Tickled Pink: Eyelet and Florals

Happy Friday, everyone!

It has been a crazy busy week, but today, I’m starting a new series on one of spring’s biggest colors – PINK!

Skirt:  eShakti (No longer available; Similar here)
Blazer:  eShakti (No longer available on-line)

Sometimes I think pink gets a bad rap as being too saccharine.  There are so many shades of pink that I think it’s possible to find a shade that fits your preference.  From girly to funky to edgy to classic, this stereotypically feminine color works well with any style.

The first look in this series includes my first purchases from eShakti.  I used the custom fit option on both this pencil skirt and coral-y pink eyelet blazer.

Shoes:  Prabal Gurung for Target
Clutch:  Target

Unfortunately, my first experience was not quite right, and both the jacket and skirt were a little too big.  The customer service at eShakti was phenomenal and they agreed to reimburse me with store credit for the costs of taking these pieces to a local tailor.  I had the sleeves and the body of the jacket taken in a bit and had the skirt shortened and taken in.  These tweaks make the outfit perfect, and I then used the store credit towards the purchases of this dress and this dress.  :-)


BEFORE
AFTER

I originally envisioned this outfit for evening and included it as part of a fantasy Valentine’s Day look over at The Curvy Fashionista.  Unfortunately, I can’t afford the clutch and shoes from that look, but I improvised by adding floral lace-up heels and a green pendant.

Necklace:  Express (old)
Longline Bra:  Bare Necessities (Available here)
Bracelets:  Express (old)
Ring:  Ixora Boutique (Available here)

Adding a simple black tank and swapping the clutch for a larger work satchel made this outfit work appropriate. 


Satchel:  The Limited
Booties:  Target (Available here)
Bangles:  The Limited (Sold out on-line; may be available in stores)
Earrings:  Ixora Boutique (Sold out on-line)

Are you a fan of the color pink?

P.S.  eShakti was kind enough to provide an exclusive promo code for you, my dear readers!  Use code ‘stylecases’ to save 10% off your order. This code can be combined with many other codes and offers, and it can be re-used as often as you want now through 5/11/2014.

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. Thats amazing to see the difference in tailoring. Sometimes if i get a piece thats too big and the size below is too small I just end up leaving the item even though I loved the colours or something. I will definitely think of doing this in the future!

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  2. Thanks so much, John! I prefer the floral lace-up shoes with the outfit, but the other booties are more comfy for work! 🙂

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  3. I am a HUGE proponent of tailoring. I really think it makes so much difference in an outfit. Being short and curvy, nothing ever fits properly, and I'm often in-between sizes, so while it can be a big expense at times, I rely on tailoring a lot. EShakti's custom fit options are even better because it's like getting clothes made especially for your body – no tailoring can be better than that. Every other custom piece I have bought from them has fit very well (four others, so far), so I think it was a bit of a fluke that these pieces were off.

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  4. This look reminds me of 1940's noir. If you put on a tilted hat, you could be walking right into a private eye's office for a consultation!
    Cute jewelry… the ring from Ixora is awesome.

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