Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

When it comes to what I wear, I tend to go through phases. I’ll wear whatever trend or color I’m in love with the most at the time over and over, until one day I’m finally over it and have moved onto the next. Last summer I was obsessed with everything off the shoulder, this Winter I couldn’t get enough of turtlenecks, and color wise for the last few years I loved red more than anything. But right now I’m most definitely on a pink kick.

I’ve always loved the color pink, which probably dates back to my early years when I was obsessed (and I mean OBSESSED) with everything Barbie. This trickled into Jr. High and High School where I was definitely one of those girls with the bleach blonde hair, dark tan, and who wore tons of bubblegum pink (cringe). Since those Barbie girl days, as I started to grow up, mature, and my style started to change… I noticed I gradually started to shy away from wearing the color pink. Whether it was some sort of inner need to no longer feed into the stereotype of all girls loving pink, or that l just felt like there was a stigma around blonde girls who wear pink and how they must be trying to look like barbies (circa my cringeworthy jr.high days), or a combination of the two. I just felt the need to distance myself from it. Regardless of what the reason, I locked away my love of pink for quite a few years, only letting it show up here and there in the form of a subtle lipstick or my bathrobe at home that no one would see.

When I moved to Toronto, something happened to me. This probably started the years leading up to my move, but the move was really a defining moment where I noticed a change. I stopped caring what people think, or how everything I did looked to those around me. I stopped worrying about pleasing others with my appearance, and started worrying more about what made me feel good and what made me happy. I stopped worrying about whether pink made me one of those “typical girls” or slotted me in the same category as the once overly tanned Barbie girls (myself once included). I started buying pink things again, here and there, and next thing I knew, without even really realizing it, half the decor in my bedroom ended up pink. It was then, looking around at my extremely girly pink room that I realized I had to just accept that hey, I guess I just love the color. While pink was still a sparse color in my closet, I was surrounded by it at home. And it made me happy.

Fast forward a year and a half, with a little help from blush being the color of the season and literally everywhere you turn… I now can’t get enough of it. And you know what? It feels good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way can I also point out just how much I LOVE a good sale? There’s nothing like finding something you love for a fraction of the price. I’m honestly so in love with this outfit and almost the whole thing was either on sale, or already really well priced items. I love shopping the end of season sales because you can find so many great things for amazing prices. I snagged this pink coat at Topshop for $90, and although I won’t get to wear it too much this year, It’s always exciting knowing you have a new coat just waiting in the closet to break out next Winter. The off the shoulder top I also snagged at Topshop, and I got it for an unbelievable $10. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the price tag.. although it’s from their winter line to me this top screams Spring!

What I Wore:

Coat – Topshop // Top – Topshop (Same top in blush still available) // Pants – Zara (Only $35!) // Pumps – Nine West // Choker – Aldo // Earrings – Aldo // Sunglasses – Aldo // Bag – Winners

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Wishing you all a happy Tuesday!

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xoxo

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. David Hall
    April 25, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Those glasses are the best!

  2. April 25, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Girl, you chose the perfect title for this post, because you look beyond pretty! Pink looks amazing on you , totally chic and sophisticated. I love the way you styled your pieces creating a fabulous balance between them. I would love to take advantage on the sale you’re sharing because everything is so pretty here. Those sunnies are unique!

    Have a nice rest of the week!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  3. April 26, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I’m glad your move to Toronto made you realize your self worth and made you stop caring about the opinions of others and focusing on what makes you feel and look good and it totally shows in your confidence! Getting back to pink in a more mature way of dressing is a lovely flashback to those Barbie days, but instead of Barbie this screams glamour!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  4. April 26, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    You definitely do look pretty in pink. This look is so chic and classy I absolutely love it on you. I love all the pink tones this season too. They have become my new neutral and I find myself wearing them a lot. Love your style as always.

  5. Aimara
    April 26, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Girl you are killing it with this look! Glad you went back to wear pink because it looks amazing on you!
    I used to be the same way in regards of what people thought about me and I was always so miserable trying to please everyone, but one of the perks of growing up is that one day you simply don’t care anymore hahaha
    And I loveeee it!!!
    Amazing deal on that coat babe, love buying end of the season sales as well!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  6. Coco
    April 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Dear Kirsten, I’m glad you’ve stopped caring for what other people think of your attire. Nonetheless I’m sure they think “Wow!”. I’m always in the mood for a pink outfit, especially if beautifully styled like yours. Your jacket is particularly amazing! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  7. April 30, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I am totally with you on loving pink and have grown to not pay mind to what others think. The layers and shades here are completely amazing!!

  8. April 30, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Soooo pretty in pink!!! I love that pink is on-trend, I mean, which girl doesn’t love pink?? This shade of pink is so flattering on you, it’s less Barbie more glam princess. Great look! xx C.

  9. May 7, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Hello my dear. You look amazing in pink. I love this look. I’m glad you stopped thinking about what other people think of you. That’s something all of us have a problem with sometimes. Another lovely post my friend.
    Love, Dom

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