What I Wore Wednesday – The Spicy Gold Flame

Hey Glossies,

I love warm (bright) colors in the winter months. They uplift my mood, make me excited about the day, allow me to tolerate the season.  Since, the early fall, I have been obsessing about procuring yellow and flame orange wool skirts.  My favorite store was not selling any of these colors, which totally bummed me out.  I did see a skirt from another go-to retailer that I liked, but it was 16 inches long.  For me, that length was a very definite “No ma’am!!”

I took a chance on the J. Crew double serge wool skirt and I found the colors that I wanted, spicy gold and vibrant flame.  Initially, I purchased a skirt in-store. Even though the size could fit, I wanted a tad bit more length, so I purchased a larger size. Yes, all the sizes are the same length, but the different sizes rest on various points on my waist.

Outfit Details

One of my favorite fashionista friends re-introduced me to Lands’ End and I have been quite pleased with the quality and colors offered.  LE is a great place to find fun basics that can be easily paired with other items.

I purchased the cardigan (below) in the nautical blue because I do not own any other blue than navy.   My shopping rule is that I do not buy colors that I do not like, which means about a quarter of the color wheel is neglected.  So I decided to move out of my color comfort zone.  I  imagined the nautical blue as being similar to the blue in ocean.  I can like that blue and the memories that it brings.  Pairing with the spicy gold that reminds me of the sun. Great way to wear pops of color.

I added the Ralph Lauren Sleeveless Emely Georgette Ruffle Blouse and Leopard haircalf belt for visual interest.

Land's End Cardigan Sweater - Nautical Blue
Ralph Lauren Sleeveless Emely Georgette Ruffle Blouse
Ralph Lauren Leopard Haircalf Belt
JCrew No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool - spicy gold

Finished off the look with Talbots black tights and black Sofft pumps, which can be the most comfortable shoes.  Seriously, every woman needs to own a pair!

Mix Maven


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  • kia February 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    yellow skirt please!

  • Nikkia February 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    I need this whole outfit! I love everything! Color blocking at its best! Super chic look!

  • Diva08 February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Very chic look!