Toaty Thoughts

Pink and Blue

RainbowWhen I was pregnant I decided that I didn’t want to know if I was having a girl or a boy. This meant that most of the clothes I purchased where from the boys section of the store as I felt that these were more wearable by both sexes so it didn’t matter what we had. When A was born we were bombarded with pink, pink and more pink. I’ve nothing against the colour pink but it does annoy me that people think that little girls should be dressed head to toe in it. I’m a girl and I don’t go about wearing sugary pink so why shouldn’t A wear darker colours or even blue! A does have pink clothes but I like to put them with black or grey and try to make the colour more modern. I really don’t want her to grow up with all the ideals that seems to go along with the colour. To me I think of pink representing pretty princesses, and the idea that beauty is more important that anything else. She will probably end up loving pink when she is a bit older as most young girls do. I won’t stop her from wearing it but for now I’d like to keep dressing her in other colours and try not to buy her to much pink. I think she looks best in monochrome anyway and what could be more stylish than that.

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  • Reply Hanna J September 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Hello from a new reader from Sweden! I have a son about the same age as your cute little girl (4 months next week) and I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on color. Almost all of his gifts as a newborn were blue and I much rather dress him in grey, beige, white or mellow pastels. I even bought a pink body for him and he looks so cute in it :) and I love watching other peoples faces when they ask what the little girl is called and I say Hugo! 😉

  • Reply Hanna J September 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Just realized that it might just be in Sweden where we call a baby bodysuit for just ‘a body’… As in a pink body in my former comment! :)

    • Reply Sarah October 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Hello lovely, we call a baby bodysuit a body in Scotland too. People are always asking me how old is he as I have her dressed greys and blacks. I’ve even had someone say you can’t dress a girl in black. I was under the impression that Sweden was a much more gender neutral society so I’m surprised to here that you received so much blue. I guess these colour associations are ingrained in most of western society. I love to see little boys in pink and I bet he looks super cute x

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