Falling In Love With Pink

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"Only girls like pink." Oh, how often I heard this sentence from a boy´s mouth when I was young. I´m a girl (obviously) and even though I liked playing with dolls and dressing up I also very much enjoyed climbing on trees outside or playing with Lego. From childhood on this didn´t change much. I´ve always been stuck between a tomboy and a girly girl. For the longest time I despised the colour pink because I could never identify with it. Pink was meant for girly girls only! Lately, I´ve kind of fallen in love with the colour though and here´s why.

It goes great with marble and rose gold

I´m a blogger and what can I say? I love rose gold and marble and pink goes so perfectly with both! I´ve bought this new watch from Asos and I absolutely adore it. It hasn´t left my arm ever since it arrived. Also pink decorations mixed with marble and rose gold make a room look so well put together and like I´ve put a real effort into decorating when in reality I´ve just mixed three of my favourite things together.

I´ve gotten used to it

The one reason why I almost didn´t move into this flat was one dusty pink wall in my room. Now after almost 3 years I actually really like that wall! It definitely makes my room look a little bit more welcoming and works so well with my whole colour scheme. So maybe just being confronted with my fear of pink for three years sorted me out.

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It makes me excited for spring

We´re in that stage of winter now where it´s just all sad and grey. There´s no more festivities to look forward to and snow is basically just a hassle. I could really do with spring right about now. Pink colours definitely bring that bit of spring into my home and wardrobe and make me feel a little bit happier!

It doesn´t make me look like a Barbie

I have blonde hair so for the longest time I associated pink on myself with looking like a Barbie. But the truth is I just don´t. If you wear pink with confidence and combine it well it can be such a stylish outfit that will make no-one think about a plastic doll! Mostly I like to wear one pink clothing item and keep the rest of my outfit very simple and classic. I then like to add some pink accessories like a watch to pull the outfit together. Nobody has told me yet that I look like a Barbie!

There´s not just neon pink

I still hate neon pink. It´s a great colour for highlighting text but it´s still not my colour. For years I´ve boycotted pink lipsticks as I assumed they always had to be neon pink which makes my teeth look yellow. In truth, there are so many different shades of pink! I´ve found one that fits my complexion and teeth wonderfully and I can´t stop wearing it. Same goes for clothes as well. I love a pastel or dusty pink as they are still quite understated but bring just a bit of brightness into my wardrobe.

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Have you seen pink shimmers?!

We´ve already established that I love makeup and right now I´m so in love with pink shimmers. Whether it´s on my eyes, on my lips or on my cheeks they´re just always so gorgeous! They make for such a great daily makeup that still brightens my complexion and make me look way more awake than I actually am. Also pink shimmers just scream spring!

It´s not just for girly girls

The one thing I told myself for years is just not true. Pink is for everyone! If you like it you should wear it and be proud of it! Don´t let a stupid stigma ruin your outfit or your mood. If you only like a certain shade of pink that´s fine too. Live your own life and don´t let it be determined by other people or what you think other people might think. To be honest, most people don´t automatically associate pink with Barbies or girly girls. Mostly they´ll just think that you look stunning in that outfit.


When I wrote "shades of pink" above it made me think so much of Dolores Umbridge. So maybe my hate for pink didn´t come from the stigma I felt around the colour but from my association of it with Umbridge. Who knows? At least I have overcome whatever it was and am now fully embracing pink in every aspect of my life! I can´t wait for spring to come around so I can wear even more pink.

Do you love or hate pink? What is your favourite shade of pink?

8 comments

  1. it's so ironic that you created this post considering Ive been surrounded by so much pink lately, I assume its on trend but my studio in university is covered in it lately haha. Everyone seems to be on a pink craze and I love it. That watch looks so lovely! I so agree that you shouldn't go off a colour for a stereotype and I also have never taken to neon haha

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    1. I´ve been surrounding myself with an awful lot of pink as well! Maybe we´re just both way too excited for spring?
      xx Lisa

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  2. I actually love pink, it's my favourite colour. Everything looks better with a little touch of pink, either it is an outfit, decoration around the house,it just makes everything feel more romantic and sweet. I used to hate the pink outfit Umbridge wore and I remember thinking 'why a woman like her wears pink and everything around her is pink, I mean, she is evil, she cannot like pink'!!! Great post!x

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    1. It´s quickly becoming my favourite colour as well! I totally agree that it makes everything look much better! Haha, yeah Umbridge wearing pink was quite the plot twist. How can a villain like her love such a bright & happy colour?!
      xx Lisa

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  3. i was the same as a wee one, and went through phases when i thought all the toys designed for boys were so much better and then would play princesses for weeks afterwards. but you never need to choose one, which is good. and i only started fully liking pink again in my late teens, i think:-) all these items in your post look lovely, though! and, ugh, umbridge. xx

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    1. I think I still go through these phases. Honestly, I´d still love to play with Lego, haha.
      xx Lisa

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  4. I really like the pictures in this blogpost!

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