WIW: pink in October with burgundy and orange

I have been saving this inspiration for a cooler day. Today the orange blazer will not get much use but I will carry it just in case.
Silk tee: Trouvé
Jeans: H&M
Belt: old one of DH's
Leopard pumps: Banolino
Blazer: Vince Camuto
I will use a large tan ostrich textured tote from Target to carry purse stuff and class stuff.
Is this too wild? Do I need darker or different makeup? I appreciate your comments and suggestions for improvement.

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  • Nebraskim replied 4 years ago

    I LOVE pink and orange together. You really can carry these bright colors well.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Thank you, Kim. I don't know that the pink is a good color for me, but the orange helps.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    OMG, Joy, you look SENSATIONAL!!! Just killer squared. I am so in love with this colour combo on you!! Especially with those shoes. Please wear this again soon! :)

    And how did your reunion go? I haven't seen the posts of what you ended up wearing and how you felt? I may have missed them as I was sparse here on the weekend. 

  • Dee replied 4 years ago

    I really love this! The brights go together so well, and the dark denim balances out the top nicely. Orange is definitely your color.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Suz,the reunion was fun. I haven't reconstructed outfits yet but went with some I'd posted or close. Things were pretty casual. I felt great in what I wore.
    I'm glad you think these brights are working. No one said a word today but the happiness factor was high.
    Dee, I'd never have put this together without Angie's blog post. Thank you for
    your encouragement.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    Wow! Spectacular is the word that comes to mind! I do think darker makeup would work well

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic! You've got the touch!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    TracyLiz, you do color so well. Thank you for commenting. It ink that you are right about the makeup.
    Shevia, thank you.

  • JenniferAnne replied 4 years ago

    I love everything about this!

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    GAH!!  This is me, squealing with delight!!  Those colors are just DELICIOUS on you!!!

  • Jules replied 4 years ago

    Love the bright colour blocking with the leopard pumps! Fab as always :)

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Beautiful, elegant and touching. xo

  • Angie_T replied 4 years ago

    I love analagous colors and this is such a sublime execution.  Love it.

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    Great look!  I like the pink top and leopard print shoes together and the orange jacket is a great addition.  It's bright but I think everything goes so well that the outfit works.

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! The leo pumps work especially well with this cheerful color combo. I don't think you need darker make up, your hair is a bright saturation along with the colors so your face is not at all lost (if that makes any sense?).

  • rabbit replied 4 years ago

    Looks really great!   I tend to be more unsure about these colors worn together, but these items just work so well.  I don't think you need more color on your face as either the pink or orange below is bringing a glow to your cheeks.  I think the leopard shoes are perfect with it.

  • bostonsmama replied 4 years ago

    I love it all, especially the heels!!

  • Jules replied 4 years ago

    I think Aida is right. Your dark eyes also add definition. A bright orange or pink lip might be fun if you go in for that kind of thing, but is not at all required.

  • E replied 4 years ago

    Wow!!! You look stunning! And what a neat colour combo. I'm still looking at your face, not the top or jacket, so you must be pulling off the brights. :)

  • Zibbets replied 4 years ago

    So cute. I love the leopard shoe with it! YLF!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    SO FAB!  I am going to find a way to copy this - I do have hot pink in my closet!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Oh, wow! I didn't think that there would be much enthusiasm for this outfit on me. Thank you for your comments. I hope to wear the pink tee a bunch this month for pink in October. Jules, an orange or bright coral is my best lip shade and I'm usually wearing it. I'm not sure why it's not on for this photo.
    I tried the same tee and orange blazer with tomato jeans, but the colors seemed to fight each other.
    Aida, that does make sense. I forget my hair color.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    I like this outfit--great colors, and the proportions work so beautifully, too. The heeled pump with the ankle jeans is a super combo on you. I agree a bright lip color would be terrific. I was advised at a makeup counter on a bright warmish pink lipstick shade to wear with my bright coral sweater--not matching, but approaching a similar level of intensity--and I do like it much better than my usual more muted shades.

  • tulle replied 4 years ago

    Wow! Brave combo--bold and beautiful with your platinum hair.  You might want to amp up your blush & lipcolor a smidge, but you will get a nice reflected glow from all the color near your face, too. That's one of the things I really appreciate about wearing hot pinks in cold weather.

  • crutcher replied 3 years ago

    I missed this from a month ago..how did that happen?...Joy, you may make me a convert to color with outfits like this..You look absolutely ah..maz..ing..
    Thanks for sharing...

  • Lynne replied 3 years ago

    Wht a beautiful colour combination, Joy!  I love it as it is, it makes me happy just looking at your pictures :).

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