SPRINGS NEW COLOUR PALETTE
How To Style Blush Pink & My New Seasons Investments
I don’t know whether it was the Chloe Tess that caused my infatuation with blush pink, or my obsession with blush pink that made me lose all control and purchase this seasons must have Chloe bag … but regardless of the cause, the blush pink craze is real.
Blush pink blazers (obsessed with my AOS one), blush pink bed sheets, blush pink trainers, blush pink flares (how cool?) and of course now a blush pink (cement pink) Chloe Tess bag … i’m even pushing a blush pink bed frame much to Jase’s dismay. Despite the new and frenzied buying of everything and anything blush pink, the obsession really started last year with my Saint Laurent Bellechasse and has only continued to grow since. And given spring is soon to join us now seems like the perfect time to share some of my latest buys and how i’m styling my favourite colour of the season.
SHOP THE LOOK
. ZARA FLARES . WHISTLES TEE (OLD) . MANGO BLAZER (OLD – SIMILAR / SIMILAR) . VEJA TRAINERS . CHLOE TESS .
One of my favourite colour combinations is blush pink and navy, the two tones compliment each other perfectly and navy always makes the more statement blush tone slightly more wearable and less standout. I fell in love with these blush tone flare jeans from Zara (another new purchase after my rediscovery a few weeks ago), I’d been eying up a similar pair from And Other Stories & a pair from Acne for a while so when I spotted these Zara ones I decided to give the look a go. I teamed it with an old fail safe Whistles navy tee, my favourite navy boyfriend blazer, and my navy Veja’s (again another blush pink and navy combination). The look was finished perfectly with my new Chloe Tess bag in cement pink … one of my most recent treats to myself and a purchase that took a few attempts to get right. In fact i’ve never debated a bag more than this one.
I think it was because the first time I ordered it the wrong colour arrived (I bought it from Net A Porter with a 15% discount code, but the colour happened to be old season – nut – rather than the new season Cement Pink I had hoped for). I sent it back and decided to buy the item direct from Chloe so I could get the right colour, sadly no discount but the perfect bag. I then spotted the bag on Farfetch, again with a 15% discount available so I bought the bag a third time (credit card crying by this point), but when both the bags arrived the Chloe direct one was just that much nicer – the croc affect more subtle, the colour tone softer and weirdly the front flap a little bit longer (which looked much better). Despite the £220 potential saving (still hurts to say it) I ended up sending back the Farfetch one and keeping the full price Chloe version – in my opinion a big investment has to be 100% perfect else it’s not worth the pennies. So it was third time lucky (well second time actually), but all good things come to those who wait right, and this bag was worth the hassle.
Despite the grapples (with such a complicated purchase I kept wondering if perhaps it wasn’t meant to be and then kept thinking I should return them all – I’m a serious over thinker and don’t buy things like this lightly), I decided to embrace my beautiful new purchase and stop over thinking things. The perfect spring accessory and new addition to my blush pink collection.