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Cotton Candy Haze




Cleaning out my closet is a resolution best saved for 2015… For the time being, a walk through my wardrobe would indicate two things: that I tend to try on no less than five different outfits before deciding on one (usually returning to the first option) and hurrying out the door; secondly, my affinity for dark colors is immediately apparent upon entry. There is however one crucial component of my closet that you would be missing unless you were to step fully inside: the rainbow of dusty pastels residing behind the door. Normally I reserve these pieces for after March, but recently I’ve been in need of some sartorial cheer. Not for looks or any sort of charm but for the extra bit of optimism it brings on a dreary day.  

            The basics of color psychology tell us that color has the ability to affect our moods much like seasons do. People who struggle with seasonal depression (a mood disorder that causes depression during same time period every year, most commonly manifesting itself in the winter months) may increase their vitamin D intake or invest in a sun lamp to improve their condition, but I find that wearing something colorful and light works equally well when it comes to lifting the mood.

            England, known for its consistently rainy climate, has been taking this concept to heart for years. While other cities highlight color stories every now and again, the UK has held near dominance of pastels in particular.

            It’s no coincidence then that New York seems to have caught on to this idea. Winter has been (and unfortunately continues to be) a rough one. As chilly gray days leave us wondering if the city will ever bloom again, the notion of spring and all it encompasses has been increasingly romanticized. Suddenly even the most diehard New Yorkers are finding themselves drawn to cotton candy hues and feeling proportionally better because of it. 



             A few of the trends I’m looking forward to for SS14 are metallics, pleats, superflat flats and pastels. I know… (in the voice of Miranda Priestly) Florals Pastels? For spring? Groundbreaking. But as blonde with an incurably pale complexion, pastels are something I keep coming back to. Even if I was trying to break the habit, the collections offered such a wide array of pretty options that I would fully relapsed without question.

            In direct correlation with the ‘90s throwback we’re in the midst of, downtown cool kids like Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone sent out sorbet slip dresses and crop tops. If I happen to come by either look I will be sure to pair it with one of Opening Ceremony’s fur snap bracelets on each of my wrists.
            Also on offer were more upscale versions of the style from the likes of Christian Dior (I am living for that hip bone cut out), NoNoo, and Calvin Klein Collection. Not that I am one to toot the horn of “everyday life” dressing, but if you’re only looking to wade into the trend for the time being, anyone of these designer’s pieces would be great layered with simple black and white. If you’re really daring you could it even try a navy or burgundy.

            And what about those British darlings I was talking about earlier? I told you, they love a good milky pastel! As usual there was no shortage on the runway, but perhaps the three best collections in this regard came from Emilia Wickstead, Christopher Kane, and of course, Burberry. If you’re still hesitant about dressing like a lollipop, just watch Cara Delevingne sashay down the runway to the beat of Candy by Robbie Williams and I promise you will be swayed.  



skirt & sweater: Topshop
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
bracelet: beacon's closet


Photos by the lovely and talented Lisa Dengler

44 comments:

Alexandra Marques said...

I need to clen my closet as well... It won't happen this year, I'm afraid. I usually save the brighter colours for Spring time, but this Winter has been so grey and full of rain just Like you said.
But i guess you're right. When you wear something like you show in the pictures, our mood has to change for better!
Love the look you presented and you're very beautiful.

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Lovely! ;)
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LV said...

I always clean out my closet this time of year. You look lovely and these are such great photos.

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Mitha Komala said...

love your sweater and sandals! you look stunning <3

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Julia Toussaint said...

very beautiful sweater!
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Danielle said...

you look great, love your shoes!

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Sofia Donatelli said...

I LOVE these pictures of you. You look stunning in them and I love the way you styled your outfit to go with the location.

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Juliet Polilova said...

amazing look! love the place as well ;)
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stylishvue said...

I love your beautiful outfit, these are some stunning photo's. You have a new fan in me!
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Amazing photos! You look so lovely!!!


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Emily Tang said...

the dress wore by Cate Blanchett is really nice! I love it ^^
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Oliwia said...

aww... so beautiful and pretty! Adore these photos and outfit ♥

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you so pretty and your blog is amazing. would you like to follow each other ? let me know. xo

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eni k. said...

Very romantic photos!!! You are really a beautiful girl! Thank for your visit, kisses,
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Marcel D. Floruss said...

these photos are absolutely awesome!! :) are those the ones Lisa took??

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So nice pictures :) keep in touch!
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The AnarCHIC said...

those photos are AMAZING! make me crazy! Lisa Dengler is a talented pphotographer! and you are really beautiful. new followeers on bloglovin'
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t said...

Nice colour for spring!

The Lipstick Channel said...

Love the venue for this shoot-can never go wrong with cupcakes!

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vivalablonda said...

These pictures are stunning! I have no words, great post




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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Beutiful pictures!

Adrián Oslé said...

Sweet outfit and very nice photos:-) Greetings.


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Chiara T. said...

I wish to be in the place where you were!
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Delilah D said...

wow you are so beautiful! i love the delicate look of these photos♥

Victory (Vogue Escapade) said...

These pictures are so lovely and I love you outfit so much ughhh! You're also very pretty! Thank you for checking out my blog! :) x

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Rosita Bizerman said...

Wowww.. you are so beautiful! cleaning the closet it's my next mission, so jealous you are after!!

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Mary said...

great look!!!
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Coco said...

I love pastels too! Thank you for stopping by hun!
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Karolina Kwiatkowska said...

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Me visto solo said...

Wow!! Nice pics!

petra lorietta said...

wow♥ amazing photos!:) and I love the sweater!

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Caroline J. said...

Thanks for passing by my blog :) yes, i know Garance Doré, i have been following her blog for some years :)
Love these photos, you look great !

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Je découvre ton blog! Génial!

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Chilly Chick said...

love your shoes! I need some like these!
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Love your beautiful style and lovely photos.
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Naelle - Once in Paris said...

Lovely pictures!!! and this muffin looks yummmiiii

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Rachael Cocking said...

Lovely outfit, that jumper looks super cosy :) X

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Wahou I LOVE your pics!!!!

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Chrystin Gloria said...

Beautiful photos!! Pastels suit you well! I also really love your quilted (leather?) skirt. I'm currently shopping around for one myself!

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