Pale Blue and Shades of Pink + link up

February 5, 2019

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

Life lately

Well the last few days haven’t been the best. Some of you may have seen on Facebook that the animal sanctuary where I volunteer was broken into at the weekend and two of the tame foxes stolen. This has left all of the staff there totally devastated. Alice and Rift are the sweetest little foxes and completely trusting of humans. I’m heartbroken to think that trust has been betrayed by hideous people who mean to do them harm. Their appearance on BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday evening made for bittersweet viewing. I’ve been totally absorbed by trying to spread the word and help to get them back, but I fear that won’t happen. I can’t go into the possible reasons someone would steal foxes here on the blog, but let’s just say it doesn’t look good.

The outfit

I haven’t really felt like putting on nice clothes and smiling for the camera, but life must go on. Do you remember when I featured the hot pink Fabienne Chapot hat? Well this is the pale blue version. It may be my imagination but it feels a tad smaller than the pink one. I thought about teaming it with a brown coat, but then I remembered I had this blue coat that’s a near perfect shade match. It’s been ages since I last wore it – almost four years to the day in fact! The length and fit means it’s not as versatile as some of my other coats. Also, pale blue isn’t a colour I wear often; I usually opt for warm shades as they look better against my complexion.

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

Teaming the pale blue with shades of pink helps to warm it up a bit and prevent it from washing me out.

This outfit reminded me of when Rose Quartz and Serenity were the Pantone colours of the year. Teaming the pale blue with shades of pink helps to warm it up a bit and prevent it from washing me out. I didn’t have a pale blue or pink skirt that would work with the coat so I pulled this old navy one from storage. I used to wear it lots with navy tights and boots, but it’s been relegated to a suitcase since moving house. To give it a new lease of life and some contrast against the pale blue, I opted for dark pink tights and satin sock boots. The collarless coat has a zipper rather than buttons, so the faux fur scarf prevents it from looking too blocky. I added some pink and blue jewellery, plus fun pink sunglasses to complete the look.

Are you drawn more towards cool or warm colours? How do you make colours work for you when they aren’t ideal for your compexion?

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

pink enamel flower ring, Skinny Dip pink faux fur scarf

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

J by Jasper Conran pink tote bag

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat


pink enamel flower ring

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

Pale Blue and Shades of Pink, Fabienne Chapot blue hat

Wallis coat (old, similar) | Fabienne Chapot hat (similar) | M&S boots (similar) | Jasper Conran bag (old, from Debenhams, similar) | Skinny Dip scarf (similar) | Azuni earrings (similar) | ring from charity shop


Last week’s favourites were…

Cheryl of Cheryl Shops, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and Nailil of Thirty Minus One!


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37 responses to “Pale Blue and Shades of Pink + link up”

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    Oh no, that’s just awful. I’m so sorry Emma. Some people are so evil. I really do hope that the lovely little foxes find their way home.
    Suzy xx

  2. Ruth says:

    So sorry to hear of the stolen animals. That’s got to be so hard after working with them. I do love that pink purse! Definitely a fun look that has me looking forward to spring!

  3. Gail says:

    Awful to hear about the foxes and hope they haven’t been harmed.

    I love the hat and remember it well in pink!

    Funnily enough my latest post is about wearing colours that don’t suit us, and making them work. For me it’s most shades of blue.

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Gail. I have to be careful with acid colours, green in particular. I don’t think pale blue is terrible on me, it just isn’t one of my best colours. That didn’t stop me buying the hat though!

  4. Nancy says:

    I feel really awful about those lovely foxes. It makes me sick to think about what could happen. I can’t imagine how you all must feel.

    At least you look great!

  5. Laurie says:

    That’s so sad about the foxes. There are some awful people out there Emma. Colour of the year or not I think this outfit is so glamorous! It will never date either xx

  6. Jennie says:

    Oh, I just pray those sweet little foxes will be found. It just breaks my heart to think about them.
    You always have the best accessories, Emma! Looking beautiful in this pink and blue combination.

    Thank you so much for the feature this week!

  7. This is such a darling look, so fun Emma! I love the soft pastel shades on you and you look so good in hats!
    I saw your FB post and it upsets me greatly when “people” do harm or are cruel to animals. I am a big advocate and often post about animal safety and saw those adorable faces. I hope they get them back.

    jess xx

  8. Laura says:

    I love the way you play with color and come up with so many great color combinations! You look fabulous!

  9. jacqui says:

    Such a shame for those sweet little foxes, I do hope they’ll be found. Love the blue and pink together – on I’d try myself. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  10. Cheryl Shops says:

    Oh Emma, I’m so sorry to hear about the foxes—who would do such a thing?! I hope the police track them down and they are returned safely to the sanctuary.

    On a more positive note, I love the soft colors of your outfit, and thank you for featuring me—I’m flattered as always!

    Cheryl Shops |

  11. Oh that is just awful I’m so so sorry to hear about this. I love animals and that breaks my heart. Well done for stepping up and getting your best foot forward. I hope the foxes turn up unharmed Emma xx

  12. chez-rama says:

    So sorry to hear that there are heartless people who would have the time to steal foxes ): it really makes me sad

    I am in love with the way you style your outfit. It is life it is spring inspired and I am in love

  13. Elsie says:

    I love all of the colors and your skin is so radiant!

    Elsie |

  14. Darlene says:

    Hi Emma,

    Your outfit is so soft and pretty! The pink faux fur scarf and those sock booties really pop against the soft blue. It’s always a surprise to pull something out of the closet and find a way to wear it, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sponsoring the linkup. And please, do go easy on the next theme for Made in Seven! Haha!

    xx Darlene

  15. Jodie says:

    That’s so awful about the foxes, Emma.
    I just love those pink boots….it’s the perfect example of how boots can make the outfit!

  16. Nailil says:

    Love all the hints of pink, especially with the scarf. I’m picturing how soft that scarf must be. Thanks for the feature, I love coming by to read and link up. 🙂

    Xx, Nailil

  17. stephanie says:

    love the colors!!!! such a cute winter outfit

  18. Emma, what in the world? I am baffled by this news as well. People can just be awful, can’t they? On a happier note, I do love this color combination. So feminine and pretty. And those boots make me very happy indeed.


    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Shelbee. Yes, it’s a horrible thing to do, especially as the foxes were helping to educate children and vetinary students, as well as being very much loved by all the volunteers. But we’re trying to stay hopeful that they willl be returned.

  19. Yes I saw something about the foxes Emma. so sorry. SOmetimes life does cause us to take a backstep to outfits. I have been a bad blogger myself recently not linking and not commenting so much. partyly my back followed by an intense but fun work week last week. cathcing up now so thank you for linking and hope you join this Monday and I will join you Tuesday.


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