It started out innocently enough; I walked by a pale pink, creamy leather bag in the Florence, Italy leather market this June and thought, “Oh, that’s so pretty.” And kept walking.
Then I walked back and asked about the price. Any sort of math is like French to me, so I had to walk away to crunch the Euro-to-dollar numbers and save myself the embarrassment of struggling it out in front of the shop owner.
Then I walked back again. The pale pink wasn’t me, but that’s what I kind of liked about it–it was soft and elegant and could be worn girlie or edged up. And it’d work for all seasons, I told myself. And so I bought it, and kicked off my next great color love affair.
Skirt, Topshop | Elysee Flats, Kate Spade | “Romper Room” polish, Essie | Sweater, Topshop | Crossbody Bag, Rebecca Minkoff | Scarf, Nordstroms | Pave Drop Earrings, Kate Spade | Dress, Goodnight Macaroon | Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade
Now, I guess you could say pale pink and I are having a moment. Suddenly, I want it everywhere–in dresses, shoes, earrings, bags and furniture. I’ve already amassed quite the collection for myself and I can’t wait to wear it through fall and into winter. Above, some of my favorite picks I’ve found lately. Join the pink side–you know you want to.
**I’ve put a picture of the bag in question on Instagram today because I was too unorganized to photograph it in time for this post. Alas, that is life!