It’s a pleasure for me to be co-hosting the Thursday Moda linkup with Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood today. I don’t think I know a kinder fashion blogger, always at the ready with the sincerest of compliments that can make not only a person’s day but their entire week. Those of you familiar with Ada know what I’m talking about. She exudes pure joy right down to her colorful, eclectic style aesthetic. If you don’t know Ada, do stop by her blog and join in the linkup that you’ll find at the bottom of this post.
Today we’re styling that whisper of a color – blush along with spring shoes. This isn’t always the easiest color to pull off until you understand that blush comes in a multitude of hues. Some more pink, others more rose and still others bordering on nude. The trick is finding the shade that best compliments your skin tone.
The color of my silky skirt and top is the perfect blush for me – nude with pink undertones. The overall look, with its flirty, feminine asymmetric ruffle hemline, has a dreamy quality about it – light and airy and so pretty for spring. I wanted to play up this pairing’s sophisticated yet subtle aesthetic and went monochrome save for the subdued contrast from my faux snakeskin clutch. The skirt and top, from a favorite line of mine – Elizabeth and James – is understated but still manages to make a major impact. It’s fresh, it’s modern and it has edge, partly owed to my platform sandals – a fluke of a find. I spotted them the other day at Nordstrom and couldn’t believe how perfectly they paired up with my outfit. And, what a steal! Prada makes a similar shoe but these are considerably less, priced at under $100. A floaty confection of a look that I know will be one of my favorites this season.
Wow, you wear blush so well! I am still trying to find the perfect shade for me. Absolutely love your outfit, especially your top and skirt! So fun and different.
i have been loving this blush too, Mary!! Even though it’s not always the best color for my complexion—I find it goes with everything!!
Your dress is so ethereal!! Just like you!
Thanks, Jodie, for your kind comments! I always appreciate your take on things and am glad you liked the dress :)
I love the color and the cut of this dress! The ruffles are such a fun little detail! You look gorgeous!
I love this dress. It is so beautiful and the shade is gorgeous! The ruffle is such a pretty little detail. You look beautiful!
Thanks so much, Ruth!
Darling Mary, thank you so much for co-hosting with me today and for all the kind things you said. That dress is stunning on you. It is the softest blush hue with the prettiest asymmetric ruffles and you chose the perfect sweater and fun sandals to pair it with.
I cannot wait to see more fashions from you and to have you co-host again sometime with me. Have a great day!!
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As I mentioned in my post, you have to be the kindest fashion blogger I know. Thanks for the opportunity to co-host with you. I really enjoyed it!
Wow! You look stunning in that dress! And those shoes are amazing.
Thanks so much, Amy! I think this will be a fun combo to wear when the warmer weather arrives :)
I am BLOWN AWAY by your outfit today. The shoes are a great find, too! Do you have a post on how you edit your photos? They are so dreamy!
Thank you for your kind comments, Roxanne! I definitely lucked out with those platforms – what a perfect match and price :)
As for my photos, I use a Mac and use the photo editing software that came with it. That’s where I do most of my tweaking which usually involves boosting the contrast, brightness and highlights. I also have a bunch of fun apps on my iPhone and when I’m looking for a particular effect (dreamy) I download my photos to my iPhone and add the effect I want there. I also think the Mac photo editing has the best black and white filter I have found. I used Noir on my last photo in today’s post and really like it for its depth and moodiness. Hope that helps!
Mary, you are so stunning!!! I love this blush pink dress – the ruffle detail is beautiful and not so overwhelming and those sandals are simply amazing! I love what you said about Ada – she is so great! :)
Trendy & Tidy
Thanks so much, Sarah! This could be one of my favorite purchases and that’s saying a lot. I think it’s the soft, pretty color and the simplicity of the separates that has me smitten.
Have a great weekend!
Wow what a dress !!
Life is just Rosie
You look gorgeous in this dress. Perfectly styled.
Have a nice weekend.
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That dress is gorgeous! Love the ruffle and asymmetrical hem! You look stunning!
Doused In Pink
You are so beautiful in blush! This dress could not be more gorgeous on you.
Straight A Style
Hi Mary, this dress is stunning. You look gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend!
You look stunning, Mary. This blush dress is beautiful and suits you perfectly. Thanks for linking up and have a wonderful weekend.
I absolutely adore the feminine quality of your images. The lighting is so soft which has complimented those pink nude colours and your skin beautifully. I actually wasn’t too familiar with Elizabeth and Jame so I checked your link out. The pieces look to be of really high quality without breaking the budget insanely :)
you look beautiful Mary! love how you mix high( Elizabeth and James) and low ( shoes). Mary you are truly savvy fashionista.
Gorgeous dress! I love blush dresses, they just always look so cute and elegant. Love how you’ve styled it!
So Stunning!! Especially that dress!
This dress is really stunning!
Blush is one of my fave shades of pink. It looks so feminine and so is this dress!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
Your shoes are such a great find Mary! Like you said, they are perfect with your dress.
Pumps and Push-Ups
That dress is just stunning and elegant and love how you styled it!
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I just couldn’t believe this is a dress and skirt! How beautiful is that!
You look stunning my darling, blush tones look amazing on you!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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Blush is hands down my favorite shade for spring! This outfit is absolutely gorgeous on you
You look so stunning! I love your outfit that colour is perfect for the season and a really great tone :)