a millenial pink winter
I'm a current slave to this millenial/dusky/pale pink. Winter in Wellington can be grey, dank, drippy and miserable. It doesn't get cold enough for snow so you never get that thrilling winter wonderland landscape but it doesn't stay warm enough to pretend you're in perpetual autumn. There's also this cutting, chilly gale force wind that blows straight from the Antarctic, whipping your skirt over your head (if you're foolish enough to wear a skirt) and stripping the cheeks on your skin dry. Wearing this shade of pink all day every day brightens up what can be a downer of a season in the city. I have been living in the following pink gears.
Huffer cotton waffle knit beanie - Apparently out of stock everywhere at the moment but Glassons has this cute one with a pom pom and if you wanna flash the cash, this Twentysevennames one is on sale. The loose fit of this Huffer beanie suits my super round head and moon face. I would have preferred a wool version of this but the soft cotton is surprisingly warm.
Huffer Dillan Pant - I mom so hard now that I have a range of what I call "fashion" sweat pants. Great cut, soft cotton, relaxed fit with that ever-so-slight taper towards the ankle to prevent you feeling like a total slob. Currently on sale so get to it. Special shout out to these Uniqlo Women Lounge Wide-Leg pants in pink that my mum brought back from Singapore. That woman knows that the key to life (not just mom life!) is loungewear.
Rains Jacket in Rose - Not only am I a slave to millenial pink but I'm a slave to Rains jackets. This jacket is lightweight but waterproof and weighty enough to survive gale force winds. I love this jacket in this colour so much that I get annoyed when it's sunny outside and I don't have an excuse to wear it. I got it in a L/XL so that I could pile on the layers underneath and put this jacket on like the icing on top of a cupcake.
Lonely Renee Wrap Cardi in Blush - This mohair cardi is soft like a cloud and cosy like a hug. The ties are long enough so that you can wrap it round a few times and tie the bow at the front. The crop length also edges it up so that it's more fashion and not so much ballet. I find wrap cardigans a tough silhouette to pull off but this one was so beautiful that I couldn't resist.
Special non-millenial pink mention winter MVP - This Huffer lambswool scarf is currently on sale, cuddly soft, and the perfect length, thickness, and weight. Not too big and long that you feel like there's a small blanket trailing you around town but not so small and scrawny that it unravels from around your neck every time a small breeze whips past. The neutral beige also goes with everything.
Special mention for matching with your baby - When I found out I was having a girl, I was disappointed because I wanted to smother my baby in floral everything. Now that Aro is earth-side, I feel like I was always meant to have a boy. Having a boy also hasn't stopped me from shopping the "baby girl" section either. Aro wears this Nature Baby romper as pajamas. It is a delicious almost-pink-but-not-quite-pink-lets-call-it-rhubarb colour. Nature Baby has the best, softest, and highest quality organic cotton that gets softer and softer with each wash. There's a time and a place for those Kmart onesies but once in a while, it's great to treat yourself and your baby to special things that you'll want to keep forever.