Sugar Fix

A bouquet of red roses or a diamond- encrusted gift all seem par for the course when
Valentine’s Day comes along.

But spoiling yourself should be given, whether you’re a part of a romantic duo or riding solo. So why not indulge with a cupcake and spring’s decadent pastel palette to celebrate your fabulous self? After all, there’s nothing wrong with savoring some sugary goodness in an equally sweet ensemble; just use the month of love as your excuse!

Fluffy mounds of pastel gossamer and delicate beading can make any girl feel like a princess. That doesn’t mean, however, you can’t incorporate touches of pastel to your everyday wear. Try donning the season’s hottest hues – Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year in shades Rose Quartz and Serenity – by looking for these pastels in tailored, structured garments. 

On Morgan (above): Blush DRESS by Mori Lee Blu ($691), available at Camille’s of Wilmington; beaded JACKET (call for pricing), available at The Wonder Shop


A metallic touch gives Rose Quartz an edgier punch for those worried that pink might be too precious a color to wear. You can also turn to makeup as a way to infuse the pastel color trend, highlighting one feature to ease into the season’s new shades without overdoing it. Don’t be afraid to dust a pale hue on your eyelids or a flush of pink on your cheeks. It’s a perfect way to add a
playful twist to your look.

Above: Metallic JACKET ($45) and pink lace SKIRT (call for pricing), both available at The Wonder Shop



STYLIST: Jessica De Vault,

MODEL: Morgan Gibhardt of Directions USA

HAIR: Kate Bailey,

Makeup: Danielle Forte,

NAIL ARTIST: Chaquetta Floyd of Aha! Salon & Day Spa

FASHION ASSISTANTS: Caitlyn Campagna and A’ngelia Fonville

LOCATION: Hot Pink Cake Stand, 114 North Front Street