You’re Making Me Blush

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

You don’t need a crystal ball to predict that pastels will be big for spring … especially because Badgley Mischka alluded to this on the runway last fall. Our stereotypical sartorial calendar tells us brights for summer, warm tones for fall, dark colors in winter, and pastels come spring. Each color palette perfectly evokes the feeling of the season.

But I’m not really one to follow rules… To be honest, I get so antsy with new clothes and trends that I take them for a spin almost immediately. So single digit temperatures or not, pastels are making an appearance.

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

Rather than diving completely head first into a world of easter egg colors, I decided to just introduce them to my richer winter wardrobe. To do that, I paired lighter shades of grey and pink with their darker counterparts black and burgundy. They compliment each other nicely, without feeling like a case of seasonal displacement.

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

Coat: The Limited (similar) | Sweater: H&M (love this) | Pants: Zara (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes: Ralph Lauren (save, splurge) | Hat: Joe Fresh (more colors) | Bracelets: effYbee + Lizzibeth (similar) + Tiffany | Watch: Michael Kors (similar)

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

As I was mulling over the perfect piece to start my pastel obsession, this fun-sized Rebecca Minkoff tote just spoke to me. Fitting since it’s older, larger cousin (the black cherry MAB totewas my tote-de-jour last fall. I love this itty bitty pretty because it can be carried by hand or shoulder strap, and is just big enough to fit my necessities without having to change wallets!

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

A New York Love Affair :: Blush

Single-digit temperatures? Pass the pastels.

xoxoelenamichelle-200

4 Comments

  • Reply February 20, 2015

    Cee

    I would never have thought to pair blush pink with burgundy, but the combination really works!
    xox,
    Cee

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      So glad you like the combo!! It was a product of one of my experimenting sessions :-)

  • Reply February 22, 2015

    Nicole Walker

    I love that Rebecca Minkoff bag, so cute and perfect to wear from season to season!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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