17 Ways to Think Pink

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Hello, Pink!

I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened, and something tells me it had to do with the constant presence of tabby fur on my person, but somewhere along the way, my closet became the Novato version of Fifty Shades of Grey.


Literally. Like almost everything in there is a shade of gray or black.

There are a few occasional bursts of color here and there, but I’d say that 80% of the clothes in my closet are gray…

I walk around dressed like a storm cloud of doom.

So when I opened my closet this morning and looked through all the gray shirts and pants, that was it! Something snapped. I decided I’m done wearing so much gray.

But why all the gray in the first place? Well, it’s not that I’m afraid to wear colorful clothing. Not at all. I love colorful clothes! The problem is…so does the cat hair! But my tabby’s fur doesn’t stand out on gray.

One day, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to open my closet doors and see a bright explosion of happy, fun colors that reflect how I feel on the inside — like a turquoise pegasus with a rainbow mane flying across a cloudless blue sky. 🙂

Or something like that.

pinkI’m starting by gathering inspiration, and I found a ton of it today in the form of pink while I was cruising the Nordstrom website. Pink is one of my favorite colors to wear. Vibrant hot pinks, soft baby pinks, sultry coral pinks — if it’s pink, chances are I’ll want to wear it.

I put a bunch of things in my cart today that I desperately want have no intention of getting (yeah, you don’t even want to see the total, LOL!), but ya know how it is… Window shopping. And thinking.

Maybe there’s something here I could get… Maybe just one thing??


Tildon Racerback Shift Dress, $38

Tildon Racerback Shift Dress

Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer, $74

Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer

Kate Spade Metro Heart Dial Leather Strap Watch, $175

Kate Spade Metro Heart Dial Leather Strap Watch

Ellen Tracy Belted Herringbone Stretch Fit & Flare Dress, $128

Ellen Tracy Bleted Herringbone Stretch Fit & Flare Dress

Kate Spade Kiss and Make Up Lipstick Stud Earrings, $48

Kate Spade Kiss and Make Up Lipstick Stud Earrings

Stem Perfect Slub Tee, $25

Stem Perfect Slub Tee

Hudson Jeans Krista Super Skinny Jeans in Bright Hydrangea, $165

Hudson Jeans Krista Super Skinny Jeans in Bright Hydrangea

Kendra Scott Sky Spear Small Statement Earrings, $55

Kendra Scott Sky Spear Small Statement Earrings

Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag, $295

Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag

Wildfox Pineapple Palace Sweatshirt, $118

Wildfox Pineapple Palace Sweatshirt

Ray-Ban Original Aviator 58mm Polarized Sunglasses, $215

Ray-Ban Original Aviator 58mm Polarized Sunglasses

Zella Spa Openback Slub Knit Tee in Pink Dogwood, $54

Zella Spa Openback Slub Knit Tee in Pink Dogwood

Kendra Scott Billie Spike Earrings, $75

Kendra Scott Billie Spike Earrings

1.State Pink Tweed Jacket, $148

1.State Pink Tweed Jacket

MICHAEL Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch in Gold/Light Pink, $250

MICHAEL Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch in Gold/Light Pink

Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Super Skinny Jeans, $189

Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Super Skinny Jeans

Topshop Tailored Peplum Jacket, $90

Topshop Tailored Peplum Jacket

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  1. Debra says:

    I’m pinked out!!

    I like everything except —

    the Tildon & Topshop stuff look nicer online than they are IRL. The fabrics tend to be cheap (scratchy), the sleeves tight, odd fit through the body. Not happy experiences for me.

    The Zela Spa tee might be rayon-cling-nightmare. Unless you like cling. Wrap.

    Pineapples, yes! Kate Spade, yes!

    Kendra Scott earrings are usually BIG.

    “Gray” has been very “in” or at least those shades have flooded the clothing market. jcrew is downright depressing!

    Spring fever can be murder on a budget. Kill it softly!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I have a bright yellow cardigan in my cart on JCrew. I want to add some cheerful colors to my winter wardrobe. I get stuck in a rut sometimes.

  3. Agata says:

    Pink will look great combined with grey actually. That tweed jacket is stunning. I think you should get it, it would look great on you. I love the leather Topshop peplum jacket too.
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  4. Jennifer says:

    Get all the pink things! So pretty. Love, love the first dress, the slub knit tee and the Kate Spade lipstick earrings.
    I have too much black in my closet. I have trouble with colors so it’s an easy fallback for me.
    But I have two pink tee shirts and a pink scarf and a pink sweater and whenever I wear any of them I get massive compliments.
    So I’m thinking I must gradually go to an all pink wardrobe with one or two pairs of black pants…
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  5. breyerchic04 says:

    That top shop jacket is redic!

  6. Holly says:

    Pink instantly cheers me up! And I’m around it a lot since I have four nieces under the age of four! I also like wearing pink makeup; I’m fair-skinned & it’s a great color to make me look more awake & with it than I actually feel somedays…

  7. That peplum jacket looks very pretty. But don’t shun your grey clothes too much, the great thing about them is you can wear any Makeup you like, which may be impossible while wearing a fuchsia dress…
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  8. I love the pink trousers – the pale one probably a little bit more – and that Michael Kors watch, so beautiful!
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  9. Kwmechelle says:

    Both dresses, the jeans, the watch, that peplum jacket- wowsers! All such pretty pieces. I’m def a fan of you getting at least ONE item on this list. Which one? No idea. Very difficult to choose. But if you DO get one (or two or three) you must put it here on the blog. That way, we can all live vicariously through you

  10. Fran says:

    I would snap up the boyfriend blazer and the bright hydrangea skinny jeans if I hadn’t just spent $$ at Nordstrom’s online clearance sale picking up a couple of bras in my new, post-weight-loss size (32G is hard to find). Also love the bright herringbone dress. The Kate Spade watch and lipstick earring are totally cute, but I can’t see myself actually wearing them all that often. Can you tell I love bright pink, lol? Pastel pink just washes me out.

    A great way to add more color to your wardrobe without spending mega-bucks is to stock up on scarves at Target. They have some fantastic ones for $10 – $20. I have several, and get compliments on them all the time. The new spring ones should be in the stores next month.

  11. Ruchita says:

    How fun! I have so much black in my closet, but I try to add a pop of color here and there. I really like the shift dress and that pink, long sleeve tee looks cute and comfy. I have a pair of pink flats that I wear in warmer weather. Can’t wait to break them out again!

  12. astou says:

    What a pinky day !
    I love your selection.
    Particularly the Topshop Tailored Peplum Jacket, great shape.
    And the Michael kors watch, and the Ray-Ban’s and the little bag.
    Smells like spring.

  13. Kim says:

    OK, so for you, I’m going with the herringbone dress. Somehow, it just seems “you”. 🙂 For me, undoubtedly the Stem Perfect Slub Tee (the Zella is too sheer for me and heaven forbid I dress up my wardrobe with anything else – HAHA!). That Michael Kors watch is sweet, though. The Ray Bans almost made me cry. Many years ago in Switzerland, I tried on Gucci sunglasses with pink lenses and was IN LOVE. The Hubs and my mom/her stylish friend preferred a different pair and I listened to them. I still like those very much but have ALWAYS regretted not getting the Guccis. I’ve never seen them again. PS I’m sure I’ve said this, but my wardrobe is 90% black. If I ever wear color, people at work joke that Johnny Cash is disappointed. 🙂

  14. Rachel says:

    Love the lipstick earrings and the fit and flare dress! I have a lot of gray too because I like how it looks on me, I think it’s just a coincidence that my cat is gray, lol! What I like to do is put a pop of color with the gray, like a pink undershirt with a gray cardi, or a gray tshirt with a pink statement necklace

  15. Rachel R. says:

    I love, love, love pinks. Any shade. I got married in a pink wedding dress and had a pink and white wedding. I’m so happy to see pink is big this spring.

  16. Iris says:

    I’m starting wear more colour, including pink, too. Love these selections, especially the jewelry and dresses. Cheers!

  17. Fancie says:

    Gahhhh so much cute pink! I’m LOVING those blazers, lipstick earrings and Kate Spade watch.
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  18. Trude says:

    I’m with ya on my closet starting to look a bit monochromatic – it’s all black, gray and green. I keep trying to find work pants in other colors but no luck! That fuchsia blazer is to die for.

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