Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Brit Pack Presents: the Pastel Parade...

I will admit, when we agreed that the theme for this month's Brit Pack would be pastels, I did panic. Thanks to my ghostly complexion I don't wear them that often (only a handful of times over the past 4 and a half years!) I was struggling to think of an outfit that fitted the pastel criteria when I remembered this 'Easter egg' dress which I have had for years. I love the pale yellow colour and it is perfect for the beginning of Spring, especially now the sun is out on a regular basis!

Dress: Topshop, camisole: Primark, shoes: Clarks
Although the colour is potentially a bit too twee (even for me!) bright lipstick and an open back help to add a bit of an edge. I have never actually worn this out of the house without a camisole or slip dress underneath it as the open back goes all the way down to the waist and I;m not quite brave enough to wear it out of the house! ;) I always seem to pair pastels with this gorgeous coral lipstick, it is just the perfect spring-like colour! 


I normally end up pairing grey or red with this dress to make the pastels more wearable but as soon as I remembered my orange shoes, I was sold. The orange colour looks fab with the lemon yellow and these heels are just so darned comfy that I would wear them with everything if I could! You can see how pale the dress is here along with my pasty limbs, the orange looks almost neon in comparison!


How do you wear pastels?


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17 comments

The Style Rawr said...

Maria you look so lovely! I think this dress is perfect for your skin tone. It makes me think of chicks at Easter hehe! :)

Tara xo

being erica said...

those shoes are swoooony!

Sophie said...

I think you're looking fab in pastels Maria!
Sophie
x

Matthew Pike said...

Nothing wrong with being pale at all, my gf is white as anything. It's a nice natural look. Yellow is a colour I avoid actually, it just doesn't work for my skin either (i'm more olive and it kind of blends in). Nice to try something new though!

Mat @ Buckets & Spades

The Brunette said...

I love pastels :) That dress is gorgeous it looks lovely on youx

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress! I don't really own anything pastel but the springlike weather it making me want to! x

Sherin said...

That dress is the prettiest thing ever. The colour just look so good together, especially with the shoes.

Rachel The Hat said...

oh so so pretty! that dress is just a beauty!! and yay for fellow pale legged ladies haha! we can be a team of casper's together ;)xx

Stephanie said...

So gorgeous! :) x

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

I've become completely entranced by the pastels trend this season. Love this dress with its' pop of mustard! It looks so lovely with your heels (:

mariel janina said...

you look gorgeous Maria :) pastel looks so good on you and your styling of the trend is just so chic <3

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Mary Lee said...

these pictures are so lovely! the dress fits you so nicely
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x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Look at those pins! :O You should definitely wear pastels more mate - and I can't wait to see more photos of your new locks! :D <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

Harriet T said...

Ths is such a pretty dress! I love the shoes as well, to give the outfit a more edgy pop of colour.

she. said...

Love the dress.

Shes Dressing Up said...

Ooh, this dress is beautiful!

Lucy Green said...

Love your outfit !
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