Orange Crush

July 9, 2019

Orange is a color that I've wanted to add to my wardrobe for a long time and now its finally having a moment. It seems like so many fashion designers had orange/turmeric-y inspired dresses, shorts, jackets, etc. in their S/S collections. I love how much warmth this color brings into my life.
Finding the right dress style and shade of orange has been challenging to say the least. I found this dress at J. Crew (surprise, surprise) what seems like forever ago. I stalked it until I got it for $36 (originally retailing for $138). This is my sixth wrap dress, but hey we all have our vices right!

Always pretending I'm in La La Land.
I love wearing orange with gold and wicker. I bought these wedges off eBay for $25 for my sister's wedding. They're originally from Saks, leather, and so versatile. I think a wedge that has the espadrille feel but aren't actually jute will last a lot longer. The rattan material that is normally on espadrilles isn't too durable. Not to say that I'm not into the espadrille trend. I would die over a pair of Gucci espadrilles. You think I'm kidding.
In other things orange related I surprisingly have really been enjoying Orange Vanilla Cokes (more vanilla than orange if you ask me) + what do you think of the whole Kendall Jenner Orange Vanilla Coke fiasco? I definitely think its an ad of some sort because its so hard for me to imagine a supermodel drinking one of those. Nevertheless I've been obsessing over Katy Perry's orange eye shadow look in Never Really Over. That track is a BOP!

This is my favorite spot in KC nestled in between the library and financial district. I wander down here often to visit one of my favorite restaurants, Banksia or to just get out of the office.
Orange pairs really well with neutrals like beige, navy, olive, and even purple if you really want to push the boundaries. A great navy clutch or pair of shoes would be the perfect addition. I definitely played up the neutrals with my shoes and purse selection.
 I'm over here pouring over my strategic management textbook/wrapping up my consumer behavior class and trying not to buy every sundress I see from J. Crew/every good Poshmark deal which is actually a pretty hard task to manage. I feel like I've had such an urge to shop lately, which isn't a bad thing especially because I see myself re-wearing most of these pieces, but my closet is so small not everything fits!

How do you feel about the orange trend? What do you do when you have the urge to shop?

Wearing: Dress - J. Crew (exact), shoes - Saks 5th Avenue (old, but similar), bag - vintage (similar), nails - O.P.I I'm on a Sushi Roll

Photos by the super talented, Kira Whitney Photography. She is booking sessions for fall, don't miss out!



  1. You look beautiful in orange, and this is such a fun dress for summer! I think you can never have too many wrap dresses either! :)

    I'm lucky my kids curb my urge to shop - I just don't have as much time as I used to, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  2. I love this colour on you. And the style of the dress is just gorgeous too. I love orange but always have a hard time finding pieces.


  3. Yes orange and yellow too have been trending this season. And kudos to you for waiting for the sale, $36 nice! This dress looks great on you, I love a good wrap dress. Orange vanilla coke? Who knew? Sounds delish!

    Allie of

  4. That dress is gorgeous. This colour looks amazing on you!

  5. I'm always so scared of bright colours like this! You look beautiful x


  6. Orange definitely screams summer, and it's such a pretty colour!! I've never really tried to pull of bright colours until this year, and I now own too bright red dresses, so I'm slowly getting there :') You look stunning in this pretty colour x

  7. Such a gorgeous dress and even better that it was on sale! I love you shoes too. I would be wearing this combo all Summer xx

  8. Orange is he new black, I love it!!
    Have a wonderful day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina -

  9. This dress is such a gorgeous colour! You look lovely! xx

  10. I love you in orange- this dress is such a stunner!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. This orange dress looks so amazing on you! I especially love the ruffles.

    xx Avalon from

  12. This truly is a VERY beautiful dress on you! The wrap style is super flattering and your hair contrasts perfectly with the colour :) x

  13. Sonia, you are a vision in orange, I love it! I wish I was brave enough to try something as vivid but I'm not sure. I can definitely visualise that beautiful dress at a wedding – maybe with some gold heels an a gorgeous clutch!

    Musings & More

  14. That orange dress looks gorgeous on you! I love the color and the wrap style is so flattering!

    x Kara |

  15. I love orange hue! it's such a beautiful summer colour, you look gorgeous in this dress! xx

    Elegant Duchess xx


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