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Radiant Orchid & Lace

RayBan_Isabel Marant for HM_Buffalo_DV (2)When Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid is the color of the year 2014, I was indifferent. I mean, in 2013 when it was Emerald Green, I was way more excited about the bold rich jewel tone. Be that as it may, I do own pieces in this hue so I decided to give a nod to the Color of the Year with this outfit. Taking full advantage of the warm Cali weather (this is the last West Coast vaca post, I swear!), I finally broke out this beautifully detailed lace top to clothe my upper half. This was my ‘lunching at the Ivy while sipping champs’ look. And no, there were no celebrity sightings that day. Although our friend was convinced I walked into Pierce Morgan. Anyhow, what are your thoughts on this color?

Outfit Details:

Mirrored Aviators: Ray-Ban from Piperlime, $93. These retail on Piperlime for $160, took advantage of a promotion and saved 20%. I then applied my rewards I earned from my BR card. If you are looking for something at a lower price point, you may like the two-toned Aviator Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters, $14.

Lace Top: Isabel Marant for H&M, $99.00. My bestie gave this to me for Christmas! I had the hardest time locating this top but she miraculously found one and held onto it until the holidays. I’m thinking the only place to possibly get this top would be Ebay. If that’s not your thing, here are some alternatives: (1) Forever21, $22.80; (2) Lord &  Taylor: Guess, $59.25. Use code STYLE and save 15% off thru 3/10; and (3) Piperlime: C.Luce, $69.

Pave Stone Link Bracelet: Target, $19.99.

Skinny Jeans: Buffalo David Bitton from Rue La La, $50-ish. I am not quite sure at what point in time I purchased these but I am positive I got them during a denim sale. If you are ready to jump on this Radiant Orchid bandwagon, here are some denim for you: (1) asos: River Island, $56.46 and (2) Old Navy, $12.97.

Gold Strap Sandals: Dolce Vita from Piperlime. These have survived a few Spring/Summer seasons already and was purchased on super sale. I actually ditched them after this vacation; time for new ones! I found a similarly styled pair also on Piperlime: Steven by Steve Madden, $69.99 (sale).

4 Comments on Radiant Orchid & Lace

  1. Sam
    March 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Such a cute outfit and love the radiant orchid! Purple’s my favorite, so I definitely need a Pantone inspired piece.

    xo
    Sam

    • Linda
      March 3, 2014 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you! it’s a very nice spring-y color.

  2. Mo
    March 5, 2014 at 12:23 am (3 years ago)

    You already know I love everything about this!

    • Linda
      March 5, 2014 at 7:16 am (3 years ago)

      🙂