To be honest I'm not always a fan of pink. Of course, I love pink spring blossoms like the ones on our flowering crabapple tree below. I almost missed the blossoms this year because both this tree, and our other apple trees, bloomed while I was away down east. So, yeah, I love pink apple blossoms. And pink tulips; I love pink tulips. And hyacinths. And lilacs.
|Our old flowering crabapple tree|
But pink on me... as in true pink, pale pink, blush, or coral... blouses, scarves, or sweaters... not so much. It's because of my colouring.
I have my grandmother's redhead complexion, without the red hair. I always thought I should look good in peaches, and soft pinks, but I just never did. Then I was told years ago by my hair stylist at the time that my colouring was that of a "cool redhead." Meaning that the undertones in my skin are cool, blue-y tones. As opposed to warm, peachy tones. Huh. That made perfect sense. And explained why the new lovely, peachy sweater I had bought looked dreadful on me when I got it home, while my old burgundy sweatshirt made me feel like a million bucks. So I guess I can say that I don't necessarily feel in the pink, when I'm in pink. But pink-ish. That I can do. As long as it's a pink-ish with a blue-y undertone. Like this summer sweater from Vince that I bought a few weeks ago.
|Love my new pink-ish sweater|
I was looking for a sweater to go with my new black and white striped skirt. And I found this lilac (or is it violet?) cashmere crewneck pullover at Nordstrom. I love, love the colour. Especially with the black and white stripe. I can wear it over a short-sleeve black tee. Or just drape it around my shoulders, like this.
The colour is lovely. And the shape is... well... perfect. Perfect to wear with this skirt. Loose enough to cover upper body lumps and bumps, without being too slouchy. Boxy enough that it skims my hips, but narrow enough that it doesn't add bulk, or make me look bigger than I am. Sigh. The exact cut I was hoping to find when I began my journey to move on style-wise. Don't you love it when that happens?
I should mention that I tried it with the black tee shirt initially, but after a few minutes the sweater began to feel too bulky with the shirt under it. And I find I prefer the sweater on its own. The cashmere is really light. And soft. And not at all itchy. I checked out the Vince sweaters on-line at Nordstrom, and this one is 40% off. So, if you're inclined to shop, here's the link. I was kind of appalled at the way Nordstrom has the sweater styled on its website. I'd never have bought it if I hadn't seen it in real life. Mine is a size small by the way. And I am most definitely NOT a size small, so beware.
|Hands in my pockets, feeling soooo comfortable in this outfit.|
After my mini-fashion show, yesterday, I was heading out to do some shopping. Not clothes shopping, I should add... I have spent my limit for spring. Just errand running. And since I would be in and out of the car a lot, I thought pants would be a better choice than my skirt. I like these black Rag and Bone cropped pants with my new pink-ish sweater. It's the high waist that clinches the deal, I think. And despite not liking the black tee under the sweater, I still wanted a touch of black around the neck. So I opted for my black racer-back sports bra. Now, I don't normally use my bra straps to accessorize. Ha. But... in this case... I thought the glimpse of black strap looked kind of good. Now, a word about these black, suede Paul Green flats. I can tell already that they are going to get out and about a lot this summer. If I can just figure out how to keep the black laces from dying my ankles black. Anyone have any ideas about that?
So, off I went yesterday. Most definitely feeling in the pink, as well as being in pink. Or pink-ish. Or lilac, if you prefer. I'd been looking everywhere for blooming lilac trees for days, whenever I was out driving around, to no avail. Then on my way home... I drove past this lovely lane of lilac trees. Just the perfect colour to match my new perfect sweater. Huh. A serendipitous day all around.
|This lovely lane of lilacs is just up the road from us.|
And speaking of serendipitous, Hubby just came into the den to tell me that it was a very good thing I got all my blossom shots when I did. Because they are long gone now. And sure enough when I looked out my window, I saw that the lashing rain and strong winds had made quick work of most of the remaining apple blossoms. But the pink tulips are hanging in there.
I love tulips. Especially pink ones. So that's one good thing about a cool spring, folks. More time to look at the tulips. Even if we're not tiptoeing through them. Ha. Anyone else remember Tiny Tim? Gad. Now I'm going to have that song and his warbling voice in my head for the rest of the day.
By the way... that link to Nordstrom is simply information from me to you. Nordstrom is not part of the deal. I shop there because I find what I like there. And because my friend Liz works there. Not because they provide me with remuneration. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
So, how about you my friends? What are your views on pink. Or pink-ish? Does wearing it make you feel "in the pink?" Any colours that you can't abide?
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