Pink Paradise // OOTD

I always thought I disliked pink. I guess not. When you find yourself wearing head-to-toe pink you would have to admit you like pink, at least to some degree. Newsflash to Carmen: you like pink. Oh well that's not so bad. On another note, I am pleased to see that my hair is growing. It's nice to take a step back & be able to view it from a photo. Yep, it's growing. It's about time! :]

Dress // H&M // Sandals: H&M // Necklace: gift from friend's travels in Africa



Summer is in full swing here in sunny San Diego, California, so I opted for a light & flowy dress. It gets so hot & stuffy that I can't bother being bogged down by tight clothes & certain fabrics. I really like the cord detailing in the straps & the waist. It's not something you see too often. The cording is dainty & fun, which basically makes this the perfect summer dress. Plus, it bares enough skin but not too much.



My friend got me this necklace from Africa, I can't recall which country at the moment. Oops! The necklace is super long which makes it perfect for wrapping it around a few times. This particular configuration was accidental, but I really liked it once I saw the photo. The necklace is actually made of paper beads, which is awesome! 

On my lips is Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Brilliant Bordeaux. Gosh that's a mouthful! I've had a pretty decent experience with it. The color can go darker if you put a lot on, but it gets kind of sticky if you do. I lightly add it on with my finger until I get the desired look. 
What to ya think? :]


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48 comments

  1. That lip colour could not be a more perfect match for that dress! Looks amazing!

    jennawant.blogspot.ca x

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    1. I didn't even intend to be so matchy matchy. :]

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  2. I always say I'm not a pink girl but then end up wearing and loving it! Pink definitely looks great on you!

    prosecco in the park

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one. It was a reality check for sure. :p

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    1. You're making me blush...so now I'm even pinker! :]

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  4. gorgeous shade of pink, love it! you look perfect in that dress! :)
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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    1. Many many thanks Emma. Finally. I'm perfect! :p

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  5. I love the pink lip on you!!

    I actually find myself looking at old photos to convince myself that my hair has grown since the last cut. I always feel like it just doesn't grow!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Just don't pay attention to it for a while & then you'll see. :]

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  6. There is nothing wrong in liking pink darling Carmen :)). I do too and it looks brilliant on you. Cute dress, lovely, comfy looking sandals. You look so adorable.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  7. Pink is just so awesome. I used to think I hated it too, but I finally gave into the girly shade. It looks great on you btw!

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  8. I'm not a pink kinda gal myself though I don't mind the occasional piece here and there - especially on the lip, but I can't imagine head to toe hehehe! Really loving your necklace, so pretty and made from paper! Incredible!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. It was an unintentional head-to-toe look but I went with it. :]

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  9. Pretty dress and necklace!!

    XX

    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  10. This whole outfit is absolutely fabulous! It's not only fashionable, but it looks comfortable! I need to get me some of those sandals, too!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  11. It's funny because I hear most bloggers say the same thing about pink- including me, haha! I never think I like it, but then I peek into my closet and I have a loooot of pieces in that shade. So weird, right? And that dress looks perfect for a super hot summer day. You look adorable :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  12. I think pink is just one of those colors that seem so girly, but when you wear it it really takes on a form of its own on different people. This is such a pretty dress on you. And it looks so comfortable as well. The lipstick matches it perfectly!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  13. So lovely dress and color :)
    www.s-to-s.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful look! That dress is the perfect color for the season. I live in dresses this time of year--it's the only thing that can get me through hot and sticky summers. I adore your blog! xx

    The What's In Between

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  15. Thanks for stopping by! Love your pink lipstick too!
    x Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  16. What a great pink dress!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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  17. Such a cute dress, dear! ;)

    http://justsmilewithstyle.blogspot.gr/2014/07/new-in-denim-dungarees.html
    <3

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  18. Nice post,dear!Really like it:)
    Keep in touch xx
    Antonella!

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  19. So so cute! Love the sandals they make it
    Meena | Meena Means Me
    x

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  20. love how you matched your dress and sandals!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  21. Love the pink, looks good on you!

    Sarah x
    www.palmtreesandheels.blogspot.com

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  22. The dress is precious but that necklace is just perfect. I'm usually into really large chunky jewelry or layering pieces together, but this is just simple. And how special that it is from a friend who traveled to Africa. Love it.

    www.thesequinedsalad.com

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  23. I love that pink - it's gorgeous and perfect for summer and it makes you look even more tanned which is a bonus (for me) The necklace is also adorable, beautiful colours all compliment each other!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  24. This outfit is gorgeous! You rock pink so well!

    An
    http://www.ansaddiction.blogspot.com

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  25. You look stunning! You are such an inspiration :)
    xx
    The Stylish Confessions

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  26. You look pretty in pink! I love PINK! I love this post :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://missdream-girl.blogspot.com/

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  27. Gorgeous! like the pink dress :). x, Esmeralda

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  28. Gorgeous! Love that outfit!
    Have a lovely day, kisses
    Christine G ♥

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  29. I love pink so I'm a little biased but I think you look great! I really like this dress!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  30. Pink often gets a bad rap, but actually, it's a really fun color to wear!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  31. haha but you look fantastic in pink! loving the fun stripes! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  32. Pink does you beautifully... And those sandals give me little hearts in my eyes.

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  33. WOW I had the same thoughts but this confy dress can change your mind... so cute
    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

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  34. Love the pink! xoxo.

    www.eyeseeeuphoria.com

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