February 27, 2017

10 favorite photo locations in Charlotte


February 24, 2017

Pinstripe Button Down


February 22, 2017

Styling Statement Earrings


February 20, 2017

BooHoo Review


February 17, 2017

Pink Talks v.20 + Reader Survey!

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all have had a wonderful week! I wanted to start off today's Pink Talks's post to announce that I have created a reader survey for Pastel N Pink! I'd love for you all to take the survey to help me improve Pastel N Pink! I have been seeing so many bloggers creating one and receiving such great and helpful responses through them. I've been in such a rut with what kind of content to create for you all and want to know what exactly you all want to see on the blog! It would be SO apperciated if you take the survey and I cannot wait to see your responses!
Take the reader survey HERE!
What I've Been Doing...

Blogger Brunch
Last Saturday I headed to Tupelo Honey Cafe with Katie of Chic in Carolina for a fun little blogger brunch! It was so fun getting to catch up since our last little get together. After brunch we walked around South End a bit for blog photos and to let our tummies digest from all the yummy food we just ate! 

Jadelynn Brooke Spring Rep 2017
If you all follow me on Instagram then you may have already heard that I an returning as a Jadelynn Brooke Campus rep for the spring semester! It was such a fun time being a college rep for JLB last semester and I am so excited to continue it again this spring! If you all love Jadelynn Brooke as much as I do, then be sure to use my code: ALUNCC16 for 15% off your entire order!

Lilly Pulitzer + Starbucks Collaboration
If you didn't hear, Lilly Pulitzer and Starbucks collaborated and came out with 4 Lilly printed Swell bottles on Wednesday! I was so excited to hear about the collaboration, but knew that these bottles would sell out quickly. I called up my local Starbucks and headed over at 6:30am to purchase my Swell bottle and have been in love with it! Did you manage to snag a Lilly Swell bottle? If so, let me know what print you got!

Duck Donuts
Wednesday RJ and I ventured out to Dilworth to try out the infamous Duck Donuts! I've heard so much about Duck Donuts from my friends and on Instagram so I knew I had to give them a try... and they did not disappoint at all! RJ tried the famous maple bacon donut and surprisingly enjoyed it! My top pick that I tried definitely had to be the peanut butter and chocolate donut.. anything peanut butter and chocolate is a win in my book! If you're in the Charlotte area or visiting anytime soon, I definitely would recommend checking Duck Donuts out! 

Valentine's Day??
RJ and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day late this year. RJ had to work on Valentine's day and I had a late night class so we decided to move it this weekend (we're actually going out to dinner tonight!). This actually works out great in my opinion because I get to snag all the Valentine's Day candy for RJ's present for major discount. Super cheap or super smart? You tell me! I told RJ we need to start celebrating all of the holidays a couple days later so we can save some $$ on candy, gifts, etc! haha! 

Recent Purchases
J.Crew Sidewalk Skirt
I recently picked up the infamous J.Crew sidewalk skirt and I am in love! I have been meaning to pick up this skirt for a while now and I am so glad that I did. I low key want one in every color!!

Zebra Skirt
I am a sucker for animal printed items... and by animal print I mean prints of actual zebras instead of zebra print. This skirt would be so fun for the holidays, but unfortunately it's a little bit aways.. haha! 

That's it for today's Pink Talks! Be sure to take my reader survey and let me know down below what your weekend plans are! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!

February 15, 2017

Wedding Guest Attire


Happy Wednesday Friends!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday! RJ and I are actually celebrating ours later this weekend due to scheduling conflicts... which low key I don't mind because that means I can snag all the Valentine's Day goodies at Target for 50% off!

If you all read my last Pink Talk's post then you know I had went to a high school friend's wedding a couple weeks ago. I had worn this dress to the wedding and think it's the perfect wedding guest outfit! Even though this dress is more suitable for a spring wedding, I couldn't resist the pretty blush pink color and florals... what more could you expect from me?

When shopping for wedding guest attire modest is always hottest. I always tend to look for piece with a higher neckline and for the hem to not be too short on me. There's a time an place for more revealing pieces and I don't think weddings are one of those places.

p.s. #sorrynotsorry for the overload of pink on my blog lately. I'm not sure if it's just me getting into the spirit of Valentine's day or what, but light pink and blush pink has been slowly taking over my closet lately. In my defense my blog name is Pastel N Pink haha. I promise I'll have a wider range of colors coming to the blog real soon!

What are some of your favorite places to shop for dresses? Let me know in the comments down below! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and as always, thank you for reading!
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February 14, 2017

7 simple ways to show love


Happy Valentine's Day friends!

Here's to the day of showering your loved ones with love and showing them how much you appreciate them. In spirit of the day of love, I thought it would be fun to share some simple ways you can show the people in your life how much you care about them. I'm big on the little things go a long way and I really think that you don't need to spend a ton of money on someone to show them how much you love them. 

Actions > Material things

1. Make them their favorite meal
I mean, food is the number way to a person's heart, am I right? Chef up their favorite meal for dinner (or breakfast!) and I'm sure they'll feel loved and appreciated. Not a cook? You can always order their favorite meal togo as well. It's the thought that counts!

2. Write them a handwritten letter
There's something so special and thoughtful about receiving a well thought out handwritten letter or even a simple card. Have a loved one or friend that lives far away? Shoot them a well thought out card. Those are so rare now a days and will surely make them feel special.

3. Leave hidden notes 
RJ use to leave hidden notes around my dorm room freshman year and it was always so sweet to find them, especially after having a bad day! You could sneak a little note in their wallet, bag, room, where ever. It's such a nice surprise when they find them!

4. Do a chore they don't like 
Does your s/o hate doing dishes? How about dreads cleaning the bathroom? Give a hand and do a chore they dislike and I'm sure they'll love you for it.

5. Call them
I'm guilty of getting caught up with school, socializing, and everything life throws at me and forgetting to call home every now and then. Call your parents, call your best friend, call your boyfriend, call and tell them how much you love them.

6. Host a get together
I love a good excuse to have all of my favorite people together in one place. Even if you host a simple pot lock, call up some of your friends and get them together to catch up and enjoy with each other's company.

7. Spend time with each other
Lastly, spend time with the person! Put down the laptops and cell phones and just enjoy quality time with each other. With social media and technology playing such a big part in our lives, it can also get in the way with good quality time with one another. Take some time to talk to each other, do an activity you both enjoy and enjoy each other's company! 

What are some things you like to do to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them? Let me know down below! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and remember, you don't need to be in a relationship to celebrate. Single? Go grab yourself a glass of wine and your favorite treat and go #treatyoself 

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2017

Spring Transition Outfit

Chambray Shirt (also styled here) || Necklace c/o via Rocksbox (use code: pastelnpinkblogxoxo for your first month free!) || Black Jeans || Similar Flats || Monogram Purse c/o || Similar Sunglasses || Watch || Pearl Earrings

Happy Monday friends!

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent catching up with some friends (both from blogging and from school!). I'm pretty bad at getting into a rut and staying inside my apartment all the time and I want to try to make an effort to be more social this year. So I'm making it a goal to schedule either a coffee date, lunch date, etc with a friend at least once a week. It's good to have alone time for yourself, but it's also healthy to make time to spend with friends and socialize as well!

In other news, today's outfit post! 

It's been a little tricky trying to decide what outfits I want to share with you all on my blog lately. As many of you know by now the weather here in Charlotte is pretty crazy. One day I'm bundled up in a sweater and boots and the next I'm in a spring dress. I always wanted my blog to be a place where I share my outfits with you all and for you to get inspiration on what to wear, but it is always strange for me to post an outfit that's suitable for 30 degree weather when it's 70 out! I guess what I'm trying to say is bare with me with my wide range of outfits on the blog over the next couple of weeks as we try to figure out Charlotte's crazy weather pattern... haha

Today's outfit would be perfect for the (normal) spring transition weather. This light weight chambray top is perfect for warmer days, but will still keep you warm when the sun goes down. To give this outfit a little bit of glam I added this beautiful statement necklace that I received from my Rocksbox and paired my favorite studded loafers to tie the look together. I have been really into tucking the front part of my button down shirts, I think it gives it a little bit more of a polished look. 

Side tip: if you have a shorter shirt or are having a hard time tucking your shirt into your jeans and having them stay, try tucking them under your belt! I find that this works so much better for me and the shirt stays in place better.

Also, happy Valentine's Day eve (is that a thing?)! Let me know what you all have planned for Valentine's day down below! Unfortunately I'll be spending my Valentine's day in my three hour night class... if that doesn't scream a romantic night I don't know what does.  hope all of you are having a wonderful start of your week so far and always, thank you for reading! 

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February 10, 2017

Pink Talks v.19

Happy Friday friends!

Welcome back to another Pink Talks post! If you're new around here, Pink Talks is a series on my blog where I update you all on what I've been doing, buying, loving and everything in between! We've got lots to cover this week so let's just jump right into it!

What I've been doing...

Fideli's Kitchen
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have saw on my story about how one of the biggest struggles for me is trying to find somewhere to eat. RJ and I always want to try new places in Charlotte, but always draw a blank on where to go. Some of you reached out and gave some AWESOME food suggestions on where to eat in Charlotte and I cannot wait to check them out! Thank you to all those of you who reached out! Also, if you have a favorite place to eat in the Charlotte area, please let me know!

Any who, one of the new places we ended up trying was Fidelli's Kitchen. I had heard about this place on Instagram and we went on a whim to check it out and oh my goodness did it not disappoint! I wanted to go to mainly try their pizza cone and it was everything I ever wanted and more. They didn't have a vegetarian version, so I just ordered a meatball cone... without the meatballs haha. The dish is basically pasta and veggies piled into a bread cone. If you're in the Charlotte area I highly suggest visiting Fidel's Kitchen in South End!

Saturday I was able to watch one of my high school friends get married! I'm still in disbelief that I'm starting to get to the point in my life where my friends are getting married, but it's also super exciting. The wedding was beautiful and it so good to dance and hang out with my friends I've gone to high school with. 

Recent Purchases...

Red Floral Dress || Pink Floral Dress || Blue Dress

Wedding guest dress - blush floral dress
If you follow me on Instagram than you know that I was on hunt for a dress for the wedding I attended on Saturday. I asked for your opinions on what dress I should choose, and ended up going with the blush floral one (i know, I have a slight obsession with blush lately..). It was so fun taking you all shopping with me and I may take you all shopping with me again via Instagram stories so be sure to follow me so you don't miss out! 

Jeweled earrings
To go with the dress I picked up these beautiful jeweled earrings. I have been on a major statement earring kick lately (as you'll notice in this post) and can't get enough of them!
Tassel Earrings (super similar ones here)

If you guys shop on BaubleBar then you may know that they have a thing called "the buried bauble"

If you all didn't know, Target and Baublebar came together for a collaboration and I couldn't be more excited! I hopped online on Super Bowl Sunday and ordered a few pieces and I can't wait for them to arrive! I managed to order:
-Beaded tassel earrings
-Druzy Drop earrings
-Cluster drop earrings
Have you checked out the collection yet? If not you have to! They have so many great pieces and great prices!

And that's it for today's Pink Talks post! Let me know down below what you've been up to or what you scored this past week! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend and as always, thank you for reading!

February 8, 2017

Restyling a formal dress


Happy Wednesday Friends!

I've said it multiple times on my blog how I like to find ways to restyle pieces in my closet and get the most out of my clothing pieces. Today I decided to take it a step further and restyled an old formal dress to make it a little more wearable for everyday. 

Fun fact: this is my winter formal dress I wore my senior year of high school!

I'm kind of a hoarder in the fact that I hate getting rid of my old formal dresses. I have every winter formal dress, prom dress and homecoming dress I ever worn in my closet back at home and I just can't bare to part with them. Maybe one day I'll work my way up to sell them or give them to a friend who really needs a dress for an occasion, but we'll see!
To make the dress more wearable and a little more suited for ever day wear I threw on flannel shirt to cover up the sequined top. As much as I love sparkles I wanted to focus mainly on the fun flowy skirt of the dress. Skater silhouette dresses are so fun to play around with because you can easily thrown on a button down top with it and make it look like a skirt! Easy two in one piece!

To finish the look off I paired the outfit with my go to ribbed tights, black flats and a clutch. This would be such a cute date night look and you could even switch out the black tights and flats for some cute nude heels if it's warmer out!

What do you all think about restyling your formal dress? Did this inspire you do try it out? Let me know in the comments down below! I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always, thank you for reading!

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