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Pale is the New Black: Wearing Soft Tones this Fall

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Happy Monday lovelies! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. I’m sure it ended all too fast as mine did. I know I sound like a broken record, but it just seems like Monday comes in the blink of an eye without fail doesn’t it? Happily, I am well rested, thanks to my darling hubs who got up with the dude Saturday AND Sunday, so Monday being right up in my face isn’t bumming me out as much as it typically does. Plus, I’m still on a high from having a mommy’s night out wherein I returned to find a completely clean house courtesy of the hubs. Back off ladies. He’s taken. HA!

Ok, so as for my night on the town, I attended the Fashion Week Tampa Bay Boutique & Runway Shows Event and I must say that it was a lovely evening. A couple of designers really jumped out at me andΒ  I can’t wait to share my thoughts on them with you later on this week!

One such designer, Essence Flowers, sent some gorgeous pieces down the runway in some soft pale pink hues that completely inspired me. Even though it was a spring/summer collection, I see no reason not to use colors that inspire me now!Β  Blush is relevant now as well. So, as much as I’m loving jewel tones for fall/winter, I think it would be fun to mix things up a bit and throw in some blush tones here and there. Seeing as I can’t exactly purchase everything on this wish list, which piece do you think I should go for and will you be rockin’ this look yourself?

anthropologie strawberry cheesecake necklace

Anthropologie Strawberry Cheesecake Necklace

blush flower teardrop earrings

Flower Teardrop Earrings at Lori’s Shoes {BonBon Deal of the Day at $16.00}

elizabeth and james tokyo chiffon blouse

Elizabeth and James Tokyo Chiffon Blouse at The Outnet

topshop long sleeve tri marl tee

Topshop Long Sleeve Tri Marl Tee

blush hype bag

Blush Hype Bag at Lori’s Shoes

Prada Nappa Gaufre Shoulder Bag

Prada Nappa Gaufre Shoulder Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue

costumes dept. asymmetric silk ruche dress

Costumes Dept. Asymmetric Silk Ruche Dress at Asos

modcloth marion dress in femme

The Marion Dress in Femme at Modcloth

micheal michael kors corset laced belt

MICHAEL Michael Kors Corset Laced Belt at Nordstrom

love quotes scarf

Love Quotes Scarf at Boutique to You

banana republic cotton seamed v neck

Banana Republic Cotton Seamed V-Neck

splendid draped jersey cardigan

Splendid Draped Jersey Cardigan at Net-A-Porter

steve madden chelseey platform booties

Steve Madden Chelseey Platform Booties at Bloomingdale’s

elizabeth and james snake effect leather pumps

Elizabeth and James Snake-Effect Leather Pumps at Net-A-Porter

alice by tempereley claudia stud embellished skirt

Alice by Temperley Claudia Stud-Embellished Skirt at Net-A-Porter

forever 21 all dolled up skirt

Forever 21 All Dolled Up Skirt

  • Debby

    Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous!! I would love to own those earrings and scarf!!! xo

    September 27, 2010 at 7:20 am Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Totally with you – pale tones are great for fall too, esp. that Modcloth dress!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:26 am Reply
  • Johanna

    Aren’t you a lucky girl to have your house cleaned for you! Wait till your little man is a bit older & then you can order him around to clean for you too πŸ˜‰

    That Modcloth dress is lovely!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:27 am Reply
  • iloveyouvalentine

    oh i TOTALLY agree. i’m in love with these pastels/nude colors that are taking speed. of course black will always be a classic. but these colors are so clean and sophisticated πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 7:29 am Reply
  • style'n

    love your selections esp that v neck from BR, alice by temperley skirt, and those teardrop earrings. Only $16.00? I am off to purchase them!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:30 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    Love the pale pink items, very pretty!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    such a beautiful color, I love love the first necklace, what a great statement piece!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Katie

    Love the jewelry!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:08 am Reply
  • laura trevey

    I have actually bought a lot of this color to match with soft grays this season… so elegant!!

    xoxo Laura

    September 27, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    Gorgeous pieces..
    I love nude colour for a beginning of Autumn..
    ps. the forever 21 skirt is ridiculous cute

    September 27, 2010 at 8:15 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Love this color. So soft and easy to pair with everything. This post makes me want to shop…as do most posts!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:33 am Reply
  • Bron @ Baby Space

    So soft, feminine and pretty. Loving the Banana Republic look going on there…fitted yet casual with some nice attention to detail.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Oooh such pretty stuff! *drools*

    September 27, 2010 at 8:44 am Reply
  • good girl gone blog

    Great picks! I love these gorgeous light colors, especially when paired with something tough like a biker jacket..heheh

    September 27, 2010 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Anna

    Love this post! I’m such a fan of nude/pale tones – wearing a nude fluxus top right now πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Jules

    I’m glad you had a nice weekend and that’s really sweet that your husband cleaned up the house and let you sleep in all weekend!

    Blush is such a beautiful color and definitely something different for fall. I am loving the strawberry cheesecake necklace and still want a Love Quotes scarf in the worst way. The draped jersey cardigan from Splendid is also really nice.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Kate

    That Elizabeth & James blouse is stunnnnning! So gorgeous! If only I had an unlimited budget!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Christina

    I personally have a hard time with blush tones because I am pale, but I think I can try them in little doses.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Diana

    Do you know how badly I want to slip into that Chiffon Blouse, the Marion Dress, and that peach scarf?!!

    You have started off my week with a shopping frenzy crush!!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:28 am Reply
  • isabel

    i love these blushy nudy tones…so pretty!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:29 am Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    Love these shades! I’m feeling like I want some camel and browns for fall. Have a great week!

    β™₯ V

    September 27, 2010 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    Love it all!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Krystal

    I am *loving* that peach is everywhere this season….it’s my wedding color so I’m totally able to stock up on amazing things for the bridal party!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:50 am Reply
  • The Boob Nazi

    I loooveee the Marion dress.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Nicole Feliciano

    I love the soft hues–but the kids simply trash light colors. I’ll add a sweater and maybe a necklace.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:58 am Reply
  • kerr

    everything is so pretty. I love pink. the cardigan is my favorite.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Maddy

    Loving all the romantic pink pieces! Especially the scarf! Can’t have enough of them this time of year πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Style with Benefits

    Sounds like you had fun at the Tampa Fashion Week event! Love the soft colors and my favs are that Elizabeth & James belt and MK corset belt! Fab picks.

    Ugh, I always have the case of the Mondays and I got a decent amt. of sleep!

    xx, becs

    September 27, 2010 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Krysten

    See I’m not sure how I feel about this, I’ve never felt like I’ve looked good in soft tones.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:13 am Reply
  • Jaime @ la vie..j'aime

    Cute picks- I adore the E&J pumps. This color is tough for my pale skin to pull off so I def like the accessories!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Paulettew

    Love the pics! Pale is so the new black.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Molly

    great selections.. definitely my fav colour at the mo!


    September 27, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Purses Pastries Etc...

    The Elizabeth and James Tokyo blouse has been on my want-list for a long time!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I love blush hues and have no intention of dropping them now that fall is here! I love love love all your pics but I think you would get the most wear and versatility out of the scarf and the draped jersey cardigan. They are both gorgeous!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:48 am Reply
  • kristin

    Loving the chiffon blouse and the studed skirt! What a fab color!
    Have a lovely day:)

    September 27, 2010 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    OH MY!!! that dress seriously took my breath away

    September 27, 2010 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Jude

    Oh my gosh, soo beautiful! I love that necklace & the earrings, specially πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 11:14 am Reply
  • ms Givens

    Too many choices but I love the Prada, the 2 tops, the Marion dress, the cardi and the scarf of course.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Anaiz

    I am loving these colors! The Blush Hype Bag and The Marion Dress are too gorgeous for words πŸ˜€ Have a great week gals!

    September 27, 2010 at 11:29 am Reply
  • ae

    My two favs are the strawberry cheesecake necklace and, of course, the scarf. You can NEVER have too many scarves;)

    September 27, 2010 at 11:39 am Reply
  • Kristin {Ellie-Town}

    I love how you have pieces from Forever 21 to Nordstrom’s. Great finds!

    September 27, 2010 at 11:45 am Reply
  • janettaylor

    Beautiful color!


    September 27, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • janettaylor

    Love that color!

    September 27, 2010 at 11:51 am Reply
  • Sarah Nicole

    head for heels for that scarf! so cute!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • hi-d

    Love those flower teardrop earrings!
    So glad that you had a fun weekend…what a blessing to have such a thoughtful man! Yay for wonderful husbands! πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your week, Kristin!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    love all these nude finds!! they are such a staple in every wardrobe b/c they won’t ever go out of style!!! loving the shoes in this post!!!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Going Jane

    I love the chiffon blouse. πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Leia

    I love wearing pale colors in icy temperatures – I’m absolutely loving your picks!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Sounds like you had so much fun! I love everything in this hue- especially the Elizabeth + James blouse!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm Reply
  • Snuggle Wasteland

    It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I don’t usually wear pale shades as I’m a ghostly shade of pale myself.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    gah! I seriously just wrote a post about that Marion dress. Haven’t published it yet though. You guys are always one step ahead of me!

    September 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm Reply
  • sarah

    i loooove this pale blush colors!!

    September 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    I totally agree with you! I just love pale tones in the fall and winter. They’re so unexpected. All of these are gorgeous!!! xoxo

    September 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Oh, the Banana Republic sweater… The floral earrings… The Steve Madden booties… LOVE.
    xo Josie

    September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm Reply
  • Heidi

    Oh, it’s all so pretty!! I especially love the necklace and earrings, and the Splendid cardigan (I have it in green/white stripe and it’s SO soft!). I think this color would look great with grey and brown for the fall!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Lianna J

    So pretty! I love pale tones but I’m obsessed with black. Rocking the pale look is definitely intimidating! haha πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • Camila F.

    Anthropologie always have the best stuff! It’s amazing how I love everything they have!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm Reply
  • Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant!

    That anthrolopolgie necklace just took my breath away! which is suprising becaus hard as I try, i just don’t love pale colors. The most I can do is a neutral pump, but I have yet to find the perfect pair. but that necklace could come home with me today

    September 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • doodlesbylauren

    Girls’ Night Out AND a clean home????? You are one lucky lady! And I’m in love with the draped cardis! I’m wearing one now…plum…but I love the soft colors you chose above!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I’m really loving the soft colors for this fall. So pretty! Plus, I’m pretty convinced I need that Anthropologie necklace and the Elizabeth and James blouse!

    September 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    Your weekend sounds great. This post is so inspiring. I don’t have anything in this blush color, but I’m definitely going to try to find a blouse or sweater in it. It’s so soft and feminine looking.

    September 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • lisa

    So pretty! I love the look of neutral tones combined in a single outfit lately and these pale peachy shades would pair beautifully with camel, gray, black, white, and denim blue.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm Reply
  • Shea

    I do love my grays and blacks, but these peachy nude hues feel just as warm to me this year. That Anthro necklace is beautiful!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • christine, just bella

    I LOVE this colour! It’s so pretty and feminine. It may be the new black, but I think it’d look great WITH black (they can still be friends, right?) : )

    September 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Luna

    i love these items. wish i had them all. i love the color too, its definitely a color i love to wear.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Tamara Nicole

    LOVE all the fun finds:-) Pale pink is one of my fave wordrobe colors, so fem and soft. Love the booties!!!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • betsy

    great choices! I have always loved a pale pink.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • Liz

    Wow these are some great choices and with the extended warm weather all over the place I’m wishing I had one of those tops to replace my black sweater!

    September 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Omg, I don’t even know how to narrow down what I like, because I’m seriously adoring everything you picked. That Anthropologie necklace is absolutely to die for – seriously, I kept flipping back to it over and over. And Topshop – seriously, can they do any wrong, ever? It figures that I like all the Prada and everything from Net-a-Porter… haha. Though I am adoring that Forever 21 tutu – I totally want to try to pull off a tutu a la Carrie Bradshaw.
    I’m obsessed with this post πŸ™‚ So jeal you got to go to fashion week!

    September 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm Reply
  • Holly

    Oh my goodness, girl. I’m infatuated with these things! The corset belt and the Forever 21 skirt are both so lovely. How romantic!

    September 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • Cara

    I am ALL OVER that Elizabeth and James blouse-I have been eying it for a while…
    Please come on by and enter our coffee giveaway!

    September 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • caitlin

    I never think of pink that much in terms of wardrobe, I don’t really like it on me but these are very cute and that chiffon blouse is amazing, amazing!

    September 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm Reply
  • MizzJ

    Same here, everything you picked is so gorgeous! If I HAD to narrow it down, then I would say go for one of those blush sweaters as they’re a great investment for winter and they all look so cozy.

    September 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • theUngourmet

    Pink is my favorite. I’m loving the teardrop earrings! πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I’ve been loving this shade for fall, too (I love the ballerina-esque feel it has); it really looks great paired with navy. Also, that Splendid cardigan is too perfect!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Sweet Southern Prep

    I have the flower teardrop earrings in green, and LOVE them! πŸ™‚

    September 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    I’m convinced that colors have no season, and will totally wear blush, nude and cream all through the fall and winter!

    September 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    GORGEOUS!!! I can see myself wearing the Marion dress & I really like the Prada bag & the scarf!!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • sarah

    I love that Alice by Temperley skirt! It’s so pretty and feminine, but edgy! Great picks!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Tiff

    You captured two of my favorite stores in one post…BR and Anthropologie. *Sigh* I could spend my entire home remodeling budget on beautiful things from both those places. Pale pink is a great color.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    That color is so pretty – I want all those pieces! Glad to hear you had fun at the fashion show!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:05 am Reply
  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    You ladies have the best taste! You never disappoint with your picks!!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:59 am Reply
  • Casee Marie

    That Prada bag! Oh, be still my heart. Loving the earrings and scarf, too. Gorgeous picks!

    September 28, 2010 at 1:45 am Reply
  • Oh, My Darling

    That first necklace is gorgeous. It figures it’s from Anthro!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    I adore these items! They are gorgeous..all of them!
    Love love pale tones!

    Big hugs!

    B xx

    September 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    the blush hype bag is hot, and both shoes are too!

    September 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    your finds are beautiful!!! I love blush tones and have been on the look out for great pieces!!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm Reply
  • robin

    LOVE this trend! Great picks too πŸ™‚

    September 29, 2010 at 2:31 am Reply
  • Jenny

    Is it wrong of me to want every single thing? Because, I want every single thing!!! GREAT picks girl!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 7:19 am Reply
  • Camels & Chocolate

    As if I needed another reason for a trip to Anthropologie! LOVE their jewelry–and surprisingly it’s affordable compared to the rest of their stock!

    September 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Your killing me! I sort of want nearly all of them-especially the scarf and modcloth dress!

    October 1, 2010 at 10:50 am Reply

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