Thursday, November 24, 2011

An Orange Revelation

Photos: Katie Derus, Blazer: H&M, Cardigan: Abercrombie, Camisole: Victoria’s Secret, Skirt: H&M, Belt: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Coach, Shoes: MICHAEL (similar here), Necklace: Ann Taylor, Bracelets: Saks, Nordstrom, Earrings: Kendra Scott.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  For all that are reading from outside the U.S., today is a national holiday all about gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives.   I’m very grateful that I am able to spend this day with family and dear friends.

The outfit featured in this post is perfect for a holiday spent enjoying the balmy autumn weather we’ve been so lucky to have in Denver recently. Bless H&M for both opening a store in our little city and for carrying slim-fitting, petite-friendly blazers like the one I’m wearing. Although I occasionally have to get sleeves shortened on their coats, H&M blazers seldom need tailoring, which makes both my bank account and me very happy.

The orange skirt I’m wearing is one of my favorite purchases this fall.  I love how the reddish-orange color has a little sheen that appears different in various lighting conditions, as you can see in the photos.  While I initially worried I’d have to pass on the midi skirt trend, I’ve found it can definitely work for petites, too.  It’s important to make sure the skirt falls at a flattering point on your lower leg—generally just above or at the lower curve of your calf muscle.  That way, the lean part of your lower leg will create the impression of sleekness and height.  Heels are, of course, a must, and it’s helpful if they’re in a shade close to your skin tone to further contribute to the appearance of height.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank everyone who’s been so supportive of this little blog of mine.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday (and a very successful Black Friday!).


  1. I adore this!! I'm your newest follower here and on twitter too!


  2. Ciao!!! Thanks for stop and comment in my blog!!! You write in a perfect italian! I follow you! Follow me back if you want...xoxoxo from Rome

  3. Wonderful outfit!.. It looks so great on you!..

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  4. I like so much this blog.
    Funny and new thigs i find when come here.


  5. Gorgeous cardigan!

  6. you look amazing! that skirt is fabulous!

  7. you look so beautiful! we love this orange skirt on you!


  8. If you judge a person by their blog, then you're awesome!!


  9. amazing look, i love the colours!

    following you, hope you follow me back

  10. I like how you put this look together! This blog looks like a great creative outlet for you!


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