Monday, 19 June 2017

A TOUCH OF PINK

It has been quite a while since I touched my blog or read the posts of my fellow bloggers, I simply had no time for it.  Figuratively speaking, too many pots were cooking simultaneously on my stove.

As you might know from following my Instagram account that that I went to Japan with my teenage daughter recently, had few deadlines that I was struggling to meet and getting ready to host a big party for my granddaughter.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps
Anyhow I am back, the deadline has been submitted, the party is over and I can breeze easy and happy to re-join my fellow bloggers, readers, friends and followers.  I will write a detailed report about our trip to Japan later but, in a nutshell, I must tell you that travelling with a teenagers, was quite a challenge and required both physical and psychological endurance.  I am sure she has something similar to say about me.  More about it later but for know let's talk about clothes.
My most recent scrolls through Instagram and fashion blogs have revealed how many of us, present company included, like wearing pink and it is no wonder that is become one of the fashion colours for 2017 according to the Pantone Fashion Colour Report Spring 2017
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps

In fact, there were not just one but a few shades of pink that made it to the Report: from pretty and pure and neutral pale pink to the attention grabbing hot hues and tones of other pink shades in between.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black blazer

I can't say that this subdued colour dominates my wardrobe, I like my hues and patterns to be more present but when I saw this blouse hanging off the rack in a Zara store few years ago, I fell in love with its muted soft almost neutral colour.  I liked the subtle presence of pink that can be matched with so many other colours and patterns and also how it reflects on the skin with a gentle glow.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black blazer
I also liked that fact that although it does not have a collar, it's open neck adds a sense of freedom. The fabric is so soft that it allows you either to tuck the blouse in a rather loose manner or not at all, without compromising on the body shape.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black blazer
All these years I have called a light pink colour blouse but after I read Pantone Report, I discovered that it actually called Pale Dogwood.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black blazer
Over the years I have combined it with all sorts of skirts and pants, depending on my mood and the occasion, although more often than not I like to play with different textures, mixing strong prints with neutrals and my pencil skirt in black and white with big bold front buttons is one of the most common combos you might see me wearing.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black blazer
When it come to footwear, I have quite clear set of rules about what shoes should I wear with what outfit.  For instance, if I am going to wear a shift  or tunic dress, I would most probably would wear it with flats and if I am about to wear a pencil skirt, I prefer to pair it with high-heeled pumps or open toe shoes.   If  I know that it is going to be long day and my feet will get tired, I would settle for low-heeled dress shoes.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black duster coat
I like wearing pencil skirts because they tend to make us look slimmer and high heels do the same to our legs so wearing them together seems like a perfect match. (However, it is worth mentioning, that if I am wearing a pencil denim skirt, I will wear flats matched with black tights).
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black duster coat
My other staple that I chose to wear with a pencil skirt is a fitted blazer which sometimes I just like to throw over my shoulders rather then put it on properly.  A black duster coat worn casually over the skirt is my other choice.
Pink blouse-pencil skirt-black pumps-black duster coat
What is your favourite?

Until then
Anna
xo