30 Jul 2020

Falling In Love With Pastels

Falling In Love With Pastels on vickiarcher.com

I have a crush on Pastels.

Wandering through Lisbon, in all its chalk colour glory, has inspired me to celebrate colour and in particular pink and all the shades of. Whether it is the exteriors with their pastel washed walls or marble reliefs in these delicate tones, Lisbon is a colour palette to love.

My eye has decided a colour a day. Custard yellow, every hue of blue and romantic pinks; I’m searching for them one at a time as I walk up and down the labyrinth of tiny streets that distinguish this beautiful city. I’m spoilt to be here and in particular without the normal swell of late July tourists who would normally be crowding the city. The shops and restaurants, many are open, but quiet with little foot traffic. I feel safe; distance is observed, masks obligatory and the hand sanitising a never-ending cycle.

Back to pink and in particular the pastels.

Recently I made a purchase of a blush pink blouse and it has turned into a favourite buy. I’ll show you on Instagram – it was a sale find and long since disappeared. Pink and these pastel shades can be very flattering to the skin as long as they don’t have too much blue within; the same goes for pink lipsticks.

Try these fabulous lip treatment oils from Hourglass – Adorn and Bare are the ones I have.

Don’t miss this scalloped lace blouse; my calendar is marked.

This pale pink cotton shirt is a fabulous shape with jeans – thinking white?

LOVE this light sweater for cooler evenings; no more Pastéis de Nata for me if I want to wear this ;)

And the same goes for these retro swimmers.

I’m very serious about these loafers to wear with this midi shirt dress.

This dress from Molly Goddard is heaven if your arms and decolletage allow.

Try a little blush and tell me how you feel. xv

Falling In Love: Blush in Pastels

hourglass  ||  lace blouse ||  cotton shirt ||  ribbed cashmere ||  retro swimmers   ||  loafers   ||  midi dress  || smocked dress

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That photo Vicki is OUTSTANDING. I have been a lover of pink for a long time but through Instagram and blogging over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the other hues of blues and even yellows. Your photos on IG have inspired me to visit Portugal one day.

The soft pinks and bright yellows have met together in my home décor, a combination I would have never put together years ago. OH, how we inspire each other! Safe and happy travels to you!


And isn’t that the joy, Anita… learning from and inspiring each other… I have tried to stop myself from taking too many photographs and make sure to inhale the moment… but it’s difficult!


YOU may want to meet TARIK today on AGELESS STYLE she resides in PROVENCE and has a wonderful range of linen clothing!!SOMEHOW I STUMBLED UPON HER on Instagram and went down the rabbit hole!
Happy you got away………..I think we are headed for more LOCKDOWN!

Michelle à Détroit

These days, pink comforts me like the Peanuts character Linus’ ubiquitous blanket.

Jennifer Connolly

I am a huge fan of pink lately too. Not too bright, not too cool, just blush and seashell tones for my aging complexion. This is a stunning photo Vicki!! xx


Thank you for the links– what beautiful pinks!
If you can get to Bibloteca Joanina, in the University de Coimbra-
if you love to see old books- it was breathtaking for me!
Boas festas!


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