Now we reach the end of my resort collection: Big Orange.
This color may be too bright for someone as pale as I am but I could not resist.
The dress was an end-of-season purchase last summer and is made of same puckered silk as this skirt. I had Fatima take it up along the shoulder seam (to reduce overall length and armscye size), but am now wondering if I should have her narrow the skirt. Make it a narrow slice of orange rather than a bias cut dress.
For now, it is delightfully crisp and swishy — that rare combination.
I did not think black sandals would do (Halloween), but realized these white sandals would work. I also contemplated silver.
And what else?
This Orla Kiely bag — such a wonderful non-color — has stripe of orange running through the center of each flower. Perfect.
The delight I take in finding unexpected pairings in my closet — when I just happen to have the perfect thing — is surely out of proportion to any rational person’s emotional keel. But it’s so pleasing.
What else, what else? What is orange’s natural complement? Blue, bien sur.
Given that this is a lounging ensemble, maybe I only need one strand.
Even four beads would be striking against this color.
Perhaps we need a pair of zany sunglasses?
The Photographer is a little frightened, but he’s doing his job.
The frame of these sunglasses is constructed in three rings of different materials. A tortoise interior ring; a grey middle ring, and a white striped exterior ring. I love that the lenses and shape of the interior ring is different than the outer ring — it’s like square inside a circle.
All together, I look like a composite of Auntie Mame, Bea Arthur, and — you guessed it — Milton Berle.
For those who missed The Directrice’s 500th Post, it’s not too late! You can read it here.
Here’s something to brighten the end of your week: the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is out. Have a fantastic weekend!
Dress: Ganni; Sandals: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Bag: Orla Kiely; Sunglasses: Marni from The RealReal; Necklace: Antique turquoise beads beautifully strung for me by Missannethrope