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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head


or "Orange You Glad It's Raining?"

By Heather

The sun is shining today (Sunday) but the forecast for tomorrow (Monday) is rain. Monday AND rain? That could be depressing, so let's not exacerbate the situation by dressing in gloomy colors. A  bright orange trench is perfect for rainy weather! I've mentioned before that orange is my favorite color so when I saw this coat at Banana Republic, it was a no-brainer.

Banana Republic trench coat; BR orange and navy scarf; Chico's dark navy jeans
 Kate Spade bangles 
Alexis Bittar orange bangle; Michael Kors watch 

Michael Kors Hamilton purse; Antonio Melani denim and leather wedges
J. Crew navy and white striped cardigan; Chico's white tank
 Francesca's Collection earrings and necklace; BCBGMaxAzria orange and gold ring

The last time I bought a trench coat was several years ago. I had been to Los Angeles as a chaperon for a school fashion trip (hard labor but someone has to do it) and we brought the students to Rodeo Drive to peruse the shops there. I didn't usually shop at Juicy Couture (I thought I was a tad too old for their line) but it's a must-see for the teens. To my surprise, I found the most amazing black trench there that fit like a dream (I've since become a big fan of their clothing and accessories). The price tag was beyond my reach, however. Returning home, I continued to lust after that coat. Several weeks later, Nordstrom's had the same item on sale. Glad I waited! The coat is still in my closet and probably will be for years --it's a classic. But a dark color on a dark day is not always a great mood elevator. Yes, I know I can use bright pops of color to liven it up, but please, I'm trying to rationalize my need for a new coat so just work with me, okay?
 Here's the Juicy Couture trench with added color from a J Crew Edie purse, yellow Chico's scarf, Echo polka dot umbrella, and Loft straw fedora. Just had to use my new vintage-looking dress form from Home Goods. I kind of like dressing it rather than me -- it's in better shape :)

Hope those of you in the Northeast are digging yourselves out of the snow drifts. We can't complain too much here because of a little rain, right?

Love,
Heather

67 comments:

  1. You are gorgeous in orange, Heather! I'd like the yellow purse with your new jacket too : > Thanks for linking up and have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Have a great week, too!
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  2. If I wasn't a fan of bright color before, I would have to be now after seeing your beautiful outfits!! I love the way you use classic pieces that are updated in such gorgeous colors.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. Bright colors make me happy, but I'm a real fan of neutrals, which is hard to tell in my latest post!
      Heather

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  3. I almost bought an orange coat a few months ago, but I got red instead. You're right, it's nice to have a bright coat on a dull day. The orange looks great on you, and I love all your orange accessories!

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  4. Thanks, Val. I bet you look fantastic in your red coat!
    Heather

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  5. Your orange coat is perfect! It's tailored but fun at the same time. Love all the accessories too. It took me awhile to come around to wearing orange but now I love it. It feels happy.

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    1. Orange IS a happy color! Thanks for the lovely remarks.
      Heather

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  6. This is too funny. I was just at the mall this past weekend looking at that same coat. I thought it was so pretty and I loved the color.

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    1. It does kind of grab your attention, doesn't it? Saw your great purchases from Target so I'm heading there in the very near future.
      Thanks.
      Heather

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  7. yes, please, I would love an orange trench. I really like both of your stylings but for me, brighter is so much better! thanks for the great ideas. I'm off to the thrift store.

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    1. Thank you. Good luck in your hunt for bright items!
      Heather

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  8. Not many people can pull of orange as well as you do!
    Love it with the cognac and navy! You look ready for the rain.

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    1. Thank you, Adrienne. It rained today and it worked well. Of course, I did have an umbrella with me, too. :)
      Heather

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  9. I love the orange coat!

    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  10. This is a fabulous outfit, Heather and once again I realised I mustn't buy another black or beige coat for summer!!
    Everything matches perfectly - your hairstyle, your lipstick, wedges and bag, you look so stylish.

    Thank you for your lovely comment today and I am following you now.
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you, Annette. It was fun finding your blog! I like orange a lot (since my high school days) so my lips and nails are almost always that color.
      Heather

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  11. I LOVE orange on you! Great trench! I have one from BCBGMaxAzria that I adore.
    Your Juicy trench is great, too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie. I really like BCBG so I'm sure I would love your trench. Plus, you have great style so it has to be very fashionable :)
      Heather

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  12. Love the color of the your trench! Great idea to have 3 friends do a blog, looks like you all are having fun. Thanks for comment on my blog. Best of luck , Ann / Blue Hue Wonderland

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  13. Gorgeous from top to bottom! Love this shade on you.

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  14. Hello Sheila Ann and Heather- I've got you on my radar and blog roll! Thank you so much for introducing yourselves and your lovely styles to me.

    PS: I would be sooo appreciative if you'd show your support by putting the blog roll widget on your side bar. If you need any help with that, please don't hesitate to message me! -Bella Q the Citizen Rosebud

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    1. Thank you, Bella! We may need help with the blogroll. We're new to this :) I'll check in with you in a minute for some advice.
      Heather

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  15. Hi Heather!
    I don't see a contact address or else I'd message you privately. feel free to delete this comment- Ok got to Blogger DASHBOARD. Click LAYOUT. On the sidebar you'll see "add a widget" Click that. Then in menu pick: "Add html" When you click a new window box pops up- copy and paste code there. Click SAVE.

    The widget will be added. You may want to put it down below on your sidebar so on side bar, just pull it down to where you want it.

    Feel free to email me- and I will help with techie stuff as I can! I'm so glad to see us doing stuff outside our comfort zone- we all learn as we go! -Bella
    bella@thecitizenrosebud.com

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  16. The orange trench raincoat is great, I love it w/the scarf! And Michael Kors (the purse is great, btw) makes everything about fabulous, doesn't he??? Visiting today from the Let's Get Social Sunday hop.

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    1. Thank you. Michael Kors is pretty fabulous! Pretty much love everything he does.
      Heather

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  17. Love that orange trench! It looks fab on you! Thanks for stopping by my blog & introducing me to yours! XO

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    1. Thank you for visiting us. I enjoyed your blog!
      Heather

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  18. Hi Heather,
    Orange is one of my favorite color too and I love how you pair it with navy blue and the fun KS accessories. Thank you for stoppinb by pret-a-vivre, I am glad the post inspired you to try your army green jacket with more colors :-)
    BiTi
    Pret-a-vivre.com

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed visiting your blog today :)
      Heather

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  19. I think you look far too chic and elegantly accessorized for any rain to fall on you. This is just a beautiful outfit.

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  20. Debbie, you're just too nice. Thank you!
    Heather

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  21. You look fabulous in orange! I wish I'd seen this colorful inspiration earlier today. It rained here also, and so I immediately dressed in black and grey!

    These colors are gorgeous and you are inspiring me to go root around in my closet for something bright and cheerful for tomorrow. Why? More rain coming!

    Thanks for the inspiration. I'm following you now!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I think we're done with rain here for the week. The temps are going to remain cool until the weekend however; then we'll be back in the sunshine and 70s. I just found a very fun orange and white polka dot umbrella at Target this afternoon if you need something bright :)
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  22. I have to laugh Heather, I did orange and navy this week to!! My outfit however, is much more utilitarian and less lovely than yours is. I think this is the third time we have done colors similar to one another in the same link. Cool Phoenicians unite! Lol.

    Xo,
    Alyssa

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    1. We definitely are coordinating our outfits through mental telepathy. Must be something to do with our strange weather? Love your orange and navy, too!
      Heather

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    2. Really, Heather, a spectacular outfit. In the best way! Great handling of a tricky color combo that can go so wrong, so fast. Lovely.

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    3. Thank you, Jan. I really like navy and orange together, but I've seen orange with a number of other colors that work well, too.
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  23. I love love love orange and you look wonderful in your outfits.

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    1. Thank you so much -- I love love love orange, too!
      Heather

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  24. I adore everything about this outfit! You look great!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  25. Cute outfit! I love the orange, and you're right, perfect to combat rainy Mondays! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you, Natalia. The orange did help me get through a rainy day.
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  26. I so love this outfit....casual and chic!

    Found you via copy cat link up

    Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  27. I am totally digging your orange raincoat! It's so bright and cheerful! Definitely would perk up a rainy day - and that Michael Kors watch... jealllly! and how perfect is that J. Crew chartruese purse! :) Found you via the Copy Cat Closet link up
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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    1. Thank you, Nikki. Glad you found us!
      Heather

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  28. Love this look! Looking forward to following you all, I'm your newest friend via GFC!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. We're happy that you are our new friend!
      Heather

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  29. I'm a bit late for the Monday post. But I will not miss to tell you that I love your outfit. The colors are amazing and the your jewelry is so unique.
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment.
    Lieben Gruß
    Sabine

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  30. Thank you, Sabine. It's never too late to leave such a nice compliment :)
    Heather

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  31. This is a great color for you! I like the idea of matching a bright hat and computer bag for spring.

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  32. I like that idea, too. My only computer bag is a zebra print with a lime green lining. Wouldn't be a great combo with the orange but it's a good excuse to go shopping!
    Heather

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  33. I love this entire outfit! The wedges are fabulous. I need this whole ensemble for my next trip to my alma mater...WAR EAGLE! :)

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  34. Thank you. Wish my alma maters had orange and navy as their colors. My BS was from the University of MN (maroon and gold) and my Master's was from ASU (also maroon and gold). And I don't even like maroon! My high school did a better job: navy and gold.
    Heather

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  35. Cute outfit!

    You should do a home decoration tour! Looks like you decorate nice!

    Your newest follower,

    Brooke

    =)

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  36. Thank you, Brooke. Glad to meet our newest follower! We write about interior design on most Thursdays and rotate that post so you'll see some more of my house coming next week.
    Heather

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  37. what color of J Crew Edie purse?

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