This is probably one of the most random thoughts I have had this year so far; what makes someone girly?
I think many people view a person as girly when pink is somehow involved although what gets me thinking is the fact that I intensely dislike wearing- or having anything pink yet I consider myself to be girly. I wouldn’t say I am entirely obsessive about the maintenance of my nails, for example, yet it is something I care greatly about. I love dressing up, wearing heels and dresses and I adore make-up. Shopping is one of my favourite activities and I have an unhealthy addiction to buying handbags and shoes. (Well, it’s only unhealthy for my bank account, I suppose, since it makes me very happy.) I might be in all-black outfits 90% of the time but when I look at that list of my traits I see all the qualities which I would consider girly.
To be honest, I am not sure why I am against pink. When I see pink on others I find it beautiful yet I still don’t find it appealing for myself. What makes that brilliantly hilarious is the fact that I used to adore the colour. When I studied, all my notes would be made with a pretty pink pen and I would dot my I’s with hearts. I used to carry around pink lipglosses (another thing I have come to dislike with age) and bows were one of my favourite things in the world.
Somewhere around my fourteenth year in this world pink seemed to disappear from my life. I am not sure what changed in me other than a growing love for pink’s fiery sister; red. The only pink clothing I own now is pyjamas and a dress which I haven’t worn since my fourteenth birthday and is only in my cupboard at all since I am keeping it for my little niece.
I suppose it could be my slight stature which keeps me from enjoying pink. While pink can look very grown-up, I think that many people would take me less seriously if I wore pink. Many people already mistake me for a fourteen-year-old which is not something I enjoy considering I have had seven years to grow since being fourteen. I didn’t like myself much at that age… I would rather dress in colours such as black and navy than be mistook for a child who did not appreciate who she was. Black has become my powerhouse colour – I feel like I can take over the world when I wear it.
From me, here’s to being girly dressed in black and accessorised with a red lip.
What do you think makes someone girly? Do you think you are girly?