Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to Wear DIY: Festive pink and red!

Happy Valentine's Day!

And happy festive month of pink and red and hearts.  I have a How to Wear DIY post for you today--this post is particularly exciting because it's linked up on, Everybody, Everywear, an awesome blog that collects outfits on a theme from all kinds of bloggers!  (Such a great idea, and started by a couple of also great style bloggers.)  Anyway, the challenge/theme this month: Pink and Red (together!).

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

I'm sure you've seen lots of examples of red and pink outfits.  So often they're HOT red and HOT pink, because brights are so in right now!  So fun.  I have a whole pinboard just for red jeans and brights.

But I wasn't sure I wanted to go that route on my Everybody, Everywear red/pink contribution.  Is it possible to mix red and soft pink?  Turns out it is!

Okay, was that enough red and pink inspiration for you?  I may have gone a little overboard.  Check my red jeans and brights pinboard if you need more. ;)

ANYWAY, you're probably ready to see my red/pink outfit!

I definitely like BRIGHT red when I do red--the darker shades remind me of the B.P. Nordstrom sweaters I wore with black pants and chunky Steve Madden loafers in 2002.  But I don't mind rocking a fun bright red!  So I wore this skirt that I actually recently re-made... gotta do a post on that soon.

Okay, sorry, without more ado...

The bad news, if you can't already tell, is I had some serious issues with the color on these, and that fuchsia top and my hot pink nails and lipstick--all look pretty red!  So just trust me that they're a strong, bold pink, paired with my fire engine red skirt.  Must learn Photoshop better...

Jacket: Necessary Objects via Goodwill. Top: Target via Goodwill. Necklace: Forever 21.
Belt: Charlotte Russe. Bracelets: ?? Flats: Land's End. Skirt: DIY!

Have you ever rocked red and pink?

P.S. I still owe you a post on that red skirt makeover!


  1. Anonymous2/14/2012

    :) Super cute!! <3

  2. You are beyond adorable--that skirt is simply divine! Found you through EBEW--stop by and say hi if you have a second. Always love meeting new people. Happy Valentines to you, chickadee.

  3. I love pink and red. Color blocking is so beautiful!
    - Bethany lilbitandnan.blogspot.com

  4. I adore pi and red together.

  5. These are all so cute! :)
    Xo, Smitty

  6. hey, i don't often comment but I just wanted to say that I really like the how to wear DIY posts!

    1. That's awesome to hear, thanks!! I really appreciate the comment =). How to Wear DIY posts are so fun to do and I love showing how you can mix homemade and other pieces!

  7. Anonymous2/15/2012

    I love this look! And I really like that you paired it with flats instead of heels. It gives it a more "cute" and "fun" Valentine's day vibe :)

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think the non-slutty rule is, the shorter the hemline, the lower the heels should be! ;)

  8. Gorgeous inspiration photos! I love your take with the flouncy blouse and red lips!

  9. This ruffled top is beautiful!! I love the whole look, but that ruffle is my favorite part, for sure!

  10. The dress is amazing! Love ruffles!

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