Shelley: Sparkling Blush

By Shelley Graham

with commentary by Editor Marcie Everhart

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Slowly intensify one chosen color as the eye moves down, from the icy white, silk shoulders to blush jeans and blush suede sneakers. Spring’s hot hue, Blush, is still showing very strong in apparel lines this fall. Its appeal is soft, romantic, and feminine, suggesting the rosy glow of health and happiness. Shelley wore this outfit to host a bridal shower for her niece, a traditional celebration of the women in a family or community.

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The rolled hemline of this washable silk top mimics the shape of a delicate, gold-trimmed, ruffled lip of an antique pitcher.

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A rose druzy crystal is the perfect accent for the season’s blush-colored clothing.

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A monochromatic look is considered fresh and modern right now.

Shopping Links

The top is an elusive and exclusive boutique brand, but we have ran it down! Sofia of Italy, a company in Tuscany, is known for its hand-washable silk designs, many of the pieces with the ombre effect, gently transitioning into the deeper color. Made from the finest Italian silk, the tops, dresses, wraps, and pants give off a luxurious, subtle shine. You can purchase the brand from various boutiques across the country or through their website:

or through their Instagram:

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Paula Chocolate Top, $125.

Samantha Animal Print Top, $112.

Sofia Burgundy Ombre Top, $125.

The blush top was their best-selling piece, and no one seems to be able to keep it in stock. Here’s some Zara and Free People options.

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Double-Layer Pastel Pink Blouse, $50.

Top with Contrasting Piping, $36.

Linen Blend Tee, $33.


Faded Petal Pink Jean, $131.

Velvet Leggings, $198.

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Adidas Gazelle Sneaker in Pink Vapor, $80

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Rose Druzy Pendant Gold Edged, $30.

Kaira Beaded Oval Druzy Necklace, $28.

Druzy Rose Quartz with Pink Opal Beads, $119.

The Real-Real Behind the Scenes

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HOT FLASH! You know what we’re talking about! When your sparkle gets a little too intense, lol, and we need to take a short break from shooting in a sweet but close little room full of gorgeous antiques. We should ALL get these little fans sitting around to make our hair look like Farrah’s!


A Little Background Music

“Cool jewelry shining so bright…Strawberry champagne on ice…” I have no idea what the second part of that means, Bruno. But it sounds pretty! And I like the enthusiasm behind it, lol.


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