So it’s no secret my favorite color is pink. Specifically Barbie pink. I actually went through a phase in life where every single day I wore pink from head to toe. I had it all. Pink back pack, pink folder, pink accessories, pink pants, pink shoes, well you get the picture. I think I was trying to make up to myself for the time I lost during the two years in middle school I claimed my favorite color was lime green. It was Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boy’s favorite color and I believed with all my heart that by denouncing pink in the name of lime green I was literally telling the universe Nick Carter was my soul mate. Shocker it didn’t work out between me and Nick. Alas, he is taken, by a girl whose favorite color is no doubt lime green. She lifts too. Whatever. Anyways, even in college I had a professor tell me she appreciated the fact that every time she saw me I was wearing pink. Who knew the guilt trip of my middle school lime green years would follow me for a life time! Sometimes looking at your nails or that perfect shade of pink lipstick is the perfect pick me up I need to get me through the days woes.
Truth be told though my obsession with pink is not entirely Nick Carter’s fault. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve been in love with the color since the day I was born. And that love has led to the appreciation and fondness of equally bright, and vibrant colors. My boss told me the other day he picked a folder comprised of yellows and oranges specifically for me. “Sweet!” I responded to this announcement and explained why I appreciate bright happy shades of the color wheel. Life after all, is too short to not appreciate a pop of color whether it be in the office, painted on my nails (which I’m proud to announce are not only currently pink but sparkly as well!) or even a fabulous skirt such as this little H&M gem. Don’t get me wrong, I too have my dark days. Where I wear black on black, and even a plumb shade of lipstick. I envision my mother rolling over in her grave every time I wear a dark shade. After all she prohibited me from wearing black, shopping at Hot Topic and wearing anything other than borderline sheer lip shades. But life, no matter how tragic I might think the day is, is still to short not to wear the happiest color on as many days as possible.