Red, but make it pink

Let’s play dress up – part 3.

Let’s take a break from pastels, shall we? I used to hate red btw. But somehow I kept experimenting with it, because I always knew it looks good on me so I had to find a way. But even if I insisted For some reason it took me quite some time to learn how to wear it, anyway. Today we’re good. Red and I. Not close friends, but not enemies either. We both love Pink and Green, so we finally figured things out. ๐Ÿคฃ

I know, I know. There’s this thing about these 2 color combinations, and people who say that it’s something we should totally avoid. I heard like a thousand times that red and pink is a big no no, and red and green is forbidden, really. Let’s not forget the context, ok? I grew up in Romania, which is a post-communist country where in 2021 people are still staring at you when you wear a monochrome outfit which is not black. And if it is, they might ask you who died. LOL. But I never really cared about the theory. When it comes to outfits, all I care about is if I like or not what I see in the mirror. And for me both pink and green works just fine with red. They’re softening the red color exactly how I need it to be softened.

I had an aunt who used to wear pink and red. As in together. Lots of it. Basically half of her clothes were pink or red and she just combined them randomly sometimes. The other half of her wardrobe was black, just like her beautiful super long hair. So she wore black and pink, or black and red, or pink and red basically all the time. Or at least this is how I remember her. All the time I wear this combination of colors I remember her and I think “yeah she would totally approve.” The green and red combination is, again, inspired by nature. Just think about a tree full of red cherries and green leaves. And all those red flowers growing in the grass, like poppies. There is no pink without a tiny green detail in nature. Or maybe there is. But it must be rare. ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“

This beret I have from Vintage Corner, I bought it about 2 years ago or so. So it’s vintage of course. I think it was like 60 RON. Earrings are from that aunt of mine, of course. They’re from the 60’s. She wore them ever since she bought them back in the day and I inherited them more 10 years ago, after she died. They’re just timeless. I have no idea how much she paid for them, I wish I could ask her… It would be fun to know. However, they’re surely worth all the money not matter what price they had. I mean… they’re like 60 years old and still very appreciated. Sunglasses were a present from a friend for my 27th birthday. The rings are from Second Skin, I payed 20 RON for both. I got the dress from a friend in 2015 because after 3 kids she couldn’t fit in it anymore. I think soon it might be time to give it away again. Apparently, I didn’t need any kids to not to fit in it anymore, only like 5 years and 5 kgs. I could still zip it up, but when I took it off… God, it felt like Heaven. ๐Ÿ‘€ Zebra coat is from Alina Ceusan’s blog sale. From like… 2013? Something like that. From when the blog sale was born. I think it costed 150 RON. Shoes were bought on sale, of course. In 2016 I think. It costed 90 RON, but technically it was a gift from Ernรด’s mom. And the bag I have from dad. So basically I only payed for like 4 items. ๐ŸคญNot bad.

Happy Valentine’s for all those who celebrate! From me and my valentines. ๐Ÿ’‹


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