Embracing Pink

embracing pinkI’m still embracing pink today.

In case you were wondering if I’ve run out of ideas for posts about pink, I haven’t. I have several others filed away.

I thought about writing an affiliate link laden post about my favorite pink songs and movies. There were plenty to choose from.

my beloved pink boxI thought about writing about my beloved pink box that arrived when I got my Consultant Enrollment Kit from ThirtyOne Gifts.

I thought about a photo tour of my favorite pink things. I’m in the process of “pink bombing” both the bedroom and kitchen. (I may have just made that term up.)

But instead I’ve got a story for you. It’s about what happened this week as I embraced pink.

Embracing Pink

I shudder at the Google traffic that will bringIt started two weeks ago when my husband spotted a pink blouse online as he looked over my shoulder. He said he liked it. He’s not one for giving opinions on what I wear.

Actually, it started about six months ago when I got a bounty of hand-me-over clothes from a girlfriend who was cleaning out her closet. My husband said I looked hotter in HER clothes than in mine. It was a major wake up call.

(i shudder at the google traffic that phrase will bring. giggle.)

Frankly, I haven’t felt “hot” in years. Sad, but true.

I ordered the blouse.

I started thinking (and writing) about pink.

Thursday, the blouse finally arrived. It wasn’t exactly pink.

It was coral. Or maybe salmon. In the eyes of my kids, it was bright orange-pink of an almost glow-in-the-dark nature.

It was a shade I would NEVER EVER consider wearing.

My mother and my grandmother both taught me not to wear coral. No idea why, but it was always dismissed. I got the vague impression that it wasn’t a “nice” color.

It was most definitely NOT black. Or grey. Or navy. Or any of the other safe earthy colors I gravitate towards.

It was a bad girl color.

What color would you call thisBut my husband picked it.

And I still remember about that “hotter in her clothes” comment.

Tentatively, I put it on. I was almost afraid to look in the mirror. But I did. It wasn’t bad. I quickly stripped it off and pretended the package never arrived. I wasn’t ready to embrace THAT shade of pink.

Friday, I put the blouse on.

I added some jewelry that matched.

I paired it with my cutest jeans and shoes.

I did my hair. I did my makeup.

I was as filled with insecurity and as self-conscious as I could get without actually wearing fish net stockings, red hooker heels, and a corset.

I asked my husband one last time

Are you sure I look ok in day-glow orangey pink?

And then I went and stood in the middle of the football field for over two hours for the pre-spring-break fun-run at school. After that, I drug my kids around town for lunch and errands.

I wore that bad-girl all day long.

I embraced the pink.

I had five different girl friends at school say “wow, you look hot!” I had three strangers complement me on my blouse color. I had several MEN tell me I looked pretty.

And if you can’t hear me singing and shouting and jumping up and down at that last part then you aren’t listening.

As it turns out, Audrey Hepburn was right. So was Elizabeth Hurley. So was Jayne Mansfield, and even Miley Cyrus.

With enough Pink Pony Sparkle Power I think I could rock the world. Or at least my little corner of it.

Doesn’t that just wrap a big pink ribbon around the week and tie it in a bow?

this happy mom in pink

What do you think? Should I embrace the pink?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, PINK, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family. She serves an amazing God. She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. Bravo to you for stepping out of your comfort zone and kudos to your hubby for giving you the encouragement to do so! Love this post! :)-The Dose Girls
    thedoseofreality recently posted..Yes, That Is Really What We Looked LikeMy Profile

    • Thanks for loving this post. I’m back in black this morning, but I promise I did pop on some bright blue accessories. My hubby rocks. He actually noticed… and approved.

  2. {Kathy} I completely understand this whole post. Red is my color. I claimed it in high school after we had 50’s day and I wore red lipstick for the first time. I was always told that red lips, red nails, red shoes were all for tramps. So…….I rebelled and started wearing all of the above, even though I didn’t technically qualify.
    When our husbands tell us they like a color on us—-we should lovingly wear it. Hence, I have a whole section of my closet devoted to purple in every shade.
    Yes, I have even been known to wear purple and red in the same outfit. Yowza.
    Mothering From Scratch recently posted..Too Smart For Laundry? It’s just for now, but not foreverMy Profile

    • Red and purple? That’s way daring! Wait… I wore red and pink together this week. You are an awesome wife for wearing your hubby’s favorite color for you.

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