Are you in the pink?

f word to live by fashion gender-specific in the pink Jun 16, 2022

How does pink make you feel? Does it make you feel joy? Does it give off a creative and artistic vibe? Some feel vibrant, flirty, and romantic.

Happy National Pink Day! Pink reminds me of Barbie, tenderness, breast cancer awareness, being feminine and sweet. It is a symbol of grace, femininity, and sensitivity.


Pink is associated with those notorious gals like Marilyn Monroe, Barbie and Elle Woods and iconized in movies like Mean Girls - "On Wednesdays we wear pink." But actually, it was the baby boomers in the 1940’s who first dressed children in gender-specific clothing. Pink became the color for girls and blue the color for boys. This was actually a switch from the trend in the early 1900's when a trade publication released the claim that the “generally accepted rule is pink for boys and blue for girls.” The reason is that pink, being a stronger color is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl. 

Do you wear pink? Pink has a tint of red in it, so you would assume it is a warm color. However, you can also get cool pinks.

What can you do to celebrate National Pink Day?

  1. Pink is a pretty color – period. Wear something pink. You could be head to toe pink or accessorize with pink. You could wear pink lipstick or carry a pink handbag. Try pink nails or a pink tint in your hair.
  2. Make a donation to Breast Cancer Awareness or another favorite cause.
  3. Send someone pink carnations or a special note card. Maybe share a glass of rose’ with a friend.

Some “Pink” facts:

  1. “Pinking shears” describes the decoration of a hem with a zigzag pattern, a meaning “to pink” or pierce with holes, from the Middle Ages.
  2. The rock band Pink Floyd’s name was chosen by the lead singer, Syd Barrett, as a combination of two old-time blues artists’ names, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
  3. There is a shade of pink referred to as “drunk-tank pink” that is sometimes used to calm inmates.
  4. Sports teams sometimes paint the opposing team’s locker room pink to keep the players passive and less energetic.
  5. Do you know what the term “being in the pink” means? It means being healthy and having a rosy glow.

I hope you are wearing PINK today. If you are, please snap a selfie and post it on my F Words Community Page. I want to flood my page with PINK!

Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!