My Yellow Complement

Here are some keepers as well as some things I'm considering.  


  • Naturalizer Emory sandals - better for a higher volume foot especially if you size up.
  • Kule tee
  • Michael Stars basic tee
  • MK canteen cross body bag
  • Caslon NAS plaid dress (with just a bit of yellow)
  • FS Lavita pumps

As you can see I'm collecting a range of yellow shades.  Closer to my face the cooler, greener yellows are more flattering but the striped tee is a winner because it has red and blue in it, tempering the mustard.

Returned but recommend for others:

  • Gentle Souls Rory sneaker mules -- super comfortable and great arch support.  Might re-order, I didn't keep them because I thought I didn't really need them.  Great for a wider foot with high arches.
  • Fly London sneakers -- well made and comfortable but too narrow for me.  

Considering - has anyone seen in person?

  • RM Stella tote
  • Hobo Hero tote
  • Madewell transport tote
  • Boden Brogued belt

Caslon dress, my casual Summer uniform of jeans + tee.  The yellow tote in the third photo fell apart after 3 uses!  The handle came off.  Shame on you Urban Outfitters.  Forth photo is of Dan & me with his parents at the Sandbar in Monterey CA.

ETA -- What do we think of the fit and length of the Caslon dress?  This is a medium petite.  I like the fluid fit without any pulling around my hips.  And it is a bit short on me -- see the stock photo.  But I like the way the knee length works with jeans underneath.  

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  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Good for you! I love seeing a happy yellow on others and hope to find more than a cheap Target tank in my best yellow.

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    I like both outfits a lot.  You look terrific!!  Great family pic as well.

    That is poor quality on the bag isn't it - really frustrating!!

    The sandals and striped tee are my favourite additions, both really gorgeous.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Joy.  If you're not sure how to go try accessories first.

    Sal, the sandals and striped top are getting lots of wear.  I have such a casual lifestyle.

  • Mirjana replied 5 years ago

    First, the dress is fantastic on you, yes it is a bit short on you, but I prefer this look than the stock photo. Both outfits are great, and you look amazing . The round yellow bag is faboulus.

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    The dress is stunning on you, Denise!! Great fit and I don't mind the shorter length at all, like you said, fab over jeans etc. (and you could wear it on its own too). Love that you are collecting yellow items. Everything looks good (but shame on UO indeed for that bag:-((
    (What a lovely picture of the 4 of you!!)

    All 3 bags you are considering look wonderful, and I really like the belt for you too.

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    Wow! This dress was made for you!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Yellow & MUSTARD complement :)

    And it's KILLER on you, just like the dress. Does not look like it's pulling in the pic, and I prefer it as a tunic. Very 2018. 

    Aren't these shades of yellow and mustard versatile? I'm telling you - they go with almost everything!

    YES, seen the Madewell tote and Boden belt. Both quality items. GET. 

    Fun pic, Denise. Danny looks well, and you are casually elegant in a classic yet trendy way. Much love to you. xo

  • replied 5 years ago

    Wow - I love yellows and mustards on you!  I much prefer the dress as a tunic, but alone it's a good casual piece too.  

  • Dana replied 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness! I love every single look! I'm totally crushing on yellow right now. In fact I took a yellow cardigan to dinner last night--never worn, and didn't wear it; however, the waitress managed to spill red wine on it...soaking right now. 

    I may have to check out the Michael Stars t's...what size are you wearing? Please tell me it's not O/S! 

  • Katerina replied 5 years ago

    Love the dress on you. The colour of the dress is perfection with your colouring - stunning. Looks especially great with the jeans. The yellow items are just lovely.

  • Greenjeans replied 5 years ago

    Nice, CocoLion!  That dress is the perfect shade of plaid on you.  

  • Canada replied 5 years ago

    Thank you for these unique color combo ideas..I clicked and ordered those mustard Naturalizer sandals. $27 plus free shipping and I can sample a new wardrobe color; I couldn't resist copying your find! And, no, I don't feel the Caslon dress is too short.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    That Caslon dress looks wonderful on you!  Love the mustard pieces on and for, you.

  • LaPed replied 5 years ago

    Wow, that dress looks great on you! Love this range of shades, the Kule tee especially. That is such a great line with lots of great designs -- do you feel the quality justifies the price? 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 5 years ago

    Wow, I love the dress as both a tunic and a dress on you. And all these mustard/yellow items look great on you! Thanks for the helpful reviews.

  • Runcarla replied 5 years ago

    Dress is a '10' and looks good both ways. I'm envious of your yellow capsule...

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Was typing responses and lost them ALL!!!  It happened when I was trying to bold-face everyone's names so I'm going to skip that.

    Thanks for the votes of confidence Runcarla, Elizabeth P, Lisa P, Rachylou, Inge, and Mirjana.

    Angie -- classic casual with a trendy twist is exactly the style I'm going for now that I'm over my more fashion-forward days.  Is the Madewell bag big enough for a 13" lap top?  Ordering the belt.

    Canada I hope you like the sandals.

    La Ped -- Kule quality is worth the price.  However I do usually wait for a Shopbop 20% coupon to buy tees.  

    Greenjeans, Katerina, Firecracker -- thanks for saying the Caslon dress color works on me.  I was doubtful because of all the black.

    Dana -- sorry about the red wine.  As a server I feel sorry for the server who did this too you too.  The M Stars is one size!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Denise, that dress looks amazing on you! Wow!! It's really fantastic as a tunic. Love the sandals as well. And the crossbody bag. Not to mention the family pic! 

  • bj1111 replied 5 years ago

    Hey there beautiful! Love you in photo 1, great outfit all around.

    Thanks for the review of the sandals. easy way to pop a bit of mustard into my closet.

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    You (all) look great. I like the dress both ways and love the pop of yellow shoes in the family picture.

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    That dress looks great on you! 

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    Love that dress!  Looks great as a tunic.  I also love the striped Kule T-shirt.  I am not familiar with that brand but I find good quality T-shirts are so worth their price.  I like the look of the tote and belt.  Mustard is such a great colour.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Denise, your evolved style is on fire :)

    Yeah, Madewell bag should hold the laptop. 

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    I LOVE that dress and yellow bags and shoes, YLF in these all! I was always a yellow complement girl (but my things wore off and did not find replacements, yet!:-()

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    These are great!  I love that yellow bag - too bad is was such poor quality.  Your mustard shoes are great and so versatile.  I had mustard sandals but I let them go because the heel was too high.  I've been casually searching ever since but haven't found a suitable replacement.

  • merwoman replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous you! Dress is amazing on you - I like both renditions.

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    You look great in everything. I like the dress both with jeans and without.

    I have the Naturalizers, and have been wearing them with blue or grey, and my vintage mustard Coach bag. I never thought I’d be looking for anything mustard.

  • Marilyn replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic!  LOVE the dress over the jeans and the yellow tee with jeans.  It's such a happy colour and looks amazing with denim blue.

  • Brooklyn replied 5 years ago

    Love the sandals and the dress. The length looks fine to me. This is a great colour for you!

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    Wow! The dress looks 10x better on you than the model!

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