Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bubblegum pink and rust red


I put together this cardigan and these pants a few weeks ago, but Josh told me they looked weird, so I ended up not wearing them at the time. But when I was searching for an outfit to wear the other day, I kept coming back to this combination, and decided to wear it anyway. After wearing and photographing it, I still don't know how I feel about bubblegum pink and rust red together. I like unusual color combinations on other people, but I rarely put them together myself, mostly because I honestly can't tell the difference between innovative and odd. But I like to share those on-the-fence outfits anyway. What do you guys think? Is this a strange color combination that works, or one that just looks "off"? (I should probably mention that I have really thick skin, so it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if you told me you hated it.)

Completely unrelated to my outfit...yesterday I bought plane tickets for us to go to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon in June! I'm so excited because Josh and I have never taken a real vacation together - our honeymoon was just a quick weekend trip to my family's beach house, because Josh had to get back to school right away. It'll be so fun to have nearly a whole week off work and to explore some new parts of the country!



Pink cardigan: gift from my grandma
Red corduroy pants: Anthropologie
Shoes: BCBGeneration from Macy's
Leopard print hat: Albertus Swanepoel for Target
Pearl necklace: gift from a friend
Leopard print belt: H&M
Bracelet: In Pink

12 comments:

  1. these colors definitely work together - don't second guess yourself!

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  2. Excellent pairing. Loving the retro look of those pants!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  3. Oooh, Vegas is my absolute favorite U.S. vacation destination. I'll actually be there too during the first week in June. I highly recommend seeing "O"!

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  4. Ok. First thing's first, if Josh is anything like Patrick, don't listen to him. I swear to God there are a very small amount of men that can actually have an eye for what "works" and what doesn't. Personally, I like the color combination. I think it works very well with your hair and skin tone. I love that you added the leopard belt too. Second, I am IN LOVE with your cuff. In. Love.

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    1. I know, I should probably stop trusting Josh to give me all my fashion advice, seeing as how he went through college wearing ratty old sweatpants to class every day :)

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  5. Ooh yes, those colors do look good together. Not surprising, of course, since I like every outfit you post. : )

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  6. Those colors go really well together - I wouldn't think of pairing them in the first place. Cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. I have several things.

    One, I love rust with pastels. I'm planning a lavender and rust look as soon as the weather cooperates.

    Two, I think I need that bracelet. My birthday is in December. I'm just sayin'.

    Three, you're totally innovative; it's what I love most about your style.

    Four, I've never been to the Grand Canyon, I'm totally jealous.

    That is all.

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  8. This is such a great look! I love the colors, the pants, the bracelet! And it all works so well together!

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  9. I'm going to say this is one of those acquired-taste colour combinations, up there with black and navy or red and pink. It's not something I'd ever wear, but I still think it looks lovely on you. It's whether or not wearing it pleases you that matters anyway :)

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