{Almost daily outfit of the day} My colors are blush and bashful. 4.27.12


Thrifted James Perse top; thrifted H&M shirt; Miz Mooz wedges; thrifted vintage clutch; Forever 21 bracelets; thrifted rose gold Michael Kors watch

I know, I know. This is a lot of pink. If this outfit were a scene from a movie, it would be the wedding scene in Steel Magnolias. Don't pretend you haven't seen it. In it, Shelby (played by Julia Roberts, who wears so much make-up she looks embalmed) walks down the aisle towards Dylan McDermott (as a preppy Southern good ole' boy named Jackson) in a church that looks like it was hosed down with Pepto Bismol. Pink, we learn, is Shelby's signature color. Pink is also my signature color, though I wouldn't go so far as to drown a church in it.

Despite the trials and tribulations I'm going through, pink makes me feel happy and hopeful. Unfortunately, Shelby meets a sad fate, falling into a diabetic coma while her poor sweet little innocent towheaded toddler son wails helplessly in the background and a bubbling pot of spaghetti sauce overflows on the stove and then, AND THEN, Jackson finds her crumpled on the porch clutching the phone which we KNOW she was using to try and call him for help but it was TOO LATE and she dies and there are pink flowers at her funeral and OH MY GOD IT IS THE SADDEST SCENE IN A MOVIE EVER.

Anyway.

The lesson learned from all this? Pink makes for both an excellent signature color and effective plot device in a sappy movie. And it makes you feel pretty. Shelby would agree.







14 comments:

  1. Love this look! Especially the gradient skirt. And, if you can believe it - I've never seen Steel Magnolias. Or Bridges of Madison County.

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  2. LOVE it! Bold pink is my favorite kind.

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  3. Pink has always made me happy! I am swooning for the skirt.

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  4. Love the color combo! And the skirt!

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  5. whaaaa! You just reminded me of how freaking sad that movie is! You better believe I bawled like a champion...
    Beautiful skirt!!!
    Also... just want you to know, I'm thinking of you. xo

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  6. I once wore a pink suit to a wedding and someone said, "You're very ... PINK." I took it as a compliment ;-)

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  7. That skirt is amazing - someone less daring would have paired it with a neutral top but you hit it out of the ballpark putting it with pink!

    Steel Magnolias always makes me think of armadillo cake of the red velvet variety. And frumpy Daryl Hannah crushing all those easter eggs in the trunk of her car. What a great freakin' movie.

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  8. Who says redheads shouldn't wear pink? You look effin' fabulous!

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  9. Their is nothing either blushing or bashful about this striking, beautiful, essence-of-spring outfit (and the purse is, as always, beyond perfection).

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  10. Very cheerful, pretty and perfect for spring! I know you don't know me, but I thought of you today ;-) I scored a vintage Gucci purse and wallet at Goodwill and remembered your post! They're not in great condition, but still a fun find for $15! :-)

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  11. I also ADORE this look on you! I love how pink looks with your hair and skin. It's really beautiful!

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