“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
Sometimes, I just want to feel pretty. Audrey Hepburn style. It’s not really a self-confidence or self-image thing. It’s more of a desire to feel lovely and feel womanly. These moments are relatively few and far between, but today has indeed been one of those days.
Flowers. Dresses. Perfume. Red Nail Polish. Wine. Dancing. Chocolate. Frank Sinatra. Feminine things.
The first thing I did was bake Matt, my husband, a zucchini-sausage casserole because I love (love!) having the time to cook for him, and it’s hard to do that as much a I’d like during the week because of my job. We cleaned our apartment, and then he got to work on lesson planning. I headed out to get my eyebrows waxed and bangs trimmed, two appointments for which I was long overdue. When I came back home, I still didn’t have that feeling of ‘pretty’ that I was craving. It’s that feeling that comes with getting all dressed up, a makeover that makes your eyes a bit more striking, a fun new haircut, or just an unexpected compliment from someone you appreciate. Since the haircut and the eyebrows (and later, a nap) didn’t quite do it, I decided to do something I do about once a year — I put on my favorite little black dress and heels and styled my hair in a curly bun on top of my head. And then, I just sat down next to Matt and got to work on my own projects for work.
I believe in pink, and today, I feel lovely.