...anything the color
After reading the Refinery 29 article Made In The Shade: Hot Pink, I couldn't help but make my Currently Obsessed With page a new post. So here it is!
I don't think that I have ever liked the color pink as much as I do now! Except for maybe when I was about five and even then pink was quickly replaced by the color blue when I realized that one's favorite color was not ruled by one's sex. But I digress...
I'm not sure if it's the amount of blush tones that are more and more in my face of late, or the fact that Erie, PA is a very grey scale type of place in the winter causing one to crave a splash of color somewhere towards the end of the season, but with Spring officially here and the weather starting to turn a little less grey (not much mind you) I just can't get enough pink!
The best part about the spring trends this year is that the lovely bold color is not found just in the apparel. While the color is growing on me, I am still not at a point where I would like to cover a large portion of my body in it. I have one "hot pink" short sleeved sweater that I like to bust out with a black school girl skirt and black jewelry for when I feel like looking like a graphic. But other than that, not much pink the wardrobe. That is until this season! I've been skipping the color blocked tops and going right for the accessories and beauty products! And I'm not just stopping there for some reason...I have also been attracted to pink notebooks, pink office supplies, and even pink tea!
And with that I would like to present the color
Fist off I would like to share something most every women and girl has always loved...The classic french manicure! I have been obsessed with the ridiculous amount of different shades of pink that Essie offers. While I love the classic french manicure, I couldn't be more excited to try it out in a billion different shades! The best part about all these beautiful pink tones is that you can wear them by themselves without any tips. My favorite way to wear these polishes of late is by using "Ballet Slippers" as my base coat and then using "Licorice" for the tips. This was before a couple of weeks ago when I bit all my nails off btw. So right now I have just been using a couple of coats of "ballet Slippers" over my entire nail bed.
Here are some of my favs...
Nextly, still in the tune to cosmetics, I would like to share my lipstick fav at the moment. I have been wearing M.A.C. Impassioned from their Amplified line. It's a wonderfully bright pink that actually works with my lighter skin tone. It's also long-lasting and stays quite even, which is really nice for a bright bold lip color. I happened to love some of these bright bold M.A.C. products so much that I used them for one of my still life portfolio shoots that I like to call "M.A.C. Splat". Here is one of my images...
Photo by Cristina Schreckengost
Here is another image from my "M.A.C. Splat" series of an eye shadow (Passionate) that I also adore...
Photo by Cristina Schreckengost
Another thing I am currently obsessed with are all the spring Kate Spade bags! P.S. Good luck finding the Essex Scout bag, especially in pink! Highly coveted!
Another pink item I positively adore are this fantastic pens and pencils from Iomoi. I think office aesthetics are important. If you are going to be spending a good chunk of the day in one, then it should pleasing for the senses. Once I have a more permanent office space I'm definitely ordering some of these!
Pink denim! Yessssss...could be super cute with a simple white tee, some flat sandals, and a large clutch to class things up a bit. P.S. I'm planning a D.I.Y. clutch!
One more piece of pink that I'm loving in my life are my Moleskin notebooks. They look so lovely sitting on my desk that I can't help but to be inspired to write down new ideas. Like I mentioned before, office aesthetics are a must!
I'd love to here about some other amazing pink items out there, so hit me up with some comments!