When in doubt, wear pink…and silk! This is true even where the weather is still kind of shifty, like here in Florida. Silk is the most versatile fabric: keeps you warm when your chilly (think of a silk scarf)- and cool in summer; have your pick! And when there’s some pink in the mix of colors to bring out the best in the look- that’s what I call a perfect garment.
I don’t know how I got so lucky as to find this amazing little number all in silk, in a print of vibrant colours all on pink. The one thing I know is that this dress is all about ‘more is more, and less is a bore’- so you just know I had to add these incredible necklaces! I found them in a little no-name shop in Fort Lauderdale- where the lady gets all these amazing accessories from left-over stock from retailers. She sells them for peanuts! I mean…how could I resist? Isn’t the match so perfect?! And, you do know I am totally an outfit repeater…so, many of you have probably already seen me post it on my Insta feed. It’s just that good.
About the dress…The top half is in raw silk and the bottom half in soft, flowy, slippery silk- the blend of that makes the look all the more interesting- as does the color clash with the fluorescent lime, in my opinion. Just by thefeel and look of the material you can tell its quality. I also love that it has these convertible pockets as well.
And what about the necklaces?! I started wearing just the colourful one, and then I thought: Wait a minute, this dress is already such a statement- why not add even more lol!! So out came the red epoxy necklace as well. And yes, the collab was about wearing pink- considering how little I have in that colour- I think the whole mish mash of it all, absolutely works.
In love with this look!
And now let’s go check out what my Fabulous Thrifty Six Sistas are Styling!
Emma of Style Splash
“When I found this pink coat in a charity shop a few years ago I was over the moon as I’d been looking for one exactly like it. My bag and boots are also preloved – from eBay. I’ve gone all out pink with a floral print thrown in…I’m ready for spring!”
Grace of Graceful Rags
“I wasn’t sure about this funky light pink sweater when I first saw it hanging in the charity shop, but I’m really glad I decided to get it! The tulle detail on the sleeve is so unique and fun. This would’ve made the perfect look for Valentine’s Day.”
Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade
“Go hard or go home!…
That’s my approach to February’s Thrifty Six post…
The theme is ‘Tickle Me Pink’ so I’m bringing you panic-attack neon mixed with blush, candy, lipstick, baby, shocking, fuchsia, cerise and magenta…
Less of a ‘tickle’, more of an unexpected physical assault! (in the nicest possible way)
I styled this riot of colour to see how much pink I could smash together…
…it’s not for shrinking violets but for me it’s pink perfection!”
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style
“There is pink in this fabulous dress with pockets! The cardigan isn’t preloved but it’s perfect with the dress. I haven’t worn the dress much because it is actually too short for my liking, but I adore the colors and the print. And the pockets! Did I mention it has pockets??”
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
“I realized that I had styled a preloved bright pink dress for our Brighten Up January theme. And I had considered restyling that same pink dress again until I remembered this vintage pussy bow blouse that has a pink Taj Mahal print. I paired it with all white, including a preloved blazer, and lots of pink accessories. This outfit consists of both preloved and new items, including a preloved faux fur coat that you can see in my post! ”
The Stylish Thrifters:
- Emma of Style Splash
- Grace of Graceful Rags
- Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade
- Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi
- Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style
- Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand!