Beat the Monday Blues - Colour My Week with Orange

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Two weeks ago, I introduced 'Colour My Week'; an initiative to introduce a colour at the start of a working week, to help eliminate the 'Monday Blues'. I invite blog readers to participate, by linking your own colour related fashion items back to this blog post. This week I focus on.. orange.

Image c/o we heart it

According to "Like red, orange draws attention and energy, but unlike intense red, it’s a little more soothing. While orange is a difficult color for some skin tones to pull off, if you have the coloring to work it, orange will help put you in a positive, energetic mood."

Orange is... citrus, carrots, pumpkins, sunsets, juice, tangerine, and marmalade.

According to, bright orange lipsticks are the new fashion accessory...

Quote "Sure, when you think “fashion accessories” you might not always think lipstick or nailpolish, but looking at the Spring 2011 runways it quickly became evident just how much a bright hued lip can change the look of an outfit."

Photo c/o

How about this vintage coat from ChurchOfVintage:

1960s SAFFRON Coat from ChurchOfVintage

An orange printed vintage curtain I picked up from my local op shop:

that I have used for various projects so far including the following:

Bird motif for 2yr old t-shirt

Oven glove

Necktie owl bag background

A pair of my favourite heels. Black and bright orange, made by Yo! Japan Clothing, purchased for £2.99 from eBay UK two years ago.

Have you made anything Orange recently? Perhaps you found a tangerine printed vintage shirt in an op shop, or you've been eyeing up a burnt orange coloured bag on etsy? If you have anything orange to share, please link below using Liny Link McLinky, which will close in a week from now.


A Luz said...

I love the colour orange - in fact, I love all colours - but I have to say I would never think to wear orange as a lipstick but looking at that photo of the very glam lady, I reckon I could pull it off..Thank you for the tip and inspiration - again..You are very good indeed Erica..x

hed said...

Yep, I'm in again :) Hoping to get the brain juices flowing...soon!!! Hed hed down under

Miss Vicki said...

Yipee!!! Can't wait to get this color under way...thanks for the inspiration again :) Love this challenge :)

Jadegrrrl said...

Great idea, will definitely do a colour inspired post this week sometime :D

Unknown said...

Yey! Thanks everyone for participating!!

Tracey@bountifully said...

oh love that orange coat! We are definitely on the same colour wave length at the moment!

JeTaimeVintage said...

Love orange, I need to get some orange lipstick now! And of course hunt out something orangy on my next trip-great idea too!

Dogstar Bazaar said...

Loving the bird t-shirt. I'll be looking for things in a new light soon, sewing lessons may be on the Xmas wish list!

hed said...

My blog post is up...I promise to be more punctual next week! :) Hed

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