papaya orange dress





dress: J.Crew
bangles: Kate Spade, J.Crew, Saks off 5th 
My friend Kacia sent me a photo of this dress when she bought it and as soon as I saw it I wanted it. If I had to design a dress for myself, this is exactly what it would look like.
I happened to time it just right and bought it during a 25% off sale at J.Crew. It’s so comfortable, has a very flattering shape, and is a perfect papaya/orange color. It’s simple enough that you could wear a statement necklace to change up the look, or just wear it by itself.
It’s made of a fairly stiff fabric, and I think will transition really nicely into the fall and winter. Throw on tights or leggings and boots, and you’ll be all set. 

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Comments (54)

  1. Posted April 3, 2013

    It looks great on you!!! And the fit looks superb! You could always throw on a grey tight and cardi to make it warmer! Love!

  2. Posted April 3, 2013

    My favorite color!!!

  3. Posted April 3, 2013

    The dress fits you to perfection, and the color is gorgeous on you!

  4. Lauren says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    This dress is not only a fabulous color on you, but the shape is so flattering! I love the a-line skirt.

    Fizz and Frosting

  5. Emily H says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    The last photo is especially beautiful!

  6. Posted April 3, 2013

    Oh my gosh! My mother in law took me on a shopping spree this past weekend. I told her we needed to go to j. crew because you always post the cutests clothes from there. Well, we didn’t make it to any other store. Never been there, and now I’m in love. Got this dress in navy. Probably the most comfy dress I’ve ever worn. Pairing it with some Francesca’s jewelry (another “first” shop for me). You’ve got me hooked, Kate. You’ve got me hooked!!

  7. Katy says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Question for you…
    I notice that your wedding ring is white gold or platinum….silver toned…and you are wearing some gold bracelets. I am always hesitating to do this because I have a white gold wedding ring. It bums me out b/c I would like to accessorize with gold on occasion. It looks perfectly acceptable on you…so this is fine to do?

  8. Posted April 3, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE this dress! The color is fantastic and it looks so comfortable!

  9. OdomKt says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Great dress! I love the whole look! I am also so excited that you’re going to be at the Influence Conference 2013. I just bought my ticket and I cannot wait!!

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  10. Jill says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    This color looks GREAT on you and the dress is really flattering! Unfortunately the dress is sold out in this color and my size. Which isn’t really unfortunate because it’s not like I need to spend the money anyway 🙂

  11. Carly says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    The color is perfect on you!!


  12. Posted April 3, 2013

    I have been looking for a perfect nude heel – I think I may have just found it! Thank you! BTW, your photography skills are stellar – impressive.


  13. Posted April 3, 2013

    This dress is gorgeous and the colour just made for you!

    Lady of Style

  14. Posted April 3, 2013

    that dress does look like it was made for you. Gorgeous!

  15. Jessica says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    What a gorgeous dress-and that color is perfect on you!

  16. Posted April 3, 2013

    Would look really cute with a belt also!!! The seam is in the perfect place.

  17. Breenah says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    I don’t know that I’ve ever loved a dress more! So cute and simple and the perfect color.

  18. Nikki P says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    The dress is beautiful and the color looks incredible on you! I love the matching nail color too. It sets the whole thing off. GORGEOUS!

  19. Posted April 3, 2013

    This is gorgeous! Aw man, I wish we had JCrew in Denmark..

  20. Posted April 3, 2013


  21. Karen says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Wonderful look! I’d be easy to add a denim jacket to this (white would be amazing) or a little white cardi and be ready for an evening out.

  22. Posted April 3, 2013

    Needs a belt. Love this dress

  23. kodijo says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    That dress is the perfect color. I love dresses that can be worn year round with a little layering action!
    grey et al

  24. Posted April 3, 2013

    So simple and pretty and can totally be worn year round! Love it!! : )


  25. Posted April 3, 2013

    This is such a pretty dress on you!

  26. Posted April 3, 2013

    I’ve been looking for a bright dress like this 🙂

    Making It Sparkle

  27. Posted April 3, 2013

    looks perfect on you? what size is that?

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  29. Posted April 3, 2013

    That color is gorgeous on you!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  30. Amanda says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Very cute! Looks great on you!

  31. Posted April 3, 2013

    What a beautiful dress!! That fit is so flattering. I wish they had it in my size in the navy but it’s all sold out, or I would be ordering it right now. It does look great on you!!!

  32. LoriU says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Cute cute!!

  33. Posted April 3, 2013

    Love your dress! It’s perfect for Spring and you look so cute in it!


  34. Posted April 3, 2013

    love that dress on you. great fit!

    xo Andrea

  35. Posted April 3, 2013

    super cute dress

  36. Nicole says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    Your skin looks flawless!

  37. Jess says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    It’s gorgeous. It looks more orangey-pink to me, but that’s a good thing in my book.

    Some Snapshots Blog

  38. Posted April 3, 2013

    Gorgeous, Kate! And so flattering on you!

  39. Posted April 3, 2013

    What a beautiful dress and it looks great on you!

  40. Posted April 3, 2013

    This dress is so sweet on you! And I love that gold knot bracelet.
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  41. Jen says
    Posted April 3, 2013

    What are you doing to lose weight. You look amazing. Love the dress

  42. Posted April 3, 2013

    these shoes are perfect!love the nude shade
    kisses from Miano

  43. Posted April 3, 2013

    If only it had a v-neck, would make it mine immediately. It really looks great on you though! you’ll get wear out of it every season

  44. Posted April 3, 2013

    I LOVE this dress on you!!!

  45. Chelzz says
    Posted April 4, 2013

    I love this dress! I think a gold or another bright colored belt would really add another pop!

  46. Me says
    Posted April 4, 2013

    That dress is ADORABLE! I’m totally digging that color too.

  47. Posted April 4, 2013

    Such a gorgeous color!

  48. Posted April 4, 2013

    Just gorgeous!

  49. Posted April 4, 2013

    That dress fits you wonderfully and the color is brilliant!
    With Luck Blog

  50. Posted April 5, 2013

    Obsessed with this dress. I actually saw it in the store and thought about it for my engagement pictures. Your highlights really pop with this color, so pretty!

  51. Melissa says
    Posted April 9, 2013

    I love this. This might be my favorite outfit I’ve ever seen you wear! The color, the cut, everything is just absolutely perfect for you.

  52. Posted May 21, 2013

    I just bought this dress it!

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