Pretty In Pink x Frilly In Ruffles

“Do one thing a day that scares you.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

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If you’ve been following along for a while you know of my penchant for wearing black. It’s easy and I always feel confident when wearing it. I normally don’t feel the need to inject a lot of colour outside of white and maroon. However, one should always step outside their comfort zone.

Pink, Pink, or Pink?

For years I avoided pink with the same fervour which I avoided being called Katie. Both were far too girlie for my sensibilities. I’m always giving the advice to try something new or different, and I decided to heed my own words (for once). This dress is nothing like I would normally choose to wear: it’s frilly, form fitting and full of colours! I did ensure it kept some features I am comfortable with: small print, open back and above the knee cut.

This dress is nothing like I would normally choose to wear: it’s frilly, form fitting and full of colours. I did ensure it kept some features I am comfortable with: small print, open back and above the knee cut.

Then it happened.

The world didn’t stop spinning when I donned the look.

In fact, I actually felt comfortable- I enjoyed the break from the norm. That’s not to say I didn’t question wearing it out a million and one times. Once I left the comfort zone of my house I was able to feel great in this fun dress!

You might have to talk yourself up, but don’t ever shy away from living a moment because it is strange or out of your comfort zone. Take a deep breath and conquer.

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52 Comments

  1. Yuliya
    September 5, 2016 / 9:28 am

    This dress looks stunning on you x
    Yukova Design Blog

    • Kait Elizabeth
      Author
      September 5, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Awww thank you love! Have a great start to your week. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      Author
      September 1, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks babe! Hugs, Kait

  2. Iga Parker
    August 31, 2016 / 5:08 am

    You look amazing, hun! I love the whole styling. And cheers to the photographer who did a great job capturing your style πŸ™‚

    xo,
    Iga
    http://www.STYLENIGHTCAP.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      Author
      August 31, 2016 / 10:11 am

      My hubby is getting good! Hugs, Kait

  3. Ruthie
    August 25, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Well isnt this dress fabulous!! Love the shoes as well!! GO girl!! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 25, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words love! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 25, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks babe! I wear them soooo much! Hugs, Kait

  4. Abby
    August 23, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I love that dress – looks so fun and feminine! Gorgeous shoes too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 23, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much love! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 22, 2016 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you so much love! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 15, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you.. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 15, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      ME TOO. They are soooo wearable too! Hugs, Kait

  5. Yuliya
    August 15, 2016 / 5:24 am

    Oh I love the dress and the shoes xxx
    Yukova Blog

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 15, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you babe! Hugs, Kait

  6. Shaine
    August 15, 2016 / 4:50 am

    Oh! loving those floral patterns. totally love the dress you wore!

    hope you could check-out my blog πŸ™‚
    xoxo, shaine
    Bad Habits

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 15, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thanks for dropping by and I totally will. Hugs, Kait

  7. Shell
    August 13, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    This dress is beautiful! I love the print and colors.
    You look simply beautiful in it!
    xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 14, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      Awww thanks so much love! Hugs, Kait

  8. Gabrielle
    August 13, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I love that you stepped outside of your comfort zone to try this look, and clearly it paid off as you look incredible! What a lovely dress! Brilliant choice of quote, by the way, and definitely one i’ll be keeping in mind πŸ™‚

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 14, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment babe! I hope you have had an amazing weekend. Hugs, Kait

  9. Sister Tales
    August 13, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Every time we come across your blog, just absolutely stunning. I must say, this is by far my favorite outfit since we started following you, so very on point!
    xoxo, Simona and Indre

    http://www.sistertalessite.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 14, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      You ladies always bring a smile to my face! Thank you loves. Hugs, Kait

  10. Clarissa
    August 13, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Love the quote above the post – fitting for your frilly dress experience, but a good notion for life too πŸ™‚

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 14, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      I completely agree! Thanks for dropping by babe. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you love! I hope you had an amazing week! Hugs, Kait

  11. Kim
    August 12, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I love that quote- such a great reminder to push yourself out of your comfort zone (something I still work on!) You look great in that dress!

    XO, Kim
    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      I think it’s definitely a life long challenge. You’re so sweet! Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Kait

  12. August 12, 2016 / 2:20 am

    You look beautiful as always! Love this dress. And I’m obsessed with your shoes.
    Happy Friday.
    Xx, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks babe!!! I hope you have an amazing weekend full of love and happiness. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      I love that I can walk around in them all day!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks girl!!! It’s so different for me. Hugs, Kait

  13. Dadie Bradshaw
    August 11, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Falling in love with your dress and shoes!

    DadieB. ~
    dadiebradshaw.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      You are so sweet! Happy Friday!!! Hugs, Kait

  14. August 11, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Ahhh. We are of the same opinion, Kait. I resisted anything pink or feminine, and I hated being called girly or girl. I still do, for the latter, but I’ve come to bond with pastels. Yes, pink and lilac included πŸ™‚ in my mind, it all boils down to how I wear it. If I feel strong and womanly, then pink be damned. I do feel, however, that your frilly pink confection does nothing to detract from your oh-so-not-girly personality πŸ™‚ you’re absolutely right. Go forth and conquer xoxo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Your comment just made my day!!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. It really is all about how you feel, rather than how others perceive it. Hugs, Kait

  15. August 11, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Amen! It was not always be comfortable stepping outside of your zone, but it was well worth it!!! LOVE!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Absolutely!!! Thanks so much love. Hugs, Kait

  16. August 11, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Love the shoes, love the dress and LOVE this girlie pop of pink on you! It looks effortless and natural for sure! & I’m on a spending freeze but the moment Sept. 1 arrives, I am buying that midi dress from Asos you linked at the bottom. Obsessed!

    xox,
    Kristin

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Awww thank you Kristin!!! It would look so pretty on you gorgeous; good luck with the freeze- I know how hard it is. Happy Weekend love! Hugs, Kait

  17. kat
    August 11, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    That dress is so cute! I love the frills and I know the feeling I get a little weary when I need to try something new. I also am obsessed with those shoes! They’re perfect
    Thanks for sharing love
    Kat | http://www.DeliriumStyle.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! It’s always good to get out of a rut. Hugs, Kait

  18. August 11, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something new because you look freakin amazing! I love your hair and makeup too! Xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      August 12, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Oh my gosh you are too sweet babe. Thank you and Happy Friday!!! Hugs, Kait

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