Monday, February 7, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Hello friends. Happy (pink) Monday and welcome to the third installment of my adventures in pink, inspired by my three-year-old fashionista, Sofia*

Sofia loves to dress head-to-toe in HOT pink (see photo below), while I prefer pink as an accent color - a scarf, a sweater, a jacket. Truthfully I don't feel like myself in pink, I prefer orange, but that is another post. I am embracing pink this week to see how it makes me feel and how people respond to me in pink. I am challenging myself to wear at least one pink item each day this week. I actually have several pink pieces but I often overlook them, so it's kind of like shopping in my own closet, which is fun. And you should see Sofia's face when she sees me in pink. She truly lights up. It's priceless!!

For anyone who grew up in the 80s like I did, it's hard to think of pink and not think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.

Molly Ringwald 21st century Pretty in Pink mini dress. Diagonal wrap bodice, a mix of lace detail. Draped waist adds curvy girl appeal. 80s vintage dress hemmed into a mini girlicious dance dress.
You can even buy a "Molly Ringwald 21st century Pretty in Pink mini dress" on The description reads: "Diagonal wrap bodice, a mix of lace detail. Draped waist adds curvy girl appeal. 80s vintage dress hemmed into a mini girlicious dance dress." Good to keep in mind for the next 80s party you're invited to.

Aaah, and Audrey Hepburn in pink. So, so pretty!

And, how about Jacqueline Kennedy in pink? Wow!

But I digress. I really wanted to share some beautiful current fashions from my favorite designers. Maybe they will inspire your wardrobe. They have already inspired me to try some new combinations of pieces I have in my closet.

Kate Spade Noura coat in "lipstick" pink, pearls and black tights. I love this combo.

Ooh, hot pink tights with Kate Spade Jillian black dress and silver shoes. Very cute!

This Hermes Fleurs d’Indiennes scarf is a great way to add a beautiful pop of pink.

And, of course, the Tory Burch Reva flat in hot pink suede. Pretty!

And, in light pink patent leather. This could be very cute for spring!

How about this Tory Burch tunic?

Check out Tory Burch's "In the Mood for Pink" blog post from last Valentine's Day for some eye candy!

These Corso Como shoes were offered by my friend Glacier's store Plenty last summer. I wanted them so badly but they sold out fast! I think they look like the perfect summer sandal.

This Stella & Dot silk chiffon necklace or triple-wrap bracelet is a really cute and easy way to add a spot of pink to any outfit.

And last but not least, here is my Sofia in head-to-toe pink.

See you tomorrow for Ballet Pink.

*This is the third in a series of “pink” posts. See my Feb. 3 “Smooch” post for background.


  1. These posts make me smile AND they make me miss seeing you everyday! I always looked forward to what you were going to wear to work:)

  2. Hi Amy - I was not permitted to wear pink (a redhead issue, that "clash thing") when I was a kid so kudos to Sofia for taking up the slack. She wears it well!

  3. I loved this post! I'm a fan of pink myself and I, like you, LOVE those Corso Como sandals! Too bad we're both too late! I also love that pink silk wrap from Stella & Dot. You could put some sweet birthstone briolette charms on it to finish the look! There's a rose quartz one that would look so pretty with the tiny heart symbol charm. Or your could mix it up with the May Birthstone charm--its a really pretty green color! You could pair that charm with an "S" in Sofia's honor, since this post was written in her honor :-) And finally, the ultimate pink accessory--The Bamboleo Necklace! It'll be in InStyle next month!