June was National Rose Month in the US and the 23rd was National Pink Day and even though I am not in the US, I thought I would use that as inspiration to look at it My Way.
I could go all floral but we did that a bit yesterday so in honour of National Rose Month and National Pink Day, I decided to channel my inner rose and work with pink.
I love these three pink short suits but mostly I love the bright pink of the middle suit and the classic style of the one on the right. I think the third one would be fantastic to wear to work if you were in an office that had great fashion sense. Of course I would have to wear it with heels…because I love a good heel. But a wedge heel, to maintain that summery feel.
Pink Party – As you probably remember, I’m having a hardcore crush on pink right now and purchased the handbag, scarf and hot pink wedges in my recent 90-day Haul. I decided to go totally girlie by using them all in one outfit with a shimmery pink skater dress. You’ll also recall, I’m not a huge fan of my knees and as a skater skirt comes nowhere near my knees, leggings were in order! I used the black leggings to provide a bit of contrast to all the pink, so it would pop. I only added a simple vintage teardrop necklace and a few silver and lavender bangles to complete the look.
In the close up photo you can see the shimmer in the dress. I’m not convinced I could wear all that pink at one time but if I changed out the handbag for a black one, I could do it. Or changed the pink wedges for my black Jeffery Campbell wedges, which would make my legs look forever long, that would be more me too.
Spring in Your Step – This second look also uses the hot pink wedges and the pink handbag. The white eyelet lace dress is from Glassons and pairs up really well with the pink and green paisley leggings that I purchased months ago from River Island. Again I have just used some simple pink and lavender jewelry to keep the focus on the outfit but finish it off. I am looking forward to wearing this look in the Spring and think it would be really cute with a pink or lime green cardigan. Kind of girlie and kookie but definitely fun!
Vintage Pink – For those of you who wanted to see the vintage 40s dress I purchased from Etsy.com in the 90-day Haul actually being worn…ta-da! The styling is the same as in the feature post it just is making its debut on a live model…me.
I you may recall, I fell in love with this dress, the price was close to budget and as it is a true 40s vintage piece I was lucky to find it in a size that worked for me. Two things worked in my favour…it has dolmen sleeves which help to accommodate a larger bust and therefore the waist wasn’t the standard 23 inch waist that was considered “large” back in the 40s! In fact the waist was too big and I have had to take it to a seamstress to get the waist taken in so it fits properly. You can’t really tell from the photos but the peplum is a fishtail peplum so longer as it makes its way to the back and oh so flattering!
As pink is a new colour crush for me I don’t have pink jewelry so have gone with lavender and silver with this look. I’m actually quite happy not to have pink jewelry because I think it might get just a bit too matchy or girlie for my style.
I’m sorry if you thought I might spend this time focusing on rose prints in honour of National Rose Month. Floral is just not really my style. But I do love a gorgeous pink rose and thought by honouring pink my way you might forgive me!
Now, I’m can’t wait to hear what you all think about the dress I have gone on and on about?!
Please, do tell! Honest answers only!
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