|My Life Mantra|
I have been utterly seduced...I have just returned from retail heaven! The local shopping centre is simply full of pink, tempting me in every shop window...shades of rose, blush, flamingo, candy floss, baby, shell...were everywhere I looked, as far as the doe-eyed could see. The shopping buzz has me in its grip and I am delirious and dizzy with joy!
Pink has always been my favourite colour, closely followed by red. But for years pink hasn't really been that available, so I am delighted that it is now the colour of the season. I have spent a happy couple of hours shopping this morning, adding to my collection of all things pink.
Some time ago I bought a lovely dusky rose pink, trench-coat style jacket. Because I am petite I have a problem getting coats and jackets to fit me and all the trench-coats swamped me, but this little pink jacket comes just past my hips and belts at the waist, so it fits quite nicely. I have been wearing it for college and clinical placement and people always compliment me on it. You certainly do get more attention when you're dressed in something pink, hence the old saying "Wear pink to make the boys wink". I have always found this to be true.
Earlier this week I was out with my mother and I spotted a darling pastel pink tote bag, which of course I snapped up right away. It's the perfect size for me and matches my pink kiss-clasp purse from Accessorise, so I knew I was meant to have it. It goes beautifully with the dusky rose trench-coat too and they make a perfect pair.
Then today I was seduced - literally seduced - by another pink jacket! A leather biker jacket to be exact, in the softest, palest shell pink!! It's zips were twinkling at me under the store lights and I just lost all sense of self control... I had to have it...I just had to. It reminded me of Michelle Pfeiffer singing 'Cool Rider' in Grease 2. I love that song (see end of post) - it sums me up. So the biker jacket and a pink semi-sheer skirt, shot through with silver thread, found their way into my shopping basket and I beamed at the check out girl as she claimed her commission on the sale.
I justified the purchase by reminding myself that I still wear the black leather biker jacket I bought way back when I was 18. It still fits and looks fab, so if the pink one is as good an investment, I will be very happy with it. I also feel like I deserve a little treat for making it through four years of academic torture - my psychotherapy training finishes this summer and this jacket is my reward for sticking with the course.
It also goes nicely with a very pretty dress I bought a few weeks ago - a dream of a dress that is floaty, floral and balletic in style. If you follow me on Twitter you will already know that I love this dress so much I named it Juliet! It's romantic and feminine and I can't wait to wear it with my new pink biker jacket.
Finally I popped into Victoria Secret and sniffed around all their fragrances. I love their bath and body products; my favourites are currently Amber Romance and also Temptation, which suits me, being the author of The Wiccan Temptress, which you can purchase here if you are so inclined.
So it has been a very productive few weeks of girly shopping sprees. I do love buying new clothes - it honestly makes me feel better, and I need smart new things to wear for my clinical placement and also for my holiday to Oban in autumn. I can't wait for that. Just four months or so to go and I will be back in the land of the kilted Scotsmen where kisses aplenty await! Until then let's not forget that...
"On Wednesdays we wear pink"
- from Mean Girls
I wanna Cool Rider (In a kilt!)