Field of Dreams

by jennine on June 26, 2009

hot pink vintage

Where have all the colors gone? These days, recession chic means practical clothing choices that go with everything. Often times that means neutral colors, neutrals, non-colors, muted palettes.  Which I love. But at the same time, colors make you look lovely. Little dots of joy and on beautiful summer days. One of my favorite bold colors to wear, besides red, is hot pink. With my coloring, I really can’t do a soft pink… I mean I can, but it’s not the best color for me.. Lately I’ve been noticing on my laundry drying rack, black grey, and pink for the past few weeks…

Here I’m mixing hot pink with another of my favorites (my favorite skirt) beige. You can’t really tell how the vibrancy of the pink in the photos, but it’s a nice vibrant pink.  I think it gives the a really nice balance between bold and subtle. Actually, this is just an excuse to show you this lovely top… some of you fabric people.. can you tell me what kind of top this is? Crochet? Embroidered? [UPDATE: Cut Embroidery thanks Wendygital! Lace? Either way, it’s from the flea market, and it’s absolutely perfect for summer.


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Andra June 26, 2009 at 4:44 am

those nighties are so perfect… i wonder too why they dont make them like that anymore :( i specially love the once that feel so soft on the skin AND are beautiful… i just bought two of them :D

what a lovely lovely pink top, the fabric is so perfect!


Wendygital June 26, 2009 at 6:31 am

I’m loving so much these two colors together and they look great on you!
The detail on the blouse is so pretty!
Janine, the technique used for it is called ‘Cutwork Embroidery’.


Wendygital June 26, 2009 at 6:36 am

Here’s a site that explains the techniques and variations:

And here are some images:


Casey June 26, 2009 at 7:04 am

I too love soft, subtle colors, but you’re right: there is nothing better than a pop of color! :) You look so perfectly summery!
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sarah June 26, 2009 at 7:04 am

really like the skirt x


WendyB June 26, 2009 at 7:12 am

Beautiful photos of a beautiful lady.


Hannele June 26, 2009 at 7:40 am

I want to say that the top’s detailing looks like macramé, but as Wendygital suggests, cutwork embroidery is more accurate. Nonetheless it is beautiful!


Sal June 26, 2009 at 8:12 am

I’m a hot pink kind of gal myself, but I usually do it with lots of black. Love the look with beige, and these are some truly stunning photos, lady!
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jennine June 26, 2009 at 9:49 am

❤ andra… oh you’re so lucky, i only have one of those!
❤ wendygital! thanks! now i know….
❤ casey, just taking the summer cues from yoU!
❤ thank you sarah
❤ wendy you are too kind!
❤ hannele, that’s what we’re calling it today! cut embroidery…
❤ sal… i do it with black alot too.. so this was a nice change for me.


Izzie June 26, 2009 at 9:53 am

You look lovely! Pink and a mutedbrown are among my fave combinations.


Wendygital June 26, 2009 at 10:16 am

Oh, Jennine, I’ve just noticed that I misspelled your name, I’m so sorry!
(Of course, I’ve seen it a zillion times, but sometimes my mind plays these tricks on me when I’m writing LOTS of things, all at the same time…) :-(
Hope those links were useful to you!



maria June 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

Lovely!! Hot pink is a favorite of mine as well, along with black and white. Gorgeous picture of yourself and the wheat closeup is awesome.
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Tami June 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm

you look SO gorgeous in this shot! love love the top! :)


The Seeker June 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

What a gorgeous top :)



Chromium Dumb Belle June 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm

oh yes…its cutwork applique…i love those little cutwork tops…so pretty on you…im working on cutwork applique for all my new work too…i love how fragile and spindly it can look….kisskiss


Grace June 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm


Love Grace.
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Annie Spandex June 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I need a pair of nude shoes…
Love your bracelets!
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dapper kid June 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Oh my, the close up of your pink top is gorgeous! And that skirt looks lovely. I always break out my more colourful outfits for rainy days or summer (…so pretty much all year round here in London!).
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Ludmila Corlateanu June 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

The top is made in what used to be known as “richelieu embroidery” or cut-out embroidery technique.
regarding the colors. last time I was at Pret A Porter Paris almost all independent designers (including me) opted for safe black/charcoal non-colors..It wasn’t a good sign.
I agree that colors bring the joy for life, and once we’ll see on the catwalks colors again it will be a sign of economical healing..
My guess is that for summer main colors will be beige, white… safe & neutral..
I will go for greige..


Ariella S June 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm

LOVING the shoes and bangles


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