Outfit Details:

Chaps Dress (similar here), Vintage Cropped Sweater (similar here), Polo Ralph Lauren Oxford, Candies Heels (love this pair and these – the bows!), Vintage Necklace (this one is fabulous), La Moda Sunnies (last seen at the castle in the clouds, similar here), Vintage Wallet (okay, a girl can dream and this one is a dream), Vintage Earrings and Belt

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Pink is the color of happiness. From a physiological standpoint, the color is said to encourage action, inspire confidence, stimulate energy, and increase pulse rate. I can imagine quite a few hearts racing when fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli introduced “hot pink” to western fashion in 1947. What a stir her “shocking pink” caused. The fashion set was quite literally, “Tickled pink.”

Schiaparelli’s fascination with pink reportedly came from a Cartier diamond owned by socialite Daisy Fellowes. Schiaparelli described the jewel’s color as, “Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world but together, a color of China and Peru but not of the West – a shocking color, pure and undiluted.”

So pink it is! Whether it is an accent or the focus, the color is eternally flattering no matter how you wear it. For today’s look, I went with all pink. As with any monochrome outfit, it is imperative to mix shades and textures. Here the colors range from the softest rose to hot pink. Fuzziness is balanced against smoothness. Unfortunately I forgot my pink sunglasses, but everything still looked rosy to me.

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