Shine Bright Like a (Pink) Diamond

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Street style, especially NY street style, is such a great source of inspiration! Take this look, for example. I was in SoHo the other day when I saw this incredibly chic (European, I assumed) woman wearing an oversized silver jacket. I never thought that I would find anything like it in the US, until I came across this very similar style at Nordstrom.

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The jacket is definitely an eye-catching statement piece. It can be dressed up (with an otherwise all black outfit, for example) or down, as it is here with distressed jeans like these from H&M. For this look I kept rest of the details on the classic side, like this simple grey cashmere turtleneck and lady-like pink accessories like this clutch and these shoes (similar here and here) to match the pink faux shearling on the jacket.

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My fashion inspiration wore her silver jacket with baggy jeans, flat booties, and retro cat-eye glasses – a super edgy, quirky look that fit her perfectly. I could never pull that exact look off, but that’s the point.    Fashion inspirations, like any other inspiration, should be appropriated and personalized, but never copied (even if they are reeeeeeallly good). Do you, but try to do it well.

sylvia-29sylvia-57TopShop Silver Metallic and Pink Faux Fur Jacket Uniqlo Grey Cashmere Turtleneck SweaterH&M Distressed Jeans, Isabel Marant Pink Heels (similar here and here), TopShop Pink Caleb ClutchCeline “New Audrey” Sunglasses

I Believe in Pink

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Pink is definitely having a moment, and I am feeling it. I’ve never been a huge fan, but the lighter shades, like this lovely, almost neutral rose gold pink, is my latest obsession. It works really well with other neutral colors, like camel.

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Not only is this color combination one of my favorites, but I also like the mix of texture and styles here: i.e. a super feminine mini dress with a sequin mesh overlay, a fuzzy  oversized pink sweater, pretty pink heels and clutch, and a masculine camel overcoat.

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The look mixes hints of glamour, romance, sex, and power…perfect for Valentine’s date night, don’t you think?

sylv-14Forever 21 Rose Sequin Mini Dress (similar here), Forever 21 Rose Fuzzy Cardigan (similar here and here), Isabel Marant Rose Pumps (similar here and here), TopShop Caleb Rose Studded ClutchTopShop Camel Double-Breasted Crombie CoatCéline New Audrey Sunglasses