Just when I think I've settled nicely into a smooth and uncomplicated style groove, I spy an outlier piece that renders me absolutely gobsmacked with Want. Despite my current tendency toward Neutral Minimalism™, there's an irreverently girly part of me that just sometimes has to take center stage and sing, "C'est ci bon," and this 3/4 sleeve coat from Talbots taps right into that. This piece is channeling the Audrey-in-Paris-circa-1960 vibe, against which I am powerless.
I'll admit to a knee-jerk avoidance of pink in my own wardrobe in the past, less because of any inherent dislike on my part than a reaction against the presumed acquiescence to traditional femininity that the color so often conveys, and my own association with squeeing pre-teenagers who smack their pink bubblegum and giggle and doodle hearts and unicorns on the inside of library books. Yet, I've succumbed to pink's charms before, and was not sorry. And stylish bloggers like FAUX FUCHSIA have helped keep me open to the possibilities of pink. I've found that the right pink can be quite flattering and yes, even sophisticated.
Picture coat in question with black ankle pants, leopard flats, a black Chanel flap bag, a scarf...
Have you ever fallen for an item that feels out of character for you? Did you take the plunge, or covet silently and then move on?