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Buying Pink Stuff Has Drastically Improved My Life

Molly Young clearly has a thing for pinkand covering her apartment, as well as her person, in the color has given her deep pleasure. Here are a few of her favorite pink things, some of which she owns, some of which she covets, one of which will make your Greek yogurt taste a lot more delicious.   

Pink LePen
Use a pink LePen (a cult Japanese-made pen) to scribble on a pink Post-it note for the ultimate note-writing pinksanity experience!  
$1.69 at

1920s Sherbet Cups
Here is my favorite breakfast recipe: Put Greek yogurt in a sherbet glass and pretend that it is ice cream. Add fudge.
$62 for four at

Jill Stuart Crepe Floral Dress
Now this is my kind of “insane clown posse”! The circus-y statement collar adds a dash of Bozo chic to this ladylike look. Also, if you’re going to purchase an expensive dress, you may as well buy one that hides food stains.
$660 at

Pink Licorice
Licorice Allsorts may lack a certain fundamental appeal, flavor-wise, but they make up for it in their high-concept design. I sprinkle bags of them into various tiny vessels around my apartment. Unlike most candies, they are gross enough that I won’t eat too many in one sitting.
$13 at

Delpozo Pale-Pink Bow Wedge Shoe
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, pedicured model feet tied up in pink-patent string — these are a few of my favorite things.
$1,000 at Moda Operandi

Assembly Home Shaggy Sweater Pillow
A haute Muppet for the tuffet makes a very nice hostess gift.
$69 at

Raspberry-Pink Melamine Plates
Melamine dishes are tailor-made for the clumsy adult: They are unbreakable, unstainable, and easily washable. Have you ever served salad on a richly saturated pink plate? It is well nigh psychedelic.
$15 for four at

Ettore Sottass’s Tahiti Lamp
Nobody does pink like an Italian! If I ever get married, I’m going to dictate that my wedding cake replicate the exact shape, color, and size of a Tahiti Lamp.
$4,000 at 

Buying Pink Stuff Has Greatly Improved My Life