Fashion Over Reason: Winter Pastels (& Win My Scarf!)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter Pastels (& Win My Scarf!)

Fashion Over Reason x Bindya scarf give away

We all know about those archaic style rules that no longer apply to today's modern girl: no white after labor day, no mixing metals with jewelry, matching your bag to you shoes, blablabla. Ugh, how boring! I'm all about breaking rules and I tend to gravitate towards the unconventional, generally speaking, so on a day where Central Park could have easily been mistaken for a snow globe, I wanted nothing but to gallivant about the rare NYC winter wonderland scenery donning my finest winter pastels. There was something so magical about blending in with the ethereal backdrop, the tiny snowflakes delicately falling from the romantic grey sky. It was visually poetic, truly.

However gentle the flakes were, it didn't do much for my lid, which, as you can tell, is sopping, but that was hardly the point of taking advantage of the outdoors and capturing what could be considered wintertime camo. Fashion is fun and being a little bit rebellious with the old rules not only felt completely natural, but it just confirmed yet again that yesteryear's sartorial doctrines are nothing but antiquated.

So next time snow hits your area, don't be shy to reach for your best soft pink top, dusty blue trousers, white denim, seafoam green scarf and stroll along with your head held up high and your face plastered with a knowing grin that you are indeed a rebel with a cause...

And SPEAKING of seafoam green scarves: I liked mine so much that I wanted to give one of you the chance to enjoy it too! I teamed up with the lovely people of Bindya to make sure one of my readers could also partake in winter pastels (and spring, and summer, and fall!)... So make sure you scroll all the way down to enter to win this beautiful, soft, cozy piece. You have one week, a ton of ways to enter and you can do it from anywhere in the world!

Solo Eyewear Adrienne Landau fur vestWinter wonderland Bindya green scarfWinter pastels soft pink white denimPastels pink Zara lapel-less blazer J Brand white denim Bindya green scarf Solo Eyewear pink Saucony sneakers Jason Wu for Target blouseBindya green scarf give away Solo eyewear Saint Laurent Arty ring pastelsWhite J Brand Zoe jeans pink Saucony sneakersCentral Park Bow Bridge Winter Wonderland winter pastelsCentral Park NYC winter whites snowflakes pastels Solo Eyewear BindyaGreen Bindya scarf pink blazer Central Park snow NYCBaby pink Jason Wu for Target blouse Zara blazer J Brand jeans Bindya scarfWinter snow forest walk Adriennd Landau furSolo Eyewear Adrienne Landau fur Bindya scarf
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Scarf - Bindya (similar)
Blazer - Zara (similar)
Blouse - Jason Wu for Target (similar)
Denim - J Brand (similar)
Shoes - Saucony (similar)
Fur vest - Adrienne Landau (similar)
Mitts - H&M (similar)
Rings - Saint Laurent, Chic Peek
Sunnies - Solo Eyewear (similar)

Now it's contest time, anyone can enter, so get started with your entries!

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Stephanie Aboukasm said...

I love winter pastels, I just wish more people would be brave enough to wear them! I just wore a pastel green sweater today to show off my tan from a recent vacation to the Caribbean! I would style that beautiful scarf with a cobalt blue dress, black tights, and tall brown boots!

Emilie said...

Love this outfit Hélène! It is indeed rather 'unexpecting' to wear something like that in the snow but why not because you look stunning:) I love the combination of the pink and the green scarf! :) And of course your fur: wauw!!! I entered, hope I win :D

It's About L.A said...

Love those pictures, really nice!


Amazing photos! xxx

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

I'm about to die, this post is a sight for sore eyes! And it couldn't be further away from the grey, wet and miserable weather here! Take me to New York D: I love absolutely everything about this outfit!!

Jade | JadeFungBlog

helen's blog said...

I love, love your outfit!!! This scarf is wonderful!!!

Diana said...

love your outfit!

Bianca Nieves said...

You are rocking the subtle hues! You look soo pretty! xx

Stephanie said...

This post is stunning!!!! so so pretty lady: never seen anyone rock white pants mid snowfall like this. Really though! >3 xo

Kimberley said...

Love the look! So chic, yet effortless!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous color combo!

molly b said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning photos and outfit! Winter white and pastels are my favorite this time of year and with the snow falling it couldn't be more picture perfect!

Elena said...

Beautiful photos! I would love to experience NYC in the snow!

Unknown said...

Gosh, love that vest with the soft pink!!! Lovely outfit and photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!!

Maja K said...

Amazing outfit and all that snow falling down is like entering a dream.. I agree, if you like it wear it :) No rules needed. xx


Unknown said...

This is such a feminine, yet fun outfit! I love the mix of rosy pink with fur and that pop of green. So chic!


The Dragonfruit said...

You go you rebel! Haha, loooove this entire outfit. The scarf is so pretty, and I'd love to win it for myself. Hmmm, I think I'd wear it with my white sweater, some coated jeans, and black boots.

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Ash said...

I adore this green color, or any green color! I named my daughter Emerald because of my love for green ;) I'd style this with dark skinny jeans and maybe a a comfy long tee in either grey or light pink. I think this color would pair well with a wine or burgundy color too


Lauren said...

I love a good pink and green combo! Beautiful post and photos!


McKenzie Wild said...

I really love that scarf! What a great addition to your outfit!

Samantha Mariko said...

Love the outfit and the photos so much! great scarf and giveaway! following you on g+ :)

Unknown said...

Great outfit, love the beautiful scarf!!! the photos are beautiful!!

Mindy Erazo said...

Love this outfit! The light pink is so pretty!


Carla said...

oh my goodness this post look so dreamy... i so wanna be able to take photos out in the snow. and i love the way you mixed neutrals and sweet pastels in this outfit. very feminine chic!

xo, Carla

Unknown said...

count me in!

Corinne said...

you look fantastic! i absolutely love this look!
would you like to follow each other on GFC? i definitely want to keep up with your updates :D
xx Corinne

Unknown said...

Such a great blog !! very nice!!!!!!!:)
stunning post! i really love it!!!!

Samiya Cusman said...

This is probably the most perfect pastel outfit every!! I´m in love with your white pants.. and the blazer.. and the scarf, I´m basically in love with the whole outfit hahah!