Broadening My Horizon

Some people are just too sweet. During NYFW I saw this adorable brooch on Montserrat of AudreyHepburnComplex and voiced my admiration. She promptly unpinned it from her blouse and offered it to me. I attempted to politely decline, but was secretly pleased when she insisted on giving it to me. It's just too darling and I think it's inspiring me to dress more saccharine lately.

I have a strange relationship with colors...even that phrase should serve to illustrate that I think about colors in a way most people do not. I sort of anthropomorphize them, giving different ones personalities and characteristics. Because of this I've harbored some animosity towards pink and it's one color that other than appearing in a print, is not present in my wardrobe. However, lately my moods towards colors have been shifting and while I still don't see myself as a pink girl (in my unique imagining of the term), I'm trying to broaden my wardrobe palette with pastels. Even the term pastel makes me cringe a bit! However, I've been seeing so many girls wear pastels in a ways that remain interesting and decidedly un-preppy and I hope I can follow in their stylish footsteps.
Outfit details:
brooch, gift from AudreyHepburnComplex!

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54 comments:

  1. Such an adorable brooch - love how you styled it. :)

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  2. you look so cute!kiss from prague

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  3. I'm not much of a pink girl, either. I just can't do it. But salmon, coral kinds of pinks, that's a different kind of situation. It's more of a reddish, orangey iteration of the hue, and I would much rather find myself in a red/yellow based shade of it than in the bright blue-based shades I so often see on others.

    The only pink you can find in my arsenal is in my makeup kit. I'm rather happy to keep it limited to that. I have no aspirations of being more friendly to the color than I already am.

    I think you're okay. You don't need to branch out into pastels. Pastels are for Easter Eggs, Bunnies and children. (In my opinion.)

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  4. love the new layout of your page - looks more like mine - i like it

    love this dress - so cute cute cute

    check out my last post for an award to you!

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  5. I totally agree with you on your aversion to pinks and pastels. About a year ago, i would never even imagine wearing these colors. Now, especially for spring, I can't seem to get enough of pink and light pretty shades. They just remind me of some sort of frosted sugary treat haha. I think I also have a weird relationship with colors. These colors look awesome on you! Especially the pink and brown combo. And score on the cute pin!

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  6. you look adorableee! i lvoe the dress, and the brown shoes are fabulous. the jacket just makes it.

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  7. Completely in love with your trench! :o

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  8. This version of pink looks great on you - it's not a girly-girl, Elle Woods Legally Blonde sort of pink.

    Also, I just noticed the new 2 column layout, and I love the cleaner look!

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  9. I always said that I hated pink, and then as I got older I started to see it's virtue. Partly, it's one of a handful of very flattering colors for me, but also it seems less irritating to twenty-four-year-old me than twelve-year-old me.

    I can't decide if I love the dress or the trench more!

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  10. that is such a wonderful brooch!
    so nice of her to give it away..lucky duck!
    the color of your dress is beautiful on you.
    have a wonderful weekend.
    xoox

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  11. love the look!

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  12. I pretty much love everything about this outfit - especially the dress. I'm not particularly keen on darker pinks normally, but I love this salmon colour.

    Also, I like the new layout. I agree, it's nice and clean (:

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  13. I think that dress looks sdivine on you. Love the sweetness of that brooch. Makes it all a bit more fun!
    xxx

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  14. love the dress color and wedges

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  15. such an adorable dress! and that brooch is too cute!!!
    you look amazing in this color!

    -laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

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  16. she did a great job on making the brooch! How lovely it is too. I think it goes perfectly with this outfit of yours.

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  18. I have EXACTLY the same thing with colours, and pink has long been a no go for me.
    I'm starting to try to "acclimatize" by first wearing pink tights and accesories.

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  19. Your pink dress is so Nice! Pink and grey look great together. You're so lucky to get that handmade brooch. It's so cute! =)

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  20. Interestingly for me "the light blue people" were the ones I never wanted to be like. I guess it's connected with the everyday nature of the colour... I really don't know. Some of my old friends still remind me how we used to talk about "light blue people" in a derogatory way! :)

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  21. I love this photo location. So pretty and springy!

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  22. I could have written exactly what you wrote about pink. In fact, I've definitely said most of that before. Like you, it's a colour I'm settling into a bit more in my twenties, when it finally seems possible to wear pink without representing all the negative connotations I have long associated with it. Also, in the rosy shades, I feel it gives pale people like us a lot of welcome colour!

    I kind of feel the same way about floral prints... I was never sold on them, but I'm starting to come round a little bit...

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  23. you are wearing my dream shoes!!!

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  24. Great coat and dress. Plus I love your woolly tights- the smart girl's way to wear dresses when its cold ;)

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  25. Oh! I love all of your dresses, but I think this is my favourite one <3

    http://fashinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  26. You look amazing! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  27. That is such a nice dress though, and the shade is what makes this pink wearable even to me who also isn't much of a pink lover! Purple is probably on the top of my list of colors I dislike.

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  28. i love this look!and the colour of the dress combined with the tights!spring is coming!! :)

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  29. I love the deep pink color of the dress! I have a similar animosity towards wearing pink because I think I don't look flattering in it, haha.
    I think this is a fantastic look - I love the trench coat & shoes. The brooch is adorable as well, I love the handmade quality to it. :)

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  30. Wow, this dress is pretty much perfect! I suppose I am a pink girl, although by the sounds of it I hope not by your definition! I think you look not at all preppy in pink, but lovely and ladylike.

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  31. That shade of pink looks so pretty with your hair. I also love that the background complements the colors in your outfit!

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  32. I think the pink looks great on you. I'm not a big fan of pink either. But, I've been trying to wear it more often.
    My Heart Blogged

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  33. You really do look lovely !

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  34. What a gorgeous shade of pink this dress is!

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  35. oooh, i so want that dress! adorable... xx

    Vickie

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  36. LOVE the color on you! The crochet is so cute!
    Bellesme

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  37. Although pink may not be your favorite color, it does make you look radiant:) And that brooch is so cute! How nice of her to give it to you.

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  38. Beautiful dress, cute pin!
    Happy weekend!!!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I think you'd love the House of Harlow ring I'm giving away on my blog right now! :D

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  39. i really like that pink dress -- i tend to shy away from pink as well, but with the ballerina influence present in spring lines ... i think i am having a change of heart!

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  40. I'm with you on the pink. It's skin flattering but I don't relate to it at all. The broach you are wearing, on a completely different topic is ADORABLE! What a sweetheart to give it to you. -Bella Q
    Enter to Win My Shabby Apple Dress Give-Away- the Citizen Rosebud

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  41. I'm partly jealous of your amazing wardrobe but mainly just very inspired. I love pretty much every outfit you wear.

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  42. It is in fact, ridiculous, that every time I check out a new outfit post by you. I am consumed with the gimme's. Gimme that dress, those shoes, that color hair. Gimme. Rebecca you are just to fabulous.

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  43. you're blog is beautiful!

    following you :)
    x

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  44. wow i love that dress. You look great as always.

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  45. The dress is a gorgeous shade, and I love how it looks softened by the muted tones of the tights and coat. I love the way you put colours together.

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  46. That is so funny! I totally think of pink the same way! I think it's because I already look really young for my age and I feel like pink will make me look like a little girl. I like the way you did it though- I might have to give it another chance!

    Lindsey Turner
    Http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  47. That color is whimsical on you! I really, really love that dress.

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  48. love this! and love your style!'

    theresaisyourhomie.blogspot.com

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  49. It looks like spring is in full swing over there! I do like light colour but also dont really know what to do with them I dont want to wash myself out as I am very light. Maybe I will be able to gather inspiration from you in the coming months!

    Shy

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  50. i get what you mean about d pink girl...dat's one sweet brooch! like how you styled it..

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  51. This is such a sweet and cozy looking outfit. I love the combination of colours. And that brooch is adorable!

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  52. I absolutely love the theme of your post. I am a huge fan of brooches and this one is just adorable :)

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  53. you have got so numerous absolutely wonderful coats!

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