i’ve noticed a slight gradual pull towards all things pink over the past year or so, and i haven’t minded one bit. i feel like i noticed my new found love for the baby pink shade around the time we found out madalena and beatrice were both girls. maybe it happened a little bit before that, when i sought out pink sneakers the summer before, or started gravitating towards the pink frosted donuts on the saturday mornings when we’d snag a few for breakfast. i’m not totally sure of the timeline.
this has been a big year for me in regards to feeling like i’ve truly come into my own. it’s weird to say, being 32 already, and just now settling in. it’s not that in the years prior i felt like i had been floating or confused or not me, but over the past 18 months or so, between several rather profound, trying, special and testing experiences my life has dealt me, i started to more fully embrace myself in the kind and honest way we all deserve to be embraced by ourselves. and in the process, i tapped into something rather powerful.
my pull towards all things pink, a rather feminine color that is at times labeled girly in a negative way, seems to correlate with this personal timeline of proudly settling into who i am, and who i want to continue to strive to be. it’s kind of fascinating when i think about it. i’ve found a lot of strength in this shade, i’ve found a lot of pride in it. i feel thankful for the chance to walk my path as a daughter of God, as a wife and mother, as a woman. the world feels so dark and scary a lot of the time and i struggle with knowing how to hone in on my role of guiding my babies through it all, but i believe motherhood is nothing short of the greatest gift i have been blessed with, and i’m confident i’ll keep on figuring it out as i go, with the help and strength of many around me, with my husband, with the Lord.
i’m getting side tracked but what i’m trying to get at is this… i don’t know if there is a more powerful color than pink. and i am here for it.
this pink pant suit (linen blazer linked here, pants linked here), and veja tennis shoes (older season). polka dot turtle neck is no longer available (brand is maeve), and dinosaur purse is also no longer available (brand is kate spade.)