I was never a pastel girl. Partly because, well, I always buy black as default, and partly because if I HAD to buy coloured clothing, I gravitate toward jewel colours. I get the most compliment when I wear cobalt, and bright blue-based pink.
I only have one pastel dress in my closet right now - and it was an op-shop find! I featured the dress in my Boathouse OOTD post.
One warm December afternoon, on my way to the tram stop, I saw the Brotherhood of St. Laurence op shop sign at the Royal Arcade and decided to check it out. The dress was in the first rack I checked. I was even hesitating on buying it, until the nice staff yelled, "all clothing 50% off!" So for $4.50 down from $9, I did not have much to lose right? I actually ended up paying just $4 for it, because the nice lady said just give her $4.
Glassons, and it's a fit and almost-flare (now I am just inventing dress styles!) cut that works for my apple-shaped (well, more like refrigerator-shaped) body. The base is a very light pinky-lilac and accented by navy and violet flowers with green leaves. Truth be told, if I saw it in a shop, full-price, I would not be drawn to it because, well, flowers.
I proclaim my love for heart/fruit prints and polka dot unabashedly, but I think floral prints are too girly. Go figure.
Also, there's violet. And green - I stay away from warm colours because they wash me out.
I haven't worn the dress since - I am such a shorts and shirt girl I wonder why I even bother to buy dresses. Maybe on Boxing Day - we're planning to see the St Kilda penguins. Hope the pastel lures them out of hiding! :)