Every time I see a photo of Olivia Palermo, I remember the days of turning to MTV at 10:00 on Mondays to eagerly soak up the dramz on The Hills, and then immediately going back to my computer the moment The City came on. I’d always have it on in the background and glance up to catch Whitney Port or Olivia making dramatic, over-the-top expressions at each other. And I think Olivia was supposed to be the villian? I never could give The City a real chance to win me over, but Olivia’s status as a socialite keeps her on red carpets all the time, and she has definitely won me over with her classic-yet-modern, dynamic style.
I used to be a vehement hater of all things orange, but it’s one of this season’s hottest colors, and I’m finally convinced that it does indeed have a place in fashion. An orange shift dress is a great because it is simple, but offers a lot of interesting options for accessorizing, whether you want to go minimal or dramatic. Olivia went for a balance, choosing a pink bag that complements the orange nicely. A set of gold bangles adds some understated glamour, and the leopard print heels add daring ferocity and adds some sexiness. This is an awesome aesthetic that can be tailored for day, night, formal, and casual occasions.