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HELLO CUPCAKE! MY PASTEL PINK OUTFIT

For most of my life I hated the colour pink & wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole. I thought it was way too prissy & girlie which in my mind signified weakness. I couldn’t bear to appear weak, in fact I usually went out of my way to prove how tough I was. Indeed often putting myself in potentially life threatening situations. In truth I was incredibly lucky to have survived long enough to learn the true definition of strength has nothing to do with appearence.

Looking back now at my insecurity issues, being anti-pink was the least worrying side effect. Poor pink, so misunderstood. Nevermind, thankfully I overcame my pink predjudice when I worked through that other shit. Turns out I actually quite suit the colour! Of course having deprived myself of the pretty pastel for so long I’m now making up for it in more ways than one. For starters I painted our living room walls in Dulux Spring Rose.Β  What’s more I’d come so far in my committment to not assuming a colours gender that I didn’t even consult Mark beforehand! N.B His first reaction on seeing the new colour “It’s fucking pink!”

Undeterred & full of confidence, I went on to buy a set of gorgeous blush pink bed linen from Piglet. After painting our renovated loft bedroom navy blue I knew pale pink would make the perfect marriage of contrast. More pink & navy combinations like this one have crept into my closet too. So you could say I’m now literally surrounded by the colour day & night!

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PAIRING PASTEL PINK WITH CARAMEL

Possibly an unlikely pairing yet caramel melts into the icecream pink perfectly. It also allows for some discrepency between pink tones which prevents a clash if the colours aren’t exactly matched. My Winser London cashmere tracky daks are the bomb with pink so there’s no need to go anywhere else. However if you don’t have these anything similar will work equally well as long as it’s light. On the off-chance that you don’t yet own a fabulously dressy pair of tracky daks have a look at Ganni. I am having a major crush on this Scandinavian label right now, their Dubois Polo Pants are scrumptious! Since I’m all set for lounge pants at the moment I’m not going to indulge although I did buy the cardi. I mean it’s less than half price in their sale & I don’t have a pink cardi, plus it sparkles ever so slightly which is just enough for me.

Here are some other pieces I’ve been crushing on lately from Ganni…

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OTHER WAYS I’VE WORN IT

Today I’m starting a little section dedicated to how I’ve previously worn the pieces from the post. I thought it’d be the best way to show my committment to slow fashion & conscious shopping. Of course if an item happens to be new there won’t be a repeat of it to share yet. Rest assured in the majority of posts there will be several alternative looks for you to compare & glean from. Unfortunately in my typical bad timing I’ve begun with an outfit that’s 50% new however that is unusual. Never the less it’s all about keeping it real here so let’s just go ahead with the idea & you can tell me if it’s worth continuing.

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I’LL NEVER SAY NEVER TO ANY STYLE AGAIN

You just never know, something you may dislike now could suddenly look different on you, great even. In future I shall be less of a colour critic & more sartorially flexible. Lesson learned…

Bye for now loves xx
*Big thanks to my gorgeous girl Rachel for taking the interior shots in this post. I didn’t even give her a second to take a sip of her coffee before putting her to work.

  • Comments ( 26 )

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    Lizzy

    This is quite an unusual colour combination for you MT and I can really nderstand why you avoided pink. But it suits you beautifully. Yiu look calm, serene and very elegant. I think it’s a great idea to show how you have previously worn each indivudual piece too. beautiful my darling xxx

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks Liz, it’s true I am spreading my pink wings. Feels kinda nice actually πŸ˜‰ xxx

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    Fatima

    Love this entire look Michelle and yes, pink definitely has more punch these days and I really like it too for all it’s non-sugary, girlie and out-of-date connotations. Navy, pink and gold are my faves right now too. Lush colour combinations. Looking fabulous friend x x x

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      MT

      Agree with that combo 100%! My dream kitchen colours in fact xxx

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    Keit

    You do look like an adorable cupcake with this. I have been exposing myself to dangerous situations too, just so I can prove I can take care of myself, almost died a few times, so yeah, totally understand your predicament!
    I have loved the color pink since I can remember, and I am very happy you are fond of it now, since you look so beautiful with it <3

    • avatar
      MT

      Ah I see, yes you do strike me as a similar personality. I had major Mother issues which is where the rejection/independance issues came from. Pretty text book stuff really, I must be a slow learner because it took a couple of decades to figure out πŸ˜‰

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    Petite Teacher

    Hi Michelle. I do have a pair of caramel trousers and a super cosy pink sweater, yet it never occurred to me that I could combine the two. Seeing your blogpost has al the sudden enlarged my wardrobe πŸ™‚ You look gorgeous in this outfit and it seems a rather comfortable one as well. I am always looking for that combination for my work: classy yet comfy, you thanks for the inspiration. Love, Lieske

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      MT

      Oh yay Lieske! That does sound stunning. I would love a pair of trousers in caramel but have yet to find the right cut. I think I’d like mid rise or high waist which is rare at the moment but I’ll keep looking. Where are yours from? By the way classy & comfy is my ideal too! Also a great title for a blog post πŸ˜‰ xx

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    Melissa

    So pretty! I love this whole outfit and the colors work so well together. xo

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks Mel! I can visualise your beautiful face in a pink beret xx

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    Yvonne

    I love love love this whole outfit Michelle – the beret really tops the look fabulously….

    Lots of Love Yvonne xo
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      MT

      Thanks Yvonne! I agree & don’t think the outfit would be anywhere near as interesting without the pink beret. It really had to be pink πŸ˜‰ xx

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    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    “I was incredibly lucky to have survived long enough to learn the true definition of strength has nothing to do with appearance” – WOW, woman!!!!! Love it πŸ˜€

    I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colours of this outfit – I think I’ve worn Winser pink with Winser caramel many times, the two colours are gorgeous together! We’ve obviously become Beret Buddies (yours is pink and mine is camel, LOL) so we need to go out in our pink and caramel outfits with our berets and give the punters somewhere a good laugh. Though I think they’ll just be gawping over you looking such a knockout, hehe!

    C x

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      MT

      Oh great idea my love! I adore that post of you in your caramel beret, so so beautiful Catherine xx

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    No Fear of Fashion

    Indeed a very unusual and beautiful combination. Also very sexy. Really sexy.
    Greetje

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      MT

      Ooooh why thank you Miss Greetje, you do make me blush πŸ˜‰ Geddit? xx

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    Rozanne

    What a lush colour mix, good enough to eat indeed! I gleaned a snippet of interesting info about the colour pink from reading Daphne Selfe’s autobiography this week: in the early 1900s, pink was deemed a powerful, masculine colour and pale blue was considered more appropriate for girls. Dressing baby boys in blue and girls in pink is a fairly modern practice. I found that fascinating! Anyway, I will give camel and pink a try, it has surprised me how well they complement each other. Nice to see the different ways you have combined the same pieces, too. X

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      MT

      Ah yes indeed that is true Rozanne. Something surprising that I learned somewhere along the way too. Isn’t it funny how a popular belief becomes gospel even when it’s totally baseless? I think the switch of pink to feminine is the perfect example. Let me know how your verson of camel & pink works out? I like a camel coat for it πŸ˜‰ xx

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    Lisa the sequinist

    I’m loving that blushy shade of pink… it is so flattering! It looks great with caramel, and I’m crazy about the beret! Brava to all of it! xxx

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks Lisa, who knew I could pull off girly? πŸ˜‰
      xxx

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    Nancy Baten

    Still looking strong in pastels!

    • avatar
      MT

      I’m going to turn into an icecream at this rate Nancy! Hahahahaha xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut

    Looking ABSOLUTELY delightful there! Pink suits you perfectly Michelle. I love your ensemble and absolutely adore your clutch! Happy belated New Year to you and your family! Lots of love! xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      Hello my darling Abby! How are you lady? I hope you’re feeling better & making plans for 2018 xxx

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    Simplement Lui

    A beautiful and very elegant outfit with these soft colors πŸ˜‰

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    • avatar
      MT

      Thank you darling xx

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