By now you guys know that I frequently change my mind. I had another favorite that I was going to write about today, but I changed my mind. I got dressed this morning and it made me think about something totally different. Everything that I was wearing was all the same color…shirt, shoes, necklace, and earrings were all the same. That got me thinking about my favorite color. Going back to me changing my mind, my favorite color has changed more than once over the years. When I was young, I am pretty sure that my favorite color was green. I know that is odd for a little girl, but I think maybe I wanted to stand out and be different. I don’t know. I just liked green. Then when I was in my later years of high school and through my college years, my favorite color changed to blue. I still liked green, but I would have told you that my favorite color was blue back then. Again, not the most popular color for a girl to pick. I would have even gone as far as telling you that I did NOT like pink. I honestly don’t know what I had against pink, but I was very much opposed to it back then. Even when my oldest was born, I was dead set on not having everything pink, so I did the nursery in yellow and blue. We knew she was a girl, but I chose blue and yellow for the nursery anyway. I got a lot of flack about that from people too. Even her car seat and stroller were blue. Of course, my husband was totally ok with that because he is a man; and just like girls are supposed to love pink, boys are supposed to love blue. It is just a ridiculous rule that society has forced upon us all. Maybe that is why my oldest hates pink and dresses and anything girly, which drives me nuts. Maybe it is my fault she is that way. Even though I had something against pink, I was always girly. I always dressed up, loved clothes, wore makeup as soon as my parents would let me, and was all all-around girly girl. I was just one that didn’t like pink and loved blue instead.
A few years down the road my favorite color changed AGAIN. I don’t know why I can’t just stick to one color. Anyway, about the time my second daughter came around, surprisingly my favorite color changed to PINK! Shocking, I know! To be so opposed to it for so long that it suddenly becomes a favorite is pretty crazy. Guess what color my youngest daughter’s nursery was…pink and green. Going back to whether or not my nursery colors had an effect on my children’s personalities or not, my youngest is the girliest of girls. She loves dresses, high heeled shoes, make up, you name it. Is it a coincidence that they both turned out the way they did? Maybe, but who knows? I guess my color choices could have possibly had an influence on that. You may have noticed, too, that my blog logo is pink and green. I think it is a tribute to my first favorite color and my current favorite. That all brings me to today’s outfit and the reason for this post, my outfit is all pink except for my jeans. I am totally drawn to pink shoes, clothes, jewelry, bags, and more now. I admit it; I love pink. It is hard to say that when I was so opposed to for a huge chunk of my life, but it is true.
Necklace-Trades of Hope
Earrings-Kate Spade (similar)
Shoes-Famous Footwear (similar color)
I will tell you, though, that my love for pink is wavering just a little these days. I am starting to love purple more and more. It could just become my new favorite color. It really does seem to be hard for me to stick to one favorite color for very long. Maybe I should just say that I love all colors and call it a day. Is this normal? Do you all change what your favorite color is, or is it just part of my weirdness? I would love to know.
In honor of my love for pink, check out Trades of Hope’s newest edition, the Valentía Bracelet, made by Artisans in Guatemala. This bracelet was created to raise awareness for breast cancer. Each bracelet has a small silver charm with the fingerprint of the artisan that created it. With every purchase of the Valentía Bracelet, 10% of the net proceeds will be given to provide cancer exams to Artisans at Papillion in Haiti. You can also check out an old pink favorite made by Artisans in India, our Triumphant Earrings. With every purchase of the Triumphant Earrings 10% of the net proceeds will be given to the Pink Ribbon Girls organization which provides the following services to individuals in the United States with breast and women’s reproductive cancers, free of charge:
- Healthy meals targeting the nutritional needs of cancer patients, prepared by executive chefs and delivered to the home
- Housecleaning by professional cleaning agencies
- Transportation to cancer treatments by trained specialists
- Peer support in the patient’s community for their whole well being
Anchored in Pink,