Black & White Inspiration

black and white outfits

I have been on a major black and white kick lately. All my latest clothing purchases have been black or white. Maybe a little gray here and there. Some people might find it boring, but head-to-toe black and white just feels so effortlessly cool.  A loose-fit white button down and a pair of black skinnies has been my go-to outfit. If I feel like a pop of color, I’ll throw on a pair of colorful flats or switch to a bright purse.

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A Summer Outfit with a Rosy Outlook

Summer bouquet by Natalie Bowen Designs on sacramentostreet.com, via Dressed in Orange

This summer flower arrangement has really stuck with me the past couple days– I think the pale colors are so unexpected and fresh, especially as we we enter the hottest days of the year. These colors would make a great outfit as well, with soft peach, pink, and creme colors complementing a fresh tan and keeping you cool in the hot sun. Here is how I would wear them– complete with a glass of champagne to celebrate it being Friday, of course! Hope you all have a great weekend!

peach, pink, and creme summer outfit, via Dressed in Orange

1. earrings / 2.  jeans / 3. bag / 4. shoes / 5. ring / 6.  blouse

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs, floral photo by Claire Giffen, from Sacramento Street.

J. Crew’s Easy Summer

J. Crew Summer | Dressed In Orange


After a bit of gloomy weather earlier this week, summer is now in full swing and I’m ready to fill my closet with more crisp whites, breezy linens, and bright florals.  I was sick in bed yesterday and used the down time to online shop.  I was enamored by J. Crew’s current set of Looks We Love — a recurring feature on their site.  The muted, yet impactful, color palette was what first caught my attention.  Every look was so stunningly effortless, I had to refrain from buying the whole summer collection. Above are my favorite looks from the set. What are yours?

images via J. Crew