Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just Keeping It Real in Manhattan Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday has become a regular stop on my blogging calendar and I look forward to my visits every week. Last week I couldn't get the link to work, but I am optimistic that I can officially join the fun this week. I am always on the lookout for something pink to photograph, and generally find something pink and pretty to share in a post. There are also themes and the last few weeks have been autumn seasonal.

I feel as though I've been striking out on both fronts lately. There's very little pink around. We seem to have moved into full-fledged orange all around my neighborhood. This scene is much more typical, than pretty in pink.

 Yes, friends, it seems to be orange everywhere.

But I kept searching for a hint of real pink. Between the gift card display and the cash machine, not very pretty and especially not glamorous, in the lobby of the drugstore I found pink. 

Gift cards to the left and a snippet of a cash machine to the right -- and pink right in the center. It's not glamorous, but it's pink and it's keeping it real in Manhattan. 

I know that thoughts of Manhattan conjure a scene that's much more glamorous. Whether your mind goes to "Sleepless in Seattle" or "An Affair to Remember," "You've Got Mail," or "The Devil Wears Prada," most -- almost everyone -- who lives here lives a much more mundane life. Some days it's party time and lots of fun and some days our flashes of pink and pretty are glimpses at the drugstore. Buttercup is just keeping it real in Manhattan. 

We're back in our late summer weather. After my drugstore visit I met my college roommate for some neighborhood clothes shopping and now I'm happily blogging. Our shopping trip has inspired me to once again attempt to sort through my closet. I know there are a number of things that went out of style when Ronald Reagan was President -- big shoulder pads, anyone? -- and I will never wear them again. But I've kept them,  just in case I need jackets two sizes too small with shoulder pads. If anyone is planning to dress as a "Dallas" character for Halloween, please be in touch. I may have part of a costume for you. 

I'm now off to go through my closet, put ice on my foot and maybe finish "The Beast." I wish I could say I was going to be out dancing until dawn, but I'm keeping it real on a Saturday night in Buttercup's New York. Thanks for stopping by and take good care of yourself. 


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

ah, yes, shoulder pads. I think I also had large frame glassed and maybe even large hair :)

Melinda said...

I'm surprised that you haven't
seen a bunch of pink for breast
cancer awareness.

Gotta love shoulder pads. I think I
cut mine out of everything that had

M : )

Grammy Staffy said...

I just cleaned out my closet and I have several outfits that would go nicely with yours....shoulder pads and all.

Thanks for keeping it real
Hugs, Lura

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I have no doubt shoulder pads will return one of these decades. After all, the platform shoe has already done so. I remember wearing them in my teen/early adult years. Crazy then. Crazy now.

Lynn said...

oh dear I do remember shoulder pads, I looked like my favourite quarter back and thought I thought I looked quite chic, please don't let them come back. It is great you are out and about with your foot-this was a fun excursion in Manhattan. I've two good feet and am not out dancing til dawn, lol.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I did remove the shoulder pads from some of the items in my closet that still fit and so I'm still happily wearing them. I have to get rid of a few of those jackets though that had them built in. I fear that just about the time I do that, they'll come back in style.

Wandering Wren said...

My daughter loves going through my wardrobe for clothes to borrow, she says she loves all the vintage stuff - I don't know whether to be pleased or offended!!
We loved the Dallas look, even in the UK and yep I had big shoulder pads!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog.

BJ PUP said...

To do a REAL clean out, I once pretended I was moving and looked at everything from clothes to "stuff" with this question. "Do I want to pay for this to be moved." With that incentive I threw out a lot.


LOVELY flowers, indeed.

Lynda said...

I would say you should cut out the shoulder pads - - but many schools like finding "period" costumes for their theatrical productions. It would be wonderful if someone had a wardrobe department storage. The schools in our town usually go to Goodwill when they need things like that. Enjoy the cleaning/decluttering. Looking forward to hearing your progress.