Dressed in a beautiful pink cocktail dress, slowly sipping a glass of rose and eating a cotton candy while sitting on a pink blanket by the pink sandals. Sounds familiar? I bet you remember that girl with a glass of pink cocktail in her hand every day after work. And no I’m not talking about me this time. Well not entirely.
I confess I have always worshipped Barbie. Surely, you can’t blame me; I’m a 90s kid after all. And back then, in the 90s, Barbie was our idol. Well, she still is for me. An independent woman who has it all. A closet full of beautiful pink dresses, shoes and designer bags, a perfect career, a house with an elevator and an apartment on Saint Germain, a cute little pet and a Ken, who is always there for her to help out with all the bags and luggage. And as this wasn’t enough she drives her own pink 911.
SIPPING A PINK COCKTAIL IN A PINK COCKTAIL DRESS
I guess that dream of having a life like a Barbie never vanished from my mind. In fact, as a little girl, I dreamt of being a Barbie when I grow up. Moreover, I visualised myself like a Barbie. The one with brown hair, just to be clear. And no, not because of her body and beauty. As a matter of fact, I always thought her boobs are too big, and her face isn’t pretty at all. I just wanted to be a girl boss who drives a pink 911 and wears a pencil skirt, heels and a briefcase during a week and sips champagne or a pink cocktail on a pink gingham picnic blanket for the weekends. While dressed in a stylish pink cocktail dress and pink sandals, of course.
HOW I BECAME THAT BARBIE IN A PINK COCKTAIL DRESS
Ha, while taking photos of the pink cocktail dress on the street the other day, I realised (after my mother told me she heard men saying comments like: “Look there is a Barbie in the town,” when she was taking photos of me) my dreams came true. I actually turned out to be just like the Barbie with brown hair and dressed in a pink cocktail dress, I pictured in my head back then when I was six. Minus the 911, my own house and a Ken, of course (but only for now). And with a much prettier face (hopefully forever).
HOW TO WEAR HEAD-TO-TOE PINK OUTFIT IF YOU ARE NOT A LITTLE GIRL
Seems like I can’t advise you how not to look like a Barbie when wearing a pink outfit, but I can surely tell you what to do to look like a girl boss and not a little pink with a cotton candy in her hand. You know, there can be only one pink thing in your hand, and that one should come in the glass. Whatsoever, here are my 5 tips on how to pull off an entirely pink outfit.
1# WEAR TAILORED CLOTHES
Go for a tailored pink cocktail dress as I did this Wednesday, or put on some pink suit. Best with either a double-breasted blazer or in a loose-fit.
2# MIND THE PINK SHADE
Although all the shades of pink are fashionable right now, not every shade suits every girl boss. Surely the safest bets are the rose gold and pale pink, or Millennium pink.
3# AVOID RUFFLES AND GO FOR PLEATS INSTEAD
I know doesn’t make much of a fashion sense as ruffles are the number one summer trend. Still, when wearing pink, you better go for a plisse instead of the big ruffles.
4# ADD ACCESSORIES WITH AN EDGE AND CLEAN LINES
In short, simple and sharp. Wear boxed shaped bags and sunglasses with a thin frame.
5# HAIR ON POINT
Wear your hair slicked back or in a slicked ponytail. Remember, you want to have that edgy hairstyle to sharp the girly pink outfit you are wearing.
SHOP AND WEAR MY STYLE
Pin or print the EDIT to have it close the next time you hear the pink mantra in your head.
Finally all about my cotton candy pink Barbie look. Starting with the star of this look, the pink cocktail dress. I bought this dress three years ago, somewhere in North America. Don’t ask me where exactly, because I don’t remember. I guess I was carrying too much and way too often pink in my hand. And I don’t mean a pink bag nor a cotton candy.
Anyway, this pink cocktail dress comes from Juicy Couture. Yes, the same Juicy Couture that makes the pink velour tracks everyone from Paris to Kim and who knows who was wearing years ago.
While pink being the colour of the season, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find your favourite pink dress. In fact, I already found a bunch of them for you. Make sure you scroll up and check them in the galleries above. Ps. Find the dress that looks almost like the dress over here.
ROSE GOLD AND RAFFIA
As said many times before, I didn’t go for one colour and wear it on its own this time. Rather than this, I finished my look with my stunning rose gold sandals from Stuart Weitzman (you saw me wearing those sandals once before with the striped ruffled shirt dress over here), that you can shop ON SALE over here. And with the raffia basket bag from Nannacay, you can get over here only with the pompoms in a different colour. No matter the colour of the pom poms I can assure you, you will love this cute little bag. Yes, I have been wearing this bag quite often lately. In case you missed, I also wore it with the white suit over here.
CANDY RUSH OR MAKE ME BLUSH
What’s your favourite shade of pink? The mix between a pink cocktail and a cotton candy like the one I’m wearing this time an innocent blush pink, pale pink or the rose gold? I’m so curious. Let me know in the comments below.
I can’t decide what’s my favourite shade of pink. I love all the pink hues. And wear them too. Anyway, be sure to follow my Instagram and Facebook to see how I wear the candy rush pink cocktail dress next Wednesday and come back to find more tips on how to wear beautiful pink outfits this summer. Also, don’t forget to browse through the galleries above to find all of my favourite pink dresses that are on my Chic wish list this summer. Remember, pink is not just a colour, it’s an attitude, and you need to show it with a style and elegance. And all the feminism aside, you shouldn’t be ashamed if you still belive in Barbie.