Think Pink

Take a cue from spring’s pink blooms and “think pink” before you begin your day.  Choosing a tea length or shorter hemmed dress in a neoprene fabric will brighten up your day wear look.

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Adding a bold statement necklace in a rose or blush hue to a simple tee will add a touch of sophistication.

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Stay polished with a fresh lip or nail color in a soft rose or pop of hot pink.

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Did you know that the color pink gained its association with mainstream femininity in the 1950’s?  Popular with fashionable men in the eighteenth century, pink gained its modern brightness in the twentieth century in Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s fashions during the 1930’s.  Heavily influenced by Surrealist movement painter, Salvadore Dali, Schiaparelli’s fashion house became synonymous with “Shocking Pink” made popular by Hollywood starlet Mae West.

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If you prefer wearing pink in smaller swatches, try slipping on a pair of fuchsia flats or canvas plimsoles before a bike ride around the neighborhood or on your way to work as you enjoy spring’s fragrant blooms.

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If its cool outside, slipping on a pair of pink gloves will keep you warm while showing your fun side.

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If you’d like to give back this spring, you can show our support for pink associated Breast Cancer research by signing up for a charity run/walk in your community.

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You can spread your love of pink-hued fashion at home by painting a simple picture frame with your favorite shade of pink.  Finish off by framing a favorite picture of a floral arrangement or cherry blossom tree. Collecting a few vintage perfume bottles on a tray will add some vintage glamour to your toilette.

Enjoy a handful of fresh strawberries or brew a fresh cup of raspberry tea as you sit down for an evening of reading or sketching in your notebook.  Complete your playlist with music by Pink Martini or watch the vintage classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes featuring Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink gown.

Cheers!

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