Making Pink Powerful

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

Pink isn’t really my thing. It makes me feel too girly – honestly, almost like a glittery princess – while I’d prefer to feel like a queen. Don’t get me wrong, I like feeling like a woman but I like to feel like a strong woman and pink usually doesn’t make the cut when it comes to that 👿

There are moments, though, where pink is just needed. I’m talking about spring and summer. Warmer weather makes me think of sunshine, nature, and bright happy things. Many colours that I don’t wear in the fall and winter show up in my wardrobe around this time. (Like navy and cognac.)

But in this case, we’re talking about blush pink 🙂

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

The last time I wore this outfit was for a ladies night out in downtown Detroit. My girl, Erika, and I were going to try Wright & Co, a small plates restaurant, for the first time. And I was feeling sassy 😉

I was in the mood for this blush blazer (last seen here and here) but I didn’t want to look like a dainty girl – because for the most part I’m not. To rough up the blazer a little bit, I used a strong neutral like black for my top and my shoe. And paired it with these sleek seersucker pants for visual interest and sophistication.

I always try to balance my outfit in terms of silhouette and colour. In this case, my blazer is really light and soft. So I contrasted it with a darker top and then added further contrast by throwing in the seersucker pants – which pairs nicely with both the blazer and the top. Additionally, the pants are form fitting so I intentionally went with a looser top. Then a strong, sleek, pointed black heel to round out the look.

(Oh, and don’t forget the, “I’m too cool for you,” super approachable sunglasses.) 😉

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

My go-to items for creating a strong #ladyboss look include fitted blazers, sleeveless tops, and collared shirts. I always feel strong when my arms are free. If I wear a sleeve, I go 3/4 to show my forearms. For fitted blazers, I think it’s the menswear vibe that roughs up an otherwise delicate look. As for the collared shirt, I feel like it’s reminiscent of a well-dressed man putting on a tie. Weird? Nope.

Some #ladyboss go-to items that I love include this wool blazer, this ribbed shell, and this striped soft shirt.

Dress Up, Chow Down - Making Pink Powerful

I’ve been crazy consumed with my Paris trip. I leave from Toronto Pearson on Thursday evening and I’ve just been getting ready by packing ahead and doing some last-minute shopping for travel-sized items.

While I’m away, follow my adventures on Instagram and add clearlythuydoan on Snapchat for day-to-day commentary. I fly back on June 1st. You should start seeing travel posts on the website the week after!

How much do you love pink? If you don’t, why?


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Blazer: Six Crisp Days

Top: Banana Republic (Similar)

Pants: Ann Taylor

Pumps: ALDO (Similar)

Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (Similar)


Photography by Alora Rachelle

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