Not long to go till the end of 2013 – and what better way to see this year out than to squeeze one more AW13 trend in before it’s over? I’ve worn a checked coat and tartan, and my last for this season is blush pink. I’ve been planning this post for a while, and have only just got round to it now because I thrifted a beige cardigan ages ago with the intention of dyeing it bright pink; a couple of weeks ago I finally got round to it. But I didn’t quite get the results I’d hoped for…!
I had a packet of candy (bright) pink dye, but as always with these things it didn’t do what I wanted – and in fact I was glad it didn’t. I’d already bought these wonderful blush pink loose trousers from Mango and didn’t intend to pair them with the cardigan once it had been DIYed, but when the result was more of a dusky blush pink, only then did I have the idea of wearing them together. All it needed after the dye-job was a statement brooch and the addition of some neutrals, and I had myself the perfect Boxing Day outfit: loose and comfy but still a little dressed up.
I’m fully aware that blush pink divides opinion amongst us, but I’m definitely in the “for” camp now I have my two new pieces… I love them together. What do you think – yea or nay to this season’s colour? Have you bought a blush pink coat which it seems is THE blogger’s item of this winter (I’ve resisted so far)!
Cardigan: Thrifted (& dyed pink), Trousers: Mango (on sale at half price!), Vest top: F+F at Tesco, Heels: French Connection (old), Earrings: c/o Matalan, Brooch: Gift (old), Watch: Asos, Fingertip rings: River Island, Nails: Models Own Purple Grey