Pastels for All Ages Starting with Sherry
It’s that time again when Sherry, from Petite Over 40, is joining us in a Fab Collab. Since it’s springtime, we thought we’d investigate a time in our life when we wore pastels and how we’d wear them now!
I hope you all love reading our stories that we tell about an item or fashion style. If you are new to our blogs, I’ve even included links to our previous Fab Collab series for your enjoyment.
We started last April with the Pearl Necklaces, 1, 2, 3, 4. I know many of us have pearls in our collections but if you’re anything like me, then you usually “save” them for the weddings and dressy events. In fact, I just published an article on Sixty + Me, here, about how to wear our pearls more often!
So now we are back to the time when spring has sprung, the grass is growing, and we tend to see more pastels at the stores. But how about in your closet? Do you wear them with reckless abandon or shy away from them?
I hope you’ll check in each day this week to see how our love for pastels has changed and evolved! And we would absolutely love it if you want to share your own pastel fashion memories in the comments below or on our Facebook pages. Pictures are always welcome because I’m a firm believe in the more, the merrier! 🙂
Here’s a preview of Sherry’s Story about her pastel memories. Make sure to click over to her blog to read it in it’s entirety because she’s a fabulous story teller!
The Old Rules of Pastels
Growing up in the South in the Seventies there were two fashion rules everyone knew and abided by.
On Easter pretend you’re a Monet painting and swath yourself in pastels.
On the left, a Monet painting. On the right, my sister and I in pastel dresses with matching capes. My mother made those outfits and she assures me it was a battle to get me into mine–lace collar and all that.
After Labor Day, lock those colors away and act like you’ve never heard of them.
Okay. So I’m exaggerating. Kind of.
But we did (and do) love our pastels for Spring. Below is the outfit I wore to the graduation ceremony for my dad’s doctoral degree in Memphis, Tennessee. The ceremony took place sometime in May or early June and I made sure to have a pastel-colored outfit to wear to it.
Sherry goes on to explain how traditions do change especially depending on where you live. But she still equates pastels to this time of year. Here is the rest of the story….
Thanks for coming along on our memory journey with us! And definitely join in and tell us about your like/dislike of pastels!!
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I found some more pastels for you in the shape of dresses–mint, yellow, light blue, lilac and pink–what more could you ask for?