I've had this outfit lined up since I bought the cardigan a couple of weeks ago.
I had actually forgotten about Pink Shirt Day, so it was only a stroke of luck that I happened to pick a very pink outfit!
- Dress - Essentiel Antwerp, consignment; last worn here in March 2020 bringing PANK to the gloom
- Cashmere cardigan - Charter Club, thrifted; purchased here for $15.00
- Boots - Rockport, thrifted; last seen here in November 2020 with dragonscale and a cape
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here in January
This dress is so pink...it's PANK!
First wearing of this new-to-me cashmere leopard cardigan.
Masked up - another leopard one (I have 3).
Outerwear - the weather is mercurial. Freezing overnight, frost in the morning, then sun, then clouds.
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Brass/leather cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Mexican brass necklace - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Slashed cuff - Midzo, vintage fair
- Earrings - LA Express, c. 1994
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted
Flashback: Essentiel Antwerp PANK Dress
I bought this dress here in November 2017 on a shopping date with Petra at My Sister's Closet - wow, do I ever miss that store! Of the five things I bought that day, I still have three of them: this dress, my silk Danger Pants, and my Rodarte Opening Ceremony coat (aka the Ringmaster Coat). They had such good stuff at My Sister's Closet - I really miss it since it closed last year.
I was of course attracted to the very bright pink of it.
It's not my usual style - I tend to veer away from swing cuts, as they just hang off my boobs and erase the rest of my figure, but I loved it once I tried it on. It's good for showing off my legs!
It also helped that it had side pockets (that hadn't even been undone!). I do love pockets in a dress - that can make or break a garment for me. I also adore the big floppy cuffs - so dramatic.
It does up with those kajillion little fabric-covered buttons up the front - I have to do up about a dozen of them to slip the dress on over my head. It's not a good dress for shopping or when you want to try things on!
I recognized the label and brand from my European blogger friends (Greetje mostly - she loves this brand) - so I knew it would be good quality. It's washable too.
It was $60.98, which felt like a lot until I looked it up and found that it retailed for $300.00! It was from 2016, so was only a year old at the time I bought it.
I'm pretty sure whoever consigned it did so due to the colour - you have to be okay with being stared at in it! I came up with "It's so pink it's PANK" the first time I wore it to work, in November 2017. It doesn't look overly bright here (it's very vivid in person), but I think you'll be able to tell when I replaced my camera...
I went safe and picked black as my accent, with a black and white polka-dotted scarf in my hair and pink polka dot tights. Boots Flashback here.
I kept everything pretty simple in February 2018, just a gold necklace.
And these funky black and gold studded booties, which I moved along a few years ago (they were too high).
When I bought these new Fluevog boots in October 2018, I knew I had to wear them with the dress! And I did!
Vizzini doing his usual photobomb. I did sheer black tights and a ribbon tied at the neck. I usually wear a slim-fitting half-slip on the bottom to keep from feeling/being overexposed.
I went back to colourful tights in December 2018, and added a matchy sparkly necklace.
I love pink and purple together - shoe Flashback here.
More colourful tights in February 2019.
A little furry blue brooch, and fringed booties, and I'm good to go!
Are you ready? Camera change! Now THAT's the actual colour. PANK.
More colourful tights and another pair of new purple Fluevogs, in June 2019. I seem to test out my new shoes with this dress a lot!
A sedate "Clothing as Armour" look following a social evening out (at the Fluevog store, meeting John Fluevog!) in December 2019.
A different pair of dotty tights, and my beloved Trout shoes (Flashback here).
And this is the last time I wore it, with a different necklace and yet another new pair of Fluevogs.
This was in March 2020. I brought PANK to the gloom of the then-recent lockdown.
Mathy stuff: Today marks the 9th time wearing this dress, and it's still going strong. We're currently at $6.78 per wear, which sounds much better than $60.98! That's sure to drop as I continue to wear it.
Do you have any bright pink your closet? What would you wear with PANK?