Little Hot Pink Dress

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Yesterday, as you know, we talked about the value of having a little white dress in your closet. Well, today, let’s talk about the fun of having a little pink dress in your closet! And I’m not talking about a bashful blush in this case. I’m talking about a bold, bright magenta!

When wearing this vibrant color, how can you not feel confident and empowered? You certainly can’t be a shrinking violet when wearing hot pink! I find that color truly has the power to change my moods. And this happy color is bound to turn any frowns upside down! Indeed, your mood and the moods of those around you are sure to turn cheerful and positive with a glimpse of this shade.

I have a lot of bright pink in my closet, but I realized none of it was pregnancy friendly. So, I was thrilled to find this easy-to-wear, versatile, fun Trina Turk dress. As a side note, when I first gained an interest in fashion years ago, Trina Turk was one of the first brands to which I gravitated. The bold colors and prints and reasonable price point made it the perfect first foray into designer fashion for me.

Keep reading for giveaway details…

Sachin & Babi Statement Earrings 

Now, moving on to a different aspect of the outfit, let’s talk about these earrings… Surely, you know we are all about statement earrings this season! Did you see the earrings I wore with yesterday’s look? Well, since the beginning of the statement earring trend, Sachin & Babi’s earrings have been at the top of my list! They come in a full rainbow of colors. I’ve had an ivory pair that I’ve worn over and over, as evidenced here and here. And now, I have this beautiful rose pair.

Designed in New York and handmade in Mumbai, these earrings are truly works of art. Indeed, each pair requires about 26 hours of handiwork. And the final product has over 3500 glass beads per pair!

Earrings Giveaway

Well, thanks to my friends at Sachin & Babi, we are pleased to offer a pair to you! In appreciation of your loyal involvement here, we are offering one pair (valued at $250) to a lucky reader!

All you have to do is leave a comment below! Let us know which color of earrings you would choose!

[Now, in full disclosure, for this post only, by submitting a comment here, you agree that we can share your email with Sachin & Babi. This is not standard practice. We are only doing this with Sachin & Babi this one time in exchange for their generosity in hosting this giveaway. Thank you for understanding.]

Entries will be accepted until Sunday night at midnight. On Monday, the winner will be notified and able to pick her choice of color, pending availability.

Update : The giveaway is now closed, and we have a winner. Congratulations Sheri! We will be contacting you shortly. Thank you all for entering. 

In Closing

Good luck with the giveaway! And be sure to check back this afternoon for one of the most delicious posts we’ve ever done. We can’t wait for you to see it!

Photos by Maritere Rice; wall details available in our Houston Mural Guide

Details of My Look

Trina Turk floramaria keyhole swing dress (also available here, here, and here, similar styles here, here, and here) | Giuseppe Zanotti multi strap scuba sandals (also available here, similar styles here and here) | Chanel bag (similar silhouette here) | Sachin & Babi coconuts earrings (c/o) | Dannijo cuff (old, similar styles here and here) | Stella McCartney sunglasses (similar styles here and here) | OPI “I think in pink” nail polish | Dior “rose harpers” lipstick


  1. Ashley Moseley says:

    Ooh, what a fun giveaway!! I think I would go with either the rose pair or the red pair! I love red as a pop of color in my black/white/gray (Europe life! Ha!) wardrobe.

    And Carrie, you look fab!! Hope you are feeling well, too!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so very much, Ashley! Xo

  2. Jenn Lake says:

    So completely obsessed with those earrings! SO fun!!! As per usual, I love how you styled this look!

    1. Carrie says:

      First, thanks for the kind words, friend. And yes – the exquisite handmade nature of these is really remarkable!

  3. Josie says:

    How fun!

    The yellow, for sure the yellow!



    1. Carrie says:

      Great choice, Josie! Totally on trend. I’m loving that color for summer.

  4. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    What a fun giveaway! You look very cute BTW.

    I like the blush colour 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for saying that, Sheri.

      You and me both… I think it’ll be a versatile color.

  5. Rashmi says:

    This is such a fun look and the earrings are stunning ?
    I love the blush color ones!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Rashmi! I really appreciate you stopping by and chiming in and entering the giveaway!

  6. Kate M. says:

    I love the colors here and the mural!! Incredibly beautiful. I have always gravitated towards hot pink. It’s so empowering just as you said! I feel like all the Spice Girls combined when I wear it.

    I love blush but I think red would kick it into high gear for me 😀

    Thanks for all your inspiring posts!


    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Kate –

      First, thanks for all the kind, encouraging words! So sweet of you.

      And yes! Go bold. For my next pair, I’ll definitely pick something less neutral and more bold. Perhaps red it is for me too. Or maybe hot pink. 🙂

  7. Yessenia says:

    What a fun giveaway! These earings are adorable. I would definitely go with the yellow ones!

    1. Carrie says:

      Such a great, on trend pick! Xo

  8. Jenni Sullivan says:

    I like the rose color, I think it would go with almost everything. I love Sachin & Babi, I think they make just the cutest, most wearable clothes.

    I’m loving all the bright, rich tones you are wearing, I cant wait to see what you pick out for baby girl!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jenni. 🙂

  9. Whitney W. says:

    Super obsessed with your blog and Instagram!! So colorful and lively ❤️ I’m loving the fuscia colored earrings, perfect for summer!

    1. Carrie says:

      oh that’s so nice of you to say! Thanks so much.

      And I totally agree with your color selection!

  10. That background is so cool, makes the dress absolutely pop! I really dig the powder pink earrings, so subtle yet so fun!


    North + South + Navy

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes! Can’t go wrong with blush pink, especially this year.

  11. Lori Doucet says:

    Gorgeous outfit! Those earrings are so fabulous and woo hoo! for handmade!!!

    I have super dark hair with blunt bangs so I think the yellow would pop perfectly!

    Thank you for such a great giveaway!

    1. Carrie says:

      Smart pick, Lori! Perfect for summer.

  12. Maggie says:

    I just love all your posts! This is such a fun giveaway!

    I am a red girl. Red all the way! They are such gorgeous earrings!

    1. Carrie says:

      So sweet of you to say, Maggie!

      And you can’t go wrong with red. Xo

  13. JessZ says:

    So fun! Love the fuschia and goldenrod color! You guys always find the cutest accessories!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks for saying that, Jess.

  14. Elizabeth Carter says:

    The blush colored ones

    1. Carrie says:

      Good choice, Elizabeth!

  15. Kara Aragon says:

    That’s one of my more favorite walls I’ve seen! Always love the hot pink royal blue combo!

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it a fresh bold combo? Thanks for saying that, Kara.

  16. Huge fan of a little pink dress too! The yellow Sachin & Babi earrings are such a fun pop of color. Thank you both for sponsoring a great giveaway! ?

    xo Nancy

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for saying that, Nancy!

  17. Erin says:

    Oh I love the red color best!❤️ You are looking as darling as ever, Carrie! ?

    1. Carrie says:

      You can’t go wrong with red! Thanks for stopping by, Erin.

  18. Deborah says:

    I LOVE all the colors! Would LOVE to have a pair in every color! But I will have to go with th ivory or blush, so I can wear them everyday! LOVE the earrings, the dress, etc! BEAUTIFUL!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Good idea, Deborah! 🙂

  19. Katelyn says:

    Absolutely the rose color, even though the red call out tonme! The rose looks so classic and would go with everything! Really nice post.

    1. Carrie says:

      I’m glad you liked, Katelyn! I know there are a plethora of statement earrings out there, but these handmade ones really stand out for their quality.

  20. Karla says:

    I have so many simple dresses where these earrings would do wonders to kick it up a notch! Beautiful…absolutely gorgeous and fun accessories…thanks for hosting such a great giveaway ??

    1. Carrie says:

      Exactly! That’s the perfect use for them. Thanks for stopping by, Karla.

  21. Dee jones says:

    Ooooh how fun !!!!! I love the yellow/mustard color. Such beautiful colors for summer 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes something about that color screams summer!

    1. Carrie says:

      Great pick!

  22. Sara says:

    I would love the pink or yellow! Totally my style. Love them on you Carrie. Xo!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks Sara! Great to hear from you. Hope all is well. Xo

  23. Crissie Woolard says:

    Omg. What a fun giveaway! I LOVE THIS EARRINGS! The are awesome! The bright colors Would like great with a summer dress. It would make it really pop. I honestly love every single payer there is there is hard to choose one favorite. Two of my favorite car be gr two of my favorites are grape Caribbean and the coconut and fuchsia. Thank you so much for such a generous and give away. Happy memorial day

  24. Artie Lange says:

    it such a beautiful color i love it rose, and earrings are stunning,. Amazing.

    1. Thank you so very much!

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