MNG by Mango – Mission # 3

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There’s always a bright side.  Even if it starts raining cats and dogs right after these pics were taken :-/

Suit: Zara (similar trousers here. Add a shirt instead – doesn’t have to be a blazer).  Striped top: MNG by Mango. Brogues: Topshop (love). Bag: Coach vintage. Necklace: Second hand shop (thrift). Hat: ASOS. Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.

I’ve definitely noticed something about me from years ago vs. now.  I don’t wear head to toe black like I used to.  Thing is, I never knew that I was until Michael plus a close friend pointed it out.  I must have been in such a ‘coma’ of auto-dressing that I didn’t see it.  For years.
If you showed my former ‘darker’ self the above pictures (or this jumpsuit), she would’ve laughed: ‘you’ve got to be bloody kidding. I am NOT wearing that.’
Now I love colour and have put away my all black uniform. Surprising bit though is that it actually feels better.   If any of this rings true with you, I hope you feel inspired enough here to try something different.  More why nots. Less why should I.
For this MNG for Mango challenge I teamed their striped top with a fuschia suit.  Wearing classics are synonyms with Parisians so I twisted a classic suit to make it more me.  

The former all black wearing Karen would never have approved. 





  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08123644460058416717 David Diaz

    Love the spark of pink! & THose shoes… totally FIERCE! 😀

    Have a Good Day!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02823973118376348640 We Can Pretend

    the stripes and the red are perfect. obsesssed with ur blog!!


  • Gemma

    a navy suit would have been perfect for that mango striped tee. this red colour calls more for a black and white stripe worn with those black brogues youve posted on.

  • http://www.riamichelle.com/ Ria

    I love this pink! Look awesome. I’m a former all black offender myself!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16472083874334861654 Asia

    To take a suit and wear it in a pink color is sheer genius and I love playing around with strips in different colors. It really does work in colors other than black/white or navy/white. Excellent styling Karen, you took a classic look and made it yours!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08987425534758163598 AJ TAYLOR

    I love how the color modernises such a classy look. beautiful!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA

    love that suit, amazing color!


  • http://bucketsandbunches.com/ Chelsea

    Love it! I used to be devoted to black as well. I still have fab moments in black, but I am rarely without color. Great outfit. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12503945940158052884 Style-Pursuit

    Wearing more colour = the very right thing to do! If only I had guts to work it, though… :o)

    You look absolutely fantastic in fuschia!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    really amazing outfit!

    Fashion Philosophy

  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com/ letizia

    beautiful Karen love this color!
    And I have the same floppy hat!

    ☆ Letizia


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    I am totally with you on having a former “darker” side! I love this and the jumpsuit to which you linked to as well!


  • http://www.clochet.com/ Clochet

    You look stunning in that suit!! Love how bright pink looks on you!! Good choice.
    xx, Clochet.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11238166343726207424 VintagePickle

    That hot pink is amazing! But to be honest I was more taken away by that gorgeous necklace! Where on this funky dunky earth did u get that?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11238166343726207424 VintagePickle

    That hot pink is amazing! But to be honest I was more taken away by that gorgeous necklace! Where on this funky dunky earth did u get that?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16866194869569989037 K.M.

    the shoes are so cute ..love them ♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Great mix and amazing suit! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08765622689578808156 Fashionisaparty.com (Suz)

    such a beautiful, bright pink shade!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    This is so amazing- that suit is brilliant

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing

    That suit is fantastic, the perfect color for you. You look extremely youthful in these photos.

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com/ thefashionguitar

    Cute shoes!

    XO Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01501977182601144022 Emma, Ella you pick!

    love it, gorgeous shoes!!! Following :)

    xo Emma

  • http://www.dressanddish.com/ Dress and Dish: Lana

    Love the shoes!!

  • http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/ chelseasgirl

    Fabulous colored suit. I’ve been on a search for one, and you’ve inspired me to keep looking!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 Melissa

    this suit looks amazing with the stripes and I absolutely love your shoes


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17078738982847318098 Laura

    this suit is the answer to my prayers!

    doees it come in different colours? it is incredible!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12228225170832818322 Sophie Loloi

    LOVE that color on you!



  • http://parisianshoegals.blogspot.com/ Parisian ShoeGals

    The suit amazing color gives a whole new level to its classic shape.

    Shocking pink always makes me think about Elsa Schiaparelli and blooming flowers.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06232635225370589308 Mika

    oh that bag! gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16976586219134331143 City Girl (EC1)

    Love this outfit, you look great! Enjoying your blog :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09752018560451049748 Erica Wark

    OMG – what a great suit!! Looks amazing!!


    visit me:)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08818325544321828402 madzia

    bag is great :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04033366294492670554 feesha

    I used to be the same. Then was obsessed with colors. I remember once I wore fuschia pants, bright turqouise top & a neon pink scarf. A guy asked me if I was a raver haha. Now I’m in between.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16711515176378161686 Ashley Madekwe

    This colour is STUNNING on you!

  • http://paquita-dinamita.blogspot.com/ paquita dinamita

    that color looks so great on you!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04021171264817191178 ASH

    Pink is great on you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16581328842144972694 LV

    I am loving those shoes!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07795506013724696061 Nadette

    I love this look! I’m still not bold enough to wear electric bright pants, but I love fuscia, and I’m also purposely gravitating away from black and toward more color. Gorgeous from heat to toe!

  • http://thegirlintheshoes.tumblr.com/ The Girl in the Shoes

    I’m so in love with this suit but we never got it in our Zara stores…it looks great though!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04082417781581850343 Kelly (Unremittingly Kel)

    this is SUPER bold, and i LOVE it.
    you totally rock the colors, glad you got out of your ‘black coma’

  • http://photodiarist.typepad.com/ The Photodiarist

    Agree with you 100%. I’ve added green, red and yellow pants and colorful tops to my closet for fall and cannot wait to wear them. currently sporting yellow jeans, I might add. It definitely feels better. Am sure I will return to my all black monochrome looks one day but for now, it’s all about color!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01095366106421600712 ELLA.

    I have this exact bag, got it from the vintage store I work at. LOVE this suit. Looks fab xx


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