How I wear Rose Quartz for Spring 2016

M&S pink waistcoat Chatsworth estate




The second instalment of “should older women wear pastel colours”. Also continuing my series on “how to adapt Spring 2014” trends.




Pink waistcoat Cavendish Hotel





Read my post on “serenity blue” where I showcase a pale blue sweater and scarf combo.  This week I am trying “rose quartz”. Pink is one of my favourite colours. I usually wear a stronger shade and thought that perhaps this pale muted tone would make me look a bit washed out.

To my surprise I found the colour flattering and soft with my grey/blonde hair.  I needed to tone down my usually brightish pink lipstick.




M&S pink waistcoat on bench

Photos taken in the Derbyshire countryside by Karen.




To stress the point again it is “how you wear it”.  Modern styling is essential. I am a fan of sleeveless jackets/waistcoats, especially those that cover the hip area. The one above is by MandS. I have teamed it with a shirt  that I bought from MeandM a couple of seasons ago.  

If you don’t feel that “rose quartz”  worn near the face will work for you, try a nod to this colour trend with a summer bag, jewellery or shoes.













  1. Joyce S.
    6th April 2016 / 20:56

    Wow – I think you look wonderful. So elegant and I love the necklace.

  2. Pam@over50feeling40
    7th April 2016 / 00:44

    You wear pink and blue so well…just lovely, Josephine!

  3. Jacquie
    7th April 2016 / 00:53

    Wow! What a great color for you! I too love pink but am not sure about going this pale. I’m going to check it out though because it’s just lovely! Fingers crossed.

  4. Viv Butler
    7th April 2016 / 14:31

    Love these pastels, they are stunning and kinder I think on our more mature skin and hair colouring but I also think make up is very important to balance the delicate shades. A pretty blusher and lipstick workwonders for most of us. Love the pink and the blue, wonder what you have in store for us next?

  5. Ann
    7th April 2016 / 15:22

    I have to say the pink, sleeveless jacket looks much better on you than the young model M&S chose!

  6. Susan B (
    7th April 2016 / 19:17

    You look so lovely in this color, Josephine! The overall look soft but still modern and fresh.

  7. Akhil Goyal
    12th April 2016 / 09:30

    I agree with your point of view of this article. This is a good article. Very timely given us so much useful information. Thank you!

  8. Junie
    30th April 2016 / 22:12

    I used to wear this colour all the time, but now I find it makes me look faded. As you say, it still works in a scarf, shoes or my current favorite pink, white and black handbag.

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