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Tickled Pink

Spanish Steps, RomeSpanish Steps, Rome
Spanish Steps, Rome
Spanish Steps, Rome
Spanish Steps, Rome

Pink makes me happy. It always has. But despite my love of pink, my closet is shockingly void of pink dresses! Maybe that’s because when it comes to pink, I am super careful. Top to bottom pink can certainly go too Elle Woods very quickly. In fact, the other day at work a parent actually said they did want to talk with me because I “looked like I was 12 in my photo online.” Just wow! Because of my youthful looks and penchant for girly styles, I feel like I have to be especially careful with what I wear. You can read more about my frustrations with the politics of dressing for women here.

But back to this dress. I felt like this delightful pale pink number, with just the right amount of texture, was a nice compromise between girly romantic and grown-up sophistication. I wore it for our morning shoot on the Spanish Steps, which like the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain, are better seen and photographed just after sunrise (you can see all my favorite photo ops in Rome here). The only downfall with shooting at sunrise in Rome is that the trash pick up has not happened yet. Sadly, the Spanish Steps were full of trash when we arrived. Tourists, PICK UP YOUR TRASH! Anyways, with some serious photoshopping I was able to clean it all up.

Lately, Kate Spade has been killing it with their fit and flare dresses, which is a good thing because my usual go-to, J.Crew, has been terrible all summer! Am I the only one seriously disappointed in J.Crew for the past few months? Anyways, as fall approaches, I have my eye on this gorgeous fit and flare blue midi dress and this sweet pink top. One of my favorite color combinations for fall is pink and burgundy. So, don’t put away your pink pieces just yet!

PS – I am dying over my sandal tan in these photos!