WIW: Summer Brights. ETA: Orange Dress & More Boho

Inspired by Angie’s blog post, some bright coral Chico’s pants came home with me here paired with a Johnny Was top and citron cardi for more brights.  Every thing I am wearing is consignment or thrifted.
Orange consignment dotted dress for Fathers Day (5-7) with EF bone white long silk sleeveless duster, floral scarf and red-orange loafers and bag. Does the scarf look ok? The EF topper? Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.

22/6/2021:   Consignment BOHO blouse with coal tassels and purplish  blue cardi and tank.  Purple flats from YLF member San. Coral-red Kate Spade bag, turquoise jewelry, coral consignment Chico’s utility pants with lovely deep pockets. It feels right on a chilly morning of what is predicted to be a hot day. (#8-10).

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  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    Bright colorful look - love the top and unexpected pairing with citron cardigan!

  • Star replied 3 years ago

    These pants are so cool - I love the whole outfit.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful top! Adore the embroidery on it. The coral necklace is sublime.

  • ChristelJ replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous top and fun pants look fantastic together, and with your layered necklaces. Your summer looks are all so delightful.

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous top and lovely pants, great outfit as usual. Love necklace too.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed wearing this outfit, although  the sleeveless top reveals the massive bruise on my left shoulder.  No idea how I got it. No idea either why print went from Italics to bold.

  • Cardiff girl replied 3 years ago

    Your style is so youthful but still appropriate.l really enjoy your looks.

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit!  I love the embroidered top.  Your hair is so long!  It looks great, too.

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    Love the top and the brights really suit you.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 3 years ago

    This is the bomb. The zitron or chartreuese open shirt over the otherwise well-behaved, nicely matching outfit puts it over the top. I’m good at picking out colors from patterns to match, but coming up with complementary shades is a different ball game. Sorry for so many metaphors.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Cardiff girl, JAileen, Tanya, and Fashintern for your comments.  I’m thrilled that someone thinks brights suit me. I picked the citron green cardi because it was bright.  It was thrifted 2 years ago to wear on St Patrick’s Day over another green top.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Fathers Day bright: an orange and red-orange dot silk dress (consignment) with bone white EF long silk topper and orange floral on white summer scarf, red consignment Talbots loafers and Nicole Miller small bag.

  • nuancedream replied 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant and you look like a million bucks, Joy.  Love the Johnny Was top and I even have a similar necklace. Citron and orange  suit you so well.  I want to go thrift and consignment shopping with you!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, nuancedream.  I am lucky to have a very well edited consignment shop near-by.  I learned on this site to feel the fabric with my hands and it quickly reveals the best stuff, especially jeans which can look much alike.  I have been shopping for pull-on bottoms and small accessories to round out my wardrobe.  This spring I looked there first for boho style tops since I had decided to add some for a summer refresher.  I have another from that shop that has little coral tassels that match those coral pants.  I used it with , I think, white crops in Sal’s May Challenge. 

  • Irina replied 3 years ago

    Love, love your silk dress plus the EF duster and scarf! Absolutely works together. Gorgeous!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Irina, for brightening my day.

  • Mainelady replied 3 years ago

    I love the brights on you! The Johnny Was top is gorgeous and I really like the citron topper with it. LOVE the orange consignment dress!

  • Jaime replied 3 years ago

    The top is amazing on you! The dress is excellent also. Summer brights love you!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Mainelady and Shevia,   I am enjoying these summer brights after a long neutral winter. Brights seem to be a side of my personality that I forget.

  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful outfit - sings on you!

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Love orange dress, brilliant outfit. Brights love you,

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you slim cat and Mirjana.  It was exciting to discover that I can wear orange from light peach to rust.  

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Added  another outfit with the Chico’s coral pants. This Chico’s top has little coral tassels.  It is a pale blue and white narrow vertical stripe and lots of embroidery around the neck and on the sleeves in coral, hot pink, cobalt and aqua.  I bought it because it is a different sleeve length  boho top and looks great with white or even navy pants.it reminds me of the late 60’s early 70’s and the tasseled tops worn then.  Is the cardi too short for this top.  I had hoped for an assemetrical look.  Does it work?  

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    One more beautiful outfit Joy. This top is very interesting and perfect with great pants, love color. The cardi is good to my mind.

  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    It all works building artistic colorful outfit - very pretty!

  • Jonesy replied 3 years ago

    What an amazing wardrobe you have built from consignment finds! I love the print scarf with the dress! I think you wear boho so well.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you,  Mirjana, I wonder if the same person once owned the top and coral pants as they are the same brand.  I am happy that you feel the cardi works with the top ok.  It goes very well with the silk tank under the top and is a good summer weight.
    slim cat, thank you for the word “artistic”. It is a bit different for this area.
    Jonesy, one of my goals this year was to shop as much as possible for second hand items.   Normally I would do more thrifting but those shops have been very slow to open and have open changing rooms to try on anything,  I have been very happy with consignment shops that feel open and safe.  There are strange hours as no one seems ready to hire help and the owners are working long days.   My whole outfit is less than $50, probably less than $40.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    These are all super fab. I’m all excited now. And the polka dot dress in orange! I’d be jumping around if I were three! :D

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you, Rachylou. I will definitely think of you whenever I wear that dress. I am visualizing you jumping in puffies, a puffy suit in a Christmas snowman penguin print. In teal and orange.

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