Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Orange You Pretty in Purple!

Growing up a Georgia fan my father taught me to hate all things orange.  Florida, Tennessee, Auburn and occasionally Clemson.  It wasn't until recently that I discovered Clemson's colors were Orange and Purple.  For some reason I always thought they were Orange and Blue. But no that's a deep purple those boys have painted on their chests.

photo via Stadium Drives
 And I also recently discovered that their stadium holds the same name,  "Death Valley," as another purple, Southern tiger stadium in Louisiana. Who knew?
photo via Clemson Tigers
Needless to say, I have tried to stay away from most things orange.  However just this past week, I got both my March Lucky magazine and Real Simple issue and discovered that this Spring- orange is the new black.  Even last February's Lucky magazine had cover girl, Nicole Richie, sporting the orange and purple combo.

photo via Lucky
I tried finding that exact skirt she's wearing online but alas it is nowhere to be seen. If you have an extra $385 to spare you can find something similar here.

Real Simple even did a whole fashion feature "Orange Crush" and paired orange with navy, hot pink and purple. Just a little sneak peak into the issue-page 99 for those of you following along at home.

photo via Real Simple
 And just so you can get a better look at this AH-MA-ZING Tory Burch dress, here is another photo below.  Sadly, its $350 and currently sold out. 

photo via Tory Burch
Even the homepage of Saks had the orange/purple color combo as Spring's "see-worthy" trends. That is, if you can stomach the price tag of these Fendi color block sandals.  Just a mere $740. Rent Schment

photo via Saks

So how can a girl afford the trend?  Don't worry. OPI has you covered with their Texas Collection.  Check out this little color, Y'all Come Back Ya Hear!, for only $8.50.

photo via Beautysak

If you are feeling a little gutsy, Victoria Secret has a sexy spin on the color combo.  The top will run you around $24 and the bottoms will only set you back $16. I posed for this picture by the way that's just a different person's head-S'weird.

photo via Victoria Secret
Or you can go vintage and purchase this fab dress for only $40 from etsy seller OneRareBird.

photo via OneRareBird

Either way there are several opportunities for this Spring's hottest trend to be affordable.  Personally for me, maybe I could redesign that color combo of orange and purple into a pretty little trendy Save the Date.

Okay okay, I still twitch a little when I see too much orange but maybe I can start slowly and paint my nails this week and pair them with a great purple dress.

Oh and please note that if you have something that you want me to redesign, I will. Just drop me a comment below.  My pricing is totally affordable and I'd love the chance to redesign that!


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Angela Conners said...

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