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Pretty in Pink and Navy

Pink is not really one of my favorite colors. It’s not that I don’t like the color pink, it’s just not my color. You see, when you’re a twin, like I am, your parents tend to dress one twin in one set of colors, and the other in a completely different set. I got green and blue, and my sister got yellow, pink, red, and purple (though purple was shared some). So I run into this interesting dilemma where I think my twin sister looks good in pink, while I don’t. Sounds weird?

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It totally is. It’s based on a complex in my mind that pink is not for me. Just like I hate most colors of yellow on myself, but think they look perfectly fine on my sister. These days, I wear pink a little more often, but still sometimes feel self-conscious about it. I really enjoyed Chronically Vintage’s post on the topic of wearing pink, as it provides many examples of how to wear pink and still remain true to your style and yourself!

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Enter this pink (almost salmon) linen blouse. I really wish that I could wear it more, especially since it is linen, which is wonderful for the summer, but as you can see in some of the photos, it’s just a tad bit tight on me.

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To tone down the pinkness, I paired this with a me-made navy blue skirt (which is on its last legs) and a white bolero that gives it a very modern color scheme. I also played with my hair a little, which was perfect for the sweltering day that we ventured out to take these pictures.

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Unfortunately, my heels were lost in the grass, and we didn’t get a good snap of them. They’re super comfortable, which is hard to find in a heel, especially in my size!

Outfit details:

Blouse, heels, and shrug: thrifted

Skirt: me-made

Brooch: antique store

Earrings: gifted

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