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June, 26, 2014

The one with Orange…

lace-dresses dark-long-straight-hair-ideas topshop-lace-midi-skirt orange-lace-midi-skirt-jcrew lace-valentino-dress mac-nude-lipstick navy-blue-monogram-clutch valentino-lace-dressTop: Topshop | Skirt: Topshop (similar style) | Heels: Christian Louboutin (similar style) | Clutch: Mark & Grahm | Earrings: Kate Spade | Bracelets: David Yurman (herehere) | Rings: KiraKira, Gorjana | Lips: Liner-Boldly Bare by MAC, Lipstick-Madere by NARS, Lipsgloss-Turkish Delight by NARS

When I was younger, I had an irrational fear of wearing orange. You see, I thought I would never be able to wear the color because I have such dark hair (a black and orange combo only meant one thing to me as a child…halloween). I’m glad I’m slowly letting orange back into my wardrobe because I mean, this could possibly be my favorite top and skirt. ever.

xo, Rach

  1. YVESPINK says:

    Love the lace top and skirt, so elegant

  2. Vanessa says:

    Gorgeous! Love the contrast of orange & navy!

  3. Totally loving the orange! When I look at this outfit I do not think Halloween :)

    Alyssa – Keep It Simple

  4. Love that dress! The lace and fit are perfect on you!

    The Style Storm
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  5. Mira says:

    Omg you look marvelous. Amazing top and skirt.

    xx Mira

  6. I love this orange on you and the pattern on this skirt and top is amazing!


  7. Erica says:

    I remember once hearing a stylist on a TV interview claim that orange is the one color that absolutely anyone can wear, that it works with every skin tone and hair color. I was a little doubtful at the time, but since then I have really noticed that it looks good on everyone. I think that many times people are just wary because it is so bold. But it looks great on you for certain, and it is steadily finding it’s way into my wardrobe.

  8. Rachelle says:

    Love this lace ensemble.


  9. Fabulux says:

    Absolutely loving this look! Esp the orange and navy combo, so classic.

  10. I love the versatility of the outfit and that it can be worn separately. At first glance, I thought it was a dress.

  11. Kirsten says:

    I never liked orange as a child but now it’s one of my favorite colors. It looks beautiful on you!

    XO, k

  12. You look gorgeous, such a stunning colour on you x


  13. Benedetta says:

    Wooow you’re absolutely this orange dress!!!
    Be happy with fashion

  14. Ally says:

    Orange is a very difficult color to wear! But you’re rocking it.

  15. So chic and pretty!!! Loved everything, the look, makeup, hair…Great!!!

  16. Katy says:

    I totally know what you mean!! I have such dark hair too so orange is not a go to color for me!! I love this combo though! It’s so pretty, orange and navy go so well together :) xo

  17. Lyndsay says:

    I felt the same way as a kid, orange just didn’t work on me… and most yellows, bumble bee. This shade of orange certainly works!

    prosecco in the park

  18. Caro says:

    Such a beautiful outfit. You can absolutely wear the orange it looks wonderful. And lace is always a good idea :-)

  19. Gap says:

    Those nude Louboutin are stunning!
    XOX, Gap.

  20. Marianne says:

    This outfit is stunning – orange looks great on you!


  21. Nicole says:

    I love this skirt and top combo!! I don’t think Halloween at all. You look so pretty and chic!

    Nicole to the Nines

  22. Grace says:

    This looks so lovely! The detailing is amazing!

  23. Love this orange color on you! It looks beautiful :)

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  24. I thought this was a dress at first glance! Love the matchy matchy top and skirt and that long pencil skirt is tres chic!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  25. Alia says:

    Oh my! My favorite look to date, just kidding that isn’t even possible! But you look absolutely stunning rach! So gorgeous!

  26. Agi says:

    Love this outfit.I have yet to embrace the colour orange. Gorgeous outfit.


  27. AJ says:

    Love the look. Where can you purchase the matching top like you have on?

  28. Huong says:

    WOW! You are such a knockout, Rach! I love this look and I DEFINITELY can’t wait to see you style the top and skirt separately! You look amazeballs! Does amazeballs mean gorgeous? It does in my book. ;)

  29. OMG…STUNNING. I am in LOVE with this top/skirt combo!!!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  30. I also did a black and orange talk on my blog yesterday, check it out {}! Great minds :)


  31. soraya says:

    Absolutely love the color of the outfit! It looks amazing…I can’t believe its Topshop! Thank you for sharing

  32. Ghazaleh says:

    I just wrote about my love for lace today on my blog and this outfit would definitely go on my list of favorites! Love the orange.


  33. Andrea says:

    I truly fell in love when I started shopping at TOry Burch 5+ years ago. Her stores always have a strong orange presence in it & I found myself being drawn to more orange! I tend to incorporate orange in shoes & accessories!


  34. Lulu says:

    This is maybe my favorite look ever on you! Just darling, well done.

  35. Annie Reeves says:

    Love the clutch also! You look fabulous.

  36. Adrienne says:

    Loving this top/skirt combo….
    Great fabric and such an amazing color!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  37. Melissa says:

    Such a pretty look! Love this <3

  38. I think this is a beautiful orange color with the lace pattern!

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  39. Anastasia says:

    I love bright colors, they can make any classic item to sensation! You look is a good prove of it!

  40. Jacque says:

    So pretty! I’ve been embracing orange lately as well and in the right shade it can be so gorgeous.

  41. Rachel says:

    That looks truly amazing on you, at first I thought it was a dress, but this looks even prettier.

  42. Amanda S. says:

    That outfit is STUNNING! And orange and blue! This Gator alum approves.

    xo Amanda

  43. & I am glad you wear orange because, I think it looks fantastic !

  44. Andrea says:

    Orange looks great against your complexion and your makeup is perfect today!


  45. Angelina says:

    OMGGG! Didnt even realize this was two seperate pieces! I thought this was a dress! It is gorgeous! And I love navy and orange!

    Also- love the straight hair.


  46. Ash says:

    This dress is so pretty! I love this color on you..

    xo Ash,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  47. Yolennie says:

    Love this dress, I have one very similar by costa blanca and I love it!


  48. Bekka says:

    I have always been a little nervous of orange, too. Totally get what you mean about dark hair and Halloween haha. I just bought an orange Proenza PS11 and I think it’s the perfect way for me to ease into the color. Love this look on you… Topshop makes the best clothes at such wonderful price points! Wear a ton of their pieces over on my blog. Great post!

    xo, Bekka
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  49. Mana says:

    I love this outfit, you look gorgeous.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  50. Rose says:

    You look stunning in orange! I actually repinned a post of you in an orange dress from awhile back because it was so stunning! That look had a more sporty vibe. This look is so elegant and feminine. I love the navy clutch and nude pumps.
    I think I lot of people shy away from orange in general. So glad you changed your mind about this color!!

  51. Sarah says:

    The dress is stunning, I love the colour and the lace. Orange looks great on you, glad your embracing it.

  52. Andrea says:

    You look fabulous! This outfit and color is stunning!

  53. I would have never guessed that this was a top/skirt! I actually had to do a double take when I read this! You are so daring with fashion, it’s such an inspiration!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  54. Chrissabella says:

    Love everything orange ATM and this lace dress is just beautiful.

  55. Adela says:

    Lace is the best. You look awesome.
    Adela x

  56. Sherrial says:

    This shade of orange is quite striking with your coloring.

  57. Sam says:

    Love this color on you! It’s such a cute look for summer.

  58. Allie says:

    So gorgeous! Love the orange <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  59. jamie says:

    Gorgeous dress and the color is dazzling on you!!!

  60. Kirsten says:

    This color is beautiful for you!!! And the length looks gorge on you. It can be difficult sometimes with this skirt length but on you it’s totally great!!
    Xoxo Kirsten

  61. Alyona says:

    I love this look! I think dark hair makes an amazing contrast to the bright orange or any bright colour for that matter. You look great!

  62. Kelsey says:

    I love how these are separate pieces! Trust me, you look great in orange!


  63. Cayli says:

    I think orange is your color! Love this in you. And I made those mango chicken tacos. SOOOO good.


  64. I adore you in orange…and cotton lace is so yummy!

  65. Beautiful look! Love the lace top and matching skirt :)


  66. Bibi says:

    so chic!!! it’s my fave too!!!

  67. Michaela says:

    love this shade of orange so much!


  68. Heather says:

    You LOOK STUNNING!!! This is such a great color on you!

  69. Heather says:

    Its SOLD out!! I am so sad! Wish I was your same size ; )

  70. Regina LeVecke says:

    Where can I get this outfit????

  71. Love this look! I’ve never been a big fan of wearing orange myself, but it looks great on you! Love all the lace!
    Brittany Blake

  72. I love the top and skirt – so chic! The color looks amazing on you.

  73. Leanne says:

    Gorgeous combo! I think you look fab in orange!

    Love from South Africa

  74. Browning says:

    Stunning! Love the longer length, it’s sexy in a fitted skirt!

  75. Miri says:

    Love the orange dress! You look amazing in this color.:-)

  76. gigi says:

    haha i always never wanted to wear orange bc i have long straight black hair too and it made me think of halloween! but i just love the color and wear it anyways :) love this look!

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  79. Liv Micheli says:

    Love that classic shoe! Beautifully simple :)

    Love, Liv

  80. Such a gorgeous outfit!
    Love it!

  81. Vashti says:

    I love all of it. I am looking for something for a wedding I have to attend and I love it all. = )

  82. shine says:

    lovely dress… the ultimate feminine lace dress…in orange….n loved ur colour contrasting…wid royal blue purse…nude l.heels…..j+those lush green surroundings n happiness on ur face……….awesome……..

  83. Sarah says:

    Are you wearing the bcbg maxazaria dress as a top?

  84. I too thought the same thing about the colors orange and black but I have come to love the two colors now that I am much older and wiser lol…. by the way they do look fab on you Aloha!

  85. Myra says:

    I’m in love with this outfit!! :)

  86. Myra says:

    I love this outfit!

  87. lace dress says:

    You have such an amazing sense of style! You make everything look so wearable! I love this orange on you and the pattern on this skirt and top is amazing!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

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