Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Prefer Petal Pink

I love this pale pink manicure on Rachel Zoe. And do not get me started on her jewelry.

Looking at all those pastels last month in preparation for “How I Wear My: Pastel” has reminded me how much I like a few pastel shades in particular and petal pink has to be right up there near the top, if not number one!

I found the picture of Rachel Zoe’s hands when I was looking for images of pale pink nails. Rachel seems to gravitate toward either red nails or a neutral and light manicure so I wasn’t surprised when I came across this photo and of course I loved it right away. Notice the ton of jewelry and the black sequined jacket. That Rachel. She doesn’t even have to show her face in the picture yet you know it’s her!

I do love a pale pink peony. Photo by

Peonies are my favorite flower and my favorite shade for them is pale pink. This particular bloom is just divine.

A Kelly 35 in Poudre Taurillon Clemence leather with gold hardware. I weep. Photo by Fashionphile.

I don’t know if I could actually own a Kelly of this color, which is Poudre, it is just so beautiful and pristine. I would be worried it would get dirty very easily or I’d have a color transfer since I wear so much dark denim and black. But isn’t this bag gorgeous? It sold recently over at Fashionphile. Sigh.

David & Victoria Beckham at the Met Gala 2014. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

I loved what David and Victoria Beckham wore to the Met Gala this year. I have a feeling their formal clothes were actually off-white and their walking of the red carpet outside the Met caused all the photographs of them to appear as though they were both in the palest of pinks but I don’t care, I love love love this look on the two of them!

J. Mendel shrug. Lady Dior Bag, Dior shoe. From the Bergdorf Goodman windows, June 2014.

This is a beautiful J. Mendel pink fur shrug from the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, which I spotted when I swung by the store last Saturday. It was shown on top of a pale pink blouse by Monique L’huillier. And I know it’s too deep a pink for this post but I wouldn’t say no to that Lady Dior bag in the window either!

Mademoiselle by Essie and Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. by OPI.

Two pale pink nail colors I am loving right now are the classic Mademoiselle by Essie, which is very sheer, and Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs. by OPI, which is more opaque. It is very similar to the shade Rachel Zoe is wearing in the picture above and I love it.

How do you feel about petal pink? Do you like it better in flowers or clothes and accessories?


Dawn Lucy said...

Petal pink is so pretty … reminds me of ballerinas! I love how Rachel Zoe rocks it with black and cool jewelry. Maybe that is a way for me to wear it, because I think it tends to wash out my coloring. Love your choices of photos! You have such a good eye for beauty!
Dawn Lucy

une femme said...

I can wear a light pink polish if it's sheer, but the more opaque ones (like RZ is wearing) just make my hands look really old.

I love that peony-pink color so much!! Would love to find a sweater or top in that color. Not "blush" which washes me out, but that true light pink.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Aren't the peonies fabulous right now?
Soft pink is probably my favourite nail colour...ballet shoes pink I think Essie have one that shade.
RZ really knows how to accessorize and wow those rings are eye popping over the top gorgeous!

Glenda said...

Normally I'm not a pink fan, but the light shade you showed are lovely. They are almost nude. Very innocent.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I like pale pink nails, too!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love pale pink. OPI's Mod About You is my favorite. It's similar to what RZ is wearing.

Veshoevius said...

Oh I love petal pink and enjoyed this ode to it very much. Shedding a tear over the Kelly in Poudre with you. I have an OPI nail polish in a similar shade and pale pink peonies in a vase at home. And it features a lot in my wardrobe. It's one of my favourite shades for Spring or Summer.

Jill said...

Hi Ladies, thanks for all the fun and interesting comments about the palest shades of pink. And Veshoevius, right??????? That bag? Amazing? Tear-worthy? XO, Jill

Anonymous said...

Beautiful color I've enjoyed pairing with black and white many times.
Love the nail polish and the bag.
Rachel Zoe's jewelry...LOVE!!!!