Since my ‘Operation Rethink Pink’ began this spring, I have cautiously added a few more pink items to my wardrobe. The most recent addition is this blush pink tiered tulle skirt. I would like to point out that these are tiers and not ruffles! When you stand still in this dress (and when there is no wind) it is linear in structure, like a pink Doric column. I was a momentarily horrified when I looked at the photos because when the wind is blowing, it veers dangerously close to looking like a ruffle. Ruffles are not a fashion territory I venture into at all… and certainly not PINK ones. After a while, I decided I liked the amazing movement in this skirt, and I made peace with the almost-a-ruffle-but-not-really aspect.
I particularly like the vintage dusty ballerina pink colour of this skirt; it looks like it could be from a previous season of Valentino or Chanel, yet it is H&M. I was so pleased with how well it packed (not a wrinkle nor a micro-pleat out of place after being squeezed into my suitcase) that I went back and bought it in black as well. It is a super versatile piece. In the summer, I’ll wear the skirts with a tank top and sandals for daytime, and with heels and a jacket for an evening out. When I was in Paris last week, I met my friend Stella of Stella Asteria blog for lunch one afternoon at Chez Julien and I wore the pink tiered skirt with pointed flats and a fitted camouflage jacket (worn in this post). I hadn’t planned to wear them together, but I happened to have the jacket in my suitcase and I liked the odd juxtaposition of camouflage with sheer ballerina pink tiers. Plus, since I may be the world’s worst packer I didn’t have many other options!
On this breezy day, I wore my biker jacket with the skirt… again, enjoying the juxtaposition of black leather with pink froth. Since an outfit without sparkle is not an outfit worth wearing 🙂 I added metallic pink shoes and the pink waterfall necklace that I finally broke down and bought from my own shop! I wear the blue one so frequently that I knew I’d get lots of wear out of the pink one as well.
Soon, I’m going to put together a blog post on Paris which I will keep ‘evergreen’ as I update it with new information every time we go. We spend a lot of time in the city since my husband grew up there and we have an apartment in the 3rd arrondissement. A train journey of just over two hours makes it irresistible any time we have a few days free. As you might imagine, I have lots of opinions on what is a waste of time in Paris and what you absolutely should not miss! On a monthly basis, I am putting together lists of recommendations for friends who plan Parisian holidays, so I’m going to do a VERY extensive post for you (or any of your friends) who want proper current inside information on what to do and where to go. I can guarantee you my restaurant and shopping recommendations will not disappoint!
Here are some more photos from Paris, either on the Pont Alexandre III or in the Place Furstemberg… two of the most photogenic spots on a spring day to show a pink skirt that almost definitely does not have ruffles!
Up above the purple tree blossoms is the most perfect tiny balcony overlooking the Place Furstemberg. I have fantasies about sitting there drinking coffee and reading books in the sun for hours. Mind you, finding a good coffee in Paris is almost a fantasy, but I’ve got you covered in the guide I’m working on.
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