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11 More Pink Outfits for Valentine's Day + DIY Paper Bracelet Page to Bead Examples

Today I am finishing up my Week of Pink with 11 more outfits drawn from my OOTD archives. More blush pink and bright pink in t-shirts, vests, blazers, skirts, and scarves! Plus a DIY black/blush pink paper bead bracelet set that shows how upcycled catalog/magazine pages roll up into beads and bracelets.


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Here are the blush pink T + blush pink quilted vest that I bought together from CJ Banks in December 2020 (both in their light sepia rose colorway so they are perfectly matched). You've seen these pieces quite a few times worn separately, but this is the first time I've shown them together in their "modern twin set" glory. I used my common bridge piece scarf strategy to tie the pink twin set and black pants together.

Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #1

I also bought the very simple bead drop earrings in light sepia rose at the same time because it's nice to have a full complement of items in a color you wear frequently. Because I wear a lot of blush pink with neutrals, I created a DIY paper bracelet set to coordinate with blush pink/black outfits like this one. I had already made the two black glass bead, pale pink quartz bead, and black/clear crackle bead bracelets to wear with other sets. So I only needed two paper bead bracelets to complete the blush pink/black set.

This drawing from The Economist has the blush pink + black colors as well as a bit of blue. Because the blue is a pretty small proportion of the image, I didn't think it would overwhelm my desired color palette. Once the strips were rolled into beads, the blue area created one or two thin blue stripes on several of the beads, but the dominant colors were the blush and black that I wanted. (In this outfit, the thin blue stripes were perfect because there is also blue in the scarf!)

The Coldwater Creek catalog sometimes has these sections on some pages with a trio of images in colors that relate the clothing on that page. I call them "decorative blocks," and I really like using them for making bicone paper beads. I had two of the decorative blocks with pink marble, pink flowers, and...well, I'm not sure what the black/white nature image is at the bottom but it has a cool swirly look. Because these blocks are narrow, I can cut 3 1" bicone strips and 2 0.5" cone/bicone strips from each one. Luckily 6 1" bicones works well for a bracelet in my size (I typically use 6-7 1" bicones depending on the size of my spacer beads and I can always add extra spacers to fill out the bracelet).

Aren't the finished beads made from the decorative blocks really pretty? You can see how the areas on the beads match up with the 3 original images - there's a darker pink solid-ish area, a lighter pink/white/green area, and a soft black and white area on each bead. And because the triangular strips are cut with the pointy end (which becomes the center of the bead) alternating between the pink marble end and the black/white end, the beads alternate as well.

And here are 10 more pink outfits...

Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #2
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #3
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #4
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #5
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #6
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #7
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #8
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #9
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #10
Plus size Christmas season outfit idea for women over 40 with black and red
Outfit #11

Other posts in this series:






Do you have a favorite color to wear with pink? Do you prefer to wear your pink with neutrals, other accent colors, or both?


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carolbenton
Feb 21, 2023

I really like the vibrant blue color combined with pink -- such a cheerful color combination. Your paper beads are lovely -- thanks for sharing information about the process for making them. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 53.

Carol

www.scribblingboomer.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Feb 21, 2023
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Pink + blue is a go-to combo for me. Thanks, Carol!

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bijoubeadboutique
bijoubeadboutique
Feb 16, 2023

I so appreciate you sharing the pages you’ve used for your paper beads. I can’t choose a favorite outfit, but really enjoying those that paired pink with black.


Michelle

https://funkyfashionstyle.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Feb 16, 2023
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Thanks, Michelle. I always come back to pink + black for some reason. It just seems to work very well.

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mlrbanks57
Feb 10, 2023

Ooooh, Sally, that skirt in outfit #4!!! Love that and need to see it more often! My favorite color to wear with pink is...wait for it...grey!!! Of course it is! I love grey...am I just totally weird or what? Do you get Garnet Hill catalogs because their covers are amazing. If they just wouldn't put words on them, they'd be good enough to frame! Now, I've got you thinking, right?


https://marshainthemiddle.com/


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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Feb 10, 2023
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Pink + grey - YES! That is such a great combination. You know what, I actually ordered a Garnet Hill catalog after you mentioned it and I have some strips from it ready to roll into beads. I will definitely share when they are finished!

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Gina Cannary
Gina Cannary
Feb 10, 2023

Very cute outfits! I love them all.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Feb 10, 2023
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Thank you, Gina!

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jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
Feb 09, 2023

Outfit #7 with the print mixing is one of my faves. I really need to concentrate on having fun with patterns more. I get out of the habit and forget about it. XOXO Jodie

www.jtouchofstyle.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Feb 10, 2023
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That white scarf with the rose gold polka dots is SO handy for print mixing; it seems to coordinate well with so many things. I seem to be bolder with print mixing than I am with color mixing and I'm not sure why!

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