Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Saying "Yes" to Princess-y Pink

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Hello! Okay, okay, I'm not typically one for pink-colored anything. The pretty, princess-y color usually makes me cringe. But I recently spotted this pale pink dress at Ashby and I began to re-think my opinion of the color pink. AKA I fell in love with this ridiculously feminine, ballerina pink dress and decided to make an exception to my "no wearing pink" rule. I purchased this dress at Ashby for about $10 with store credit that I had from selling a few items that I no longer wear. 

As a side note, if you live in Richmond and haven't checked out Ashby, let me just tell you that you are missing out. Ashby ranks top at my list of thrift/consignment/resale shops by far for both selling and buying gently used clothing and accessories. I've purchased several of my favorite items in my wardrobe from Ashby and I make sure I pop by the shop every time that I'm in Richmond. If you haven't been before, I would recommend making a trip to the ever stylish yet affordable Ashby located in Carytown next to Mellow Mushroom. 

Okay, enough swooning over Ashby and more about my outfit. I started my look with my recently purchased pink dress and instead of trying to shy away from the princess-y vibe, I decided to embrace it. I played up a sort of princess, diva vibe by pairing the dress with a major, faux fur-trimmed coat. This coat is another recent thrift purchase. I scooped this coat up at Rumors, another local Richmond resale shop, for just $20; yes, only $20 for this incredible coat! I love the sort of over-the-top, faux fur trim and classic silhouette of this coat. 

I styled a pair of nude-colored Jeffrey Campbell heels with the outfit to accentuate the light colors of the look as well as to elongate my legs. A swipe of lipstick and burgundy-colored nails pulled the look together. 

Dress: H&M via Ashby
Faux fur trimmed coat: Rumors
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Nude heels: Jeffrey Campbell