Attack of the Orange

Looking at the site, I think you can see that I LOVE color.  I used to be stuck in a black, brown and white phase but from the moment I put on my first POP of color, I ran like a sprinter with it. However, orange was one of those colors that I thought I could never wear.  I always thought that I was too orange for orange. 

I couldn't have been more wrong.  One day I put on an orange tank top and my world changed.  Another parameter that I placed on myself was shed and I got that much closer to being fashionably free.

Dang. That was deep.  You are just talking about orange Alicia. Calm down.

Story short: try everything! After all, you never know until you try (there I go getting deep again).

Orange you glad to see these options (I know, corny. I had to do it lol)...which one (or ones) tickle your fancy?

By now you have probably noticed that some of this options are orange's cousin, coral. Too beautiful of a color to leave out. Had to keep it in the family:)

ISABELLA STRAPLESS MAXI DRESS IN TANGERINE from Height Goddess. $129. 62" and 67" length. Sizes S-XL. Also comes in black and turquoise.

CANDY SKINNY JEANS IN ORANGE from PZI JEANS. $79. Regular to x-long lengths (38" length). Sizes 4-18. Comes in 6 other colors.

TALL RUFFLED KEYHOLE TANK IN ORANGE from Old NAVY. $15. Sizes S-XXL. Comes in 7 other colors.

TALL PRINTED FRILL PLAYSUIT from Next. $47. Sizes 4-14.

WRAP MAXI SKIRT from Long Tall Sally. $95. 44" long. Sizes 6-8. Also comes in tropical green.

TALL DANCING BLOOMS PRINT SKIRT from Ann Taylor. $88. 22.5" long. Sizes 0-18.

MILSBTWN from Nine West. $109. Sizes 5-12.

UO CAT-EYE RISKY SUNGLASSES at UrbanOutfitters. $14.

MATERIAL GIRL EAR LACE at Candid Art. $32.30. 

TALL SMOCKED DRAWSTRING NECK KNIT DRESS at Loft. $49.50. HURRY! Hot item. Only sizes L and XL left.

KATE SPADE NEW YORK FINGERS PRINT BON SHOPPER at Zappos Couture. $198. Also comes in black and red print.

STRIPE TANK TOP at Long Tall Sally. $35. 30" length. Sizes Extra small to extra large. Also comes in multi.

TALL STRAPLESS DRAWCORD DRESS at Gap. $59.95. Sizes S-XL. Also comes in 3 additional colors.

TALL NEON LACE DRESS at TopShop. $75. Sizes 8-14. 

KATE SPADE DOTZ BIB NECKLACE at Piperlime. $117.99.


HOLLAR TOTE at Aldo. $45.

GRADIENT RING at Banana Republic. $45.

STEVE MADDEN TRACY FLAT at Barefoot Tess. $59. Sizes 11-14.

WEWANTIT T-STRAP SANDAL at Endless. $79. Sizes 5-12. Also comes in 2 additional colors.

Tall Style: Some Like it Hot

This is my 'pushing the limits at work' outfit.  You are completely covered but it's so HOT that it borders on inappropriate:) You can also take it from day to night without running home to change...  

1) Roll the sleeves up to 3/4 length, unbutton a couple of those buttons and take off the tights...

2) Take off the necklace, throw on some statement earrings and a bracelet...

3) Turn the purse into a clutch by tucking in the chain...

and you are READY TO MINGLE! 

Do you like it hot?  Start clicking away NOW. 

TOP: Button-Through Satin Shirt at Long Tall Sally. $65. Sizes 6-18. 27" sleeve length.

SKIRT: Tall PU Side Pencil Skirt at Top Shop. $58. Sizes 8-16. 

SHOES: Gwyneth Paisley at Exceptional Footprints. $129. Sizes 11-14.

TIGHTS: Textured Stripe Tights at Hue. $9.37. Says up to 6' but they stretch. Details about tall tights HERE.

BAG: Croc Embossed Leatherette Handbag at Forever 21. $8.99.

DAY JEWELS: Hive & Honey Half Moon Necklace at Piperlime. $24. Rain Gold-Tone and Gunmetal-Tone Twosome Adjustable Ring at Endless. $45.

NIGHT JEWELS: Dangling Disc Earrings at bebe. $22.90. New Glam Statement Bangle Set at bebe. $44

Cross Colors

I reached into my handbag yesterday and something was terribly wrong.  I didn’t really know how bad it was until I pulled my hand out and there was ink all over it.  You guessed it.  A pen had exploded in my brown cross-body bag and ruined it :(

Of course there are WAY worse things happening in the world but for a split second my fashion world had ended.  Straight handbag blues. BUT my frown quickly turned upside-down where I realized that this meant I could search for a new one…and the race was on!

I looked up the one I had, no luck, but then I found some that brightened my day in 2 ways; 1) they were ca-uute and 2) the colors were so bright that they literally brightened my day (#supercorny:).

Cross your body in color.  Check the links below.

CROSS BODY BAGS IN COLOR. Featured styles from left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Preppy Nylon Sasha’ Crossbody Bag (top left, $178,, Michael Kors Lily Shoulder Satchel (middle left, $348,, Hobo International Aster Small Cross-Body (bottom left, $138,, ROXY Shangri-La Sling Bag (middle top, $42,, Prada Striped Canvas Flap Bag (middle bottom, $795, and Leatherette Embossed Reptile Skin Handbag (right, $20.80,

Direct Links:

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘PREPPY NYLON SASHA’ CROSSBODY BAG at $178. Shown in vibrant red. Also comes in black.

MICHAEL KORS LILY SHOULDER SATCHEL at $348. Shown in Sun. Also comes in vanilla and black.

HOBO INTERNATIONAL ASTER SMALL CROSS-BODY BAG at $128 - $138. Shown in spring green. Also comes in black, ivory, sea flower and apricot.


 PRADA STRIPED CANVAS FLAP BAG at $795. Shown in fuchsia. Also comes in green.


Lashy Boho it's still rainy and cold in most places but in my mind it's already spummer.  No...that's not a typo.  It's spring and summer put together.  I want and crave both and it's easier to say them at the same time so...spummer is it.  Anyway, back to the reason while we are all  In the true essence of all that spummer11 is, I put together a tall BOHO inspired outfit that is laid back and flashy at the same time...yes...lashy:)  OK, enough with the portmanteau's (Portmanteau: A blend of 2 or more words).  Check out this under $125 fit and let me know what you think.

LASHY BOHO FOR SPUMMER11. From Left to right: Shirred Waist Tiered Skirt at ($79, sizes 6-18, 44" long from waist), Tall Ribbed Tank at (middle top, $10, sizes S-XL), Shield Necklace at (middle bottom, $7.80), Envy Bangle Set at (right top, $7.80) and Pennington Embellished Sandal at (right bottom, $19.99, sizes 5-12).


 SHIRRED WAIST TIERED SKIRT at $79. Sizes 6 to 18. Shown in petrol. Also comes in Khaki.

TALL RIBBED TANK at $10. Sizes S-XL. Shown in Optic White. Also comes in 9 additional colors.