|Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).|
While pink seems a natural choice for February’s “How I Wear My” because of Valentine’s Day, Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I never could have predicted the amount of pink we’d see, from the red carpet to magazine editorial spreads. Have you noticed that it’s everywhere right now? When the pictures started coming in it was interesting to note what shades of pink people gravitate towards, and hands down it is the hot and dark shades of pink that seem the most popular. Pink is a color everybody appears to have a little of in their closet, whether it’s a blouse, blazer, or bag, so enjoy this visual La Vie en Rose and let it inspire you to put on some pink today!
Adrienne, above, of The Rich Life (on a budget), my beautiful “How I Wear My” partner, is using pink accessories to take this utility jacket and pair of black pants up a notch. I love that she used the pink clutch (which she won through a giveaway hosted by Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40), pink pumps, and a big necklace to put a glamorous spin on this outfit.
|Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.|
Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades (perfect name for this particular roundup, right?) is wearing a great black and white windowpane sweater, which pairs so well with her pink Coach clutch, as well as her scarf, which her 9-year-old daughter bought for her this past Christmas with money she saved up for presents. What a sweet girl and what a great scarf! Style definitely runs in this family, I can tell.
|Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.|
Sheree of It’s Not That Deep says she is not a huge fan of pink but wrote, “I loved the modern grid print on the Banana Republic peplum jacket, which is what sold me. Since pink is so fem I have to, of course, edge it up a bit with distressed denim.”
What a great jacket on Sheree and I hereby proclaim her the Queen of the White Pump because nobody wears them like she does!
|Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge.|
Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge is wearing pink in a way I love wearing too—just a touch of it to brighten an all-dark outfit. She wrote, “Shoes: I was inspired by Adrienne and started stalking a pair of pink suede pumps. I found these with a nice low heel from Diane von Furstenberg, and even though they may push the boundary of pink, they still bring the punch!”
My favorite kind of punch! And do not get me started on the very chic Saint Laurent bag because I tell you, I definitely want one after seeing Deja carry it.
|Trina of Tea Time With Trina.|
Trina of Tea Time With Trina is wearing a bubble-gum pink wrap dress. She wrote, “The simplicity makes it just a fun go-to casual dress.”
I love how she has styled it here with that great black bag, black leggings, and patent flats. I think this is so wonderful and balletic!
|Ana of Mrs. American Made.|
Ana of Mrs. American Made wrote, “I tend to favor a bright pink. I also tend to wear it up near my face.”
She has on a Weston Wear lace blouse, which I just love with this textured coat with leather lapels and inserts. I also like her T-strap shoes. What a stylish look for winter!
|Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living.|
Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living is wearing a pink coat by MetroStyle, so beloved to her that she tries to not wear it too often so it won’t fall apart. I know that feeling about special pieces in my wardrobe!
Oh and that snow you see in the picture? That is exactly what Brooklyn has looked like lately. Fugghedaboutit it, we got your Northwest Mountain Living right here in New York City! (Except for the perfect snow, ours quickly turns to a dirty slushy mess.)
|Heather of Stylemindchic.|
Heather of Stylemindchic said, “I must confess, I rarely wear pink. I do like the idea of mixing shades of pink/radiant orchid/coral and a touch of animal print. The mix of unusual tones has made this outfit a keeper in my closet.”
Grace Kelly would approve of this look. I do too. And doesn’t her bag look EXACTLY like a Kelly?
|Josephine of Chic At Any Age.|
Josephine of Chic At Any Age is wearing such a great shade of pink that really highlights her perfect skin and gorgeous silver hair!
|Suzanne Carillo of Suzanne Carillo Style Files.|
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files has paired this sweater in a very pretty pale shade of pink with a dark red coat—and I love the unexpected combination. It seems perfect for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?
|Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life.|
Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life is wearing another way I love to see pink worn—as a layering piece. I think this is a great flirty and fun combination of a mesh top, a pop of pink underneath, with pink pumps to cap off the outfit.
And it’s been so cold and snowy here in NYC, please don’t mind me if I weep a little over the sight of sunshine and palm trees.
Speaking of sunshine...
|Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe.|
On a recent trip to Australia (lucky lady!), where it is summer, Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe had a chance to wear this lovely shift dress. She wrote of it, “It’s by a London label called Preen and they do fabulous prints - this one combined pink peonies (one of my favorite flowers) with summery white stripes and splashes of neon yellow. A bit more of an adventurous take on a summer floral.”
Every time I see a Preen print I want to fill my closet with their clothes and this one is no exception. I love this very modern take on a floral print!
|Alicia of Spashionista.|
Alicia of Spashionista is mixing her pink with a print skirt in the color that I now think of as radiant orchid. So on trend and I like the unusual scarf as well, which she purchased from a vendor at a local Greek festival.
Happyface 313 wrote of her look, “I am wearing my traditional Austrian pink ‘Habsburg’ jacket with a matching Hermès cashmere-silk shawl with neutral black pants and T-shirt. My bag is a Louis Vuitton Haute Maroquinerie Lockit bag with a colorful LV bandeau. As a necklace I’m wearing a medium MaiTai MOP scarf ring on an Hermès silk ribbon.”
I really these darker shades of pink mixed with orange and purple, don’t you?
|Holli of This Best Life.|
Holli of This Best Life is wearing a hot pink Anne Klein blouse that she thrifted. I love it paired with that giant patterned scarf!
|Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40.|
Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 says she doesn’t wear a lot of pink but when she does she likes this Chicos cardigan, with a gray Chicos Travelers tank, and “and a gorgeous scarf by over 50 designer Camilla Olson.”
This is one of my favorite shades of pink—that very dreamy blush pink.
|Paula of Fashion Over Fifty.|
Paula of Fashion Over 50 wrote, “I don’t have much pink, not that I dislike the color, I just don’t have much right now! This was a new purchase from Marshall’s—wool tweed skirt, $19.
Paula is always fearless when it comes to mixing bold colors and patterns and this look is no exception. I like that she has mixed the pink with pale gray, another of my favorite combinations. And $19 for a skirt? I need to go shopping with her!
|Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun.|
Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun has the kind of bright pink coat I wish I had in my closet. It always makes me smile to see a gal in a brightly colored coat in the dead of winter when I am so sick of black, black and more black, and this is exactly the kind of coat that would give me a lift.
|Silk Path Diary.|
Silk Path Diary is wearing an Hermès pink crocodile Collier de Chien cuff and a purple Chanel flap bag (love!) along with a lilac Jaeger sundress. She says, “I adore pink and find it adds a feminine and youthful touch to my outfits. It’s also a great color to go with my beloved neutrals of white, grey and navy.”
I’m with her, I like to add pink to neutral-colored outfits. Espsecially if that pink comes from Hermès!
|The whole outfit.|
|Tamera of Tamera Beardsley.|
Tamera of Tamera Beardsley said her outfit is “a white Tory Burch suit popped with one dramatic infusion of fuchsia by way of a sequined shell I layered over a tunic length white shirt.”
I am so into white this winter (and I never get tired of sequins), so I am especially loving Tamera’s look.
|Standing at an old cigarette machine. It’s vintage Brooklyn, people!|
Like so many of the ladies here, I tend to favor the hotter or more neon shades of pink, and pink mixed with black remains a combination I never get tired of. I’m wearing a J. Crew coat (very similar to the one I wore in last month’s “How I Wear My: Coat”) and white jeans from Old Navy. The scarf is also from Old Navy and is about nine years old. It’s embellished with sequins and beads and has a satin side. It is definitely one of my favorite winter accessories!
|You know I never met a sequin I didn’t like.|
In the lobby of my friend’s apartment building in Brooklyn is an old cigarette vending machine. My friend and I thought it would be funny for me to act like I was on the hunt for nicotine but of course, this was just to be silly and get fun pictures, smoking is so bad for you and I don’t smoke! And, you’ll be happy to know, the machine is empty and unused.
|What’s smokin’ here is my New York tote by Sylvia Steininger.|
It was so great to carry my Sylvia Steininer New York tote to give you an idea of its size. It really has some gorgeous shades of pink within the textile print. In case you missed it, you can read my full review of the bag here.
|The New York tote easily fits over my J. Crew coat.|
How are you wearing pink these days?
For March, that trickiest of weather months, we are going to stick with an item that all of us are sure to still be wearing whether March decides to be a lion or a lamb (or both): boots. So whether you like riding, over-the-knee, combat, ankle, or lace-up versions, join us for “How I Wear My: Boots.” Send a picture to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2014.
The pink party continues over at Adrienne’s. Check it out!
And thank you to all the fine foxes who participated this month!
All photos of me by G. Keresty.