menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

It’s Monday so Let’s Think Pink and Smile Anyway!

Well, it’s Monday so we might as well think…pink!

Pink symbolizes youth, good health, and playfulness. It’s the flush of first love and stands for nurturing femininity. It’s used as the symbolic color of the movement to support breast cancer research, and I think many of us consider it to be a cheerful color. Both my guest bath and main bathroom are painted pink!

Although I live my life out loud for the most part on social media, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of things like what I’m wearing or what I’m doing, nobody really knows about it until I’ve worn it or done it.

So when I came back to Seattle for my nephew’s nuptials, Mama and Dana had no idea what I would be wearing to the event. I hadn’t seen Dani’s magnificently gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown as it was having some alterations made. I had seen Mom’s beautiful ensemble designed by both Dries van Norton and Lily Yang. And when Mama saw the dress I wore by Gene Shelly’s, it moved her nearly to tears of pure joy. The nostalgia on her face was so soul-stirring! She gave me the dress 40 years ago and she had worn it for 15 years before that! It was just a joy to see her face when she saw me. 

And as we all got together for pictures, we all realized that each of us was in a shade of pink. Pastel colors are a trending color at the moment so we were right in step! The sun was shining. I applied my pink lipstick. And we all smiled. 

Soft, bold, and exciting all at once!