purely pastels

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When I was but a wee huntress, I LOVED neon. It was the 90s, after all. Head to toe neon was the thing. My favorite outfit was one that I had picked up with my grandmother: rainbow neon leopard print spandex pants and a matching leopard sweatshirt (with an actual leopard printed on it). Seriously, I felt like a rockstar in that outfit. (I hope I’m painting a solid picture of myself as a lil’ huntress). I made a point to never wear pastels back in those days. Pastels, to me, were just a boring bunch of colors that didn’t interest me. …flash forward to present time. Here I am, embracing purely pastels. It’s funny how our conceptualization of style and fashion changes over time. Though, I have to say, I still think that leopard print look was pretty cool in retrospect…but perhaps is best as a memory versus a current look. So, ditching the leopard, neon, and spandex, this is my purely pastels look: The Fashion Huntress all grown up.
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Top: Banana Republic via thrift ($1, retails for $80)
Pants: Gap ($5 marked down from approx $60)
Blazer: Zac Posen via consignment ($70, retails for $3,000)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack ($15)
Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack ($50 marked down from $90)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Color mixing within hues is one of the easiest ways to mix and match colors in the same outfit. I have four different shades of pastel in this look, but with all pastels, the look manages to read as a very cohesive outfit. If you’re new to color mixing, staying within one hue is the easiest way to begin.
2) Hmm, something strange happened with these shoes: the leather actually wore through on the inside by my toes. This has actually never happened to me before and I was a little disheartened. I’ve always had good luck with Sam Edelman shoes, but this made me question the quality a bit. Outlier? Or not so great quality? I would love to hear others’ feedback on this issue and if it’s happened to you before?
Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much. Happy mid-week!
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36 thoughts on “purely pastels

  1. I love love love this look on you. You seriously have the gift of finding the best item’s and at phenomenal prices. You wow me every time. You have made shopping a new and better experience for me. Thank goodness the young huntress was so bold and fashionable in her 90’s neon, it’s part of the reason we have the chic one presently.

    • Awww that is so sweet- that means so much to me! I love hearing that people can think differently about shopping, what to wear, and prices- I so passionate about accessible fashion 🙂 I’m glad it comes through in my posts- and I thank you for always being so supportive. Now if I could just somehow internalize your cooking skills, I’d be in a really good place lol 🙂

  2. Once again I can never wrap my head around how you come across such amazing deals! $5 pants?!?! YES PLEASE. Love how you incorporated four different pastel shades into one cohesive and very well put together look. As for shoe situation; I have never experienced the leather tearing inside the shoe especially with Sam Edelman; his shoes are usually very durable and of fabulous quality.

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

  3. Lovely mix of colors and texture, I mean that blazer is everything!
    Its funny how are styles change over time….When I was in junior high and high school I never wore dresses, I hated them for some reason. Lol! But I like them now 🙂

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.wordpress.com

  4. You are really speaking to my current state of mind with all these pastels!! This look is so cool. Great color mixing, and that necklace is gorgeous.

  5. love the awesome pastel combo! lately i’ve also learned to wear things i once vowed never to wear, so i can definitely relate to your story! 😀 i think it’s great how our minds start opening up to “new” things as we grow older.

    PS. your blazer… i think i just fell in love with it.

  6. The jacket is stunning. I don’t know about $3000 stunning, but I’m glad you nabbed it for $70! 😀

    Admittedly, pastels are not my fave, but this looks wonderful on you! You haven’t overdone it – the colours almost resonate more as neutrals than pastels. It’s a great look! 😀

  7. Cute memory, but I totally agree with you – just a memory 😀 Cute tho.
    This outfit on the other hand I really like. It is subtle and it can be worn on so many occasions, from casual to a bit more gala 🙂

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