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I Believe in Pink


Pink is definitely having a moment, and I am feeling it. I’ve never been a huge fan, but the lighter shades, like this lovely, almost neutral rose gold pink, is my latest obsession. It works really well with other neutral colors, like camel.


Not only is this color combination one of my favorites, but I also like the mix of texture and styles here: i.e. a super feminine mini dress with a sequin mesh overlay, a fuzzy  oversized pink sweater, pretty pink heels and clutch, and a masculine camel overcoat.


The look mixes hints of glamour, romance, sex, and power…perfect for Valentine’s date night, don’t you think?

sylv-14Forever 21 Rose Sequin Mini Dress (similar here), Forever 21 Rose Fuzzy Cardigan (similar here and here), Isabel Marant Rose Pumps (similar here and here), TopShop Caleb Rose Studded ClutchTopShop Camel Double-Breasted Crombie CoatCéline New Audrey Sunglasses

Red-bel Rebel


This (above) is what I would look like if someone were to call me a “preppy.”  For the record, I never was – I was already wearing mostly black in the 80s when being a preppy was actually a thing.  That said, I do love a great classic piece, like this cute blazer that I picked up on sale last winter at JCrew.


The color combo really pops, and I love the details like the gold buttons and the contrasting lining that shows if you roll up the cuffs.  I found this version of the same blazer (the “Rhodes”) that has a similar feel.


I wanted this would-be preppy blazer/shirt/jeans combo to have a bit of an edge to it, so I chose pieces with their own twist on classics. This white button-down by Parisian designer of the moment Marie Marot has a cute frill detail on the collar, and I love the rebellious feel of these crop flare jeans with frayed hems.


Red is my favorite color, and I would wear these boots every day if I could. I can’t, but when the right outfit happens, they are magic! They work so well with this bag with the red arabesque overlay.  Granted, there’s a lot going on in terms of colors and textures and I may even be breaking one or two rules of fashion, but what can I say? I’m a rebel.

proofsss-1692sylviaproofsss-1721sylviaJCrew Multi-color Houndstooth Rhodes Blazer (similar here), Marie Morot frill trimmed Diana blouse, H&M crop flared jeans with frayed hems (similar here), Red Maison Valentino boots (similar here), Gucci Dionysus Arabesque BagCeline New Audrey Tortoise Sunglasses

Photos: Laurel Creative