My new BFF

11 Jul

{ daily outfit: }

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing navy blue skirt, blue & off-white buffalo plaid shirt, orange sandals

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing navy blue skirt, orange sandals

You know what’s awesome? Having a dentist located a block away from some of my favorite stores. Actually, it would be more awesome not having to keep going to the dentist, but if one really must go, Dr. Patel at Green Dentistry is really cool.

You know what’s even more awesome? My new $20 orange sandals, that’s what!

I popped into one of my favorite shop for some “toothache therapy”, having just had another crown done. There is no doubt in my mind that I have spent more on dental work in the last decade than on clothes but that’s a whole other topic. I found these little tangerine gems in a bin just waiting for me. It’s not often that I’m lucky with shoes, especially on a whim. These fit perfect, the price was right and really, how could I resist bright orange?

I couldn’t and now my feet have new best friends.

{ style tip: }

Sometimes all you need is one little ounce of happiness in the form of color. Rather than match my shoes to other colors in my outfit, I thought it would be fun to let them shine all on their own by pairing them with navy blue. I love the way this turned out. Blue and orange go so well together.

This is another way to add more color into your wardrobe. A fun pair of shoes worn with neutrals such as grey, black or creams can help you break through the scary barrier of wearing bright colors. Have you committed to implementing more color into your wardrobe? Not like I’m trying to talk you into it or anything. (Yes, I am!)

If you don’t believe how good color can be, check out how these ladies are doing it. Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy and Emma of Daily Clothes Fix are at the top of my list. They do things with color that make my eyes and soul so happy!

{ deets: }

Blue and off-white buffalo plaid shirt/J. Crew, thrifted, navy blue skirt/BCBG, orange sandals/Urban Outfitters, vintage daisy necklace/thrifted, beaded necklace/Nordstrom’s.


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  1. Franca

    July 11, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I love those sandals! I need sandals, actually..

    • Fabienne Jach

      July 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      In that case, you’re likely to discover pedicures!! Keep us posted, Franca:)

  2. Pam @over50feeling40

    July 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Love the shoes! So cute, the perfect pop of color!


    July 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I need more sandals!!! I only have one pair and they’re falling apart. You’ve inspired me to go shopping. Naughty girl!

    • Fabienne Jach

      July 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Go get ‘em, tiger! $20 at Urban Outfitters:)

  4. Casee Marie

    July 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Love this look and your darling orange sandals! What a fun punch of color. I’ve been wanting to work more color into my wardrobe all year. I’ve managed to work some of it into my closet, now it comes down to actually wearing it…

    • Fabienne Jach

      July 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Baby steps! I’m totally wearing things out that I wasn’t comfortable wearing a couple years ago, it takes one little step. I’m looking forward to seeing you implement that color:)

  5. No Guilt Fashion

    July 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Those shoes are darling! I love the color, and they add just the perfect pop to this outfit.

  6. Magdalena

    July 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for your comment. Maybe someday you’ll be able to speak and write in Polish. It’s not as difficult as it’s said ;) Anyway good luck. Great sandals. They seems to be perfect for summer.

    • Fabienne Jach

      July 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Ha ha! I know how to say “breakfast” :) Someday.. Thanks for your words of encouragement, Magdalena!

      • Magdalena

        July 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

        Śniadanie :D You welcome.

  7. Jodi

    July 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I love the blue/orange combo!! woo hooo

  8. Ofelia

    July 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Love the orange sandals and the cool combination of blues!

  9. kileen

    July 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    i love the orange shoes and what a great pop of color to the outfit!

    cute & little
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  10. Sally

    July 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I ADORE those sandals! What a great find.

  11. Alexis of NorthOnHarper

    July 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Wow…. This look is pretty much flawless. And the shoes are absolutely what make it. Almost makes going to the dentist worthwhile!

  12. Mattie

    July 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Totally digging the orange sandals! They totally popped against blue…perfection. And for $20?! Yes, honey!

  13. two birds

    July 14, 2011 at 7:08 am

    orange is my new favorite color. i love these sandals…they are so versatile!

  14. Mode Plus

    July 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I will check out these links you’ve suggested. Since blogging, I added more color to my wardrobe. These sandals are not only cute but most important they look so comfortable.

  15. Terri

    July 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I too have spent more on dental work than clothing. You’re right that these girls are excellent color inspiration–as are Franca at Apples and Oranges and Helga at Helga von Trollop.

  16. Fashnlvr

    July 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I ADORE those shoes! You know I love bold shoes and those are so amazing! I don’t typically wear flats except to the gym. However, I may need to go hunt for these.
    Perfect – they are great with the blue too!

  17. Teresa Hardy

    July 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    That outfit is adorable, Fabienne. I love everything about it, especially your sandals.

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