Orange You Happy

Orange is one of those colors in the spectrum that screams "Be Happy!" Whenever I find a dress or top with orange in the mix, I'm drawn to it. It's as if a magnetic beam pulls me in. Head-to-toe orange may be strong, but undoubtedly you'll get noticed. This week our Friday Favorites features how the color orange makes us happy. So orange you glad we picked it this week? OK, I'll stop now.

Alison's Pick

Orange is the New Black, Netflix

My husband and I binged on "House of Cards" over Memorial Day Weekend and now we're trying to slowly savor Netflix's latest "Orange is the New Black." The show revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling). Piper is a woman from Connecticut, living in New York City who is sent to the women's Litchfield, NY federal prison for 15 months for transporting a suitcase full of drug money for Alex Vause ( Laura Prepon). Alex is an international drug smuggler and Chapman's former lover who ends up in the same prison. The episodes feature their story along with the daily issues of being in prison, plus the stories of other characters and how they ended up in prison. Excellent mix of drama and comedy or as the industry calls it - dramedy. While an ill-fitting orange jumpsuit isn't appealing, I'm officially hooked on this show!

iPad case, $34.99 The Snugg

I've been traveling with this brightly color iPad cover. The Snugg offers multiple cover sizes and colors in leather to choose for your various gadgets. There's something for everyone, no matter what brand or incarnation from an iPad 1 to an iPhone 5 to a Kindle Fire. I like it bright but the other selling point is the folding case! When you want to be hands free prop it upto watch a movie.

Adrianna Papell Print Faux Wrap Dress, $118 Nordstrom

Speaking of travel, this orange and blue print dress will pack in a cinch and come out of your bag nearly wrinkle free. Pull on sandals and you're ready for dinner. 


Christina Moffitino's Pick


Miss Priss Satchel, $50 Olivia+Joy     

Orange is certainly bright and before the color blocked trend surfaced, it wasn't a common color to incorporate into our wardrobe. I love using it as an accent to my outfit by pairing it with great contrast colors like dark blue or grey. A pop of orange as an accessory like a bag, belt, or necklace is the perfect way to transition out from standard darks and neutrals to having fun with bold brights. 

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Lauren's Pick

Dolly Cropped Orange Cardigan, $30 Fever Designs

This cropped cardigan has a flattering fit, a simple pattern, and a bold orange color to make it pop. Admittedly, I'm more of a cool-colored gal, but bright colored layers or accessories are a must when I want to warm up my wardrobe.  It goes great with my dark-wash jeans but it's also nice to pair with a sleek, summery dress if the weather gets chilly. When your wardrobe or your shoulders need a little warmth, orange you glad you've got a cute cropped cardigan??

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Christina Wright's Pick

Sunrise Jogger, $40 Free People

I love these retro sneakers I found on Free People. They have that fun pop of orange to jazz up my running/walking or pretend workout. But I am always inspired to workout more when I have something cool to wear!

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This week as the temperature droped at night below 50 degrees we girls in Cali had stylish comfort on our minds. How to rock a look, stay warm and still look fashionable. So here are our picks for our regular column, Friday Favorites. From super soft, velvet jeans to shimmering knits and chunky sweaters to a little luck to wear on our wrists.

Velvet Skinny Jeans, $178 7ForAllMankind

Super soft, jet black velvet skinny jeans that look great with heels and a tuxedo style jacket for evening. The "jeans" are comfortable which is always a bonus when you opt for an extra glass of wine and dessert.

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Christina Wright's Pick

Sequined Sweater, $80 Zara

It's the same every year, once the weather drops below 70 degrees, I start pulling out my favorite fall gear: leggings, boots, and cozy sweaters. I saw this lovely sweater from Zara on my recent European trip, and I am kinda mad at myself for not buying it then! It's perfectly cozy for staying warm in our California's "not quite" fall/winter season, but I am also loving the fun sequin & bow it's stylish and versatile.

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Lauren Scharf's Pick

Elephant Bracelet, $16 Romwe

If you're in need of a little good luck, slip one of these elephant bracelets around your wrist. They're unique, eye-catching, and so affordable! Elephants are my favorite wild animal, and these bracelets certainly bring a certain wildness to my outfit. 

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Christina Moffitino's Pick

Speckled Rib Trim Cardigan, $268 Free People

With the temperatures dropping I always like to rock chunky knit sweaters. They're the perfect thing to pair with leggings and your favorite pair of boots. I love being comfortable and staying chic and this one from Free People is on my radar. 

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