida original touch as much as the rest. Also might be too similar to the day before for your eclectic tastes. Going backwards, the necklace in #4 is just perfect (length, scale and color), the mix of warm and cool similar prints in #3 is inspiring, and the rust vest with white jeans and leopard booties is just gorgeous. You are the master of the clashing colors that still work!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 2 years ago

    Nice, never would have thought plaid on plaid would work so well.

  • Sal replied 2 years ago

    Lovely colours here - I love the plaid on plaid but also the first look, a really fun look.

    The last outfit is very flattering and fun, but a bit more conventional than your usual style.  How about your hair up and large hoop earrings, and maybe no scarf?  Or with the scarf maybe boots?

    In saying that it is still a great outfit where you look fab.

  • CocoLion replied 2 years ago

    Really love the double plaid ode to grunge.  Hope you are well!

  • chouette22 replied 2 years ago

    You look super fab, as always. Such great photos too! My favorites are #1 and #2!

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Interesting about 5. I find there’s something maybe neck shortening about the scarf. Like maybe if it hung shorter or longer...

  • Lisa replied 2 years ago

    I like all of these looks even #5 (maybe it's because there isn't high contrast, the top and jeans and shoes are all lighter colors).  The jeans in #4 are my favorite here, I really like the wash, flare, and length, just perfect.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Where do I start with all this KILER Colour Fabness? Have to run. Back later....

  • SarahD8 replied 2 years ago

    Wow the double plaids are great! You really wear the pattern mix with confidence and panache.

    I enjoyed seeing the variations on the orange theme (still have color capsules on the brain :-) ).

    I like the last outfit on its own, but when I see it in context of the other outfits, I sort of wish for a punchier shoe.

  • Laurie replied 2 years ago

    I'm always so glad to see you, Aida!  Love all of this.  At some point a couple of years ago I acquired a handful of corals and oranges - it's my main color outside of the neutrals.   
    You look wonderful!

  • Janet replied 2 years ago

    Orange loves you! I love it as a color, but I don't look my best in it, so I don't wear much of it. 

    Look at you, mixing plaids! :-) Daring! 

  • MsMary replied 2 years ago

    SO FAB!! I love them all (the scarves! the pompom! that necklace! the mixed plaids!) but my very very fave is the very last photo with the plaid jacket and floral scarf! Divine!!

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Thank you very much everyone!! Especially for the thoughts on the last outfit, you've all given me lots to think about and some good ideas on how to tweak it to feel more me. Jaime and Sal, I think you're both onto something with it being a little classic for me. Rachy, I think you're onto something about the scarf perhaps not being dramatic enough if it's the only "extra" element as it is here. SarahDB, I had a good think about the footwear and I think perhaps it's more the jeans since white footwear is a style signature BUT something with a little more heft perhaps. And Mary, YES I liked that outfit so much more with the plaid coat! Lots to think about there. If I have a little extra time this week I'll try to put together a little outfit lab post about the new outfit ideas.

    And thanks all for the double-plaid love! I'm obviously a big fan :)

    Joy, reds and oranges seem a little easier to mix warm/cool. They tend to look particularly striking when doing so! You wear "your" burgundy shade beautifully.

    Jaime, hah glad to hear the clashing colors work ^^

    Lisa, I know the cropped flares are generally supposed to be a bit shorter but I kinda like this nerdier longer length. Trickier to get proportions right, though.

    Angie, I know all this orange is right up your alley! :D

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    High five, pom-pom, sister. You need an orange one.

    LOVE THE DOUBLE PLAID. I'm wowed. Soooo 2017. And the pattern mixing in #5 is delish. Killer all round. 

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Thanks Angie! I looove the orange pompom, all sold out unfortunately; I did actually have the Seattle store call around and ask for me a couple weeks ago but no go *sniffle* Double plaid for the win! I can probably do triple, actually. Will probably try that sometime. Go Team Plaid :D

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    I dare you to Triple Plaid. 

    If I see the orange pom-pom in store - I'll let you know. There will be lots of returns in the next few months. 

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Oooh that would be awesome, thanks! Pompom twins ^^ And I will triple plaid this weekend! DONE.

  • FashIntern replied 2 years ago

    I don’t know where to start. I love all of these, and especially the way you morph from the elegance of #2 to the grunge of #3. The cheery bright colors are heartening. My favorite elements are the plaid bomber and that necklace. The sweater in #5 is a great color. I’m looking forward to your “lab work” with it, and triple plaid, or course. 

    It’s not a pom pom, but this is also fuzzy fun, and still in stock.

    ETA couldn't help myself--ordered that jacket.

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Thanks Fashiontern! Fun, we'll be jacket twins ^^ I hope it works out for you. It's a nice indoors weight, not too light not too heavy. Should be good for a FL winter.

  • skylurker replied 2 years ago

    Orange makes me hungry too. I had to stop orange flavoured tea because it made me hungry (for something chocolate, of course :)

    I love #4 (by which I always mean the #th pic loaded here, btw), best shade of orange on you imo, and I really like the prettiness of shrunken jumper, with ballet flats and necklace...vaguely pretty retro 50s.

    I think #5 jumper is a low key classic top to layer under jackets rather than wear on its own.

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Skylurker, yes I think you are right about the red sweater in #5. Every time I try to wear it as a standalone type of top I feel off. Now I want some orange tea! Off to make some ^^

  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    I love everything here, but #2 gets double love because of the amazon plaid mix. Adore your orange capsule! 

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