Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

Orange is the new Black I have watched every episode. I laughed, cried, cringed and felt almost bereft at the end of each season. Have you seen it yet?

5 over 50:

A monthly outfit challenge for five of us  ‘gals’ who are all over fifty years old. Each month, one of us takes it in turn to set a different theme. August is my turn and I chose the theme ‘Orange is the New Black

5 over 50 orange is the new black orla kiely dress

Orange is the new Black

The TV series follows Piper Chapman, a privileged New Yorker who ends up in a women’s prison after being charged as a drug runner 10 years earlier.

The Tv programme is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir ‘Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

It was the title of the programme that drew me to it in the first place. The first episode aired on July 11th 2013 (this blog was one year old back then)

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

This was also the year when wearing black, a fashion staple, was the topic of discussion amongst the fashion press ie. was there a colour that could replace this classic colour?

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

Every colour was destined to be ‘the new black’ and as we all know orange boilersuits have come to represent the prisoner, especially in America. Hence the title of the series.

As a colour lover and a fan of this American TV show I knew immediately what my style challenge for the 5 Over 50 girls would be…

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

“It was also a year when wearing black, a fashion staple, was the topic of discussion amongst the fashion press, was there a colour that could replace this classic colour?”

Orange is the new black 5 over 50 challenge august

Oh my gosh it was so windy in that cornfield…


Outfit details

I am wearing a stripey Orla Kiely dress (old)

Jd Williams Suede block heel Sandals (soft as butter and so comfy)

Zara T-shirt dress (bought in the sale in the USA)

Vintage Basket from a local boot fair.


An Update from me…

I have some exciting new projects lined up for this Autumn so I am sad to announce that due to time constraints (as well as my actual job) this will be my last 5 Over 50 challenge. However, I know Gail who hosts this challenge, has lined up someone new to step into my shoes!

Orange is the new black 5 over 50 challenge august

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

 

So here is a little look back at the last four months of challenges: finishing with August pics of what the other girls have been up to:

May:something borrowed something blue etc..

May 5 over 50

June: Marvelous Metallics 

marvelous metallics june 5 over 50

 

July; 50 shades of Monochromatic

Monochrome august 5 Over 50

August: Orange is the New Black

Laurie from Vanity and me is looking her usual fabulous self…

August: Orange is the New Black

Anna from Anna’s Island Style is tres chic as usual in this Orange retro look I do believe she loves a flash of zingy orange?

August: Orange is the New Black

Jacquie from Mumma B Stylish has chosen a cool outfit to show case this months challenge.

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

Gail our Host from Is This Mutton is looking fab in these brights today, we are loving the hair too Gail!

Orange is the New Black 5 Over 50 August

Looking forward to seeing what the girls come up with next month as I will be following along…!

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20 Comments

  1. 08/08/2017 / 04:31

    Both dresses are great! I especially love the striped one (I have a hard time passing up a stripe…).

    Sounds like exciting things are happening for you! Good luck with everything!

    • 11/08/2017 / 20:27

      Thank you so much Andrea! So pleased to find another strip lover!
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  2. 07/08/2017 / 22:05

    This is a stunning outfit post Ashley. I love both the dresses and the photos are top notch. Thank you for putting in the extra hard work, showing all the other posts we have had fun doing too.
    Laurie xx

    • 11/08/2017 / 20:28

      Laurie so pleased you like it!
      It was fun to see what we all wore and when…
      speak soon Ashley x

  3. 07/08/2017 / 21:47

    You always give value for money Ashely with more than the remit requires, and golly both of these dresses are so pretty. The vintage basket has a great look – better than you’d find on the high street too. Good luck with your new ventures and yes, do keep in touch!

    Anna x

    • 11/08/2017 / 20:29

      Hi Anna
      Such a fun colour to wear and I know you agree with me!
      until the next time?
      bestest wishes
      Ashley
      PS I will be following along too..x

  4. 07/08/2017 / 19:36

    I haven’t seen the series but so pleased you’re a fan so that we get to see your nice choice in dresses and accessories, Ashley. Your best accessory for orange of course being that beautiful cornfield!

    • 11/08/2017 / 20:30

      Ha the cornfield was such a last minute decision I made him to a ‘u’ turn in a country road!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  5. 07/08/2017 / 17:10

    Ashley, these dresses are both so gorgeous! And orange is definitely your color. I love the way you styled both and the bold color is super flattering! Great choice for the challenge and you completely nailed it!

    Shelbee

    • 11/08/2017 / 20:31

      Shelbee (fabulous name by the way!)
      Thanks for your kind words, I do love a splash of orange..
      bestest wishes to you and yours
      Ashley xx

  6. 07/08/2017 / 15:08

    You really nailed this look Ashley, two superb dresses and love the sandals and basket! We’re sad to lose you but all the best for your new ventures.

    • 07/08/2017 / 15:42

      thank you so much gail its been so much fun, good luck to you too…
      love Ashley xxx

  7. jodie
    07/08/2017 / 13:58

    Great dresses, Ashely!!! How fun that you went out to a corn field for the photos….and we’ll miss you terribly!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • 07/08/2017 / 15:44

      Thank you so much Jodie! its been fun….I will still be following along with you too!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xxx

  8. 07/08/2017 / 11:20

    Wow orange is an incredible colour on you.

    Yippee for new projects. Can’t wait to hear more. X

  9. Cindy
    07/08/2017 / 09:58

    Great outfits, but that bag in the last photo…love it!

    • 07/08/2017 / 15:42

      Thank you Cindy got to love a vintage basket !!
      best ashley xx

  10. 07/08/2017 / 08:26

    Love both these dresses, you look fabulous in them Ashley. Great minds with the corn field too?
    A lovely finale to your season with 5Over 50 Ashley – good luck in your future work. x Jacqui

    • 07/08/2017 / 15:44

      Thank you jacqui it has been a fun project good luck to you too!
      ashley xx