I’m not going to lie to you – the whole pastel thing is not my thing.
Until I had pink hair, wore a mint green Collectif Caterina dress and stood in front of some pastel houses.
I walk past these houses on Camden Road every day on my way to work, and every day I would say to myself “Damn, what a cute location for a pastel shoot!” So armed with my photographer (read: boyfriend) and a bundle of pastel sweetness, I gave my pink hair a final goodbye to forever be immortalised in a perfect setting.
The dress is the Caterina Swing Dress from Collectif, a mint green/light blue shirtwaist which is as soft as it is adorable. I’m a big fan of shirtwaists in general, but the shape of these suits me so well I have the navy version, too.
And my favourite part? POCKETS.
For this dress in particular I’m wearing a 22, since I found the smaller sizes to be a little too tight in the bust and sleeves. I find that shirtwaists look sweet slightly blousier around the bust, thanks to the cinched-in waist, so that’s no issue.
The only thing that really irks me about this dress is that since it likes to creeeeease. But it’s 97% cotton, which makes it a perfect summer dress, creasing aside.
I don’t have a wardrobe made for pinks. It made putting together outfits quite difficult with this hair colour and my penchant for matching. Luckily white works with this look so I could kinda get away with these Miss L Fire Sundae shoes!