Incorporating Blush Pink into your Winter Wardrobe

I am a huge lover of pink (as you can tell) and to be honest, I am really shocked that I do not own more pink or pink-toned clothing! This upcoming Winter season, we are seeing a lot of neutral tones, reds, and tans – which is all very pretty…but we are forgetting about one colour that is absolutely stunning for the snowy white season. What colour is that? Blush Pink. 

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Blush pink can be considered a neutral, in my opinion. Depending on what hue it comes from, it can be grouped in with nude and beige tones. Blush pink is different though – it has that very subtle colouring to it that separates it from other neutrals. Which is why I love the look of making it the focus of your look.

Today I want to show you some looks that I pulled right from Pinterest to see how this undervalued colour has been styled, potentially striking some ideas in your fashion-filled brains:

Wear it as an overcoat. This is probably the best and most do-able way to show off your blush pink threads in the Winter season. For many parts of the world, winter is the white and snowy season, and with a snowy season, comes outerwear. I personally love coats and jackets – I use them more of an accessory than to keep me warm (I get that from my mother). If you are hopping around from place to place in the cold weather, chances are no one will be seeing your actual outfit because you will be wearing your coat. So work your coat into the look and sport this beautiful pink neutral!

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Helena / Brooklyn Blonde | Marta / Marta Barcelona Style | Source

Blush knit scarves. Scarves are pretty much a staple in general when trudging through the Winter season, however, a blush pink scarf is a great colour to wear in the knit. Why? Well, it’s not so flashy and bright that it takes over your outfit, but paired with the right accompanying colours or tones, it can really stand out in a different way. If we look at the middle look below, we can see that Kat put a solid blush pink scarf with a black and white striped long sleeve. The pink against the pattern stands out and really draws your eye – but not in an overly obnoxious way.

Blush and grey.:  Laura McKittrick, The Greenwich Girl: a luxury lifestyle brand and digital magazine www.thegreenwichgirl.com:  Somehow, these spring colors easily transition to a wintery look. Time to find some pale pink!:

Sirma / Sirma Markova | Kat / With Love from Kat | Source

A cozy over sized sweater. Pastel sweaters are incredible. I find that they are a great colour tone to work with when dabbling in the Winter season. Because pastels go with a lot of different colours (black, grey, etc…), they are really easy to make into the focal point of your look. Most outfits in the Winter season focus around a sweater – a blush pink sweater will keep you warm and become the main draw to your outfit. The light colour will show off the knit design well, and you will look fabulous in it! Plus, sweaters can be worn without an overcoat, with an overcoat, and still look amazing!!

Pastel pink turtleneck sweater, worn with jeans:  blush pink sweater, fall knit sweater, fall preppy outfit, preppy fall outfit, pearl statement necklace, ivory corduroys, gray booties, tory burch slouchy satchel // grace wainwright from a southern drawl:  Pastel Outfits: Mary Seng is wearing a pink chevron pattern sweater from Vince Camuto and the pale blue coat is from McGinn:

Source | Grace / A Southern Drawl | Mary / Happily Grey

The Blush Pink Bag. All three of the bags below are gorgeous! Because blush is such a neutral colour, you can pretty much wear it in anything. I really like blush pink accessories – especially shoulder bags – because they are the neutral part of your look. It can neutralize the outfit, yet it still stands out without being so in your face. My favourite from below is the blush duffle-style bag (first look) – totally to-die-for!!

blush. blush. blush.:  ❤Clothes outfit for woman * teens * dates * stylish * casual * fall * spring * winter * classic * casual * fun * cute* sparkle * summer *Candice Wicks:  San Francisco :: Rose coat & Turtleneck sweater dress :: Outfit :: Coat :: Calvin Klein Dress :: Prada Shoes :: Gianvito Rossi Bag :: Valentino Accessories :: Karen Walker sunglasses Published: February 16, 2015:

Source | Source | Wendy / Wendy’s Lookbook

There are so many ways you can incorporate blush into your Wardrobe. These are the best ways and my most favourite ways! Through the use of overcoats and sweaters, it can really become the statement of your look, however it is true to say that this can be done through the use of blush accessories as well – so really anything goes.

Endless possibilities with this beloved colour…

What do you think about the colour? How do you wear it? Let me know in the comments below…

Outfit Details: Wrapped in a Scarf

of detailsThe day after Thanksgiving is always really relaxed and packed full of movie ‘marathon-ing’ and turkey leftovers. However today, everything re-opens and it’s time to have some fun! My week off from school is going to be full of doing fun, Fall things! Apple picking, going to the farmer’s market, and baking galore are only a few things on my list!

Today, I continue my latest series “A Thanksgiving Series of details!” by Pearls and Polkadots. Yesterday, I showed you my 2015 Thanksgiving look, which was a mix between dressy and casual, and today I want to show you my second look! There will be five outfits this week in total, so make sure you return to get the details on each look that I will be releasing!

Today’s Look: Striped long sleeve top, dark blue jeans, cognac ankle boots, blanket scarf, leopard print skinny belt, and red cross body clutch!

The weather has been so beautiful lately, which is like a mix between Summer and Fall! I am loving it! However, the long sleeve was a necessity because of the cool Fall breeze that was blowing around! I found this black and white Kate Spade Saturday striped long sleeve at Winners, if you can believe it! They are beginning to stock Kate Spade product more and more (and I am so grateful)! I love to mix patterns, and two patterns that I love wearing together are plaid and stripes.

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I chose to go dark in the colour of my jeans because it doesn’t take away from the focus of the outfit, which is more in the top half of the look. The dark blue jeans are more of a neutral in this outfit than anything, however, they also seem to pick up some of the darker shades in the plaid blanket scarf. These jeans are from American Eagle Outfitters, and I have had them for a while but their jeans are really great!

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These are probably my favourite pair of ankle boots! I got them on sale last year on Boxing Day from The Bay. They are Ralph Lauren and pretty much go with anything. Cognac coloured boots are my favourite because they are so warm looking. The colour is so rich and pretty that it can pick up the warm tones in any look. I chose this pair for this look because they pick up the tan in the scarf!

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Blanket scarves are one of my favourite things about Fall! The plaid, the texture, the look…it’s all there and I love how throwing one on can transform your look. Adding that last piece is perfect! In fact, this look puts the focus completely on the scarf because it is the focal point of the look. There are so many ways you can wear a blanket scarf and in this look, I decided to belt it. I picked up the scarf last year from Garage Clothing, but you can pretty much find this scarf anywhere.

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Stripes, plaid and leopard print is the perfect recipe for a Fall outfit. Leopard print accessories are always a good idea and in this case, it’s an excellent idea. The tan in the leopard draws out the tan in the blanket scarf and the gold buckle acts as a gold detail overall. Belting your blanket scarf is only one of many wears you can wear it and for Fall, it is such a great one!

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There is nothing better than a little red cross body clutch, and this one is a dream. The detail on the bag is perfect and the colour goes with the red colour in the scarf! Little cross bodies like this one are perfect for an outing in the Fall because there is just enough space to store the things you need!

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Well, those are the details of my second Thanksgiving look of the series! This outfit was so much fun to assemble and after looking at belted blanket scarf looks on Pinterest the past few weeks, it was great to get out and try and make it my own. This look is rather casual for a Thanksgiving dinner, but I would totally rock this for Thanksgiving festivities…maybe preparation of the dinner? Who knows! It screams Fall and is one of my favourites…

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Outfit Details: Thanksgiving in the Fall

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This past weekend was so much fun! I ate a wonderful turkey meal, got to spend quality time with the family and relax completely! It was a weekend full of happiness and love, which is my favourite kind of weekend! So what brings this weekend full of joy? Thanksgiving, that is! In Canada, we give thanks in October. Everything is perfect from the Fall colours to the smell of turkey that consumes the household!

I thought that it would be fun if this week I made Pearls and Polkadots into a landing ground for looks. Outfit details for five days in a row! There will be dressy looks, classic looks and casual looks and I am calling it “A Thanksgiving Series of details!”…so make sure you return to get the details on each look I will be putting out!!

Today’s Look: Olive green sleeveless turtleneck, tan pants, cognac boots, gold necklace, and leopard clutch!

This weekend’s weather was beautiful, and surprisingly pretty warm. So it was necessary to dress appropriately and what better to dress in than a sleeveless turtleneck? Keep in mind, it is still Fall, so it wasn’t boiling like a hot summer day. I could definitely get away with this cozy sleeveless turtleneck from Winners! The olive green is one of my favourite colours and perfect for the Fall colours that have taken over my neighborhood!

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I paired the turtleneck with tan coloured pants that I picked up at Old Navy last year. These are “pixie pants”. I love them and they are my favourite pants to dress in. They stretch so they fit my shape really well, and they are comfortable because they mimic leggings! If you were reading last week, I did a whole post on how much I love the colour tan, and more specifically, tan pants! Tan pants are a staple in my wardrobe…I wear them with pretty much everything!

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I am pretty much obsessed with these boots. I got them on sale last Boxing Day and they are from Guess. They aren’t too high, and the colour is so rich. I can wear the colour with everything and more importantly, they do not hurt my feet at all! The gathered leather around the calf also gives the look a neat look. They aren’t so straight legged, which is perfect when you are going for a more dressy look (like a look for Thanksgiving…).

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Gold jewelry steps a look up in any case. I much prefer gold jewelry to silver jewelry, only because it goes with more. The warm undertone of the metallic gold is an added bonus in any look, especially this one. I also think that gold picks up the tones in the tan pants, which is nice. This necklace is from Ardene – I love stopping by to get inexpensive costume jewelry here (when you’re a student…you have to keep to a budget) – it does the trick and looks nice!

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I have had a thing for leopard print for a while now. My sister bugs me because she thinks it’s tacky, but when used correctly, I think it can look really fun and full of style! Now, there are limits when it comes to the print. I don’t own any clothing items (shirts, sweaters, etc…) that I would wear out (except a onesie…but that’s different), but purses, belts, shoes…I love to wear because it’s a print that can really step up your look. This clutch is from J.Crew Factory and it is the perfect clutch for family gatherings because it holds pretty much everything you need!

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So there are the details of my first Thanksgiving look of the series! I love assembling outfits and even more, I love giving the details! There’s something to be said about looking polished – not just for a dinner, but in general. I love to dress up and I will never stop. It is the whole reason I began this blog in the first place! Sharing what I love to do…which is dress up in outfits and take pictures! Fashion is my passion…

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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v13

BLOGGER (2)I want to first start by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian readers! Today will bring family, pumpkins, turkey (yum!) and lots of pie! I am pretty excited to be home for an entire week so I can catch up on readings, studying and most importantly…blog planning! Thirteen weeks straight, I have been setting goals. That blows my mind! I have gotten so much accomplished because of this weekly series, and I cannot believe how far I have come.

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Last time, I set one goal for myself (in addition to one other goal I had on the list):

1. Learn Bloglovin’. So time has been dedicated…and I still don’t see anything. My posts are not posting, so I am going to take another week (my week off) to get this up and running just the way I wanted to.

Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. Point for me! Let’s just say…”coming soon”.

This week, I have three goals to add to my list:

Incentive Planning. I really want to build my mailing list over the next couple of months. This is something that I have kind of neglected since I built it, and I want to find some way to provide an incentive. I just have to figure out what that is…let the planning begin!

Release a DIY Tutorial. I released my very first DIY tutorial this past summer and loved it. Monogram stickers were great, and I have used them for everything…but there are some other things that I would love to share with you guys! I just have to put my thinking cap on and see what exactly I can write about!

Learn how to use my DLSR camera. My sister and I decided to purchase a really nice camera a couple of weeks ago, and since she is the one who usually takes my photos and did this whole summer, we had a great use for it! So we got it…and I realized that I have no idea how to use a DLSR camera…so that is one goal I definitely want to add.

With a week off, I am stepping the goals up this week. Obviously, some of these will not be accomplished by this week, but these are things that I need to work on, so I am adding them all to the list! I love having things to look forward to, work for and eventually accomplish, which is exactly what this series does for me!

I leave you with a few photos of my beautiful trip to the Farmer’s Market yesterday in preparation for Thanksgiving day!

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Instagram Round Up: Photos from the Week v4

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUPFreedom at last…except for studying…but I am technically now away from school for a week so I can relax. Things have changed so much at my parents’ house since I came left for school, but as soon as I walked in the door, I got a whiff of the turkey in the oven (best. smell. ever.) I cannot wait to see the rest of my family!! Two days!! I have some great plans over the next week that involve me learning how to use my new DSLR camera that my sister and I just got! You think it’s easy? It is not at all…so I’ll have to get on that!

Just in case you haven’t been on my insta-feed lately, here are the last six posts that appeared on @mystyyle this week! Now that we are fully into Fall, I am pulling out the vests, sweaters and ponchos!! I also finally found the perfect day to debut my new plaid skirt…that was a great day. Boots are also right in season now, which I am super happy about!!

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It’s boots all day, everyday…which is totally fine. You will be seeing a lot of my favourite Guess boots…you have been warned. I did so much planning for Pearls and Polkadots this week, getting new ideas together and gathering new outfits to detail for you, so make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so that you can stay up to date! In order to subscribe to my mailing list, use the submit form on the bar to your right (please!)!

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