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Oct 19, 2011

Favorite Autumn Colors: #3 Orange





Autumn officially blew in overnight….and the next few days are predicted to be very seasonal. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. So, in order to brighten up the middle of your week, I present a tribute to my absolute favorite autumn color….ORANGE. But , not just any orange. The shade I love is actually called burnt orange….and is NOT the light, bright pumpkin orange. Mine is more of a warm, toasty, deep orange.  I suppose the love of this shade is in my makeup, because it is one of the school colors for the University of Texas in Austin…my alma mater!!  Hookem Horns!



Brown jacket: Stein Mart
Peacock, Nicole Miller, Scarf: Stein Mart
Orange Sweater: Ross, $5!
Larry Levine Trousers: Marshalls
Leather Headband: Target


Some “experts” say that wearing orange will make you feel energetic and creative….I will go with that…I just happen to feel both today! And, I am pleased to have a great problem right now…all of my brown pants are too big, so I wanted to wear these once before they just got too big to even put on!! I took my other pair to consignment. What is crazy about the pair of pants I have on today is that I have owned them for four years and this is the only time I have worn them....took the tags off this morning.


Bracelet:  Kohls


Four years ago, I found this suit on a rack in Marshalls on clearance for $30. The suit jacket (also in the plaid) was an incredible fit with quality tailoring. I have literally worn it out.  At thirty dollars, I thought it was a an excellent price for such a great fitting jacket (though the pants were too small.) They have hung in my closet so long that I forgot about them.





When I put them on last night, I was so pleased to discover that now they are too big….a saggy bottom is hiding back there, and I won't show it!! We will see if I wear them again, but hopefully I will continue to lose inches and weight and will be able to take them to consignment soon!!


First time to pull out my Natualizer Boots from Marshalls...about three
years old.




Orange U Glad It's Autumn??

What is your favorite shade of orange or do you avoid the color all together??


I turned on the news last night and there is Diane Sawyer in
a autumn orange suit!!








14 comments:

  1. Orange definitely screams Fall...and Im LOVING this color this season:) What a gorgeous cuff Pam. you look fabulous:)


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  2. I love this series you're doing Pam. And I love the story about the $30 suit!! Way to get your cost-per-wear. You look lovely and very warm/approachable/confident.

    PS I mentioned your color series in my latest post : >

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  3. Burnt orange is one of my favorite colors too! I love that peacock scarf with the orange...so pretty!!! I'm glad to hear your autumn weather has finally arrived. We had quite a warm spell last week, but now we're back down into the 70's. (whew!)

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  4. I'm listening to the blogcast of your on blog radio. LOVE your sweet voice, Pam!

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  5. You´re looking very elegant in that outfit. I love Fall colors too. :)

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  6. Orange is the best. It doesn't always flatter my skin tone, but I still like it.

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  7. YOU look good in orange. But I have to admit, I hate, hate, uberhate orange! I think it's the Dawg fan in me. So many rivals are orange. I even have a t shirt from college that says "Prince Charming will not be wearing orange!" LOL

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  8. You do look good in orange. I really love the peacock scart. So lovely.
    For some reason this year, I am really wanting orange colored items.
    We have finally hit real autumn. We will have a hard freeze tonight. I did not like the heat, but now I am not to happy with below freezing!

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  9. Beautiful color on you! I love orange in a variety of shades! And the scarf is perfect with your sweater.

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  10. your peacock scarf rocks!! I like orange but NOT my color at all so I avoid it.. and kudos for pulling out the 4 year suit and fitting into it!!
    great job Pam xox oJ

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  11. Another color you look so good in. My husband got his Master's Degree at UT so I know all about Hook 'Em Horns (I worked for the University in the Engineering Department. That was a great job).

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  12. Orange is one of my favorite colors ever. I have a lot of stuff in my home on that color, but for a strange reason I don't wear a lot of orange clothes.

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  13. I love this post! Orange is my favorite color! I graduated from Oklahoma State, born and raised a Cowboy so it's in my blood!
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