This weekend I took the day on Saturday (as promised!) to enjoy a sunny fall day at the lake along with football and some work catchup . On Sunday, however, I just couldn’t resist hiking myself down to the storage unit to figure out if there was any chance of me being able to dig my Christmas decorations out from behind all the other boxes. I suppose it was a blessing for all of us that I wasn’t (that would have required some major work!) but it did get me thinking about what palette I might be implimenting this year…

I’ve always loved this combination of berry reds and bright pink, but I’ve never been brave enough to implement it in my home. Hot pink doesn’t exactly scream mature 30-something  But, when you put it together with this sophisticated color, it somehow feels a bit more balanced. I especially like it with the camel and black in the scarf! And since my tree is black…. hmmm…. what do you think? Can I pull it off for Christmas??

*shop: 1. coin purse // 2. necklace // 3. scarf // 4. polish // 5. sweater // 6. stockings

*inspiration image: andreas ohlund for elle sweden via fgr




  1. Lauren

    I absolutely love that combination–it’s so unexpected! The fashion inspiration is gorgeous too…could you share where you found that image? Thanks!


  2. Franki

    Had to might like my tree skirt…it’s a black “can-can” (half slip) from the early sixties (I “glittered” around the entire hem…sick!!) franki

  3. Lisa | Happy By

    Yes miss style :) A touch of kelley green and gold (we know we mean glitter) would help you create a softer look in general. Can’t wait to see your not “black and silver” tree 😉


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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.