October 7, 2013

{STYLE} Pretty In Pink

I feel just a tinge self-conscious about the fact that my last post had me in pink, and now this one does, too - but if there's a single color that's a trademark of my style, there's no denying that it's a pale rose. I won't get all think-piece on my love for pink again, but let's just say this is the pink coat of my dreams. I mean, really seriously - the one piece of outerwear that I've been dreaming of my whole life and didn't even know I needed. Continue...





Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Yesterday was a misty and almost-cold-but-too-humid-to-really-be-cold October day, and it was much welcomed after a seasonally inappropriate heatwave last week. My building's central HVAC system had already switched from "hot" to "cold," so I had a realtime reminder of that dark period in my life when I lived in a tiny Manhattan apartment with no air conditioning and a skylight; it virtually turned into an oven during the summers. Of course, 7-years later and having left that borough for a more spacious abode with central AC, a week without (and with the addition of a respiratorily-challenged pug) was enough to have me begging for cooler temps. At last!

I had originally spotted this pink coat at the ASOS FW13 Press Preview, and begged the PR team to pass along my message to the Curve buyers & designers that it please be included in both the main and Curve range. 

It was a totally selfish request, and I don't know if that message ever got across The Atlantic, but the moment I saw it pop-up on the site, I expedited it to my home and kinda-sorta prayed that it would fit. I've been holding it and loving it and waiting for it to finally get cool enough that I could wear it without breaking a sweat (just the bare minimum, y'know), and the day has come. Swoon

There was a time when I just wanted to get away with the cutest black coat I could find because searching for anything else that worked on my frame and made some kind of fashion statement felt hopeless and somewhat depressing, but I think this fall (and winter) will be much, much more cheerful with this sweet addition. 

Update: I'm not the type to spend more than three-figures on a coat, but if you are, these pink coats from Rochas and Carven are not to be missed. And if pink just isn't part of your look, the same silhouette comes in white

{SHOP THE LOOK}


{SHOP PINK COATS}

28 comments:

  1. I thought every single apartment in nyc had AC? anyway, we don't know such hot summers as you guys, i remember those hot and sultry nyc days! don't like september because of the fact that i want to transform my wardrobe into fall modus, but the days can be too hot to walk around in knits all day long! i think everybody such own a pink coat! i have an old one (in fashion terms that is) of paule ka! pink just looks gorgeous on you and yes it is your trademark. oh and the color of your hair is simply perfect, will take these photos to my next visit to the hairdresser ;)

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  2. I'm really glad I found your blog, Nicolette. You are truly an inspiration to me. Being a chubby girl myself I sometimes feel really unhappy with my body but bloggers like you make me feel like I'm amazing.
    Thank you! <3

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  3. Girl...can we talk about how I just squealed when I saw this on IG just now. I'm always sending stuff to Asos Twitter asking that it be made into plus and I was hoping they would make a coat like this in our size! I just love love love this, and it's pink. I was saving up for another coat but this one looks amazing! Just love, and totally not a selfish request!

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  4. I LOVE that necklace!! You look fabulous!!

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  5. So pretty! I had an amazing pink wool coat years ago, and gave it to a friend. Now I'm regretting that a bit lol

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  6. Such a pretty look! I actually have that pink Asos coat on my short list of future purchases!

    xo,
    Stacy

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  7. Dina Paola RodriguezOctober 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    so pink! so pretty!

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  8. Beautiful! You look great in pink

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  9. This makes me want to twirl with you on rooftops until we fall down with the giggles. <3

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  10. 1. You look gorgeous and are making me want a pink coat.
    2. I really want to glitter my sunglasses!!!
    3. Excited for Aslan and Frankie's play date.

    (happy Monday!)

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  11. You look absolutely stunning Ms. Mason. Woah!

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  12. That coat looks fabulous on you! I've been looking for a new winter coat, in red, but I'm thinking pink is another great option.

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  13. Tell ASOS to stock up on this coat! It's amazing.

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  14. That color brightens up our cloudy + rainy day!

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  15. You look so vintage-glam and are wearing that coat! But two pink jackets in a row?!? You're killing me. There are few things harder for me to resist than dusty rose dresses, and jackets, and tops. AND you posted links to other pink jackets currently on the market? My bank account (and husband) do not appreciate this. I want them alllll!

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  16. OMG! This out is put together SO nicely. I wish I had your style and taste!

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  17. Jordan - Queen of LAOctober 7, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    the fact that this coat is sold out is making me LOSE IT COMPLETELY :(

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  18. I'm new to your blog and I love it! That coat is also beyond gorgeous!xx

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  19. Yes, to my fellow pink lover, although i'm more of a hot pink girl. I love this coat and my fingers are crossed that ASOS will oblige and make this coat in plus. I already have like 3 winter coats from them that are just awesome. I'm a fan of the fit and flare but would like to try a single breasted coat.

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  20. Love this look on you! Yay! The coat is back in style!!! Thank goodness pink is back in style.

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  21. As a first time reader all I can say his WOW! You are so pretty!

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  22. Seriously you look beyond amazing!!!!!! LOVE this outfit head to toe!

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  23. I love ASOS. Your look is amazing. So sweet with the pale pink and black but with a littl wild flair with the bag.

    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow, you look so amazing in that pink coat!!!! :) Beautiful. Pink is really Your color!!!

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  25. i was looking for a pink coat forever! thank you!!

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