Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pretty In Pink

I hate pink.  I would never consciously wear pink except if I really have to.  The very first time I did was during my high school prom and only because I was a junior and pink was our assigned color (blue was for the seniors).  The second and third times were the occasions when I was a wedding sponsor.  I avoided this color like the plague, mainly because I thought that being fair skinned, I did not look pretty in pink. Besides that, I associated the color with sweet and girly things, both of which did not appeal to me.  And so, you can just imagine who, what and why my world suddenly turned all shades of pink!

photo retrieved from http://www.squidoo.com/celebrationofpink



And the answer is............A dear baby girl  (^-^)



Little did I know that I would be a mommie again after 18 years (my first adoption was a son) and this time to a daughter. I initially dressed her in oranges or yellows and yes, pink too sometimes. But as she grew older, pink became the dominant color in her wardrobe. Is it a girl thing or stereotyping? I don't know, but maybe indeed it is, because I find that I consciously or unconsciously buy her pink things...even some of her toys like Barbie and Disney's Princesses. Whenever she chooses pink over other colors, I ask myself...does she really like pink or did I condition her to like it?  It is without doubt that effective merchandizing and store conditioning have influenced me in choosing the pink colors for my daughter. Pink is everywhere in the girl's department of The SM Store, Robinson's and those smaller malls!  And now, even I seem to buy more pink things for myself.   Somehow the color seems to soothe me. I realize that it is also a nurturing and not just a feminine color.  Take a look at some of my recent purchases. If these aren't proof enough, I don't know what is. I have become a certified pink addict!



After several decades of  pink disdain,  I can now say with conviction that I feel pretty in pink :)


But I just remembered something.  This year I am told that my lucky color is purple (the reason for my blog color)...well, purple can be classified under the pink family, right?...right?...yeah, right! LOL!

16 comments:

  1. But pink is a guy's color. That's what they always said. Before, I really hate the color pink... even my mom knows about it. But one day, while the house is being renovated, I was surprised that the color of my room is Pink. Honestly, I liked it. It suits with my bed color. :)

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  2. I'm a dude, but even I like to wear pink from time to time. Black suit & vest + pink tie = swag. :)

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  3. I'm a pink lover :) makes me feel younger and girly :D

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  4. I love pink! Well, you can tell from my blog. I used to hate it too when I was young because, yeah it's like a plague for girls but as I grow up, I noticed, my stuff are becoming all pink :D I even buy pink shirts for bf and he looks amazing in it. :)

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  5. Pink is really one of the more refreshing color. It has a calming effect on people. I remember wearing pink on my strategic paper defense so the panel would be easy on me and it worked.

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  6. Pink is one of the more refreshing colors. It has a calming effect on people. I remember wearing pink on my strategic paper defense so the panel would not be mean and it worked.

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  7. Pink goes for trendy guys too. My son go crazy for pink things. Hate ko nga at first then later on I realized, pink goes is associated with humbleness.

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  8. I am inlove with color pink ever since i am a little girl..almost all of my stuff is pink :)

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  9. I hope you're reminded of the often quoted saying, "the more you hate; the more you love" and it has turned out to be true in your case.

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  10. Pink really fits well the personality of a happy, joyful and outgoing girl just like your cute little daughter :))

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  11. I love pink. It makes me feel young, fresh and seems to attract positive energy.

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  12. Is Purple a part of the shade of Pink? Hahahaha May problem ata ako sa colors. Pero hey, color pink is really something to love :)

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  13. When I was younger my favorite color is pink. But when I mature and had sons I somehow try keeping away from that color because of my boys. But I am still lured to stuffs that are pink - pero iniiwasan kuparin haha :)

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  14. My Girl friend realy Love Pink i think all of her dress is all pink hahaha :)

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  15. Wow, I would honestly think that indulging yourself in pink is not all bad (even if for a masculine's case). Look at Bayani Fernando. And kinda reminds me of the psychological aspect of that color. :)

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