{Outfit Inspiration} Magenta & Shell Pink

I am definitely very Elle Woods in regards to pink. I love it. Every variation of pink really…fuchsia, shell pink, dark pink, flamingo, coral, bubble gum, even Pepto Bismol (although, I’d use that pretty sparingly!) Most of my favorite flowers are shades of pink…peonies, roses, cherry blossoms, bougainvillea.

I’ve already demonstrated my knee-jerk reaction to pink by painting my coat closet a vibrant shade of it.

I recently came across these glamorous pictures from an old issue of In Style magazine:

pink magenta - instyle2

Not a lot of husbands would give the okay to decorate completely in this scheme, but it is lovely to look at.

pink magenta - instyle

The touches of gold and the deep magenta shades definitely up the glam-factor and help ease the sweetness.

I tried something similar in my outfit. I paired a deeper pink with a shell pink, and used a metallic shoe to make it more ‘ladies that lunch’ and less ‘preschool playground.’

shell pink & fushia

The pearls are to remind myself I’m a grown-up too.

Hey, maybe Miranda and I could hang out….perhaps have lunch with her new husband!?! (Orlando Bloom, duh)

She’s pretty much rocking the pink…of course she’s got the whole ‘super model’ thing going for her. And some pretty amazing shoes that surely aren’t sold at Target! What is your relationship with pink?
{Outfit deets: cardi – jcrew; dress – tjmaxx treasure; shooz – nine west; pearl cluster necklace – jcrew outlet}

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  1. Loving pink more and more- the rug in that room is divine! Your outfit rocks- and I think I have a similar pair of metallic shoes twinkie:)

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  2. emily wrote:

    I definitely love pink too! It's such a fun, pretty color. Your outfit is so cute — I love the ruffles on the cardigan and the necklace!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  3. Hi, it's me again! I forgot to mention that I like your hair straight too!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  4. Love it! Definitely a fun, girly look 🙂 And I REALLY love your pink coat closet- that is adorable!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  5. So feminine and pretty! Love it. I just got my hot pink high heels in the mail! Can you put my outfit together for me!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  6. klham wrote:

    I LOVE pink, it is pretty much a staple in my closet and becoming one in my home. I use magenta to accent my navy blue and silver china. Gotta have it, and I love the outfit!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  7. Lauren wrote:

    wearing pink today! cute ensemble!

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  8. I like your outfit better, and it looks like you're rocking your own wind machine too!

    Cute. How could you not love pink!?

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  9. Michaela wrote:

    I saw the bottom picture somewhere else this week and fell in love with it! I love how the wind is making it flow. And those shoes are stunning. Your outfit is adorable…so very Elle Woods (: Gotta love her!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  10. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Love pink! There is a shade for EVERYONE!! I will say, bubblegum pink on bathroom walls however is not so great…the girls talked us into it a few years back…they wanted the Pink and Chocolate Juicy Couture look…let's just say, we had to add a dimmer switch and their makeup NEVER looked right as the pink threw a cast on their faces while applying! It's now a pretty blue instead (and dad is a lot happier *giggles*). You always look so darn caute!

    Posted 10.27.10 Reply
  11. Very pretty! Pink is my favorite color but I just never think I wear it well. You did a great job pulling it all together!

    Posted 10.28.10 Reply
  12. Kirsty wrote:

    I love pink and I am loving those chairs!

    Posted 10.28.10 Reply