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February 11, 2012
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Why does spring = pastel?

I hate pastel colors, they’re too sweet and cold looking too me. I don’t want to be sweet and cold, I want to be salty and spicy hot. Good thing Hancock’s sells more than just ugly pastel “suiting,” but it’s really too bad they don’t sell bright colored light weight wool.

The current Hancock's ad

Lame.

~Molly

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Marty permalink
    February 11, 2012 7:00 am

    Agree. To combat snow and cold we need deep dark reds now, now in the fall. Crisp bright blues to contrast with soon-to-bloom (Hopefully!!) yellow tulips.

  2. February 11, 2012 7:29 am

    I get so excited when they start talking about bringing out the linen-look every year at Hancock- then I see it! It’s all pastelly- Mother of the Bride eh…How is the Hancock buyer?!

  3. February 11, 2012 8:43 am

    Totally agree about pastells. So happy that stores are full of bright colors for spring but now we just need the fabric stores to follow suit!

  4. February 11, 2012 12:50 pm

    Spring is not pastel. Spring is bright green new grass and sunshine yellow daffodils. Red tulips with black centres, royal purple and golden croci. There’s nothing pastel about those!

  5. February 12, 2012 6:25 pm

    I agree with Liz – spring is colour and, gasp, flowers, prints and everything. I can’t do pastels either, I think. Haven’t tried…. I don’t think. :o))

  6. February 22, 2012 6:24 pm

    Spring = pastels because most people are colourless following the lack of sun exposure through winter. So pastels are the only things that they can wear without looking ‘day of the dead’ ish. =D
    That catalogue was a shock+awe thing for me. It looks like the Spotlight catalogues in Australia. Even the semi-human mannequins are the same (semi due to the pastels…see above ;).

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