• Fashion

    Bubblegum | Outfit

    When one dyes one’s hair bright pink, one must wear all-pink at least once. It’s funny to think that years ago, pink was one of my least favorite colors. It was down there with brown and black, more because I had this stubborn idea that I wanted to be different. Yes, I was girly, but no I would not like pink just because I was girly. That went on for years. I was never adamantly against pink; I would wear it on occasion, and I never hated it, it just wasn’t my favorite. I wouldn’t actively choose pink over other colors. And I had never thought it was really my…

  • Fashion

    Pink polka-dots and a headscarf

    When I was a little girl, I remember for some reason I took a dislike to pink. Possibly because of my stubborn I-want-to-be-different-than-you determination and the fact that most of my little girl friends loved pink. Perhaps because as a little girl, I was expected to like pink and I had a contradictory nature. Or, it could have been that pink usually came in dusty pastels or dusky roses, and I preferred bright, happy, punchy colors. For whatever reason, I subtly avoided pink well into my teen and adult years, and it became so automatic that I didn’t notice it until I realized that I had very little of the…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    The Bee’s Knees

    This dress is one of those dresses that I really, really love, but rarely wear. It’s just slightly too long for my taste (I prefer knee length), and the sleeves are kind of huge, but I love the color, the pattern, and the vintage 70’s/80’s ness of it. And for some reason, I think it works better on me while I’m pregnant. I feel like I’ve definitely grown more confident with style being pregnant, which was totally unexpected! I’m more bold in my choices, and I feel more like I have found a style that I belong in. I hope that doesn’t end once I have the baby. Tonight, the…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Think Pink

    The entire day I wore this outfit, I had “Think Pink” from Funny Face running through my head. I felt SO deliciously girly, and I loved it! Not that I don’t normally dress girly on a day-to-day basis, but there’s just something about having a pink-dominated outfit that makes a girl feel pretty. What’s funny is that when I was little, pink was not my favorite color, and it hasn’t been until the last year or so that I’ve started to really love the girliest of shades. I’ve been watching Extreme Cheapskates lately; does anyone watch that? Some of the people on the show… oh my goodness. I mean, there’s…

  • Fashion

    Girliness.

    As if I wasn’t girly enough already, today I feel like a culmination of everything it means to be feminine. Pink? Check. Purple? Double check. Heels? Of course! Shiny things? Yes. Everywhere. Painted nails? For once, check. Twirly skirt? Well… close enough. It’s rare that even I feel too girly, but this outfit… I feel like a doll. In a weird way. But not enough that I’m going to change. My man and I are going ┬ájob-hunting today. He makes custom furniture for people from his house, but he’d like a “real” job, and me… well, I just want to have a budget for thrift shopping again. So I’m dropping…