Monday, February 25, 2013

A PINK coat...

Trench – Alice & Olivia, hat – Kate Spade, loafers – T&F Slack Shoemakers, earrings – Wedgwood, trainers - Hogan

Today, I'm guest-posting (have I recently mentioned what an HONOR this is?) over at A Femme d'un Certain Age.  My project is to take seven really basic pieces of clothing (from L.L.Bean), and snazz them up with a great coat and some amazing accessories.  It's great fun...

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  1. The pink is lovely and flattering to most people...I don't know why it so often gets a bad rap. Pink is nothing but light red!!
    Your choices with the pink coat are perfect!
    Thank you for your insights!

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  2. Well this is fun. Pink was never a color in my closet, until I tangled with breast cancer. Since then, my son, who believes everything requires the appropriate outfit, has presented me with a wide variety of pink items. Now I have lots of new ideas on how to wear them. Thanks!

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  3. So what do all of you think about pink for the office? I've always been afraid that it takes away some of my hard-won authority in a male-dominated field. But maybe I'm over-thinking it?

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    1. As long as it's not baby pink with ruffles and embroidered flowers, I think it's great! The true mark of having authority is the ability to look these stereotypes right in the eye and say "I don't care, I look good in pink...". Belovedest wears pink shirts, and a gorgeous pink cashmere sweater, and nobody questions his authority because he can walk the walk. It's not over-thinking; we grew up in an environment in which these questions were relevant, and we had to be careful. But if you've got authority, flaunt it!

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    2. I frequently wear one of two pink sweaters (cardigan) to work. One is a bit fancier, so I am careful when I wear that, but I don't feel the least bit diminished. Try it!

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  4. I adore pink. I adore your blog!

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  5. I really really have to get a closer look at those Odeon pink sneakers!!! I've searched, but can't find a source...where did you find them?

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    1. Debenhams. When I lived in Ireland, it was one of my favorite stores...

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  6. Acting on what i have learned from you ... this was my wardrobe for a four-day trip to NYC last spring - pink coat with grey and white, and a LBD. It worked beautifully and you get full credit. Made me very happy.

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