Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Another confluence of fashion challenges resulting in a pretty snazzy outfit if I do say so myself

Orange isn't really my color.

In my vast array of 2 closets, I only have one thing that's predominantly orange, and that came from someone else.

I also have an orange scarf, which my boyfriend got recently as a wedding favor (I wasn't invited—I'd be bitter, except I'm the one who ended up with the present!). I don't really wear scarves, but I'm trying to get into it, so I set it aside and waited. Find a way to wear a scarf that also happens to be orange? Enter Challenges 1 and 2.

Challenge Number 3 was not a big one—I just had to wear a dress I'm not too fond of. I try to do this when I can—even if I don't think I like an article of clothing, I make an effort to wear it at least once, just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything. And if I think I'm bored with an article of clothing, I try to wear it once more before I get rid of it, to be sure I haven't just forgotten how much I like it (also because that's one more day I can avoid repeating an outfit). So when I pulled this dress out of the closet over the weekend and decided it was dead weight, I vowed to wear it soon and be rid of it soon after.

Challenge Number 4 is one you're probably well familiar with already—I have to cover up my growing-out dye job. Incidentally, a headscarf is a great way to do that, and, incidentally as well, an orange headscarf from Challenge 2 just happened to be a great match for the dress in Challenge 3.

I was a little uncertain about covering up my whole head (especially after I was asked if I'd converted to Islam when I covered only part of my head earlier this month), but I decided I'd have to do it sooner or later, cause these roots aren't getting any shorter! I took inspiration from the "My Little Pony" tutorial on, but instead of using a hair elastic, I just tied my scarf in a bow at the back, and wore it to work.

Usually when I wear something that outlandish, someone will say something, but I didn't get a single comment on my headscarf for most of the day. I was starting to feel insecure (if people decline to comment, I always assume it's because they are trying not to hurt my feelings), but then I got a shout-out from across the street while walking back from lunch: "I love your headwrap!" Phew. Crisis averted. Guess I'll keep this headscarf game going.


  1. Oh my gosh! Orange paired with aqua is definitely your color. Maybe you should wear orange and aqua everyday!

  2. Hello, I was just passing by and found your blog. I have to agree with the previous commenter, you look very good in aqua and orange. I would love to see you wear more of this color combination.

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