Pink's New Look

April 11, 2017

Janet Kelly

shades with pink/plum frames ($99) from seeeyewear.com and locations in D.C., Pittsburgh and suburban Philadelphia. Right: Get a bright pink pout from an easy-to-apply lip crayon. $37, chanel.com. You’ve gotta be in the black to splurge on this petal-pink Runwell…

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Bye, Bye, Black

March 15, 2016

Janet Kelly

…uniform shade, I selected items by texture, fingers distinguishing cashmere from wool, ribbed cotton from brushed. How did life become so achromatic? Until I reached adolescence, pink dominated my closet and my life. Even my bedroom walls were pink. And…

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Plein-Air Pastels

May 1, 2018

Janet Kelly

pink jacket. A partnership between Puma and Sophia Webster begot this pale blue suede sneaker with fun yellow accent. Also available in pink with pink accent stripe. $96, bloomingdales.com. Marc Jacobs’ metallic crewneck knit sweater is only available in a…

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Green Acre #19: Think I Know What I'm Talking About?

August 31, 2016

stephanie cavanaugh

…across the front yard, mingling with the ivy, a cheery scented sea of pink flowers. This is the dead-stick pink trumpet vine. Don’t be fooled: The pink flowers in the picture are in the flower box in the rear window….

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The Blush of Winter

November 12, 2019

Nancy McKeon

…what November wants to take away. It’s out there in profusion in the stores. Of course there are the fluorescent pinks and the wan little pinks that can look washed out; but there are stronger, yet soft, versions that hold…

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Tickled Pink

May 11, 2014

Janet Kelly

…enjoy scones, tea sandwiches and a fashion show of local models wearing Lilly Pulitzer. The Tickled Pink event, put on by the Fairmont Washington and Pink Palm Bethesda Row (a Lilly Pulitzer store), was the 11th annual Mother/Daughter Fashion Show…

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The Case for Color Blocking

October 8, 2019

Janet Kelly

…“Empire star” Taraji Henson charmed in chiffon with a flowing cape; Marisa Tomei’s ruched frock paired shocking pink with red, while Zoe Kazan’s black gown was wrapped up in a huge pink-and-red bow. — What stars wear at the Emmys…

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The Swedes Invade Georgetown

April 4, 2017

Janet Kelly

these with a matching pink sweater, or a contrasting one in black ($55), or be slinky in a pink cami trimmed with black lace ($55). Add tough chic lace-up black leather boots with lethal heels and toes, or pad about…

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How to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Blush

August 13, 2019

Janet Kelly

…up to your face. If your skin looks pink or rosy by comparison, you’re cool toned. If your face looks more yellow, your undertone is warm. If you feel you look better in off-white or creamy hues rather than stark…

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Pretty Gossip: Best Neutral Lipsticks for Dry Lips

July 26, 2016

Janet Kelly

…is a pinky red, a shade deeper than MAC’s On Hold. Urban Decay– Naked (Cream)– Cost: $17. Shade: Nude pink. Coverage: Full. Texture: Cream Lipstick. Finish: Satin Shiny. Moisture: Regular lipstick.  My Thoughts: A pretty nude pink that covers and leaves your lips feeling comfortable. Givenchy– Nude…

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Designer Face Masks: A Roundup

July 21, 2020

Janet Kelly

…white and green cherry-print face mask, paired a pale-pink pantsuit with a pale-pink mask and matched a turquoise mask to her turquoise jacket. A mask is not just a mask for Pelosi. It’s a statement of purpose and a rebuttal…

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Drive-By Fashion

June 16, 2015

Janet Kelly

…Lizzy is a traveling retail shop specializing in sustainably and locally sourced women’s apparel, accessories and gifts. Inside Tin Lizzy, all the comforts of a brick-and-mortar boutique. Elizabeth Mason, a former politico, hit the road with Pink Armoire in the…

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Green Acre #157: The Caribbean? No, Capitol Hill!

July 17, 2019

Nancy McKeon

Yellow umbrella, turquoise tablecloth, pink crape myrtle: The Capitol Hill backyard of Kristen Hartke and husband Rick Weber doesn’t need much greenery to scream “garden.” / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh. The seating area of the Hartke-Weber garden in DC’s Capitol…

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A Colorful Eyeful

March 13, 2020

Nancy McKeon

…my eyes? Pale blue? They looked kinda pale, and what’s the point? Gray was subtle, maybe too subtle. Pink? Sure. Orange? Maybe (it looked jaunty). Jeff Goldblum can carry off orange, but he’s Jeff Goldblum and I’m not. These folks on…

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Hot New Beauty Buys

July 22, 2014

Janet Kelly

Go back in time to another era with Deborah Lippmann 80’s Rewind Summer 2014 Nail Lacquer Collection Don’t leave home without this TSA-approved multitasker Make your lips pretty in pink with Fresh Sugar’s tinted lip balm. Forget subtle with the…

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Green Acre #226: Layers of Color, Layers of Life

January 13, 2021

Nancy McKeon

…particularly well, they also provide an extra frisson of pleasure. It’s as if the space had burst into a fourth dimension.   On the November-December cover of Flower magazine, the dining table is covered with a pink-and-white-flowered cloth. There are pink

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Sales Talk

February 21, 2017

Janet Kelly

…sneaker trend — and don’t spend a fortune. Chuck Taylor metallic sneaker, $35.96 down from $59.95 at nordstrom.com. All-Clad’s 10-inch Nonstick Stainless-Steel Fry Pan is $129.95, originally $210, williams-sonoma.com. Girlfriend chinos in a think-spring pink. Now $44.96, gap.com. What remains:…

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Green Acre #118: Bulbs to Die For

September 19, 2018

Nancy McKeon

…into the yard with a umbrella of pink blossoms so vast the sun can scarcely be called dappled. He gets 25 deep purple bulbs called Ronaldo (kind of sexy-sounding) and 25 pale pink Synaeda Amor (let’s say that together) in…

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