I think this would have to be my favorite sugary carnival coord:
I love it because it’s different and very successful in that. Sugary Carnival is almost always super Sweet, in fact it’s a bit of an OTT Sweet staple, and I love this because it proves that you can tone it down a little and it looks gorgeous with Classic elements.
Perhaps you could do a white blouse, white legwear, and pink shoes and then incorporate pink elsewhere through accessories. Maybe add a pink rosette or bow to the neck of your blouse to put that pink on white like you have in the skirt and I would definitely try to incorporate that light and fluffy look that the pink parts of the skirt has in your accessories. For example, I think this headbow would be gorgeous with it and the veil gives it that pretty and light look. (It’s sold out at the moment but you could probably ask if they would make another.)
Those people are being stupid, of course you can wear both.