Color Story :: Orange shift & Teal wrap

by wendy

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve been looking for an orange shift dress for quite some time now and haven’t found anything that I liked until I saw this ASOS one.  I personally think a shift dress is one of the most comfortable things to wear.  This dress is polished and the cut is fairly close to the body, so the overall look isn’t too boxy.  And best of all… it has pockets!  Yes, pockets!

 Mystery Man and I talk a lot about films.  One of the things that I’ve learned from MM that’s transferable to fashion is film color story.  Last Summer, he shared with me that teal and orange are considered ‘Hollywood Blockbuster colors.’  For example, Transformers, Iron Man 2, The Proposal, and Tron have a teal and orange color grade.  Since action movies and summer hits are centered around a hero or main characters, the orange hue creates a tan finish leaving the characters looking bronzed and handsome.  The complementary color to orange is teal, which is used as a background and accent color.  I’ve always been fascinated with this color scheme, and have found it to be very attractive.  Using ‘Hollywood Blockbuster colors’ today, I paired my orange shift dress with an ultra soft teal scarf.

I’m incredibly humbled and grateful for your supportive comments about my clutches.  Truly, I greatly appreciate it.  I made these clutches way before I started blogging.  At the time, I couldn’t find anything that had the design aesthetic and functionality that I was looking for, so I decided to make my own.  I wanted something that was big enough to hold papers and documents for meetings and can double up as an oversized clutch for day and night wear.  More importantly, I wanted something sleek and understated.  Armed with a few sketches, I went to the fabric store and selected the softest faux leather panels I could find.  Although I appreciate the suggestions of making a YouTube tutorial on these clutches, I don’t have any leftover materials and am more excited to share my new concepts with you.  I’m currently working and sketching new designs, but haven’t found the right color, fabric, lining, and hardware yet.  Please be patient with me as I finalize my clutch designs.  I’m somewhat of a perfectionist so it takes me many drafts and edits to reach a level of personal satisfaction.  Once I’m happy with the design and everything is ready to go, I’ll gladly film and share the video with you!

As always, thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: ASOS shift dress
Shoes :: Classiques Entier
Bag :: homemade clutch (again here)
Accessories :: scarf thanks to Leigh & Luca,
Gorjana bracelet and ring, t+j Designs bangles