Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Shades of Pink

Wearing all pink is not something I'd ever have considered if my favorite blogger, Alissa at The Adored Life, hadn't suggested a "tone on tone" collaboration. When I started digging through my closet for something for our post, I found that I have an inordinate amount of pink things that somehow all go amazingly together. I was so thrilled with the outcome of my all-pink outfit, though I think I looked like a little too much like a rose in the rose garden as everyone was staring at my ensemble. Regardless! To see more of our kinda-monochrome looks and get some ideas on how to (more tastefully, like Alissa) wear matching colors below. 

I adore Alissa's classy way of mixing a blue print with the blue skirt - it breaks up all of the color and makes the outfit palatable for work or weekend! She's blogging about the rest of her outfit and her thoughts on dressing in one color on her blog today. Make sure to check it out here. For more of my rose-colored outfit, keep on reading:

Top (similar save, similar splurge), shorts, belt: Gap; Shoes: TJ Maxx (similar savesimilar splurge); Necklace: Stella and Dot

As a side note unrelated to our collab, I have been feeling so stressed about blogging lately because there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Photoshoots, editing, and posting takes me most of the evening and I am walking to work now which means that commenting time is all crammed into a few harried morning minutes. I am sorry if I am not touching upon everyone's blogs with the same regularity, but I am still reading and trying to get everything as often as I can. Stay with me folks and send me your time management tips, please!

Linking up with WIWW, Keeping it Casual, Random Wednesday.


  1. I feel the exact same way! I need better time management skills! Loving the print of those shorts!


  2. I love that outfit! Also, this is a great reminder that I need to get up to the Rose Garden ASAP! :)

  3. This outfit is lovely, it always worries me wearing the same colours.
    But them shorts are wonderful, i really love them!


  4. LOVE the pink top with the necklace, really summery and fresh <3
    Looks gorgeous.

  5. love both u girls!! great looks from each :)

    XO Meghan

  6. These photos are amazing! Love your pinky outfit!

  7. Those printed shorts are so cute! Love both the looks!

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  8. i love like all white and all black outfits, so an all pink outfit would work just as welL!! need to try this!! :)

    Sandy a la Mode

  9. I was insanely jealous of you when I opened up my email and saw this outfit. I like yours SO MUCH BETTER!Perhaps it's because I clearly have a weakness for pink but seriously girl you rocked it!

  10. I love the monochromatic look! I'm waiting on the perfect day to try it out. You look great in all the pink! And so does Alissa!

    Have a great day!
    A Southern Drawl

  11. Such a cute look! Love all the pink. Those shorts are adorable. You both look great!

    As for the time thing, I totally feel the same way! I never have enough time to do everything. I work full time, have a law student husband and 2 dogs, have my own business on the side, plus my blog. It is hard to get it all in! I try to get at least some of my posts done for the week the weekend before and that has really helped me. And for the comments, I try to comment as much as I can, but some days I can't comment at all. I do a lot on the weekends because my husband is generally studying so I don't have a lot of other things to do... Hope that helps a little :)


  12. LOVE your monochrome look! The pattern really adds some interest. I want to give it a try.

    Style of One's Own

    PS- Beautiful garden!

  13. I totally understand about not having enough time but you're rocking it! Keep it up!


  14. I think tone on tone is VERY polished and chic. love it.

  15. Love everything about your pink outfit, especially the shorts and skinny belt. I've been off the radar with blogging and commenting as well... it's just so much more difficult in the summer, I think!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  16. It must be in the water.. because I've been feeling that way too!! Breathe.. it will get done!

  17. The bright pink and coral are so pretty together. Great bold pairing!

  18. that coral color outfit look gorgeous on you :-)

  19. I really love the color and print of your shorts!

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  20. super cute! i really do love the color on color! it's one of my favorite current trends :)


  21. I'm right there with you. I've been missing out commenting on blogs I love because I've started homeschooling my son and I'm just now getting my time management figured out.

    One thing I suggest is just keep trying and you'll eventually find your groove. If say you have lunch alone or breakfast then check out the blogs you read then while you eat. It'll give you a bit of time to comment.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  22. Well I think you should always wear pink, it definitely suits you! When I'm organized I try to write several posts at a time, it really helps!

  23. I love all the pink and I have been in love with that necklace for so long!

  24. Loving the monochrome on you, especially with that necklace!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  25. What a fun collab idea! I love you in all pink & those roses and you make quite the stunning pair! I find that making drafts of posts for the upcoming week on Sundays really helps my time management during the rest of the week! Good luck finding balance :)


  26. You always have such great photos. :)

    -♡ Valerie

  27. I love this monochromatic look, all the pinks blended in so well!
    Those shorts are cute!

    Ms Dee Kay

  28. Love the shorts!!! too cute, and I love the collaborative post! Maybe we can team up someday <3

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

  29. your shorts is too good...
    Thanks for sharing please keep sharing more :-)
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