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Monday, September 12, 2016

Blush & Berry // Trend Talk

blush pink inspiration

In case it was not yet obvious, I'm still smitten with blush (or are we shamelessly calling it "tumblr pink" now? I can't keep up). While I have yet to be smashingly successful in finding my dream pieces in this equally as dreamy hue, I've still been doing a great deal of window shopping. All of this hoping and planning has ultimately led me to the question of... how does one wear blush for fall? Further to this, how can I avoid falling into my typical black/white/grey trap? I think a cool, unexpected pairing would be a wine/berry colour, as they are both in the pink family. Tone on tone, you know? Below is a carefully curated look at some of my picks for mixing berry with blush: 

Le chateau blush trench coat

Le Chateau Lyocell Notch Collar Trench Coat 

This one's a no-brainer. Throw this on over anything - including a berry dress, maybe? - and you're good to go. The length hits in that magical just-above-the-knee spot that flatters everyone, and the flowy collar details are super feminine. 

ASOS blush belt
ASOS Blush Hip and Waist Belt with Rose Gold Buckle Detail 

I love the idea of blush and rose gold, and this faux-leather belt mixes them beautifully in both texture and tone. Did I mention this can go at your hips as well as at your waist? Major score for versatility here!

Aritzia wilfred free alek top

Aritzia Wilfred Free Alek Top 

I realize that this top is a bit more summer than fall, but hear me out! It's an autumnal hue as well as a cozy t-shirt fabric, so throw this baby on with a high waisted trouser (maybe the Boohoo ones you'll see below?) and a leather jacket and you'll be good to go! It's a perfect transitional piece for those of us who aren't quite ready to let go of our off-shoulder tops we lived in this summer...

Zara blush velvet cropped top
Zara Cropped Velvet T-Shirt

So I have a confession to make: I hate velvet. Hate it. I like the look of it, but I can't touch it. But I'll make an exception (maybe) for this top, because I'm actually obsessed. Cropped, blush, textured? I'm here for it. Gimme. 

Aritzia Larry t-shirt

Aritzia Larry Shirt 

This is another option to go with the Boohoo pants you'll see below. I promise they're there, just keep scrolling! A little turtleneck, a nicely draped, thin fabric... so good! 

Aritzia Barton Jumpsuit

Last Aritzia pick, I promise. I feel like they just... get me... on an elemental level. I can't help myself. This wine jumpsuit would be perfect for fall, with some great heels, black leather jacket, and a blush bag. It's a bit more covered up than your typical jumpsuit, making it super seasonal. I think this could take you right through the holidays!

Boohoo pleated blush culottes

Boohoo Ruby Pleated Wide Leg Cropped Culottes 

Here they are! I told you they weren't imaginary. A lot of stores have been coming out with pants like this (I have a striped pair from Topshop!) and I'm not mad about it. Flood my market, shops. I'm serious. I can't get enough. They're flowy, drapey, kinda shiny, not clingy... just perfect. 

L'intervalle raciel granny pumps

L'Intervalle Raciel "Granny Pumps"

Damn, Chloe, back at it again with the L'Intervalle shoes. This Montreal brand has really got me, you guys. I stop by every time I'm at the Rideau Centre. And the fact that they're making these granny pumps (a style I LOVE) in a bajillion different colours right now is so tempting. 

Mansur Gavriel mini bucket blush 
Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag 

I have to admit, if Holt Renfrew had had this particular bag in stock when I went in August and ended up with my also-lovely Sophie Hulme bag, this would have ended up being the prize. I'm Mansur Gavriel's #1 fan, and am totally lemming after one of their mini buckets (since I already have a regular sized one!). I'd just prefer to buy in Canada to avoid the insanity of duty/import fees that I encountered with my first purchase via the MG site. I have no regrets about that bag, it was just way annoying. 

What are your thoughts on blush for fall? How would you wear it?

xo Chloë

Top image source: http://oraclefox.com/2015/02/20/pink-blush-inspiration-photography-fashion-oracle-fox/ 

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