blush skirt, maroon top

“Faire rougir quelqu’un” ~ Make someone blush…

I like to think I have a small grasp on the French vernacular. TJ and I recently started following an instagram account that posts pretty French words and sayings regularly. Having spent a summer abroad in the South and North of France, and a few personal trips sprinkled over the past 10 years, I like to think I know more than I do. And everyday when the word pops up in my instagram feed I try to translate it before seeing the English version. Daily I am humbled.

I say all of that simply because this outfit reminds me of shades of blush and the feelings typically associated with the act of blushing: romance, love, excitement…. and who doesn’t love that?  And maybe it’s not even blushing in the romantic sense. I think of the times when I am happiest, or see my family and friends at their happiest, and there is always a soft, rose tinted, glow to them. Those are the moments I love the most… which is why I attempted to recreate it in attire form. It’s my way of bottling it up :).

statement earrings

blush skirt, maroon sweater, leopard pumps

blush skirt, maroon sweater, leopard pumps

statement earrings


blush skirt, rebecca minkoff purse

blush skirt, maroon sweater

blush skirt, maroon sweater

blush skirt, leopard pumps

blush pleated skirt{Outfit Details | Skirt: Piperlime | Sweater: Nordstrom | Shoes: J Crew, also similar here | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Benevolent Jewels (old) other statement options here, here, and here}


  1. Absolutely stunning! And especially love the backdrop for this shoot – so urban and contrasts so beautiful with your feminine ensemble. Good work, ladies! 😉 Xo, Alison


  2. Annette Roberts says:

    Lovely thoughts and great outfit !!!!