I Believe in Pink Because Happy Girls Are The Prettiest Girls

Monday, August 19, 2013

I'm so excited because today's post is part of a blog collective that I recently joined called Ahead of The Curve. Basically, it's a group of the most fabulous plus size women I have ever met and every month, we each blog about that month's chosen fashion topic and our interpretation of it. The topic for this month is Pretty in Pink.

This made me so psyched because I love pink and instantly thought of Audrey Hepburn. As many of you know, I am a HUGE Audrey fan. And one of my favorite quotes from her mentions the color pink:

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” 

So imagine my surprise when I looked in my closet for pink items and didn't find many. I couldn't believe it. And also, it's my birthday weekend with the actual day being TODAY (YAY) and I was searching for the perfect outfit to wear today. I thought it would be an awesome idea to use my birthday outfit for this post.

I recently bought a pink and white chevron stripe maxi dress from Walmart via a friend on Facebook. Perfect, dress...check! But I needed more to finish the outfit. And then I noticed...the jacket. I bought this hot pink cropped denim jacket at Lane Bryant last summer on clearance and surprisingly, it has become a staple in my wardrobe. Who would have thunk it? At first, when I bought it, I didn't know what I would wear it with because I thought it was an odd color to pair with different outfits. I was so wrong. Honestly, I almost didn't buy it out of fear that I would look ridiculous. There goes that fear again. But I brushed it off and bought it. I wore it last year for a birthday lunch (see pic below) so I thought it would be fitting to wear it again this year. Perfect match...jacket, check!

Jacket - Lane Bryant
"Saving The World With Style" Tee - Torrid
Denim Trousers - Avenue
Sneakers - Reebok Outlet
So I paired the jacket with the dress and some accessories and VIOLA!!! A pink birthday "happy" outfit!

Dress - Walmart via a friend
Jacket - Lane Bryant
Sandals (not shown) - Avenue
So, this was one of those fearless moments for me because my shapewear was not helping my tummy area disappear as I would love it to. But I felt like I looked so fabulous that I just said, EFF IT. I'm going to rock this outfit, tummy and all. It's all about loving ALL of you, even your flaws. Fearless moment...check!

The dress is no longer available online but is on clearance in some stores. It comes in a black and white version also and in sizes 1X-4X.

Accessories are what make this outfit pop (along with The Jacket), in my opinion. For the longest time, I have been wanting a white quilted bag. I am a sucker for Chanel but at the moment, my wallet and Chanel's prices are not on the same page. One day a few months ago, I was shopping the ASOS site (where I bought the most fabulous eyelash print peplum top for $16, but I digress) and saw this beautiful white quilted bag. AND IT WAS ON SALE for $13! Woot woot!

(Sorry, it's no longer on sale but $21.92 is still a great price)

It's hard to see my earrings in the photo so here's a close-up below. I love me some Betsey Johnson and these are one of my favorite pairs of earrings I own from her collection. I bought them almost two years ago for about $9 online.

The necklace I am wearing is so special to me. It's a custom necklace made by Christina Scott, owner of Every Day is Halloween. We were partnered up in an Easter gift swap earlier this year and she made me the most beautiful jewelry as part of my gift package. I am a huge Andy Warhol and Candy Darling fan so this has easily become one of my favorite necklaces. Plus, it has bling bling on it and I am all about the bling. I don't like to wear necklaces so that's saying A LOT.

This outfit made me feel happy and according to Audrey, that means I am one of the prettiest girls. I will forever believe in pink because pink makes me happy. Pink makes me want to dance and makes me feel so girly. Pink makes me feel fearless because it's a color that I can't hide away in. It makes me stand out and be noticed. And I absolutely love that feeling. Now I just need to add more pink to my wardrobe. STAT. 

This post was made as part of the Ahead of the Curve Blog Collective. We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on a designated fashion theme once a month so you can see different interpretations from a variety of fabulous women. This month's theme is “Pretty in Pink”. Check out our individual posts by clicking on the links below.

Affatshionista: Like, Totally 80's Fashion - Plus Size
Color Me Fatt:  You scream, I scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!
Fearlessly Just Me:  I Believe In Pink Because Happy Girls Are The Prettiest Girls
The Valerie Gallery:  Pretty in Pink
Fatshion Peepshow:  Pretty in Pink
It's Melicious:  Pretty in Pink
Lis Finds Bliss:  Pretty in Pink
Plump Up The Frock:  In a Pink Haze + A 1930s Houndstooth Skirt
Glitter Odyssey:  Pretty in Pink Plus Size OOTD


  1. Fabulous outfit! and Great post...

  2. Those pinks look like they were made to go together!

  3. Loving the pink crop jean jacket and that necklace someone pretty awesome must have made that ;) Love ya.

  4. Happy Birthday, Marcy! You look very pretty in pink, of course. Great post!

  5. Happy birthday, pretty girl!
    You look wonderful, your accessories are beautiful and, indeed, you look very happy! <3