June 12, 2012

Coffee Break & Two Shades of Orange

I've been in the working world for a few years now and have fallen into the classic routine of starting my day with a cup of coffee. Today is no different as I will be picking up a morning cup of Joe at my local joint in this orange on orange combo.  Like any good coffee shop, there is always chatter about good books -- and of course Fifty Shades of Grey is all the rage.

I'll stick with my two shades of orange as today is feeling a bit rough. So rough, that I may have to grab cup no. 2 since coffee breaks are essential to any work day. Whenever I feel the caffeine monster, I start to sing the Broadway tune "Coffee Break" from the musical my sister and I recently saw in NYC. This pretty much sums up how I feel during coffee break. I mean, who doesn't break out into a choreographed dance routine en route to their coffee break?

If that didn't tickle you fancy -- you may enjoy the tale of the Temp & the Reception in the "cubicle of love."

What happens on your coffee breaks?

Bracelet: Vintage | similar
Cardigan:  Jackie Cardigan, JCrew | shop
Shirt:  JCrew Factory | similar
Skirt:  Pencil Skirt, Limited | shop
Shoes:  Target versie pump | shop

Neon | Everybody, Everywear

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  1. Loving all of the colors!! super cute!

  2. ohhh i love the orange with blue!

    my coffee breaks are usually an excuse for a coworker and i to get out and go for a walk around the block around the block when the sun is out.

  3. I have to have coffee every morning before I even get dressed for the day! I can't function without it. I think your orange on orange is AWESOME!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  4. I love these colors all together! Looks so great!

  5. that is such a cute trio of colors! I would never think to pair them together but they look lovely on you! :)


  6. I love that although every piece is so bright, the outfit as a whole isn't super "look at me, bright colors!". I think your neutral accessories really help to bring these bright colors into a modern outfit :)

  7. Love the doubled-up orange! This outfit reminds me of a box of Crayolas - very cheerful. :)

  8. Orange and teal! Be still my heart. These are two of my favorite colors, and the combination is ridiculously good.

    I'm more of a tea-drinker than a coffee-drinker, but this morning I had a leftover canned coffee drink from our local 99 Ranch so I chugged that and then rode the buzz until afternoon! ...when I crashed, and I'll probably go to bed at 9:30 tonight. But it was worth it!

  9. LOVE love love this color combo, and it looks fabulous on you!

    The Other Side of Gray

  10. Love the mix of colors, dear! You have a wonderful blog and I'm following you now!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  11. I love the mix of colors on you! Perfection.

  12. Hello! Just popped over from EBEW. Absolutely love this color pairing... thanks for the suggestion!! You look wonderful.
    Best, Whitley

  13. I would've never thought to combine these 3 colors, but I LOVE it! That outfit looks great on you!


  14. ohh i just love this color block! two shades of the same color seems so sophisticated.
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. What a great mix of colors! Love the whole looks (the shoes are great). Looking forward to checking out your archives.

    Pink Chai Style

  16. That mix looks glorious against your dark hair, you look like a beautiful parrot!

  17. Your outfit is pure perfect. This is the most beautiful colour blocking combination I've ever seen. Wow I am very impressed.