OOTD :: of battling pastels and the Doctor to the rescue

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Pastels and I do not get along.

We are frenemies at best because, although I love the look of soft, spring colors, they just do not do my coloring any favors.

Take this top, for example.

I adore it – went on a Mad Hunt for it, in fact. It’s a Paul & Joe for Target piece (one of the earlier designer collab collections), and I kept kicking myself for surrendering this exact same top in a cull several years ago. In my quest last year to own at least one piece from every single Target/designer collab, I found this top on eBay, acquired it, then allowed it to molder in my closet for the very same reason I’d culled it in the first place: pastel.

It was on its way out again when Whitney’s Create 28 all but compelled me to make it work, this top being one of the few pastel pieces I own. I tried to mitigate the you-look-like-death-warmed-over-with-peach-so-close-to-your-face vibe by incorporating fun jewel tones with literal jewels around my neck.

But it still felt anemic and I knew action needed to be taken.

Enter TARDIS Tuesday.

Everything just gets better when cobalt TARDIS blue is thrown in the mix, right? So yes, it may not be close to my face and yes, I may still look like a shadowy substitute of myself if you peer too closely, but the overall outfit does get an injection of life with the addition of the skater skirt. That, and the sky-high blue platforms too.

What about you, my friend? Is it British, blue or Doctor Who for you this week? Do tell…

Oh, p.s. – Before we end the post, a quick query: do I keep the top or cull it again?

 

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Paul & Joe for Target
Skirt – F21
Necklace – eBay
Wedges – amiclubwear.com

:: Linking ::
Create 28 @ Whitney à la mode

:: Grooveshark it ::
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

 

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10 thoughts on “OOTD :: of battling pastels and the Doctor to the rescue

  1. You’ve made it look lovely here- I really like the top but it IS an awkward colour to style me thinks! And I am not a fan of chiffon but it IS pretty! So if you have room for it, keep it! If not, say goodbye!
    A MALE blogging friend made reference to TARDIS Tuesday in his post today after me badgering him to share his Doctor Who sock collection- sadly, like a few others I’ve badgered, he hasn’t linked yet (and another blogging friend has made a rather cheeky comment relating to me in the comments) but I live in hope that he will.

    x

  2. Hmmm, I really do love this top but I understand what others are saying about it being too much work. What if you paired it with a brightly colored cardigan or blazer? Perhaps since the brights would be closer to your face the top would work better?

    • I shall try it with a cardi – I did actually think of it because, as you know, I’m all about completer pieces – but then it took away from the cut of the top, making it look even less special. Meh, it might just be a cull.

  3. Agree with Anne. It seems like it just requires too much effort to be a useful addition. Though I do like this look – but it’s all about the TARDIS blue skirt and the necklace, IMHO!

  4. Cull! It is doing you no favors. It’s too “needy” and requires too much doctoring.
    I’m not big on pastels either. They make me twitchy.

    Now, I already used my pastel socks on “Spring Jacket”. Hmmmm.

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