Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Pastels and You: Making it Work

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March

Time is whipping by. This morning, I got a press release that the Industrial Arts Center in St. Petersburg is once again making glass Peeps. That's right, Peeps, those deliciously gooey marshmallow sins. That means it's almost Easter already! Jumpin jelly beans. Wasn't it just New Year's?

It also explains why I've been reading so much buzz for pastels lately. They're one of the biggest trends this season, especially as we're all gearing up to eat chocolate bunnies and ham and deviled eggs on the beach, and whatever else people do in the spring.

Pastels are beautiful, but can be a little bit twee if you don't take care. They're best when anchored with a neutral that has some heft, like black or brown or navy blue. And be wary of your skin tone. Folks like me with little to no skin pigment don't pull off peach very well. Ice blue and green? Much better. If you are blessed with deep skin, pastels are your best friend.

Here are some cool pastel options we spotted.

Kate Spade Dotz pink chandelier earrings, at Endless.com for $78.

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LC Lauren Conrad crochet accordion-pleat tank, $28 at Kohl's. Pleats are also huge this season, but we know how you guys feel about those.

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Susie Rose Collection lilac blouse, $15 at Walmart. Walmart!

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Baby blue ballet flats, $36 from Topshop. Dainty!

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Ah, I totally want a cape! This one is $72.99 on ModCloth.com. Sigh.

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Will you be wading into the pastel pool this year?

Deal Diva Stephanie

Photos: Endless, Kohl's, Walmart, Topshop, ModCloth

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:56pm]

    

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