Oh, Make Me Blush…

TB Blush Celeste Dress - $495
Today is the first day of spring!  I can’t wait to don pretty pastels ~ especially blush pink for its feminine, delicate vibe.  Paired with a light pink lip and cheek, it’s a great hue to herald the new season.

InStyle Magazine {my go-to fashion guide} agrees.  In a recent article entitled, “Move Over, Radiant Orchid: This Sweet Shade is Stealing the Spotlight,” the author notes:

“Blush pink swept the spring 2014 runways in a soft blur, tapping a softer, more romantic side of fashion.  And no, this shade isn’t the stuff of girlhood adolescence.  As delicate as it may look, don’t underestimate its power or wearability.  For every dreamy, diaphanous dress {as seen at Giorgio Armani}, there was a sharp tailored power suit, to prove that the color indeed has attitude!

If full-on petal pink isn’t your thing, {hey, it’s not for everyone!}, slowly integrate the hue into your outfit rotation with an accessory.  Or, try taking on the shade in a more saturated tint for a bolder, less-frail effect, like rose or coral.

To avoid crossing into cloyingly sweet territory, step away from the pearls, diamond studs, or anything that spells, “too precious.”  Instead, head in the opposite direction and accessorize with a slick cuff or an edgy chain-link belt.”

Some of my favorite blush picks are from Tory Burch {shocker!}, shown in the snapshot above and the two below…

TB Blush - Eden Shell and Prisca Pant

Tory Burch 'Denise' Skirt - $275

These simple blush sheaths by Dolce & Gabbana are ones to emulate!

Dolce & Gabbana - Floral Brocade Dress - $2,395Dolce & Gabbana - Brocade Sleeveless Dress - $1,775

How darling is this Marni ‘Leather Snap-front Top’?  You could pair it with a million things this spring!

Marni Leather Snap-Front Top - $1,550

I ADORE this Nina Richi ‘Mousseline Basketweave Bodice Dress’ ~ so elegant, flowy and ladylike…  If I could spend the summer in one dress, this would be it.

Nini Ricci - Mousseline Basketweave-Bodice Dress - $2,950

And look at the lovely back!

Nini Ricci - Mousseline Basketweave-Bodice Dress - BACK - $2,950

For some lesser-priced blush options, H&M has some eye-catching looks, as shown in the three photos below…

H&M Black Off-the-Shoulder Top - $34.95

H&M Blush Chinos - $15

H&M Blush Satin Dress - $34.95

This darling Ann Taylor ‘Flutter Panel Dress’ is adorable on, but it works best on tanned gals with darker hair, in my opinion, as it completely washed out my blond hair and super fair {read borderline translucent} skin tone!

Ann Taylor Flutter Panel Dress - $149

These blush French Connection dresses are perfect for a spring wedding or garden party…

French Connection - San Diego Drape Strapless Dress - $288

French Connection - Spotlight Knits Dress - $168

FC - Hermione Beads V-Neck Dress - $228

These dressy blush Ted Baker London and Express shorts will keep you on-trend and cool at the same time!

Ted Baker London 'Topstitched Leather Shorts' - $325

Express - Mini Leopard Print Shorts - $59.90

A gorgeous blush Coach bag is always in season…

Coach Madison Cafe Handbag

Coach Madison Carrie Twisted

And, for those who want just a hint of the hot hue, these shades and nail/lip colors are a rosy solution.

TB Panama Blush Sunglasses

Yves Saint Laurent - La Laque Couture - 24 - Rose Abstrait - $27

Bobbi Brown Bare Peach Lip Gloss

So who’s ready to think pink this spring?!  With the compliments you’re sure to collect, you might find yourself saying, “Oh, don’t make me blush!”  Hooray for spring!

Claire Signature

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